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I'm such a sucker when it comes to games involving space travel, exploration and building a ship. Turns out that Space Impossible [Steam, Official Site] has a Linux version on Steam.

I've been speaking with the developer, who provided me with a key to test and it turns out it actually works really nicely. There's only one issue, which is very common when it comes to having more than one monitor with the wrong resolution picked—easy to work around for now. Apart from that though, I've not seen any issues holding it back.

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  • Every object is made up of tiles, which can be destroyed, created or changed allowing for very tactical combat
  • Procedurally generated universe — Enter a different seed and each universe is different
  • Multiple factions — Each with a dozen or more starships
  • Near-real Newtonian physics allowing for a better space-like experience — Use a tractored ship as a shield against attacks or use it to smash into the enemy
  • Ship customization — Change the color of the tiles of your ship for the ultimate in self-expression (coming soon)
  • Trade system — Have a bunch of stuff you don't want? Travel to a nearby tradepost and sell it, or buy that crucial upgrade you need (coming soon)
  • Manufacturing system — Gather key materials and use it, along with specialty labs, to create new ships and components, or upgrade existing ones
  • Single Player and Multiplayer — Play singleplayer or multiplayer on LAN or Internet

Find it on Steam in Early Access right now. It doesn't have a SteamOS icon yet of course, since it needs more testers before they're really ready to show it. If it seems like your thing, do give it a blast.

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TheSHEEEP 15 Mar, 2018
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QuoteI'm such a sucker when it comes to games involving space travel, exploration and building a ship.
razing32 15 Mar, 2018
A bit pixelated ,but if the universe is large enough and the content is there , won;t bother me too much.
Wondering if they add enough modules and mechanics so I can build a Klingon Bird of Prey.
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