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Free planet-colonising strategy game Planet S added Linux support

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Free game Monday! Check out Planet S, a real-time strategy game where your goal is to colonize multiple planets in a solar system to advance your civilization. Originally released back in October 2023, the developer has continued expanding it and they added Native Linux support at the end of May, 2024.

The Linux version came with a big expansion to the game to add in Steam Workshop support! The game may be simple in the presentation, but clearly the gameplay has sucked plenty of people in with a Very Positive rating. Check out the trailer:

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  • Procedural planets - The world consists of up to 16 procedurally generated planets which you can colonize. A planets type affects things like the appearance, the farm productivity and the kind of resources you can find on it. Every player starts the game with a spaceship and enough materials to colonize their first planet. Uncolonized planets can be claimed by building a spaceport on it. Once you claimed a planet, you can integrate it into your economy!
  • Build your civilization - To advance your faction and unlock new buildings you need to attract residents and provide them the goods they require. By gaining more and more residents, you will unlock new production chains which will increase in complexity. At some point, your first planet won't be able to supply you with the resources you need, so you need to expand to other planets.
  • Choose your path - While you start your population with workers, you need to make a decision when you advance to the second tier. You can upgrade your residents to the science or military civilization type. You can adjust the direction in an adjacent city center. Your decision will determine your path for the game and set a focus on either a more peacefully or a violent way of playing and winning the game. It may be rational to carefully consider your decision and adapt to the situation you are in.
    Residents of a civilization type generate either science or military research points, which you can invest into research. The two research trees unlock bonuses and unique buildings for the corresponding civilization type. Through that, the game experience will rely heavily on the path you select.

It can be played solo or even online with up to three friends.

Check it out free on Steam.

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That's a strange distinction in civilization types. I mean, everyone knows the point of science is to invent Really Big Guns!
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