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Spacebase DF-9 trailer marks launch. Free copy of Hack’n’Slash for owners

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Double Fine fired the Spacebase DF-9 launch trailer across our bow this morning. It’s postively teeming with space bugs, raider attacks, and aliens doing weights in their space gym. Bundled into the trailer torpedo was the announcement that owners of the space station management sim will also get a copy of Hack ’n’ Slash.

Here’s that Spacebase DF-9 trailer:

When Double fine announced that they were wrapping up development on Spacebase DF-9 owners of the Early Access build were disgruntled that it didn’t have all the features detailed when the game was announced.

Tim Schafer explained the premature release, saying that “We started Spacebase with an open ended-production plan, hoping that it would find similar success (and therefore funding) to the alpha-funded games that inspired it. Some of its early sales numbers indicated this might be the case, but slowly things changed, and it became clear that this was looking like a year and a half of production instead of five or so.”

Still, that does little to calm the hurt of cut features like time travel, a holodeck, and killer robots. A free game might help.

“As a bonus for the customers who have supported us thus far, anyone who already owns the game gets a free copy of Hack ‘n’ Slash, and anyone who owns Hack ‘n’ Slash gets a free copy of Spacebase,” writes Spacebase’s director JP LeBreton.

The 1.0 release shouldn’t be considered a quitting effort by Double fine, it comes with some hefty new additions. “This release adds a Tutorial Mode for newcomers and a Goals screen that gives players objectives to work toward,” says Breton.

More importantly for those missing the cut features, Double fine have released the LUA source code, opening up the possibility for modders to make what’s missing.

The full patch notes for v1.0 can be found on the next page.

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Amdisity Avatar
3 Years ago

I won't forget it, and I won't buy the game.

I followed this game for a good while, watching some blogs and gameplay footage. I was excited, it reminded me of a sci-fi-y theme hospital/dungeon keeper type game.

Now I'm totally turned off Double Fine and I don't see me buying into any of their games anymore. Gotta vote with your wallets, can't let them keep getting away with this kinda thing.

MrJinxed Avatar
3 Years ago

That's pretty much exactly how I feel.

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Dog Pants(8 hours played)
3 Years ago

I bought DF-9, I don't regret it. It's a shame they haven't developed it further, but I feel I've made a statement of support for more management games like it. I really ought to play the final build and see if it can stand up as a finished game.

MrJinxed Avatar
3 Years ago

I wonder how many people will have forgotten the early alpha build 6 straight to release dick move they've pulled with this. Also wonder how many people they'll fool who knew nothing about it.

It's sad that it has come to this for double fine.

Fattox Avatar
3 Years ago

Watching this for a while, glad i didn't grab it, was likely going to pick it up at christmas. Not sure i'll bother now after all this.

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NihlusGreen(1 hour played)
3 Years ago

I was more than happy to support a management game, there are too few.

And for the money I spent I could have had a throw away experience like a meal or beer, at least I have something to play?

One thing I do know it's Double Hesitate before I purchase Double Fine again.

I will accept steam trading cards for my Hack N Slash