I've heard this game called a "logistics simulator", and I feel that label is very accurate. A very addicting game, but keep in mind it's for people who like the idea of building factories and trains and figuring out how to set up all of the supply routes. There's no currency, no buying or selling, everything is a closed loop system. You have resources, and you can use those resources to build machines to automate mining and producing items and researching new technologies.
This game is essentially a sandbox to live out all of your creative engineering desires with no competition. I say that because while there is an "adversary" in terms of alien lifeforms, they're more annoying than a threat. Eventually either your automated defenses are so well upgraded that you don't even notice them anymore, or you get weaponry advanced enough to go eliminate their bases.
If you've ever thought of setting up assembly lines, production facilities, and railway systems, then this game should top the list.
«Just one more turn»
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