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.
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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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November 10

0.6.5 Product buffs



Some time ago few players posted their ideas in our “Suggestions” sub forum about workers, who can “use” produced stuff to get some buffs. We really liked this idea and implemented it. With current update you can try it.

If you remember these “stimpacks” from “Item” window:



Now all of these are real products from your storages. So if you are going to fight some bad guy, you can produce several packs of Brown and give them to your fighters (click on “Item” in character context menu of specific character, then select Brown and click “Use”) to get “Rage” buff which increases damage for a while. Or if you want to increase production speed try give your worker a pack of Purple.

As always, this update contains lots of bugfixes and small improvements.

p.s. As for your posts on Suggestions, Bug Reports and General Discussions. We are carefully reading each post. Unfortunately in this Universe, it is not physically possible to implement every idea or even answer each question. But you should know, that we aware of you suggestions.
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October 24

0.6.4 patch release and next plans



Next iteration of fixes and improvements is here. This update contains more than hundred of fixes, ui enhancements and game balance changes.

The most noticeable change is how you pay salaries to your staff. Now it's no longer possible to overdue payments for more than a few days, otherwise your best workers will leave the facility.

At the moment we’re working on story mode. Which will contains up to 15 brand new levels. Each with it’s own unique feature. We’re planning to introduce these new levels closer to the full game release. For the next few weeks we will continue polishing game and creating new content. After a few “patch, polishing and new content” updates we are planning to start working on integrating Steam services (achievements, cloud saves, workshop, tradings cards etc.) And, then hopefully we'll finish all story mode levels and deliver them to you. Stay tuned!

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Halfbus team
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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 SP2+
    • 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 10.9+
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ Support, with 256MB of RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ Support, with 256MB of RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space

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