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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September Update

1 week ago News 1 comment

This month, Mathias, the main 3d artist on the game left the team to seek other challenges. All art assets for the first playable release are completed and all that is left is basically wrapping up the game, debugging and some polishing. For that reason, updates will be less graphical and more technical. I’m mostly going to publish my programming changelog on tasks that took more than half a day to complete.

In other news, we’ve passed the 250k line of code mark! To put that in perspective, Quake II has 136k, Quake III has 229k, and Doom 3 has 601k [source]

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Of course this metric doesn’t say anything about what the code do but it gives some insights on the amount of work that went into it. :)

Change log:

Savegame format backward compatibility
Added settings.txt file functionality
60FPS Confirmed!
Added fullscreen support
Increased the scanning range of the active scanner so finding asteroid is easier.
Balancing economic system [in progress]
Savegame compress data to lower the saved game file size. [in progress]

bug fix:
Fixed asteroid spawning only one kind of ore
Fixed a glitch happening only on ATI video card
Fixed multiple bugs when reloading/recreating a game multiple time
Fix UI bug when removing a component on a unit in-game
Fixed a bug for debug/release savegame compatibility [in progress]

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August Update

August Update

1 month ago News 2 comments

Update on the latest development from the month of August: Local grid, debug phase & more ship components!

July Update

July Update

2 months ago News 4 comments

July dev update: Save game validation, 3D navigation, drones and corvettes.

June Update

June Update

3 months ago News 5 comments

Update on the latest development on Deep Space Settlement for the month of June: Drones, AI Nexus, Code Reflection.

May update

May update

4 months ago News 12 comments

Development update of DSS for the month of May. Saved Game & Enemy Nexus.

Deep Space Settlement is a 4X real-time strategy game focused on empire building and grand-scale space battle.
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ThePaladin Apr 20 2014 says:

now this is officialy the reason I will fail my german exams :D but seriously you guys made a hell of a progress.... Can't wait to take those ships for a spin :)

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explr Online
explr Apr 20 2014 replied:

German is easy, repeat after me: "Tschechisches Streichholzschächtelchen" :)

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nightovizard Apr 20 2014 says:

Steam greenlight and early acces would be great!

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lordcronos24 Apr 16 2014 says:

Is there an early access + backing the game development for this amazing piece of work? Unbelievably looking great!!!!!

Anyhow, i would be glad to pay for getting my hand on the early access.

Just one small Q. Are you guys serious of giving us multiplayer mod of the game. I am not questioning you, just after suffering the cold shower given to us by Zero concerning the StarDrive not getting MP after i bought it, i am getting cautious. Any way this game looks so promising cant wait to play it. You guys, indie developers are the future of this genre.

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StephanieRct Creator
StephanieRct Apr 16 2014 replied:

Thanks! :D

Multiplayer is supported right out of the box. It is already functional actually. :)

We will be doing an early access at some point. We are not sure when as things change on a regular basis here.

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lordcronos24 Apr 16 2014 replied:

So good to here!!! MP, early access HEYAAAAA!!!!

Keep up the excellent work guys!

I will get my hand on that early access as soon as you guys can make it available.

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Moleman2009 Apr 13 2014 says:

The visuals remind me a lot of O.R.B , really going to keep an eye on this one!

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LS-FR Apr 15 2014 replied:

I think the graphics is too best, and off world resources base is old...

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explr Online
explr Apr 14 2014 replied:

That game as awesome backgrounds, I wonder how they did them back then.

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Piemanlives Apr 16 2014 replied:

I'm fairly certain the artwork was done in such a way that when folded into the sky box the art looks seamless and round.

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