SpaceTraders API

is creating a persistent universe MMO with an open access API.

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Supporter

$1
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You will receive an invite to a private SpaceTraders discord channel, where you can take part in our regular conversations about features and game mechanics.
Includes Discord benefits
  • Early access

Future Pilot

$5
per month
All previous rewards plus:

- Higher visibility and consideration for future feature requests
- Take part in private discussions detailing upcoming feature sets and participate in a feature voting pool
Includes Discord benefits
  • Early access

Developers

$15
per month
All previous tier awards plus:

- You can be involved in our developers channel where we discuss current and upcoming game mechanics
- You will have opportunities to contribute directly to the game's development
- You will also be added as a discord moderator and help shape the community
Includes Discord benefits
  • Early access

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patrons

$240

per month

About SpaceTraders API

Welcome to SpaceTraders API! (https://spacetraders.io)

Interested in becoming a savvy business magnate, hunting around as a scrappy freelancer, or conquering your slice of the universe in an epic space strategy game?

SpaceTraders is a persistent universe multiplayer game (MMO) with an open access API. We are launching with an API that will allow you to programmatically access and play the game using your favorite language. Create your own iOS app or automate your fleet while you are away - the possibilities are endless!

SpaceTraders is currently in alpha, and we are trying to raise funds to support our server costs and related expenses. If you are passionate about space economy games or think building an MMO with an open-access API is a brilliant idea, please consider a monthly donation (or even just a few words of support). We really appreciate our Patreon donators, this wouldn't be possible without you!

When will the game be available?

We are building SpaceTraders through an agile methodology, meaning we want to launch features as soon as they are stable and ready to be tested by the community. Our goal is to have an open alpha going toward the beginning of 2021, and a full release the base game the following year. You can play the alpha now by following our tutorial at https://spacetraders.io

Game Features

SpaceTraders is a realtime economy controlled by the players. Anything we can do as the creators will be available for players to take over as the game is developed. Some features we plan to include for the full launch next year: 

  • Organize and equip a fleet of ships to patrol the star system for black market activity and prevent pirate factions from destabilizing the economy.
  • Establish a mining empire, extracting valuable resources and creating lucrative supply lines across the galaxy.
  • Become a reputable manufacturer of the highest-quality ships, equipment and supplies to meet the insatiable demand of a growing empire.
  • Manage fleets across sprawling trade routes, bringing supplies to developing empires and locking in bulk supply contracts.
  • Explore the edges of the universe, uncovering rare alien technology and selling valuable locations to the highest bidder.
  • Establish control over developing star systems to increase the education and technical capabilities of growing populations.
  • Establish schools of research and development, discovering better methods and technology for your own manufacturing, or sell these secrets to those who want to gain an advantage over the competition.

What is a programmatic API?

A programmatic API means you can play the game by programming commands using your favorite language. You can setup a server to automate your fleets, create a service that collects and analyzes financial information for a closed community of paid subscribers, create and publish a paid iOS app for non-developers to play the game. We are building top-quality API documentation and a 5-minute guide for getting started as a developer.

Join us on Discord to follow our development and help test the API
Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/5uhT9GPw
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We will launch monthly video blogs where we discuss the in-game features we are working on, geeking out about different space-genre games we are playing, and taking questions from the community.
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