Space Haven

Created by Bugbyte

A spaceship colony sim placing you in charge of a ragtag civilian crew in search of a new Earth, designed by and for fans of RimWorld. Embark on a space voyage with your ragtag crew of civilians in search of a new home. Build spaceships tile by tile, create optimal gas conditions, manage the needs and moods of their crew, encounter other space-faring groups, and explore the universe in this spaceship colony sim for Windows, Mac, Linux.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Space Haven Development Update - DevBlog #26
10 days ago – Fri, May 10, 2019 at 02:06:09 AM

Day 24 of the journey, and Ayla has had enough of Cailyn's crap.
Day 24 of the journey, and Ayla has had enough of Cailyn's crap.

Day 24 of the journey, and Ayla has had enough of Cailyn's crap. The hilarious scene above was posted by one of our Alpha players madbird-valiant on Reddit. Thanks for posting it! Had a good chuckle when we saw it =)

This is the first development blog update after our Kickstarter ended. Prior to this we have already done 25 of them during the development of Space Haven! If you want to read and see older posts of how Space Haven came to be you can do so at our own forums. It can be quite interesting to see the very first screenshots and footage of the game =) The posts aren't in perfect order there, so be sure to check the number (#) when navigating.


Shuttles arrive from running errands. Footage posted by JokerINC on Discord.
Shuttles arrive from running errands. Footage posted by JokerINC on Discord.

One of the things we wanted to achieve with Space Haven was to have complete freedom to let you shape a spaceship of your own desire. We have been looking at your awesome looking spaceship creations and want to sprinkle our development blog update with screenshots of them! The screenshots you will see below are all created by you, our Alpha players.

Screenshot posted by Stuka on Discord.
Screenshot posted by Stuka on Discord.

It was exciting times for us when mid April arrived and it was time to let you hop in on the Alpha journey! It's always a bit nerve wracking to put out a game in any state, as a game developer you're always a bit afraid that the game will not be enough. 

We are only in Alpha phase right now, but we still wanted it to be enough for a solid beginning! It has been a real joy watching you play and post screenshots, discuss different strategies and report bugs. There's been quite a lot of bugs reported. We want to give our thanks to all of you! =) Remember that you can press F11 when playing for an easy way to send us bug reports. Please be considerate when using this feature as it could easily lead to a flood of reports. Check the already known bugs in the same menu to avoid sending duplicate reports.


Screenshot posted by Darklordiablo on Discord.
Screenshot posted by Darklordiablo on Discord.

We are also very positively surprised by how supporting and understanding you have been. Some of you went out of your way to write us positive encouraging feedback, both through our social media channels and through in-game surveys. We have seen them, and it means a lot to us! Thank you!

Millenium Falcon posted by Onebit on Reddit.
Millenium Falcon posted by Onebit on Reddit.

We've been sorting and fixing reported bugs these past weeks, and made some small implementations along the way. Hoping we can focus more on implementing improvements and new features soon!  If you are currently playing the Alpha of Space Haven and finding it hard to understand something, join our Discord and chat with others playing the game too! You will be able to find a lot of help for your own journey.


Screenshot posted by Rob Dee on Discord.
Screenshot posted by Rob Dee on Discord.

You have also sent us a lot of suggestions and ideas! Keep em coming! The best place to submit them is the in-game survey system, which you can find in the main menu cloud section. This allows for the easiest way for us to scroll through various suggestions. You can see the most recent patch notes in the main menu under "patch notes". Be sure to check the news section too, to see if there's an update available.


Screenshot by SirTiller on Discord. He calls his ship the "Fat Frog".
Screenshot by SirTiller on Discord. He calls his ship the "Fat Frog".
That's a nice amount of feedback!
That's a nice amount of feedback!

About the in-game survey

We are not able to answer your submissions, but rest assured we have read them! This is actually one of the best and most efficient ways for us to gather feedback, and see what kind of features are asked for by many of you.

Would be awesome to be able to send you answers but hey, that's what Discord, Reddit and forums are for =) 


Many of you have praised the music in Space Haven, and rightly so! When we started thinking about music for Space Haven we announced it on Reddit and let composers submit their samples for our early alpha demo. Paul saw it, and messaged us. With some back and forth messaging we found a tune that worked, a tune that would later become Nebula Signals. It was a match made in Haven! (Pun intended).

We will be keeping Paul busy, and looking forward to let you hear all the new tracks in the near future! If you want to chat with Paul you can do so on our Discord channel, where he keeps his very own Pauls Music Devlog.


WIP - Something we are working on. The more the merrier =)
WIP - Something we are working on. The more the merrier =)

Here's a little teaser for you of what's to come in the near future! Some type of Minimap perhaps? Maybe! Perhaps not only that, perhaps something more comes with it. The more the merrier they say =)

Late backing is still possible at Bugbyte Store.
Late backing is still possible at Bugbyte Store.

It's still possible for late backing for Space Haven. We have our own store up and running. Unfortunately upgrading a pledge is not possible but getting yourself another level of goodies or letting a friend know of the opportunity to join Alpha is there! 

You can find our store here: http://bugbyte.fi/store 

We are working hard to improve on the game and looking forward to post another update in the near future, stay tuned! =) 

If you have any problems with the game or haven't received your Backerkit invite (Reward Code survey and Alpha Access) please send us a mail to support@bugbyte.fi and we will promptly help you!

Space Haven Reward Code And Alpha Access.
about 1 month ago – Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 01:19:33 AM


We are ready to send out Alpha Access and access to other rewards! We will be using Backerkit to distribute Reward Codes, which you will use to redeem rewards from our own Bugbyte back-end.

You will receive an e-mail from Backerkit with your Reward Code (Within 24 hours)

You should receive the e-mail within 24 hours. Please be patient. (And don’t forget to check your Promotions/Spam folder.) 

Instructions to use your Reward Code (And Access Alpha)


STEP 1: You will receive an e-mail from Backerkit to your survey. Click the button to start. (Please be patient. You should receive the mail within 24 hours. Don’t forget to check your Promotions/Spam folder.) 


STEP 2: Once you have clicked on the link button in the e-mail you receive, the first page will look like above. You can start the survey. Your Reward Code awaits at the end of the survey.


STEP 3: The second page has instructions. Continue by toggling the continue button and then clicking Next: Add-ons.


STEP 4: You'll be able to pick up add-ons here! You may boost us with coffee or become a Video Game Developer, contribute a name for a game to be forever seen randomly floating in the air as Characters play games on the Arcade Machine.

If you don't want to buy an add-on just continue to the next step! You don't need to pay anything additional. 


STEP 5: Finalize your order.


STEP 6: Your reward code awaits at the end of the survey. You will use this code in our own Bugbyte rewards system shown below.


STEP 7: Go to: http://bugbyte.fi/redeem and Create a new account and login. (You can use your existing Bugbyte Cloud Account if you have one)


STEP 8: Once you have logged in Click "Redeem Key" to use your Reward Code.


STEP 9: Paste your Reward Code and click "Redeem" button. Whenever you receive a new Reward key from us you will be able to repeat this process to receive more rewards!


STEP 10: Once you have redeemed your Reward go to the first page to see what you got! Alpha Crew Members and higher tiers will have Alpha Access available! 

You should now have Access to Alpha! (Alpha Crew Members and higher)

You should now have access to your rewards in the Bugbyte back-end! Remember to check instructions before you submit names for us to review.

Did not receive your Reward Code and it has been over 24 hours?

Be sure to check your Kickstarter e-mail address and check your Promotions and Spam folders. If you can't find it see instructions below.

BackerKit FAQ

1. I did not get my BackerKit email invite. What do I do? 

You can resend your invite to yourself. Go here: https://space-haven.backerkit.com/, enter your Kickstarter email address, and click on the "Get My Survey" button. You will be sent a new email with a link to your account.

2. I forgot my BackerKit password. How do I get it?

Go here: https://space-haven.backerkit.com/, enter your Kickstarter email address, and click on the "Get My Survey" button. You will be sent a new email with a link to your account.

3. I want to sign back into https://space-haven.backerkit.com/, but I don’t remember the email I used for my account. How do I get it? 

It should be your Kickstarter account email. If that doesn’t work, please email support@bugbyte.fi and we will help you.

4. I have a question that isn’t covered here. What do I do? 

Go to https://space-haven.backerkit.com/faq#contact-us​ or email us directly at support@bugbyte.fi. We are happy to help!

Have a great weekend! We are here to help so don't hesitate to contact us through channels mentioned above. And if something goes wrong, don't panic! We will make sure you get all your rewards no matter what.

Massive success! What happens next?
about 2 months ago – Tue, Apr 02, 2019 at 01:59:23 AM


We've arrived at the finish line! This past month has been amazing and your support has been incredibly validating. We have been crafting Space Haven with love for almost three years now, and we are extremely grateful that we get to continue developing it further. You have made it possible, thank you!

Kickstarter charges cards only now! Be sure to log in and check your payment was successful. If not, backers have 7 days to resolve payment issues before they're dropped from the project. If your payment did not go through you should have a mail from Kickstarter with a direct link to correct the issue. 

What happens now?

We will continue developing Space Haven, and give access to the Alpha build to Alpha Crew Member backers and all higher tiers in about two weeks time.

We will aim to have monthly updates here on Kickstarter to keep all of you in the loop as the game progresses!

Alpha Access - When will it start and how will we get access?

Alpha Access will start around mid April, when Kickstarter has given us the final list of backers. Kickstarter needs about 2 weeks after campaign end to sort this out.

Once we have the information we will immediately send out access to the Alpha build to backers who have chosen Alpha Crew Member or higher. We will send instructions via e-mail around mid April, stay tuned!

How do we get to submit our names?

We will send you an e-mail with access to our backer management page where you can fill in all the necessary information for you to claim whatever rewards you are entitled to.

This will take some time. We will contact you via e-mail, stay tuned!

How will we get the game when it is officially released, and our Steam or GoG keys?

We will send you access via the e-mail address, which is linked to your Kickstarter account. We will also post an update here on Kickstarter to look out for them!

Note that Steam and GoG keys will come closer to the official release. We will keep you posted.

Bugbyte store

We have opened our own store for those who missed this Kickstarter campaign. It will feature most of the same rewards seen here in Kickstarter, but the community goals bonus copy will not be included.

You can find the store here: Bugbyte store

Note! No need to purchase the game again if you Backed us on Kickstarter, the store is meant for those who missed our Kickstarter campaign =)

Updates and Communication

Our plan is to have monthly updates on the development progress of Space Haven. All the way to the official release! We will post updates here on Kickstarter and all of our other channels. Be sure to follow your favorite one below:

If you want to stay up to date on all big events: Subscribe to our newsletter

Find us also on Reddit, Discord, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

If you have any questions you can always contact us via e-mail here: support@bugbyte.fi


We look forward to start this journey together with you.

Final 48 hours! Last push to Victory.
about 2 months ago – Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 01:12:50 AM


We have arrived at the final 48 hours of the Space Haven Kickstarter campaign. Your support has been incredible and we're looking forward to start the Alpha Access journey together with you mid April. 

When we were kids we used to draw in the sand during school recess imagining we were playing a game. It was one of our favorite things to do. At one point we were acting like we had a game development company, and we tried to sell some custom made levels to our friends. We sold 1 copy!

As fate would have it we did end up being game developers through many twists of life. Though there are only three of us, we complement each other extremely well and by bringing our imaginative minds together Space Haven was born. There's something special about Space Haven, as it has managed to attract some of the best talent we've ever worked with. Our trusted allies in this venture.

We welcome you to our merry group too! Our Community really means the world to us, as we believe Space Haven will be the best game it can be by having your feedback as a guide as we develop the game further.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We have 48 hours left, there's still time to get that friend of yours along for this ride. 

Fireworks! $200k funded and Final Stretch goal unlocked!
about 2 months ago – Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 01:12:32 AM


Amazing! We did it! We need some fireworks! And what's better than some footage from our own home country Finland, where Darude blasts his epic music to some awesome fireworks! Only fitting that it's a Finnish DJ celebrating us reaching the goal together, you are awesome!


Space Haven is 500% funded and we have reached all stretch goals! This Kickstarter has exceeded our wildest dreams. We're so happy to be able to add to the Space Haven experience and enable you to play another faction's journey.

Is there another stretch goal, you might ask? We have decided not to add more stretch goals and instead put all extra funds we receive back into the core features of Space Haven to create a better experience for you, our players.  


So here we are, on the last stretch of our Kickstarter campaign. It has been an exciting ride and we are so thankful you've been here to support us. Cheers to all of you!  

Together we are a ragtag crew of civilians in Space Haven, and it looks like we found Eden! Join the Bugbyte community and let's celebrate these last hours together. 

And now is the LAST CHANCE to share the word of Space Haven and get your friends and other awesome individuals to join our crew:

THANK YOU so much for your support. There's still 72 hours left, enough to create a big bang! We'll use all extra funds to make Space Haven that more special.