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Autonauts PC

A relaxing hybrid of an economy game with strategy and simulation, in which we set off to conquer space. We select one of the procedurally generated planets and establish a colony there, collecting raw materials and expanding our base.

Strategy | science fiction | Economic | programming | indie games | simulation elements

PC / Windows
Autonauts cover

developer: Denki

publisher: Curve Digital

Official website

Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

17October2019

Autonauts is a simulation game with a motive of building a base inspired by Factorio, Animal Crossing and Pikmin series. This is a new project of Denki Games. The game was created by a team led by Gary Penn, who was involved in the production of Grand Theft Auto and Lemmings as creative director at DMA Design studio (later Rockstar North). Curve Digital, a publisher of Bomber Crew and Narcos: Rise of the Cartels, is responsible for publishing the title on Steam. Previously, for two years the developer had been making successive versions of his work available on itch.io.

Mechanics

Autonauts is based on a similar pattern as in Satisfactory or Oxygen Not Included productions. The game begins with choosing one of the procedurally generated planets. After hitting the surface, we obtain raw materials, construct the first buildings and create the simplest tools. With time, we can create robot-teams, whom we can teach to perform various tasks. This requires them to be given the appropriate commands using the visual language of the software, which manifests itself loosely in the educational character of the production like in Rabbids Coding.

The gameplay is slow and does not introduce any threats to our colony. Thanks to that, we can focus on automation of subsequent activities and experimenting with seemingly simple, but complex gameplay. In the meantime, we will have to take care of the needs of other living inhabitants, who at some point will start to appear in our colony.

Game modes

Autonauts offers only sandbox gameplay for one player, without a feature campaign or multiplayer mode.

Technical aspects

Denki Games studio used simple three-dimensional graphics of low poly type. Visually, Autonauts brings to mind bricks for children, with a cartoon environment and characters that emphasize the relaxing character of the game. This is what the calm, unhurried soundtrack, which evokes loose associations with Animal Crossing music, is all about.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / 2 GB Radeon R9 270X or better, 1 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz / AMD FX-9370 4.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750 / Radeon HD 7870 or better, 1 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit

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