...Where No Donut Has Gone Before: Spacebase Startopia Out Now
Space sim touches down on PC, PlayStation 4|5 and Xbox, video strategy guides give a glimpse at life aboard the station
Kalypso Media and Realmforge Studios have today announced that space station management sim Spacebase Startopia has completed its final landing checks and successfully touched down on Windows-PC/Linux/Mac, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One consoles. The Nintendo Switch™ version will follow later in the year.
To celebrate the explosion-less journey from beta to launch, fans can now check out a series of strategy guides aimed at helping players familiarise themselves with their new donut-shaped home and get a leg-up with their duties as Commander. Episode 1 covers the base's three unique decks, on which players can host their visitors and residents as well as construct an assortment of buildings and galactic gadgetry; Episode 2 introduces the 'Fuzzies' - cute, assistant robots who will muck-in with the less glamorous jobs around the station; and Episode 3 focuses on ensuring the player's communication skills (both verbal and telepathic) are up to snuff.
The strategy guide series is ongoing, with the first 3 episodes available now:
Strategy Guide #1 - Spacebase Startopia 101
Strategy Guide #2 - The Fuzzy Droids
Strategy Guide #3 - A Good Bit of C&R (Communication & Recycling)
Spacebase Startopia sells players the galactic dream: managing their very own donut-shaped space station. Overseen and assisted (when she feels like it) by the base's sarcastic on-board AI, players will play Commander to their floating home-away-from-home on the station's three unique decks with a variety of gadgetry while tending to the wants and needs of a diverse array of vacationing extra-terrestrial lifeforms. In multiplayer, up to 4 players can work together to build the galaxy's greatest getaway, or seek oblivion unto their rivals with daring feats of economic sabotage.
Celebrating its 12th year in the video games industry, the Kalypso Media Group is a privately owned, global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with close to 100 employees worldwide, operating from seven offices across Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media has also established a digital-first label called "Kasedo Games" and enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital subsidiary. Furthermore, the group owns two development studios – Realmforge and Gaming Minds – to secure a constant supply of high quality games, and works with multiple leading independent developers. In 2015, Kalypso Media Mobile was founded in Hamburg, Germany, to deliver great games for mobile devices.
Kalypso Media‘s titles include the critically acclaimed “Tropico” series, strong strategy game franchises like “Dungeons", "Port Royale" and "Sudden Strike", as well as action RPG games such as “Vikings – Wolves of Midgard”, among others. For 2018, “Railway Empire", "Shadows: Awakening" and "Project Highrise: Architect's Edition" have been released for all major platforms (PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch) with "Tropico 6" releasing in 2019. Moreover, Kasedo Games has signed "Rise of Industry" and "Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus" for digital distribution, and Kalypso Mobile has released “The Official BBC Earth Quiz", "Ski Jumping Pro" on all mobile devices and "Project Highrise" for tablet devices. A tablet version of "Tropico" was released in December 2018.
More information about the Kalypso Media Group is available at www.kalypsomedia.com.
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