Space Engineers

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Third party DRM: Steam

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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


Best Early Access Game I've Played

beltramo | Dec. 26, 2014 | See all beltramo's reviews »

If this game wasn't marketed as an early access, you probably wouldn't notice much. Updates come every Thursday and always have some awesome new features and optimization. A major issue is the lack of optimization, although it is getting a lot better (Building large ships is near impossible without a top of the line rig right now), and multiplayer can be a bit iffy, but overall it is extremely fun and more people should buy it and support the devs.


Amazing Game

Kveni | Nov. 4, 2014 | See all Kveni's reviews »

My friend picked up a copy of this for me, and I was expecting to play one of the worst Alpha games of all time. Never have I been so wrong. Once I started playing, there WAS no stopping. My friends and I built MASSIVE space centers and shuttles, built a base INSIDE a meteor, and then all fought each other. My honest opinion of this game is that it has the potential to be the next Minecraft, IF they can pull together and make this game the ultimate space experience. If they added things like planets to land on with alien species, or maybe optimized the game to run a little bit smoother, I'm sure that this game would be one of the greats! It's honestly a fantastic game.


Unexpected Fun

emptyhaven | Oct. 15, 2014 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »

Familiar with other games from the same developer, I figured that this game was probably the same in feel. I wasn't expecting much, especially since it's just an Early Access game. Once again, I was proven you should never immediately judge a game by the other games the same dev made.

Space Engineers turned out to be a lot more fun than I initially anticipated. It really takes the "engineer" part of its name seriously, and really makes you feel like one as you're putting together parts.

The physics system in place is also great. It really makes it a challenge for when you want to build rockets, or pretty much anything that flies. Speaking of flying, the jetpack is fun to use.

It was not too long until I was finally sold, and now I'm pretty happy I own it. It's admittedly not something I will go to often, but I'm still glad I have it if and when I want to play it.


Not bad

benalish | Oct. 1, 2014 | See all benalish's reviews »

I have spent few hours playing this game with my friends on lan, at first it was really confusing and I wanted to give up on it few times because we ran out of uranium (every time..) after some time of learning what does what, we got our selves into hours of playing, we got addicted to it, the way how the game works is awesome, digging yourself into the asteroid, making small and huge ships, we even went into creative , built up huge ships, and had a huge space battle, it was awesome.

I suggest to you to get the game, it's loads of fun and it's a time killer, I myself am trying to get it for my steam account too.


Incredible, even in it's current state

ninjamerson | Sept. 27, 2014 | See all ninjamerson's reviews »

Since purchasing this game, space engineers has quickly become one of my favorite early access titles in my library. Space Engineers is a game based around creating ships for mining, combat and salvage using a relatively simple set of parts, such as rotors, cockpits and drills. These can be used to create simple combat ships piloted by the player, large cargo and player transport vessels or even remote mining drones, using the remote control and camera blocks currently implemented in the game. Space Engineers is easy to learn, but difficult to master. New players can quickly build a small ship for simple purposes and eventually move on to designing large-scale automatic mining drones and other such creations. The graphics are not particularly impressive, but certainly get the job done in a satisfactory way. The music and sound design fits the game perfectly, featuring songs of a graceful and occasionally epic timbre, perfectly fitting the graceful, epic setting of space. The inclusion of multi-player in this game is a welcome addition and is a lot of fun with friends who know what they're doing. The game is not perfect though, as can be expected with early access titles. Sadly to say, the issues and glitches that plague this game can be quite noticeable and severely limit the potential of any players creations. The most major and noticeable issue is the fps drop when inside large ships and stations. This means that building huge ships is not possible for all users as it often results in the game dropping to an extremely low fps count, often to an unplayable extent. The other problem that i have with the game is the unreliability of ships and contraptions in multiplayer games, especially when using pistons and landing gear. Pistons almost always explode with, seemingly, no cause if they are used in cooperative or competitive scenarios, and the use of landing gear often results in ships beginning to rapidly spin, collide with other structures and tear themselves apart. Overall, Space Engineers is an incredibly rewarding and satisfying experience, both with and without friends to play with. If you are interested in physics-based ship construction or more complicated survival-based games, and if you are willing to look past the notable issues with the game, i would highly recommend that you support Keen Software House and pick the game up.