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Space sim touches down on PC, PlayStation 4|5 and Xbox, video strategy guides give a glimpse at life aboard the station

Bracknell, UK – (26th March, 2021) - 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 game will support Smart Delivery for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles and 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; Episode 3 focuses on ensuring the player's communication skills (both verbal and telepathic) are up to snuff; and Episode 4 goes over food, berths and medical bays.
The strategy guide series is ongoing, with the first 4 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)
Strategy Guide #4 - Life & Berth
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.
For more information or to request review code, please contact Kalypso Media PR
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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 10 fully voiced missions
  • Manage a melting pot of different lifeforms, each with their own individual – and sometimes contradictory - needs and desires
  • Build a variety of rooms across three very different decks to cater to the needs of visiting aliens
  • Explore the potential of your space base in a fully configurable sandbox mode
  • Produce and trade resources to turn a profit while running sabotage missions against your competitors
  • Work together or compete against rivals in competitive and a co-op multiplayer for up to 4 players

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, Commandos 2 - HD Remaster for Nintendo Switch™ and Spacebase Startopia. Upcoming releases include Club Manager 2022 (2021) and Disciples: Liberation (Q4 2021). Kasedo Games’ recent releases include Filament and console versions of Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus. Upcoming releases include Distant Kingdoms.
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Title: Spacebase Startopia
Platforms: Win-PC/Mac/Linux, Xbox
PlayStation 4|5, |, Nintendo Switch™
Developer: Realmforge Studios
Genre: Strategy/management simulator
Release: Out now
Nintendo Switch™ coming later this year
Hashtag: #SpacebaseStartopia

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