Publisher Kalypso Media and in-house developer Realmforge Studios have today announced that upcoming construction management sim Spacebase Startopia is now available to pre-purchase on Steam at a special discounted price, including instant access to the closed beta which will go live later today.
The game is available in two versions, a Standard Edition consisting of the base game and beta access, and an Extended Edition which adds in-game items and a digital soundtrack into the mix for the true donut-shaped-space-station aficionado.
The beta is available English and German and offers an impressive amount of replay value, including three tutorial maps, three singleplayer missions and an early version of Skirmish mode with randomized parameters, 15 rooms and five tech-tree levels. More content will be added as part of regular updates leading up to the launch of the full game.
Spacebase Startopia is set to launch on 23rd October 2020 on Windows PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, with the Nintendo Switch version to follow in 2021.
Those looking for even more Spacebase Startopia goodness can tune in to the Kalypso Media Twitch channel from 6pm BST this evening for an exclusive livestream hosted by Realmforge Studios’ Florian Delank.
Title: Spacebase Startopia
Platforms: Windows PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™
Developer: Realmforge Studios
Genre: Construction management simulation
Release date: 23rd October 2020
(Nintendo Switch™ TBC 2021)
Spacebase Startopia is a galactic new take on a fan-favourite space base-management game set in…well, space! This vibrant and often absurd universe offers players an exciting blend of city building and base-management, with a flash of RTS skirmishes.
By breathing life back into a true classic, developer Realmforge Studios strikes a careful balance between nostalgia and innovation in its re-imagining of the popular strategy game, which revolves around a donut-shaped space station filled to the brim with a colourful cast of aliens managed by their tireless commander (that’s you, human).
In Spacebase Startopia, players will carve out their own little space in the universe, ready to become a galactic utopia – if your management skills are up to the task. With three different game modes and a vast amount of management decisions to be made under the watchful eye of the VAL, the station’s sardonic AI, there’s plenty of in-depth gameplay waiting for new and seasoned players alike. But beware of invading space pirates, who will do their best to ruin your carefully laid plans!
Spacebase Startopia offers a constant stream of challenging and addictive objectives to be completed, served up with the distinctive humour and sharp writing that developer Realmforge Studios is known for. Just ask VAL if you don’t believe us! But, uh – ask nicely.
- Singleplayer campaign with 10 fully voiced single player missions
- Individually configurable sandbox mode
- Competitive and a cooperative multiplayer for up to 4 players
- Build 30+ rooms across three very different decks to offer everything that the visiting aliens could wish for
- Manage a melting pot of different alien races, each with their own individual – and sometimes contradictory – needs and desires
- Produce and trade resources to turn a profit, while running sabotage missions against your competitors