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My name is Brian Rubin, and I'm something of a space game expert, I'd like to think. My site, Space Game Junkie ( is dedicated to supporting old and new, indie and AAA computer space games, and the purpose of this list is to showcase all of the space games in Greenlight that I have experience with and therefore can recommend personally. If you're looking for an all-inclusive list, you can see it here ( Thanks, and enjoy!
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Armada Online
Created by Morjak
Take command of a starship and wage war against the Armada.
Your creativity and skill will determine the future of the universe.

We began life bound to a single planet.
Our ancestors freed us to roam the stars.
Now the alien Armada seeks
Kinetic Void
Created by LumberingTroll
Kinetic Void is a 3D space adventure with a focus on customization and enjoyable space simulation. Our in game ship builder allows players to construct their ship piece by piece. Each module can be destroyed individually and if a ship's engines are destro...
Miner Wars 2081
Created by Marek Rosa

Miner Wars 2081 is a 6DOF action-survival space-shooter simulation-game set in the year 2081, 10 years after the destruction of all planetary objects in the Solar System.

You operate an advanced mining ...
Created by WorldSmith
OreSome is a 2D action strategy game about ore -- exploring space for it, fighting aliens for it, blowing up planets with it. Build a network of frames and bots to defeat your enemies -- or just throw a sun at them.

In a dying, decrepit universe full o...
Salvation Prophecy: A Military Space Epic
Created by JabberwockyX
Salvation Prophecy is a military space epic. Human, mutant, and robotic factions are at war for galactic domination. Battles rage as space fleets collide, and planet invasions clash against fortified enemy colonies. Yet the greatest danger i...
Created by BTAxis
Naev is a game about space exploration, trade and combat. Players travel the galaxy and earn money by trading, fighting and performing missions.

Note: this game is free, open source software and can freely be obtained from SourceForge, but we th...
SCHAR: Blue Shield Alliance
Created by bapenguin
SCHAR: Blue Shield Alliance is a space action game featuring strategy elements that takes place after Mankind has traveled across three star systems and multiple planets within, crossing an aggressive force known only as CoNs. Striking sci-fi visua...
Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages
Created by triplebtitles
Five years in development, Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages combines all the deep customization and rich storytelling of an RPG with the fast-paced action of a space shooter.

Ring Runner clearly had a little TLC put into it. The writin...
Created by JML
Deep within the dying Earth we built a ship fueled by the planet's core and the powerful element Thorium. As the captain of this Planetship it is your duty to take the remainder of Earth's people safely through a most dangerous journey to find a home amon...
Aeon Command
Created by Minerne
Update: We're currently #12 on Greenlight!

The three factions of the Aeon Nebula have broken out into war. The Alliance, Exiles and Cyborgs are each struggling to obtain dominance over the mineral rich nebula.

Aeon Command is a tug of ...
Drox Operative
Drox Operative is a starship action RPG with warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic, evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer for Windows and Mac.

Demo: ...
Created by Alex Ayars
We're Greenlit! Thanks to everyone who made it happen.

Zigfrak is a space-based action RPG, featuring missions, exploration, and crafting. With an emphasis on loot and over-the-top items, it's not a traditional space sim. Enemy ships explode l...
Created by Really Slick
A reinvention of the cave-flyer in which you pilot an incredibly responsive thrust ship. Retrobooster will take all your dexterity and brains, and it will crush you if you don't stay on your toes.

Playable demo

Created by stardockalpha
Eterium is a space flight sim in the spirit of 90's games like Wing Commander and X-Wing. Developed by a two-man team, Eterium aims to bring the classic style of space combat games into the modern era. You play as a pilot working his way up the ranks ab...
Created by CGSColin
Pre-order Drifter now and get access to the beta immediately:

Drifter is an open-world sandbox space trading game with a procedurally-generated galaxy 100,000 light years acr...
Created by DIGITILUS
SKYJACKER is a first person, free-roaming space simulator that offers intense combat through mercenary missions that have starship pilots hijack, destroy and loot enemy vessels. Players take control of one of the most ruthless pirates in the galaxy, Ael. ...
Created by Shiroe
Galactose is a space combat/tactical RTS hybrid, which pits hundreds of ships against each other in the age-old war between dinner and dessert. Your sweet, delicious homeland needs YOU to defend it against the evils of dinner. Will you heed its call?
Space - The Return Of The Pixxelfrazzer
Created by Sørb
Space - The Return Of The Pixxelfrazzer is an open-world sci-fi hack'n'slash.

Your aim is to explore the inexhaustible amounts of destructible asteroid fields, spacestations and unknown planets of the universe.
And by exploring I mean hacking, ...
Smugglers 5: Invasion (Enhanced 2nd edition)
Created by jester101
'It’s basically Elite… but turn-based. [...]' - for Smugglers 4

Smugglers 5: Invasion starts where the original game ended. After years of civil war, the Federation finally emerged victorious, crushing a...
Epic Space
Created by -TAC^Taurian-
There are no boundaries, borders or limitations to the universe.

ES Online hosts players in a single universe with absolutely no borders or boundaries. You can fly in any direction in a procedurally generated uni...
Smugglers 5
Created by jester101
Smugglers 5 is the fifth installment in the turn-based single-player space trading game series. Will you be a greedy trader, an ambitious fleet pilot or a ruthless pirate? Board enemy ships, manage factories, conquer star systems and forge...
Created by Carmine
More Power To The Shields
You've always wanted to sit in a big captain's chair and shout, "More power to the shields!" and "Fire the torpedoes!" I have too, and this is why I built Quintet.

Quintet is a scifi cooperative, cross-platform, mult...
Space Salvager
Created by Lugana707
A space opera focused on you: your choices shape your destiny.

Forge your own path, your own destiny. Live on the fringes of society and pick the bones of the fallen. Become a miner and trawl the constellation for exotic ores. Take the fight to ...
Ascent -
Created by Kuloth
Ascent is a PVE Space MMO with 270,000,000,000 star systems.

In a future where civilisation has almost completely collapsed, players must work together to prevent total disaster, and rebuild a new civilisation of their own choosing.

So far, complete...
Created by EllipticGames
RODINA is a first person space exploration game with allows players to SEAMLESSLY travel across an entire, full-scale solar system. Seamless means go anywhere- no loading screens!

Walk around your space ship, or anywhere on full-si...
Contested Space
Created by Zon
Contested Space mixes action-oriented ship combat with creativity and community. Players design their own ships and stations, while defending and expanding territory for their alliance. All of this happens in one persistent universe where every action has...
Human Extinction Simulator
Created by Over00
In the press

“HES has one of the smartest concepts for tactical space biffing that I can remember seeing.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"It requires a different mindset to ordinary turn-based strategy games, which makes...
Shallow Space
Created by Mawhrin-Skel
Shallow Space is a 3D Real Time Strategy game inspired by Nexus: The Jupiter incident and Homeworld.

Command elements of the Terran Confederate Navy’s Gamma fleet as you dominate sectors of space tending to both random encounters and storyline missio...
Created by AtomicTorch Studio
VoidExpanse is an open-world, science fiction action-RPG set in space.

Explore the vast, open reaches of the VoidExpanse, mine asteroids for valuable resources, trade with space stations and merchants to improve your ship or compl...
Gran Vitreous
Gran Vitreous combines an arena shmup with the mechanics of a loot driven action RPG. Find and engineer your equipment as you level up your ship for battle against a galaxy filled with randomly generated encounters against enemies in asteroids fields, gra...
Created by Digi_Ent
Apollo4X: The Trading Space Strategy Game

Apollo4x is a space-based, turn-based strategy 4X game featuring trading, politics, economics, and tactical warfare.

You are the president of an interstellar merchant company on the planet Apoll...
3030 Deathwar
Created by CrunchyLeafGames
3030 Deathwar is an Open World 2D Space RPG

Similar to games like Escape Velocity Nova and Elite/Privateer, the game features Open World exploration, boarding stations and derelicts, many diverse NPCs, tons of missions and an exciting plot! The new ver...
Star Nomad
Created by halfgeekstudios
Star Nomad is a top-down 2D tribute to classic spacesims such as Elite, Wing Commander: Privateer, Escape Velocity, Freelancer & Space Rangers. If you are a fan of these games, then you're in for a nostalgic ride!

In Star Nomad, you roam free in the Wi...
Distant Star: Revenant Fleet
Created by Tenebrious
Distant Star: Revenant Fleet is a real-time, space-strategy game for PC, featuring fleet-based combat, a dynamically generated galaxy, and an evolving narrative that is different every time.

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Cylne Oct 20, 2014 @ 2:47am 
Hello BrianRiubin,
Can you have a look at Cylne ? It's a first person poetic surreal exploration game with some spatial elements :
BrianRubin  [author] Oct 23, 2012 @ 10:02am 
@noamtoledano Oh I plan on it once I get the time. ;) Thanks!
noamtoledano Oct 22, 2012 @ 6:56am 
Hi Brian, Thanks for adding our game to your other list :)
You are welcome to play the free demo we have on our site
BrianRubin  [author] Oct 22, 2012 @ 6:41am 
@noamtoledano Hi there! Thanks foe the recommendation. This list is for games I've actually played and can personally recommend. I also have an all-inclusive list with all of the space games on Greenlight I know of. I'll be happy to add your game to that one. :)
noamtoledano Oct 22, 2012 @ 3:50am 
Hi Brian, Please cconsider "The Galactic Asteroids Patrol"
Morjak Sep 5, 2012 @ 8:47pm 
@Brian: I see. 2x thanks!
BrianRubin  [author] Sep 5, 2012 @ 6:22pm 
@m_jordan3d Maybe that's because in two lists? I have this recommended list of games I've played and have experience with, and another list with every space game I find on Greenlight.
Morjak Sep 5, 2012 @ 4:03pm 
Brian, thanks for helping us share Armada Online.
[For some reason, your list shows up twice in our "collections" section.]
freerangegames Sep 5, 2012 @ 12:47am 
BrianRubin  [author] Sep 4, 2012 @ 10:35am 
@WorldSmith Aaww, thanks, I try my best to support the games and their devs. :)