The unexpected discovery of valuable minerals within the rings of Saturn has sparked a thriving space excavation industry. Experience hard sci-fi, top-down space simulator, with every aspect backed up by real physics and science.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I am running parallel project to secure funding for development of ΔV: Rings of Saturn. With Early Access I can devote more time and resources, delivering the final game faster and with more features.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Full release is scheduled for end of 2019, but we might release earlier or later - depending on community feedback. Game is and will be fully playable all the time.”

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

“Full game will have more upgrades (at least 80), at least 3 fully playable, distinct ship models to buy and 20 hours of storyline to follow. Full version will also have complete localization to all supported languages.

We are running a rapid development cycle, with new releases on average every second day.

After the full release we intend to keep supporting the game with content patches for at least a year, adding 5 upgrades every week, 5 hours of gameplay every month and new ship every two months.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Game is still in development, but it's playable, polished and I do my best to keep it bug-free. There are no placeholders, everything that is in game looks just like it will look in finished game.

We are still working on adding new content and new mechanics of the game.

Current features:

  • Complete spaceflight and ringmining simulation.
  • 2 hours of storyline.
  • Single playable ship.
  • Enceladus Prime station: Upgrade shop with 24 upgrades, Mineral Market and Ship Repairs.
  • English and Polish language support.

The demo is always in-sync with the game, so you can check it out to see how are we doing for free.”

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

“Game price will remain the same. You will get more features and more content in full version, but in Early Access you have a unique opportunity to influence the game development.”

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

“We are running a dedicated #community-ideas channel on our discord server, where every player can suggest an idea and vote on others. You get to suggest upgrades, ships, science-fiction lore - and many more! We are adding player-submitted ideas to the game every week.”
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August 16

Branches of World Ash

You might have noticed that the game comes in three flavors, selectable from your Steam client. Here is what they are all about:
  • The default branch contains the version of the game that I think is best suited for general public. This is, as named, the default - and if you don't know what to choose, you should use this.
  • The beta branch contains the features that will be soon available, but still need some testing. It's usually a day or two ahead of the default branch and serves as a buffer, so a bug I miss doesn't affect just everybody. Use this branch if you want to see the latest features as soon as I make them. You can opt-in to a #beta-feedback channel on our discord. It's open to anyone who asks, but might contain spoilers. Just ping me if you want access.
  • The experimental branch contains features that I'm not sure if they'll make it to the game yet. Game in experimental branch is pretty stable, but contains features that might alter the gameplay dramatically. Experiments usually last for a day or two as I gather feedback, after which this branch will revert back to the default build. Watch the experiments and vote on them on #experimental-feedback channel on our discord.

Questions? Just ask.
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August 14

0.99.1 - Blindsight

With the release of Early Access you played more game-hours of the game in a single day than our entire betatesting team is able to do in a month. You did find some bugs and some crashes, and this is a first release addressing that.

It's really challenging to find a bug when all I have to work with is "game crashes" - I'm flying blind. I did take a long careful look at the codebase and managed to find some potential issues. Since I had no reliable way to check it, I cannot be sure it helped your case - but I certainly hope they did.

Thank you for your patience, and please let me know if you experience any more bugs. I'l do my best to patch them all up shortly.

Changes:
  • New camera controls, giving you more control over manual zoom and doing better job at showing you where are you going.
  • Game will no longer crash if you return to main menu and re-load the game.
  • Game will not crash if your LIDAR beam hits a asteroid that is just fracturing.
  • Game will not crash if beam weapons (lasers, microwaves) hit asteroids that are fracturing due to reasons unrelated to the hit.
  • Various other checks for rare conditions that could cause crashes.
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About This Game

The year is 2273


The unexpected discovery of valuable minerals within the rings of Saturn has sparked a thriving space excavation industry. You control an asteroid excavation ship hoping to make it rich out on the rings, but soon you find out that all is not as it appears. Experience a hard sci-fi story backed up with real physics and science.

Players say

"The way the lights on the ship light up the asteroids, the way even informational screens change when power goes out, the music that simultaneously carries emotions of loneliness, adventure, and mystery, all beautiful."

"[...]while this definitely is not my style of game, it is EXTREMELY well done for it's genre. The aesthetic and art style are simply awe inspiring."

"[...]love how the gameplay with keyboard/mouse AND gamepad is equally satisfying, while it 'plays' somewhat differently. [...] Having to constantly apply controls, to adjust speed, bearing, velocity is really fun, engaging and satisfying."

"Nice game, very captivating. The silence and mystery of space feels spot-on."

"I’m in love, I’ve been waiting for a game like this my whole life."

"[...]looks really really good! I love this kind of sims on where all is about precise control"

Key Features

  • Realistic top-down hard sci-fi space flight experience. Every aspect of gameplay is backed up by real science. Ships fly just as starships should.
  • Jump into action in seconds with autopilot assist or save fuel by manual thruster maneuvers.
  • Detailed ship simulation down to every subsystem - upgrade your ship, fix or even jury-rig broken systems on the fly. Every system failure will impact gameplay - adapt to survive in the hostile environment of space.
  • Discover the mystery of the Rings, or just try to get rich leading your excavation company.
  • Plan your strategy back on Enceladus Prime station. Sell your output, upgrade your ship, hire the crew and manage your company.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: I5
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel UHD 630
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 10
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 6000
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64 bit
    • Processor: I5
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel UHD 630
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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