Basement is a strategy game, where you play as a desperate scientist who chose the wrong path in his life. That path seemed easy, but turned into a deadly one. You have no choice but to build the most effective enterprise and stay alive in a cruel world of illegal business.
User reviews:
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Mixed (23 reviews) - 56% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,037 reviews) - 83% of the 1,037 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 30, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The reason why we’ve decided to show the game so early is to make it way better with your help. We don't just listen to your feedback; we actually put it into use.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect it to be about six-eight months until the full game releases.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“There are a lot of things on our roadmap, but the key features are:
  • Random events
  • Research
  • Loot items and powerups
  • Dialogue system
  • Storyline

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“For now, the game demonstrates its core gameplay and lacks in lots of content and features mentioned above. Fortunately, lots of our kickstarter backers find this version interesting and noteworthy.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The release version will be priced a bit higher than the Early Access version. Exact pricing is not yet set.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We've been involving the community since the beginning of the game’s release on Ludum Dare in April 2014. Your feedback has been extremely useful in refining every part of our game. We believe that through Steam discussions and the feedback process, we will be able to slightly improve Basement. So, after you've tried the game and finished a few sessions, please leave some feedback on the game’s forum for us. Thank you!”
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June 14

It's alive! Update 0.6.0 is here!



In-game level editor
When we started to develop our in-game editor we didn't expect it would take us so long. We're still working on it, but you can give it a try. We decided to change the game significantly so that it will be as easier to modify as possible. It'll help us to test new features and change game balance faster than we're able to do it now.

Hackable game
We've tried to make the game as open as it's possible at the moment. You can find lots of interesting stuff in the directory StreamingAssets which is located in the installed game directory. You'll be able to modify rooms, characters, localization files and decoration sprites. Try to make something and share with us what you'll get.

Dialogs
Dialogue and storyline. We're not ready to share with you all the plot during Early Access stage because we do not want to spoil it before the release. Now you can see just the basic dialogue mechanics, so don't be surprised at certain (or should we say complete) inconsistency of the storyline in the tutorial, at the 1st level and in the rest of the game.

New levels
We have rebuilt the old levels and added a few new ones. And now when you have the in-game editor you can make a level of your own!

Whole new tutorial
As we watched newbies playing Basement we realised that some of the game mechanics were not so easy to understand. So if you haven't played Basement yet it's about time to try.

New way of sandbox generation
Now you can choose a start building with different funds and characteristics, other buildings that will be at the level, and the number of enemies.
New decor stuff (rooms, weather effects)
We've added tons of new decorations for buildings and rooms, backgrounds, weather effects, and dogs.

And hundreds of minor changes and fixes you'll be able to see if you just start the game. The new update we've worked on for so long is already available on Steam!

p.s. press ‘E’ in menu to unlock in-game level editor

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February 12

On current state of development

Four months passed since the last update. All that time we’ve been working on an easy to use level editor. We had to rewrite a bunch of game "core" code because level editor was not in our plans from start. It's the main reason of updates delay.

But look at this!



The editor will be an internal instrument for a while as we need to fix lots of issues and polish it to be ready for public use. When we’re done, we’ll make the editor available for everyone.

Besides level editor we have started working on dialogues. Those are essential tools for storyline exposure.



While moving old levels to a new editor, we also redesigned appearance of rooms, characters and decorations, added bunch of room upgrades and added weather effects.



So, we need a few more weeks to put everything in order. Then we will be ready to deliver an update.

Thanks to everyone who still support us!

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About This Game

Basement is a drug-dealing strategy game where you play a scientist who is forced to do illegal stuff in your basement. Actually it’s all about management. You build your own enterprise producing several types of drugs, find the right place to sell them, invite scientists and security, avoid federal agents and build the most effective company.

You start in your own basement. Since the police has no interest in a small dealer, you have the chance to grow. Once your expansion becomes noticeable you’ll be allowed to sell at higher rates, get better workers, upgrade your production and access new technologies. But be careful! This growth will attract the cops. With rapid growth, your enterprise will become fragile. If it survives all the troubles it faces, you will become invincible. Otherwise, you will lose money, workers and respect. While your influence in the city shortens, you risk being imprisoned in the end.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP+
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Support, with 256MB of RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Support, with 256MB of RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
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