A physics-based mining sim, set in the thickest debris field in Sol. Every action has a reaction, lasers are invisible without a medium, and your thrust is a potent weapon. Find trade, adapt your equipment to your playstyle, hire a crew to help. Unravel the mysteries of the rings, or just get rich.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (24) - 95% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Overwhelmingly Positive (825) - 95% of the 825 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 12, 2019
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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?

“ΔV: Rings of Saturn is feature complete now - all the game mechanics we wanted are in and are fully playable. Right now I'm adding more content - story elements, new ships and upgrades.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“My current plan is to release version 1.0 when it's done.”

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 currently feature complete - all major systems are in the game, 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 more content - new story events, upgrades and ships.

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 http://discord.gg/dv 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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Reviews

“It’s already got this calming, almost hypnotic core of carefully, skilfully flying through hazardous space, and eating rocks.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Extremely relaxing game that can also simultaneously be really challenging and tense, [...] this game sure has a lot of potential and it’s surely a hidden gem waiting to be found by a lot of people out there.”
Bonus Stage

“The game is ridiculously nerdy. (...) There is depth and realism in the game for everything that is in it.”
8 – Hardcore Gamers

About This Game




You are a captain of an independent asteroid excavation ship, operating in the mineral-rich rings of Saturn - the thickest debris field in our solar system. Your task is to navigate rings, excavate minerals, and sell the ore at the Enceladus station.



You can hire and manage your crew who will aid you, update your ship - or switch to a completely new one. You can acquire a bounty hunter licence, explore mysteries or smuggle weapons - but at the core, you are a rock-hopper and rock-hopping is what you’ll spend most of your time at. And since it is the core of this game, we made sure you’ll have a great time flying your ship and excavating.

You are no chosen one, the story does not revolve around you - it is driven by the characters you hire and encounter, and each playthrough will play out differently. You can choose to investigate and embrace their lives, or just ignore them. It’s all up to you.


Tired of having more Fiction than Science? Here you will find lasers are not visible without a medium, sound does not move through the void of the empty space and every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Thrusters eject gas that heats up and pushes away objects, your reactor is cooled by propellant flowing through it and radiators glow when you pump heat into them.



There are no energy shields, teleporters and Heisenberg compensators. No lightspeed, no blasters, and no artificial gravity. Instead, we have fission reactors, thermal rockets, ion thrusters and centrifugal gravity. You'll have hard decisions to make, with no "best" equipment to answer every need.

All technologies are real and there is no technobabble. But it’s still a game and one that is fun to play.


ΔV is in active development, with new stable updates coming out each week, and experimental ones getting pushed out daily. Some players call this Proper Early Access, others call it the Golden Age - but in the end, it just means you have a polished game you can play and you can see it grow as you do.

Many ideas you’ll find in the game come from players and it is not uncommon to suggest something on our discord - and see it in the game next week. Our player community consists of enthusiasts geeks, engineering nerds and science-fiction nerds, and if that sounds like your kind of crowd - come to our discord, chat with us, and see how the game unfolds in real-time.



The event-driven nature of our storytelling means that we can expand our stories and enrich your experience seamlessly - while you are still playing. There is no need to start a new save, new events, equipment and features will just appear as you go.

Sounds like your kind of game? Check the demo. It’s free, and your saves will carry over.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/949730

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: I5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel UHD 630, 2GB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Additional Notes: Check the demo for performance - it is identical to full game build.
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 10
    • Processor: Intel, M1
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 6000, 2GB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Additional Notes: Check the demo for performance - it is identical to full game build.
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64 bit
    • Processor: I5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel UHD 630, 2GB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Additional Notes: Check the demo for performance - it is identical to full game build.

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