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SpaceChem is an obscenely addictive, design-based puzzle game about building machines and fighting monsters in the name of science! 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.

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SpaceChem added to the Humble Bundle!


SpaceChem added to the Humble Bundle!

SpaceChem is now included in the Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle -- make sure to pick up your copy or check your Desura account for access.

Oct 6, 2011 News
SpaceChem now on Desura!


SpaceChem now on Desura!

Solve puzzles by building machines and fighting monsters, all in the name of science!

Sep 22, 2011 News
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richard_vdijk Jan 21 2013, 1:26pm said:

It surely looks impressive, gotta try this!!

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CornbreadMuffin Jan 9 2013, 6:31pm said:

Great game, although the tutorial could be confusing for less geeky players. Or maybe that's what the video's for; I didn't watch it (necessitating a YouTube video to play a downloadable game just strikes me as odd). This is definitely one of the better programming games I've played, and I like how you used the Periodic Table with it.

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teorialupiniana Sep 26 2012, 10:07pm said:

I tried the demo with ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7, both install with easy and runs smoth. It's a great puzzle game, that makes me imagine how good it will be for some fun with chemical class at school.

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Dorsai! Dec 23 2011, 8:03am said:

Will the update come to desura eventually? Having the "Update released" message ingame makes me nervous.

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Nuck-TH Dec 13 2011, 6:04am said:

game updated, why content on your servers is old?

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balasar0451 Nov 2 2011, 11:05am said:

this is very addictive :D

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Dinopron Oct 22 2011, 10:03am said:

Trying to play Spacechem on a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 I had the following issue: The game didn't started trhough Desura and starting by the console I had the following output:

"The assembly mscorlib.dll was not found or could not be loaded.
It should have been installed in the `/usr/lib/mono/2.0/mscorlib.dll' directory."

Looking at "/usr/lib/mono" I found out that only the folder 4.0 was there, so, long story short I resolved this problem installing:


(The dependencies were satisfied automatically)

And edited the file "~/desura/common/spacechem/spacechem-launcher.sh"

changing the line "./mono SpaceChem.exe" to "mono SpaceChem"

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but I hope it helps, because it was the first place I looked for support, by the way, thanks to everyone that put answers here or in the forums, it really makes the difference guys >D

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intgr Nov 9 2011, 5:17pm replied:

This issue is fixed now, at least it works here. :)
Please report Linux game problems in the "Application Linux" forum: Desura.com

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enseyn Oct 24 2011, 11:03am replied:

Thank you so much. Installing the dependencies fixed it. It should be noted that you no longer need to edit spacechem-launcher.sh because the most recent update has already changed it.

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teerl Oct 10 2011, 7:01pm said:

Really great game. As a hobbiest progammer I find this game very interesting and challenging. It's really fun trying to find the most efficient way to solve the puzzles.

I wasn't planning on buying this at $15 (Desura's current price), but was planning to catch it if the price went to $7 - $10. I did however get this game from the newest Humble Bundle. Now that I've played it I can say it's very well worth $15 easily.

Running perfectly on my Slackware64 system, but I did have to use my system's Mono install instead of the one bundled with the game. In the game's directory I just backed up the supplied Mono and replaced it with a symlink to the system's Mono.

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