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Dyson Sphere Program

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Gamera Game
Developer: Youthcat Games
Release Date: 2021

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'Dyson Sphere Program' Sells 200k Early Access Copies In Less Than A Week

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2021 @ 8:37 a.m. PST

Dyson Sphere Program is a sci-fi simulator with space exploration and factory automation elements where you can build your own galactic industrial empire from scratch.

In the distant future, the power of science and technology has ushered a new age to the human race. Space and time have become irrelevant thanks to virtual reality. A new kind of supercomputer has been developed – a machine which superior AI and computing capability will push humanity even further. There is only one problem: there isn’t enough energy in the whole planet to feed this machine!

You are a space engineer in charge of a project launched by the space alliance COSMO, tasked with a massive undertaking: constructing Dyson Spheres (a megastructure that would orbit around a star, harnessing all its power and energy) to produce the energy that humanity needs. Only a few decades ago, Dyson Spheres were considered a hypothetical, impossible invention – but now it’s in your hands… Will you be able to turn a backwater space workshop into a galaxy-wide industrial production empire?

Neutron stars, white dwarfs, red giants, gaseous and rocky planets… There is a big and varied universe out there, waiting for you to gather all its resources.

Every playthrough will be unique: your universe will be procedurally generated every time you start a new game. There will be different types and distribution of stars, planets and resources. Will you manage to thrive and build your Spheres, no matter what the universe throws at you?

As a space engineer, you are expected to design your interstellar factory and production lines, not to micromanage every small package going back and forth. You have to transport materials from one planet to another, forming interstellar transport teams that gather resources and bring them to where they are needed.

Then, your resources can be transported between facilities through conveyor belts, and you’ve got the technology to help your buildings fit the grid automatically during the construction process. You’ve got the best tools COSMO can afford to build a massive-scale automated production line – the most efficient one ever seen in the universe!

Publisher Gamera Game and indie studio Youthcat Studio report that Dyson Sphere Program has sold over 200,000 copies in just 4 days.

The Early Access version of Dyson Sphere Program includes the core gameplay of the game: players will be able to explore the universe, finding all kinds of celestial bodies (neutron stars, white dwarfs, planets of all kinds…), build facilities and mine resources, design galactic-wide production lines and logistic networks, research technologies and ultimately build the Dyson Sphere. A single playthrough can take you from 50 to 100 hours – depending on how much time you spend exploring! Its sandbox gameplay is fully there already – as a player you can try to beeline your way to the Dyson Sphere, develop the biggest and most efficient logistic network, or just explore with your Icarus mecha and enjoy the wonders of its universe.

Dyson Sphere Program is available on Steam Early Access for $19.99 / €16.79 / £15.49 with a 10% discount until January 28, 2021.

Key Features:

  • Create a galactic industrial empire from scratch: start with a small workshop and improve it until it spans the whole galaxy.
  • Develop your very own Dyson Spheres, a megastructure that orbit around stars harnessing all its power and energy, from the first screw to its completion.
  • Explore a vast universe procedurally generated with all kinds of celestial bodies: neutron stars, white dwarfs, red giants… 
  • Build mechas to fly, sail or jump through outer space and alien planets.
  • Transport materials across the galaxy to your facilities: thousands of transport ships will flow endlessly to your factories and back!
  • Design the most efficient automated factory and production line.
  • Customize your factory and Dyson Sphere to make it unique.
  • Design a balanced power network, capable of producing energy in all kinds of power plants like wind turbines, artificial stars…

Dyson Sphere Program is currently available on Steam Early Access for $19.99 / €16.79 / £15.49.


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