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    Latest news

    Experimental version is now live!

    Hi everyone,

    The latest update for Interstellar Rift (e1.0.3.00) is now available on the experimental branch.

    This experimental version contains some major reworks of some of the internal game systems for saving ships and other memory oriented processes. This should lead to reduced memory usage and more stable servers with better performance.

    It also includes the community poll feature from the beginning of the year.

    For all the changes and bug fixes please see the patch notes linked below.

    Thank you all for playing, and see you star-side!

    - The Split Polygon Team.

    Link to the patch notes

    To enable the experimental branch, right click on Interstellar Rift in Steam, go to the beta tab, and select the "experimental IR beta patches" option

    Please note that galaxy files opened in the experimental build, may turn out to be broken when going back to the regular build. It is recommended to start a new save file when trying the experimental build.

    If you haven't already, make sure to check out our Discord channel for the latest updates, server notifications, support, and more!

    Older news

    Patch notes for Interstellar Rift

    BUG FIXES Fixed a crash in the ghost client handling Disabled Droid Christmas hats and Jingle Bells in the Juke boxNOTES Servers need to be updated![www.discord.gg]If you haven't already, make sure to check out our Discord channel for the latest ...
    Patch notes for Interstellar Rift

    BUG FIXES Fixed a possible cause of players getting stuck on the "Preparing game..." loading screenRequeue save data requests when the connection to a ghost client is lostStart a new ghost client when the connection to the old one is ...
    Patch notes for Interstellar Rift

    FEATURES Enabled Jingle Nells music on jukebox Added Christmas hats to droids Added original Interstellar Rift - Pre-Alpha Theme by Sir Xemic to Jukebox Added new shader for all interior windows and doors Added missing description to windows Added offset ...


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