I think an amazing update would be a drone/fighter bay that takes energy and ammo.
A downloadable game for Windows
The ultimate starship designer,
powered by a deep game simulation...
Cosmoteer is a starship design, simulation, and battle game. Design a fleet of ships by laying out individual rooms and corridors, including cannons, lasers, shields, and thrusters. Battle other starships to earn bounties and use that money to expand your own ship. A dynamic crew and combat simulation makes every design decision important and interesting.
Best-In-Class Starship Designer
Design the greatest starship ever made using an interface that is easy-to-learn yet incredibly flexible.
Build your ship by placing individual modules onto a grid—weapons, shields, engines, reactors, crew's quarters, and more! Few restrictions and no pre-defined, creativity-limiting hull shapes mean you can create almost any ship you can imagine.
The exterior of a ship is like an artist's canvas, but it requires no drawing ability to make your ship look great! Simply pick a color and texture to customize your ship's basic appearance, then optionally add decals such as shapes, symbols, and letters to give it extra visual flourish. Painting your ship is free and has no effect on gameplay.
Intelligent Crew Simulation
Every starship is operated by a crew numbering from half-a-dozen to hundreds—sometimes more than a thousand—of individually-simulated people.
A ship's crew is its lifeblood. Crew not only operate its controls, but they also carry supplies such as ammunition and power batteries to weapons and systems. When a weapon wants to shoot, the crew go pick up ammo or batteries at an ammo factory or reactor and bring them to the weapon—all simulated in real-time.
Crew are pretty smart and act mostly on their own, which is a good thing since there can be so many. Your crew are smart enough to figure out what controls need operating, what systems need ammo or power, and how best to get around your ship. They're even smart enough to avoid routes that are already jammed with other people.
The crew simulation is what makes starship design so interesting, because how fast a cannon can shoot or how long a shield can stay charged depends directly on how quickly crew can deliver ammo or power to it. As a player, you'll have to think carefully about how you design your ship's layout so that it operates at peak efficiency without exposing its more vulnerable (and sometimes explosive!) modules.
Physics-Driven Flight & Combat
Every ship is part of a 2D physics simulation, and the position and orientation of its thrusters realistically affects its movement. Small ships with lots of thrusters are fast and nimble, while large ships with proportionally fewer thrusters are naturally slower and more difficult to maneuver.
Weapons obey the laws of the physics simulation. Whether or not a cannon or laser hits an enemy depends not on a dice roll but upon the trajectory of the shot and the size and speed of the enemy.
Damage is tracked module-by-module, and each module can be individually targeted & destroyed. Some modules can explode, causing collateral damage to the surrounding modules, so you'll have to think carefully about where you place your reactors and munitions. Too close to the edge and they'll be exposed to enemy fire; too far and your weapons won't fire fast enough.
Ships can break apart into multiple pieces when their connecting modules are destroyed. Usually this will be a crippling blow, but any piece that has a control room, power, and thrusters can continue to operate independently, potentially remaining a threat to the enemy.
You are a bounty hunter, traveling from sector to sector, hunting down renegade enemies and destroying them.
Earn money for every enemy vanquished. Use your income to repair and upgrade your own fleet, growing bigger and more powerful with every victory.
Explore a galaxy in search of bigger and more powerful enemies. The galaxy will crumble before your almighty armada!
Or play in a creative sandbox mode with unlimited credits if being a bounty hunter isn't your cup of Earl Grey—the only limit is your imagination! (And the power of your computer.)
Battle your friends and enemies in real-time, pitting your designs against theirs. Compete to be the master "Starship Architect & Commander" against up to 7 other players in Team vs Team and Free For All battles.
Configure a variety of game options by specifying number of ships, total funds, game speed, and other options. Play tiny skirmishes, massive fleet battles, or anywhere in between.
Play online in public or private lobbies. Local Area Network and direct I.P. address connections are also supported.
Important Note: Multiplayer is NOT SUPPORTED between 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems!
Everything you should expect from a PC game, including customizable controls, windowed and borderless display modes, support for high-resolution displays, no mandatory locked framerates, and dozens of other options to tailor the game to your own preferences.
It's easy to share your ship designs with friends and other players. Ships are saved as simple PNG image files and can be easily shared on social media like Twitter, Discord, and the official forums—just drag-and-drop the image from your browser right into Cosmoteer and the ship will be instantly playable!
A powerful modding framework lets mods change almost any part of the game data, opening up a universe of possibilities beyond the base game. A mods manager makes it easy to install and uninstall mods created by the Cosmoteer community.
Unobtrusive tutorials that don't interrupt gameplay and are easy to dismiss or turn off altogether. There's no special "tutorial level" you need to play through—the context-sensitive tips are built-in to the main Bounty Hunter mode.
|Updated||10 days ago|
|Made with||Adobe Photoshop|
|Tags||build, Crafting, design, Multiplayer, Real-Time, Singleplayer, Space, Space Sim|
|Average session||About an hour|
|Accessibility||Color-blind friendly, Configurable controls, Interactive tutorial|
|Multiplayer||Server-based networked multiplayer, Ad-hoc networked multiplayer|
|Links||Homepage, Community, Discord, Support, Twitter, Dev Blog|
|Mentions||itch.io Recommends: Cars, Spaceships, an...|
Simply download and run the installation program.
Some overly-aggressive anti-virus programs may incorrectly think Cosmoteer is a virus or prevent you from running the installer, merely because its's downloaded so infrequently. You may have to temporarily disable your anti-virus program before installing. I promise that Cosmoteer contains no viruses or malware!
- Cosmoteer @ PAX West & Update 0.15.110 days ago
- Cosmoteer 0.15.0 - Crew Squads, Roles, and Priority Customization32 days ago
- Cosmoteer 0.14.15 - Bug Fixes & Balance Tweaks53 days ago
- Cosmoteer 0.14.14 - "Aim Assist" + Download Free on Steam!73 days ago
- Cosmoteer 0.14.13 - Quality of Life Improvements88 days ago
- Cosmoteer 0.14.12 - Play Creative Mode with your friends!Jun 07, 2019
- Cosmoteer 0.14.11 - "Arcade" Style Ship ControlsMay 24, 2019
- Cosmoteer 0.14.10 - Ion Beam PrismsMay 10, 2019
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It would really be great if there was a mac version download. I have seen this game on YouTube and it seems really awesome and fun.
One thing i could suggest is larger thrusters for larger ships, but other than that I really like this game
One of the best game i've played on itch so far. I played it for about 3-4 hrs and it was pretty addicting simulation, it's a "give it a try" for sure.
Hope there's further updates to it.
Super awesome game! I only wish there was a story or something, some reason why I'm jumping around blowing up all these ships.
Sound design is great! I love that as you zoom away or closer the sound either fades away or gets more intense! Aweome job there!
The love the style of everything, and ship designing is very well done! I really like that there are overlays for objects like thrusters and shields showing if its possible to place another part near it!
Can't wait to watch this game improve in further updates and see where it goes! Made a video, hope you enjoy!
You are a bounty hunter, traveling from sector to sector, hunting down renegade enemies and destroying them.
Totally addicting. I immediately stopped playing my other games.
i keep getting network errors when i try to dounload it
but i can dounload other itch.io games fine
This is wonderful and all I can do is curse the time I will inevitably lose to this excellent game, thank you for making this!
The itch app will not install Cosmoteer, it only downloads the setup.
My best guess is it's getting blocked by an anti virus.
You use the setup to download it... double click the setup and download.. its very simple
I can't download this via Itch.io
Can you elaborate? What happens when you try to download it? And are you download via the browser or the app?
I'm trying to download it via the itch.io app. It constantly cycles through the "Computing space requirements" message and won't allow me to click the Install button.
Don't know it's an issue on my end but I have enough space to download, and most install for other games go fine.
Very strange, I'm not sure what's happening since it seems to be working fine for me. You can try downloading and installing manually without using the itch app from https://cosmoteer.net/. If that works for you, then that would indicate it's specifically a problem with the itch app that I can't do anything about, and Itch support might be able to help.
Please make a Mac version I played this on my Windows computer and it is probably the best game on itch but I would much rather use my Mac.
Can you make a linux edition?
Hopefully eventually, but the game needs to do well enough on Windows to justify the investment.
Is there any reason I can't download this in the itchio app?
Not that I'm aware of. What problem are you having?
(Sorry for the late reply, just saw this.)
i'm having the same issue, you can't download this from the itch.io app it is just saying to open page on your browser. i took a pic
It works now. Thank you! excited to try this ou
Looks like I forgot to check a box, I think it should work now.
RATE 11/10 FOR ME BOI
11/10 THATS HOW RATINGS WORK WORK
another edit THIS GAME MAKES LIFE
CAPS WORD IS IMPORTANT TO READ THE NOT CAPS IS NOT
i really like this game and the railgun i like that you can make it really big.
i payed this game whe it was at 0.10.3 and im really thankfull to the dev
After playing Voidship: The Long Journey, I think there are 2 major features that Cosmoteer needs. First, an actual campaign. Voidship has randomized galaxies and events, as well as a plot and the ability to make decisions. Secondly, Voidship lets you take control of a ship and fly it with WASD. The feature is useless in large fleet battles, but it makes 1-on-1s a lot more fun. Cosmoteer has a much better ship design system (it's really awesome), but Voidship makes playing them a lot more enjoyable.
Aww thank you for these kind words! We are so happy that you enjoy Voidship.
- Kristi / Voidship team.
This game is a (insert very posotive adjective here coupled with swear here) game. But 2 things. One: This might be annoying to some people, but instead immediatly repairing replacing or building parts, maybe add a construction wait? no more than minute though, obviously (you could make this all possible in battle to balance it). And i would like to know if this game will cost money in the future. Can i have an answer please? EDIT: Also there are some people with amazing ideas *cough 2 comments down cough*. Srlsy try to tske note of these (ignore if you have)
When's the next update
Okay, Here's a idea....
What if there was a planet section? where you can have a rover bay bit in your ship and you can land your ship but instead of it being top-down its side to side? and when you have the part in your ship you can click on it and edit your rover?
just a idea.... ;)
This would take many many hours of extra work and its not really what the game is about.
Hey, didn't think cosmoteer had an itch page!
well, you learn something new everyday?
Was playing around with multiple ships, and found that it is rather easy to forget where I parked my Dreadnaught for clearing the really hard areas while I skip about the system in a tiny fighter. My proposed solution? A beacon part that requires only power to start it up, and displays a large symbol over the system the ship is in. Mostly for large ships that use lots of fuel, and use a scout ship.
Any system that you have ships parked in while have a little ship icon next to it in the galaxy map. Is that useful to you?
It does have it and it's useful if I know which system cluster it's in or where it is relatively in the galaxy, but it's rather small relative to the max-size galaxies; I miiight have a mod that reduces the icon sizes but I don't think so. I end up having to park at memorable locations like the northernmost system.
I love this game soooooo much- a few years ago I fell in love with FTL, but was slightly disappointed with the lack of actual tactical combat and ship construction- this game excels in both, and scratches the itch that FTL gave me!
Obviously because FTL is the closest game I can compare to, there's some features either from it or inspired by it that I would love to see in game. Obviously this game is not FTL and doesn't need any of its features, but it did some things right.
The features I had in mind are:
Peaceful merchant ships that you can trade with to unlock weapons, or add Surplus Ammo/Rockets/Batteries that could stack up in a Hanger Bay or something.
Optional systems accessed via rare warp-gates that have... harder enemies? Traders? Maybe an entire area with wrecked ships you can clear up for that little extra money/trading resources?
Force Arrows that you can toggle that are just a visual layer that shows the direction and amount of force an engine or railgun will inflict on the ship, so propulsion planning is less guesstimation and more careful planning. Maybe have another that shows how easily it would be able to navigate in any way- so you can tell before navigation that the tiny ships are better at strafing, but a longer one better at chasing.
Enemy ships fleeing either if they're overpowered by a certain percent, or their ship is damaged beyond a threshold. I.E. if you attack a ship, it'll attempt to either outright outrun you or spin up it's FTL drive and respawn just as damaged in the nearest system- and depending on timing, may be repaired by the time you get there?
I am unable to download the 14.4 update. Trying to update it in-game says "An exception occurred during WebClient request." And the setup file from itch.io keeps saying "The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program." I have tried multiple times to no avail. Hopefully it's nothing serious.
Okay, I have managed to download the update, I tried it again in-game and it was able to complete it. I don't know what was happening, it might have been something on my end, but the 14.4 setup downloaded from here still doesn't work for me. Maybe something to look into, just incase anyone else has run into the problem too.
everytime i try to launch the game it crashes and gives me an error and log report, im not sure if its just something with my computer or a bug but its verry annoying
The game dont wanth to download and I am window 10 and 64 bits
What do you mean "don't want to download"? What happens when you try to download it?
Building Ship and strategy mechanics are awesome. World features could use some additions though
dis game is gud
can you please make it so you need fuel and resources to run a ship and stay alive?
maybe food too
Can you increse the blast radius of the explosive charge? I want to build some suicide ships with it
can you please make a download for linux ?
I love the game! I have spent weeks playing this game and I consider it one of my favourite games.
If I were to suggest anything it would be a transmission system or something so you could ask bandits to surrender or add them to your crew if you could intimidate them enough, perhaps having to train crew to be negotiators? Either way it is an amazing game, keep up the good work!
great, just great
my promised video :D
this game is really rich. i wonder how to adjust every crew in the spaceship. i got my self a few hours on this game and tons of them in next week :D
will make a video of this!!!
Can you add acounts so people can play anywhere?
Sorry, I don't understand what you're suggesting. You can play anywhere and don't need an account to play.
love your game kind of wish it had more weapons not fussing also if u could had like a loot system like rarity to some weapons and a little bit of a plot on why u are doing what u are doing in space any way love the game can wait till more is added
I agree, I love this game. Did you know that the game fully supports community-based mods? Most of these mods are large packs of weapons and spaceship parts, and (like most mods) augment the game to the point where it feels like you've "unlocked the next tier of ships and ship weapons". :D