If you’re a fan of building spaceships and mining space rocks but aren’t so much of a fan of the spreadsheets and subterfuge that comes with certain other titles in the ship-building, space-mining genre, then perhaps you might be interested in indie dev GoldFire Studios’s free-to-play title Exocraft, which just hit Steam earlier today.
The game puts players in charge of constructing and commanding their own fleets of space-mining ships, which can be created with “nearly limitless combinations of ship parts, paints and other customizations” before they’re sent out to scour the galaxy for valuable resources while doing battle with ancient alien guardians.
The game boasts a dynamic, persistent world that grows or shrinks to accommodate the number of players currently online, meaning that players are always together on the same single server. Of course, that also means they’ll be competing for the same pool of resources. Players can choose to compete for superiority or cooperate to form squads and establish their own space-mining conglomerates. You can check out Exocraft for free on Steam right now, or you can scroll on down to get a look at the top-down space-mining action in the game’s official trailer.