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Take on the role of a Reactor Engineer working for SpaceChem, the leading chemical synthesizer for frontier colonies. Construct elaborate factories to transform raw materials into valuable chemical products!
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About SpaceChem

About this game

Take on the role of a Reactor Engineer working for SpaceChem, the leading chemical synthesizer for frontier colonies. Construct elaborate factories to transform raw materials into valuable chemical products! Streamline your designs to meet production quotas and survive encounters with the sinister threats that plague SpaceChem.

Features:

  • Over fifty mind-bending puzzles!
  • An original soundtrack by Evan Le Ny, whose music was featured in The Codex of Alchemical Engineering!
  • Twenty challenging achievements!

Game Details

Release Date:
March 02, 2011
Developer:
Zachtronics
Publisher:
Zachtronics
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
SpaceChem
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Genres:
Puzzle
Casual
Themes:
Difficult
Sci-fi
Play Styles:
Singleplayer
Automation
Features:
Steam Achievements
Steam Cloud

Steam Leaderboards

Product Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 300MB
  • Video Card: frame buffer support recommended

Product Requirements

  • OS: OS X 10.7 or later
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Graphics: frame buffer support recommended
  • Hard Drive: 300MB
  • Additional: Mono 2.6 or later

Product Requirements

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: frame buffer support recommended
  • Hard Drive: 300 MB
  • Other: Mono 2.6 or later

Critic Reviews

84

Eurogamer

90 / 100
"Sure, SpaceChem is just pseudo-science, but it does capture that mystique of toying with nature's fundamental ingredients."

Eurogamer Italy

90 / 100
"If you love puzzle games and almost impossible challenges, probably SpaceChem is the best you can find. If headaches and sleep time cuts don't scare you, probably SpaceChem is...

Gamer.no

90 / 100
"SpaceChem is an intelligent and addictive puzzler with a high difficulty level but some of the most enjoyable and satisfying puzzles I've ever experienced. This is a modern...
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31.58% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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Just Right
4.49%
Tough
35.96%
Unforgiving
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Don't Ragequit! 58.43%  of players consider this game to be Unforgiving

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
23.53%
Played It
42.35%
Halfway
21.76%
Beat It
10%
Conquered It
2.35%
Completionist! 2.35%  of players have Conquered It

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you ready for a challenge? 94% of GameFAQs users said SpaceChem is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, SpaceChem is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
  • This game supports Steam Deck's native display resolution but does not set it by default and may require you to configure the display resolution manually
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
  • Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
  • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 300MB
  • Video Card: frame buffer support recommended
  • OS: OS X 10.7 or later
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Graphics: frame buffer support recommended
  • Hard Drive: 300MB
  • Additional: Mono 2.6 or later
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 53 hours. 74% of users played SpaceChem for over 40 hours.
Yes, SpaceChem has broad critical consensus. 85% of critics on Metacritic recommend SpaceChem. The Metascore is 84 out of 100.
SpaceChem was released on March 02, 2011
Yes, SpaceChem supports MacOS.
Yes, SpaceChem supports Linux.
SpaceChem is published by Zachtronics
SpaceChem was developed by Zachtronics
Yes, Fanatical users tagged SpaceChem as Puzzle
Yes, Fanatical users tagged SpaceChem as Casual
Yes, Fanatical users tagged SpaceChem as Difficult

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