Niche Spotlight – Hardspace: Shipbreaker

Hardspace: Shipbreaker

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Hardspace: Shipbreaker, a starship salvage sim by Blackbird Interactive and Focus Entertainment that recently left Early Access.

In Hardspace: Shipbreaker, players take on the role of a working-class ship salvage operator for the LYNX megacorporation. Pay off your astronomical debt to LYNX by salvaging derelict starships of all shapes and sizes. Use high-tech gear to enter starship wrecks and carve them to pieces to salvage the most valuable parts. Spend your earnings to upgrade your arsenal of tools to make salvage jobs easier and more efficient as you try to erase your billion-credit debt.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is available on Windows PC via Steam for $34.99.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

Hardspace: Shipbreaker

Welcome to LYNX, the solar system’s leader in spaceship salvaging!


We offer you the privilege of helping turn humanity’s past into its future by salvaging ships in zero-g. Each one is a puzzle, and how you solve it is up to you! Carve your way in, salvage everything, and maximize your profit.


Our cutting-edge LYNX tech helps you do the job. Slice metal with the laser cutter and use the grapple tool to move salvage with ease. Earn upgrades, such as demo charges, sensors, and safety gear.

Careful where you point those tools! Hazards include explosive decompression, fuel, electricity, and radiation. Your life is protected by our EverWork™ technology, but our profits aren’t.

Your LYNX adventure starts now! Account balance owing is:
1,252,594,441.92 Credits
Start paying that debt! Good luck, shipbreaker!

  • Experience daily life as a blue-collar spaceship salvager
  • Cut and destroy at will in a next-gen physics sim
  • Salvage through a compelling campaign, relax in freeplay, or compete in timed challenges
  • Explore a variety of ship types with unlimited variations
  • Upgrade tools and gear to take on bigger and harder ships

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