Unfortunate Spacemen is a co-op / multiplayer game about Shapeshifting Space Based Murder and Deception! As a hapless yet brave spaceman employed by "The Company" you'll work diligently to defend and be rescued from failing outposts, but not everyone around you is who they claim to be...
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Mostly Positive (140) - 77% of the 140 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 6, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to develop Unfortunate Spacemen WITH you. We're a small team, and having early players giving us help, feedback and support will help us create the best Shape Shifting Space Based Murder and Deception!™ experience around! You not only get to help shape and influence the game, you're ensured exclusive Early Access content, frequent updates and direct developer contact all throughout the game's development \o/

Check out the Development Starmap for a very in-depth look at our development plans!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“This is our best guess. We're probably looking at about 1.5 years of frequent updates and development to push the game through Alpha, Beta, and then to release. After release, we plan to support the game and continue updating it with new content.”

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

“We have loads of changes and improvements on the way! You can find a full, detailed list on our Development Starmap.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is currently in ALPHA stage. This means the game is still adding features and nothing is really 'locked in' yet. When we switch to BETA, this will mean we are 'feature complete' for release, but the game still needs polish and work. You can check out the currently available (main) features below on the "About the Game" section of the store page, or view the Development Starmap for a super in-depth look.”

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

“The game may change price as it gets closer to full release. After that, the game will follow the general pattern of steadily decreasing in price and frequently going on sale in Steam's many annual sales. The earlier you grab the game, the cheaper it will be! All content updates will also be free. FOREVER.”

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

“We are very active on our Twitter (@UnfortSpacemen) as well as our Discord Server. If you want us to see something you've posted, these are you best places to suggest features, get help, or simply talk about the game!”
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September 22

Dedicated Servers GO!

Is this thing on?! Did we do it?!

Oh... we did?! Hooray!

That's right, kids - Unfortunate Spacemen Dedicated Servers are now working as intended!

No longer will YOU have to host silly space games (although you still can and should) but now the game will host servers FOR you. Ain't that great?!

The server(s) will rotate every 3 rounds to a new map and automatically start the game if at least 3 people join. Neat!

We're trying our best here to give you ALL the tools you need to get those happy healthy space games going and grow this unfortunate community, SO BY GOLLY GET OUT THERE AND DO IT!

Oh yeah we also made some gameplay changes or whatever:
  • Updated Action Hero description to include the fact that Action Hero users can no longer see or steal keycards from others.
  • Titanium Claws damage increase reduced to 2, from 3.
  • Corpse-eating cooldown increased to 50 seconds, up from 30.
  • Decorpsinator now reduces corpse-eating cooldown to 25 seconds. (Previously was instant.)
As always be sure to follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/UnfortSpacemen and drop into Discord.gg/NewBlood to find Unfortunate Spacemen community games EVERY SINGLE DAY.


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August 18


The new update is here! We'll be playing Community Games today at 1 PM PST!

What's new? Check it out!

We put together a mega-vlog, covering our previous major updates, and this new one! You can watch that right here; https://youtu.be/i5ITkvpZez8

The Rip-and-Tear Monster Update! We've overhauled sounds, animations, look, and feel of the Monster, the noise and reaction its victims make, and more!

The Monster also now has access to Monster Vents which are located around every Shapeshifter map. Crawl inside and travel the map free from the prying eyes of Spacemen... Great for ambushes and escapes!

It's here at last! Continue the story of The Company's Cleanup Crew as they battle against relentless hordes of Crumerians, and maybe learn a thing or two about friendship. And shooting aliens.

There's now a Practice Range, which you can access under the LEARN tab in the Main Menu. This range has just about everything you need to test weapons and learn various game mechanics in a stress-free environment.

There's a new helmet you can unlock at Rank 11, because we felt like giving you some more stuff!

There are loads more changes in this patch, but if you want the nitty-gritty, read the full patch notes.

Enjoy this killer new update. See you in space!

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About This Game

Unfortunate Spacemen is a multiplayer game about space-based murder in space! Spacemen work diligently to be rescued from their failing outpost, but not everyone is who they claim to be... Death is part of life in space, and you're no exception to the rule. Paranoia runs rampant.

Current Features:

  • Shapeshifter Mode: Survive, hunt, or complete randomized objectives to escape, in desolate settlements, arctic outposts, derelict space stations, warp-speed hypertrains, or ancient digsites across 12 distinct alien locales, and up to 20 players per match!
  • As a Spaceman, complete objectives to call for rescue, or go hunt the Monster in packs!
  • Mimic and devour the Spacemen as the Monster from the blackest reaches of the galaxy! Lay traps, disguise as other players, or take them head-on in your devestating Monster Form!
  • Solo / Co-op Story Mode: Fight against the Crumerian insect swarm as you battle with up to 5 friends through the bonus story mode!
  • Solo / Co-op Survival Mode: Survive with up to 9 other friends for as long as you can against progressively more difficult waves of enemies!
  • Proximity Chat: All in-game communication fades with distance from the speaker, so you can roam, sneak, hide, and eavesdrop as you hunt or run from other players!
  • Security Guards (Bots) roam the facility. Use them to help learn the ropes and practice, or just add them for more chaos to a multiplayer game!
  • Rank up through The Company to unlock new customization and perks to customize your look and your playstyle!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or later
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space

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