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Cosmonautica is a quirky and unique blend of space trading and crew simulation.

Cast off! Are you ready for some hilarious adventures in outer space?

Start by boarding a washed-up space cruiser and fulfill your destiny as an aspiring captain on the hunt for fame and fortune. Cosmonautica combines elements of space trading and crew simulation to create a unique experience. Only if you take good care of your crew you will be able to succeed.

Do you have what it takes to become the best trader, smuggler, pirate or even space taxi? It’s your choice!

  • Simulated Galaxy - Cosmonautica offers a detailed and amusing trading simulation gameplay that challenges you among others with pirate attacks, diverse quests and unique crew members. Explore a dynamic and procedurally generated galaxy. Every game is different!
  • Crew Management - Sign up to eight exceptional and lovable crew members to create a ragtag team of the universe’s best and brightest. Take care of your crew and promote them to reach their full potential. Only if they fit together well and are satisfied, you are able to get the optimum out of your space ship.
  • Elaborate Trading Simulation - Trade a bevy of goods, including some rare and illegal stuff, with fellow space merchants while exploring the solar systems. Explore the galaxy and pursue intergalactic trading over many solar systems - each with it’s own traits.
  • Lively Story & World - Meet unique characters while you embark on a campaign to unveil the secret of a container and the mysterious past of your board A.I. N1L. Or just roam freely through the galaxy in sandbox mode.
  • One-of-a-Kind Ships - Choose from a range of ship types, equip your vessel with upgradeable rooms and customize your ship's appearance for even more individuality.
  • Exciting Space Battles - Command demanding space clashes against enemy ships with crafty maneuvers and tactical actions during encounters. Directly attack or outsmart your enemies by using your hacker’s ability. Or pick the peaceful route and choose diplomacy.
  • Cross-Platform Play - Cosmonautica supports cross-platform saved games, which will allow you to play the same game on PC and take it on the go with your tablet or other suited devices.

"Zappy gameplay mix between trading, fighting and crew management. Cosmonautica is different than other space simulations. Ludicrous."
- PC Games (Germany)

"When we think about interstellar travel, our minds often go straight to intense battles with alien warships, exploration of hostile worlds, or cunning diplomacy. We often forget that between all of the action, our heroes still need to eat, sleep, bathe, and take some private meditation time (this is code for pooping)."
- Destructoid

"I’ve had a brief dabble with an early build of the Stuttgart-built indie game, and it’s exactly what the ‘Elite meets life sim’ beermat description suggests."
- Rock, Paper, Shotgun

We’re Chasing Carrots, a small indie developer based in Stuttgart, Germany and after our first game “Pressure” we’re putting the steering wheel and earthly restrictions aside and give you the freedom of the endless space.

Release date
Chasing Carrots
Chasing Carrots, Chasing Carrots KG
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
  • Processor: 2,0 GHz Dual-Core or better
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible with 768 MB or better
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Windows compatible
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: 3,0 GHz Dual-Core or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible with 1024 MB or better
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Windows compatible

System requirements for Android

2.3.3 and up
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Last Modified: Oct 22, 2019

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Cosmonautica reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
In itself, the Game is a beautifully detailed space trading simulation with funny Elements. The management of the Crew is well implemented and the Flair of the Graphics is simple but appealing. Unfortunately, any Fun is undone by the frequent Crashes (on iPad 2 mini). Often the saved Games also become corrupt, so you have to start the Campaign all over again (with me 4 times in 2 Days). There's no Point in that. I have to record the almost €6 as a Loss and can only make one Recommendation for this Game: Finger off!
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Microsoft from Danish
Do not buy. The game is full of errors. Screen does not respond. Mission you cannot choose even if you are supposed to. At one point I could not before I had exited and entered game again. Then gameplay, it is awful, event fall upon you which are devastating and ruins hours of play, since you basically loose all. Missions to a nearby planet which I should be able to reach at no time in navigational planning suddenly takes hours so you are penalized, and loose all your hard won money. Really this is no good. Thought it was some mix of Elite and good old PSI5 Trading Campany but this is really bad. Nice graphics and on the paper the game could be fantastic.
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Microsoft from Spain
Screenshots are not true, so they're doing false advertising. The game looks edgy and blurry on iPhone 6 Plus. Performance is horrible, running at 15-20 FPS. PC version is much better. Fix or I will ask for a refund. -The photos that show do not correspond to the version of iOS, if not to the PC. The game works at a lower resolution than the native of the screen on iPhone 6 Plus, so the game looks fuzzy because of climbing and with lots of serrated teeth. In Addition, the performance is lousy, as the game works at about 15-20 FPS, making it very uncomfortable to play. The PC version is much better, and unless they improve this in the coming days, I will request a refund. The Polishing of this game is far behind what is usually seen in the App Store.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
I happened to come across this Gem and very fond of it. On the Subject of Stability, User Interface and Graphics quality, I can only say: Runs great on my iPhone 6s (Version 1.2.1). No Crashes and resolution can be set to "high" in the Options. The UI is easy to read (for a PC Port), in other Games the sometimes much worse (Hello Banner Saga ...). In some cases, the Touch Elements are not To be hit right away, but this is certainly dependent on personal Perception, whether that bothers you or not. I think it's quite relaxed. Overall, a beautiful Spaceship Management and trading Game with Charm and funny Dialogues! In my Opinion, this Game deserves to be added to the Featured Listen by Apple in the App Store.
I bought it recently and quite like it after a few days. Lots of small easter eggs that make you smile. Interesting micromanagement of the team. The trading system works pretty well. It has some bugs but all in all it is a fun to play and well worth the price.
The game seemed very promising at first: a space trading sim. Somehow the game doesn't deliver on any expectations.
The management system is dumb, you just have to put up a team with the same type of food they prefer and if you manage to get this food in time, you have pretty much nothing to do. There, you are a great manager!
The trading system looks interesting, economy is dynamic. It depends on ressources from different planets and the trades you have done already, but there's not enough information to use this system to its fullest. Also, it's very repetitive.
The fights are just boring.
The game is funny sometimes but it's not worth the price and all the things mentioned killed the mood for it. So skip this one, unless you are a true fan of cosmic strategy games.
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