Space Engineers

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Third party DRM: Steam

This game requires a free Steam account to play.


Early Access:


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


Nice creative sandbox

Murderbot735 | July 15, 2015 | See all Murderbot735's reviews »

The creative mode is great, and I haven't tried the survival mode, but it has potential to be awesome. This game is heavily supported by the devs, and there's frequently new big updates coming out. The ship building is great with many different blocks, and the flying them feels good too. There's also a big modding scene for this game, where you blocks, spaceships and more can be downloaded. Playing with a friend and then battling each other with the spaceships is great fun too.



Kane987245 | June 29, 2015 | See all Kane987245's reviews »

Imagine playing Minecraft and then imagine doing it in space. That is how this game feels. I had a lot of fun just screwing around in it. Obviously it is not polished and could use some work, but it's not something i will hold against it. It's too fun to put it down that easily. Pick it up and enjoy.


Space Legos, build your ships, stations and defend them

gamma_rad | June 10, 2015 | See all gamma_rad's reviews »

First, bear in mind that this IS an early access game. However it doesn't suffer the same issues as other early access games. The game is very much functional, and the Developers and incredibly active, posting new content patches every week. This game is hard to describe, Many says its like Minecraft - I find this comparison unfair for Minecraft. Space Engineers is superior in so many ways. it has far better graphics, better physics, better multiplayer. The game's premise is simple - You are an engineer in space - Go build thing! you have complete freedom at what you can build. a tiny fighter ship of a colossal carrier. or maybe a huge space station. maybe replicate the deathstar complete with interiors? You have two modes - Creative, which is pretty self explanatory and Survival, where you need to go out and mine asteroids for raw materials which are processed into refined ore, then component parts(and Oxygen for you to survive) and then eventually actual ship parts. The game has a massive community, constantly building new whacky ships or weapon system, which are available on the steam workshop. Furthermore the game features mods, built-in game scripting and timer blocks for advance ship designs. The game truly shines in Multiplayer, because building a massive project is fun, but building it with friend and then showing off online is even better. And testing new weapon and ship design is always better when you're aiming at a live target.


Awesome experience, decent game

sycomantis1991 | May 28, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »

There's not a whole lot of gameplay to this, it's more of a simulation. What it is though, is a fascinating simulation of an exploring astronaut. It moves and controls well, it looks beautiful, and it immerses you quite a bit. The value of this game to you depends how long that keeps you entertained, but for early access, there's a lot here.


"One small step for mankind, One giant leap for gamers!"

mdell3 | May 26, 2015 | See all mdell3's reviews »

Unlike no other game out there. In a fully immersed space scene, isolation, meteors, and lost ships await you! Will you conquer other ships for yourself? Or will you salvage the nearby asteroids for materials? How about salvaging ships? What will you do about the mass of meteoroids hurling towards you? This is by far the best space sandbox game ever!