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 mining simulator, with every aspect backed up by real physics and science.
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Very Positive (100) - 87% of the 100 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 12, 2019
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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?

“Due to COVID19 I had to re-schedule 1.0 release for at least summer of 2020. 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 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.”
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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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