Embark on a space voyage with your ragtag crew of civilians in search of a new home. Build spaceships tile by tile, create optimal gas conditions, manage the needs and moods of their crew, encounter other space-faring groups, and explore the universe in this spaceship colony simulation.
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Release Date:
May 21, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Space Haven has come a long way and offers a solid experience as is, however, the game has yet to reach its full potential. There's much more to add and we want to hear your voice. We believe games reach their best potential when developed together with the feedback from a community.

We invite you on this journey to help us shape Space Haven to something special.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We want to keep working on Space Haven until it is a true gem among indie games. Our plan is to keep updating the game with new features and exciting content until it reaches that status.

A rough estimate for this could be somewhere between 1 to 2 years. However, we don't believe you can rush quality, and we will take as much time as the game needs.”

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

“We will keep building on existing features and implement new ones with the goal to expand the game play experience, add more content and overall make the possibilities in the Space Haven universe more bountiful.

We also want to improve the onboarding process and make Space Haven more easily understood. In addition to these we are eager to hear your thoughts on what the game could benefit from.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is very playable with superb performance. Our focus has been to offer an early access version void of game breaking bugs, but should they arise we will aim to fix them immediately.

We believe that you will see the love that has already gone into Space Haven, and the endless potential it has. However, we see plenty of room to expand on and improve the existing features to bring them up their full potential, which will be our main focus.

Moving forward we plan to listen to you, our community, and iteratively develop Space Haven towards a game of dreams.”

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

“We plan to release the Early Access version with a lower price, and we will probably raise the price as we approach the full release.”

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

“Our approach to game development has always been community-centred. Our community matters a lot to us, and while we have our own vision for the game we try to include feedback from our community as much as possible.

When deciding on what to implement we strive to follow a work-reward formula, where work can be seen as implementation time and reward as player satisfaction and added game play enjoyment.

We have set up many channels for you to send your feedback, both in-game and on social media, and we're eager to hear what you have to say. Join early access and become a starfarer today!”
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About This Game

Embark on a space voyage with your ragtag crew of civilians in search of a new home. Build spaceships tile by tile, create optimal gas conditions, manage the needs and moods of their crew, encounter other space-faring groups, and explore the universe in this spaceship colony sim.

  • Customize - Complete freedom to build a spaceship or station of your own desire. Place every piece of ship hull, wall, door and facility wherever you want.
  • Functional - All facilities serve a purpose. Crew members will sleep in beds, use toilets, be disturbed by a noisy room and praise you for an arcade machine.

A functional spaceship can be built tile-by tile, giving you the opportunity to shape a spaceship of your own desire. It can be symmetric and streamlined, or an asymmetrical whimsical looking thing. It does not have to look like a conventional spaceship depicted in sci-fi literature, you are free to design your own, the choice is yours!

  • Oxygen and CO2 - Keep optimal Oxygen and CO2 levels by building life support modules for your crew members.
  • Hazardous gases - Certain facilities and explosions can release hazardous gases. Build scrubbers to purify the air.
  • Temperature and power - Build thermal regulators to maintain an ideal temperature for your crew. Build power nodes and set up power distribution throughout the ship.
  • Comfort - Building a bed right next to the ship core will disturb sleep. Design your ship for crew comfort.

The isometric tile-based gas system simulates various gases, temperature and crew comfort on your spaceship. Humans, plants and facilities react to the conditions surrounding them, giving meaning to how you design your ship and the living conditions you create. Secure facilities, optimize crew survival and well-being, but also think of possible future accidents and chaos generated from crew combat or environmental hazards.

  • Skills and traits - Every crew member has their own set of skills and traits. A wimp might get scared shooting a gun, while an iron-stomach can eat anything unaffected.
  • Mood - A happy crew member needs food, sleep, comfort, safety and friends. Take something away and their mood will be affected.
  • Conditions - Crew members might feel adventurous, suffer from starvation, feel unhygienic, or they simply ate too much. Various conditions affect how they feel.
  • Mental breaks - When the stress is too much for a crew member they may suffer a mental break. Some will vent themselves out of the air lock, while others might start a fight.

In Space Haven characters aren't mere robots. The game simulates needs, moods, health and skills of your crew members and they develop relationships with each other. Their past life occupation and hobbies will affect their skills and know-how, and they have both positive and negative traits. Witness joyful moments, depression, and drama surrounding different crew members as you journey onward seeking a new home.

  • Away missions - Equip your crew members and organize away teams to explore derelict ships or visit stations or spaceships of other factions.
  • Draft - Draft and move your crew members to attack enemies and save their friends.
  • Inventory - Each crew member has their own unique inventory. Equip them with pistols, rifles, grenades and more.

Equip your crew with space suits and weapons and organize away teams to explore derelict ships and stations. Explore and salvage resources and items; find activated cryopods with someone frozen inside. Visit spaceships or stations of other factions and find data logs telling stories of past spacefarers searching for a new home.

  • Crew combat - Engage in combat with enemy factions or an alien species.
  • Aliens - Watch aliens incapacitate your crew members and capture them alive. See them suffer in the alien lair and decide if you want to try to save them or not.

Aliens capture your crew members and cocoon them against walls in their base. See them suffer in the alien lair and decide if you want to save them or not. Explore derelict ships and discover someone from the original crew of the ship captured by the aliens. Events like these create interesting back stories to new arrivals to your crew.

  • Battlestations - Watch your crew take battlestations as you engage the enemy in ship-to-ship battle. See your crew load turrets with projectiles, put out fires from explosions, patch hull breaches and repair vital facilities in the midst of battle.
  • Tactical - Target the enemy ship engine and stop them from fleeing. See them do the same to you. Engage their turrets directly or try to focus on the enemy ship core and see their ship go pitch black. Build shields to protect your most vital segments of your ships.
Build turrets and engage in tactical ship-to-ship combat, where a hit and explosion could cause a snowball effect of fire, smoke, hazardous gases and even hull breaches for either party. All crew members need to work together to win the battle.

  • Cryopods - Protect your crew from side-effects of Inter-stellar travel. Place crew members into stasis to freeze the progression of a disease or to await rescue.
  • Medical - Treat crew members for injuries, wounds and diseases. Medical conditions affect crew members in various ways.

Your crew members will become wounded in battles and might catch a serious disease. Set up a medical room, scan for diseases and foreign masses and have your best doctor tend to illnesses and perform surgeries. Hope that your doctor is not absent minded and leaves a surgical tool inside.

  • Generated galaxy - Explore a new procedurally generated galaxy each playthrough, with planets, asteroids, stations and spaceships of other factions.
  • Factions - Interact with various factions all trying to survive and establish dominance their own way. Meet pirates, merchants, slave traders, cultists and more and develop relationships with each.

  • Resources - Mine for raw resources and refine them to building materials. Trade resources with other groups you meet.

Explore a new procedurally generated galaxy each new playthrough, with various factions all trying to survive and establish dominance their own way. You'll meet pirates, slavers, merchants, cults, androids and more. Jump into hyperspace, seek out resources and meet various groups and develop your relationship with them.

Cool things that can happen in Space Haven:

  • Gain a new crew member by finding a activated cryo chamber aboard a derelict ship.
  • Have a space burial for your fallen crew member to let other crew members say good bye.
  • Grow plants with bio mass and water recycled from toilets.
  • Eat the meat from a fallen crew member or an invader if desperation is high.
  • Watch aliens capture your crew member and cocoon them to a wall in their lair. Will you go save them or leave them there?

Keywords: space, base building, simulation, strategy, sandbox, survival, management, crafting, open world, indie, build, city builder, sci-fi, procedural, sim.

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System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 10/7
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB 3D OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8+
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB 3D OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
      • OS: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, 64-bit
      • Processor: 1.8 GHz
      • Memory: 2 GB RAM
      • Graphics: 128MB 3D OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
      • Storage: 250 MB available space

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