UNION is a cooperative spaceship simulator with deep tactical gameplay.


  • Command a spaceship with up to four of your friends in different roles (Captain, Helm, Tactical, Engineering and Science).
  • Work together to survive and conquer in hostile space. Develop your own tactics and team dynamics.
  • Deep emergent gameplay; all systems, from physics to power and heat, are simulated in an integrated environment.
  • Newtonian flight physics with velocity and momentum.
  • Multiplayer ship vs ship combat (each ship with it's own crew of up to five players).

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1 comment by Faerdan on Aug 11th, 2014

Hi all,

I have decided to put UNION on hold for the foreseeable future.

It's not a decision I have made easily. I believe in UNION and want to see it fully realised at some point in the future. The reality is however that UNION is not a game that can reach it's full potential as a part time project, it's just too demanding for that.

I really appreciate all of the support I received from the community here, and I hope that at some point in the future I'm in a position to give UNION the attention it deserves.

All the best,

Mark Aherne

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violenzio Jan 5 2014, 1:40pm says:

This really seems to be a great game! I'm eager to play it!!!
Nice job!!!

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chuckachu1388679555 Jan 2 2014, 11:22am says:

Looking great and very ambitious! Following this one for sure. Love Artemis but this is Artemis leveled up!

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Faerdan Creator
Faerdan Jan 2 2014, 8:41pm replied:

Artemis inspired me to create UNION, not as a better version of that game but as a very different take on the idea. It has become my passion and I hope that, when it is finally released, people will love it.

I have been working away in the background and will show my progress soon, including a redesigned pretty-much-complete Kite Class ship.

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chuckachu1388679555 Jan 2 2014, 10:48pm replied:

Wish I could code to help you out! Your work is very polished and would love to see where you go with it.

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neo-scarab Dec 31 2013, 11:31am says:

It is good to see such games being made. Faerdan thank you for working on such a project.

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Faerdan Creator
Faerdan Jan 2 2014, 8:31pm replied:

Thank you so much. I'm creating UNION in my spare time, "juggling" it with work and family, and your support is really appreciated.

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neo-scarab Jan 2 2014, 8:58pm replied:

If you want a military consultant let me know. I can help you with ideas based on my military experience.

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m1key11 Dec 3 2013, 3:59am says:

add me to alpha please

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Faerdan Creator
Faerdan Dec 11 2013, 7:10pm replied:

Hey m1key11,

I certainly will, all watchers will receive an invitation to the alpha.

My day job has been extremely busy the past two months, we needed to have a large release ready for January (and it's almost done). I have progressed on UNION though, I'll have some new (hopefully exciting) things to show soon after Christmas.

Thank you.

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stabinthedark Dec 16 2013, 9:03am replied:

When is the alpha and if I get an invite may I do an indie spotlight on it?

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Faerdan Creator
Faerdan Dec 18 2013, 7:01pm replied:

Hi stabinthedark,

I don't have a date yet, there are too many factors to consider.

When I do start the alpha I'll send you an invite and I would be honoured if you did a spotlight on it.

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