A space-colony simulation type game developed by Klei Entertainment. With a smart pace, a remarkable user interface, and a sideways-view, this resource managing game is very entertaining.
In it, three characters find themselves stuck in a huge rock somewhere deep in space. Low on oxygen and supplies, with only a few poor tools, they only have one choice if they want to survive: explore!
It doesn’t take too long until you find out that the rock you are in has an abundance of resources, in liquid, solid and gas forms. So what can you do now? Use them! Build rooms for your expanding crew, feed them, gather new knowledge and much more.
Oxygen is still the main problem, the hardest thing to come by in this rock. At first, you are given some, but it soon runs out, so you have no choice but to build machines that purify the air. But to do this, you need to get resources and continue to find them to power the machines.
The game offers you a never-ending decision process, where you have to use your time and resources wisely if you want your characters to survive and your “nation” to thrive. Each gas, for example, has a different density and can be used for different things. There are tons of possibilities!
You can build generators, computers to search for new ways of building things, toilets, air purifiers, and much more. This game gives you an opportunity to solve puzzles and continue to evolve, with a lot of plumbing, electricity and oxygen dilemmas to deal it.
A number of characters keeps growing and each one of them has different personalities, each more suited to deal with a specific problem.
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