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Title: Spacebase Startopia

Platforms: Windows PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™

Developer: Realmforge Studios

Genre: Construction management simulation

Release date: Q3 2020

(Nintendo Switch™ TBC 2021)

Hashtag: #SpacebaseStartopia


Code requests: Keymailer | Email

Store links: Kalypso Store | Steam

Press centre: Kalypso Media Press Centre

Upcoming releases: 2020 Release Schedule

Additional resources: FAQ Blog


Bracknell, UK - (27 May, 2020) - Publisher Kalypso Media and in-house developer Realmforge Studios have today announced a closed beta for Spacebase Startopia on Windows PC, available this Friday 29th May to all pre-purchase customers on the Kalypso Store. Fans can tune in to a special reveal of the beta's content in an exclusive livestream tonight at 18:00 BST on the official Kalypso Media Twitch channel, hosted by Florian Delank from Realmforge Studios. 

A fresh take on a fan-favourite strategy title, Spacebase Startopia invites players to manage a donut-shaped space station populated by a diverse and hilarious cast of alien visitors. By looking after their needs, wants and environment across three distinctive 'decks', players will generate energy to expand their station and appease the ever-demanding station AI, VAL. 

Spacebase Startopia is scheduled for release in Q3 2020. To request a beta code, please contact the Kalypso Media PR team or register your interest via Keymailer.


Spacebase Startopia is a galactic new take on a fan-favourite space base-management game set in...well, space! This vibrant and often absurd universe offers players an exciting blend of city building and base-management, with a flash of RTS skirmishes.


By breathing life back into a true classic, developer Realmforge Studios strikes a careful balance between nostalgia and innovation in its reimagining of the popular strategy game, which revolves around a donut-shaped space station filled to the brim with a colorful cast of aliens managed by their tireless commander (that’s you, human). 

In Spacebase Startopia, players will carve out their own little space in the universe, ready to become a galactic utopia – if your management skills are up to the task. With three different game modes and a vast amount of management decisions to be made under the watchful eye of the VAL, the station’s sardonic AI, there’s plenty of in-depth gameplay waiting for new and seasoned players alike. But beware of invading Space Pirates, who will do their best to ruin your carefully laid plans!

Spacebase Startopia offers a constant stream of challenging and addictive objectives to be completed, served up with the distinctive humour and sharp writing that developer Realmforge Studios is known for. Just ask VAL if you don’t believe us! But, uh – ask nicely.  

  • Singleplayer campaign with 10 fully voiced single player missions
  • Individually configurable sandbox mode
  • Competitive and a cooperative multiplayer for up to 4 players
  • Build 30+ rooms across three very different decks to offer everything that the visiting aliens could wish for
  • Manage a melting pot of different alien races, each with their own individual – and sometimes contradictory - needs and desires
  • Produce and trade resources to turn a profit, while running sabotage missions against your competitors
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About the Kalypso Media Group

Kalypso Media Group GmbH is a fully independent publisher, developer and marketer of interactive entertainment software with 100 employees in 8 locations in Germany, England and the United States, including Kasedo Games, Kalypso Media’s digital-first label, and three development studios - Realmforge Studios (Munich), Gaming Minds Studios (Gütersloh) and Claymore Game Studios (Darmstadt).

Specializing in developing strategy games for a global audience on all modern platforms, Kalypso Media's IP portfolio includes the full rights to the Tropico series, Commandos, Port Royale, Dungeons, Sudden Strike, and Railway Empire. Kalypso Media’s recent releases are Commandos 2 - HD Remaster and Praetorians - HD Remaster. Upcoming releases include Railway Empire - Nintendo Switch™ Edition, Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars, Spacebase Startopia and Port Royale 4. Kasedo Games’ upcoming titles include Filament, Distant Kingdoms and console versions of Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus.

More information about the Kalypso Media Group is available at