OPENING THE AIRLOCK: SPACEBASE STARTOPIA BETA AND PRE-PURCHASE NOW AVAILABLE ON STEAM

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Space station management sim welcomes new lifeforms with
beta access and all-new gameplay trailer

Sydney, AU – (28th July, 2020) – Publisher Kalypso Media and in-house developer Realmforge Studios have today announced that upcoming construction management sim Spacebase Startopia is now available to pre-purchase on Steam at a special discounted price, including instant access to the closed beta. 

The game is available in two versions, a standard edition consisting of the base game and beta access, and an Expanded Edition which adds in-game items and a digital soundtrack into the mix for the true donut-shaped-space-station aficionado. 

The beta is available in English and German, offering an impressive amount of replay value, including three tutorial maps, two single player missions, an early version of skirmish mode with randomized parameters, 15 rooms, and three tech tree levels. More content will be added as part of regular updates leading up to the launch of the full game. 

Spacebase Startopia is set to launch on 23rd October 2020 on Windows PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, with the Nintendo Switch version to follow in 2021.

Spacebase Startopia is a galactic new take on a fan-favourite space base-management game set in …well, space! This vibrant and often absurd universe offers players an exciting blend of city building and base-management, with a flash of RTS skirmishes.

By breathing life back into a true classic, developer Realmforge Studios strikes a careful balance between nostalgia and innovation in its reimagining of the popular strategy game, which revolves around a donut-shaped space station filled to the brim with a colorful cast of aliens managed by their tireless commander (that’s you, human). 

In Spacebase Startopia, players will carve out their own little space in the universe, ready to become a galactic utopia – if your management skills are up to the task. With three different game modes and a vast amount of management decisions to be made under the watchful eye of the VAL, the station’s sardonic AI, there’s plenty of in-depth gameplay waiting for new and seasoned players alike. But beware of invading Space Pirates, who will do their best to ruin your carefully laid plans!

Spacebase Startopia offers a constant stream of challenging and addictive objectives to be completed, served up with the distinctive humour and sharp writing that developer Realmforge Studios is known for. Just ask VAL if you don’t believe us! But, uh – ask nicely.  

  • Single player campaign with 10 fully voiced single player missions
  • Individually configurable sandbox mode
  • Competitive and a cooperative multiplayer for up to 4 players
  • Build 30+ rooms across three very different decks to offer everything that the visiting aliens could wish for
  • Manage a melting pot of different alien races, each with their own individual – and sometimes contradictory – needs and desires
  • Produce and trade resources to turn a profit, while running sabotage missions against your competitors

For more information, please visit www.kalypsomedia.com

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About the Kalypso Media Group
Kalypso Media Group GmbH is a fully independent publisher, developer and marketer of interactive entertainment software with 100 employees in 8 locations in Germany, England and the United States, including Kasedo Games, Kalypso Media’s digital-first label, and three development studios – Realmforge Studios (Munich), Gaming Minds Studios (Gütersloh) and Claymore Game Studios (Darmstadt).

Specializing in developing strategy games for a global audience on all modern platforms, Kalypso Media’s IP portfolio includes the full rights to the Tropico series, Commandos, Port Royale, Dungeons, Sudden Strike, and Railway Empire. Kalypso Media’s recent releases are Commandos 2 – HD Remaster and Praetorians – HD Remaster and Railway Empire – Nintendo Switch™ Edition, and Dungeons 3  – Complete Collection. Upcoming releases include Railway Empire – Complete Collection (07/08/20), Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (28/08/20), Port Royale 4 (25/09/20) and Spacebase Startopia (23/10/20). Kasedo Games’ recent releases include Filament. Upcoming releases include Distant Kingdoms and console versions of Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus.

More information about the Kalypso Media Group is available at www.kalypsomedia.com.

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