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.
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Mostly Negative (3,096 reviews) - 22% of the 3,096 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 27, 2014

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
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DesertSocks
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
terrible game bought it for under a dollar way back and trying again to play a long time later still cant even play because the very first thing you do of building an airlock refuses to work so people just die in space from no oxygen after 8min....
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Agent Neigh
( 20.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 4
Abandonware. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. Thanks for help writing my review
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Grand Theft Tub
( 241.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
are they ever going tp finish it because i love it and i think the reason its doing so bad is the just dont care i mean come on double fine you make some of the best games why not update this and not have a game like this in your release charts at least redeem it come on (i just cant recomend it right now unless you really like rimworld dont buy this)(IN ITS CURRENT STATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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Saint Beef The Prophet
( 23.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Would be good if Double Fine could actually pull their heads out of their asses long enough to finish ANY game they make, this one looked very ♥♥♥♥ing promising but it doesn't help when its buggy as ♥♥♥♥ and the developers just get up and leave it like EVERY ♥♥♥♥ING GAME THEY MAKE. Overall, the devs need to commit suicide in order to fix this problem, no more abandonware from Double Fine, PROBLEM ♥♥♥♥ING SOLVED.
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LonM
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
SDF9 is not very amazing at all. In the past I've held Double Fine in somewhat of a high regard, but this game just isn't very good at all, for a multitude of reasons.

Namely, it is unfinished. It is abandonware. And yet DF have the gall to keep selling it. On top of this, there are people making mods in order to fix the game. This should not be necessary, and sends red flags from the get go.

Playing some of the game you immediately see that it has a very unfinished feel:

The controls are rather clunky, and there are quite a few problems with the graphics. I can't find out how to rotate the display, which means [as it's in an isometric view], lots of stuff are hidden and can't be easily accessed. Many of the elements end up 'overlaying' themselves on each other, evidence of problems in the graphics engine itself.

The gameplay is rather boring, frankly, and the game lacks flow. You're just dropped in without any real explanation of what the point is. Every now an then a passer by might interact with you with some, well, 'odd' dialogue is probably the nicest way to put it.

The sound design in this game is probably the best part, honestly. It has some nice background music.

Just to TL;DR, Don't buy it, its a shambles.
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☠ Asasin ☠
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 3
My review will look similar to what most other people have probably written, but at any rate the developers for this do not deserve your money.

I bought the game when it was still in Early Access. It had some cool functions to it, was fairly simple, and felt almost like a simplified, more accessible Dwarf Fortress in space. I wasn't too concerned with the lack of available features or amount of glitches, as most of what I wanted was to be released anyway through updates leading up to the final release.

Well, as you probably already know, the developers essentially shredded up their list of short/medium/long term goals in one night, and suddenly the game "went gold".

It was a very disappointing turn of events, to see a title with such promise basically wind up as a hollow shell of what it could have been (and should have been, based on what was promised the gamer base by the makers of the game originally).

Basically, don't waste your money - you'll get maybe a couple short, bugged-out playthroughs of the game but it's just lacking any amount of depth to really get you playing up to even half your money's worth.
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☆ LeX ☆
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
♥♥♥♥
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weaponx83
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
WTF!!! Why are they charging for this game, it is completly unplayable in its current state. They should release the source and allow the community to finish development, and or offer refunds.
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Counterspell
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 29
The game itself is fun. But the developers abandoned the game during early access and just released the game with a couple of bugfixes. It's a broken promise. So please don't buy this game and support the developers for what they did.
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Oi1801
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Buggy, Boring and unfinished
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Sir Yoda
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
I love this game, but it was abandoned, but a group has been making their own updates for the game
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CrapMagnet
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Game never finished
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Upgrayedd
( 23.7 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 23
Sadly this game was dumped like a cheap ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ by Double Fine. Everything was going so great then it all ended without warning.
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willschmidtwfg
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
i figured it would be similar to planetbase but instead being a space station as opposed to an outpost on a planet. it's ok but it's lacking
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✠DaFrontlineSpecter
( 14.8 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 20
A game I purchased when it was in early access... And the soul reason why I am flat-out against anything related to the matter. I can't even believe I was conned into buying this ♥♥♥♥.


♥♥♥♥ this game, ♥♥♥♥ the devs who took the money and ran, ♥♥♥♥ the people that gave the game positive reviews at the time, and ♥♥♥♥ all of you dumbasses that go around grieving the ♥♥♥♥ out of people VERY SPECIFICLY whenever they give anything a negative review. At least people that still post negative reviews are actually ♥♥♥♥ing honest despite the bashing they get from time-to-time.



Kill yourselves, and burn in hell you incarnations of cancer.
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Daniel.Drache
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
ABANDONED

This could of been an amazing game> as is, it is buggy with features missing but ok
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Nobleharbinger
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
This game is crap. It looked promising but the developers dropped when they figured they had made enough money. It will never be finished
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Tiger
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 18
Abandoned
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[RLM] Shougat
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 16
Like if u cri evrytiem.
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daveklotz
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
This game had so much promise that I gladly purchased the game in early access so I can watch it develop. The fact they pushed the game into final release because they were not making any money is a real betrayal to the early access system. They release the game without so many promised features and so buggy. I read other reviews that said this is not typical for Double Fine but the experience left a bad taste in my mouth and an incomplete game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 6
Abandonware. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
I can't believe Steam is still listing this. It's a buggy, incomplete game. I bought it when it was on sale for $0.99, out of curiosity, so I don't feel too upset about it. You might see some comments about mods that can fix up the game, but in my experience these were just as buggy as the actual game.

The fact this game is still listed just shows how Steam is the Wild Wild West and you need to be very careful about what you buy.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Abandonware. I will think twice anytime I see the name "DoubleFine" associated with a video game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Started playing this game, having startopia and other similar games in mind… it could have been a great game but it somehow misses the motivational part. If you enjoy building something next to an angry toddler who destroys all your work randomly… then this mightbe a game for you. I've played it some hours now and found it quite frustrating. Even in the supposedly easier parts of the galaxy you can barely construct a base, at one point the game starts to throws masive waves of raiders - way more than the population of your base - against you. Just after you barely survived a couple of killerbots arrive. This might be something to handle and to enjoy if the games worked as intended. But you only have one "security" beacon (but probably about 6 differend intrusin locations) and if you are lucky the citizens respect the emergency alarms and the security comes to the beacon. one by one. to get slaughtered. But about half of the time they don't do anything when they arrive at the beacon. There are construction bugs and fire extinguishing things as well.
After all, it is hard to actually have fun playing this game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 20
A game I purchased when it was in early access... And the soul reason why I am flat-out against anything related to the matter. I can't even believe I was conned into buying this ♥♥♥♥.


♥♥♥♥ this game, ♥♥♥♥ the devs who took the money and ran, ♥♥♥♥ the people that gave the game positive reviews at the time, and ♥♥♥♥ all of you dumbasses that go around grieving the ♥♥♥♥ out of people VERY SPECIFICLY whenever they give anything a negative review. At least people that still post negative reviews are actually ♥♥♥♥ing honest despite the bashing they get from time-to-time.



Kill yourselves, and burn in hell you incarnations of cancer.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
23.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 23
Sadly this game was dumped like a cheap ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ by Double Fine. Everything was going so great then it all ended without warning.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 3
My review will look similar to what most other people have probably written, but at any rate the developers for this do not deserve your money.

I bought the game when it was still in Early Access. It had some cool functions to it, was fairly simple, and felt almost like a simplified, more accessible Dwarf Fortress in space. I wasn't too concerned with the lack of available features or amount of glitches, as most of what I wanted was to be released anyway through updates leading up to the final release.

Well, as you probably already know, the developers essentially shredded up their list of short/medium/long term goals in one night, and suddenly the game "went gold".

It was a very disappointing turn of events, to see a title with such promise basically wind up as a hollow shell of what it could have been (and should have been, based on what was promised the gamer base by the makers of the game originally).

Basically, don't waste your money - you'll get maybe a couple short, bugged-out playthroughs of the game but it's just lacking any amount of depth to really get you playing up to even half your money's worth.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
dose not work eny more on my pc
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Could have been amazing... half broken... half working. Avoid.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 16
Like if u cri evrytiem.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 18
Abandoned
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
This game is crap. It looked promising but the developers dropped when they figured they had made enough money. It will never be finished
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
ABANDONED

This could of been an amazing game> as is, it is buggy with features missing but ok
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 13
Awful. Just awful
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
WTF!!! Why are they charging for this game, it is completly unplayable in its current state. They should release the source and allow the community to finish development, and or offer refunds.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
SDF9 is not very amazing at all. In the past I've held Double Fine in somewhat of a high regard, but this game just isn't very good at all, for a multitude of reasons.

Namely, it is unfinished. It is abandonware. And yet DF have the gall to keep selling it. On top of this, there are people making mods in order to fix the game. This should not be necessary, and sends red flags from the get go.

Playing some of the game you immediately see that it has a very unfinished feel:

The controls are rather clunky, and there are quite a few problems with the graphics. I can't find out how to rotate the display, which means [as it's in an isometric view], lots of stuff are hidden and can't be easily accessed. Many of the elements end up 'overlaying' themselves on each other, evidence of problems in the graphics engine itself.

The gameplay is rather boring, frankly, and the game lacks flow. You're just dropped in without any real explanation of what the point is. Every now an then a passer by might interact with you with some, well, 'odd' dialogue is probably the nicest way to put it.

The sound design in this game is probably the best part, honestly. It has some nice background music.

Just to TL;DR, Don't buy it, its a shambles.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 12
Another reason why early access is so good....
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 26
Company has abandoned this and told the community to fix it with mods. Game is broken and won't be fixed. Do not buy!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 5
Started off promising, but when they decided to outright stop developing before it even hit proper reased, I was very dissapointed.

Would have gotten a refund if I could, but didn't manage to.

Terribly dealt with, they honestly didn't give the alpha a chance, otherwise a lot more could have ben done with this game.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
277.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Look at my game hours and you can easily see how much testing I did for the game in EA. I also enjoyed the game even with all its bugs. Then the Dev's supposivly ran out of money since they Dev out of San Fransico. IKR, it sounds like an excuse from some teenager and that is the maturity level I think Tim Schafer is working on. Dont get me wrong, I love his creativity just not his business practices.

That type of Game Developer behavior cannot be supported as it is running amuck here on Steam's EA. Therefore I recommed everyone to run for the hills from Spacebase DF-9. I personally no longer support any games developed by Doublefine due to their missleading remarks before pulling the plug. I dont even tolerate this type of manipulation in person let alone from a business.

I not suggesteing you do the same unless you have also been burned by them and your eyes are now open. I apply the same principles in RL when I am burned by a buisness or person, they get blacklisted in my book as well as possibly my friends. Most of my friends are smart enough to heed my warning or at the very least causiously aproach and use that business. I know some people still enjoy many other Doublefine games and thats fine for them but I hold people around me to a high standard and company's I support I hold even higher.

This is one company I have blacklisted among many other new moneygrabbing Dev's I have found on steam in the past 2-3 years. I whole heartedly love the premise behind EA and how it could help the little new Dev but all these other Steam EA abuses have near ruined my outlook on most if not all EA listed games here on Steam.

Below I am linking a Steam Watchdog Group for Develpers we have Identified as problematic either for Forum Censorship or other unethical business practices similar to Doublefines abandonment of Spacebase DF-9.

[Dissenters Anonymous]
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/dissenters-anonymous
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