Starmancer – Dwarf fortress inspired space station sim – Starmancer game kickstarter review

Starmancer – Dwarf fortress inspired space station sim – Starmancer game kickstarter review

Starmancer is out on kickstarter and it’s looking amazing. Some say starmancer is a dwarf fortress inspired game so let’s take a look at my Starmancer game kickstarter review


Starmancer Gameplay Overview
Starmancer is a Dwarf Fortress inspired space station building game. After a catastrophe on Earth, humanity launches the Starmancer Initiative in a desperate attempt to seek refuge among the stars. Your task as a Starmancer is to construct and manage a colony capable of sustaining human life.

Starmancer offers gameplay with consequences, a living sandbox environment, crafting, and managing the daily lives of colonists. Send crews out to mine on asteroids, trade with other factions, and explore old alien ruins.


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Starmancer features
To control the station you assume the role of a Starmancer–a highly advanced Human-AI hybrid.

What’s left of your body, the core, is located in the heart of the station. Protect it at any cost.

There is no wrong way to control your colony, but colonists will rebel against a rogue Starmancer. Suppress dissent and force compliance or the colonists will destroy you.


If you actually want to keep your colonists around you’ll need to provide them with food, water, and oxygen. Don’t forget that they need to sleep and socialize too.

Once their needs are satisfied they’ll perform assigned jobs. Fixing life support, preparing breakfast and cleaning bathrooms are simple enough that even a colonist can do it.

Colonists develop skills over time. A trained doctor can prevent diseases that a newly assigned medic might miss.


Create hangars so that your ships can be sent out on missions and trade with friendly cargo-ships. Connect machines to power grids with wires.

Machines break down over time, so hire enough mechanics to keep everything running smoothly. Failure to preserve your supply chain leads to massive power outages.

Colonists require bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and farms. Will you force everyone to live in a single bay or does everyone get their own room?

Colonist Morale

Colonists have wants and desires that are unique to each individual.

If your colonists are too unhappy they’ll revert to a feral life–living in derelict areas of the station and ignoring your commands.

To make matters worse, colonists talk to each other about what they experience; a bad day for one colonist can quickly spread as a rumor throughout the colony. So keep those low-class miners away from the high-class mess halls.

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  1. VirlomiEntreri

    Those are pounds, not dollars. 28,514 pounds is roughly 39, 500 dollars. 38,747 pounds is roughly 53,700 dollars. Bit of a difference. 😛

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