Post news RSS Introducing Kleptonaut

Introducing our debut game: what it is, who we are, and what's to come.

Posted by on


The Space Bandit Studio team is excited to release the beta version of our new game: KLEPTONAUT.


What is it?

KLEPTONAUT is a new puzzle game about robbing convenience stores in zero-gravity. Pick up and throw items to propel yourself, solve puzzles, and wreak havoc on Nova-Mart's numerous establishments. The game is controlled like a top-down shooter but adds in physics-based gameplay like mini-golf or billiards. Each throw launches an item in front of the player and sends the player flying in the opposite direction.

Currently, the game includes eight playable levels, each introducing new mechanics and concepts. We also feature a killer soundtrack by Kleptonaut the musician!

Who are we?

Most of the team are students at the University of California, Santa Cruz. We have been working on the game through our senior year as our capstone project. With graduation around the corner, Kleptonaut will no longer be worked on though UCSC, but entirely on our own. Exciting!

What's coming?

Right now we want to focus on making improvements and fixes based on your feedback. Over the next couple months, we want to get the game as optimized and bug-free as possible.

Additionally, we will have two new levels released next Friday! We hope to keep a steady pace of new levels and content released.

We have a lot of future plans for Kleptonaut including more game modes, platforms (like mobile), and level creation tools. We will announce things as we approach them, so stay tuned!

Well, what now?

Play the beta! Follow us on Twitter! Tell us your thoughts!


Nick, James, Richard, Luke, and the rest of Space Bandit Studio

Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.