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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Mixed (11) - 45% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,148) - 79% of the 1,148 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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 12

Ok, what's going on here

It’s been a while since the last update (yeah we know, seven months in a row it’s not “a while” it’s more like “eternity”). There are a lots of questions and lots of comments like “the game is dead”. There is no excuse to not giving you any information on current status of development. So, to fix that somehow and give you a clue about Basement we want to invite you to our Discord channel were we can answer your questions in real-time.

We can’t promise to answer to all of the questions and give response immediately, but we will try. Also, please notice that we are in UTC+3 time zone, which means minus 7 hours difference to NY and minus 10 hours to LA.

And finally, if you won’t touch Discord just know, currently we are working on a whole new campaign mode, which includes 12 levels of hardcore drug-dealing business. We’re going to release it immediately after finishing localization (and yes, we hired a really cool American guy to do that, so you may stop worrying about English texts quality. At least for in-game text ;)
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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

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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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