DEVELOPER NOPE - Try the X series instead (minus Rebirth).
Somehow, my hours played got reset despite checking the game out when it had promise (I actually had to boot it again and checked out the minor additions since this title was given the "Spacebase 1.0 Treatment". It was obviously pushed out too early considering part of the "finished game" has "(Not currently implemented)" placeholders. Development was chugging along, albeit slow, but most folks knew that when they were getting into the game...and could forgive that easily.
The main problem isn't the gameplay to be found in the game, as it has a decent foundation with a ship builder and more (almost like a 3D Drox Operative)...but outside of that, there really isn't much to the game still, and unfortunately due to developer meltdown there probably never will be.
This is another Early Access dud where they slap a 1.0 on it (to cash in on the sales that might generate...which it did not), expect the community to finish it, then spend time making excuses about how Steam wouldn't allow them to put it back into the Early Access program while lashing out at their customers for not crowdfunding someone's dream and being happy about the results when it was prematurely released with poor communication surrounding it.
That is exactly what LumberingTroll (developer) did, and when people pointed this out in a thread asking if the game was still being developed - after the dev wasn't communicating with the community shortly after the "Spacebase Treatment" of slapping a 1.0 on a title then bailing to start up a physical game store without letting those following the game know what was going on in dev plans - LumberingTroll called everyone "♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥" and then deleted the thread when it appeared that he might have to face responsibility for his own actions.
Yes, apparently game developers - the REAL Steam customers while everyone else is supposed to be happy with poor faith business practices - are allowed to break the Steam posting rules whenever they feel like it and can only be held "responsible" by deleting the incriminating evidence from the virtual sandbox Steam gives them to do whatever to the "lesser customers" - also known as "marks" - only when it embarrasses them.
The problem with that is that people were otherwise mostly forgiving up until the "Spacebase Treatment" and the childish forum whitewashing.
You thought you had a problem with "bad reviews" before, LumberingTroll?
You just gave people reason to write more.
Maybe next time you'll bother to treat your customers in the same respect you wish to be treated, but until this developer does some serious reparations I would suggest to avoid the developer's dysfunction at all possibilities. Those antics changed my position from a silent "wouldn't recommend until it becomes more complete" to a "until this developer removes their head from their backside, continuing to pay attention to them might in itself deserve a refund".
"You are all being ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and this is why most developers refuse to reply on forums.
KV was released early, yep, nothing new ive said that before. Valve wont let me put it back in early access so there is nothing I can do about that. KV isn't generating money, I cant put funds into its development right now, I work on it when I can in my spare time. I am hoping we (the two people still at the company) can put out a small project to generate some revenue to fund development. Like it or not the game is as it is for now. I'm sorry some of you feel your $5 - $20 was wasted. If you guys dont want to be civil I'll gladly just avoid the forums from now on like most developers do."
Blame the customer? The customer writes reviews to that effect.
Edit 26 Apr 15:
Screenshot of developer banning someone for reporting the developer's comment for being in violation of the Steam Rules: http://imgur.com/nyzSXdj
Screenshot of developer asking for feedback about why customer reviews were so negative: http://i.imgur.com/EmJ9cPV.png
Someone gives the developer this info (long after the dev bailed from the title except for excuses), to which the developer disagreed enough that they deleted the entire thread:http://i.imgur.com/8vcRzdl.png