The makers of the PixelJunk series welcome you to Soup Co., Astroworker! As an integral part of the Soup Co. family, your mission is to explore the remote planets in search of tasty ingredients to make the galaxies most delicious soups and then rocket them into the gullets of our hungry customers.
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Release Date: Aug 3, 2015

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About This Game

From the award-winning developers behind PixelJunk Monsters, PixelJunk Eden, and PixelJunk Shooter comes a genre-blending mash-up of Soup-tacular proportions!

Welcome to Soup Co., Astroworker! As an integral part of the Soup Co. family, your mission is to explore the remote planets in search of tasty ingredients to make the galaxies most delicious soups and then rocket them into the gullets of our hungry customers. But this isn't your typical soup kitchen - Astroworkers must battle against the planet's elements, alien plants and animals, and dastardly rival soup corporations! Build your base of operations with the help of your fellow Astroworkers and handy Soup Co. robots, make the galaxies most mouth-watering soups, then defend yourself from local wildlife and our rivals.

#nomnomGALAXY is a sandbox-styled mix of platforming, base building, tower defense, and good old fashioned monster-stomping! You'll create huge factory-bases where you'll experiment with tons of ingredients, make hundreds of types of soups to feed the galaxy, and rise in the ranks of the Soup Co.! Each planet will have its own challenges, from poisons gas to killer tomatoes. Only the most adept of Soup Meisters will succeed!

Key Features


  • Hundreds of different types of soups to discover
  • Extensive soup recipe system that uses ingredients all of the planet's plants and animals
  • Tower Defense gameplay from the makers of one of the most acclaimed Tower Defense games on any platform, PixelJunk Monsters
  • Living planets that evolve as your base expands
  • Tons of robot helpers to automate factories, defend your base, and collect ingredients
  • Battle rival soup corporations throughout the galaxy for soup supremacy!
  • Local split-screen co-op and up to 4 players online

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 9800 GT
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 650 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Laptops without dedicated GPU may have difficulty playing Nom Nom Galaxy. Please look at Tom's Hardware Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart to see where your card ranks. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 570
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 650 MB available space
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The British Revolution
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
i love the concept however

input lag makes this game long drawn out and a chore to play Find a differnt title or watch someone play thourgh it on 2x speed...

or die of bordum ?

would not suggest you buy this game

i support more development on it but we will see if that ever happens

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Melee
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
I tried to play the game, got to the first dialog box and was not given the ability to progress. It appears I would have to plug in a controller to continue, but I think I'll say no thanks. Maybe the game is good, but I'll pass for now. Couldn't play the game cause it won't let me so I can't recommend it.
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fantastimus
( 42.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
++ the perfect micro-management-platformer couch coop game to play with your girlfriend
+ emphasis on team work
- buggy resolution selection
- I didn't enounter this myself, but many other reviewers stated that there is a framerate issue with this game in (online) multiplayer since one of the last updates

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bottom line: still a pretty unique, refreshing game, the few flaws don't spoil the fun
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Desco
( 30.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Fun game with friends. Sadly, desyncs fairly often during gameplay. The unlocks of items throughout the game keeps things interesting. However, I would not recommend this game for solo play. This is the type of game that you farm and make soup while talking to your friend about the most random things in the world.
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JCollette
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
I can't really recommend this game. I like the concept--you collect resources and they combine to become soup cans that are sold for varying market values, but it's actually really boring in action.

Maybe the upgraded/unlocked abilities play more into building a working conveyor/factory, but the first few hours are boring enough to just turn me off the game entirely. You start with only access to robots to move left/right and up/down, but no logic (only throw cans, throw 2:1 ratios)? Immediate turn off. Especially when you're then forced to do a lot of stuff manually, and progress is almost an hour per level.
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timmy
( 35.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
My wife and I play co-op, building a underground lab to test on our loving fans. The food network has nothing on us as culinary masters of our craft. We set our standards high and above all the customer. No matter how many eyes or tenicles they might have, each with their own favorite flavor, we shall reign in this fight for soup supremacy!

This game is fun in that it's a little collecting, base building and a slight dash of tower defense. There is a tutorial that gives you an idea of what to do in game and how to win. You are pitted against a rival soup kitchen and have to defeat them by sending huge cans of soup in a rocket. Soup rockets will launch just by placing said soup in said rocket, there isn't any control over the rockets, which is a good thing in this game. Your main objective is two fold. To discover new soups by combining new ingredients and giving the customers (who are on the other end of the rocket) what they want. You build your base by using a huge red circlular saw to break down everything even the ground to make room for your base. You have a health bar and oxygen which you do run out of outside of your base. The rival company who is trying to take your market share will send flying attacker aliens who all have different abilities and can seriously destroy your base and you loose the game. There isn't a death penalty only that you drop some currency and best to go pick it up before the end of the work day. Work days at what make the game a little more challenging in that a day lasts about 10-15 minutes and any ingredient that has been harvested that's on the ground will be lost. To win the game is to have 100% market share by the end of the day to win. Some levels we have gone 30 days before a had 100%. Just sending any soup won't do. The customer may not like that soup and for it you will loose 5% of the market. Or they may love it and you gain 10% market share. I could go on and on but that's the game in a nut shell. My wife and I really enjoy this game of soup making.
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aboxdrbass
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
this is so much fun!!!
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darkheart1217
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Really different kind of game. It is a really fun business game that is level based and has a really unique feeling for the planets and the mixtures of soups you can make and how the base design gets creative enough for how the game needs it. If you are looking for a business game that is pretty fun then deffienently download
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megazver
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Trash.
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Saturdave
( 56.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Abandoned by Devs, DO NOT BUY.
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tex_avery27
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Could be a good game - couldn't play it because apparently it require a controller (pressed every button on mouse/keyboard to no avail). #frustrated
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EscapeVelocity
( 58.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Somewhat unpolished, but fiendishly addictive. I'd highly reccommend this game to anyone who liked Terraria, as the factory building mechanic adds a nice twist to open world block-builders.
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(Waters) T-Water
( 12.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
It just got abandoned it could have made millions but it made peacians
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RebelScum
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Junk is right. Absolutely should not be for sale in this condition. Unplayable garbage.
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Pixxel
( 54.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
Nom Nom Galaxy really is a great game, it's way better when your playing with friends though, personaly I had no problems with the multiplayer. The gameplay is very engaging but this is not about story, so if you like a story game, this is not what you are looking for. But here is what happens. (No spoilers!), Or you can scroll down to the pros and cons. :)

You start of with your friend (or alone), wow, your a bad pilot, your ship crashes on the planets surface... You begin mining for blue stuff (Don't know what it's called) to build your office, which is the start of your factory, if it gets destroyed you lose, (or your troll-like friends break it with there buzz-saw). You build a soup machine which creates soup! There are lots of recipies, some give more money and some give less. There are right now around 40 ingridients, some are rearer than others. But around different planets there are different resources. You build that rocket and you SEND that soup to the sky! Once it comes back you are free to send more soup!

But hey, that seems too simple? Don't worry, there is another company who will compete with you for stock market and they will send raiders to destroy your factory and more importantly your office! Also some ingridients are difficult to farm, they might be spikey, they might be plants, they might be monsters which will fight back as you hack at there nest. Or even space pirates!

At the start you don't have much technologies, but the more planets you conquer, the more technologies you unlock, different planets give you different technologies. You start with manual labour for that sweet sweet minimum space wage! Until you get enough techs so you can automate your factory and have robots work for you with awesome names to make them memorable! You can also buy turrets to protect your precious factory from invadars!

This is really great to play with your friend. The more friends, the more fun, up to 4 people max! There is also weekly chalenges which chanlenge you to compete with other factories for galactic gums, which are really useful buffs to build your facory.

Pros:
-Fun gameplay
-Amazing coop experience
-local multiplayer support
-Lovely Graphics

Cons:
-Your internet should be at least 1 mbps, unless you want to do local coop
-You need friends to play with
-Singleplayer gets repepetive

As you can tell this game is based heavily on multiplayer.
8/10 - Would delibretly deliberately crash rocket again.
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Skeeveo - forgive me doctor
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
Multiplayer is unplayable and dev's refuse to patch it. Singleplayer is boring!
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Nordom
( 20.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
It's a really fun and good game overall but I'm warning you, if you play coop with someone, the one who hosts the server will get all the new upgrades and stuff. I played 8 hours with a friend and he hosted the server and I got nothing from it..
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Klotsz
( 24.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
Late one night I thought to myself, "Gee, I wish there was a game that blended my love of soup with tower defense. Capitalism and a complete lack of zombies would be welcome additions, too."

A couple decades later, my tastes have matured. Now I demand spaceships, too. Bonus points if they also function as the base of an extensible colonization structure.

Nom Nom Galaxy delivers on all fronts.
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zandrama85
( 34.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
So in love with this game <3
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CB
( 23.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
Single-player: Gameplay is really neat and a fun diversion. The mechanics are clever, and the theme is fun. After a few levels it gets a bit stale though, as it's mostly the same thing over and over. The designers attempt to add some variety throguh level design, but it's so contrived that it becomes more irritating than challenging. (like the later levels are exreemly clearly just designed to slow you down rather than be interesting in some way.

Really: bought it for the co-operative multuiplayer, but couldn't do it. it was so slow and rubber-bandy that it was impossible to play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Really different kind of game. It is a really fun business game that is level based and has a really unique feeling for the planets and the mixtures of soups you can make and how the base design gets creative enough for how the game needs it. If you are looking for a business game that is pretty fun then deffienently download
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Late one night I thought to myself, "Gee, I wish there was a game that blended my love of soup with tower defense. Capitalism and a complete lack of zombies would be welcome additions, too."

A couple decades later, my tastes have matured. Now I demand spaceships, too. Bonus points if they also function as the base of an extensible colonization structure.

Nom Nom Galaxy delivers on all fronts.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
58.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Somewhat unpolished, but fiendishly addictive. I'd highly reccommend this game to anyone who liked Terraria, as the factory building mechanic adds a nice twist to open world block-builders.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Let me start off with the caveat that if you are only playing this game single player or local split screen co-op, then I recommend this game.

If however you want to play this online, do not purchase this.

In simplest terms it's broken to the point that you can not get full mission without the dreaded black screen bug popping up which is essentially a soft crash.

There is literally no plans from the develoepr to fix this.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
It's a really fun and good game overall but I'm warning you, if you play coop with someone, the one who hosts the server will get all the new upgrades and stuff. I played 8 hours with a friend and he hosted the server and I got nothing from it..
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Freaking awesome with hour of fun playtime with or without friends
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
its fun for soup lovers as well as terraria lovers, and safe for gluten free people!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Single-player: Gameplay is really neat and a fun diversion. The mechanics are clever, and the theme is fun. After a few levels it gets a bit stale though, as it's mostly the same thing over and over. The designers attempt to add some variety throguh level design, but it's so contrived that it becomes more irritating than challenging. (like the later levels are exreemly clearly just designed to slow you down rather than be interesting in some way.

Really: bought it for the co-operative multuiplayer, but couldn't do it. it was so slow and rubber-bandy that it was impossible to play.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
72.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
A game about increasing the amount of soup at the expense of non-soup substances.

Souperb!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
This game is good. And I would totaly recommend this game.... For Singleplayer. In multiplayer this game is even better BUT! since the last update (Aug,15) U get a 30fps drop. Seems like the game thinks its out of sync and slows down the game. But it never goes sync again and you will stuck with a slow 30fps game. It happens in every game after 10-30 Sec. Till they dont fix it, I would not recommend NomNomGalaxy. Sadly....
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18 of 33 people (55%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
The game showed MASSIVE promise in Early Access, especially when they added online coop, the sad thing is, it only got WORSE after the game RELEASED, they completely BROKE the working multiplayer by forcing a badly done 30fps cap, sure they added a toggle for 60fps but it does absolutely nothing for online.

I was able to flawlessly play with 2 friends online in early access up to the point where they gave you everything unlocked because the story was not done I believe.

Now though, post release, I tried to play online with a friend, the game will load and you will crash at 60 fps as well as run around for a few seconds before both your games freeze and you get the loading circle in the bottom corner and then you are greeted with unplayable and badly done 30fps.

It doesn't help that the devs have pretty much confirmed they have abandoned the game(for now) to work on a new game. So save your money and avoid this game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Nom Nom Galaxy is an interesting game that doesn't quite fit into the expectations you may have of its overall genres. It's a platformer mixed with a real-time economic component, and it's incredibly engaging. The basic setup is that you run around a 2D world harvesting ingredients from plants and animals (kind of like Terraria), and turn those ingredients into soup, which you then fire off into space in rockets to try to out-compete other companies. The ingredients have their own ecological relationships, too - some animals attack you or eat plants, the resources all spawn and reproduce differently, some are hazardous and others provide you and plants with oxygen, and so on.

Most of my time was spent rushing around a level, digging and harvesting resources, desperately trying to out-produce my competitors while keeping in mind resource ecologies and market trends, and it was a blast. Tinkering with your factory, trying to figure out how to invest your money and resources and time in order to get the optimal return on your soup business, is something that easily devoured several hours at a time if I wasn't paying attention. Most games felt like I was struggling to compete at first, only for victory to sneak into reach so I could pounce on it. Good times!

There are really only two bad things I could say about this game. First, a few of the controls are kind of weird and poorly explained - it took me way too long to realise that where my mouse was relative to my character controlled which direction my character threw or deposited objects in. Also, whenever I placed objects my character punched or swung their sword, meaning I often accidentally punched or chopped ingredients or my own robots or equipment. Yeah.

Second, most levels decide to throw combat events at you. Your "competitors" will throw goons at your base, forcing you to spend money on defenses and rush to fight instead of harvesting. That entire part of the game felt superfluous and unenjoyable; it detracts from the skills you're practising in the main game and draws thing out, and all for what? The combat isn't very fun at all, in no small part because the controls just aren't as snappy and crisp as they need to be for combat.

Besides those, though, the aesthetics and core gameplay of Nom Nom Galaxy were enough to pull me in for hours at a time. If Dota and LoL are RTS offshoots without infrastructure or resource exploitation, then Nom Nom Galaxy an RTS offshoot without much combat. It's great fun, and I want more games in this genre!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
You remember Spore's Interstellar Spice Trading and Cortex Command's Base-building aspects? Yeah. That.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I liked this game, but I didn't even finish the campaign (conquest) mode because it got stale quickly due to technical issues. I'd like to revisit this game when (or rather if) it's more polished.

Pro's
  • Funny visual style.
  • Enjoyable soup production management. It's cool to try new recipies and see how the market reacts.

Cons
  • Online multiplayer apparently doesn't work. I can't try it because nobody plays. That's a shame, because that's one of the things that attracted me to the game when I saw the trailer.
  • Every 5-10 mins or so "night falls", resulting in the statistics for the day. You then continue to play the next day. First of all, this happens way too fast, but also all resources that were not picked up during the day despawn. That ties into the next point...
  • The game is all about automation, but the AI doesn't work too well. There is a robot for planting and a robot for harvesting ingredients, but more often than not one of them fails to do their job properly (they just idle around), leaving resources on the floor. This doesn't only ruin the whole "automation" aspect, but the resources also despawn like mentioned in the previous point. This unfortunately completely breaks the flow of the game. This is a point that's been discussed in various forum posts and also attempts were made to fix this, but it seems to be in vain.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Bought the Game after playing it with my friend on PS4 (it's free til the end of feb. for all PS Plus users)
Its super fun to build your own company and it's even better if you have a friend or 2 because you can be like the CEO of Soup. If thats not enouth reason for you to buy it then i don't know what does.

PROS:
-Fun Multyplayer
-Good Building
-Nice Graphics

CONS:
-Sometimes it gets really slow (i don't know if this is just me)
-You cant' create Blocks of Earth you have to carry them 1 by 1
-It clears all the items on the Ground (Exept for Soup) after the Day ends wich by the way is pretty often all 7 minutes or so

Even tho the Cons are anoying i would still recommend the game IF you have some freinds to play it with.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
A very fun game for multiplayer that is easy to learn and inexpensive to buy. It's quirky, bright and cute.

Also, conquering the universe through soup. 10/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Tomatie noodle soup
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Its a fun little game that offers mechanics from multiple other game genres. This is a fun game to play with friends. On the down side this is a poor PC port with a number of bugs that you will run in to from the start. I would like to see some update(s) or new items or something, however I think the devs have walked away on this title :(
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332 of 446 people (74%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2015
If you only play single player, then go to another review, this review is entirely about co-op for the time being.

BUYER BEWARE

Definition: Input lag/delay is when there is a delay between the time you input an action on your input device (controller/kb+m) and the action happening on screen.

TLDR: The game in ONLINE co-op has input lag. If you are looking forward to playing co-op, please don't buy it yet.

Currently Nom Nom Galaxy (NNG) has input lag when you play in co-op. Everyone, even the host, experiences this input lag. It can range anywhere from 200 ms - 500 ms (rough estimate) depending on the connection. So if I press a button, it takes 200-500 ms for the action to happen on screen. This does not happen in single player, and when all players leave a hosted game, the host goes back to single player speed. This input lag is noticeable and gets very annoying overtime as it makes you miss jumps, and makes building your factory a laggy experience. The developer Q-Games has stated that this is currently the case because they have had a rough time with netcode, as the way they do it for PS4 doesn't work here on PC.

Here is the discussion thread: http://steamcommunity.com/app/226100/discussions/0/541906348050084830/

The developer had every opportunity to delay this game, and fix this massive issue before launch, but chose to release it in it's current, annoying to play in co-op, state. This is unacceptable Q-Games. So I will continue to warn people not to buy your game until you decide to fix this issue.
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124 of 165 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31, 2014
This game isn't quite what I expected. I love the polish, the style, and theme. The mechanics are solid and fun.

I saw it compared to things like Terraria and Starbound, and while that isn't incorrect, it's not quite right either. This isn't a sandbox game. At the time of this review, there are "levels" and a finite play time.

The game is broken down into days with the goal to get 100% of the market from your competitor (which as far as I can tell, is just a virtual system selling soup rather than a physical entity playing in your map). For instance, there is no enemy building a base and harvesting resources.

When the day is over, you are transported back to your base to start again, some of the monster spawns and resources will have changed. I couldn't tell if it was randomly generated or based on some kind of ecology.

After completing the mission the game does allow you to go back to your mission and "continue to play" however, you can only play one day at a time because once the day is over, it quits you out because you already have 100% of the market share.

I'm not sure where they plan on going with this, if it's a linear experience or if they do plan to add more sandbox elements in it like the other games in the genre.

From what I played I enjoyed every bit of it, but am a little let down on the fact it isn't an open ended, indefinite game type. Maybe that's my own failings for not doing enough research, but I would love to see the polish, art, and mechanics of Nom Nom Galaxy to have a sandbox mode.

At this time, it's realyl well done, but there isn't enough content to warrant the sticker price, so for that reason I cannot recommend the game. Hopefuly when more mechanics are added, levels, or what have you, I can reverse my position.
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