Games You Should Play on Steam Early Access, Day Two: SPAAAAAAACE!

Kerbal Space Program, Space Engineers, and Spacebase DF-9 channel the crafty side of space travel as Chris Watters hosts Day 2 of our weeklong feature.

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placksheep
placksheep

You guys should consider doing the early access features on a regular basis. I am really liking these videos :-D

bignick217
bignick217

It's about time gamespot showed Kerbal Space Program some love.  You're a year late to the party, but at least you're finally starting to spread the word.  Space engineers looks interesting.  Might have to give that one a go too.

obsequies
obsequies

they might not be as frequent but its really nice to see space based games, the 70s were such a great era for film, music and games with space themes.

obsequies
obsequies

awhile ago chris was wearing a elephant shirt, now its a octopus. I'm creepy and I'm not even trying :/

Saketume
Saketume

Never stop this show, please.

Space(!) out the episodes or cover indie alphas if you ever run low on early access games (I almost called them EA games *shudder*).

Jskosoff
Jskosoff

I hope you guys continue a video series of this sort after the week is done. I mean... Steam Machines will come out eventually. And you're getting me this much closer to spending 25 bucks on Kerbal.

Born_Lucky
Born_Lucky

There's always been people that let the media convince them that they're "cool", if they buy into the latest fads . . . like buying "pet rocks", or becoming "beliebers", or in this case . .  paying to be alpha testers on unfinished glitchy games.


I'm not one of those people.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

In case anyone is wondering, Spacebase DF-9 may look familiar because a much earlier game, Space Colony, has already done almost the same things - except anthropomorphic animal aliens, perhaps. :P

wa128
wa128

Kerbal space program is absolutely one of the best games out there....


Absolutely love it to death!!....



To bad you can't get this kind of stuff on console. It would be nice if more people could get acces to it.


Codesterz
Codesterz

Loved Kerbal Space Program only recently managed to land on the moon and make it back. Played a bit of space engineers. It has potential if you ask me. Just needs more content, higher max ship speed, and multiplayer. Haven't played the Space Station game though didn't look to interesting. Surprised Starbound didn't show up on this episode. Personally I like it more than Kerbal Space Program.

Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith

KSP is without a doubt the best early access game available on steam or elsewhere.

elitefunk
elitefunk

getting to the moon is easy in ksp.

here's 5 easy steps to orbit, from there its up to you to build a ship that can make it.

1- burn vertical to 10,000 M
2- turn 45deg
3- when AP (apoapsis) is over 70,000M cut engines
4- turn 90deg
5- 30 seconds before AP burn your engines at 90deg until orbit is achieved 

to get to the moon you need to be orbiting the same direction, put your AP at about 45deg in front of the moon to intercept, from there its a matter of using maneuver nodes to establish orbit around the moon. there's plenty of youtube help out there if you want more in depth instructions.

normanislost
normanislost

kerbal...never have i hated and loved a game so much at the same time me and a friend have spent many a drunken evening after the pub building rockets trying to land on the dam moon in one piece let alone getting back off of it



quaker04
quaker04

I'm not sure if Early Access is a good or a bad thing. By the way, is there any game released from Early Access? Wouldn't it destroy the hype of a game if something is wrong or community feedback is trustful enough to make developers change their plans?

Alecmrhand
Alecmrhand

Kerbal Space Program is one of the coolest "games" ive ever seen. And when i say seen, its because i have watched hours of youtube videos of people doing remarkable things with those adorable little creatures. I have yet to play it myself as im a bit scared off by its obviously steep learning curve but one day, when its a bit more structured, i know i will end up buying it.


I cant wait to see where the developers take the game.

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

Definitely gonna but KSP when the full version comes out. but the development of the game is so slow. :(

alexbartle
alexbartle

Love Kerbal Space Program racked up about 400 hours since I got it and am still seriously addicted to it. 

The learning curve is very steep though and I spent a hell of a lot of time watching youtube tutorials but the time paid off and now I have bases and space stations all over the solar system.

Whats impressive is building whatever you want and launching, testing and flying it.

Also impressive is the the game loads on the fly so you can take off from the ground, reach orbit, transit to another planet and the land on it all in one hit. The scale is awesome!

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

@placksheep We've got one every day this week, and hopefully folks like 'em enough for another go-around in a little while. Thanks for watching!

Saketume
Saketume

@wa128 

Hey wait a minute. That's not how you do platform warfare... unless you were being sarcastic and condescending ;p

wa128
wa128

@gamerno66666 Yeah I agree... Although its kinda fun to start the game up once in a while and find out all the new stuff they put in 

bignick217
bignick217

@wa128 Couldn't agree more.  Scott Manley does the absolute best Kerbal tutorial videos.  I went from being unable to establish a "stable" orbit (I could get a orbit, just not a stable one) to being able to orbit, land on the moon, and even built and launched a full space station into stable orbit and my first successful docking shortly afterward.  Couldn't have done it without Scott Manley's videos.  Highly recommend people who don't know how to play (or don't know what a periapsis or apoapsis is) to watch his videos.  They are worth every minute.