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Explore a solar system in colony-builder Trappist

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Trappist is a new colony-builder that space sci-fi fans should take a look at, giving you access to a whole solar system to travel around and colonize multiple planets and moons.

"Trappist is a story-driven colony builder with resource management in the Trappist-1 solar system, and a focus on care-free building and story. It's easy to play and respectful of your time. You'll create and grow multiple colonies in the Trappist-1 solar system, meet new alien friends and explore the mysteries of Trappist."

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Current Features:

  • Freely explore the Trappist-1 solar system.
  • Meaningful progress even in short game sessions.
  • Multiple storylets woven into the main story line about the nature of Trappist-1.
  • 10-15 hours or more to finish all current stories.
  • 6 distinct colony sites (the Ark, two planets and two moons).
  • More than 40 different buildings.
  • Over two dozen construction and consumption resources.
  • Replace your workforce with robots.
  • Place buildings on a grid or go gridless at the flip of a switch!
  • No money and no road placement, just base building without unnecessary distractions.
  • Automated trade routes between your colonies and the Ark.
  • Quick to start and no loading screens when switching between colonies.
  • Cheat codes and console commands.
  • (Skippable) tutorials to explain the controls and game play.
  • Different starting conditions. Including a New Game+ where you can start a new game and continue with your customized Ark from a completed game.

The developer said they still plan to add more to the game including more planets, more aliens, more research along with improving graphical models and sound effects. While it's not an Early Access game, they do say it's "under active development".

If you want a building sim that's a bit different with interplanetary exploration, it looks like it could be interesting.

Check it out on Steam with Native Linux support.

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9 comments

Reyold Mar 13
It's also on Itch.io for those wanting a DRM-free version.
pb Mar 13
"meet new alien friends"

Is a trap!
Linux_Rocks Mar 13
Quoting: pb"meet new alien friends"

Is a trap!
Dash it! I thought "Whoa, a game about space monks!" but no, the star system is just called Trappist. Major letdown.
Sirrah Mar 13
Nice to see my game Trappist on here!

Quoting: ReyoldIt's also on Itch.io for those wanting a DRM-free version.
Thanks for the link. Itch is a great store to support! The Itch.io version comes with a Steam key, and both are DRM-free.

Save games and achievements are shared. Also see this devlog post.
Quoting: Purple Library GuyDash it! I thought "Whoa, a game about space monks!" but no, the star system is just called Trappist. Major letdown.
The system is named from the survey, Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST), which is named after the traditional beer from the monks.

Looks pretty interesting from a quick glance at the video, I'll have to check it out when I get time.
Quoting: Philadelphus
Quoting: Purple Library GuyDash it! I thought "Whoa, a game about space monks!" but no, the star system is just called Trappist. Major letdown.
The system is named from the survey, Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST), which is named after the traditional beer from the monks.

Looks pretty interesting from a quick glance at the video, I'll have to check it out when I get time.
It does look interesting, actually.
And that background is pretty cool, and it means the game's locale is based on a real star system, which is pretty neat. So yes, I'll have to have a look at some point.
robvv Mar 13
I'm not seeing any Belgian beer so far...
Quoting: Purple Library Guyit means the game's locale is based on a real star system
It's a fairly famous one as these things go – seven planets in resonant orbits around a red dwarf, with up to four of them being in the right temperature range for liquid water on their surfaces. Wikipedia notes:

QuoteExoplanets are often featured in science-fiction works; books, comics and video games have featured the TRAPPIST-1 system, the earliest being The Terminator, a short story by Swiss author Laurence Suhner published in the academic journal that announced the system's discovery.[333] At least one conference was organised to recognise works of fiction featuring TRAPPIST-1.[334]
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