Guide a group of space settlers trying to establish a base on a remote planet. Grow food, collect energy, mine resources, survive disasters and build a self-sufficient colony in a harsh and unforgiving environment.
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Very Positive (65) - 80% of the 65 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (3,999) - 78% of the 3,999 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 15, 2015

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September 4

Planetbase 1.2.3 released

This is a version focused mostly on adding more help and hints, trying to make life easier for new players. There are also a couple of additional extras.

The full changelog is:

- New (and final) music track.

- Improved challenge select screen, you can now see descriptions before launching challenge.

- Added new Metagame section in help menu, explaining some of the core's game mechanics in more detail.
- Addes status icons for colonists when their stats are below optimal.
- Added food, power and repair hints in game when low on food, power or spares.
- Making sure we don't show hints in challenges.
- Added warning for low storage space.
- Added better text in game over screen, prompting the user to play tutorial or check metagame section.
- Incresed width of area where tips get drawn in loading screen, to avoid them occupying 3 lines.
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June 6

Version 1.2.2 released

New campaign, more workshop integration and much more, see full list of changes:

- New "Freeman Chronicles" mini campaign with 3 new challenges.
- Rearranged challenge select screen, now challenges are grouped by campaign.
- In Mining Station Alpha challenge, traders come more frequently, and there is an extra Driller Bot.
- In Starport Atlantis challenge, you now get an extra Carrier Bot and Biologist at the start, but no Workers. Also you get no food traders anymore.
- In Frozen cage challenge, you only need to survive for 15 days now.
- Rocks in the Dark Moon challenge now have the same color as the surface.
- Fixed issue when loading strings from campaign challenges.
- Fixed welfare objective in challenges.

- New music track.
- Added vsync option to settings menu.
- Fixed issue with resources in storage sometimes not being selectable.

- New buttons in the settings and challenges screens that open the workshop with the right filters, in order to download new languages or challenges.
- Languages and challenges now refresh automatically when subscribing to new items from the workshop without restarting the game.

* New things that can be done in challenges:
- Specify a restricted set of specializations that come in colonist ships.
- Specify the size of a building to be built as an objective in a challenge.
- Specify a particular type of colonist or bot to build as objective.
- Prevent workers from mining.
- Change the frequency of trading ships.
- Change the color of the planet's rocks.
- Change the Sun, Environment Map and Backdrops.
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About This Game

Planetbase is a strategy game where you guide a group of space settlers trying to establish an outpost on a remote planet.

In the game you play the role of the base architect and manager, telling your colonists where to build the structures they will need to survive. You will have to ensure that they have a constant supply of oxygen, food and water to stay alive.

You will get them to collect energy, extract water, mine metal, grow food, manufacture bots, and build a fully self-sufficient base in a harsh environment, where you are always one step away from total failure.

Even if the game is not intended to be a simulator, all the mechanics are plausible, and based on what the expected challenges of establishing a colony in an new planet would be.


  • Four different planets with different conditions and increasing difficulty.

  • Harness solar and wind energy (if available) in order to power the base's structures.
  • Grow hydroponic Vegetables and synthesize Vitromeat to feed your population.
  • Mine and produce raw resources, process them, manufacture goods, and establish a production chain.
  • Carefully manage the colonist immigration flow to ensure you have the people with the right skills.

  • Survive disasters like meteors, sandstorms or solar flares and defend your base from intruders.
  • Mechanize your base by creating your own bots that will help with the more arduous tasks.
  • Grow your colony from a few initial pioneers to a vibrant planetbase with hundreds of colonists.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM (Shader Model 3)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 650 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 650 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 650 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.11
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA card
    • Storage: 650 MB available space

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