Interstellar Marines PC Technical Preview

Company: Zero Point Software
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: September 10th, 2014

Introduction, test setup, requirements

Interstellar Marines is a sci-fi shooter inspired in part by elite console shooters. It's an independent project that's been slow moving since I last checked in on it in 2011, but the recent popularity of crowdfunding seems to have given it a boost.

As such, I decided to check in on the game via Steam Early Access and see how it's shaping up as of now in terms of PC features and performance.

Test Setup

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Catalyst 14.6 RC
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Storage: 1GB
    • Video Card: Nvidia Geforce 8800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 4770
  • Recommended
    • OSWin 7 or later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Storage: 1GB
    • Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 280 / ATI Radeon HD 5830