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 a starship designer that is easy-to-learn yet limitlessly flexible.

Build your ship by placing individual modules onto a grid—weapons, defenses, 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.

Learn the game systems by watching as your crew scramble to power and operate new modules in real-time as you add them. The Ship Designer is directly integrated into the gameplay—no need to interrupt your flow to tweak your ship or experiment with a new design.

Inspired by professional art programs, the Ship Designer has a variety of different brush sizes and shape tools, as well as full support for Undo & Redo, Copy & Paste, rotation, and mirroring, so you can quickly and easily design giant starships. It even has a "blueprint mode" which allows you to plan for the future and design without restriction.

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 down to the individual people and supplies.

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!) systems.

Physics That Matter

Every ship is part of a realistic 2D physics simulation. Ships have weight and a center-of-mass depending on their size and shape. Small ships with lots of thrusters are realistically fast and nimble, while large ships with proportionally fewer thrusters are naturally slower and more difficult to maneuver.

The position and orientation of your ship's thrusters affects its movement. Thrusters near its center-of-mass are great at pushing the ship forward, whereas off-center thrusters are effective at rotating the ship. Thrusters pointing forward are needed to decelerate, while thrusters pointing to the sides will let it strafe.

The A.I. will control your ship's thrusters, automatically determining the optimal ignition level for each thruster in order to fly your ship wherever you tell it to go.

Ships can collide and block weapons fire. The shape of a ship determines its collision properties. Weapons must be placed in locations that have good line-of-sight to the enemy, otherwise the ship will block its own shots.

Emergent Combat Model

Weapons obey the laws of the physics simulation. Whether or not a cannon or laser hits an enemy depends not on a roll of the dice but upon the physics of the weapon and its target.

Damage is modeled module-by-module, and each module can be individually targeted & destroyed. There's no big "health bar" for the whole ship—a ship is only "dead" once all of the modules that it needs to function are gone.

Some modules can explode causing collateral damage to the surrounding modules. This means that 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.

Epic Tactical Strategy

Classic RTS-style controls make the game easy to learn. Simply right-click where you want your ship to fly, or right-click on an enemy to attack it. Advanced controls let you adjust the orientation, distance, and angle of attack.

Target your weapons to focus their fire on the vulnerable parts of enemy ships. Do you take out the weapons first, go for the explosive power core, or eliminate the command-and-control center? Every ship is different, and the right strategy varies greatly.

Command a fleet of ships, outmaneuvering and flanking the enemy to expose its weak side. Specialize your fleet's ships into roles however you see fit.

Starship Painter

The surface of a ship is like an artist's canvas. The Ship Painter is even easier to use than the Ship Designer, requiring no drawing ability to make your ship look great.

Pick a color and texture to customize your ship's basic appearance. If you're not artistically inclined then no need to do more, but otherwise you can...

Add decals to decorate your ship. Every ship has two independently-colored layers of decals. Decals are small shapes, icons, symbols, letters, and numbers that you can stamp on your ship to give it extra visual flourish.

Painting your ship is free and has no effect on gameplay.

Bounty Hunter

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 ship, growing bigger and more powerful with every victory.

Explore a galaxy in search of bigger and more powerful enemies. As your own ship grows in size and power, you will soon be able to defeat even the strongest foes.

Expand your fleet by purchasing additional ships. The galaxy will crumble before your almighty armada!

Creative Mode

Play in a creative sandbox mode if being a bounty hunter isn't your cup of Earl Grey.

Design ships with unlimited funds. The only limit in Creative Mode is your imagination! (And the power of your computer.)

Pit your designs against each other and import designs from other players, competing to be the master designer.

Or just turn on the A.I., sit back, and watch massive fleets annihilate each other! (Great for hosting A.I.-controlled tournaments!)

Multiplayer

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!

And more!

Everything you should expect from a great 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.

Attention to accessibility issues wherever possible in order to support gamers of all abilities. Every single control and mouse button can be remapped, the user interface can be made twice as big, and colors that convey meaningful information can be freely changed.

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.

A mods manager makes it easy to install and uninstall mods created by the Cosmoteer community. A powerful modding framework lets mods change literally any part of the game data, opening up a universe of possibilities beyond the base game.

Main Website

Forum

Chat (Discord)

Wiki

Install instructions

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!

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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.

I think they mean that you can get your save data anywhere.

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

  • Things you need to add! VVVV
  • Creative Creative mode enemies!
  • More weapons!
  • And please add the enemies in creative.

You can add enemies in Creative Mode by spawning them in and then clicking the little menu button next to their name in the lower-left and changing their Allegiance.

I guess what he means is that he wants them to spawn in automatically.

What deacon said. Also you should make it that if your in creative mode in settings you can enable enemies!

best free game ever!

thank you for making this game!!!!

best free game ever!

thank you for making this game!!!!

best free game ever!

thank you for making this game!!!!

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WHAT THE HECK NOT AVAILABLE FOR WINDOWS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

PLZ FIX

It's also ONLY for windows

Hey. It worked for me andn i got windows. I have no idea what is with yours. Srry cant help u

Hmm it says it is for windows with that symbol on the page

I have windows and i play it.

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During the download, a file extraction error occurred after the game was downloaded and it is not natural without error. extracting files unable to create or save new files in the folder into which

is it gonna be available for mac at some point or is it just gonna be for windows

I hope to have a Mac version at some point, but I don't know when.

What does new update have

Last time i played this was "215 days ago" and im glad the game is still going!

I did experience one bug which wouldn't allow me to save my ships saying the path it takes to save it was denied.

That's your anti-virus or anti-ransomware blocking Cosmoteer. Try adding Cosmoteer to its whitelist.

I use AVG and it doesn't seem to have a white-list option so that kinda sucks.

I'd be pretty shocked if AVG didn't have a whitelist. But if you can't get that to work, then there's another, somewhat-advanced workaround, which is to tell Cosmoteer to save ships & games in a different directory using a command-line argument: --rootsavepath "C:\CosmoteerSaves"

"Not available on windows" what did you fuck up devs? :P but really fix this plz

Forgot to check a box. Should be fixed now, thanks!

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Game Is saying I have to re-install it but when I try to, it comes up with a message From Itch.io Saying its incompatable with this version...What do I do?

What's the error?

WOW WOW WOW this game has really changed 

i destoryed COSMOTEER ship way too much

Whats in this new update?

I would love a game like this but with boats

Could you undo that change where the camera unlocks from "insignificant ships", or at least add an option where you can keep it locked on? 'Cause I like to sit there and blast every last tiny piece of a ship apart, and it's really hard to do that when it's flying away from the camera at Ls10

Hi, I love cosmoteer! It's the first game ever which actually gave me what I was looking for. All though I do miss launch bays for ships. So if you made a ship big enough, you could park other ships in that bigger ship. Some sort of ''ship carrier''. Otherwise it's a 10/10.

I would Like to see this too maybe in the next update it would also be cool if there was a Mod for this as well :)

are you planing on making  the game downloadable on mac?

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I has question, may I use the sound effects in the game for my own if I give credit to you and add a link to your game? :3 Merry Christmas Comrade!

Are you planning on updating the game farther?

i cant believe i cant play this game because of net framework my computer stops at the level right before the one needed to play this game! i tried and my computer wont install it! ugh! looks like i have to skip this one!

i have eight years of gaming experience, does that allow me to be a game journalist?

Well, you can be a game journalist if you wear diapers and drink from a bottle. As long as you look everything up on Wikipedia first, no one will be any the wiser.

any plans for a mac release?

Yes, eventually, but I don't know when.

great creator

Everytime I hit launch, it says that it can't launch the game because there is no executables. Does anyone know how to get around this?

Are you using the itch app? If so, you might try downloading the standalone installer from this page.

What does that mean? I'm not sure what you're trying to say.

Try downloading the game from here: https://cosmoteer.net/

hey i already had the game before and i became addicted to it i donthave my old pc and im trying to reinstall it i already have .net framework and .netframework keeps giving me errors is there a way i can skip .netframework

The .NET Framework is required to play. What's the error you're getting?

can you make this a game which you can play on apple coputors?

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Это просто офигенная игра!!! Затягивает на многие часы !!!

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why why why why why why why


why can't I attack strait?  

AGAIN! MY $5,400,000 DOESN'T WORK!


>:(

sorry, i now know how to do it by re-reading the instructions.

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HELP

ARE THOSE PEOPLE?!?

OMFG THAT IS WEIRD!

ROASTED PEOPLE!

you have Cosmoteer to?

idk

updates?

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This is epic!

I was scrolling though itch when I found this!

Best game ever!

If I wanted something to be added to the game i would want:

bullets bouncing off of armour if at a 30 degree angle or less

maby multi-player (aka co-op and battle)

and wires that connect parts with the reactors

Love the game, but don't add in MICRO TRANSACTIONS

:)


#getwrecked 


Here we can see the ants in a.... um.... oops... Here we can see the people in a space ship.


Don't mind me, i'm just painting my ship wile my over ships are fighting a massive battle.


IT CAN NEVER BE BIG ENOUGH!


I have a infinite amount of energy!


I can sense a disturbance in the force..... and I can sense almost everything in the universe!


This is what I do when I'm bored.....


pls multiplayer best game ive seen

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