MewnBase

Icon - Calendar Released: 7 Dec 2018
Icon - Edited Reviewed: 11 Jan 2020
Platform: PC

Mewnbase

MewnBase is a nice little survival game about a cat astronaut stranded on another planet. It's being developed by one guy (so the updates are slow), but it's worth supporting. There's enough content for the price, but don't expect to get more than about 6-7 hours out of it. The basic game revolves around hunting for resources to build base modules, research newer technology and making surviving easier. For example, you start with small garden patches, can turn them into greenhouses, build a water collector and a water distrubtion system. There's also vehicles, several kinds of power generation, power failure, oxygen etc. Worth trying, but low budget.

Cons

  • Assets are fuzzy (especially given the art style, it should be vector graphics)
  • Movement controls are floaty and unresponsive
  • Could do with some background music, it's a bit empty
  • I missed all the more advanced research because I didn't notice the scrollbar on the research tab (more power, vehicles, recycling)
  • The vehicle movement needs work. The camera moving when you accelerate is jarring, and the world wobbles when you're driving
  • Don't just randomly end the game after 31 days. I was enjoying myself and the game suddenly told me it was going to end in 3 days, which was a big disappointment. I can't think of any survival games that just end after a set amount of time
  • If you die once, it's game over. Given how short the oxygen timers are, and how difficult it is to move around and work out how to get back to base, that's pretty frustrating
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