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


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!


Minecraft in Space.

Furrek | Feb. 23, 2015 | See all Furrek's reviews »

I probably love every game inspired by minecraft. It's same with Space Engineers. Gathering stuff, building bases and space ships was never so comfy. You might get bored while playing alone but it's totally different game when it comes to multiplayer. It's still game in Early Access but right now there is many things to do so you won't get bored. Also, devs said that every update will be free which is nice. Even if you are not into Minecraft and clones, maybe something in space will change that? It's not so "childish" and some game mechanics aren't even similar. I know one thing - if you love sandbox games then you must have Space Engineers.


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.