Automate a lunar base as you become the savior of humanity exploring the future on the moon. Mine, craft, research, and trade resources with Earth in this gripping narrative basebuilder.
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Release Date:
Jul 15, 2024

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The Crust is a large project with a vast array of mechanics and high replayability. By the time the game was released in early access, we had been developing it for 5 years and had done a lot, bringing the game to an excellent state.

Early Access allows us to share our journey with the community as we continue to fulfill our vision, taking the necessary time and care required to complete a project of this scale. Feedback is invaluable, and we believe that this platform is a fantastic opportunity for collaboration and growth.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to complete our roadmap within 8-12 months of early access release, after which we will take on the implementation of large-scale additions.”

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

“For the full version of the game, we are planning to add:

Three chapters of the storyline campaign with multiple endings of a beautiful story of humanity as an interplanetary species.

An alternative storyline (partially included in early access).

A new Helium-3 extraction and processing mechanic.

Two new cargo transports and one new scientific rover.

A new research mechanic on the global map, allowing for the discovery of interesting locations with high scientific potential.

A temperature distribution mechanic inside residential and industrial buildings.

Expanded colonist management with detailed control over their daily routines.

Interaction with factions on the global map.

A new landing and refueling module for heavy rockets.

The construction and management of your own rockets for transporting people and cargo between the moon and other objects in the solar system.

A 3D printer and a new mechanic for producing consumer goods for Earth and Mars (possibly DLC).

Lunar tourism – several new modules and expanded game mechanics for receiving lunar tourists, organizing tourist expeditions, and constructing a lunar hotel (possibly DLC).”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In the Early Access version, players will be able to build a lunar colony, mine resources and automate production processes, explore the moon, play through a rich, story-driven narrative, trade with Earth, influence lunar and Earth politics, manage colonists and their needs, and use conveyor belts and drones for resource automation.

The game offers a wealth of core mechanics, balanced for over 100 hours of sandbox play and several dozen hours of story mode, which extends into infinite play after the main storyline is completed.

While we strive for stability, please note that bugs and missing features may still be present. For more details about the features that you will be able to enjoy in Early Access, please refer to the "About This" section on the Steam page.”

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

“We want to ensure that our pricing is fair based on replayability and available content. While new expansions might increase the price, we don't plan for the base game to increase price throughout Early Access, which will result in different pricing post-launch due to updates during the Early Access period.”

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

“Feedback is an essential part of development that requires excellent communication between developers and their community. Through Steam, Discord we provide honest updates and remain transparent to continue building a strong relationship with our fans.”
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About This Game

Mine resources and automate their production processes

Mine lunar resources, craft processing machinery, and power up your base with satellites and batteries. Unlock scientific advancements across three research trees to enhance your technological capabilities.

Automate resources with conveyor belts and drones.

Streamline your resource management as you deploy conveyor belts and drones for seamless automation


Embark on lunar expeditions to unearth the moon's hidden secrets, deploying your rover to various locations and delving into the mysteries of humanity's newfound lunar habitat.

Trade Resources

Engage in resource exchange with Earth through contracts, where your decisions have the power to shape their political landscape. Choose a faction to support or navigate the field strategically for maximum profit.

Assemble a team of colonists

People are your most valuable resource. Keep track of your colonists' health, mood and needs. Hire the best experts and make sure they work as a team: it’s their unique traits and skills that will allow you to truly optimize your production and research!

Key Features

  • Build a lunar colony
  • Mine and automate resources and production
  • Explore the moon
  • Play through a rich, story driven narrative
  • Trade with Earth
  • Influence politics
  • Manage colonists and their needs

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 64-bit or newer
    • Processor: Inlel i5-4590K or equivalent AMD-Hardware
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 960 or equivalent with 4GB of video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 64-bit or newer
    • Processor: Inlel i5-4590K or equivalent AMD-Hardware
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 1060 or equivalent with 6GB of video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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