Space Engineers

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Third party DRM: Steam

This game requires a free Steam account to play.

Customer notes

Please Note: This is an Early Access Title


Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and maintenance of space works. Players build space ships and space stations of various sizes and utilization (civil and military), pilot ships and perform asteroid mining.

Space Engineers utilizes a realistic volumetric-based physics engine: all objects can be assembled, disassembled, damaged and destroyed. The game comes with two game modes: creative and survival.

Volumetric objects are structures composed from block-like modules interlocked in a grid. Volumetric objects behave like real physical objects with mass, inertia and velocity. Individual modules have real volume and storage capacity.

Space Engineers is inspired by reality and by how things work. Think about modern-day NASA technology extrapolated 60 years into the future. Space Engineers strives to follow the laws of physics and doesn't use technologies that wouldn't be feasible in the near future.

Space Engineers concentrates on construction aspects, but can be played as a tactical shooter as well. We expect players to avoid engaging in direct man-to-man combat and instead use their creativity and engineering skills to build war machines and fortifications. Space Engineers shouldn’t be about troops; it should be about the machinery you build.

Key Features:

  • Space Engineers is an Early Access game, which means that it is still under development but already in a very playable state and contains a vast amount of features. The game is improved on a regular basis through updates that add and polish features and content, optimizations and bug fixes.

  • We invite you to give us your feedback and suggestions to help us create the best game possible.

  • Buy now, play on Steam and receive all future updates for free.

  • Please be sure to read the list of current features before you buy the game. It will give you an insight on what is or isn't actually working:

  • Everything in the game is subject to change.

How to play:

Start by watching this video tutorial: Space Engineers Tutorial

We encourage you to experiment: try to learn how to build a ship, what blocks are required to make it operational, how gravity and electricity works, how to fly the jetpack and how the physics interactions work.

Customer reviews


Very Fun

Nymanthe1st | April 15, 2014 | See all Nymanthe1st's reviews »

This game is very promising. It has great physics and is very fun to play, it is very creative, having the ability to customize ships and make bases and has amazing destructible physics which I have never seen before.

This game is definitely worth buying.


Space the final frontier

g_reaper1666 | April 11, 2014 | See all g_reaper1666's reviews »

This is one of the most fun games that i have played so far, i have so far built up 42 hours of gameplay constructing massive ships, with the purpose to crash them into asteroids as well as using the survival mode to mine for resources inside asteroids.

The access to the steam workshop for this game means that you can also access the creations of the community. There are no limits to your creations build them as big as you want and load ships up with missiles and blow the asteroids to kingdom come.

the graphics of this game are excellent with it making me feel like i am really in space and panicking when the oxygen meter starts to run down, and you have to get to your source of oxygen to survive. this means that you can't spend too long mining or you might die.


if you never played Starmade or Mincraft then this is for you!

sgtfoo | March 17, 2014 | See all sgtfoo's reviews »

Space engineers fulfills your need to build things from scratch in an infinite space/size and use clever mechanisms to turn your structures into functional things like ships and weapons. The style and design is exceptionally executed and well worth checking out if you enjoy building stuff. Keep in mind that early access games have their issues, but if you're willing to take part in this pre-beta stage with the developers, then it's still a worthwhile ride.


Fun if...

viriel | Feb. 13, 2014 | See all viriel's reviews »

Space Engineers is fun and innovative but that comes with a big IF...You will only get value from this program if you enjoy building and working with objects in space. Currently there are no quests or objectives, nothing like the Ender dragon. There is a multi-player and the creators are making improvements all the time and even without making any big projects I've logged over 14 hours so it is definitely worth the price. If you enjoy building, space ships and limited weapon use this game will be right up your alley. However if this and the low price tag aren't enough to draw you in, wait until the full game is released and hopefully all of the features will be worked in. If you can get a gmg code and have some extra coin then there's no reason not to buy Space Engineer's.


Buy It!

jmods5710 | Feb. 12, 2014 | See all jmods5710's reviews »

Space Engineers is a game about building things in space. It is a sandbox game not unlike Minecraft, and even in Alpha, just as Minecraft was at first, there is still fun to be had for many hours. This game has some features that make it have potential to be better than Minecraft. First of all, you can build spaceships and space stations. And you can crash them. What you crash them into deforms with an awesome deformation engine that put holes in meteors and tears space ships apart. One thing that is awesome to do in this game is crashing into one of your friend's creations and seeing as you make a hole in their work. Multiplayer still needs some work overall though. In public servers there is a lot of lag, unless you have REALLY good internet. When playing with friends, I did not experience much lag, and the game was much more playable. Overall, if you love space sims, sandbox games, and games with awesome destruction and great graphics, then this is for you. Just make sure to buy it now, before the price rises (which it certainly will).