Dutch game studio Tense Games announced today that their space RTS, Stellar Warfare, will go into Early Access on Steam on August 4th.

Stellar Warfare has been in development for three years by a small but very dedicated team. After almost a year of game testing and implementing feedback from patrons, the main developer is finally happy to let the game go into Early Access.

Players are thrown into the aftermath of a cross-galaxy conflict between humanity and the avid followers of the Light. Events have taken place that have thrown the galaxy into chaos. It is the player’s job to find answers and protect his people.

The player has the option to build up his fleet slowly, but can also start raiding immediately. For those who want instant action, hours of setup are not required. By killing enemy units, you can find blueprints that you can use to modify your units between games. There are currently well over a million possible ship configurations to choose from.

“I’ve always wanted to play a classic-style space RTS that offers just the right amount of base construction and customization for my taste. Since the RTS genre has been quiet for some time, I decided to develop one myself. There seemed to be a ton of 4x games out there that offered a ton of customization options, but each game would take many hours to complete. I wanted to create something that was a bit more classic, had instant action, but still had an overarching progression, ”said Thomas van den Essenburg of Tense Games.


  • Cinematic camera, breathtaking graphics, epic soundtrack
  • A fully explorable and exploitable 3D environment enables sophisticated combat maneuvers
  • The player can unlock over 50 ships, 40 weapons and 30 modules with which he can customize his fleet
  • High level of replayability
  • Cinematic naval battles
  • Up to 10 different ship configurations
  • Construction of bases
  • Gathering resources
  • Nice flak fields!
  • Multiplayer mode 1v1
  • Multiplayer FFA
  • Multiplayer Battle Royale
  • Single player banter
  • Single player wave defense
  • Booty & adaptation

Stellar Warfare is both a love letter and a tribute to classic RTS games. It brings some of their long-forgotten tropes and staples to the present day. The game will be available to the public on August 4, 2021 via Steam.

Stellar Warfare offers a variety of single and multiplayer game modes. This includes a small single player campaign, a single player skirmish, and a single player wave defense mode. There is also a multiplayer skirmish mode and a multiplayer battle royale-like game mode.

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The crazy person in the team can / must test everything that comes up, even if it is Barbie’s great horse adventure (which he would also love to test). Had he been born earlier, his sense of humor would have been in a Monty Python movie. In addition, as a true Bavarian, he thinks absolutely nothing of hoppy cold drinks.