Become the captain of a stellar cruiser and cross the galaxy to save the Galactic Republic. During your journey you will have to make important decisions, improve the weaponry of your ship and fight against numerous enemies.
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August 6

Prepare for the new demo and ships!

Every now and then we receive messages from the community, eager to go out to space and start living adventures. Our team is working really hard to make this possible and for that end we want to announce that we will release a demo that will help you learn about all the game system and the world of BTS. When playing it, you will experience the adventures of Captain Scott and its crew around two playable sectors full of events.

While you are at it, we keep working hard on updates, many of them will be available in the next beta:

• New boarding system for abandoned ships: There are many abandoned ships scattered around “Between the Stars” universe. All of them will offer the option to explore them in search of treasure fitting for the most intrepid captains. These boardings will be an specific event generated dynamically. The more you advance in your exploration the bigger the chance to obtain higher rewards, as long as you make it out alive. Will you risk your crew in hopes of a nice extra? Or will you play it safe and be content with the scraps easily accessible? Your call.

• New playable ships: We keep increasing the ammount of ships available in the game. These are some of our new additions:

XJ-443

A S Class space cruiser with great agility and combat speed. Its hull has little resistance and it has small capacity for shields, so it is not suited for short range combat. However, its ability to sneak pass enemies has made it quite popular between armies and smugglers alike. Ideal for captains that enjoy infiltrating the most hidden places of the galaxy.



CW-953

The CW-953 is a C Class cruiser, usually employed to transport middle size loads in dangerous zones. With its nine engines it is able to obtain a good acceleration despite the weight of the ship and its cargo. It is an old model but still widely employed, some pirates like to take advantadge of its size to modify it adding more weapons. Thanks to its constitution and size, it works pretty well as a shield.



CW-453W

The CW-453W is a C Class cruiser versatile and well-balanced. Its cheap manufacture cost makes it one of the most common ships in the Republic fleet. It also offers spacious room for crew and cargo. One of its weak points is its lack of agility and acceleration. It works just fine in static long distance fights.



KP-564SC

The crown jewel and the ship you will play in the demo, this last generation SC Class cruiser is one of the most advanced ships of the whole Republic Armada. It boast of a great firepower and a formidable defense thanks to its reinforced hull and its powerful shields. The few available units of this model are reserved to captains that have an astonishing battle experience or a high rank. So if you are commanding one... congratulations.



•Photography system: Use the camera to your liking and configure its parameters so you can obtain the most amazing picture. Download them directly to your computer or share them with your friends through the Steam screenshot share system.



• Interface redesign: We are working on a new interface version more friendly and with a better integration, this design will be available in the demo. Greetings, captains!
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July 30

Let's talk about Navigation and Space Stations

Greetings, Spacefarers!

This week we are exploring navigation through the universe of Between the Stars, as well as the benefits to be found at friendly space stations throughout your travels.



The universe of Between the Stars is a huge place, and navigating that space effectively will be a part of managing your ship and progressing in your missions. In the vastness of space, you can opt to either cruise along at a leisurely pace, or utilize quantum navigation. Quantum navigation allows you to jump across large expanses of space very quickly, but beware. You will not be able to maneuver as quickly or effectively at that speed, and you will need to be aware of your surroundings as you complete your jump.



In addition to traveling within an area, you will also need to travel between sectors as you explore. Sectors are the largest divisible zones in the game, and require you to select them from your map. This will engage warp travel and take you to very distant areas.


As you travel, you will find space stations, derelict ships, and more. Space stations allow you to access a number of services in exchange for payment, and are an important part of the game. They offer vital services to your ship:


  • Hire new crew: You can hire new crew to replenish your ranks if your ship has suffered losses, or simply to complete your roster.
  • Buying and selling: The shop allows you to buy and sell weapons, shields, blueprints, and devices.
  • Acquiring contracts: You can take on new missions that will reward experience, money, and other rewards.
  • Repairs: If your ship has been damaged in combat, you can repair it to maximum health, including the shields and hull.
  • Stashing loot: The station will allow you to store loot between playthroughs, in case of death or ending the game.



After a restful stop at the Station, you will return to encountering enemy ships. These offer a chance to acquire loot chests, which can be a variety of rarity types. Rarity will determine what kind of reward the chest will contain. These can be opened or stored at a Station, to open for future games. Whether you stash them or open them can be an important decision both for your current and future missions.



We thank you for reading, and look forward to sharing more in next week’s Spacefarer Gazette! If you don’t want to wait, you can catch our team in our community Discord server!



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About This Game

Between the Stars is a roguelike game with action and strategy elements that puts you in the shoes of a stellar cruiser captain. Your mission is to protect the civilized world fighting the Children of the Sun, the faction that dominates the outer worlds of the known universe. To carry out your mission you will have to cross the galaxy, face new challenges in each jump, make difficult decisions that will affect your ship, your crew and the world around you, improve your ship's equipment and fight in exciting battles to survive.


  • Fight in intense space battles.
  • Use the special abilities of your ship at the right time to make a difference on the battlefield.
  • Recruit other ships to join you on your adventure.


  • Unlock new ships through achievements. Each ship has its own style and special abilities that makes it unique.
  • Choose your captain in each game. The captain brings his fighting style and unique bonuses to the ship, but keep in mind that death is permanent and if he dies in the game you will not be able to choose it again and a new captain will replace it.
  • Captains have an unique look and attributes combination.


  • Sectors, star maps, enemies and space stations are procedurally generated. None game will be like the previous one!
  • Defeat the Children of the Sun accomplishing the missions assigned to you by the high command of the star fleet.


  • Equip your ship and upgrade your equipment during the course of the adventure.
  • Recruit new crew to replace the casualties and make the right decisions to increase their level more quickly and keep your crew safe.
  • Hundreds of different events will test your ability and your crew.
  • The decisions that you make in each event will condition the evolution of the game and may cause your captain to gain attributes.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4330 @ 3.50GHz / AMD FX-4330
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 Ti / Radeon R9 270X
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz / AMD FX-6300 Six-Core
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1060 / Radeon RX 470
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 5 GB available space

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