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(Disclaimer: Much of the below was directly copied from the Steam Community FAQ, located at https://steamcommunity.com/app/1366540 )

How much will the game cost?

A: The price of Dyson Sphere Program will be $19.99 / €16.79 / £15.49 during Early Access, with a 1-week long release discount of a 10% off.

At which time will the game be available?

BJS (UTC +8) - January 21st at 3:00 p.m.
CET (UTC +1) - January 21st at 8:00 a.m.
PST (UTC -8) - January 20th at 11:00 p.m.

Check out the DSP Wiki Front Page for a countdown timer!

How advanced is the Early Access version? How long is the estimated gameplay time?

A: Don't worry: the EA version will have a lot of content – the game will just grow from there. A single playthrough takes between 50 and 100 hours to complete – and that's if you focus on building the Dyson sphere. If you sneak off to explore the universe, spend time optimizing the factory layout , etc., it may take you longer than that.

Are many bugs and glitches to be expected?

A: Obviously, we can't guarantee a 100% bug-free experience (the game is still in development, so it might be rough around the edges in some aspects), but we're working really hard to release the most polished version possible. If you find a bug, you can report to us and we will fix it as soon as possible.

Are there enemies in the game?

A: Icarus does not have an enemy in the current version, but it's a feature we plan to implement in the future. We are also looking forward to it!

Does the game have intragalactic and intergalactic logistics?

A: Yes it does! You need to research a specific technology to unlock transportation between planets, though. It is also possible to do logistics between distant galaxies.

Are there black holes?

A: Big YES!

Can you build a Dyson sphere in the game?

A: Definitely yes! (Otherwise, we would have named the game differently!)

Does the game have online features?

A: For now, it is a single-player game.

Will there be mod support?

A: It's on the plans.

Can I claim back land from the sea to extend the layout of my factory?

A: Yes, you will be able to do it -- after researching a specific technology.

Can I change the look of the mecha?

A: Not in the current version, but mecha-customization will be implemented in the future.

Can I land on other planets?

A: You can land, mine and build structures on most of the planets in the game. Time to explore!

Are all planets equal?

A: Not at all. Planets have different ecological environments and materials. Some rare materials can only be found on certain planets. Their revolution and rotation are different as well, which influence how you produce solar- and wind energy.

Will Icarus burn if I get too close to a star?

A: Icarus is a magnificent mecha, you can even crash against a star, no worries!

Can your mecha betray and leave you?

A: Not in Dyson Sphere Program!

I heard that there are only five people in the development team.

A: Yes, we are a five-person team from Chongqing, China.

How frequently will the game be updated?

A: We will announce a development roadmap. Stay tuned!

Is there any place to report bugs or exchange tips for the game?

A: You can join our official Discord and our Steam forums. (Discord is more recommended)

I backed the game on Kickstarter, when can I expect to receive my Steam key?

A: Check your inbox, we're already delivering the keys to our backers! If you haven’t received it yet, you should receive it very very soon, no later than 20th January.

I backed the game on Kickstarter, what do I have to do to get my name in the Credits?

A: We’ve sent a survey to all our backers to get this information; if you have not answered it (or prefer not to), we will show your Kickstarter username.

Thank you for all of the support for Dyson Sphere Program!