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:
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Very Negative (50 reviews) - 4% of the 50 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Negative (3,234 reviews) - 21% of the 3,234 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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Very Negative (50 reviews)
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Wheatley1665
1.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
I cant build a base because the air runs out before i can build the bloody base!
Dont buy it until they fix this mess, wish i could return it
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The Great Cornholio
4.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
This game was promising when it came out but Double Fine abandoned it and left it to rot with no Workshop support
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apple5382
10.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
I couldn’t figure out how to research things, which made things a lot harder then it needed to be...
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calebmattern
45.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
This game is abandond and is not worth more then a few hous worth of fun unless they come back to this game I recommend you save your money.
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Xnomolos
17.4 hrs
Posted: August 23
Unfortunatly, even with the aid of Derelict Games and the support of many modders this is game does not have the content nor the stability for any mid-late game enjoyment as you will more then likely die, asphyiate, run out of resources or run out of managable space more so from the randomness of the game then your inability to play.

I think my biggest gripe with Spacebase DF-9 is the amount of constant events that pop up that will either give citizens, matter or hostiles and some of these you have no choice but to accept. With these though it runs into the problem of keeping these new citizens alive and happy as your Oxygen Generators can only sustain a certain amount of people and you may only have enough facilities to sustain what you've built for.

The game will constantly try to push you to a higher population cap, it becomes more of a race to keep up then a relaxing experience, even worse the game will punish you if you try to "control" the population by stressing all of your citizens out and pushing them closer to brawling and killing each other. It all tries to reach critical mass and as soon as your last citizen drops it's game over.



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Willie Beamen
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 22
Abandonware- Buyer Beware
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Carlos
5.9 hrs
Posted: August 22
Spacebace DF-9 has a very steep learning curve, and tuturial system is barely any help. After restarting worlds more times than I cared to count, I finally got past the initial 8 minutes of oxygen. Now that I've got a start the fun actually starts. Layin out the base and assigning my folks to their duties is straight forward. The interface needs some adjusting, because it's not very intuitive, I was constantly click or hitting the wrong button.
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Jackie Treehorn
26.5 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 21
I still can't figure out how they are still allowed to sell this game. It was never finished and it's a bug infested disaster. It does have a fun factor to it. However since they never fixed anything and abandoned it, it shouldn't even be an option to be sold on Steam.
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Dakenho
5.0 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 21
this game is too basic and lacks features to recommend, due to double fine abandoning this game i will never guy another one of there titles, that’s why my final rating for this game is an abandoned puppy/10, so much promise so little payout
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IrishMTS
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 21
People in the reccommended section will talk about the patch that has been made for this game, and how it fixes many of the problems that the game has. Given that so many people complain about the base game, I'm reviewing the patched version.

Its not great. The UI is clunky, its difficult to figure out what you need to do in the tutorial level to a certain degree. I lost a guy in a derelict spaceship cause one of the survivors stole his space suit.

So sorry mod makers, I'm sure the mod fixes many of the game's problems, but if something is that bad to begin with, you're not gonna be able to fix it that easily.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 8
game is abandoned do not buy even for a dollar!
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30 of 44 people (68%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
This game has about 1-2 hours of content. Build some items and that's that.
There is next to nothing to actually build, no progress tree whatsoever and to counter the lack of content they have just increased the rate of events. Raids or aid arrives basically all the damn time and there is nothing to actually do at all beyond building a few turrets so you're immune to raids. Almost nothing to achieve at all, so you will built at least one of each item the game contains within half an hour.

The research is useless, you will be fed up with the game by the time you have researched two or three items, which you cannot even manufacture, they just "are".

Complete vaporware, do not touch. It looks fancy and has a lot of potential, but don't spend a penny on this until they've actually made a real game out of it. I've played demos that have more content than this. Hell, sneak peeks have more content than this.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 6
Save your money!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
awful game not worth the bloody 6 quid
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Ignore the part of this game being unfinished and abandoned, despite that it was fun.
Now, there is a game breaking bug, where airlocks are awful. Sometimes, when a person steps near an airlock then can break it essentially and whoever was trying to get in will slowly die to asphyxiation, THEN you have lazy builders not finishing the airlock so you'll die before you even got started. I restarted five times, and nothing, nothing works.

I don't know what they did, but after the last 'major' update they broke the game, when I tried using my old base, everything was broken, my reactors, my production, everything.

This was my first base builder game and I loved it, then, double fine did something wrong and broke it, I don't know what they did, but they broke it.

This game needs a way to revert back to an older version so I can play this again, the only thing you got out of this game if you got it early on was a free crappy game to go with your payed game that was broken.

Don't let this discourage you from buying other doublefine games. This one in particular however, was something good, before they broke it.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
A solid play for a little while but totally unfinished. No story, no drive to build aside from you need more air for the constant stream of new arrivals. Get real tedious after a short while with no endgame at all.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 17
Unfinished & Unpolished. Abandonware at its finest.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
10/10

Enjoyed getting ♥♥♥♥ed by Schafer.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 26
This game was a great idea in concept and was really coming along nicely. Then the developer dropped it like a bag of dirt and moved on without warning. A true cash grab plain and simple and a real slap in the face to those of us that supported it. I haven't purchased a Doublefine game since and likely won't.
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