Galactic Crew is a roguelike sci-fi exploration game. You and your valorous crew members will explore a galaxy far away, with all its dangers and riches. Explore planets, upgrade and retrofit your ship, mine asteroids, trade with merchants, and unlock more content!
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (10) - 50% of the 10 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (108) - 57% of the 108 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 28, 2019

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March 28

Update 40 - RELEASE

Dear players,

It's been a long ride and I enjoyed it. Now, I switch a button and the game is released.


I started developing a 3D game engine back in 2015 as a side project to my day job without any plans on making an actual game or even founding a company. As time passed, the game engine got bigger, better, more reliable and I started to build a small game around it. More time passed and it was already mid 2016 when I decided to quit my job to realize my childhood dream to found my own video game company. Another year and a lot of work later, I had the very first version of Galactic Crew released as Early Access product on Steam.

I was so proud of my work and contacted influencers on YouTube from around the world and told them about my game. Some of them requested a key and put their Let's Play videos online. The reviews were bad. I mean... really bad. It was devastating for me, because I put so much work and money in this project. However, I decided not to give up and continue my full-time game developing work fixing all discovered bugs, adding requested features and listen closely to the community.

Although the Steam reviews are still mixed, I am very happy with the final result. As you can see in the discussion section of the Community Hub, I replied always as soon as possible to any kind of quesion and I realized what players missed in the game. I originally planned a six to nine months Early Access, but it turned out that the game needed much more work to be actually like the game I wanted it to be. As time passed, I got many nice e-mails from you and I really appreciate that you saw and enjoyed the progress of the game.

Galactic Crew's sales started to drop last summer. Since then, the game did not bring enough profit to make a living out of it. I earned enough money in the first months, so I could afford full-time game development until the end of last year. I decided to use my time and money to finish Galactic Crew. From a financial point of view, it would have been better to abandon the game and start a new smaller project, but I did not want to be one of those devs who are just after the fast cash.

I moved to a new city in January this year and started working for a new company as employee, because I could not make a living with Galactic Crew anymore. I implemented all features I promised, I fixed all bugs that were reported and I can happily say: I did it. I realized my childhood dream. I want to thank anyone who bought the game during the Early Access stage and I want to welcome anyone who bought the after its release.

It's not the end!

As I wrote before, I am working full-time for a new employee and I can't make full-time game development any more. However, I will still make updates in the future. There won't be updates on a regular basis any more, but I still plan on improving the game!

I spent so much time testing the game, but there will still be bugs I missed. If you find a bug, please write me a short e-mail to

You can also post here in the Community Hub, but I am not using my PC on a daily basis any more, so I'd see e-mails faster on my smartphone than messages on Steam.

Kindest regards, Benjamin :lunar2019piginablanket:
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February 1

Update 39 - New planets, dungeons, skills and missions

Dear players,

The latest update of Galactic Crew features over 60 new dungeons, four new planets, a new skill and new events and missions.

Capturing ships
A feature that has been requested quite often is the ability to capture enemy ships. This feature finally made it into the game! Your engineers got a new ability to capture an enemy ship after you disabled it! You do not need to create a new game to use this feature, all engineers automatically have this ability as soon as you patch the latest version of the game!

You can start the game with a rather small spaceship and use the Unpredictable Space card that was introduced with the last update in combination with the new engineer ability to capture larger ships. You can also capture ships with unique paintings that are normally not available like the Pirate Zeus!

New dungeons
Sixty new dungeons of various themes have been added to the game with new rooms to explore and new enemies to fight. One of these new enemies is the hellhound that can be found near kennels.

Another new types of enemies are mutants and mutant insects which are the result of some strange bio experiments. Be careful when you explore their habitats!

You can access the new dungeons by either requesting combat missions at a space station or pleasure hub or with one of the new space events.

New planets
In addition to new dungeons, a range of new planets were also added to the game. They feature some of the new enemies I mentioned about but they also feature new enemies that are ... simply too large to fit into a dungeon like Bone Skeletons!

Release is coming
If you bought Early Access games in the past, you might have experienced game that were never finished. They were abandoned by their devs because of lacking profits or because they simply lost interest in their games. I experienced this by myself over a dozen times and promised you and myself to complete the game. The next update (approx. coming in March) will be the Release update. I will spend the next week testing and optimizing the game engine and gameplay before Galactic Crew will finally be released! I will continue support for all players and bug that are found after the release will be fixed, but there won't be regular content updates any more. However, I don't say that there won't be any updates anymore!
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About This Game

Galactic Crew is a roguelike sci-fi game that takes place in a galaxy far away. You start the game as a captain of a small spaceship, with only a few crew members and limited resources. During your journey through outer space, you will meet merchants, miners, scientists and notorious pirates. You will need to trade goods and resources to upgrade your ship and to get better equipment for you and your crew. Equip your ship with a teleporter to explore different types of planets and underground dungeons. Talk with scientists about their work, trade with merchants, rescue crashed pilots, fight raiders and vicious beasts or gather resources to craft new items.

Explore a galaxy

When starting a new game, an entire galaxy is procedurally generated for you to explore. Mine asteroid fields to gather resources, trade with merchants, get missions from space stations, upgrade your ship at shipyards, explore new galaxies with jump gates, explore planets with your crew or raid underground dungeons.

While travelling through the galaxy, you will meet random encounters and some of them want to harm you. Make sure your ship is well-armed and your crew is well-equipped!

Ship customization

All 12 playable spaceships have their own layout. Retrofit your spaceship at any space station or shipyard by replacing rooms, equipping drones and improving your weapon turrets. More than 25 different rooms are available to customize your ship. You can have everything from simple rooms like engines, generators and crew quarters to tactical rooms like teleporters, shield generators and drone boosters. Use rooms like item processors or botanical gardens to even produce your own goods and items!

Mining drones can be used to improve the mining yield of your ship, while combat drones and shield drones give you a great advantage in space combat. Various weapon turrets in different sizes and special abilities are available to arm your spaceship.

Game customization

When starting a new game, you can customize your game by selecting a spaceship, an avatar, a profession and bonus cards. Depending on your selection these bonus cards can improve your ship’s strength, add more objects to the galaxy, alter game mechanics or add story lines! You can add multiple story lines to create your own custom campaign!

Only a small fraction of these cards are available when starting the game for the very first time. You can unlock all of them by getting achievements. Play the game and you will unlock more content!

Explore planets and dungeons

There are over 100 different handcrafted dungeons to raid and over a dozen planets wait for your exploration. These explorations range from meeting scientists at archaeological sites, scrapyards and weapon smuggler outposts to medieval villages, mining outposts and crash sites guarded by large monsters.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4300U CPU @ 1.90GHz
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5000 MB available space

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