I love Planetbase. I said on Twitter just after I bought it that it felt like a game made specifically for me, to fulfil the weird space fantasy I had when I was a kid. That’s not to say it’s not without its faults, and essentially what you are paying for is a fairly basic simulation game where the main gameplay mechanic is balancing resources. There are no other players, no enemy AI building competing bases, and no alien invaders coming to wreck your shit. It’s just you, some survivors, and a planet out to murder them. Sure, there may not be a story or any warfare, but what Planetbase does give players is the purest near-future Mars colony simulator a space nerd could ask for. Well, at least until they send me on their one-way mission, you hear that NASA!?