‘Space Salvage’ is a Retro Sci-fi Space Sim Coming to Quest & PC VR This Year

Collect stuff and fight dudes. In space!


Space Salvage is an upcoming single-player VR space flight game that’s all about collecting trash and fighting enemy factions. In space!

Developed by UK indie studio Fruity SystemsSpace Salvage tosses you into the corporate sci-fi landscape as a small cog trying to rise up the ranks of Space Salvage Corporation (SSC).

The studio says that while it’s all about skillfully maneuvering your space pod through over 30 dynamic galactic crash sites, tasking you to find and collect all the lost cargo, it’s also set to be “riddled with dry humour and 80s sci-fi pop culture references.”

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Players will also be able to choose how they play, whether it be a more relaxing search for valuables across nebulae or upgrading armaments to win inter-faction dog fights—of course, all while physically manipulating the virtual throttle and flight stick, you know, like you would in space.

Space Salvage is set to launch on Quest 2 and SteamVR headsets sometime in Q4 2023. In the meantime, a free demo is available both on SteamVR headsets and Quest via App Lab and SideQuest.

To follow along with development of the full game, the studio also has an active developer blog, which offers regular updates on how the team is building out its world and characters.

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  • Richard R Garabedian

    could they have made a worse looking video?

    • Ookami

      IKR? these kind of ads just look bad. They always give off a feel of “isn’t vr a cool gimmick?” instead of selling the idea of the game (and by extension vr as a whole)

    • Kenny Thompson

      Ziggy’s seems to the the high water mark for similar ‘space pod’ visuals.

  • sfmike

    I’m sure there are many women out there that will rush to play this as this ad is so compelling.

  • TechnoHunter

    Looks like a Oculus Go game, yuck! There were so many before this that were better!

  • Ookami

    Can we all agree that these kinds of mixed-reality style videos simply do not work. I could watch two trailers of the same game, where one just shows the players perspective and the other is this MR Meta-style ad, and the first might get me excited for the game while the latter s just “meh”

    • Hussain X

      The latter MR style ads actually gets me excited about vr in general. A good advert of what vr could be like, unlike just showing player’s perspective.

      • Ookami

        Really? it never really does it for me. I guess the best approach is to make both types of trailers then.

  • Corrin

    Thank you for article Scott, cant wait to get it out!

  • Hussain X

    I on other hand thought this mixed reality trailer was really really cool. I loved it.