A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

$1,156.75

out of $20.000 goal. 80 backers.

Early Crowd ends 2019-08-31

The year is 2273

The unexpected discovery of valuable minerals within the rings of Saturn has sparked a thriving space excavation industry. You control an asteroid excavation ship hoping to make it rich out on the rings, but soon you find out that all is not as it appears. Experience a hard sci-fi story backed up with real physics and science.

Players say

"The way the lights on the ship light up the asteroids, the way even informational screens change when power goes out, the music that simultaneously carries emotions of loneliness, adventure, and mystery, all beautiful."
"[...]while this definitely is not my style of game, it is EXTREMELY well done for it's genre. The aesthetic and art style are simply awe inspiring."
"[...]love how the gameplay with keyboard/mouse AND gamepad is equally satisfying, while it 'plays' somewhat differently. [...] Having to constantly apply controls, to adjust speed, bearing, velocity is really fun, engaging and satisfying."
"Nice game, very captivating. The silence and mystery of space feels spot-on."
"I’m in love, I’ve been waiting for a game like this my whole life."
"[...]looks really really good! I love this kind of sims on where all is about precise control"

Key Features

  • Realistic top-down hard sci-fi space flight experience. Every aspect of gameplay is backed up by real science. Ships fly just as starships should. 
  • Jump into action in seconds with autopilot assist or save fuel by manual thruster maneuvers. 
  • Detailed ship simulation down to every subsystem - upgrade your ship, fix or even jury-rig broken systems on the fly. Every system failure will impact gameplay - adapt to survive in the hostile environment of space.
  • Discover the mystery of the Rings, or just try to get rich leading your excavation company. 
  • Plan your strategy back on Enceladus Prime station. Sell your output, upgrade your ship, hire the crew and manage your company.

Installing

For best experience, use itch.io app to install the game. ΔV updates frequently and the app will make sure you have latest version.

Demo

The free demo version is always kept in-sync with the main game, reflecting all it's features perfectly. Demo has no time limit, but it is missing saves and demo ends once you get back to the station. If you are not sure if ΔV is a game for you - demo is the best way to try!

Get involved!

If you would like to get involved with the community, we have a discord server where we post development progress, get community ideas and just generally hang-out with fellow sci-fi fans.


Want more? You can now get the Ringer Edition of the game right here on Itch! But what is the Ringer Edition?

Game is still in development, but it's playable. There are no placeholders, everything that is in game looks just like it will look in finished game. We are still working on adding new content and new mechanics of the game.

You get immediate access to the game, completely DRM free and available on all platforms. You will also get a Steam key as soon as they are available.

You can also get additional perks.

We are releasing the Ringer Edition as a hybrid Early Access / Crowdfunding, giving you and us best of both worlds. What does it mean?

  • When you pledge to Rings of Saturn you will immediately get a game to play. No waiting for beta or early access, you can download playable game right now.
  • You can choose from all the nice backer perks and influence the direction the game is developing on our discord server.
  • Even if we don't meet the goals, we will finish the game. It will just take longer, as I have to run other projects simultaneously for funding.

Constant acceleration: $20,000

With $20,000 pledged I will have enough funding to focus exclusively on making ΔV: Rings of Saturn. This will speed up development by 200 to 300% - that would mean that we could finish the game by the end of the summer.

Stretch goals - extra features: $5,000

Each additional $5,000 will allow me to fully focus on content upgrades after main release for an additional month. That will mean a new playable ship, 40 upgrades and 10 hours of storyline added. Content upgrades will be free for all owners of the game.

  • Ringer Edition (you are here)
    • Complete spaceflight and ringmining simulation
    • 2 hours of storyline
    • Single playable ship
    • English and Polish language support
    • Enceladus Prime station:
      • Upgrade shop with 24 upgrades
      • Mineral Market
      • Ship Repairs
  • Official Early Access (~summer 2019)
    • 5 hours of storyline
    • Single playable ship
    • English and Polish language support
    • Enceladus Prime station:
      • 50 upgrades
      • Hiring Crew
      • Ship tuning
  • Full Release (~end of 2019)
    • 20 hours of storyline
    • Three playable ships
    • Full language support
    • Enceladus Prime station:
      • 80 upgrades
      • Ship dealer
  • Extended Content (for at least a year after release, free for owners of the game)
    • Additional 5 upgrades every week
    • 5 hours of storyline each month
    • New ship every two months

You can peek into what I'm working on in the #realtime-development-updates channel on our discord.


  • Q: Do you need to sell a certain number of this Ringer Edition to fund the game?
    • A: No - unlike traditional crowdfunding campaigns, I have income to support the development. Funds from the Ringer Edition will just make the development faster.
  • Q: I would like to help you, but I can't afford the game. How can I help?
    • A: You can spread the word or wishlist the game on Steam.
  • Q: What are the differences between Linux, Mac and Windows versions?
    • A: There are none, to best of my knowledge. All versions are built simultaneously from the same source and should be identical.
  • Q: What are the minimum requirements?
    • A: I have no idea right now, honestly. Just grab the demo and check how it works for you - that's little over 200MB download. The screen on the end of the demo is real benchmark - if it runs smoothly, you can handle the game.
  • Q: I'm not sure if it's a game for me.
    • A: Just grab the free demo and give it a spin. If you like it, it's likely you'll like the full game.
  • Q: What about savegame compatibility?
    • A: I'm doing my best to keep the saves compatible at all times. Game is in development in over an year and I didn't ever break the compatibility - yet.
  • Q: Can I save anywhere?
    • A: No, the game autosaves at the Enceladus Prime station. A big part of the game is survival in space with a broken starship. The game gives you tools to jury-rig the ship on the fly. An average ring dive should take from 10 to 30 minutes.
  • Q: Is there permadeath? Is this roguelike?
    • Not really. You can lose your ship, but it's not easy. In the event you do so, you'll just get back to previous save.
  • Q: Can I play with a gamepad?
    • A: Yes, the game has full gamepad support. Just plug in any gamepad and the game should switch control scheme automatically.
  • Q: Can I influence the development of the game?
    • A: Certainly! Drop in to our discord server, we have #community-ideas channel just for that!
  • Q: Will I get a Steam key?
    • A: Yes! As soon as they are available.

Purchase

Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

dv-rings-of-saturn-linux.zip 204 MB
Version 0.90.0
dv-rings-of-saturn-windows.zip 202 MB
Version 0.90.0
dv-rings-of-saturn-mac.zip 204 MB
Version 0.90.0
Delta V - Original Soundtrack (wav).zip 458 MB
if you pay $14.99 USD or more
Delta V - Original Soundtrack (mp3).zip 66 MB
if you pay $14.99 USD or more

Perks

Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Ringdiver

  • Name a crewmember!
    • You can pick a name for a crewmember that could be hired on Enceladus Prime. Please keep names serious and fitting for 2273.
  • You get your name in game credits.
  • You'll get a special backer badge on our discord.
  • You will get an Original Soundtrack of the game.
We reserve right to edit the name you enter to keep game PG13.

Ringmonger

  • Name a company!
    • You get to name a company - be it a weapon supplier, insurance agency or mining company just as your own. Please keep names serious and fitting for 2273.
  • You get your name in game credits.
  • You'll get a special backer badge on our discord.
  • Includes all the perk tiers above.
We reserve right to edit the name you enter to keep game PG13.

No man's Ring

  • Request a story event!
    • Tell us  a short story event that might happen in the ring, and we'll make it a part of the game. A gang war? Rescue operation? Scientist on a crazy mission?
    • Please keep the story fitting a hard sci-fi format. If it would fit "The Expanse" or "Firefly" it will fit in just fine here. We'll adjust it so it fits our game lore.
  • You get your name in game credits.
  • You'll get a special backer badge on our discord.
  • Includes all the perk tiers above.
We reserve right to edit the name you enter to keep game PG13.

You can't take the Rings from me

  • You get a sponsor logo on game boot screen
    • Wow, seriously? We are flattered.
    • You get a logo on boot screen, just besides your company name.
    • We'll get in touch to discuss details.
  • You also get your name in game credits.
  • You'll get a special backer badge on our discord.
  • Includes all the perk tiers above.
We reserve right to edit the name you enter to keep game PG13.

Download demo

Download
dv-rings-of-saturn-demo-mac-demo.zip 204 MB
Version 0.90.0
Download
dv-rings-of-saturn-demo-windows-demo.zip 202 MB
Version 0.90.0
Download
dv-rings-of-saturn-demo-linux-demo.zip 204 MB
Version 0.90.0

Development log

View all posts