Kerbal Space Program

This is the debut from the independent developer Squad. The game is an unusual simulator requiring the player to develop their own space program from scratch. Kerbal Space Program combines features of many genres, but the most important part here is an extensive ship editor, which allows the player to design and build their own, unique spacecraft. The ship is then supposed to fly and land safely on a moon of the Kerbin planet. The spaceship is built from various elements - each of them affects it in flight and serves a specific purpose. Thanks to a realistic flight model, the player is capable of observing the effects of their work and monitoring a set of parameters describing the ship. Apart from the basic, sandbox mode, the game offers a set of story missions requiring the player to recruit a team, conduct research, build bases and visit dozens of planets.

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PC / Windows
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Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program | PC

Simulation, Space Simulator, Cosmic, educational, indie games

Companies responsible for Kerbal Space Program

Squad | game developer

Squad | publisher   Official website

Kerbal Space Program release date for PC:

game language:
English

27 April 2015 | Worldwide

27 April 2015 | Europe

27 April 2015 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 603 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.6 / 10 calculated out of 1310 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program | PS4

Kerbal Space Program release date for PS4:

game language:
English

12 July 2016 | Worldwide

12 July 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 124 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program | XBOX ONE

Kerbal Space Program release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

15 July 2016 | Worldwide

15 July 2016 | Europe PAL

15 July 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 140 players' votes.  

Nintendo Wii U
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Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program | WiiU

Kerbal Space Program release date for WiiU:

game language:
English

canceled | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 55 players' votes.  

Kerbal Space Program for PC / Windows is an unusual game combining elements of many genres. The players are required to develop their own space program. The game was created by the Squad studio consisting only of a couple of people and led by Felipe Falanghe, also known as HarvesteR.

Mechanics

In Kerbal Space Program for PC / Windows, the player is given a relatively complex task of developing their own space program from a scratch. Thus, at the beginning, the player is required to build a spacecraft using many different parts. Each of them serves a specific purpose and affects the ship in flight. The spaceship is supposed to reach the Earth's orbit with a crew onboard, and then travel to one of the two moons of planet Kerbin, for example. The mission ends with an exceptionally difficult landing.

In the main, open game mode, the player is free to experiment with their spacecraft's settings. However, the game features also a set of story missions, which collectively build up a campaign (once the game was released, those elements became available). In this mode, the player hires and trains astronauts, conducts research, builds space stations, as well as bases and visits dozens of planets and moons.

Kerbal Space Program for PC / Windows sparked the interest of players with several features it offers. Above all, the ship editor is both extensive and demanding - the player is capable of creating hundreds of space shuttles. The game offers a physics-based flight simulation generating realistic collisions and events. Furthermore, the player is required to monitor parameters, such as the amount of fuel or temperature. Apart from that, Kerbal Space Program offers proceduarlly generated environments of the in-game planets and many other interesting features. The game supports mods as well.

Technical aspects

Kerbal Space Program is relatively minimalistic in terms of the visuals, but this makes them more legible. The game utilizes the Unity3D engine and the in-game physics are based on the PhysX technology.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5 3.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 450/Radeon HD 5770 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7/8 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, 3 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 or better, 1 GB HDD, Windows Vista

Kerbal Space Program Loud & Clear update

Kerbal Space Program Loud & Clear update | 1:33

Studio Squad zaprezentowało na zwiastunie nowości, jakie wprowadzi duża aktualizacja 1.2 (Loud & Clear) do gry Kerbal Space Program.