I am all for base-building management games, but when they are not done well its very hard to enjoy yourself. In the current state (patch 5). Things are still broken that should have been fixed a long while ago, like your builders deciding they don't need to go back for more oxygen and dying....REPEATEDLY. As for playing the game as it is (ignoring bugs), it probably wont keep you distracted for long, as there is not much to do, I will list what you will do atm.
1- build 2 connected boxes for airlock and air filter room, then a food station
2- proceed to add on more rooms and collect more people when they show up
3- a.-occasionally have events like derelict "ships" to board (with usually nothing on it except for more people or something hostile)
b.- pirates (which most you can just send away >.>)
c.- asteroid shower (just hope a hole isn't made)
d.- a alien parasite that kills one of the crew and attacks everyone else (once you have a few people they tend to just beat the hell out of it).
aaaand thats pretty much it.
I Try to come back and play (doesn't take long at all to basically hit the end of the alpha, maybe an hour...maybe) after updates, but nothing really changes besides a new job or new building item (and bugs fixed later to fix the new things too). I don't want to but compared to Prison Architect, this game is moving at snails pace, if the snail was smashed with a hammer over and over and then flicked forward a little, then repeat.
ps- don't believe those big action fight from the video, it doesn't happen
Alpha 1 (launch)- Oct. 15 2013
Alpha 2- Nov. 14 2013
Alpha 3- Dec. 18 2013
Alpha 4- Feb. 13 2014
and FINALLY a
Alpha 5- May 28th 2014
and the next one will probably be September or October.
I hope this game gets better and maybe I will get to update a review on the game as it is later, but for now just save your money, I wish I did.