A turn-based, space roguelike where you play an elite starship pilot, completing procedurally generated missions for your faction. Deeply simulated, hex-based ship-to-ship combat with a fresh take on traditional roguelike mechanics.
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Q1 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Relic Space is a complex and ambitious game, and feedback from the community is going to be hugely important. As a game with significant procedural generation and multiple interacting mechanics, feedback from players will be crucial to identify balance issues and bugs. And suggestions from the community will also undoubtedly lead to new content and even new game mechanics.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game is expected to be in early access for about a year.”

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

“The full version will feature a lengthy single player campaign, and many more ships, equipment and pilot skills as well as more varied procedural missions. The Early Access phase will likely also see balance and gameplay improvements as well as graphical enhancements.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of the game contains a tutorial, followed by a limited selection of randomized mission types in the open-world solar system. The full single-player campaign is not yet available. Ship and pilot development is limited to a few pieces of equipment and pilot skills. There are only two main factions, whereas the full game will have four main factions as well as numerous minor factions.”

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

“The price of the game may increase after Early Access.”

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

“There will be numerous ways for players to contribute to the development process and join the Early Access community, including a dedicated Discord server, the Steam community pages and a Reddit page.”
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Planned Release Date: Q1 2023

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About This Game

Relic Space is a turn-based, starship roguelike with RPG and 4X features in which you help rebuild civilisation following a galactic catastrophe. Through a mix of handcrafted and procedurally generated missions you will engage in deeply simulated, hex-based combat as an elite starship pilot - all set within an epic sci-fi narrative that you help construct through your choices.

Tactical turn-based space combat

Use your tactical skills on a hex grid with fast-paced ‘one-tile-per-turn’ mechanics inspired by traditional roguelikes, but with a fluid, modern feel.

Deep Simulation

Manage your ship's heat and energy levels, while realistic combat mechanics simulate damage to individual ship components. Each weapon, engine or utility item can catch fire, leak power, and acquire many more status effects.

Non-linear exploration

Freely traverse a procedurally generated solar system with handcrafted elements. Factions and NPCs pursue research, trade, construction projects, and other goals irrespective of your actions – though your actions affect their success or failure!

Flexible development

Use your growing reputation and influence to acquire more powerful ships and equip them with countless weapon and utility combinations. Acquire new piloting abilities through a flexible skill tree, and research relics to unlock new powers and equipment.

Immersive setting

Uncover a rich, branching narrative threaded with endless procedurally generated stories in a detailed setting inspired by hard sci-fi. (NOTE: The main narrative will be added over the course of Early Access, and is not yet available. The Early Access version of Relic Space is built around procedurally generated missions.)

Real Space

Movement rules based on actual space physics: motion in a straight line is free, but turning, starting or stopping cost energy.

It is the year 2612 and the galaxy lies in ruins. You are a member of Omega, the elite pilot wing of a community of survivors known as the Order.

Originally an elite military organization set up to protect posthumanity from high-impact, low-probability threats, the Order is a community of genetically engineered supersoldiers with a fierce sense of tradition.

After failing to prevent the devastation known as the Fall, their core aim is to recover lost knowledge and rebuild civilization. But recent events show an emergent new threat to their very existence...

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024mb Dedicated VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The game is currently in early access and system requirements may change as the game develops
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ / Steam OS+ (64 bit)
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024mb Dedicated VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The game is currently in early access and system requirements may change as the game develops

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