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Spacebase DF-9 + Hack 'n' Slash (Includes both games and their soundtracks!) £1.64 @ Steam
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Spacebase DF-9 + Hack 'n' Slash (Includes both games and their soundtracks!) £1.64 @ Steam

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In Spacebase DF-9, you'll build a home among the stars for a motley population of humans and aliens as they go about their daily lives. Mine asteroids, discover derelicts, and deal with the tribulations of galactic resettlement in Earth's distant future. Meteor impacts! Explosive decompression! Unbearable loneliness!

Key Features:
Base Construction
  • Build your base using available matter and expand by mining more from nearby asteroids.
  • Gradually expand from a small oxygen-filled room to a thriving, well-decorated hub.
  • Build Gardens, Pubs, Fitness and Research facilities, and more.
Citizen Management
  • Assign citizens to duties to ensure survival-critical duties are performed efficiently.
  • Monitor citizen needs to ensure overall morale, balancing duty demands with citizen happiness.
Base Defense
  • Send security forces to investigate mysterious derelicts that appear near the base.
  • Fend off hostile invaders as well as parasites that
  • Construct turrets to lend firepower to hostile
Research and Progression
  • Research new equipment, armor, weapons, and base structures.
  • Discover blueprints for new technologies aboard derelict ships.
  • Research cures for deadly space diseases.


Hack ‘n’ Slash is a puzzle action game about hacking -- reprogram object properties, hijack global variables, hack creature behavior, and even rewrite the game’s code. The only way to win is not to play...by the rules!

The wizard has mandated that everyone confine themselves to the village, the castle armory has started to forge weapons so powerful that no one but guards are allowed to carry them, and anyone who attempts to find a sprite and demonstrate their bravery would face certain death. The new laws are for your own protection, but you don’t buy it. You’ll show everyone what “brave” means and, if you’re clever, maybe uncover the secret reasons why everything’s gone sideways.

Key Features:
  • Use in-game tools to hack the game while you’re playing it
    Your sword can hack the variables of objects. You find magic artifacts that allow you to tune global variables to your liking. Discover equipment that lets you see the game’s internal debug visualization to uncover things that weren’t meant to be seen.
  • Hack the code
    As you achieve advanced hacking mastery, you’ll be able to dive directly into the game’s assembly in the form of procedurally generated dungeons and modify the live-running code.
  • Make the game yours
    Puzzles have myriad solutions, many of which we haven’t anticipated. As you master the game’s hacking mechanics, you can mold and shape the game in whatever way you desire.
  • Crash it!
    You’re hacking the game for real! You can totally break it. Roll back in time to change the rules so the bugs don’t cause the world to fall apart, whether they’re yours or ours!



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Hmm. Reviews don't make for pretty reading. Spacebase appears to have been abandoned before exit from pre-release. Was tempted, but even for £1.64 I'll leave this one I think.
As appealing as Spacebase seems as a concept, sadly the developers did a dump and run on it, abandoning it before it was finished.
It was released on Steam Early Access but when it ran out of money DoubleFine decided to abruptly halt development and took the last unfinished pre-release version, called it v1.0 and "finished" so it could exit Early Access and abandoned it. While a game leaving Early Access appears as a successful completion, in reality it was far from finished. The current Steam rating is Overwhelming Negative with just 18% of lifetime reviews being positive which reflects on the state of the game and the actions of the developers.

Two things to take from this:
DoubleFine - just because you liked their past games does not mean everything they make is good or up to the same quality.
Early Access - Filled with too many games that promise lots, run out of money and fail to deliver.
Spacebase DF9 is one of my most disappointing games of the last decade. It genuinely makes me angry that an 'esteemed' studio could just cut and run on obligations like that and the gaming press barely cared (or referred to it).

The game isn't worth your time even if free tbh
I agree with the other comments, these games aren't even worth that price. ( I sadly own Spacebase DF9)
I also own Spacebase DF9 - really not worth your time.
Thanks for the warning...shame, because DF-9 *looks* OK, but the reviews/comments speak for themselves.
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