Starsector (formerly “Starfarer”) is an in-development open-world single-player space-combat, roleplaying, exploration and economic game. You take the role of a space captain seeking fortune and glory however you choose.

Though it is in-development, you can purchase Starsector now at a discount to gain access to ongoing builds. Starsector supports custom content & mods and is available now for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

Current Features

  • Pilot your ship in top-down 2d combat
  • Command your fleet in tactical battles
  • Gain experience to level up your skills
  • Detailed combat mechanics
  • Customize your ship’s loadout before battle
  • Explore war-torn star systems
  • Exploit events to trade goods for profit
  • Win the favor or scorn of powerful factions
  • Mod support for user-made factions, missions, ships, and weapons

Upcoming Features

  • Hire officers to give skill bonuses, pilot auxiliary ships, and oversee your operations
  • Explore the sector for knowledge and profit
  • Run mining operations, build industries — and defend your interests

Starsector: Nimble high-tech frigates toting top-line firepower play cat and mouse with a low-tech battleship. Starsector: Smuggle goods to stations around strange stars while avoiding official patrols, pirates, and tarrifs.
Starsector: Random events - and your choices - drive a simulated economy that can be exploited by an enterprising captain. Starsector: Build and modify your fleet of starships in a universe rich in history and conflict.

The World of Starsector

The interstellar Gate System which binds the space of the Human Domain in a network of trade, industry, and empire collapses in an instant that shatters known civilization forever. Countless fleets are scattered and lost. The comforts of the high age of civilization are but a memory. Entire worlds cut off from the Gate network starve, burn, and tear themselves apart. Now, humanity is scattered in pockets throughout the galaxy, trying to recover from the great Collapse.

The story of Starsector concerns a dense region of space in the Perseus Arm left relatively unharmed by the calamity that destroyed the Domain. For over 200 cycles, humanity has been losing its grip on civilization and struggling desperately to hang on to what is left.

What will you discover in the ongoing development of the world of Starsector?

  • Single player, gritty, dystopian sci-fi setting
  • Classic top down gameplay style enhanced by modern technology
  • A procedurally generated sector of the galaxy, seeded with well-known core worlds and factions
  • Develop your character into a hot-shot pilot, a smuggler with a heart of gold, a stern admiral, an industrial magnate – or anything in between
  • Outfit ships with your weapons of choice and add hull modifications to create crushing tactical combinations
  • Explore hundreds of star systems to find habitable worlds, rich resource deposits, and lost technology
  • Assemble a large, powerful fleet or a finely-tuned task force with hand-picked officers and crew
  • Cripple core world supply lines to create easy prey for piracy or bolster the rule of law and try to reverse the Sector’s descent into chaos
  • Leave your mark upon the world and determine the fate of the Sector with your decisions

Some weapons found in Starsector:

Some ships found in Starsector:

Sounds neat, what now?