A Sci-Fi Building Simulation from Double Fine Productions
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About Spacebase DF-9

In Spacebase DF-9, you’ll build a home among the stars for a motley population of humans and aliens as they go about their daily lives. Mine asteroids, discover derelicts, and deal with the tribulations of our distant future: meteor impacts! Explosive decompression! Unbearable loneliness!

Spacebase DF-9 is a simulation game from Double Fine Productions. The game is available right now on Steam for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question but don’t see it on this list, please ask us and we’ll answer here or on the blog.

What’s the best way to give the dev team feedback? What if I find bugs?

That would definitely be Double Fine’s Spacebase DF-9 forum!

Do I have permission to make Let’s Plays or other videos of Spacebase DF-9?

Yes! You are hereby granted super-official permission to use your own gameplay footage of Spacebase DF-9 in videos released on the internet, including monetized videos.

Is this the Amnesia Fortnight 2012 prototype?

No, this is a completely rebuilt, full-sized game in ongoing development. We used the two-week prototype as a starting point but have made many changes, including the shift to isometric perspective, 3D characters, spacewalking, oxygen simulation, and more!

If I bought the Amnesia Fortnight 2012 bundle, do I get this game?

Thank you for supporting Amnesia Fortnight! Sadly, no. See the question above: we spent a good while rebuilding the game from the ground up, and that’s why we released it as a full game on Steam.

Should I buy the game on Steam or this website?

We make more money when you buy it on this website, and there are also multiple bonus tiers to choose from, including the game’s soundtrack, wallpapers, and other Double Fine games. For any of these, you’re still getting the game on Steam.

Is a DRM-free build of this game available?

The Steam Alpha build is actually DRM-free. It downloads through Steam of course but you don’t need to be running Steam to run the game. In this case Steam serves purely as a download and auto-patching mechanism, not as a DRM solution. (We have actually used Steam in this way for a number of our games.)

Is this game spying on me?

Definitely not. By default, we collect anonymous crash data. You can disable this by editing a configuration file called “bootconfig.cfg” in the game’s save directory.

Do you plan to translate the game into other languages?

We weren’t able to for the 1.0 release, but the release of the game’s Lua source should make it fairly easy for players to do fan translations - all the user-facing text is in a single file.

What does DF-9 mean / stand for?

Officially? Let’s say “Double Fine”. But we’re also inspired by, among many other things, ASCII dwarven simulation games and sci-fi TV shows about space stations.

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