Moonbreaker is a turn-based strategy, tactical skirmish game. Designed to be a true digital miniatures experience, Moonbreaker is set in an expansive sci-fi universe crafted by Brandon Sanderson. Direct Captain and Crew in gripping, ever-changing competition and adventure.
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Release Date:
Sep 29, 2022

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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?

“We make our best games when you are involved from the start. The earlier you play, the faster we hear what you want. You can see our plans, our progress, our successes and our failures. This is how we have historically built our games. By involving you in the development process and iterating openly on your feedback, we build better games.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Roughly one to two years.

It is difficult to accurately predict how long Early Access will last. We have a number of goals that we are adamantly working towards. We are focusing on delivering quality at a reasonable pace. At the end of the day, we're dedicated to completing Moonbreaker and making it the best game possible. 

In the meantime, to follow along with our development, check out our Favro, our Nolt, or join our Discord.”

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

“Throughout Early Access, we will release a number of updates that add new content to the game. We currently release two different types of updates: major "headliner" updates and hotfixes.

Major "headliner" updates are themed and occur every 6-8 weeks (where possible). They include major features, maps, Units, fixes, and more. Hotfixes are small updates to target balance and fixes for the game.

Even beyond Early Access, we plan to continue releasing updates such as these. To get detailed information on all our project updates, join our join our Discord.

What do I get for being an Early Access player?
When you purchase the Base Game you will get the Early Access Player Badge. You will also unlock more along the Early Access Rewards track as you level up your Units. Currently, we do not know if these rewards will be exclusive to the Early Access period. However as an Early Access player, they will be yours to keep forever. 

If you optionally purchase the Founder’s Pack, you will get two Early Access Captain Skins (Astra & Zax) and three Early Access matte paint palettes. See the Founder’s Pack details for more information. 

You will also get our full, undivided attention. Your feedback matters greatly to us!  Let us know what you think on our Nolt.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Moonbreaker currently includes a multiplayer mode, where you can play 1v1 online against friends in private matches or other players in public matches – Ranked or Unranked. It has three single-player modes – Reaches (adventure mode), play versus AI, and Cargo Run (rogue-like mode).

There are 63 Units immediately available in total – Five Captains, 58 Crew – alongside seven maps. Learn Moonbreaker by playing the Academy tutorial or practicing with Units in Unit Trials. There is player progression through Unit Mastery with in-game rewards through the Early Access Rewards track.

Paint any Unit with Unit painting, a fully-fledged digital miniatures painting tool with different brushes (wash, stipple, etc.), tools (opacity, mixing palette, masking, more), decals, special effect paints (metallic, glow, glitter), and, everyone’s favorite – Undo. Then share those paint jobs with friends!

To collect cosmetic awards, level your Units with Unit Mastery or progress along the Early Access Rewards Track through Account Mastery (the more Units you master, the higher your Account level). The Early Access Rewards track is filled with cosmetic goodies to unlock – decals, special paints, banner styles, icons, and more.

Finally, explore the lore of Moonbreaker by progressing through Reaches mode, through the Codex, or by listening to Audio Dramas as you play or paint, fully-produced and professionally voice-acted audio stories building on the deep world of Moonbreaker.

With each major update, we will release more features, Units, maps, cosmetics, and more. What exactly will we release? We have a general idea but this is Early Access, so the most important part is making the game available and hearing your thoughts. We want to make sure we are releasing content that you’re excited about. Your input is invaluable. You can let us know what you think by leaving feedback on our Nolt. Additionally, you can visit our public Favro to see what we are working on.

What is included in the Founder’s Pack?
Two Early Access exclusive Captain Skins and three Early Access exclusive paint palettes. See the Founder’s Pack details for more information.”

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

“We do not plan to increase the price of Moonbreaker when we release the finished version. We will update this question if we have more details to share.”

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

“Please join us in developing Moonbreaker. You can follow our progress on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, our public Favro, and the Moonbreaker blog. You can help us playtest upcoming features, maps, Units, and more on our Experimental branch. Receive notification of updates by signing up to our Development Newsletter.

Finally, you can give us feedback using Nolt or the in-game feedback system. Many members of the development team are available to chat in Discord. ”
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About This Game

Moonbreaker is a turn-based strategy, tactical skirmish game developed by Unknown Worlds, the team behind the Subnautica series. It is designed to be a true digital miniatures experience, set in an expansive sci-fi universe crafted by best-selling sci-fi and fantasy author, Brandon Sanderson. Through approachable turn-based competitive gameplay, ongoing content releases, and deep customization, Moonbreaker offers a variety of gameplay experiences for all types of players.

TURN-BASED, TABLETOP TACTICS: Lead your Units in fast-paced, turn-based strategic skirmishes. Play against other players online, against AI offline, or in the single-player roguelike mode “Cargo Run.” It’s quick to pick up, hard to put down.

BUILD YOUR ROSTER: No two Units are alike and no two Rosters play alike. Each Unit has its own special set of abilities, playstyle, personality, and more. Refresh your Roster with brand-new Units – Each with unique advantages – immediately available with every update.

PAINT YOUR CREW: Harness your creativity with Unit painting, designed to capture the feel of real miniature painting – Without the real-world limitations. Professional digital painting tools go beyond what is traditionally possible (undo! mask! zoom!), creating the perfect space for blissful player expression.

DISCOVER THE REACHES: Crafted by beloved fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, the Reaches is filled with vibrant, diverse characters and cultures. Through Unit details, fully-voiced in-game dialogue and Audio Dramas by renowned voice actors, unravel the ever-expanding lore of Moonbreaker.


Moonbreaker is not finished! As an Early Access game, it is in active development: That means you may encounter bugs, in-development features, and potential performance issues. If you would like to play Moonbreaker when it is finished, join us on Discord, follow us on Twitter, or sign up to our Development Newsletter for progress and announcements.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: 64-bit Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-2400 / AMD FX-8100
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960 4GB / AMD R9 370 4GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i9-9900k / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1080ti / AMD RX 5700 XT
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: macOS 10.15 Catalina or later
    • Processor: 2.6GHz Quad-Core Intel CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 570 4GB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 13 Ventura or later
    • Processor: M1 / 3.2 GHz 6 Core Intel i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: M1 8 core GPU / AMD Radeon Pro 5700 8GB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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