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Welcome to the Space Opera Homepage.  

The Space Opera program is a turn based space exploration game.
For more information, visit the SpaceOpera project page .

Help wanted:

If you have some spare time and would like to see your name on the SpaceOpera Team list, there's what you could do:

Animations: SpaceOpera could use lots of small animations, either 320*240 or 640*480, about 3 to 10 seconds long. Asteroid field fly-throughs, Space-Station fly-by's, Surface approaches, explosions, Supernovas, Wormholes. You create it, I'll find a place to put it in the game!

Images: There are about 140 planetary surfaces made with Terragen and about 60 orbit views made with POVRAY. Of course I can use more, and I'd like to replace
some of the older images with more spectacular ones. I still miss some orbit views where you can see the sun in the background.

SpaceOpera allows the player to play music from a directory or from a list. Of course I'd like to distribute a SpaceOpera theme song with the game. But I'm no composer myself and I won't find the time to learn this in the next few years. The music that accompanies SpaceOpera could be anything from Wagner's Ritt der Walküren to Mike Oldfield, Pink Floyd or more modern Techno and House music.

If you think you want to contribute something,  send an e-mail to the Space Opera project administrator.

Planned features:

Note: The game is far from finished. It is playable, but not winnable yet. Do not expect it to be finished soon.

For a listing of the planned features go see the Space Opera tracker list . You're welcome to add new items or comment on existing ones.

Project history:

An overview of recent changes can be found  here .


You can see some screenshots here.        


Download or view the sourcecode from CVS:

Download an executable *.jar and the resource file from

More information about download and installation in the readme file.


Thank you very much for your support.


The source code and all accompanying material (images, sound, prose) is  copyrighted according to the GNU General Public License 1996-2002 by the SpaceOpera Team .

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Last update:
16. March 2004