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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dudeallen Sep 7 2012, 10:00pm says:

Looks interesting, will this be free?

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Atts Sep 7 2012, 1:59pm says:

This game looks awesome, i've been looking for something similar to Distant Worlds with some 3D content.

I know you mentioned it was a "Real Time" strategy game but that term seems to be a very loosly used these days. Is the game really in real time or is it turn based in way?

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StephanieRct Sep 7 2012, 4:01pm replied:

It really is all real time. You will, however, be able to issue orders while the game is paused in single player, but the game won't force you to.

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Atts Sep 8 2012, 2:23am replied:

Awesome! Thanks for clarifying.

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spawnof2000 Sep 7 2012, 1:39pm says:

This reminds me somewhat of GalCiv.

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nihilocrat Sep 7 2012, 10:17am says:

Good to see you making a lot of progress! Looks awesome!

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momopirou Aug 3 2012, 6:06pm says:

hi there. just a question that doesnt seem to have been asked. is there a planned beta release? do you have any idea of when it could come out?

it looks really good so far. i'm hardly looking for the game that will successfully replace pax imperia.

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StephanieRct Aug 3 2012, 11:31pm replied:

There is no exact date planned yet. To give you a rough estimate, I hope to get the alpha/beta release out by Q2 2013.

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momopirou Aug 4 2012, 5:51am replied:

ouch this is a really long time to wait. well then, i wish you good luck!

is there any chance that you are looking for 3D artists?

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Mobius13 Aug 2 2012, 12:04pm replied:

Exactly what I said!

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