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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TheSauro Jan 26 2014, 5:18am says:

*looks at screenshots and videos*


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n0p0inter Jan 23 2014, 11:07pm says:

Please tell me the first release is gonna be free or at least make a demo

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Isimiel Jan 23 2014, 7:16am says:

how much will it be on release and will it be on greenlight?

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Lightningy Jan 21 2014, 12:38pm says:

quick question: is it going to be as deep as Distant World, because that is the top dog of the 4X genre?

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StephanieRct Jan 22 2014, 1:15am replied:

It will be much more, probably not on the first release (alpha) but it will come. :)

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stephenmbanham Dec 16 2013, 6:52pm says:

Hey! We're doing an Indie Of The Year special series on the Top 100! And we featured your game!

Check it out?

Thank you so much in advance! and we hope you like the video!

Alot of team effort went into it! So if you could help us out and spread the word we'd be so grateful and thanks again for your amazing game!!!

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dssmathias Dec 17 2013, 11:31am replied:

Hey, thats awesome, thanks for doing this!

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n0p0inter Dec 20 2013, 11:45pm replied:

sorry for asking I don't mean to be annoying but still no eta on a release? and question: will it run good for any lower end graphics cards? or do you need a decent one:P

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dssmathias Dec 21 2013, 6:13pm replied:

Can't tell you anything in regards to ETA, but as for the graphics card, I have a GTX 260 and the non-optimized debug build runs fine for me. Be patient please, I know it's hard :)

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