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Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« on: 14 July 2015, 23:31:23 »
Hi there, it's Tucho, the 3D artist who made the art of the original Glest game; Martiño (the Glest creator) and me are currently working on a new game (a commercial one this time). We've just submitted it to Steam Greenlight.

I hope you like it, any vote or help to spread the project is more than welcome :)

I paste below the content of our Steam Greenlight page. Later on I'll post more stuff on this same thread, as soon as I have a bit of time to set up some pictures of the models, etc.

In the meantime you can find more pictures from this project on our website





Planetbase is a strategy game where you guide a group of space settlers trying to establish an outpost in a remote planet.



In the game you play the role of the base architect and manager, telling your colonists where to build the structures they will need to survive. You will have to ensure that they have an constant supply of oxygen, food and water to stay alive.



You will get them to collect energy, extract water, mine metal, grow food, manufacture bots, and build a fully self-sufficient base.
Even if the game is not intended to be a simulator, all the mechanics are plausible, and based on what the expected challenges of establishing a colony in an new planet would be.


  • Three different planets with different conditions and increasing difficulty.

  • Harness solar and wind energy (if available) in order to power the base's structures.
       
  • Grow hydroponic Vegetables and synthesize Vitromeat to feed your population.
       
  • Mine and produce raw resources, process them, manufacture goods, and establish a production chain.
  • Carefully manage the colonist immigration flow to ensure you have the people with the right skills.

  • Survive disasters like meteors, sandstorms or solar flares and defend your base from intruders.
       
  • Mechanize your base by manufacturing your own bots that will help with the more arduous tasks.

  • Grow your colony from a few initial pioneers to a vibrant planetbase with hundreds of colonists.


Madruga Works is a studio founded by Martiño Figueroa and Tucho Fernandez, two ex-EA and ex-Ubisoft veterans of the games industry, you can find more info about us at our website

The expected release date for the game is September 2015.
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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #1 on: 15 July 2015, 18:00:32 »
I've seen these biodomes before: there was a flash game called "Via Sol 2" with the same objectives, it was a bit difficult.

What kind of strategy game is this? Still real-time or something else?
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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #2 on: 15 July 2015, 20:28:32 »
Very nice game, I also will vote as thanks that you made original glest.
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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #3 on: 15 July 2015, 21:01:44 »
Thank you guys :)

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What kind of strategy game is this? Still real-time or something else?

Yep realtime but more focused on the managing aspect

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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #4 on: 18 July 2015, 11:57:57 »
Hi again, here are some pictures of the models.

One of the character models: the astronaut

 



A W.I.P picture of the biodome components, the models which I'm working on right now.



And one of the ships; this is the smallest one which transports new colonists and visitors to the colony

 


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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #5 on: 18 July 2015, 16:11:15 »
Look how your skills have grown, now there's a reason you don't come here often. What's with the sign with the sad face?
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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #6 on: 18 July 2015, 23:25:42 »
Well this looks really great :D
but uhm... without linux support this wont get a thumb up from me on greenlight, sorry
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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #7 on: 19 July 2015, 03:42:35 »
@Carl the Great: I spent 2 years of my life working on the stuff for the original Glest, that was a really good training to learn how to make videogames and thanks to Glest, all the members of Glest team got jobs on the game industry, but we keep supporting the community many years after the release of the Glest 1.0 version... finally we have decided to leave the community on the hands of the most active MegaGlest developers, who were the most active members of the community and they made a great job last years. I just want to say that we can't work on Glest indefinitely but I read this forums from time to time to see how the project keep evolving, I'm glad to see that the community is still active and gives to me good memories of the Glest development more than a decade ago.
I just posted about this new project here because I though that some members of this community (at least the oldest ones) maybe would be glad to see that the original Glest Team members are still alive and we joined again to develop a new project.

The sign of the sad face is the mood of the colonists, that sign is showed when they are not happy because they don't have enough distractions, bad food or too work,etc... your job as a player and colony manager is to keep your colonists happy and healthy, otherwise they will be less productive or even could get crazy.

@titi_son: Our main goal is to release the Windows version, which is the OS w¡th more potential gamers on Steam, but we don't discard to port the game to more OS, Linux included, of course.
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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #8 on: 23 July 2015, 23:01:40 »
Planetbase has been greenlit in just one week :D

Thank you everyone for your support!!! We are now working flat out to finish the game and release it as soon as possible.

If you want to get updates on the progress you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook or on the new forum in our website.

                   


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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #9 on: 8 August 2015, 00:35:40 »
We will be showing a live demo of the game at the Media Indie Exchange at the SIGGRAPH next week in LA, come around and have a look if you are there!


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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #10 on: 14 September 2015, 22:55:00 »
I've just finished all the art for the character variations for the game: we have various ethnic and hairstyle versions of every character, which will make colonists more unique and relatable.

This is the last major piece of art left in the game, we are now in the process of finishing some minor things and we will be launching a closed beta very soon.

Anyway I'll post here some more pictures of the existing art, as soon as I have some time to prepare the images.





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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #11 on: 15 September 2015, 16:43:35 »
We are finally ready to start the closed beta for Planetbase later this week. The plan is to stay in beta for about a month and then launch the game (so the estimated launch date is now mid October).

We will be giving away keys for the first 100 mails received, We expect some feedback and bug report if it is the case, and you will receive a copy of the final game when released.

If you are interested in participating please mail us to beta@madrugaworks.com, please include your system specs and also specify if you are fluent in any of: English, Spanish, French or German.

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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #12 on: 20 September 2015, 01:19:20 »
Thank you for so many mails!!! :), We've now given out all of the 100 keys for the beta of Planetbase. We might do another round in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #13 on: 23 September 2015, 17:45:12 »
We've published the final trailer of Planetbase



Steam page for this game is also done, you can follow the game there; the countdown for the release (Oct 16th) has started :)


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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #14 on: 30 September 2015, 18:58:57 »
Thanks for the key!

The game is Windows only for now, though, and I don't have a Windows system, so I'll be happy to pass 'my' key on to someone dedicated to help test this exciting game.
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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #15 on: 6 October 2015, 20:23:03 »
A video showing food production mechanics in the game


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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #16 on: 16 October 2015, 19:15:50 »
After a year of development, Planetbase, the off-world colony builder, is finally out on Steam!!!


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« Reply #17 on: 16 October 2015, 21:08:40 »
Congratulations.
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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #18 on: 19 October 2015, 10:11:05 »
Congratulations on the release :)

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Re: Planetbase: another game from the Glest creators
« Reply #19 on: 19 October 2015, 11:05:35 »
Thank you guys :)