In Spacebase DF-9, 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.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (2,603 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 27, 2014

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"A Double Fine Game. Build a home among the stars for a motley population of humans and aliens as they go about their daily lives."

About This Game

In Spacebase DF-9, 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!

Key Features:

Base Construction
  • Build your base using available matter and expand by mining more from nearby asteroids.
  • Gradually expand from a small oxygen-filled room to a thriving, well-decorated hub.
  • Build Gardens, Pubs, Fitness and Research facilities, and more.
Citizen Management
  • Assign citizens to duties to ensure survival-critical duties are performed efficiently.
  • Monitor citizen needs to ensure overall morale, balancing duty demands with citizen happiness.
Base Defense
  • Send security forces to investigate mysterious derelicts that appear near the base.
  • Fend off hostile invaders as well as parasites that
  • Construct turrets to lend firepower to hostile
Research and Progression
  • Research new equipment, armor, weapons, and base structures.
  • Discover blueprints for new technologies aboard derelict ships.
  • Research cures for deadly space diseases.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or Higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or Higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ or higher
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or Higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.8
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or Higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ or higher
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB GeForce 8800, Radeon HD 2000, or Intel HD 4000 Graphics
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Pre-Release Review
An unfinished waste of money
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
*I recommend this game only if it goes on sale or gets a serious update*

As of right now I've put about 30+ hours into the game. (Offline play, that's why the hours don't match up.)

I purchased this game very early on at a reduced price around $10 or so and at that time it seemed tottally worth it. What was promised seemed awesome and backed by a developer I actually liked how could it go wrong? Well it sorta did and didn't. The game had serious bugs like:

Being wiped out within 1-10 minutes by a parasite
Being wiped out within 1-10 minutes by raiders
Save files being deleted
Game crashing
Overall difficulty
Poor performance
No direction/Story/Lore
No basic tutorial (now in game)
Promised missing core features
No really settings

While I won't get into specifics a simple google search can easily confirm every one of these points. While some of the perforamce issues have been fixed, gameplay "bugs" still remain. It is incredibly frustrating to spend hours building a large base when within seconds, Because of derpy AI or crazy strong raiders/parasites/space debri, everything you built is gone with no real feeling of acomplishment and a feeling of being cheated by the game. Right now $20 is a crazy high price to sell this game at, especially when starting a new game could last a handfull of minutes to several hours after being cheated and killed. I really hope this game gets some serious gameplay options and core function updates soon. When the game changes significantly I'll update this review to hopefully something more positive.

But seriously Double Fine? $20?!
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Pre-Release Review
"Thanks for the money. I'll need it for my other projects." - Tim "3.3" Schafer (Not an actual quote he made, ment to satrical)

Another title that's a stain on the early access program. You'd think a developer like DoubleFine couldn't mess up a PC game like this. Just take everything from Theme Hospital, mix abit of Dwarf Fortress in there add abit of originality and hey presto, you have a game. Not really though, as you've come across the bad reviews/recommendations for this game and there's alot of them.

There's nothing good in this game, it's bare-bones as it comes. Unless a very, very talented modding crew works relentlessly on this game it's never going to be worth a purchase.

Oh and one more thing; Recommending your own game through the Curator system isn't ethical. Stop that.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
I bougth Spacebase DF-9 because it looked very similar to a cool yet repetitive game called Space Colony that I enjoyed playing, but I was however disappointed. I was hoping for an elaborate technology tree, more interesting characters and a cool space-adventure feeling.

Although I haven't played very long, Spacebase is a game that feels somewhat empty from the very beginning and graphicly very neutral. You would think a game with alien creatures could be much more funky as Back to the Futures' 2015 vision. There were good ideas put into this game, but it's definitely not finished.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Pre-Release Review
Double Fine sold out, treated their fan base like idiots then tried to pin the consumers with finishing their game and still have the nerve to charge over $20 for a game they abandoned as soon as it finished beta.
A quote from the developer:
"Double Fine is not a random fly-by-night indi dev and we are not going to silently pull the plug on Spacebase or any other in-development project. Doing so would be disastrous for our reputation and would kill us emotionally"

Unless they decide to be true to their word and finish what they started then their reputation should suffer. As for killing them emotionally they have done that to themselves.

Be warned when buying any Double Fine game in the future they are not to be trusted for games in development.
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