Spacebase DF-9 PC

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  • Summary: In Spacebase DF-9, players help humanity and alien allies recolonize the Milky Way following the collapse of galactic society. In an open-ended gameplay environment, players construct and maintain a self-sustaining deep space habitat, deal with environmental and alien threats, and watch andIn Spacebase DF-9, players help humanity and alien allies recolonize the Milky Way following the collapse of galactic society. In an open-ended gameplay environment, players construct and maintain a self-sustaining deep space habitat, deal with environmental and alien threats, and watch and influence the lives of a diverse crew as they live, work, and attempt to stave off space madness. Expand

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  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Nov 3, 2014
    68
    Spacebase DF-9 is charming, and its random events give you more to do and worry about than something like Banished. However, it lacks the depth and polish needed to make the tasks of expansion and crisis management go smoothly.
  2. Absurdity reaches its peak when a corpse that’s been lying on the floor for a while gets some new friends and enemies. Looks like the space frontier in Spacebase DF-9 is settled exclusively by deranged people who were booted from civilized worlds. [Feb 2015]
  3. Nov 18, 2014
    43
    Not only does it feel unfinished, even with what is there you encounter a lot of issues.
  4. Nov 27, 2014
    25
    Double Fine overestimated its abilities and failed to produce a proper management strategy game. Remember Spacebase DF-9 every time before buying anything in Steam Early Access. Even a big name is not a guarantee that a game will be actually finished.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 14 out of 21
  1. Oct 21, 2013
    9
    Great game for only being in Alpha. Genuinely fun. All these minor little details just make me shiver with excitement. For example the way youGreat game for only being in Alpha. Genuinely fun. All these minor little details just make me shiver with excitement. For example the way you select an area and it just generates wherever you select, no predetermined spots. Or the airlocks lights that slowly go from red to green or green to red, signifying someone is entering or leaving the station and oxygen is being refilled/depleted according to what is happening. Even the suits are different! Really all it needs is a bit more content since it's a bare bones right now, not filled out.
    Oh and before I end, love the Spaceface and how they aren't all human.
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  2. Feb 12, 2014
    8
    The game needs work (it's in Early Release Alpha stage) but the parts that do work are VERY fun. I tend to play about 5-10 hours every update,The game needs work (it's in Early Release Alpha stage) but the parts that do work are VERY fun. I tend to play about 5-10 hours every update, and as it drops new updates the game gets better.

    Basically it's like Dwarf Fortress in space but with actual graphics/animations. You build a Spacebase, defend it, improve it, and read your little sims life stories until parasites or killbots or raiders kill everyone on board... then you start over and do it again!

    I recommend it, (and I recommend it highly during one of the sales they run.) It's a lot of fun and looking to get funner.
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  3. Nov 8, 2014
    5
    This could have been great. But the fact it's unfinished and will never be finished and some annoying bugs make this into a game that's onlyThis could have been great. But the fact it's unfinished and will never be finished and some annoying bugs make this into a game that's only for the hard core fans of the genre. Perhaps mods will make this better in the future, but it was Double Fine's job to do that in the first place. As it stands I would not pay good money for it. Expand
  4. May 16, 2016
    1
    Some much potential, and it got wasted by the developer. Avoid at all cost. The "ran out of money" so decided not to finish it, there is aSome much potential, and it got wasted by the developer. Avoid at all cost. The "ran out of money" so decided not to finish it, there is a community supported mod that aims to fix it, but even then it is not great. I give it a 1 and not a 0 because of the fact it was early access and because of the community. Expand
  5. Mar 28, 2015
    0
    DO NOT BUY THIS UNFINISHED GAME

    - Well, I can say that I will never ever buy a single double fine game again ever. This is the biggest
    DO NOT BUY THIS UNFINISHED GAME

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    Well, I can say that I will never ever buy a single double fine game again ever. This is the biggest INTENTIONAL slap in the face to a fanbase that I've ever seen a video game company do. Move over EA you've got competition for biggest scumbag video game company now. As someone who bought into the 'early access' scam they were doing for this game, I can't even begin to tell you how far off the 1.0 'release' is from what we were promised a year ago. To simply say that they're not going to follow through on their development promises because it's not cost effective? That's sickening. They had a lot of people give them money based on their development plan. Are those people getting refunds since they aren't getting the promised product or anything even remotely close to it?

    As to reviewing the actual game, it's got the great bones for a game. However with a glaring lack of features, outstanding and ridiculous bugs, and absolutely no cohesive game play, it's clear from minutes in, that this game is exactly what it is...an ALPHA build for an unfinished game. DO NOT BUY.
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  6. Nov 11, 2014
    0
    A waste of money. Developers botched this from the start. They claim they tried their hardest to keep developing, but the incredibly smallA waste of money. Developers botched this from the start. They claim they tried their hardest to keep developing, but the incredibly small amount of content added when they were still developing begs to differ. If you compare it to similar games like Rimworld (which has only a single developer), then you can clearly see that they had no commitment to the project at all. A huge ripoff for those who purchased it, and an unfinished turd of a game that isn't worth purchasing. Double Fine's good reputation seems to be largely based in games over a decade old, because based on the way they behaved towards their customers here they are neither competent nor particularly well intentioned. Expand
  7. Sep 19, 2014
    0
    Double Fine is abandoning the game. They just released a new alpha build then just announced they are releasing in a month. Basically it isDouble Fine is abandoning the game. They just released a new alpha build then just announced they are releasing in a month. Basically it is a barebones sandbox space game filled with bugs and very little content. Expand

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