Galactic Crew is a roguelike sci-fi exploration game. You and your valorous crew members will explore a galaxy far away, with all its dangers and riches. Explore planets, upgrade and retrofit your ship, mine asteroids, trade with merchants, and unlock more content!
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Release Date:
Sep 29, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I want to give all players the opportunity to influence the upcoming development of the game. Players shall take part in the decision-making process about new features and in which direction the game is to be developed. In addition, players shall express their wishes about new features (e.g. what kind of multiplayer mode they want to have, or what features they miss). Many features and improvements that were made in the first months of the Early Access campaign are based on player feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The Early Access phase will last at least six to nine months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“During the Early Access phase, more features will be added to the game like:
  • A multiplayer mode
  • Drones for asteroid mining and space combat
  • Exploring subterranean dungeons and facilities
  • New careers, like space explorer
  • New encounters, like zombies or beasts

All existing features will be expanded. There will be more planets to explore. You will be able to play more ship classes and races. In addition, new rooms, weapons, and pieces of equipment will give you further options to customize your ships. New space and planetary quests will make your games more diversified.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is still in development, and many features will be added or improved in the next couple of months. Here is a list of features that are currently available:
  • Over 30 space events with multiple outcomes
  • Six different playable spaceship classes ranging from small cruisers to large battleships
  • Three different playable races: humans, fish-like Kolvar, and the lizard alien race Visthag
  • Twelve different rooms to customize your ship (e.g. cockpit, botanical garden, drone bay, prison, reactor, teleporter, and crew quarters)
  • Eight different weapon systems ranging from Light Laser Turrets to Heavy Sniper Turrets
  • Use shield drones and combat drones for tactical advantages
  • Mining lasers and mining drones can be used to mine asteroids to earn quick money
  • Five different planet types to explore: alien mining facility, ancient ruins, pirate hideout, crash site and medieval village

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“No, the price won't change.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“All players of the Early Access version can vote for new features in the game on a regular basis. In addition, all players have the possibility to submit their ideas, bug reports, and wishes to further improve the game by either starting a discussion in Steam’s Community Hub or by sending me an e-mail.”
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March 9

Update 28

Dinosaurs, new planet and a new skill

So far, you had to fight enemy ships, space pirates, raiders and zombies on your journey through outer space. With today's update, dinosaurs are added as a new encounter! You can encounter dinosaurs like the fast Raptors or mighty T-Rex in a new planetary mission. On your way through the galaxy, you might get events that take place on planets. This update adds an alternative planet for the same event. So, when you teleport down to the planet's surface, you might face the new threat!

A new passive solder skill enhances the damage versus beasts. You might want to spend a few points in it before hunting T-Rex!

More planets and dungeons with more features will be added with the upcoming content updates!

Looting and new items

After defeating an enemy ship or after completing missions, you are rewarded with credits, goods and items. Starting today, you can loot killed enemies! You might kill space pirates on board of their own ships or dinosaurs on planets and loot their corpses. The loot depends on the enemy you killed. Four new items have been added to the game that can be looted and sold to any merchant.


After losing a game, you can select whether you want to overwrite your saved captain with your current one. This comes in handy, when you play with the same captain in several games at the same time.

After jumping into a new sector, dead crew members will be removed from your ship.

The help dialog lists the mouse / keyboard shortcut for letting crew members run.

Bug Fixes

  • It is no longer possible to select dead crew members.
  • Solved an issue with animations when NPCs started to run towards a player character.
  • The crew wasn't properly saved, when wuitting the game while crew members were on board of the enemy's ship.
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February 24

Update 27

The co-op multiplayer patch is finally here! I spent the last week with numerous test games to remove the last issues and to make sure everything is stable. However, please be aware that multiplayer games are very complex and you might run into a situation where the game does not behave as expected. Please report any problems by starting a discussion in Steam's Community Hub or by writing an e-mail to I highly prefer e-mails because the e-mail client is always opened and I can react faster to new messages.

The major feature of this update is the new co-op multiplayer mode. You can either use TCP/IP for playing in a LAN network or when using networking tools like Hamachi or you use Steam's communication layer. I recommend to use Steam's communication, if you and your friends have a Steam copy of the game.

Starting a multiplayer game works in the same way as starting a continous singleplayer game. Click on "New Game" in the main menu and configure your game. You will notice new buttons in the bottom right corner. After you configured the game, you can decide to start a singleplayer game or to start a multiplayer game over TCP/IP or Steam. If you start your game using TCP/IP, tell your friends your public IP address and port number. They can join your game by clicking the proper button in the main menu. If you start a game using Steam, press Shift+Tab to open the Steam overlay. Now, you can invite your friends to the opened game. It may take a moment for them to connect to your lobby.

Now, you can select the rights and characters for each player. Each player must have at least one assigned character. The player rights state what each player can do. For example, you can decide which player is allowed to trade or recruit new crew members.

The multiplayer games itself work like normal singleplayer games, but with good friends. I highly recommend to use a tool like Teamspeak, Discord or Skype for communication while playing the game.

Multiple save games
Another new feature are multiple save game slots. Instead of having a single savegame slot, you now have ten! That means you can start a new game without overwriting your previous one. This perfect for testing new bonus cards or game mechanics or to organize your multiplayer games.

New languages supported
In addition to the existing language supports, Galactic Crew now supports Arabic, Thai, Korean and Chinese. Please note, that I can only provide player support in English or German.

User interface
Each crew member in your crew overview had a red health bar and a green action bar. The action was a relic of an early concept, that was discarded. The bar was replaced with a yellow experience bar. Now, the bar shows the progress to the next level-up.

An icon bar has been added to each ship's status bar. It shows the condition for each piece of equipment on your ship. You can also click on them with an attack cursor or repair cursor to attack or repair them!

The threat level display in the top center of the screen got a tool-tip showing the progress for the next threat level.

When mining asteroids, the amount of experience you get depends on the quantity of resources you mine. So far, you got experience for using mining laser turrets, but not for using mining drones. This has been changed. You can use the passive skills of an engineer for a higher chance of additional resources that result in additional experience.

Instead of using a fixed screen refresh rate, the game now uses the highest screen refresh rate that is supported by your screen and your graphics cards with your current screen resolution.

Bug Fixes
  • Removed spelling mistakes in German translation
  • The game could freeze during the start-up when using a certain anti-virus software
  • The game could crash when changing the streamed music, e.g. after jumping to a new system
  • Solved a compatibility issue with older sound cards
  • Small memory leaks in two user interface controls were removed
  • The drone booster equipment was indestructible
  • If you bought items from a spacestation or shipyard, they weren't listed in the rewards list.
  • Using the field manual or life-enhancing drugs on planets and in dungeons did not work
  • The Scan Systems ability of the pilot could be used several times in the same system
  • When a medic tried to resurrect a living crew member, the medical supply was still used.
  • The source selection has been moved in the main menu, because it wasn't possible to select all options from the previous location.
  • The mouse cursor was not reseted after resurrecting a dead crew member on planets or in dungeons.
  • After loading a saved Explorer game or after solving a mission as Explorer, tool-tips revealed secret information on the Galaxy Map.
  • The empty space between sections in the main menu's Credit section was too large.
  • After teleporting in one particular dungeon, the crew members were attacked by a pirate while loading the dungeon.
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About This Game

Galactic Crew is a roguelike sci-fi game that takes place in a galaxy far away. You start the game as a captain of a small spaceship, with only a few crew members and limited resources. During your journey through outer space, you have to face dangerous encounters like space pirates. You will need to trade goods and resources to get better ship equipment, and you have to use all of your wisdom and luck to survive in this merciless galaxy. However, there are also peaceful places on planets for you to explore, like ancient ruins, medieval villages, or alien mining outposts.


  • Explore a galaxy. When starting a new game, an entire galaxy is generated for you to explore. Asteroid fields can be mined, space stations offer great deals, and solar systems are waiting with a large set of events for you.
  • Space combat. Not everyone in outer space is friendly. Be careful, and make sure that your crew and ship are well-armed.
  • Spaceship customization. You can retrofit your spaceship at any space station. By changing the rooms, weapons, drones and equipment of the spaceship, you can alter its abilities and properties to your needs.
  • Planetary exploration. As soon as you have your own teleporter, you can teleport your crew to planets, and you can board enemy ships. There are different planetary environments for you to explore!
  • Game customization. You can unlock more content and game mechanics by getting in-game achievements. Each new option allows you to further customize your next game.

The game is in development

Please note that Galactic Crew is still in development! Content updates are published on a weekly basis with new features, new content and improvement. The development of the game is based on the feedback of the community. Players can vote on regular in-game polls to decide what features they want to have in Galactic Crew. Game reviews and Community Hub discussions are moderated and new features can be requested by any player.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4300U CPU @ 1.90GHz
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4000 MB available space
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