Over 350 years in the future mankind has embraced space travel and exploration. We have colonized many worlds and spread ourselves across the galaxy. The Colonial Defense Force (CDF) is responsible for the security of Earth and her colonies, and our only line of defense against the unknown.

On March 1st 2368 contact was lost with our most distant colony, located in the Icarus system. Two days later the Dreadnought class spaceship CDF Goliath was dispatched to investigate. Experience the events that transpire as a Marine on the boarding party to the Icarus 3 Space Station and as a pilot returning from another mission a few days later.

Discover what happened to the CDF Goliath and why nine days after entering the Icarus system it was finally declared a Ghostship.


Story Mode

Play from the viewpoint of 2 different characters in an open world with random events and enemies, and a huge focus on atmosphere and immersion.

Skirmish Mode

You are one of the last survivors! With just 1 life, escape the ship if you can!

Onslaught Mode

A wave based survival mode where you must kill as many enemies as you can. There are 8 different onslaught maps which are based on locations from the story mode.

Challenge Mode

Offers a variety of diverse challenges which will test your combat ability, agility, and problem solving skills. There are 8 different challenge maps which are based on locations from the story mode.

Simulation Mode

Consists of a wide variety of single missions based on historic CDF battles and simulations created for the Marines on the Goliath to hone their skills.

Multiplayer & Co-op

We are planning to add multiplayer and coop game modes if there are enough funds to support it. The more friends you get to buy CDF Ghostship, the more likely it is you'll get to play it with them.


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Beta 1.3 Released!

9 months ago News 0 comments

CDF Ghostship Beta 1.3 has now been released over on steam. The new build is a huge improvement on 1.2 in all respects. The enemy AI is now much improved, graphics and sound have had an overhaul and there are new enemies, survivors and a huge expansion to story mode.

Check out the full changelog and more info on CDF Ghostship over at Steam

Prepare to board the ghostship this halloween!

Prepare to board the ghostship this halloween!

1 year ago News 0 comments

CDF Ghostship is being released in time for Halloween! CDF Ghostship is an Indie sci-fi FPS which boasts 4 huge game modes.

CDF Ghostship - Coming Halloween 2014

CDF Ghostship - Coming Halloween 2014

1 year ago News 0 comments

Lots of improvements and changes to Ghostship! Prepare for one of the best sci-fi shooter of 2014

LIMITED OFFER! 1st 100 Only! Be in the Game!!!

LIMITED OFFER! 1st 100 Only! Be in the Game!!!

1 year ago News 0 comments

In order to raise some funds to by some new computer equipment for the final development of CDF Ghostship & Ghostship Aftermath we are offering something...

CDF Ghostship Greenlit on Steam!

CDF Ghostship Greenlit on Steam!

2 years ago News 0 comments

CDF Ghostship has been greenlit on Steam! Thanks to everyone who voted for us!

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Guest Jun 17 2013 says:

I just downloaded the alpha. I love the environments, you are clearly very talented in that aspect. In the others, it is clear you are somewhat less experienced with. The looks of the character and the weapons doesn't really 'match' the level of detail of the environment or really the feel of the ship. The level design is nice, but it is way too dark. There's a happy balance between dark enough to keep the player guessing, and it being too dark as to were you can't see. The guns seem a little 'floaty' while aiming, and their design being single shot kinda makes the game harder. The enemies are as you said, not very detailed, but they are hard to see, which makes it ******* irritating to battle them. Please make them appear in fewer numbers and be a little more visible. The menus don't do the game justice. The weapon design needs to improve, the single shot makes it hard to hit a small fast target, a spray or multi-shot per trigger pull gun is needed. The mouths on the aliens are rather, cartoon like. I'd recommend getting inspiration from nature to make a more 'Natural' feeling baddie. The health system is a bit odd, something like halo reach's or Dead space's system would be lovely. Also, scope sway is only applicable for high magnification scopes at long distances. But, aside from these quirks, the game is great and has a ton of potential to be a smash hit. I look forward to seeing your progress. I'll be contributing soon.

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MAGStudios Jun 20 2013 replied:

Hi Guest, don't know your name sorry, have you found any more weapons which which are automatic yet? Laser rifles, plasma rifles, smg`s, mini-gun in the alpha, hope you have found some of them :)

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MAGStudios Creator
MAGStudios Jun 17 2013 replied:

Hi, glad you are enjoying it, looks like you have not found of the other weapons yet. SMGs, Miniguns, Rifles etc, some with lazer sights, some with tac lights. Please play a little more and try and find some of the other weapons. The alpha story mode is quite big, taking the lock-down off on the bridge is only the start of the alpha, that's when the alpha starts to get fun :)

There are different types of aliens after that point and don't forget to try out the 2 challenges on challenge mode - Just to the end of the hall & Scavenger. Also the Onslaught maps - Hangar 2 & Medical are fun.

There is still much to do on the game yet and still many improvements to be made. Thanks for your feedback.

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Palanduss Jun 16 2013 says:

For the Alpha Build, have you considered uploading it as a Torrent instead of a download? May upload/download faster that way.

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MAGStudios Creator
MAGStudios Jun 16 2013 replied:

Hi, I have tried that using uTorrent, have set it up and tried seeding it but i could not get it to work, something i am probably doing wrong as I am unfamiliar with it. If anyone can do it from there end that would be great and I give you my permission to do so. If anyone can get it working as a torrent let me know and i will post the link. I am trying again at the moment to get it up here on desura for tomorrow so I will keep you posted.

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gogolino Jun 12 2013 says:

I've played The Ghostship Alpha version 0.33 yesterday for few hours and must say is good. Nice atmosphere, creepy sounds, dark and claustrophobic locations. Of course still needs a lot of work and optimisation but has great potential. And we've to keep on mind that this huge demo (sometimes full releases are shorter that this one) has been done by only one man. Both thumbs up. Well done Shaun.

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MAGStudios Creator
MAGStudios Jun 13 2013 replied:

Great :) Hope you have lots more fun, and don't forget to check out the hints and tips thread in the Ghostship Forums.

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lanm Jun 8 2013 says:

Looks like great fun! Is the alpha still coming out June 8?
I don't know where this game is being developed, but we're a few minutes into June 9 here in Australia. :)

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MAGStudios Creator
MAGStudios Jun 8 2013 replied:

Its still uploading, Its 2.7 gig, I started uploading it today, at an average upload speed of 40kps then its not going to be ready for download sometime tomorrow. Ill keep you posted with the links when they are ready.

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Squared55 Jun 8 2013 replied:

Did you zip the file? That should decrease the size considerably.

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MAGStudios Creator
MAGStudios Jun 9 2013 replied:

The Zip managed to save 2% as it is a single exe installer. And the site i am uploading it to want the exe file and not in zip format.

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 7/10

It is pretty good but it is very buggy and laggy.....

Jul 16 2013 by agents640

Lowest Rated (2 agree) 2/10

You guys just don't understand how to work with lights, models, music and scenario. You need re make EVERYTHING.

Aug 11 2013 by ID0

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