Suddenly thrown into an unknown galaxy, you must explore, fight or befriend aliens and transform your ship from a small survey vessel into a powerful battlecruiser to unravel the mystery of the forces that brought you here and find your way home.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (26) - 96% of the 26 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (211) - 94% of the 211 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Dec 12, 2018
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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?

“Currently, Starcom:Nexus is fully playable, 95% feature complete with a high level of polish. Players can explore well over 100 star systems, fight, talk and trade with different alien races, discover hundreds of worlds, research 150+ technologies, customize their ship and follow numerous storylines and side quests. But the adventure isn't complete.

That's where you come in.

Early Access players have been both enthusiastic about the game's direction and extremely helpful in refining the gameplay and balance. But the game still has room for improvement and needs a satisfying ending.

Please note that major content updates in Early Access may not be compatible with previous saves. We will announce save-breaking updates well in advance and allow players to continue previous games with earlier build versions. These typically happen every 6-8 weeks.

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game entered Early Access in December 2018. At the time I projected a minimum of 6 months, probably closer to 12 months. As of October 2019, I am still aiming for a 2019 full release.”

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

“The game has progressed a great deal in Early Access and is now close to the full release in terms of major features and content. At this point development is focused on bug fixes, streamlining the missions and quality of life features.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is close to feature complete:

  • Fast-paced combat with fully destructible ships
  • Disposition-based AI. Some aliens can be turned from friend to foe and vice versa.
  • Custom ship building with a hex-based layout: Plasma cannons, Missiles, Armor, Lasers, Fighter Drones, Shields, Reactors, etc.
  • Improve your ship's abilities with 150 Research Technologies
  • Explore over 100 star systems with over hundreds of possible planetary anomalies and unexpected discoveries
  • Cool celestial phenomena to discover such as nebulae, warp gateways, rifts, alien probes, etc
  • A rich story

Currently the most significant feature keeping the game from being ready for full-release is a proper conclusion to the adventure.”

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

“The price has risen during Early Access to reflect the increase in content and features. The game will go into full release at its current price.”

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

“Since the game has entered Early Access I've been involved with the community by:
  • Checking and responding to suggestions and feedback in the Community hub almost every day.
  • Logged into the game's Discord server and chatting with players frequently.
  • Following the in-game anonymous feedback system that players can access at any time by pressing 'F8'.
  • I also post updates on the game's progress to the official website at least once a week: http://www.starcomnexus.com/
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“This evolution circles us back to Starcom: Nexus which, as it stands, is easily the absolute and utter best of the top-down sandbox-style exploration space-based combat "RPG" titles I have seen.”
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About This Game

You've finally made it out of the academy and have been given your first ship to command. Sure it's just a light shuttle, but you've got to start somewhere, right? Suddenly "somewhere" is stranded in an unknown galaxy surrounded by hostile aliens and no way home.

Explore the beautiful and mysterious open-world of Starcom: Nexus. It's a universe where you'll battle or befriend strange alien races, discover ancient artifacts, research powerful technologies and build your ultimate starship.

Current Features:

  • A gorgeous universe full of interactive planets to explore and celestial phenomena to discover
  • Fast-paced exciting combat with numerous hostile threats
  • Over 100 star systems to explore in a fully open-world universe
  • Over 140 technologies to research
  • Design your own ship using a modular construction system
  • Talk and trade with multiple alien factions, each with their own agendas and dynamic AI
  • Lots of hidden secrets and side quests
  • Nebulae, derelict starships, warp gateways, comets, lost colonies, and much, much more


System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.2 GHz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB Direct3D 11 Capable video card or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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