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Space Pioneer

A project in Las Vegas, NV by Space Enigma Studios

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Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!
Backers: 797
Average Pledge Per Backer: $48

Funded: $38,016 of $150,000
Dates: Jan 10th -> Mar 11th (60 days)
Project By: Space Enigma Studios
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Latest News

Update 9 -- Space Pioneer lives on!

March 10th - via:
     Our Kickstarter is ending today, and it’s clear that we aren’t going to reach our funding goal. This means that you will not be charged for pledging to our Kickstarter. With that said, we are still going to continue development on Space... (Read More)

Update 8.5: another AMA!

March 2nd - via:
We had a lot of success with Lazutkin's AMA and he now has to sign roughly 700 photos once our Kickstarter ends... Anton Pervushin (our scenario writer) is writing a new book and we thought that it would be a great way to get in another AMA. You can... (Read More)

Update 8: Aleksandr Lazutkin (cosmonaut) becomes a Redditor!

February 25th - via:
      As per Ankh’s suggestion – we have put Aleksandr Lazutkin on Reddit and have scheduled an Ask me Anything this Wednesday (February 26th) at 7pm global eastern time. You can look at the schedule here: and... (Read More)

Update 7 - Good News and Weird News!

February 18th - via:
       Russia can be a very interesting place sometimes… Case in point; Aleksandr Lazutkin (a former cosmonaut), who is a part of our team, took the post of Director at the Memorial Museum of Astronautics in Moscow around 3 years ago. He... (Read More)

Update 6

February 11th - via:
      I wanted to update you guys/gals and clear some things up. A lot of people seem to think that the educational aspects of Space Pioneer will be forced onto players; that couldn’t be farther from the truth! All aspects of Space Pioneer... (Read More)

Space Simulator "Space Pioneer" Shoots for the Stars with Kickstarter

February 6th - via:
Outer space has never ceased to capture the imaginations of mankind. It’s been the source of so many ideas since the space race first got started, both for scientists questioning the real limits of the cosmos, and for creative minds like writers or directors. Yes, space has been the inspiration for so many books, movies, music, and of course, video games, and it's getting to the point now where the Human race is releasing more media about space than actual satellites into orbit. (Read More)

Update 5!

February 3rd - via:
     Big thanks to the Mars 500 Institute for providing us with footage for the second video and an equally big thanks to Gabriel Lefkowitz and Miah for providing the sound to said video! Also; thanks a lot to Liam Davis for providing us with... (Read More)

Crowd-Funding Campaign Launches for Space Pioneer

February 3rd - via:
A new Kickstarter campaign for Space Pioneer seeks funding to bring to life a game that promises to let players travel to the farthest reaches of the universe, explore new worlds, and colonize them. But the most interesting thing about this particular game is who is making it and why it will likely feature a high level of realism and real science. The game is being built with help from a team of "world famous astronauts, engineers, designers, programmers, artists and architects," according to the Kickstarter page. (Read More)

Update 4

February 1st - via:
      We just recently posted a new video; it's the first of a couple that we are making. Space Pioneer got a lot of good coverage this week - mostly from Linux and Nintendo gaming sites. You can see the full list of people who wrote about us... (Read More)

Important Mini Update

January 29th - via:
     For all backer rewards that include a virtual copy of Space Pioneer – you will get the option to receive the game on Windows, Linux or Macintosh. For all backer rewards that include a Physical copy of the game; you get the option to... (Read More)

Update 2

January 27th - via:
      Sorry for the late update - Kickstarter wouldn't let us post comments, replies and updates. A couple of people canceled their pledges because they thought that we weren't reading/replying to their comments... In any case; that's all sorted... (Read More)

Kickstart This! The 4K 2K4 Edition

January 23rd - via:
2014 is barely three weeks old and already there is so much to be excited about. The next-generation consoles are stepping into their stride, CES gave us our first taste of the next wave of 4K televisions, and there is a treasure trove of potentially awesome games seeking funding on Kickstarter. Like Noah going into the ark, we’re kicking off the first edition of the year with some pairs. (Read More)

Space Pioneer Kickstarter Campaign Launched

January 20th - via:
Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects (Read More)

First Update!

January 17th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Space Pioneer Struggling With Liftoff

January 16th - via:
It’s been nearly a week since Space Enigma Studios launched the Kickstarter for their awesomely ambitious space exploration game, Space Pioneer, and it’s not going well. While there’s still 53 days left to go in the campaign only $7,847 of the $150,000 goal has been raised so far, with Kicktraq showing that the project will only hit 45% of the goal. (Read More)

Astronauts work on an authentic space sim

January 14th - via:
Kickstarter project seeks to create most scientifically accurate space exploration simulator ever. (Read More)

Astronauts Working on an Authentic Space Sim

January 13th - via:
A new Kickstarter project is seeking to raise US$150,000 for a space exploration simulation game called Space Pioneer. What separates it from others, according to the project page, is that the development team includes real-world astronauts, engineers, and architects, making for a game "that will be the most accurate virtual representation of our universe to date." (Read More)

Space Pioneer on Kickstarter Pitches a Sci-Fi Game Designed by Russian Cosmonauts

January 13th - via:
Independent developer Space Enigma Studios launched a Kickstarter project over the weekend, in pursuit of crowdfunding for Space Pioneer, an ambitious sci-fi exploration game with RTS elements, that promises to be heavily grounded in humanity's scientific history. (Read More)

[PRESS RELEASE] Astronauts working on an authentic space game

January 13th - via:
A new Kickstarter project is seeking to raise US$150,000 for a space exploration simulation game called Space Pioneer. (Read More)

Space Pioneer – A game created by real world astronauts, scientists & architects.

January 10th - via:
A Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign opened today for the game Space Pioneer, which was created by a team that includes three cosmonauts: Space Pioneer by Space Enigma Studios — Kickstarter (Read More)

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