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 (2,525 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."

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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
    • 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
343 of 366 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Unfortunately I can't recommend this game. I personally like it but since the developer decided to leave the game unfinished and incomplete, I can't recommend it. What you have is a fun Spacestation simulator that minus the bugs and glitches would be good enough on its own. However these bugs and glitches are often game breaking and could even destroy your save. That being said, don't buy this game unless you have a high tolerance for pain.
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251 of 271 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
For formatting and pics go to: http://wildwoodgeek2.blogspot.com/2014/12/space-base-df-9.html


What Space Base DF-9 did right

-Great visual Appeal

One of the things i love about SBDF-9 is the look and style, they just seem right. And it reminds me of the Sims 4 or Sim City(2013)



-Great idea for a game
lots of people have done building games, city games,etc, but Space Bases are few. The idea for this game is Perfect, now if only the game was...



What Space Base DF-9 did wrong


-Did not deliver
on the Double Fine Games website they had a roadmap (now long gone) of things they said they were going to try to add. It was a big one. And yes i know that even they said it wasn't "set in stone" but it was used to get people to buy the game, and now only about 20 to 40% of those features are in the game, and it kinda feels like they tricked us.

-Left the Game unfinished
Double Fine Games the dev and publisher has left SBDF-9 to make another game and thereby make more money. They basically blame the community citing that "not enough people bought the game to fund it". Perhaps because the game is in an Alpha state at the most

-♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ AI
I don't know about you but when i'm in a space base on the far reaches of the milky way, i get pretty damn ♥♥♥♥♥♥ when i don't have Five Star meals, or Gyms, or bars, or TV. So mad i start trashing my own Oxygen tanks thereby killing myself. What? You wouldn't do that? Well the AI in this game does that. Yep, if they aren't living in luxury they decide life just ain't worth living.

-Not Worth the price
If Double Fine Games was going to keep working on this, i would say this is worth the price, however they aren't so really there is no point in spending cash on it. Its not going to get better, its not going to get fixed, and its not a good game.

-bugs and glitches that will never be fixed
Not being able to build, Oxygen not being produced despite the fact i have Oxygen tanks and more, these are bugs and glitches that will never be fixed.

-Made us pay for their failure
This is more of a issue of Double Fine Games itself. They the whole reason they said the game is being shut down is because one: Not enough people bought it, and two: they ran out of Kickstarter money. If they did run out of kickstarter money then STOP working on another game and spend that money on the game you sold us.

-This is not the first time Double Fine Game has let people down
Another game by DFG, Broken Age was also misleading. The game is sold as a full game but it is like TellTale games in that there are "Episodes". Right now, a year after the funding for the game ended there is only ONE episode, with a "promise" that the second one will be coming on "sometime in early 2015"

Who Space Base DF-9 is for
-People who like wasting money

-People who don't care about playing an unfinished game

-People who buy games on sale

-Idiots


Final Thoughts
The idea behind this game is amazing, and if worked on properly it could be a masterpiece. But it won't and thats a shame. Normally i keep supporting even bad EA games because i figure "eh, they will fix it later" i mean at the point i've already given them money, the best thing to do is hold on to the hope (however pointless) that the game will get better. There is no hope with SBDF-9, not anymore. And yes, modders could make it better, and they could make it a great game, but my belief is that if modders have to fix your game, and i mean Make it playable, then you've already failed.
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199 of 210 people (95%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Pre-Release Review
I poured money into this expecting it to be an ongoing project. It started out interesting for an alpha but then we realised that this was as good as it was going to get.

The developer either mismanaged the money so severely to the point where it should honestly be questioned whether Doublefine has any business in early access or they simply took the money and ran. Not bothering to finish this game as other projects needed more attention.

Either way we are left with a sorry excuse for a game. Horrendously shallow gameplay with barely any of the initially promised features. It is a barren boring game that you will grow weary of in less than half an hour of starting it up.

Do not buy unless it goes for less than a dollar.
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145 of 149 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Pre-Release Review
This is not my review but I thought it should be noted that this game won "Best mod support" from PC Gamer.

What does that mean you ask?

"It's always great when games arrive with built-in mod support, but this year Double Fine went a step beyond. Not only did they release the full source code for their Early Access game Spacebase DF-9, but they left hundreds of planned features incomplete, giving modders the exciting challenge of finishing the game themselves. It's rare to see that sort of selfless generosity from a developer, and we salute Double Fine for passing the torch to modders, or at least hurriedly chucking the torch at modders from the window of their limousine as they screeched away from the curb."

So yeah. Buy at your own risk.
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153 of 164 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Pre-Release Review
This title was abandoned, it's not finished and it never will be. Save your money.
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137 of 147 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Pre-Release Review
The developer treated this game like a 3 legged dog. It was fun and cute until they tried to play with it, Then it became clear that it's just a crap version of a better thing. So they packed it up and drove it to the forest and let it out "Go on boy, be free" they said. Spacebase just sat at the side of the road watching curiously as the door shut and the car drove away. It wasn't until it's early access collar rotted off that Spacebase realized they were never coming back. But yet it waits.
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125 of 136 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Got in on day 0 with this game. Expected big things. Got kicked in the proverbial nuts when the developers chose to stop developing before the game was considered done.

Do not buy. I will never support Double Fine ever again.
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106 of 112 people (95%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Unfinished Game
DoubleFine tried to cash grab with Early access , they thought people would buy and totally fund their game only from early access sales just like Prison architect did . they canceled this game claiming the early access did not fund the game.

the game itself is a base building survival game. you build rooms try to keep everyone alive and happy. and defend against pirates and invaders. Thats it . no plots no missions nothing

the game as it is Totally not worth the Price Tag.
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74 of 76 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Had so much promise, to find the developers have dropped the game & handed it over to "modders".

The game then gets awards for "empowering modders" which is BS. This game is dead, it should NOT be available for sale as its developement is dead.
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81 of 86 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Pre-Release Review
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME IT IS UNFINISHED AND WILL NEVER BE FINISHED. I'm warning you, don't make the same mistake that I did.
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78 of 83 people (94%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Avoid this game, It was abandoned and was left to be finished by the modding community.
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69 of 73 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Double Fine took our money and gave us a broken, incomplete game.

The soundtrack is catchy.
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85 of 97 people (88%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Game is incomplete, and devs won't finish it. Don't give them your money.
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65 of 68 people (96%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Game abandoned by the developer, still huge gameplay issues and infuriating bugs.
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60 of 62 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Pre-Release Review
So bad that Valve changed the rules for Early Access to ensure that all projects actually have a finished game at the end, rather than being used as another funding source to be cut off whenever they feel like it isn't making a profit.

Doublefine have managed to lose me as a customer, and quite frankly should consider it a vast PR blunder.
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56 of 60 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Not finished. Should have never left Early Access.
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51 of 57 people (89%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
I never really take the time as I should to rate games, I either like them or I don't. Spacebase DF-9 was suppose to be a great game, many things were promised and not even a third was delivered. The game is unfinished after having the support from gamers to get it started, I really feel like they should give us our money back. Don't waste your time with this game or your money. To summarize the game, you'll start building, your citizens will get angry, they will kill each other, the end.
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41 of 42 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Great premise, Had fun for probably the first 5-6 hours. I even recommended it to others in the beginning. I Enjoyed it - game breaking bugs and all. After all, it's what you expect when you knowingly buy an alpha.

But unfortunately it looks like this game will never be finished. It make me feel really sad for people who've been on-board since the Kickstarter (got mine during its first steam sale.)

Always held Doublefine in high regards, never buying from them again unless it's a full release and reviews are out.
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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Dev's abandoned it before it was finished, off to the next kickstarter cashgrab.
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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
91.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
The game looks cool from the write up on the store page and the graphics...but be warned! the 'Mostly Negative' reviews are there for valid reasons, DO NOT buy this program.

Problems? Raiders are out of control. I've had 1 raider take out 4 of my security many times. Total hogwash.

The potential is great, but from what I can tell there are to be no further content, so be warned.

Stear clear unless things change.
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