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Spacebase DF-9 From DoubleFine Launches On Steam Early Access

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In Spacebase DF-9 (Steam Link), you'll build a home among the stars for a motley population of humans and aliens as they go about their daily lives. Mine asteroids, discover derelicts, and deal with the tribulations of galactic resettlement in Earth's distant future. Meteor impacts! Explosive decompression! Unbearable loneliness!

Now then, this looks far too awesome you have to hand it to DoubleFine for springing this one on us! The game is currently in Early Access so bugs and death are to be expected remember.

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  • Resource management
  • Carefully plan and build your base using raw matter, mine more from asteroids.
  • Detailed simulation of oxygen and vacuum
  • Keep citizens comfy and safe from asphyxiation.
  • Social simulation
  • Citizens mingle, forming friendships and enmities that affect morale and base culture.
  • Duty assignment
  • Assign citizens to duties they're well suited for, and watch base efficiency and happiness increase as these skills develop.


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This was an instant wishlist item for me, can't wait to give it a try you all know by now I am a sucker for sci-fi spacey stuff!



You can also grab it via their Humble Store widget direct. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Guest 15 October 2013 at 6:23 pm UTC
Sweet; almost too many games at the moment! (almost)
s_d 15 October 2013 at 11:14 pm UTC
They also have a Humble Widget at http://www.spacebasedf9.com/buy which may have binaries on it as well.  Note that you cannot select any of the higher-tier rewards through Steam (perhaps that bit is worth an article edit?), including keys to the other Double Fine games, access to the prototype, getting your name in the game credits, and (coolest of all) having your name added to the citizens name list so that they can randomly pop up during gameplay (like Notch in FTL).  There are also physical rewards, specifically posters and art prints.

This one started as a very promising Amnesia Fortnight pitch... one that I was not interested very much in, from the original pitch.  As the Fortnight gamejam unfolded, it became more awesome, until I could actually see the "Dwarf Fortress" in it.  Now, I'm certain I'd play the heck out of it, it's right up my alley.

I'll try to confirm whether or not Linux binaries will appear in the Humble storefront version, or if it's essentially vending a Steam key.  I should mention, this is the first time I've seen a Humble Widget which was clicked-through to, rather than appearing in the standard widget box.  It's all custom & stuff...
Guest 15 October 2013 at 11:55 pm UTC
Quote from s_dI'll try to confirm whether or not Linux binaries will appear in the Humble storefront version, or if it's essentially vending a Steam key.  I should mention, this is the first time I've seen a Humble Widget which was clicked-through to, rather than appearing in the standard widget box.  It's all custom & stuff...

All the tiers on their "Buy" page suggest it's just a Steam code ("Starbase DF-9 Steam code (Windows/Mac/Linux)" ).
s_d 16 October 2013 at 12:38 am UTC
I agree.  I've asked them, anyway.  We'll see what they say :-)
Liam Dawe 16 October 2013 at 6:37 am UTC
Adjusted the article for humble widget info.
OZSeaford 16 October 2013 at 7:13 am UTC
The genre has exploded: Towns, Dwarf!!!, Gnomoria, Prison Architect etc... I still go back to Dwarf Fortress for old times sake, and it remains by far the most complex and satisfying game.
Lord Avallon 16 October 2013 at 8:55 pm UTC
My list of desired games is growing fast!
lainiwaku 17 October 2013 at 8:47 am UTC
22 €  for early access ? come on indie game  don't feel themself those time , next year indi game early access will be 70 $ ???
Penguin 17 October 2013 at 7:40 pm UTC
Quote from s_dI agree.  I've asked them, anyway.  We'll see what they say :-)

They said:

The Steam Alpha build is actually DRM-free. It downloads through Steam of course but you don’t need to be running Steam to run the game. In this case Steam serves purely as a download and auto-patching mechanism, not as a DRM solution. (We have actually used Steam in this way for a number of our games.)
There are other possible futures, including one in which we start implementing aspects of Steamworks like cloud saves and other requested features, in which case Steam would become a more intrinsic part of the game. I can also imagine a future in which we released a version that downloads directly through Humble! We can’t promise either of these futures 100%, because then we will look like fools if they do not come to pass.
But know that the Alpha 1 build is only using Steam as a download tool, just like a Humble Bundle download would.
Penguin 17 October 2013 at 7:48 pm UTC
Quote from lainiwaku22 €  for early access ? come on indie game  don't feel themself those time , next year indi game early access will be 70 $ ???

Check out the offer here http://www.spacebasedf9.com/buy.
With the current exchange rate it comes down to almost ~18€

Next year? It seems you missed this: http://store.steampowered.com/app/233250. PA was $90 in the beginning in June or May. Now it's down at 55€.
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