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Deep Space Settlement is a real-time strategy game focused on empire building and grand-scale space battle. It is currently in development.


  • Build your interstellar empire
  • Gather and convert resources to power your empire's economy
  • Trade resources between players and NPCs across star-systems
  • Random events, RPG style
  • Customizable ships and stations
  • Build giant capital ships supported by an armada of smaller, more maneuverable ships
  • Create fleets
  • Unlock new technologies
  • Unlock new ship abilities through an XP system
  • Defend against invaders and conquer new star systems
  • Single- and Multiplayer
  • Story and sandbox mode
  • High modding capabilities, access game content through XML and game logic through the API

If you want to support the development, you can pre-prorder the game right now!

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17 comments by dssmathias on Jul 8th, 2014

We are happy to announce that Deep Space Settlement enters its pre-order phase! Head over to www.deepspacesettlement.com for more info on how to pre-order.

The game has been in production since 2011 and will hit the First Playable milestone by the end of the year. By pre-ordering now you will get exclusive access to this very first milestone release and will be a privileged early backer and supporter of the development team. We will listen to your first-hand feedback and you will help shaping the awesome 4X RTS game Deep Space Settlement thrives to be.

The game has been completely self-funded until now, at first with personal savings and later through side contract jobs. Now, full time dedication to the project would require your support and we feel the game is close enough to a solid first playable release. In this release you will be able to:

  • build your first colony
  • design and build you first corvettes and capital ships
  • mine resources
  • basic trading with local non-player factions / races
  • defend against invaders
  • Single player
  • Multiplayer(allied)
  • Have fun!!

Q. When will it release?
A. We strongly believe that in order to make Deep Space Settlement one of the best 4X RTS game out there we need to take the necessary time to nurture the game in all it's glory. Setting us hard deadlines would compromise the quality of DSS. Please understand that we are a small team of passionate and dedicated indie game developers who will do whatever it takes to put an awesome game in your hands. By pre-ordering the game you will contribute to this goal and we can't express our gratitude enough. Thank you!

We are also starting a Steam Greenlight page, vote yes to help get us to the Steam store!

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vaders_Legion Jul 16 2014, 12:38am says:

Story scripting support? Unit abilities? Movement type modding(Such as figher pathing, vs capital ship)? Looking forward to modding.

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xxhellspawnedxx Jul 9 2014, 2:45pm says:

Holy ****, this game looks like an awesome marriage of several games I love!

Say, I'm a 3d artist who currently have no projects going on, and I'd love to get some solid experience in on developing something real, something proper. How would you feel about some pro-bono outside help? Send me a mail if you have the time and are interested, and we'll talk!


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Vlad12 Jul 8 2014, 7:13pm says:

Gave you guys a thumbs up! Username is Inderezzed. Hope you guys make it to the Store!! ;)

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dssmathias Jul 9 2014, 5:34pm replied:

Thanks, much appreciated. It's looking very good at the moment :)

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dssmathias Jul 9 2014, 5:35pm replied:

Only windows is planed so far.

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HartLord Jul 8 2014, 9:18am says:

Greenlight: Check
Pre-Order: Check
Tip: Check

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dssmathias Jul 10 2014, 7:53am replied:

Thanks for your continued support and encouragement HartLord. And thank you so much for going the extra mile and tipping!

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KillaKhan69 Jun 28 2014, 2:51pm says:

This is looking promising.Keep up the fine work,God speed.

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dssmathias Jun 29 2014, 6:05am replied:

Thank you!

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