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Contested Space: Build an empire in an online sandbox

A project in Bloomington, IN by Contested Space Corporation

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Action oriented ship combat in one persistent universe where everything is created by players
Backers: 246
Average Pledge Per Backer: $51

Funded: $12,586 of $26,000
Dates: Apr 21st -> May 21st (30 days)
Project By: Contested Space Corporation
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Latest News

Failure was an option

May 20th - via:
The Contested Space Kickstarter campaign has failed to meet its funding goal on time. Basically I was not able to adequately promote the project. I started this campaign to raise money, introduce more people to Contested Space, and to learn more... (Read More)

The final rush begins now

May 18th - via:
The campaign is starting to get some more press, and the late campaign pledges are starting to show up. We have a little more than 48 hours to raise $14,000, but this sort of thing happens on Kickstarter all the time.Design and post your ships online... (Read More)

Thanks for supporting the public prototype

May 14th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Prototype now publically available

May 13th - via:
The Contested Space prototype has been made available for anyone to try. You can download the prototype from the Contested Space website. Right now you can design a ship, fly it around, and blow stuff up.  (Read More)

Combat simulation now available, but should it be public?

May 12th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Ship a day: Ludovsky's Spine missile cruiser

May 10th - via:
 Another great design.  (Read More)

Now with beam weapons

May 8th - via:
Contested Space now has beam weapons. Unlike projectile turrets you just have to point at what you want to burn. Though it's not quite that easy to hit frigates as they orbit nearby. Lighting and physics have also been improved. Battles are now more... (Read More)

Ship a day: Arkendi's Canny cruiser

May 5th - via:
A tastefully executed pun.  (Read More)

Ship a day: Hasmot's Blue Falcon

May 2nd - via:
 It's a bird and a plane. (sorry)  (Read More)

Ship a day: Drake's Bone frigate

May 2nd - via:
It's shaped like a bone.  (Read More)

Ship a day: HoTep Hammer's Earwig frigate

May 1st - via:
 Utilitarian asymmetry with a minimum of parts  (Read More)

Great big Q&A with Space Game Junkie

May 1st - via:
Space Game Junkie and I did an interview covering Contested Space recently. We go over a lot of smaller details not found on the Kickstarter page. Check it out if you want to read more about what Contested Space is trying to accomplish and features... (Read More)

Ship a day: Ludovsky's Commodore Light Battleship

April 30th - via:
 Classic black and yellow.  (Read More)

Ship a day begins today

April 30th - via:
The Contested Space database is now overflowing with great ship designs. I'm going to start featuring a ship here once a day. Message me if you have made something awesome and I'll post your design for everyone to see. You can send me a screenshot,... (Read More)

Be a strangely endearing tentacle monster

April 30th - via:
Just finished trying out the Mark of the Old Ones demo. You're this little Koosh ball creature who swings from place to place on noodly limbs. The protagonist seems fairly nice compared to other tentacle monsters. Perhaps his parents taught him some... (Read More)

Large design crash has been fixed

April 29th - via:
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Build a New, Exploding Universe in Contested Space

April 27th - via:
I understand the appeal of EVE Online. I really do. Whenever I play it, however, I… Ya know, stop playing it. There’s not enough going on to hold my attention for very long because I have the attention span of a… Anyway, where was I? Oh, that’s right, Contested Space. Contested Space is a bit like EVE Online, but all the math and economy has been replaced by explosions and space LEGOs. I’m okay with that. (Read More)

Welcome new backers

April 25th - via:
We have more than doubled the amount of backers over the last 4 days. Contested Space has started to get some decent press coverage. That has helped move things along greatly. We're 5 days into the campaign and 35% to the funding goal. Most... (Read More)

Launch day in review

April 21st - via:
I must admit today went really well. This campaign was started as a long shot. I knew the game had potential, but I'm new to game promotion and wasn't completely confident I could get the word out. In order for this campaign to have a chance it would... (Read More)

Contested Space submitted to Steam Greenlight

April 21st - via:
Contested Space has been submitted to Steam Greenlight. Support the game if you want to see it on Steam.  (Read More)

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