Moonbreaker is a turn-based strategy, tabletop tactics game. Designed to be a true digital miniatures experience, set in an expansive sci-fi universe crafted by Brandon Sanderson. Direct Captain & Crew to determine the fate of the Reaches in gripping, ever changing competition & adventure.
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Release Date:
Sep 29, 2022

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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, 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 are planning on three different types of updates: Season Track releases, minor updates, and hotfixes. 

Season releases are major updates that are themed and occur only a few times in a calendar year. They include major features, maps, Units, limited-edition cosmetic collectables and more. Minor updates happen more often. They may include features, bug fixes, or anything not formally part of a Season release. 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. 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.  It has two single-player modes – Play versus AI and Cargo Run. Unit painting and a selection of other cosmetic features are also available. There is player progression through Unit Mastery with in-game rewards. Finally, we have Season Tracks, which present new content to unlock and enjoy seasonally. Early Access launch is Season One!

There are 41 Units immediately available in total – Three Captains, 38 Crew – alongside four maps, an Early Access Player Badge, and a number of other cosmetic items (decals, special paints, banner styles, icons, and more). To collect cosmetic awards, level your Units with Unit Mastery or progress along the Season Track.

With each Season release, 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.

See the "About This Game" section for more information about what features are implemented so far.

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, and the Moonbreaker blog. 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, tabletop tactics 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 accessible turn-based competitive gameplay, ongoing content releases, and deep customization, Moonbreaker offers a variety of gameplay experiences for all types of players.


Lead your Units in fast-paced, turn-based encounters with a never-ending variety of gameplay possibilities. Outsmart your opponents through strategic use of Ship Assists, Roster makeup, map knowledge, and more. Compete against other players online or play offline in a variety of challenges. It’s quick to pick up, hard to put down.


Each Roster consists of Crew, Assists, and a Captain of your choosing.  Each Unit has its own special set of abilities, backstory, and more.  No two Units are alike and no two Rosters play alike.  Building the perfect Roster will take time, experimentation, and practice.  With more than 50 Units, Captains, and Assists at launch – and more added with each Season release – the Roster combinations are endless. 


Every aspect of Moonbreaker is designed to capture the feel of a physical miniatures game without the real-world limitations.  Play on maps with a stunning diorama look, but none of the cleanup.  Paint your Units using traditional painting techniques (but with an undo button!).  Alternatively, marvel at beautiful alternate paint jobs created by the development team. 


Let your imagination run wild.  With detailed, constantly evolving painting tools, you can take your Unit customization to the next level.  Custom palettes, beautiful finishes, and professional digital painting tools create the perfect space for blissful player expression.  Add finishing touches with collectable decals, deploy effects, rarity auras, and more.  Participate in Season releases to unlock brand-new limited edition in-game rewards. 


Hone your Unit Mastery with every passing encounter and earn rewards to prove your skills.  Challenge your skills in single-player Cargo Runs with procedurally generated AI encounters.  Try unique, upgraded abilities in matches that become increasingly more challenging the longer the Run lasts.  Enjoy gameplay that is never the same twice. 


Unknown Worlds (UW) is a globally distributed developer of beloved games.  The studio was born of the Half-Life modding scene with Natural Selection.  Since then, UW has reached world-wide recognition for the hybrid multiplayer strategy/shooter Natural Selection 2 and underwater adventure survival game Subnautica.


Moonbreaker is not finished! As an Early Access game, it is in active development: Full of bugs, missing features, and potential performance issues. If you would like to play Moonbreaker when it is finished, 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
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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
    • 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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