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Upcoming space sim lets you mingle with space kitties and party with E.Ts!

29th January, 2021 – Kalypso Media and Realmforge Studios have today revealed that upcoming space station management sim Spacebase Startopia has locked in its final release coordinates and will launch on the 26th of March for Windows-PC/Linux/Mac, Xbox (One/Series X|S) and PlayStation 4|5. The game’s beta is currently available to all Steam and Kalyspo Store pre-purchasers, as well as Xbox pre-orders via Game Preview. A release date reveal trailer can be viewed below.

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 sarky on-board AI, players will play Commander to their floating home-away-from-home, kitting out the station’s three unique decks with a variety of galactic gadgetry whilst 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.

Spacebase Startopia launches on the 26th of March for PC/Linux/Mac, Xbox (One, Series X|S) and PlayStation® 4|5. The Nintendo Switch™ version will follow later in the year. Commanders in training can now pre-purchase the digital version via the Kalypso Store, Steam and the Microsoft Store or pre-order the physical box product at participating retailers. 

Check out our preview for Spacebase Startopia here:

Title: Spacebase Startopia
Platforms: Win-PC/Mac/Linux, Xbox
PlayStation 4|5,
|, Nintendo Switch™
Developer: Realmforge Studios
Genre: Management simulator
Release: 26/03/21 
Nintendo Switch™ TBA

Hashtag: #SpacebaseStartopia


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 colourful 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!


  • Single player campaign with 4 fully voiced missions
  • Work together or compete against rivals in competitive and a cooperative multiplayer for up to 4 players
  • Explore the potential of your space base in a fully configurable sandbox mode
  • Build a variety of rooms across three very different decks to cater to the needs of visiting aliens
  • Manage a melting pot of different lifeforms, 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


About the Kalypso Media Group

Kalypso Media Group GmbH is a fully independent publisher, developer and marketer of interactive entertainment software with 150 employees in 9 locations in Germany, England, Japan, and the United States, including Kasedo Games, Kalypso Media’s digital-first label, and three development studios – Realmforge Studios (Dungeons series), Gaming Minds Studios (Railway Empire, Port Royale) and Claymore Game Studios (upcoming Commandos game).

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, Railway Empire, and others. Kalypso Media’s recent releases are Commandos 2 – HD Remaster and Praetorians – HD Remaster, Railway Empire – Nintendo Switch™ Edition, Dungeons 3 – Complete Collection, Railway Empire – Complete Collection, Port Royale 4, Tropico 6 – Nintendo Switch™ Edition, and Commandos 2 – HD Remaster for Nintendo Switch™. Upcoming releases include Club Manager 2022 (2021) and Spacebase Startopia (26/03/21). Kasedo Games’ recent releases include Filament and console versions of Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus. Upcoming releases include Distant Kingdoms.

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