Deep Space Settlement is a real-time strategy game focused on empire building and grand-scale space battle. It is currently in development.


  • Build your interstellar empire
  • Gather and convert resources to power your empire's economy
  • Trade resources between players and NPCs across star-systems
  • Random events, RPG style
  • Customizable ships and stations
  • Build giant capital ships supported by an armada of smaller, more maneuverable ships
  • Create fleets
  • Unlock new technologies
  • Unlock new ship abilities through an XP system
  • Defend against invaders and conquer new star systems
  • Single- and Multiplayer
  • Story and sandbox mode
  • High modding capabilities, access game content through XML and game logic through the API

If you want to support the development, you can pre-prorder the game right now!

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26 comments by dssmathias on Jul 8th, 2014

We are happy to announce that Deep Space Settlement enters its pre-order phase! Head over to for more info on how to pre-order.

The game has been in production since 2011 and will hit the First Playable milestone by the end of the year. By pre-ordering now you will get exclusive access to this very first milestone release and will be a privileged early backer and supporter of the development team. We will listen to your first-hand feedback and you will help shaping the awesome 4X RTS game Deep Space Settlement thrives to be.

The game has been completely self-funded until now, at first with personal savings and later through side contract jobs. Now, full time dedication to the project would require your support and we feel the game is close enough to a solid first playable release. In this release you will be able to:

  • build your first colony
  • design and build you first corvettes and capital ships
  • mine resources
  • basic trading with local non-player factions / races
  • defend against invaders
  • Single player
  • Multiplayer(allied)
  • Have fun!!

Q. When will it release?
A. We strongly believe that in order to make Deep Space Settlement one of the best 4X RTS game out there we need to take the necessary time to nurture the game in all it's glory. Setting us hard deadlines would compromise the quality of DSS. Please understand that we are a small team of passionate and dedicated indie game developers who will do whatever it takes to put an awesome game in your hands. By pre-ordering the game you will contribute to this goal and we can't express our gratitude enough. Thank you!

We are also starting a Steam Greenlight page, vote yes to help get us to the Steam store!

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DarkAssullt Sep 28 2014, 4:39am says:

I cannot wait for this game!!! So excited for this!

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Darmanator Sep 14 2014, 1:51pm says:

Damn! I really wish I knew how to do coding or modelling or SOMETHING. There's so many mods and games I would love to help people with. This game especially.

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dssmathias Sep 14 2014, 4:52pm replied:

Never too late to learn either or both :)

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Trooper_ Aug 29 2014, 3:22pm says:

Will this be releasing on steam early access soon?

I have no clue on you guys devlopement state is why I ask.

and it is deff on my want list cause i voted greenlight for it long ago :).

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dssmathias Sep 14 2014, 4:52pm replied:

We are aiming to release a first playable by the end of the year.

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PortasAurora Aug 19 2014, 10:09pm says:

The models look great!

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dssmathias Aug 20 2014, 1:31pm replied:

Thanks man!

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Doci Aug 8 2014, 7:22am replied:

Where can i preorder it ? I know somewhere on steam :D but where o.o

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Piemanlives Aug 8 2014, 3:03pm replied:

You can preorder it on their site, however bear in mind it is fairly pricey, but I can understand that at the moment preorder money goes directly into development.

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Doci Aug 11 2014, 10:32am replied:

Ty :)

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