Have you ever wanted to build your own space ship and explore the heavens or live among the stars in your very own space station complete with defense systems?
Space Engineers is a sandbox building game set in the cold, harsh vacuum of space. Design, construct, upgrade, and maintain your very own space ships and space stations. Discover valuable resources on asteroids and mine them to create the building blocks needed to build exploration ships and mining stations or military bases and space fighters.
Construction in Space Engineers is rich and deep yet accessible and fun! The game employs a realistic voxel-based physics engine that allows all game objects to be assembled, disassembled, damaged, or even destroyed. In Space Engineers these voxel-based objects are composed of block-like modules interlocked in a grid and each behaves like a real physical object with its own mass, inertia, velocity, volume, and storage capacity.
Space Engineers currently includes two game modes to challenge players: creative and survival. In creative mode, players have unlimited resources, instant building, and there is no death whereas in survival mode, players face the realistic management of resources and inventory as well as the challenge of manual building and the prospect of a brutal death around every corner – running out of air, meteor showers, gravity crushing you into a pool of goo just to name a few of the ways you can end up shuffling off this mortal coil.
Space Engineers is at its heart a construction game but that doesn’t mean you can’t start blasting away at each other. Anybody can walk up to another Space Engineer and whack them over the head – where’s the fun in that? The REAL fun comes from flexing your creative and cunning engineering muscle to construct fantastic combat ships and base fortifications – team up with other players or slug it out to see who’ll be the next king of the rock.
If you love cool gadgets, like the self balancing scooter which are inspired by reality and modern-day technology, Space Engineers takes us far into the future yet still endeavors to be as realistic as possible by adhering to the laws of physics and showcasing real-world technology that is actually possible to develop in the near future. Do try it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.