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Video GameSpaceteam (Series) Review
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Posted: 3 years ago, last updated 16 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and @gweronimo.


Players pilot a spaceship, each with their own control panel on their smartphone or tablet screen. The switches, dials, sliders and levers are labelled with randomly-generated peculiar names: ‘Astral Synth’, ‘Gripvent’, ‘Starmesh’, ‘Autospoon’. To avoid crashing, the team must follow commands within a few seconds. ‘Set the Astral Synth to 5’, for example. The twist is that the instructions on one screen may be for switches on another player’s control panel. The challenge is to communicate this quickly enough to other players trying to do the same. It’s a communication challenge that is not only entertaining but can be used to teach foreign languages.

This game quickly descends into shouting and then the ship crashes. Teams need to come up with ways to communicate in order to avoid this if they are going to do well.

There is an updated version called Spaceteam VR for Oculus, PC and PlayStation VR, where you play in a virtual space ship. It has the same pressing buttons and pulling levers gameplay but you do it with a headset on. Because it's on more flexible hardware it can offer a wider range of game modes.
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It means you can collaborate to pilot your ship in three different ways:
  • Online VR Multiplayer: Up to six players, connected to the internet, in any popular VR headset join in a cooperative game of trying to avoid their binding doom.
  • Local Mobile Multiplayer: Up to six players, play locally with at least one VR headset and connected smart devices, this offers an experience much like the original Spaceteam game. In the VR game each mobile player is represented by a robot.
  • Single Player: If you don’t have any friend around or there's no one online you want to play with head to the Practice Mode and you and two of our trusty robots will form your Spaceteam.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/12/2012

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Players: 1-8

Genres: Brain Game, Communication (Action, Physically Active and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 13 features

Developer: Hengineer (@Hengineer)




Play Time: This game will take between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Rounds can last up to 15 minutes or so, as players become proficient. There is a variety of modes and awards to unlock that extend longevity.

You can play this game in the following styles:



This game has helped players develop their Behaviour and Relationships as part of the following pathways:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 3+ with in-game purchases.

Skill Rating

Our Game Pathways reveal how 10-year-olds play this game:


Spaceteam usually costs £0 to £9.99. 


App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free

Spaceteam VR

Steam Store PC £9.99
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
Free to play, with some optional upgrades you can pay to unlock just once. 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.


Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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