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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Mostly Positive (44) - 72% of the 44 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (4,724) - 76% of the 4,724 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 15, 2015

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December 13, 2018

Version 1.3.2b released

Maintenance update

- Game no longer writes log.txt file, as it was being blocked by anti virus software
- Game now uses a temp file in user folder to store in progress savegames, to avoid them being blocked by anti virus

- Printed message when game can not write log.txt file

- Fixed rare crash while downloading the Dawn of Man announcement image
- Preventing broken challenges from crashing the challenges screen
- Fixed various glitches when changing resolution on Mac
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August 24, 2018

Version 1.3.0 released

Hello everyone,

We've been playing with the UI layout quite a bit in Dawn of Man and wanted to move some of those changes over to Planetbase.

Additionally, we wanted to address some other common requests, like production limits for each bot type, easier access to alerts and clearer display of resources.

Mac computers are deprecating 32 bit apps soon, and we also wanted to address that.

Feature list

* Bioplastic, Metal and Semiconductor resource counts now reflect the free amounts by default (not the total amounts).

* New improved UI layout
  • Main menu is now at the center bottom of the screen
  • General panel and resources panel are now always visible
  • Context menu is displayed on top of selection panel
  • Removed build menu, build external and build internal are now top level menus
  • Moved tutorial instructions to the upper part of the screen

* Added production limits for the different types of bots

* Streamlined charts window
  • Only important charts are shown by default
  • There is a "more" button that shows all charts

* Added keyboard shortcuts for alert modes

* MAC build is now 64 bit, as 32 bit apps are going to be deprecated soon

* Fixed a bug that could make the game display a black screen on Windows at startup

Any feedback let us know!
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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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