The last few years have seen many films arrive on the big screen, many attempting to bring space colonization to a wider audience. Now it’s time for Madruga Works to give it a shot amongst the gaming community as Planetbase arrives for touchdown.
Planetbase sees you take on the role of overseer as you control a small group of space settlers, and attempt to establish a human colony upon a distant planet. This is done through the gathering of resources and the construction of necessary facilities to enable human survival. But with resources scarce and your people’s needs constantly expanding, can you do what it takes to expand humanity or will you crumble under the weight of expectation and watch humanity fall? These are questions only you can answer as it you who handles the fate of humanity.
With Desert, Frozen, Gas Giant and Storm planets all requiring different things to ensure sustained life, you will need to make the most of the resources available to you. From food to medical supplies and oxygen to power, you will need everything under control if you are to build a colony in Planetbase.
Those interested in taking the chances amongst the stars can head over to the Xbox Games Store now and download Planetbase for the price of £15.99. If you’re not sure, then perhaps it’ll be for the best if you hold off for our review – it’s coming!
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Planetbase is a strategy game where you guide a group of space settlers trying to establish an outpost on a remote planet. In the game you play the role of the base architect and manager, telling your colonists where to build the structures they will need to survive. You will have to ensure that they have a constant supply of oxygen, food and water to stay alive. You will get them to collect energy, extract water, mine metal, grow food, manufacture bots, and build a fully self-sufficient base in a harsh environment, where you are always one step away from total failure. Even if the game is not intended to be a simulator, all the mechanics are plausible, and based on what the expected challenges of establishing a colony in an new planet would be.