Spacebase DF-9 is a space station simulation from the studio behind Psychonauts and Brutal Legend.
Have you heard of Spacebase DF-9? It’s news to me, even though blog posts on the website go back quite some time, and apparently to a lot of other people as well; so if you’ve heard of it, congratulations for being ahead of the curve, and if you haven’t, you might want to pay attention.
Spacebase DF-9 is (or will be) a highly-detailed simulation that challenges players to build and manage a space station populated by humans and aliens. It actually came into existence as part of the 2012 Amnesia Fortnight (remember that?) and was initially envisioned by project lead JP LeBreton as a “sci-fi Dwarf Fortress game.” After some refinement, the final pitch eventually became one of the top five chosen by fans, and is now being built into a full and proper game.
The game is only in early alpha but it’s available now by way of an “early access” offering on the Humble Bundle Store in tiers ranging from $25 to $250, or through Steam Early Access for $24.99. Double Fine has also posted a rather lengthy “dev plan,” in which it talks about things that may or may not make it into the game at some point in the future. It’s all kind of nebulous right now, but ambitious too, and as the studio wrote, “Because space contains everything, there’s an almost infinite number of things we could add to the game!”
Intrigued? You can find out more about Spacebase DF-9 and Double Fine’s big plans for intergalactic peace and harmony at spacebasedf9.com.