- Build your ship - Gather your crew - Head for adventure -

Now available on Steam Early Access:


Also available on Humble

RT @IndieKings: @SplitPolygon Interstellar Rift is available in the Humble Store https://t.co/gftnI72QSb

January 23 - 22:35
We are gong to be live on the @spacegamejunkie podcast in a few miniutes! join us at https://t.co/wvRFp3UHNR ! #scifi #games

November 27 - 13:59
Welcome to Beta Interstellar Rift! Here's a new trailer to celebrate! https://t.co/PCEe6WHMLJ

October 11 - 17:11


    Latest news

    Stream has been delayed until tomorrow 22:00 CET (21:00 UTC)

    Due to an unforeseen personal emergency, we are forced to delay today's stream until tomorrow 22:00 CET (21:00 UTC) over at twitch.tv/splitpolygon.
    In tomorrow's stream we will look at the player designed ships for the ship contest. (as was planned for today)

    We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope you can be with us tomorrow.
    We hope to see you then!

    Older news

    Derelict Deathtraps! - Interstellar Rift Development Update 151

    It’s that time again, time for another experimental patch. In this patch we’re adding derelict ships to the game. These devious derelicts will randomly give off signatures which you can use to track them down, if you’re lucky they just ...
    Patch notes for Interstellar Rift BETA

    IMPROVEMENTS- clarified phrasing of crash popup- added logging to try to find occasional crash on unload of an entityBUG FIXES- fixed a crash when pasting an incomplete color code into a text field- fixed a server crash when a ship ...
    Interstellar Rift Player Designed Ships Contest 003 - The Lone Wanderers

    It’s been a while since the last ship design contest, but we’re happy to announce a new one. The contest will coincide with the next patch (0.2.9) which will introduce derelict ships. We will be designing the bulk of these, ...


Jimmy van den Bergh
All-Round Artist
Paul Mertens
Gameplay Programmer
Alexander Immerzeel
3D modeling
Joost Meulenkamp
UI Designer and Programmer
Leroy Sikkes
Engine Programmer
Thijs Waalen
Gameplay Programmer
Tom Lemmers
Gameplay Programmer


Interstellar Rift is a First Person Starship Simulator with an emphasis on open world exploration and multi-player interaction. Players will need to survive in a hostile galaxy with their own custom designed and constructed starship. Space is vast but you wont have to face it alone, other players will be able to join you aboard your ship to help you man your vessel’s more complex devices and equipment.

Customize your ship

Our ship design tool will allow players to quickly create or modify existing ships to suit any possible situation. By mining and gathering resources from across the galaxy you’ll be able to construct more powerful and efficient components so you and your ship can face any challenge. Equip drone bays, to have a fleet of autonomous helpers, or build the enormous strip miner, to extract resources from rare large asteroids. From a small shuttle to a large warship, every ship can be what you want it to be.

Explore the galaxy

Help out factions to gain their trust and spread their influence throughout the universe. Build new stations, defend them from invading alien forces, or destroy them to lower a faction's influence. Build a rift generator to travel to other solar systems, and repel the alien forces to prevent them from taking over sectors. Whether you're flying a large cargo hauler, a capitol battleship, or a mining barge, there will always be missions available that match with your ship. Venture out to find rare resources to build special equipment, or buy special items that can be sold for profit. Interstellar Rift is build to suit any play style.

Advanced ship simulations

Building your ship is only the beginning as it will require plenty of work to keep running. You will have to manage your fuel and power levels, keep systems from being infected by alien parasites, make sure devices stay in working order, and much more. Players who are in a crew can rely on each other to maintain the ship, and for solo players there are automation options such as the ACTR (automated cargo transfer relay), to help out with the heavy lifting.

A threat beyond measure

Throughout the galaxy, mysterious rifts are opening up, spilling out a dangerous alien race called the Skrill, that when left unchecked will seize control of the region. Players must band together to stop these enigmatic invaders before they threaten the safety and profits of their enterprises. Between the dangers of pirate drones, vicious Skrill, and other human players, pilots will have to be on a constant lookout!