Spacebase Startopia

4.2 out of 5
11 User Ratings
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SPACEBASE STARTOPIA captivates with its original mixture of economic simulation and empire building strategy paired with classic RTS skirmishes and a good dose of humor.
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About Spacebase Startopia

About this game

"Help, we're all going to d... Wha... Oh, excuse me, it seems my system is no longer up-to-date – [old memory status deleted] – so, much better… WELCOME to the Spacebase Startopia! I'm VAL, your helpful and efficient Space Station AI!

According to my records, this Station hasn’t been used at all in the last 17 years! How very strange. Furthermore, it would appear that you are the only rational life form in this Sector. Well then, CONGRATULATIONS! I hereby officially pronounce you Commander of this Space Station! Hopefully, you will enjoy more success than your predecessor who, according to the logbook, er… ran into some wormlike Aliens… Oh, nothing to worry about!

To keep the same thing from happening to you, there's a lot you're going to have to do. Amongst others, there’s the development of further Sectors, maintenance of the three vital Main Decks as well as the customer acquisition and entertainment of our extraterrestrial visitors, who provide us with sufficient Energy for our plans for global improvement. Oh, and before I forget – it's probably just a bug in my security protocols anyway – but my sensors are showing just loads of enemy creatures in all of the other Sectors…

So, what are we waiting for? Let's get to work! Let us join forces to conquer space."

SPACEBASE STARTOPIA captivates with its original mixture of economic simulation and empire building strategy paired with classic RTS skirmishes and a good dose of humor. In addition to the challenging single-player Campaign and the versatile battle mode, there are also competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes for up to four players. And as if maintaining the three Space Station Decks, entertaining the eight Alien races, and defending against enemy invaders were not enough of a challenge, the dynamic narrator AI is not going to mince matters and commentates the events in a lovely but sharp-tongued manner.

  • The 10-mission, fully dubbed single-player Campaign will require all your skills as Commander of the Spacebase Startopia as you strive to create one of the most attractive trade and tourism destinations in the known universe.  
  • Each of the three Decks will require your leadership skills, with the Sub Deck containing all of the Rooms vital to survival, while the Fun Deck focuses on your visitors and the flora and fauna found on the Bio Deck provide sufficient Resources for survival as well as a home to the graceful Dryads.
  • Prevail against your competitors, for you are not alone on the Space Station. Sabotage your opponents' economy or attack them with your Mech Units, conduct trade and beware of Space Pirates eager to board your Station.
  • The dynamic narrator AI “VAL” reacts to your decisions and is always at your side in both word and deed – and the occasional extremely unqualified comment.
  • In addition to the extensive single-player Campaign, an individually configurable sandbox mode, as well as both a competitive and a cooperative multiplayer mode for up to four players, awaits you.

Game Details

Release Date:
March 26, 2021
Developer:
Realmforge Studios
Publisher:
Kalypso Media Digital
Rating:
PEGI rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Spacebase Startopia
Genres:
Strategy
Simulation

Base Building

RTS

City Builder

Sandbox

Building

Casual
Themes:
Space
Sci-fi

Management

Economy

Comedy

Funny

Aliens

Parody

Relaxing
Play Styles:
Multiplayer
Co-op
Features:
PvP
Online PvP

Online Coop

Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Quad Core i5 @2.9 GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 960

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Spacebase Startopia User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 11 ratings
83% of users would recommend this.
4.2

User Ratings Breakdown

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Wookie
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A nice recreation of the original game! I've played a bit of the old one when i was younger and found it interesting. Glad to see a refresh on it as it is a rather great and unique concept.
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Better the the original!

Fanatical User
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the original STARTOPIA from years ago was fun, this (modern) version is as as much fun as I remember! Play it now, and you won't miss the old version!
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Recommended

Nim
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Spacebase Startopia (SBST?) is fine. Do not pay full price for it. It would be better with more updates/dlc, but as far as I can tell Kalypso is abandoning it. Honestly it isn't clear to me whether Kalypso is genuinely run by people who are passionate about old management games, or rather if they are just cashing in on the nostalgia of fans of those old games.
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Recommended

Exiled Badger
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As much fun as I remember from the original version. Love the graphic update.
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Recommended

Sir Bacon L'Orange
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Loveley Remake of a 2001 RTS / City-Builder Game. Don't play it if you just like serious games - if you like games like theme hospital / theme park etc. this might be something for you. If you don't like other Kalypso managment games this also might not be your game, but if you like games like port royale 4 or similar Kalypso games, give this gem a shot.
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Recommended

Despite the negative reviews, it's a 5
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There are a number of negative reviews, so to address that elephant in the room...I own and have played the original Startopia. It is an usual sim/management title. It has is quirks, but it is a fun title. There is a huge comparison of this title to Startopia. And as this is not as close to Startopia as they would like, it is just a dev attempting a cash grab and the like. I don't see it that way. There are differences, somethings not present in Spacebase Startopia, but, Startopia was released in 2001, Spacebase Startopia was release in 2021. As with time, things will change. The game did release with a number of technical issues, as does most modern game, as the philosophy is get it out the door and we will fix it. Which could be attributed to a knee-jerk reaction to the consumer base demanding a dev release a title as soon as it is announced. Especially if it is a remake. But, many of the issues are ironed out. The game itself does hold up to the source, for the most part, and is enjoyable. There are many changes to controls, camera settings, graphics, sounds, and overall quality of live. If you are new to the series, it's fun. If you enjoyed Startopia, and want to see a new take, again, its fun. I don't see anything wrong with the title, and even for the fourty dollar price tag.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Standard Edition and Extended Edition
According to PEGI, Spacebase Startopia is suitable for players aged 12 and above.
Yes, Spacebase Startopia is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Quad Core i5 @2.9 GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 960
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
83% of Fanatical users recommend Spacebase Startopia. The average review score is 4.2/5
Spacebase Startopia was released on March 26, 2021
Yes, Spacebase Startopia supports MacOS.
Yes, Spacebase Startopia supports Linux.
Spacebase Startopia is published by Kalypso Media Digital
Spacebase Startopia was developed by Realmforge Studios
Fanatical users tagged Spacebase Startopia as Strategy, Simulation, Base Building, and RTS
Fanatical users tagged Spacebase Startopia as Space, Sci-fi, Management, and Economy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Spacebase Startopia as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Spacebase Startopia as Simulation
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Spacebase Startopia as Base Building

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Spacebase Startopia Copyright © 2019 Kalypso Media Group GmbH. Developed by Realmforge Studios. Published by Kalypso Media Group GmbH. Spacebase Startopia is a trademark of Kalypso Media Group GmbH. All rights reserved. All other logos, copyrights and trademarks are property of their respective owner. Financially supported by the FFF Bayern. With the support of the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA of the European Union.

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