Publisher Kalypso Media and in-house developer Realmforge Studios have today announced 23rd October 2020 as the official release date for upcoming construction management sim Spacebase Startopia, revealed alongside the launch of the closed beta and a brand-new gameplay trailer.
Following on from an exclusive reveal earlier this week on Twitch, the Spacebase Startopia beta will be unlocked today for all pre-purchase customers on the Kalypso Store. The game is available in two versions, a standard edition consisting of the base game and beta access, and an Expanded Edition, which adds in-game items and a digital soundtrack into the mix for the ultimate donut-shaped-space-station afficionado.
The beta is available English and German and offers an impressive amount of replay value, including three tutorial maps, two singleplayer missions and an early version of skirmish mode with randomized parameters, 15 rooms and three 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.
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 reimagining of the popular strategy game, which revolves around a donut-shaped space station filled to the brim with a colorful 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