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:
Recent:
Very Negative (51 reviews) - 0% of the 51 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Negative (3,121 reviews) - 22% of the 3,121 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 27, 2014

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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
    • 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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Recent:
Very Negative (51 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Negative (3,121 reviews)
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Syd Zedler
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 25
DO NOT PURCHASE

This game has literally been abandoned by the developers, no more bug fixes, no more content. This is a complete waste of money, go buy something else. I will personally never be purchasing another game by Double Fine or involving Tim Schaffer again.
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Etho
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Im trying to get a refund this game is so bad.
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Grifter
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 23
Game is incomplete and abandoned. Wish I could get a refund for this, but unfortunately....
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CesareBorgia
( 45.6 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 22
Run. Run away.
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Frug 🐸
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 21
It was dumped and abandoned, do not buy.
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Youth Counselor
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 20
Thanks for nothing doublefine. The game had so much potential but apparently something new and shiny came along to get the developers attention. Watch out and be aware for any kickstarters or EA titles DF tries to sneak funding for. They deserve nothing.
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Anti-Dentite
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
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Cheshire
( 63.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Spacebase DF-9 held such promise, bug with continued bugs after release and a sudden abandonment from the devs, I can only conclude this is one of the reasons Steam added the "recent" reviews section. I seem to have more playtime than most, because this was exactly my kind of game, but now I have not played it in months. A purchase that left a bad taste.
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Smokinhotpickles
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 20
"A simulation of a concept of a completed game" - Postal 2
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fezzi04
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 18
Don't waste your money, an unfinished product that was abandoned by the developers as they had no idea what direction they wanted to take the project and they couldn't manage their funds.
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Matt Shady
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 18
I got this game and tried it in early access. Then they finally launched the “full game” and tried playing it again. If you’re the kind of person who kicks your dog then beat your wife into a coma take a dump in a urinal then have unrestrained shameless sex with your boss’s mother… Then this is the game for you.
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Seventy4
( 18.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Built a rather successful Spacebase, decided it was time, and i cut holes in all the rooms, everyone died. 10/10 would do it again.
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Lacho
( 20.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
This game really was amazing once upon a time and had amazing potential, but Double Fine decieded to just dump it despite the support it recieved from the community. Keep this in mind if you ever consider buying an Early Access Double Fine game.
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Vextor
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 16
I remember when this game was abandoned. It was so sudden, and the game was so broken. The 0% positive rating for recent reviews on Steam is absolutely deserved. This game is DoubleFine taking a steaming ♥♥♥♥ on their customer's chests.
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Holy Diver
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Why do i deserve this god?
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Tryggmundur
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 13
Abandoned
Steram needs a refund option for abandoned games...
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Flying Elephant
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 10
got boring quickly, and full of bugs, this is to be expected since it was an early acces game, but then, out of nowhere, they announce that development stopped. Not even worth getting mods for it
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Nobody
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
Only buy this game if you know how to install mods.
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TheBlade00
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Just don't.
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Jason Bluefire
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
The game has a cool concept but it simply is not a complete game, it has been abandoned by its creators and left it to rot in the corner.

A group of moders took on the games source code and improved it, but even with their 1.08 version is buggy as hell and just makes the game not fun. The AI and pathing really suck, making you frustrated as you try and make your people do things.

My advice skip this, and look for a better space station building sim.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 13
Abandoned
Steram needs a refund option for abandoned games...
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13 of 14 people (93%) 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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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
The game has a cool concept but it simply is not a complete game, it has been abandoned by its creators and left it to rot in the corner.

A group of moders took on the games source code and improved it, but even with their 1.08 version is buggy as hell and just makes the game not fun. The AI and pathing really suck, making you frustrated as you try and make your people do things.

My advice skip this, and look for a better space station building sim.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
This is a game that will make you sad playing it. It has obvious potential. It feels like it could have been an awesome game, It was good for an EA game. Unfortunately it never left. It was abandoned and "released as is". I happened to purchase this a week before that announcement and it left a sour taste in my mouth. Never will I buy a Double Fine game again. I simply cannot trust a company who creates only a shell of a game and then declares it 'done'.
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5 of 5 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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5 of 5 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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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 20
Thanks for nothing doublefine. The game had so much potential but apparently something new and shiny came along to get the developers attention. Watch out and be aware for any kickstarters or EA titles DF tries to sneak funding for. They deserve nothing.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Don't buy, it's been abandoned. It shouldn't even be on Steam!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
63.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Spacebase DF-9 held such promise, bug with continued bugs after release and a sudden abandonment from the devs, I can only conclude this is one of the reasons Steam added the "recent" reviews section. I seem to have more playtime than most, because this was exactly my kind of game, but now I have not played it in months. A purchase that left a bad taste.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 21
It was dumped and abandoned, do not buy.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
This game really was amazing once upon a time and had amazing potential, but Double Fine decieded to just dump it despite the support it recieved from the community. Keep this in mind if you ever consider buying an Early Access Double Fine game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 23
Game is incomplete and abandoned. Wish I could get a refund for this, but unfortunately....
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 6
This game was never fully developed and then completely abandoned. It was released as a "finished product" with incredibly limited content, extremely buggy gameplay, and a generally unfun experience.

0/10. Be carefull what you buy on the steam store, as this is a perfect example of the trap garbage you can find that will trick you into throwing money away on useless crap.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 16
I remember when this game was abandoned. It was so sudden, and the game was so broken. The 0% positive rating for recent reviews on Steam is absolutely deserved. This game is DoubleFine taking a steaming ♥♥♥♥ on their customer's chests.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 18
Don't waste your money, an unfinished product that was abandoned by the developers as they had no idea what direction they wanted to take the project and they couldn't manage their funds.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
45.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 22
Run. Run away.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 20
"A simulation of a concept of a completed game" - Postal 2
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Why do i deserve this god?
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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