Digital distribution platforms like Steam are supporting games that we’d never play if they had to be pressed to a disc, but even in this brave new world of tiny games about building bridges and dating pigeons, Subspace Continuum still stands out as an oddity.

The 2D, multiplayer spaceship combat game, which hit Steam on Friday, was first released in 1997 by Virgin Interactive Entertainment (VIE) as SubSpace. There’s no shortage of retro games on Steam, but they always arrive on the platform by way of the original publisher or a new intellectual property holder hoping to make an easy buck off of work that was done years ago.

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