THE legendary free online multiplayer space shooter! Addictive, fast-paced, easy to learn, and impossible to master.
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Very Positive (446) - 87% of the 446 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 3, 2015

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April 30

New server for Trench Wars, Chaos/Pro League and Extreme Games

You may have noticed that TW, Chaos and EG experienced about a week of downtime recently. We apologize for the outage. A rather unexpected turn of events forced a sudden change of servers. We're happy to say that all three zones are now back online.

With this change comes an increased level of control for these zones over their files. This means we could see some remarkable new developments. Both EG and Trench Wars are contemplating a move to A Small Subspace Server, which allows for a wide variety of new and exciting features!

To reconnect to these zones, you may need to refresh your zone list. Click ZONES at the top, then Download, and make sure SSCU Trench Wars, SSCXX Chaos/League Zone SVS and SSCU Extreme Games are all bolded.

On another note, sincere apologies for the lack of updates here. As you know, this game is entirely player-managed and player-funded. Those who maintain it do so on a 100% volunteer basis, and most work full time jobs in addition to this project of passion. We may not be as consistent as slick for-profit companies, but this community has come together time and time again to keep this game alive for more than two decades, something that is almost unrivaled in the world of gaming. Every one of us should be proud of our contributions to this unique, deep and endlessly playable gem of a game.

Please join our Discord for regular updates, and to keep in touch with all your old Subspace comrades! You'll be surprised at who you'll run into.

Thanks for your continued support. Have guns and travel Subspace.
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“An easy-to-play, difficult-to-master marvel.”

“Revolutionary, action-packed, and above all, FUN!”

“The online spaceshooter Subspace Continuum has everything in store to become a cult success: old arcade elements, online gaming and addicting gameplay.”

About This Game

Subspace Continuum is a top down multiplayer space shooter, and one of the longest-running online action games in the world. Wonder why?


  • Instantly-addictive fast-paced combat
  • Responsive, nuanced controls
  • Simple, clean interface
  • Active community
  • Totally free, player-run and player-supported!


  • Huge array of weapons and tools, including: 4 bullet and bomb levels, mines, repels, burst shots, cloaking, decoys, walls, and more
  • Attach to your teammates to create super-turrets
  • Game modes: free play, CTF, turf, football/soccer, deathmatch, team deathmatch, base assault, and hundreds of special events
  • Automated leagues with detailed stat tracking
  • Oldschool ambiance with super-high framerates for a smooth and immersive experience
  • Customized zones and arenas each with their own unique ship settings
  • Dedicated community to help you learn the ropes
  • Super-optimized netcode allowing highly accurate positioning (even with 50+ players on screen at once!)

Like any classic, even today, Subspace Continuum still feels fresh. Come see why this is one of the best online multiplayer games ever created.


It's recommended that you watch the tutorial videos linked in the installer if this is your first time playing. To set up your profile:

  • Click the PROFILE button
  • Type a name in the Player Name box
  • Type in a unique password into the Password box
  • Click OK
  • Click PLAY
  • If your name has already been taken, click OK and try a different name. NOTE: There are over 4 million names created, so try something unique!

Default controls
  • Movement: Arrow keys
  • Guns: Ctrl
  • Bombs: Tab
  • Afterburner: Shift
  • Menu: Esc
  • Chat: Start typing, or press Enter

It's time to see what's had everyone hooked for so long! You're about to play your new favorite game.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel 2 Duo
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • DirectX: Version 5.2
    • Storage: 101 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: For Windows 8+, under Advanced Options, check the following to fix performance issues: Software Emulation, Avoid Page Flipping, No Framerate Limit, Disable Clipping.

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