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 (2,608 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
48 of 55 people (87%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Pre-Release Review
An unfinished waste of money
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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Pre-Release Review
Lesson learned:Never buy a very early access game just because Scott Manley played it once and said he likes its potential.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Negative reviews are being deleted. Forget how bad the game is, this alone should encourage you not to spend money on such an unfinished product.
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