Cross blades with space knights in this epic physics-based roguelike where space-age and medieval combat collide. Die often, upgrade, and battle your way across the galaxy, defeating rival ships in methodical skirmishes on a quest to save your kingdom from destruction!
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Very Positive (104) - 80% of the 104 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 10, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We’ve been working on Fabular since 2016 and, due to the incredible feedback from our demos and prologue, it’s finally ready to be played by a wider audience. While there’s still more to develop within the game, we love hearing all of your ideas and suggestions. With the game in Early Access, we can continue working with our community to make Fabular the best game it can be.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our plan is to keep Fabular in Early access for at least a year, but this time frame may be extended depending on additional features and modes that we may want to add to the game.

Ultimately, we want to ensure that the game launches in a state we are happy with.”

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

“During Early Access we plan to add the final two realms to the main storyline, as well as possibly additional game modes. We will also be expanding on the existing content by introducing new weapons, new events, new classes, and new bosses.

This doesn’t mean that updates and support for Fabular will end at Version 1.0, but the core storyline will be complete.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently the start of the game feels as if it’s a polished full release. The first three realms are well-developed and most of the core features have already been implemented; all that’s needed is more content.”

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

“We don’t have any definitive plans at the moment, but we will clearly communicate any changes before they are made.”

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

“Our community is very important to us, as such there are a number of ways to get in touch with us for reporting bugs, suggestions or feedback. Those channels are:
Via email at
Using our dedicated Discord server, with specific feedback, suggestions, and bug reports channels.
Creating threads on our Steam forums for both Fabular: Once Upon a Spacetime and Fabular: Prologue daily.
Filling out our Fabular: Prologue survey.

Players can also keep up with our latest developments or reach out with any feedback or suggestions to our social media accounts: Twitter, Facebook, TikTok.”
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“...methodical combat is a joy to dig into, and the systems outside of the combat are well-designed and exciting to engage with, underscored by a striking visual design and flair.”
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“...great combat system that is supported by various management and resource challenges...”

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About This Game

Welcome to Fabular: Once Upon a Spacetime! Before you disembark on this cosmic journey, it’s important to understand one thing. We created a game that embraces difficulty as its cornerstone. It’s hard. In fact, it’s a black hole of hard. You will die. A lot. Pay attention and learn from your mistakes. Do your best to save the universe, space knight!

… the last remaining royal sets out on a dangerous quest.

The Void Lords have stolen the sun. Your brothers have vanished into deep space. The king grows old and fragile, searching for a better future in the endless streams of prophecy. As the last remaining royal, the fate of the kingdom rests on your shoulders – and on your blade.

In Fabular, experience a sci-fi-infused vision of the Middle Ages, as noble knights clash in armored spaceships. The sweeping story is brought to life through a combination of pixel art and hand-drawn illustrations.

Embark on a perilous quest across a procedurally generated universe where friends and resources are both scarce. Plan ahead, be cautious, and make sure you’re prepared before engaging in combat. Every mistake could be your last.

Battle your enemies in top-down, tactical physics-based action combat and overcome thrilling duels at the tip of your sword.

Loot your fallen adversaries for better gear and upgrade your vessel to suit your playstyle in order to survive the next fight. Monitor your resources closely, or risk being stranded in space.

Die and try again. Return to the throne room after each defeat, unlocking new boons to give yourself an edge on your future runs. Meet new faces and seek guidance from old friends, as you’ll expand the court throughout your journey.

Save your kingdom against all odds by carving your path through the galaxy, challenging rival knights in fiercely intense close-combat encounters. Upgrade your arsenal of weapons, shields and equipment. Manage critical resources wisely. Make life-or-death decisions. And if you fall in battle, be prepared to do it all again.

A techno-fantasy roguelike bringing jousts, quests and folktales to the stars!

Fabular: Once Upon a Spacetime is inspired by titles, such as Hammerfight, FTL: Faster Than Light, Sunless Sea, and Space Pirates and Zombies.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: 2Ghz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x720 minimum resolution, DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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