Galactineers is a genre-mix of open world sandbox game and realtime strategy game. You can use blocks and items to build your world in space, and also construct your own ships. Win cooperative PVE missions or PVP arena battles with your own custom ships.
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Mostly Negative (13) - 38% of the 13 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 25, 2016

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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?

“As a highly community content driven game, we want to give the chance to the community to add their content (made with the provided editor and API) to the game before the release.
The game mechanics are completely implemented, so is the API. Tools are ready to create stations, ships, texture packs, and PVE mission scripts, so we can integrate the best community work as a contribution to the final game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to implement the remaining features and integrate the best community content to the game inside a year.”

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

“The following features will be added by the development team during the Early Access version:
  • Completion of ship modules and buildings for level 4-5 (major).
  • Advanced ship statistics menu (minor)
  • Implementation of power balance for buildings (minor)

Also, there are still PVE missions missing. The map generator creates the PVE locations already, it displays a "mission not installed on server" message when trying to open a lobby there. We'll deploy more and more missions and at the end of Early access, publish the "best of" PVE missions from both the community and the development team, so all PVE locations already on the map will have content.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game mechanics are completely implemented, as there are:
  • Sandbox mode (Building + Exploration)
  • Economy and ressources
  • Steam Workshop integration for ship designs
  • Ship designing and building
  • PVP arenas and PVE mission lobbies (+ 1 tutorial PVE mission)
  • Research

Also, the editor and the API allows to:
  • Create objects (like stations) for the map generator
  • Create PVP arenas
  • Create and script PVE missions
  • Upload everything to Steam Workshop

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

“We plan to increase the price just slightly after the Early Access, when the features are completed.”

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

“We'll pick a "best of" ships, PVE missions and space objects from the Steam Workshop to integrate to the game for the final release.
Furthermore, any feedback on bugs, additions, or feature requests are highly appreciated.”
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February 6

Update: Bugfix & Performance build

Hello everyone!

With today's update, we're fixing a few things which have been lingering in the queue for a while:

* Two of the achievements could not be triggered, this has now been fixed.
* Material required for World upgrades have been rebalanced to the following values: 250, 750, 1500, 2500, 5000.

We reworked the vertex build algorithm for chunks and ships to produce less memory swapping and therefore remove crash causes.

Also, we fixed a significant performance leak with ingame video players. This fix might also fix the famous purple screen bug for some of you.

If you still encounter the purple screen bug,please try to re-install the XNA runtime, via:
1. Uninstall XNA 4.0 Runtime from Program & Features
2. Reboot
3. Download full XNA Redistributable 4.0 from official site:
4. Install
5. Reboot

If the error still occurs, please help us tracking it down via:

Thank you and have fun!
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This game has been brought to Steam through the Greenlight community. Thank you for all the great support!


With Steam workshop, you can share all your self-made ships, maps, PVE mission scripts, texture packs, and stations with the community. Just poke around in the workshop and see what players have already created!

About This Game

Galactineers is a genre-mix of open world sandbox game and realtime strategy game. You can use blocks and items to build your world in space, and also construct your own ships. Use your ships to raise an economy and build huge stations and bases, fight cooperative PVE missions, or challenge your friends in PVP arena battles.

Core feature of the game is the Ship Designer in the factory building:
Wether you need harvesters, cargo- and construction ships, observers, or even battle ships, the ship designer is the tool to create and customize your ships. You can choose from nearly 50 different block materials and hundreds of ship modules and stickers to customize your creation in look and functionality.

Higher level factories allow you to access more and higher level ship modules, but also allow you to build bigger ships. You can research, to unlock more materials, ship modules, or higher building levels.

Explore space to discover ressources, pirates nests, extra-terrestrial stations, PVP arenas, and PVE missions.

In PVP arenas, you can face off with your friends and see who built the best battle ships. You can bet for ship construction plans or ressources.

In PVE missions, you're challenged with a quest or objective, which you can try to accomplish alone, or cooperatively with up to 4 players. Win precious ressources, or unlock more ship modules for the ship designer.

Not only can you shape the world and ships to your imaginations, the game is also highly customizable!
You can create own texture packs, add recipes to the foundry to modify the economical processes, or create asteroids, stations, or buildings in the Object Editor.

Using the Object Editor to create a map and the simple PHP Programming API, you can easily script your own PVE missions and add them to the game or share them with your friends.

Share missions, objects, and ships directly via the Steam Workshop and be part of the creative Galactineers community.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad Core 3 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 450 MB available space

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