Starcom: Unknown Space is an action RPG of space exploration and adventure. Build your own starship while discovering an epic story in a universe of strange mysteries, alien factions and uncharted worlds.
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Very Positive (32) - 93% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (499) - 91% of the 499 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 14, 2022

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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?

“My last game (Starcom: Nexus) benefitted tremendously from a year in Early Access, both in polishing the mechanics and developing the story. "Starcom: Unknown Space" has some new game mechanics that I think would benefit from lots of player feedback. More importantly, a significant amount of content remains to be created. I want to hear from players what kinds of stories and missions they'd like to see more of, which combat encounters are the most fun, what ship builds they'd like to be able to make, etc.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It's cliché, but "as long as it takes". I expect the game to be in Early Access for at least six months, but am prepared to spend longer if necessary to make the experience the best it can be. It will not leave EA until the main storyline is complete.”

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

“The largest difference will be in the amount of content: the length of the main story, number of side-quests, off-path exploration areas, alien factions, anomalies, etc.

While most the core game mechanics and features are fully implemented, they are continuously undergoing balance changes and expansion.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable with a fairly high level of polish. All features described in the "About this Game" section are implemented, although new content, weapons, technologies, etc. are being added with each update.

As of December 2023, first-time players of the latest Early Access version (Icarus) typically take around 20 hours to reach the current (placeholder) end of the main story line.

The game's FAQ in the discussion forums answers some common questions about the game's current and planned state.”

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

“Yes, the price will go up shortly before the game graduates from Early Access. This change will be announced well in advance.”

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

“Players can give direct feedback in multiple ways:

  • Directly in-game via a quick feedback form
  • Through the game's Steam Community section

I'll be posting regular updates in the Steam Discussion forum as well as on the game's blog.”
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About This Game

Explore a mysterious open-world universe filled with alien factions, strange worlds, mysterious artifacts and an epic story.

As a new commander you and your crew will transform your ship from a small scout into whatever you want: a deep-space explorer, a fast strike craft or an armor-leaden battlecruiser.

Meet alien races, both friendly, hostile or enigmatic. Turn foes into allies and vice versa.

Investigate new worlds and anomalies to unlock new technologies, gather valuable resources and discover the secrets of this unknown universe.


  • Explore a fully open-world universe with multiple quests and a deep story
  • Build your own starship with different weapons, defenses and modules
  • Research new technologies
  • Survey unique planetary anomalies and investigate mysterious celestial artifacts
  • Talk with different alien factions, each with their own strengths, weaknesses and motivations
  • Fast-travel between discovered wormholes

Fans of Starcom: Nexus should know that the overall game mechanics have remained similar (with a number of improvements), this is not a direct sequel-- it is a brand new story. New players will not need to be familiar with the plot of Starcom: Nexus to jump right in.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 8/10/11
    • Processor: Core i5 2.3 GHz+
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB Direct3D 11 Capable video card or better (see additional notes)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Some users have reported issues with older, integrated Intel laptop GPUs. Dedicated GPU recommended. Installing to SSD recommended.
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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