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Habitat: A Thousand Generations in Orbit

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Versus Evil
Developer: 4gency
Release Date: Holiday 2014

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'Habitat: A Thousand Generations in Orbit' (ALL) Available On Steam Early Access - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2014 @ 10:18 p.m. PDT

Habitat is a real-time, physics-driven orbital strategy game where you build, fly, and fight with unique space stations you create out of space junk orbiting earth.

In Earth’s orbit, where crisis is guaranteed, Habitat is the only strategic space simulation game that uses orbital debris to build the future homes of humanity and where hope for survival relies on the creativity and resourcefulness of the player. Exploration, resource management and physics-based flight and combat come together for the ultimate space survival experience.

In Habitat players must assume the role of ‘Commander’ and lead a team of engineers to gather a variety of debris found in Earth’s orbit, turning it into habitable space stations that can support human life. As players combine different elements of debris, explore space and mine the resources found there, a fully expandable tech tree can be researched. However surviving in a zero gravity universe in the face of constant crisis also relies on the player’s ability to master physics-driven flight simulation as well as turning some of their creations into deadly kinetic orbital weapons that will be needed to take out the enemy when necessary.

Habitat’s unique build-fly-and-fight mechanics work smoothly on gamepads as well as the traditional keyboard and mouse, the Xbox One also gives 4gency unique opportunities to explore additional inputs such as Kinect and SmartGlass.


In the early access build, gamers will be able to explore a procedurally-generated orbital playing field and manage their engineers to build, rearrange and repair livable habitats created from the space junk they raid from a dozen or so space junkyards. They will also be able to test out and master physics-driven flight simulation using rocket physics, boosters and steerable thrusters to get around as well as experiment with lasers, grappling hooks and particle accelerators to turn their creations into deadly kinetic orbital weapons.  Finally, they’ll be able to practice destroying and salvaging enemy space stations, taking on defense turrets and nanomachine hunters in a bid to survive!

The Early Access version of Habitat is not feature complete and represents just a portion of what the final game will offer, both in terms of complete feature set and polish.

“We are excited to announce that a very early build of Habitat is finally available for gamers to try out on Steam Early Access”, said Charles Cox, founder of 4gency. “Habitat is a truly one of a kind experience and we think that people will love playing in this early sandbox version we’ve built. Gamers will be able to put some of the game’s key gameplay mechanics to the test and we look forward to their feedback so we can shape the game into a fully featured space survival experience when it launches.”

Habitat: A Thousand Generations in Orbit’s Early Access build for PC, Mac and Linux is now available through Steam, Amazon, Humble Store, GameFly, Gamer's Gate, GreenMan Gaming and Nuuvem priced at $14.99, £10.99 and €14.99.  An additional value ‘buddy-code’ bundle, where gamers have the option of buying one code for themselves and one for their friend at a reduced rate, is also available for $19.99,  £14.99 and €19.99.


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