Dreams of conquering space and making contact with extraterrestrial civilizations keep many up at night. Before embarking on a space adventure, you must prepare accordingly. A gutsy spacecraft, a well-trained crew, and a solid action plan will be of the essence.
If you want more than just the thrill of exploration and daring missions, space-building games will be right up your alley. Let’s check what space sim games have to offer!
|The Last Starship||2023-02-15||Indie||Introversion Software|
|Cosmoteer Starship Architect Commander||2022-10-24||Action||Walternate Realities||10%|
|Nimbatus The Space Drone Constructor||2020-05-14||Indie||Stray Fawn||95%|
|Empyrion Galactic Survival||2015-08-05||Adventure||Eleon Game Studios||50%|
|Avorion||2017-01-23||Action & Shooter||Boxelware||20%|
|Terra Invicta||2022-09-26||Simulation||Pavonis Interactive|
|Kerbal Space Program||2015-04-27||Adventure||Squad||85%|
|Kerbal Space Program 2||2023-02-24||Simulation||Intercept Games|
|Space Haven||2020-05-21||Simulation||Bugbyte Ltd.||71%|
|Stellaris||2016-05-09||Strategy||Paradox Development Studio||74%|
|Ftl Faster Than Light||2012-09-14||Adventure||Subset Games||60%|
|No Mans Sky||2016-08-12||Adventure||Hello Games||62%|
Kerbal Space Program
Kerbal Space Program combines entertainment with a sprinkle of academics. It can be quite demanding but also very amusing.
Your job is to help the friendly Kerbal race explore the Kerbol solar system. Implementation of the entire space program is in your hands.
Spaceships are built under your command – you need to consider thrust, mass, aerodynamics, and gravity in order to successfully navigate the simulated universe. Other exciting tasks will take you on a path of space exploration.
Starcom: Unknown Space
|Developer:||Wx3 Labs, LLC|
Let’s dive into this space-building title with a strong touch of retro-inspired action RPG. Apart from creating the starship, you will need to unravel some mysteries.
You need to wisely manage your resources such as energy and fuel during your interstellar odyssey. Let’s not forget about the crew morale – the backbone of your rocket.
During exploration, you may encounter hostiles so you should plan your defense strategically. In order to outwit and defeat your enemies, you must cleverly use the various skills and upgrades you acquire throughout the game.
Sunshine Heavy Industries
|Developer:||Rocket Rat Games|
In the charming Sunshine Heavy Industries, you step into the shoes of a budding spaceship engineer. Your job is to attend to the colorful – and a bit odd – clients and their ships.
As you progress, you’ll construct increasingly eccentric and complex spacecrafts. You better watch out, because the competition never sleeps. You need to balance the costs and deal with your „business partner” who constantly finds new ways to tarnish your reputation with the mischievous local pirates!
The game is challenging but also very relaxing. It’s fitting music and beautiful retro-style pixel graphics are also noteworthy.
|Developer:||Paradox Development Studio|
Now something for the strategy and sci-fi enthusiasts alike. Stellaris is an invitation to lead an interstellar empire and shape it using various species, traits, and government types.
Your role is to manage resources, defend your realm, expand territory, establish colonies, and lead your team to prosperity. Every decision impacts the empire’s growth and survival.
Here, exploration, warfare, and diplomacy play a huge role. Stellaris gives you the best of strategy games – but in space.
|Developer:||Red Cabin Games|
If you fancy a roguelike in space, Space Scavenger is the one for you. Here, your task is to build a ship and fight battles.
You can’t rest on your laurels – you still need to scavenge for the best spaceship parts and train combat skills. This will ensure your survival so take it seriously!
Space Scavenger is entertaining and challenging for both the pros and those looking for a captivating game for Saturday evenings.
Space-building games allow you to unleash creativity and embark on thrilling journeys. Their realistic physics simulations, intricate spacecraft construction systems, and educational value perfectly capture the ever-present spirit of exploration.
Whether you dream of colonizing distant planets or simply wish to unravel the mysteries of the universe, space-building games provide the perfect ground for your aspirations. Embrace the infinite possibilities and prepare to reach for the stars!