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Quick Start

Blast Off!
Your wallet must be connected to the App site to proceed
  1. 1.
    Obtain a ship. If you previously minted a ship you are all set. If you do not own a ship, head over to The Outpost and do some shopping! You can play with up to 4 ships at a time, but can own as many as you like.
  2. 2.
    On the Play page, create an account and download the game files.
  3. 3.
    Visit The Bridge and bridge your ship into the game. The Bridge transfers your ship into and out of the game. Ships must be in the hangar to bridge out. You cannot bridge out an active / selected ship.
  4. 4.
    Launch the game and logon using the account created above.
  5. 5.
    Select your ships by using the console in The Hangar. Once selected, climb into the ship you wish you be your lead ship to launch into the universe.
  6. 6.
    Resources can be bridged out via The Bridge to be used for ship upgrades, or sold on the Galactic Resource Exchange. Resource values here are automatically balanced based on supply and demand. At this time Resources and Upgrades can only occur on BNB Chain. Future releases will move this inside of the game.

Important Things to Know

Cargo Stabilization Matter (CSM, formerly known as fuel) is needed when transporting cargo. If you have any resources, you will slowly lose CSM over time. CSM regenerates automatically when no resources care being carried. You can refill your CSM to 100% by interacting with planets, once per planet per day. When you run out of CSM, you will start to drop / lose resources. CSM can be found in Lost Cargo and Ship Wreckage. CSM can also be purchased in the Store for a small amount of DPS (F1 in Exploration)
Health is per ship and can be lost from taking damage or dying in combat. Ships heal while playing the game at a rate of 25% per hour. Visiting a planet will repair your ships to 100% and you can do this once per planet per day. Ships cannot leave combat with more health than you went in - ie. you cannot use combat as a way to heal ships as this would be too exploitable at this time. Small repair kits may be found in Lost Cargo and Ship Wreckage. Repair kits can be purchased in the DEEPSPACE Store for a small amount of DPS (F1 in Exploration)
If you lose combat, you will drop your resources in space, and respawn at The Hangar with 10% health on each ship.
You may visit each planet once per day for full repair and CSM/Fuel refill.

How to Move and Interact

Hangar

  • W-A-S-D - move
  • Shift - to run
  • Space - Jump
  • Mouse click to interact with the terminal and enter a ship to launch
  • Use the terminal to select your ships (Terminal UI planned for improvements soon). You cannot really select the same ship more than once, that will be corrected in the UI soon.
  • To Launch from The Hangar, run up to the ship you would like as your lead ship and click it to enter the ship and launch into Exploration. Remember the lead ship has the greatest impact on movement speed within Exploration.

Terminal Controls

  • W-A-S-D - Move through ships, align the ship you want in the center
  • Enter - Confirm ship selection and close terminal
  • Backspace - Clear ship selections

Exploration

  • W-A-S-D to move
  • Q / E - Roll Left/Right
  • Space / Left Ctrl - Strafe up/down
  • Left Shift - Boosted acceleration
  • Enter/Return - Activate Chat
    • Escape while in chat de-activates chat
  • Esc opens the Journal, there are multiple tabs at the top. Tabs also have their own hotkey to open directly to that page
    • L - Locations page in your journal
    • P - PVP Menu
    • I - Fleet details
  • R to use your Resource Radar to locate a guaranteed minable asteroid (may not be the closest minable)
  • F1 will open the DEEPSPACE Store - This is for testing only, for launch this will be moved to storefront locations you must visit.
  • Left Click / Hold - Interact with what's in front of you.
  • Right click - Pan camera

Combat

Ship placement - Place your ships to start. You cannot place ships too close to an enemy player, once your first ship is placed, all other ships must be placed nearby.
Timer - Each turn takes ~20 seconds. A timer at the top of the screen tells you how much time you have to take your turn.
Movement - Hexes you can move to will light up and display the amount of energy needed to move to said hex. Simply point and click to move to that hex.
Attacking - Select the type of attack to use and click the target you would like to attack. There are 2 types of standard attack, a straight shot and a lobbed/arch shot. Each of these exists for both standard and special attack.
Special abilities - Each ship type has 2 special abilities that can be used in Combat. See Ships for more details.
Note: The tanks shield wall currently does not have a display element or icon showing where it will be placed. Simply click the tile you wish to place the wall and it will appear.
  • W-A-S-D - Pan camera
  • Q / E - Rotate camera left/right
  • Space - Focus to current turn unit
  • Tab - Display scoreboard
  • 1-7 - Quick action keys
  • F12 - End turn

Combat Victory Screen

The winner will be displayed on the right side.
Click Return to Exploration to return to exploration when you are ready.

Combat Death

If you are defeated in combat, all resources you were carrying will be dropped. You will respawn outside of The Hangar with all ships at 10% health. Resources you were carrying will be marked on your map as Cargo and can be picked up to be recovered.
For more information and details on the game, keep reading!