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Contested Space
Apr 21, 2014 @ 12:31pm
Dec 29, 2014 @ 1:19pm
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Release date: Mid 2015
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 a lasting consequence.

Download Now

The Contested Space prototype is available for anyone to try. You can download the prototype from the Contested Space website. Right now you can design a ship, fly it around, and blow stuff up.

A Role Making Game

Too many online games impose a static narrative on their players. Contested Space lets players control their own identities and define how they interact with the universe. Players naturally fall into role playing when they are given different goals and perspectives. The game's primary goal is to help players create their own stories.


Contested Space gives players direct control of their ship. Every shot and missile is physically simulated and must be carefully aimed. Ships range from lumbering battleships a kilometer long to nimble frigates only 60 meters long.

Launch Features

Contested Space will start small, perfect the features it has, and grow from there. The purpose of this campaign is to fund that first step. The goal is to launch a completed version of the game before the end of this year.

At first Contested Space will be about territory control. Players will pick from one of three predefined alliances. These alliances will compete to control locations in orbit where stations can be built. Players that defend or capture territory will be rewarded with credits that can be used to build space stations or buy better ships.

The game will launch with three different ship sizes along with a suite of weapons and abilities to go along with them. Players will have a skill progression that will grant them modest bonuses as they gain experience.

Long Term Development

Development will continue after the game launches. Eventually the game will transition to become more of a sandbox. Features will be added that give players more control over their ships, the game's economy, and even the game's social structures. All of it will be designed to create a better framework for telling stories.

A Simple Subscription

Contested Space will be a subscription based game. All updates to the game will be free to subscribers. There won't be any micro transactions or pay to win. Every subscriber will be treated equally.
Popular Discussions View All (3)
Jan 31, 2016 @ 4:52pm
Some ideas for some cool game mechanics
One Salty Boi
May 15, 2014 @ 12:10pm
Contested Space: The ̶M̶o̶v̶i̶e̶ Thread
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:18am
WTF? update needed, download newer version?
The somemivix YEE ELITE
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The somemivix YEE ELITE Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:20am 
can you release a newer build for the game?
The somemivix YEE ELITE Aug 27, 2016 @ 10:54am 
and also, as a small game dev, i think you should get more poeple in first before making subscription based stuff.
GAIDS Jun 11, 2016 @ 12:56pm 
Still being devved?
Zon  [author] Jan 30, 2016 @ 3:17pm 
Slow and steady.
GAIDS Jan 30, 2016 @ 2:35pm 
Anything still happening?
sgtpockets Jun 25, 2015 @ 9:55pm 
dont do free 2 play.
GAIDS May 13, 2015 @ 7:22pm 
Zon  [author] May 13, 2015 @ 7:21pm 
Yes, I'm still gradually pushing things forward. The Contested Space blog [] is more up to date than the Greenlight page.

GAIDS May 12, 2015 @ 12:19pm 
Is this still being developed?
Wade130 Dec 20, 2014 @ 8:52pm 
Dude please make this game