is a real-time strategy/city management game. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, it is your job to rebuild the once-thriving network of starships and space-stations. You must compete against several other enterprises, using economic and military means to expand your power and restore life to the war-torn planets of the galaxy.
- "星际乐土" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Startopia: Space City" -- French title
- "Spacestation" -- Working title
The Press Says
||Sep 24, 2001
||Aug 16, 2001
||91 out of 100
||Jul 05, 2001
||9 out of 10
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)
||87 out of 100
||Jul 23, 2001
||85 out of 100
||Jun 01, 2001
||Jun 19, 2001
||8.3 out of 10
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)
||Jun 22, 2001
||8 out of 10
||Aug 30, 2001
||7 out of 10
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The game originally attracted the interest of publisher Psygnosis
, but the team settled with Eidos
based on their chemistry with that company.Mucky Foot
was founded by ex-Bullfrog members, so it's not too surprising to find a lot of Startopia's features borrowed from another Bullfrog
game, namely Dungeon Keeper 2
If you zoom up on the Workstations in the Laboratory, you can occasionally see the "Blue Screen of Death". The Turraken scientist will shake with anger and bash his fist against the screen, getting the Workstation back on track.
Slight spoiler: the speech given to the player during the end scene may sound familiar. It is based on the speech Darth Vader gives Luke Skywalker after their battle on Bespin in the Star Wars movie.
The English voice acting of the in-game AI adviser VAL, which was voiced by William Franklin
, was considered so good that shortly after the German release a "patch" was made by fans, which replaced all the German voice acting with the English one. The file is about 300MB, which was quite a large amount back in 2001.
According to the developers, the title scraped together a disappointing amount of 110,000 units sold.
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Drew Dorton (61)
on Jun 04, 2001.