Drifter Early Access Available On Steam


Elite met Steam and out came Drifter, early access now available at 17% off!


Drifter is an open-world sandbox space trading game with a procedurally-generated galaxy 100,000 light years across made up of tens of thousands of star systems to explore and features an original soundtrack by composer Danny Baranowsky. Take on the role of a spaceship captain attempting to eke out a living among the stars by trading goods between star systems, hunting pirates for bounties, mining asteroids for valuable ore, or even becoming a pirate yourself. The choice is yours!



  • Galaxy Map

The galaxy map allows you to view remote star systems and select them so you can travel to them using your hyperspace jump drive. Use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Click on the map or a star system to center the view/select a star system. Click and drag to rotate. Click the “system inspector” icon in the top left corner to view the star system. Click the “center on current system” icon to reset the map on your current location. When viewing the star system you can view its stock market and compare prices to the star system you are currently in.

  • System Map

The system map allows you to inspect the system’s economy, tech level, physical make-up and stock market. Use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Click and drag to rotate. Click on an object to focus the view on that object. Click the stock market button in the top left-hand corner to view the system’s stock market.

  • Space Station View

The space station menu allows you to visit the different services offered by the station. You can buy and sell trade goods in the Stock Market, ships and equipment at the Ship Dealer, view and equip the ships you own in the Docking Bay. The Bulletin Board is currently unavailable.

System Requirements

  • OS: Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS or Chosen Distro
  • Processor: x86 1.5 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256MB OpenGL 1.5 compatible
  • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space




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Author: Kereltis View all posts by
Linux advocate, born in Liverpool, grew up in Cork City Ireland and currently living in Corvallis, Oregon. I love all things Linux, my favorite distro being Ubuntu followed closely by Kubuntu and Linux Mint (Cinnamon and KDE). As far as I'm concerned Linux is the future of gaming. Lets make the world as open and transparent as we can!

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