SpaceHunt is a chat-based multiplayer adventure similar to Ogame and StarCraft: build a base and go on missions to explore the universe and attack other planets to gather resources.
You are a space commander that crashes on a remote planet in the middle of the Universe. Some of your crew perished on impact and others survived. Your mission is to build structures and form an army of starships to defend yourself from other players as well as attack them to steal their resources and grow faster.
This is the introduction when starting the game:
Good day Commander! 286 years ago we boarded our Spaceshuttle and set route to 🌕 Planet Drom at coordinates `365,549` with excellent habitable conditions: good temperature, stable and breathable atmosphere and rich in resources. During landing we lost control and we 💥 crashed, the Spaceshuttle was irrecoverable. You've been unconscious so far, we thought you wouldn't make it... We've disassembled the Spaceshuttle to reuse materials for building our new home. Our crew has already set up a 🌞 Solar Panel and a 🔋 Battery. We need to start developing further soon, we are not alone! From now on, we are at your orders sir.
Before I begin explaining this game, let’s quickly go through the reasons why I love to play text-based games:
Why Telegram chat text-based games?
If you value playability over visuals and don’t mind fancy graphics, Telegram games are great:
- You don’t need to download anything (wasting space in your phone),
- you don’t need to sign up (a couple clicks and you are in),
- you can play from your phone and your laptop simultaneously,
- you save a lot of battery life and mobile data and
- you don’t need to provide any personal details (apps only get a unique ID and your username).
Apart from building, upgrading and managing your planet there are two main missions you can choose to level up faster: exploring and raiding:
The universe is huge and plenty of stuff. Exploring enables you to discover players’ planets and satellites that you can later attack and loot.
Exploring, while relatively safe compared to Raids, has its dangers:
- There’s a chance to get yourself in the path of a meteor.
- If you find a player’s planet and he detects your ships, he may attack you.
Once you have discovered a player’s planet, you can raid it. Check out the SpaceHunt Wiki for more info on this.
There’s three resources in the game: Metal, Crystal and Electricity.
Metal and Crystal are used to build Units and Buildings while Electricity is used to power buildings.
Buildings can be grouped in the following categories:
- ⛰ Crystal Mine: Extracts crystal from the ground.
- 🌋 Metal Mine: Extracts metal from the ground.
- 🌞 Solar Panel: Generates electricity from light sources.
- 🏗 Starport: Building responsible for the construction and maintenance of all space-faring vehicles and starships.
- 🔋 Battery: Stores electricity for later use.
- 🏢 Warehouse: Stores metal and crystal.
- 🛫 Hangar: Spaceships are parked here.
- 📡 Radar: Detects foreign spaceships approaching our planet.
- 🗼 Light Laser: Inexpensive but useful defensive turret.
- 🗽 Gauss Cannon: Electromagnetic impulses provide a lethal protection against enemies.
- 🗼 Heavy Laser: Improved version of the Light Laser.
- 🧬 Ion Cannon: Powerful and heavy-armored, this cannon is nearly indestructible.
- 🦠 Plasma Turret: The most advanced defense weapon against any threat.
- 🏬 Technology Center: Enables building more advanced technology (ships, buildings and units).
- 🧪 Engineering Bay: Improves health, attack, defense, speed and production of your units and buildings.
- 🏦 Trade Beacon: Buy and sell resources from other planets.
- 🚧 Construction Site: A plot marked for construction of a new building.
Production buildings generate resources (Metal, Crystal and Electricity) as well as units.
Storage buildings store resources and units.
Defense buildings help you defend your base in case of attacks. There’s also the radar which will warn you beforehand if a fleet of ships are approaching you.
Research buildings allow you to unlock new buildings/units and improve their stats (speed, health, attack, defense and capacity).
One thing to clear out is that you don’t need to worry about workers or citizens, these are automatically managed. What you focus on is on your army units which are Spaceships.
There are a wide variety of units available and they vary depending on:
- Carry capacity
There are several types of units:
- Observer: Fast lightweight espionage probe.
- Small Cargo Ship: Can carry up to 5000 resources.
- Large Cargo Ship: Upgraded version of the Small Cargo Ship, increased capacity and speed.
- Attack combat oriented
- Scout: Light fighter with decent speed at an affordable cost.
- Wraith: Heavy fighter with better weapons and integrity.
- Liberator: A dangerous starship with great offensive traits and speed.
- Destroyer: A resilient beast that anihilates anything on its way.
- Deathstar: The ultimate technology advancement at the size of a moon, no army is capable of defeating it.
- Defense combat oriented
- Battlecruiser: Designed for combat, it features very heavy armor and weapons.
- Bomber: Slow but deadly in combat, huge integrity and weapons.
There’s two research tiers you can advance and improve: the Engineering bay and the Technology center.
The technology center enables you to unlock more advanced buildings and units. This is super important and should be one of the first things to do so you can build the Starship and Hangar as well as defensive turrets.
The engineering bay improves the weapons (attack), armor (defense), integrity (health) and velocity (speed). Depending on your strategy you should focus on a few to maximize your potential. for example, if you don’t want to raid too much then go for defense and production.
If you don’t want other players from guessing your telegram name type
/name Username and change it.
Player score is updated hourly, keeping track of it will enable you to guess how active players are.
Build a Radar and enable Automatic Scan to get warned of any incoming attacks. But remember to disable it if you are low on resources!
Automatic Scans run every 10 minutes so enemies close to you might be able to avoid being detected, use Manual Scan which is completed in half the time whenever you can.
You can disengage turrets to avoid them from participating in combat and getting damaged.
Engaged turrets, automatic scan (radar) and some other building jobs consume electricity (and maybe some other resources), if you urgently need resources, disable them temporarily.
Find the game here: SpaceHunt
There is a chat at t.me/SpaceHuntGame where you can ask questions, give ideas and chat with the developers and other players. the developers are actively improving the game so take your chance and suggest what you’d like to see!
Also, check out the Beginner’s Guide to get started fast!