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  • Summary: "Rymdkapsel makes its more ornate competitors feel needlessly garnished." - New York Times, nytimes.comrymdkapsel is a meditative strategy game set in space. Take on the challenge of building the best possible station by commanding your minions and exploring the galaxy around you.Imagine a strategy game where you don't have to worry about selecting units or mounting attacks on your enemies, but rather can focus on building the best base possible. That's what rymdkapsel is all about."Some games nearly make me miss my subway stop. Some games tempt me to keep on playing them while I'm walking down the street. This is one of them." - Stephen Totilo, kotaku.com“It is definitely my favorite game — and I haven’t even beaten the first level yet.”- Trent Wolbe, theverge.com"Rymdkapsel combines spatial puzzling, tower defence and base-building into a brilliantly coherent and stylish whole. This one's worth keeping an eye on." - Christian Donlan, eurogamer.net"Besides Eliss, Edge was one of those few games that defined the iOS platform (...) rymdkapsel may be the next one." - Filip Visnjic, creativeapplications.net Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 30, 2014
    90
    The minimalist approach may not work for every game, but here we have a truly successful, consuming experience that you just can’t put down.
  2. 80
    An absolutely lean game, both aesthetically and design-wise. If Buddha played tower defense, this would be it. [Issue #239]
  3. Feb 13, 2014
    70
    Rymdkapsel will easily eat hour after hour of your time before you will even notice, but in the long run it will leave you longing for something more elaborated.
  4. Apr 2, 2014
    65
    Pleasant and absorbing gameplay with minimalistic visuals. Unfortunately content is also rather minimalistic (only 7 types of structures to build and a handful of scenarios). [04/2014, p.67]
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  1. Feb 7, 2014
    10
    Stick with it for the first 15-20 minutes and you'll get 4 or 5 hours of pure and perfect joy whilst working out how to beat the standard missions. If you're a perfectionist and a good strategist, you'll get more hours on top of that seeing how far you can get. Excellent game design and atmosphere. I'm a little sceptical about the AI but this doesn't take anything away from the experience, unless you're a complete strategy nut. Expand
  2. c3p
    Apr 24, 2014
    8
    Fun for 1-2 hours. I beat it in my second try. Unfortunately there is no acceleration key, so once the ressource are depleted you have to wait for the remaining waves. (i finished my base at ~wave 15). Expand
  3. Feb 18, 2014
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is a good game, that can get you trapped until finishing the game. So it can be addictive, if you like strategy/ base building. The fact that the building pieces are like Tetris...make it nice detail. Unfortunately, no different pieces (exact the same as in tetris)
    Biggest problem is: it has few challenges. Once you get them, there is little interest in doing the same again.
    Adding more challenges/missions it is necessary to convert this game in something great.
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  4. Apr 8, 2014
    5
    While it's initial appeal is high, it's lasting value is low. Once I beat the game (after a few hours of playing) the game quickly lost it's appeal. I tried playing again but could not perceive any difference to the experience. I rate it low due to it's quick finish and low replay value. Expand