SpaceChem – Now on the Ubuntu Software Center!


The Ubuntu Software Center welcomes it’s newest title, SpaceChem! A top rated, highly acclaimed game is now ready for you to purchase and play through the Ubuntu Software Center.

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.

This is one game that I have not been able to play yet so please post your reviews!!!

Check out the trailer below:

Now go purchase the game! I must go play this game now.

Join the ranks of the fast growing population of paid applications on the Ubuntu Software Center. Contact john dot pugh at canonical dot com for more information!


  1. A Concerned Ubuntu User

    Is this open source software?

    1. John Pugh

      SpaceChem is not open source. It is a game with a commercial license.

  2. A Concerned Ubuntu User

    That’s disappoting. If I wanted proprietary games, I’d have stuck with Windows. I moved to Ubuntu for open source software. The less Canonical is interested in sticking with open source software, the more I’m evaluating Debian, Fedora, etc…

  3. Mike Davis

    “A Concerned Ubuntu User”:

    Why do you have to complain in a public forum? Sorry to get personal, but it’s really whiny. If you don’t like the fact that SpaceChem is for purchase, don’t buy it. It’s that simple.

    Also, your use of the term “proprietary” is incorrect. Internet Explorer is proprietary. Anything Apple makes is proprietary. SpaceChem is definitely not, since it’s cross-platform compatible by design.

    This is a great game if you like complex puzzles and problem solving. However, not everyone enjoys that genre of games so do some research before you purchase.

  4. Mike Davis

    Looks like it’s been removed from the Ubuntu software store, so you might want to update your post….

    1. Gerry Carr

      we’ll look in to that Mike – thanks.


  5. John Pugh

    Spacechem has not been removed. It continues to be available in 10.10 and 11.04. We’ve just added it to 11.10 due to a unresolved issue which is now resolved.

    For A Concerned User…Ubuntu and the Ubuntu Software Center has over 3600 open source applications available. The additions of software under other licenses in no way dilutes the core values of Ubuntu and fills a need brought forth by the other 19,999,999 users who wish to have a choice in what they install on their systems.

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