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 (16) - 56% of the 16 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,190) - 78% of the 1,190 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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November 15

Chapter three



Ok, here is a level 3 -- Hui Xiao story. It’s a bit buggy, a little too hard and contains tons of inappropriate lexicon. Give us know if you can beat it on discord or steam forum!
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October 31

Breaking news! Fresh update is live!



Oh well, hi there everyone, I'm glad to tell you that we're not dead yet.

It's been almost year since the previous update, oh wow. During this year we've done numerous changes to a game, and the largest amount of work was devoted to the game scenario, including the editor, translations, videos, and lots of scripting. So now we have a complete story, which would be released in portions toward the full game release. We'll start with two absolutely new levels and will wait for your feedback. After some period of bug fixes, expect new levels to come (I hope this time it won't take another year).

We plan to make a full game release, so just ignore those "game is dead" comments because it is not. Instead, please come to our discord channel and share your thoughts on new levels, mechanics and found issues.

Don't skip those trippy videos between levels. Hope you'll make something special in your Basement.

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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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