The spiritual successor to Freelancer with a Lovecraftian, sandbox RPG twist. Explore a vast handmade universe with Day 1 mod support and a planned PvP/co-op multiplayer on the Early Access roadmap. You're going to need a bigger ship.
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Mostly Positive (142) - 79% of the 142 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 10, 2024

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early access allows us to get a better feel on player feedback, both in terms of balancing, changes to mechanics, or features that would help with the overall quality of life in the game and its singleplayer and multiplayer experiences. Given the enormous scope of the game combined with its relatively small team, early access also helps us prioritize certain content in the game and better track down bugs.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Underspace is planned to be early access for approximately a year.”

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

“The full version will include many post-launch features that were delayed until the initial launch of the game. In addition to content such as EVA mechanics, ship enchanting, and new space monsters, the full version will include a higher level of polish, balancing, and any missing elements such as finalized voice acting.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is currently content complete, but much of this content heavily lacks polish and finalization. The early access release includes both campaigns, over 60 quests, multiple party members, all bosses, ships, equipment, factions, star systems, monsters, and points of interest.”

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

“The game will remain the same price during and after early access. We have no plans to change the price.”

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

“Community feedback is an important part of our development process. We regularly incorporate feedback both from the forums elsewhere to ensure that users are getting the best possible experience.”
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“Instantly delighted; I'm in.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Underspace is every ‘Freelancer’ fan’s dream game.”

“One of the most wonderful combinations of games, influences, and broader gaming culture.”


About This Game

The spiritual successor to Freelancer, Underspace is an open-world sandbox RPG with a Lovecraftian twist, where every star system is handcrafted, and every star system has something to see or do. Jump into the bizarre galaxy of Croft, step into the role you want, and thrive alone or online with friends (multiplayer on near term Early Access roadmap). But beware! The storms rule the stars.

Be a miner picking through crystallized bones of ancient star beasts, a trader hauling artifacts to far-flung outposts, a pirate robbing spacetrains, an explorer combing through lost stellar cities, or a hunter chasing down unknowable monstrosities that spew forth from the storms. Brave violent weather, eldritch beasts, and the terrors of the unknown as you make your mark in the universe.

  • 16 main campaign missions
  • 45 sidequests
  • 36 bosses
  • 114 star systems (no fast travel - all open world + lanelines for accelerated travel)
  • 204 stations
  • 533 equipment pieces to customize your ship
  • 68 enemy types
  • ~12-15 hours to beat the main quest
  • Around 300 hours of gameplay for a completionist


The galaxy is not a safe, sane place. Hyperspatial tempests sweep through space, distorting star systems and spewing forth strange hazards, even stranger monstrosities, and incredible treasures. Traverse over 110 handcrafted star systems, any of which could fall victim to foul weather.


Strike out into the starry unknown, and comb through ancient starcities, warped graveyards, or fields of lost wormholes. The galaxy is filled with unique adventures and puzzles waiting for a starchaser to discover and rob them.


Away from the highways and deep in the most remote parts of space lie hidden challenges. you'll face off against world-eating serpents, possessed battleships, and living minefields. End the lives of over 35 unique bosses.


Fly, paint, and customize over 60 different ships. Outfit yourself with over 500 pieces of equipment. Choose your race, build your character, and try not to get eaten by a ghost train.


Even in the face of the great storms, life goes on. Befriend or befuddle over 40 different factions, all with their own alliances, goals, and preferences. Pursue random assignments, or discover hidden stories and questionable motives in over 45 unique sidequests.


Strip asteroids of their precious resources, fabricate technology to sell and utilize. Ship over 50 different types of cargo to over 200 stations, or pirate it off the imbeciles who stray into your territory. From dashing hero to dastardly hellpriest, experience the galaxy the way you want.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Frequent use of strong adult language, drug usage, mild fantasy violence and mild gore. Contains references to adult subjects.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU that supports DirectX 10.0 or higher.
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 3Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU that supports DirectX 11.0 or higher.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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