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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Lottery and gamescom build :)
Ahoy fellow space captains,

we're back from gamescom 2014 in Cologne and it was a great experience. We've met some awesome people and although it was a bit exhausting at times, we had a lot of fun at the first gamescom edition of the IndieMEGABOOTH.
It was amazing to see lots of players having so much fun playing Cosmonautica for the first time.

So what do we have for you? Let us make it short and sweet:

We are going to release the game within the next 4-6 weeks on Early Access and we will update the game in two week cycles.
To check out the latest and last public build of Cosmonautica, please visit our forums at or check out our IndieDB page.

Furthermore, we've prepared a fine lottery, where you can win t-shirts, bags, and of course games:

Please, check out these sites in order to help the development team at Chasing Carrots:

Spread the word about Cosmonautica:

Or with votes on ideas and different polls like languages for the game:

What's new in the latest Cosmonautica build:

  • New camera mode to show the ship from the outside
  • Kitchen implemented
  • Main menu overhauled
  • Game settings will be saved
  • 3 preset scenarios to try different play styles
  • Sandbox mode
  • Passenger transportation
  • Many new quests
  • Bugfixes and performance optimizations

Have fun playing and please share your feedback, we're looking forward to it.

Your Chasing Carrots

Release date: September 17th 2014

Imagine Elite meets The Sims.
Cosmonautica is a fresh genre mix in a quirky and humorous universe, paired with funky space tunes for your intergalactic enjoyment.

You will be an aspiring captain on the hunt for fame and fortune.
Are you ready for some hilarious adventures in outer space? Cosmonautica combines elements of space trading and life simulation to create an unique experience. Only if you take good care of your crew you will be able to succeed.

Cosmonautica is currently in development. If you would like to have a closer look at Cosmonautica's progress, feel free to register directly in our forum.

Do you have what it takes to become the best space trader, bounty hunter, pirate or how ever you would like to call yourself?

  • You are the captain of a small washed-up space cruiser. Assemble a well functioning crew and build a flourishing space company. Success and failure depend on your decisions.
  • Explore the galaxy and pursue intergalactic trading in dynamic and random generated solarsystems. You are able to trade different kinds of goods and some rare and illegal stuff, too.
  • Take care of your crew. Only if they fit together well and are satisfied, you are able to get the optimum out of your space company.
  • You can have up to 8 awesome crew members who work mostly autonomous.
  • Assign and prioritize the tasks of your crew members, like a real captain would do it.
  • A huge variety of rooms to equip your ship in any way you like.
  • Hold exciting space battles against enemy space ships. The well planned structure of your space vessel and the abilities of your crew are key to success.
  • Beautiful and alive space stations. This is the place to be, because pretty much everything revolves around these trading hubs.
  • Play pre-built scenarios, measure your skill in public challenges that are running worldwide or just built own scenarios and challenge your friends.

Originally posted by PC Games (Germany):
"Zappy gameplay mix between trading, fighting and crew management. Cosmonautica is different than other space simulations. Ludicrous."
Originally posted by Destructoid:
"When we think about interstellar travel, our minds often go straight to intense battles with alien warships, exploration of hostile worlds, or cunning diplomacy. We often forget that between all of the action, our heroes still need to eat, sleep, bathe, and take some private meditation time (this is code for pooping)."
Originally posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun:
"I’ve had a brief dabble with an early build of the Stuttgart-built indie game, and it’s exactly what the ‘Elite meets life sim’ beermat description suggests."

We’re Chasing Carrots, a small indie developer based in Stuttgart, Germany and after our first game “Pressure” we’re putting the steering wheel and earthly restrictions aside and give you the freedom of the endless space.

Popular Discussions View All (15)
Aug 21, 2014 @ 4:51pm
Linux support?
Jul 3, 2014 @ 3:34pm
Cosmonautica translate many languages ? ( i hope french for me lol )
Sep 6, 2014 @ 4:27pm
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onion.dll Feb 8, 2015 @ 4:00pm 
Downloaded this from the website, great game!
ChristopherKro Sep 17, 2014 @ 6:56am 
I really would like to to play this game it looks great. Any idea when it might be available for MAC.
Mochano Sep 8, 2014 @ 2:21pm 
♣My♣Gar♣ Sep 5, 2014 @ 12:39pm 
Привет! Простите за мой английский.
Когда выйдет игра будет ли русский язык?
Hey there! Sorry for my english. When will the game be if the Russian language?
Chasing Carrots  [author] Sep 5, 2014 @ 8:42am 
Yes, random events will make into the game during development :)
Praying Mantis Sep 5, 2014 @ 3:55am 
Will there be any random events within game? Little randomness makes things even more interesting. Will definitely buy this game.
Praying Mantis Sep 5, 2014 @ 3:52am 
I want to play this game so badly than I can't breathe!
♣My♣Gar♣ Sep 2, 2014 @ 3:49am 
Осталось совсем немного! УРА! Поскорей бы!
GrafGreifenklau Aug 28, 2014 @ 1:44pm 
i want this game for pc since i've played it on the gamescom, this game is so awesome
Chasing Carrots  [author] Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:06am 
Awesome, thanks Bomoo :)