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Spaceship colony sim Space Haven arrives in Early Access

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Build a spaceship, look after your crew and travel the stars in Space Haven as it's now available in Early Access and it's good.

Embark on a space voyage with your ragtag crew of civilians in search of a new home. Build spaceships tile by tile, create optimal gas conditions, manage the needs and moods of their crew, encounter other space-faring groups, and explore the universe in this spaceship colony sim.

The developer, Bugbyte, ran a successful Kickstarter campaign little over a year ago to raise $260,189. Since then they've been pushing out Alpha builds to backers, and they provided us with an early copy too. Many builds later, many hours played and it's clearly shaping up to be an impressive game.

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Keep in mind it's thoroughly unfinished, rough in many areas but already something of a gem and a title I happily keep going back to. It already feels something a little like RimWorld and perhaps even a little The Sims in space. You build a ship tile-by-tile, ensure your crew has all they need and deal with any issues that come up. Explore derelict ships, encounter hostile aliens and more. Absolutely tons of potential that I hope to see made a reality as a huge space sci-fi fan.

BugByte's plan is to remain in Early Access for 1-2 years at least, as they said they want to keep updating it until they feel it's become a "true gem among indie games". Their support for Linux has been fantastic too with this and their previous games working well.

With it now available in Early Access you can buy it from Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

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madpinger 22 May 2020 at 12:32 pm UTC
The wait on this one has been killing me for a while now. Still looking good, holding up to the goals far as I know
McMarius11 22 May 2020 at 12:44 pm UTC
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great game!
Brisse 22 May 2020 at 2:09 pm UTC
Reminds me of a movie I saw last year.
jens 22 May 2020 at 2:57 pm UTC
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I've added this to my library, my first 5 minutes impression is indeed very cool.
14 22 May 2020 at 3:27 pm UTC
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Looking forward to this one. 1-2 years in EA? Eh, I'll let it bake at least another year before I spend $20+.
Cestarian 23 May 2020 at 2:16 pm UTC
I'm getting a bit bored of these types of games, mostly because all of them ignore that sex is a thing. Every. Last. One. Even rimworld with it's reputation for brutality (or really as a war crime simulator) doesn't have any sort of sexual industries or otherwise sex related things in them, which is a pretty major part of humanity that should not be ignored...

And isn't it ironic that fallout shelter, a game from bethesda actually had it when these indies which would seem more likely to pay such attention to detail don't?

Call me a degenerate all you want, but if I'm gonna go play evil organ harvesting overlord, I'm naturally gonna want to set up human breeding farms to go along with my organ harvesting operations, you know, self sustained organ harvesting industry won't be very viable otherwise since I'd have to outsource all my organs from... Unfortunate strangers. Similarly, to attract these unfortunate strangers, a sex industry would be quite ideal, sex tourism is a big thing, and nobody's gonna miss a few mysteriously missing degenerates anyways.

But no, I can't do that, because.... Well I'm not sure really, it's not like these indie games are trying to meet some kind of PG13 rating or something right? Right?!
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