The 90s space game you always wanted! You are a starship captain, searching humanity's fallen empire. Build an elite team of officers. Equip them with the best gear you can find,buy,or build. Explore an infinite procedural galaxy. Acquire wealth,power, and influence. Die repeatedly, roguelike style!
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Very Positive (274) - 93% of the 274 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 5, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Approaching Infinity is already a complete game, but it's also the background for a much richer experience: Deeper interactions, superior stories. And you, the Steam Community, are helping!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Until 2024?!”

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

“Approaching Infinity is already a fully playable, winnable, lose-able traditional rogue-like game set in space.

Deeper interactions. More quests. More stories. More enemies. Puzzles. More. More more. More more more: MORE. (And much of this has been accomplished already during early access.)

But the real motivation to be in early access is all the interactions, quality-of-life improvements, and totally new ideas that the community is suggesting.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

Playable and addictive! Everything works. Countless new features have been added in the last 2+ years, and bigger changes are yet to come! Many players have *hundreds* of hours in the game.”

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

“Yes. Early Access pricing is lower, while full release will be higher. But nowhere near its all-time high :p”

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

“In the past I worked with a highly involved community, and together we implemented a LOT of new features; Now I'm doing it again!

Approaching Infinity uses the written words, visual art, and level designs of hundreds of people. I want the Steam community to contribute planet names, poetry, short references, abstract art, and shipwreck levels that will be curated and added into the game.”
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Includes 4 items: Approaching Infinity, Approaching Infinity: Interface Expansion, Curse Of Yendor, XenoBloom

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About This Game

Take command of your ship and crew as you explore space, planets, caves, shipwrecks, temples, and other dangerous locations. Find, buy, and sell commodities, equipment, and mysterious artifacts. Defend yourself against aggressive space pirates and hungry planetary denizens. Complete quests for profit, or to change the very power structure of the galaxy!

  • Infinite Universe in Bite-Size Pieces:

    Manageable maps keep you from getting lost.
  • Infinite Gear:

    Unlimited weapons, equipment, and powers to find, buy, and craft.
  • Infinite Death:

    Monsters and black holes and ion storms and decompression and genocidal aliens and diseases and cave-ins and fire and laser-gates and acid-swamps and...
  • Emergent Gameplay:

    Immobilize an enemy with a tangler grenade and let the nearby killer bunnies finish them off. Call to your allies for help in space combat. Use smoke to blind foes. Destroy the wall of a shipwreck and blow everything into space!
  • Multiple Unique Victories:

    Find the Amulet of Yendor. Become the conscience of a robotic civilization. Avenge humanity or befriend their overthrowers. Destroy the universe?!
  • Play how you want:

    with or without perma-death, choose your difficulty and "cheat" modes. Follow any path and change your playstyle as you go.

And the universe is infinite...

There is no limit to how much you can explore, and no level cap. You can die in less than a minute, win in a few hours, or keep your game going for weeks or months. It all depends on you...

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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