Developer/ publisher Cloud Imperium Games Format PC Origin UK, US Release TBA
Chris Roberts’ impossible dream made more money through its bespoke crowdfunding model in 2017 than all videogame projects on Kickstarter combined, yet progress on the actual game continues to be achingly slow. The newly released alpha 3.0 – yes, apparently that’s now an acceptable version-naming convention – adds explorable planetary surfaces and a host of systemic improvements. Everyone seems to be waiting for the project to implode, but Roberts and team press on undeterred. Having all the funding in the galaxy must help, we suppose.