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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.
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.
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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.
There's potentialGruntdonttoot | Aug. 10, 2014 | See all Gruntdonttoot's reviews »
Please keep in mind the date of this review and the status of the game at that point. This game has a lot going for it. My biggest complaint has to be that there isn't much of a goal to keep playing, you build ships and stations, mine and that's about it, no npcs, no economy, no real survival aspects. I'm sure as time progresses some if not most of my problems will be resolved. As for now only buy if you are interested in watching the game progress or enjoy a no limits free building mode.
Has a lot of potential!JKX | May 16, 2014 | See all JKX's reviews »
I once played a free game called corneroids but it has been in a hold for a long time and this game is just like it. Build your own spaceship with cool physics that make you really think what you are doing. I cannot wait what this game has to offer in the future
Fun for a couple of hoursDrakenyte | May 11, 2014 | See all Drakenyte's reviews »
Space engineers is similar to minecraft is aspect of building and crafting, just that it is in outer space. However, it might be slightly overwhelming for new players and it is highly recommended to go through a tutorial. Otherwise, crafting and gameplay is simple enough once you have figured it out.
Most importantly, get a few friends to play with you. A couple of hours of shenanigans is all good, but the lack of an objective or goal will eventually bore you. Do note that there is much more to be released as this game is still incomplete, and there is still a lot of potential.
Buying potential for a Cheaper Pricepeshmi | May 11, 2014 | See all peshmi's reviews »
This game is about relatively realistic space. The really interesting part is that you build everything from ships to space stations, then use those in combat if you want. There is multiplayer, and playing with friends is fun. A lot of physics is already implemented and there are regular updates, unlike many other early access games.
At the moment, the game definitely isn't bad. It definitely seems to be coming along and at the moment, allows for a fair amount of creativity in building ships. See the steam workshop for some examples, people have made some really cool things. Survival exists, but I'll be waiting for the future of it before commenting, though again, like the game, it definitely isn't bad. It's just undeveloped.
I don't think the developer will drop this. It's really coming along and I'd recommend anyone interested in building creative ships, engage in battle with said ships (or pre-made ships), and/or role-play buy this before it becomes more expensive.
Promising...reeko1 | May 8, 2014 | See all reeko1's reviews »
If you are a fan of minecraft and Kerbal Space Program, this game might be for you. It is an interesting mix of crafting, and combat that differentiates itself fairly well right now through it's unique crafting system.
Like minecraft, you gather resources then refine them into the base parts you need, however in space engineers there is another step that makes all the difference. To build a block of any type you must first place down scaffolding, giving spacecraft and ships a very industrial, mechanical feel while in production. From there you must weld it together, gradually assembling the block desired. While this may seem like a small change, it makes a world of difference. Quick repairs are neigh impossible, and under threat of asteroids in survival it makes for a very harrowing experience. The combat should be praised as it is not health bar based, instead it is a more realistic damage system focusing on the components of ships rather than the ship as a whole meaning that spacecraft dogfights are won through damaging key components, and smart fighting. It should also be mentioned that this game has a fully featured destruction system that is fairly impressive, capable of warping blocks drastically.
Overall, a title to watch for, but I can only recommend it to people who are very sure they will like it as it is lacking variety in its block selection. As of now most of the parts are for spacecraft only, and I hope to see more emerge for base building.