How can I download the game or get the latest version?

To download the game or update to the latest version, just use your existing download link from humble bundle, as new versions will automatically be available there. If anybody has trouble finding the email with the link you can use the order resender and Humble Bundle will send you a list of your download pages.

Where can I buy the game and what do I get?

You can get the game from our Humble Bundle widget hereBy buying the game now through the humble widget you get immediate access to the current game build and will receive all future updates including the final release.

If I buy / bought the game from your site via the Humble Widget, will I be able to get a Steam key?

Yes. The game is not yet on Steam but we definitely plan to be on Steam in the near future, at which point we should be able to get Steam keys for all the people who wish it and pre-order now.

What if I don’t want Steam and prefer a DRM-free version instead, do you / will you provide that?

We commit to have a DRM-free version always available to our customers, now, in all future updates and after we release.

When will the game be finished?

We aim for the official release in Q4 2018.

What’s the current status?

The game is already playable but is a Pre-Alpha and not finished yet. There are still some missing and placeholder graphics, music and sound effects, and features that have not yet been implemented. We expect that there will be changes made to the game design and a continuing refinement of overall balance. So, expect some incompleteness and rough edges still.

I found a bug / have a problem with the game. Where do I report it?

We have a section in our forums dedicated to bug reporting. If you have a bug or other technical problem with the game, then that’s the place to go.

Why pre-order now and why not just wait for release?

The reason to open pre-orders with instant access now is twofold:

We have reached a stage in the project where we think the game, albeit incomplete, is already in an acceptable shape to be played and enjoyed by the public, especially by the hardcore 4X and strategy gaming community. As a community-driven project, we expect to collect a lot more feedback from everyone who pre-order, still in a relatively early stage of development, so that we can improve the current design and be able to provide a great game at release for everybody. We have forums set up so that everyone can discuss the game here.

The other main reason to open pre-orders now is to secure additional funds to buy better graphics, cutscenes, music and sound effects for the game, so that we can upgrade the production values considerably and be able to deliver a great experience for everyone at release.

So, if you, like us, believe that we can make a great turn-based space 4X game and a worthy spiritual successor to Master of Orion 2, then please buy now and you’ll be a supporter of the project and you’ll have the opportunity to see how the game evolves and have a say on how it improves over time. Also, the price will go up a bit at release.

What are the system requirements?

OS: 64-bit Windows 7 / 8.x / 10 (32-bit Windows not supported!)
Processor: Dual Core Processor
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Graphics: 1GB+ graphics card. Minimum 1280 x 720 resolution
Storage: 2 GB available space

Note: The game is for Windows (64-bit) only at the moment, but we plan to have Mac and Linux versions at the release or some time after that.

Having trouble running the game?

If you are using an antivirus or a firewall program, it might give you warnings when running ISG’s executable, or even quarantine the EXE and not let you run the game. We can assure you that this is a false positive. To solve this, you can try to add the game as an exception in your firewall/antivirus. Also, you can try running the game in administrator mode, if the problem still persists.

I’m a games website editor or a youtuber/streamer. Can I write and make videos about Interstellar Space: Genesis?

Absolutely. Anyone who wants to write a preview or do a youtube video, please go for it! Everyone is free, and encouraged, to stream and write about ISG from this point forward. Here’s a press kit for you to get you started.

What about modding?

Modding is part of our plan. We will be evaluating modding support including when it will be available and the best way to achieve it in the coming months. What we can say for now is that it should be possible to modify technologies, leaders, and other areas via simple XML editing. This may also include changing images and/or adding 3D models, but we’ll have to see. So, please check again in the near future and we may have more news on that.

Where are my saved games?

In windows 10 they are in: Drive:\Users\<user>\AppData\LocalLow\Praxis Games\ISG

In combat, how can I move the screen around / pan the combat view?

You can pan the combat view by pressing your mouse right button and by moving your mouse while keeping the button pressed, or by using the keys WASD.

When I replace a ship design, are all my deployed ships using the prior design scrapped?

No. deleting (or changing) a design does not mean that the already built ships will be scrapped. The ships are built and the relation with the game design slots ends there.

Where can I find more information about the game to help get me started?

You can find the game’s quick start guide manual inside the folder that contains the game. Alternatively, you can also download the guide from the humble bundle link. If you can’t find the email with the link you can use the order resender and Humble Bundle will send you your download page.

Alternatively, here’s a link to the quick start guide.