Make Space Green Again: Stellaris Mod Adds Kerbal

It’s hardly a secret that Star Wars fans and Trekkies don’t see eye to eye, and, depending on who you ask, the mere thought of a crossover is considered the highest form of blasphemy. Would it be awesome, though? Or would it cause the world to implode? Maybe it’d look like this?

Luckily, sci-fi followings are known to get along a wee bit better in Videogameland (sometimes), not least Kerbal Space Program [official site] and Stellaris [official site]. With this in mind, one inventive modder has brought Kerbal’s race of green explorers to Paradox’s grand strategy-meets-4X-a-thon.

The person responsible for this Kerbal collision is knuckey333 whose Kerbal Space Program mod lets fans of both games tinker with the Kerbol solar system – including the planet Kerbin and its revolving Mun – within the bounds of Stellaris’ vast expanse.

The Kerbal race boasts resilience as their primary trait, and subtle features such as Eve’s atmosphere being purple, distinguished character profiles, Kerbin starting with only 10 tile slots due its limited size, and the fact that Duna can be colonised, really captures the overarching tone of KSP, even in these wholly unfamiliar surroundings. Kerbal-specific anomalies have even been added, however creator knuckey333 warns of spoilers for those still ploughing through KSP.

Moving forward, knuckey333 hopes to recruit an artist to help with ship redesigns. “Regarding animated portraits and ship models, it would definitely be something I’d like to see, but it would require someone with more graphics skills than myself to implement unfortunately,” they say. “Hopefully a such a person will come along!”

The Kerbal Space Program mod for Stellaris can be found via its Steam Workshop page.

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    Harlander says:

    If they do make a ship set for this, I hope it’s in the style of incompetent players rather than accomplished ones. Wonky, wobbly, asymmetric nightmares of modules held together with space tape and fervent hope…

    • f4stjack says:

      Wonky, wobbly, asymmetric nightmares of modules held together with space tape and fervent hope

      Thought that was only me! :D

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      teije says:

      Playing Stellaris as the Kerbals would feel somewhat constrained. FTL to other systems! I can’t even reach Mun with my space tape monstrosities.

  2. NephilimNexus says:

    Needs more kraken.

    • Darloth says:

      It would be amusing if the Kerbals were inherently hostile with, say, the Gas Grazers.

      • brucethemoose says:

        Hostile?

        The Kerbals just put harnesses on the Space Krakens, tie them to their nightmare ships, and use them as fleshy warp drives!

        Weapons systems consist of ship debris accelerated by inexplicable physics aberrations.

  3. chromedbustop says:

    “It’s hardly a secret that Star Wars fans and Trekkies don’t see eye to eye, and, depending on who you ask, the mere thought of a crossover is considered the highest form of blasphemy”

    Only the idiot super nerds. Pretty much everyone I’ve met who likes one also likes the other.

  4. Universal Quitter says:

    Ugh. It’s still five months from the election, and I could already go the rest of my life without hearing another stupid Donald Trump reference.

    • Tssha says:

      Blame Paradox’s marketing department. Although frankly, I quite like that slogan. ;)

  5. Shlork says:

    It seemed unacceptable for researchers at Rockomax Conglomerate, that we knew very little about whether the generally accepted ideas of what it’s really like to play Stellaris were true. Admittedly, the way we would sometimes see a possible new discovery was how we finally concluded that we had to infiltrate the game. This is why we’re here.

  6. fearandloathing says:

    Why is that important, one might ask. It is because the Kerbal devs. themselves tweeted about it, which then PDX devs joined in, hence it was something like a complimentary handshake between two devs and a modder. (two and a half devs?)
    Yet the mod “Good For Her/Him” remains supreme above all, check it
    link to steamcommunity.com

  7. quentinL says:

    Link to official kerbal program site is wrong :)