(Early Access Review. As an early access release, you may experience bugs, content, interface and optimization changes. If you are not excited to play the title in its current state to help support the title to full release by reporting bugs and requesting additional content, you may want to wait for further development)
In an ever-growing world, mankind has turned his attention to exploiting that vastness of space that surrounds our planet. The modern age has seen many advances that allow us to send technologies into orbit to serve mankind. With the entire world now needing access to deploying satellites and scientific equipment into orbit, a unique opportunity presents itself for you to start-up a Space Age Rocket Corporation. As a start-up, you must build your company from the ground up with a limited resource pool. You will need to build your empire while overseeing everything from construction, employee management, research & development of new technologies, financing, and contracting your services around the globe.
Released on Jul 12, 2019, by the developers Denis Szwarc, Michał Paciorek & published by Mesote Games. I have tagged it as Early Access, Indie, Simulation, Casual. Though it is a casual title, it also can be difficult in realistic mode. I could not see the point of tagging it casual and difficult. Those of you who like more of a challenge, the title can deliver that as well. It features a well-designed simplistic low poly graphic style, an easy listening, relaxing soundtrack, and well-done sound-effects. Currently, there are 19 modules available for research for your rocket building needs. Real-time management makes it so time can be sped up to10 x. Three game types that have varying difficulty and starting funds, Normal $20mil, Realistic $50mil, Sandbox $100mil. Manage your company and logistics in real-time; building needed assets and upgrading them, hiring needed employees, researching & building rockets to deliver payloads to space, and take on contracts for delivery as you build your reputation attracting the larger better-paying contracts. In-game achievements and experience points to help you earn better schematics for rocket parts.
A remarkable simulation game. Though it still can use additional content, it does have a solid game in place now. You can do everything in-game as it is intended to be played. As more content is added you will have a better variety of available rocket parts and contractors looking to hire your services. Even though I am only an occasional simulation player, I was intrigued when I checked the title out, like many players who will purchase the game, I was lured in by space tech offering a chance to build my own company and see if I can be the next Elon Musk. It has been a slight battle; my first attempts I was brave and jumped right into the realistic mode. I was not prepared and failed, losing my companies to bankruptcy. I tried the sandbox for a while after that and I did much better, yet I still didn't have a total grasp on the game. I then went to normal and have finally gotten somewhere; the normal mode does have a tutorial to help you to understand the underlying mechanics (I should have started here). Whether or not my skill level is enough to compete against Elon Musk remains to be seen, but as I learn more and work out my strategies, I am doing a lot better every game.
There is a slight learning curve to the title, and if you're like me, it will take a few games to really gain an understanding of how everything works. If you're a master at Sim/Tycoon games you will likely succeed in the title a lot easier than I did. I still found it fascinating and fun; the minimalistic visual style of the game is very well-done and easy on the eyes. The soundtrack is mellow and relaxing and pleasing on the ears. For a low-cost indie title, you really cannot go wrong with this one, as it is a great value for your library with lots of replayability. Will you succeed or will you fail, losing everything? There is only one way to find out; hit that add to cart button and begin your journey to be the world’s premier space delivery service.
Review written by DamageInc.for Zeepond.com!
Positives+ Striking Minimalistic Low Poly Graphic Design.
+ Pleasant Easy Listening Soundtrack
+ Captivating Gameplay
Negatives- No Steam Trading Cards (currently)
- No Steam Achievements (currently)
- No Controller Support
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