In a future where Corporations control deep space, you play a rogue Inventor and Scientist who is developing a technological beacon of hope. Along the way, you attract the attention of factions that will steal your technology by force if necessary. This technology CANNOT fall into the wrong hands!
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to involve the community as we continue development. We are eager to hear your feedback to help make LithoBreak a great experience.

We are dedicated to deliver new content in the form of mining elements and episodic story content as development continues. New mining and station mechanics will first appear in the Free-Play mode before being incorporated into upcoming story-driven Episodes.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We adhere to a ‘quality takes time’ approach at Tau Ceti Labs. We expect episodes to take a month or more to complete with several episodes planned for Season 1.”

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

“The full version will include the final episode of Season 1 as well as a refreshed Free-Play mode with tie-ins to the story.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently the early access version consists of Episode 1 and the Free-Play mode. New mechanics will be implemented and tested in Free-Play mode before being integrated into future episodes.

The current list of features include:
  • Explore numerous rooms of the space station
  • Professionally voiced characters
  • Mine ceramic materials with unique elemental makeups and engineering properties
  • Sift materials based upon relative densities
  • Produce parts for sites, with quality based upon material properties

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

“Price will periodically increase through the early access period as new episodes are released.”

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

“We will be incorporating feedback on all game mechanics as development progresses, including the mining mechanics, UI, and station interaction. The Free-Play mode will be our main testing grounds for new mining mechanics and station experiences.

We will be actively seeking feedback to help refine the experience and incorporate the communities great ideas. We can be reached directly through Discord (https://discord.gg/ckftPfH) or through the Steam discussion forum.”
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About This Game



Set in the future, when Corporations have turned to space to mine resources for Earth, we find Eli (YOU, our player), a rogue inventor and scientist who has changed the face of mining technologies in The Verse.

Driven by developing a technological beacon of hope and restoring his legacy, Eli struggles to keep his space station together in the face of explosive experiments and keep it safe from Corporate hackers and attacks at every turn.

Along the way, he attracts the attention of Corporate Raiders and factions that will steal his technology if he lets them, if he doesn’t….his death is an acceptable alternative.



When his back is against the wall, Eli (voiced by Sam McMurray) finds himself aided by SARA (voiced by Julie Ann Emery), a highly illegal and sentient AI and the station’s most recent addition. Developed by Eli’s oldest and most brilliant friend, Dr. Janice Barnes, SARA is both a gift and a refugee,

As you play, WATCH OUT, Eli has made some high-profile enemies along the way. And this technology CANNOT fall into the wrong hands.

Good luck, and may The Verse be with you.

Story development by Julie Ann Emery (TV’s Better Call Saul, Preacher)
Gameplay development lead by Christian Moe (Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering)

Play with Science

Experience an episodic game following Eli, a deep-space moon mining mastermind working on the next big thing. LithoBreak combines fun gameplay, advanced science concepts, and a deep Sci-Fi verse.

Chemistry and Materials

Every material gathered starts off as a combination of real crystal compounds. When utilized directly, the amount of each compound determines the final material properties. Otherwise, the base compounds are utilized directly in material processes, such as separating Silicon metal from Silicon Oxide through a reduction process.

Orbital Mechanics

Everything in game, including the station itself, is part of an orbital mechanics simulation. As the station orbits the moon, the moons, planets and stars ‘move’ as well. Materials needing to be transferred from site-to-site will also utilize this mechanic to determine movement and travel times.

Engineering Processes

Every material processing technology is based upon scientific principles and real process technologies. This includes sifting ceramic powder by density, maintaining elemental conservation, and ensuring a thermitic reaction processes are properly ‘energetic’.

Realistic Surroundings

The station was designed with engineering oversight, giving the space the feeling that someday, this could be real.




  • Explore a storied space station filled with background of Eli and the greater verse
  • Mine materials with unique elemental makeups and engineering properties
  • Process and refine materials using processes based upon properties and chemistry
  • Produce parts for mining equipment, with quality based upon material properties
  • All parts wear out over time
  • Move parts and materials around with spacecraft following orbital mechanics

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: i5-3570 3.4 GHz 4 Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card, GTX 770 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum requirements may change through Early-Access
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i7-7700 4.2 GHz 4 Core or Ryzen 7 2700
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 580 or Nidia GeForce GTX 1070
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommendations may change through Early-Access

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