In Prosperous Universe start your galactic empire by trading on the real-time market exchange with other real players. Build your 1st base from humble beginnings & watch as your business flourishes with complex supply chain strategies. Economics, politics & realism fuel this immersive business MMO.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (22) - 68% of the 22 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (263) - 69% of the 263 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 20, 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?

“The goal of Early Access is to build a strong community presence within Prosperous Universe and integrate player feedback into the game. We are constantly listening and fine tuning systems based on what players experience in order to create the best economy simulator out there!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“As it stands, the game is at least one year away from its full release. While we don't have a firm release date, we are endeavoring to make the game is as polished as possible before the big launch.”

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

“There are several features that we plan to add to the game upon full release which are currently missing from the Early Access version such as:

Asteroid Mining - Using specialized equipment, players will be able to search for and exploit asteroids.
Stock Market - Companies and corporations will be listed on the stock exchange and players will be able to trade in stocks and rake in dividends.
Information Trade - Players will be able to exchange information about planets, positions of asteroids and other data for monetary gain.
Orbital and Deep Space Structures - Will allow space stations to be built in orbit around planets so that ships can be used for transportation and will not be required to land on planetary surfaces or fly within atmospheres.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Prosperous Universe entered Early Access in March 2021 after 2 years of First Access. We have released a series of maintenance updates as well as a mobile UI version of the game recently. We are presently working on updating the in-game maps and adding Faction Contracts that will help stimulate new players' imagination.

The current game has received 7 different content updates that include a purely player-driven economics system based on the supply and demand of goods made within the game, local markets for players that want to trade with those exclusively on their planet, political organizations, shipping ads and contracts, workforces that must be kept happy, and ship building. We believe these added features make the game compelling and fun to play. You can read about the other current features in the "About This Game" section.”

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

“Currently there are no plans to adjust the subscription model after Early Access, this could change in the future but we do not know at the moment.”

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

“Ever since we opened the game in First Access back in 2018, we have encouraged our community to be involved in every stage of development, and we want to continue incorporating your ideas up until the full release of the game and beyond!

You can contact us through a variety of channels like: Prosperous Universe Forums, Twitter, Facebook, Discord, and YouTube.”
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About This Game


In Prosperous Universe, you are the CEO of your own spacefaring company. Explore the galaxy, design spaceships, forge alliances, and most importantly: produce, trade, transport, and profit.

Manage your business through a highly customizable user interface named APEX. Start your company at a slow pace as you accumulate wealth over real-time hours, and watch as all your hard work comes to fruition.

Real Economics. Real Ramifications

Contribute to a purely player-driven MMO economy in a persistent universe allowing for unique experiences, a multitude of play styles, and no grind to speak of. With its emphasis on realism in everything from the economy to space travel, Prosperous Universe provides a unique experience to players of all backgrounds.


From civilization building to workforce behavior, reality has guided the design for this space MMO.

There are a wealth of factors to consider when deciding where to build your first base such as: atmosphere, minerals, temperature, pressure, access to water, and terrain. Understanding and exploiting complex systems are key to surviving in the vastness of the universe. Will you set up shop near the local commodity exchange or venture out to remote parts of the universe for more resources? The choice is yours.


No grind required: The success of your simulated business is not limited by the amount of time you input.

Set your own goals and forge your own destiny in the deepest reaches of space. Every resource and commodity can and must be produced by a real player. Choose your profession wisely. Certain materials are easy to produce but won’t make you rich, while others are scarce but require careful planning. Stumble upon a goldmine-like supply chain and watch your profits skyrocket.


Every price is determined by supply and demand in a real-time market exchange that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This online space simulator provides an economy in which all players compete and cooperate with one another. Trade or bid on commodities, in-game currencies, and information with a vivid operational interface hub. Bringing wealth to your base will increase your workforce population, and over time your space colony will transform into economic force to be reckoned with.


Transport cargo, design spaceships, or explore remote planets as you so desire.

Spaceships provide players with a multitude of strategies. Will you establish multiple bases across the galaxy, ferrying materials to and from each location? Or maybe you would rather fulfil shipment contracts where you deliver resources to other players, for a price of course. Keep an eye on your fuel gauge, you don’t want to be caught on the intergalactic highway on empty.


Become the Governor of your planet and rule with an iron fist or a benevolent heart.

Many planets are home to several political factions. These factions have their own interests and political agendas that may run in opposition to your personal or collective goals. Choose to join them or work against them. With enough leverage, you’re sure to be able to convince even the most powerful of politicians.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz dual-core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • OS: Windows 11
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz quad-core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or similar
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz dual-core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • OS: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or similar
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz quad-core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection

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