After spending the last few months polishing Starship Rubicon we are extremely excited to debut the game on Steam Greenlight. Wick and I are both huge Steam fans and as such if you would like to see Rubicon on Steam, we’d appreciate an upvote. We are also using the Greenlight to debut our new Rubicon Reveal Trailer featuring new gameplay footage!

So take a minute to head over to our Steam Greenlight page, give us an upvote and check out the new trailer and gameplay screenshots!

"In Starship Rubicon, Earth has been casually destroyed by a mysterious race of space-faring invertebrates. You are a fighter pilot whose cryopod has been collected by a possibly-insane AI, who has placed you in the unenviable position of being humanity’s savior. Shanghaied and alone, you must gather the remaining human survivors and traverse the surprising biodiversity of deep space to find a new home.


  • Quick Gameplay - Pilot your ship in fast-paced shoot-em-up, featuring a unique approach to arcade physics and controls.
    Customize Your Ship - Upgrade your ship with a Tetris-styled hangar bay as you find weapons and items on your quest.

  • Randomized Universe - Make your way through a diverse galaxy as you encounter interesting new lifeforms. Each play session generates a new path of enemies, allies, and items.

  • Casual Roguelike - When your ship blows up, that’s the end of the line for that game. However, if you collect enough crystal shards by the end of a sector you can save your ship to re-launch it on another level.

  • A Fleet Of Ships To Play - Do you prefer fast ships for run and gun? Do you like something that takes a punch but isn’t as agile? Start the game with 3 different ships and spend shards to unlock more ships with unique abilities!

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 10/27/2014 at 07:33pm

Looks like sexy fun! Congrats guys :)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/27/2014 at 09:31pm

Thanks scrypt, it's been a fun ride so far.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 10/27/2014 at 10:40pm

When you say an "up vote," do you mean a "yes" to the question of "would you buy this game if it were on Steam?" I finally played the Kickstarter version today. I was surprised by how small the zip file is (12mb). I need to spend some more time with the game, I apparently suck at it currently. Still, I would like to throw some support towards our first published game.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/27/2014 at 10:53pm

Yep, answering "Yes" to that question is an upvote.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 10/27/2014 at 11:35pm

Excellent, I will do that and I'll see about getting in some more game time in with it. =)

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 10/27/2014 at 11:36pm

Oh and have you noticed any issues with the site? From what I see, it seems some of the HTML coding may be messed up. It doesn't load or even look properly.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/28/2014 at 12:19am

The Greenlight site? If so, no it looks good here.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 10/28/2014 at 12:28am

Yes, it looks horrible in Chrome, but it's fine in IE, so I was able to give it a "vote up."

Zach_Foster wrote on 10/28/2014 at 01:34am

Just up-voted in steam, cant wait to play it! I wish i could have played it at the Retro Game Expo, but there was too many people, too many things to do, and not enough time to do it. Any news on a beta release?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/28/2014 at 01:39am

Yeah, we are going into a VERY early beta soon and then a larger beta after some unspecified time.

All that to say, my goal is to have it out by year end or before.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 10/28/2014 at 02:39am

This is great! Can't wait for it to come out!

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