This article will guide you on how to build your base and fleet quickly.
If you've ever played Ogame, StarCraft, Barons of the Galaxy, Xterium, AD2460 or Astro Empires, SpaceHunt is pretty similar, except that SpaceHunt is simpler to learn, faster and more enjoyable from the start.
SpaceHunt is a text-based / browser-based, money-management and space-war themed massively multiplayer online game with incremental and idle features, this means that you don't need to be playing all the time, for example, sending a fleet to another planet can take one hour, so you can play while doing something else.
You are the 👨✈️ Commander of your own planet where you can have 🏭 Buildings and ✈️ Units (spaceships). From each 🏭 Building you can run jobs: gather resources, research skills, build Units, teleport, and much more.
The Universe is full of other players like you, some are peaceful and some want to steal your precious resources. Apart from players, there are 👿 Bosses, which are super powerful, but you shouldn't worry for now, they won't attack you.
If you are already playing, skip this section.
From a computer, go to https://t.me/SpaceHuntBot and click Start.
From a mobile phone, download the Android App
SpaceHunt or from the Telegram App search
If you don't have a Telegram account, Telegram will guide you to do so, it takes 60 seconds.
Another thing you should know are the controls, if you've never played Telegram chat games, they are games that you play directly in a chat. There's several ways you can interact:
/, such as
/and you will see a list of the 100 most used commands, then click one of them
When you first start, you will have a few resources (⚡ Electricity, 🔩 Metal and 💎 Crystal), so first thing we want to do is to build a 🏬 Technology Center. This building will enable us to research our Technology Level to be able to build more advanced buildings.
Click Buildings (or type it), then New Building and then click on
/buildtechnologycenter to start building. A 🚧 Construction Site will appear, that's good, it will show you how much time remaining until the 🏬 Technology Center is completed.
While we wait, let's build some of the most important buildings in the game: the Mines. Go to Buildings, New Building and build 3 🌋 Metal Mines and 3 ⛰ Crystal Mines to gather 🔩 Metal and 💎 Crystal, we will need more 🔩 Metal at the start. There is another resource called ⚡ Electricity, but we can manage with what we've got for now.
Now build a 🏢 Warehouse, each will store 3,000 🔩 Metal and 3,000 💎 Crystal.
You can change your name to something else by typing
And now we wait… SpaceHunt is a game that doesn't require your full attention all the time, and does many things passively.
Once the 🏬 Technology Center is completed, go to Buildings and then click on the link below 🏬 Technology Center, it will look something like
/building4. Then click on
/newjobresearchtechnology. This will start researching Technology Level 1, which will allow you to build more buildings such as the 🏗 Starport (to build units), 🗼 Light Laser (to defend from enemies) or 📡 Radar (to warn you when an attack is incoming).
So that's what we are going to do, priority #1 is researching Technology until we get to Level 3, with the remaining resources, keep building Mines (60% 🔩 Metal, 40% 💎 Crystal) and 🏢 Warehouses. You should aim for 8 🌋 Metal Mines, 6 ⛰ Crystal Mines and 3 🌞 Solar Panels for resources and 🏢 Warehouses and 1 🔋 Battery for storing ⚡ Electricity.
Now that we know how to build, you may have seen that there are other menus: Dashboard, Missions, Units and Log. We'll focus on Dashboard for now.
The Dashboard is really helpful because it sums up what is going on:
👤 Xavi 🎖366.9ᴋ 🌐577x608 🧪 Research: 🔬¹⁰⁰ ⚙️²⁰ 🏢²¹ 🔧² 🧠⁷ ⚔️¹⁷ 🛡²⁶ ❤️²⁰ 💨²¹ ✈️ Units: 47 /140 🏭 Buildings: 107 /107 ⚡️ Electricity: 18695 /35875 ²²⁰ᐟᵐ 🔩 Metal: 41754 /270600 ⁴²⁸ᐟᵐ 💎 Crystal: 118362 /270600 ³³⁶ᐟᵐ
/name Klapauciusto change your name to Klapaucius.
Once you can build the 🏗 Starport (you needTechnology Level 3), you open up many possibilities. Go build it!
Once it is built, build a 🛫 Hangar so you can have up to 10 units. It will take 30 minutes more or less, build resources and storage but keep 💎1,000 for your first unit (the 🇲🇴 Observer) when the 🏗 Starport is completed!
While doing all this, keep researching your Technology levels since these will unlock necessary jobs, buildings and units for the future.
Go to Missions and click on New Exploration. Select your 🇲🇴 Observer (or type
/add1observer) and then click on Depart! (or type
Exploring gives you a 70% chance to find new planets which you can [raid] later. Before raiding, it is wise to explore 5-10 planets so you can raid the lowest level ones first without the risk of getting destroyed.
By now you probably have some nice resource production, if you don't, keep building Mines until you get to 15 Mines of each (the maximum is 20). Yes, you want that many. And once you can build the 🧪 Engineering Bay, do so and research ⚙ Production which will give you a nice 10-20% boost in all your Mines and Solar Panels.
Sooner or later someone will attack you, there's two strategies you can do:
Now you will have a good base and will be able to Raid, Explore and build your fleet further. Keep researching and you can find new perks such as the 📡 Automatic Scan, stronger turrets/units or the 🏦 Trade Beacon that will enable you to buy and sell units/resources.
Also, keep building until you reach your maximum planet slots, to give you an idea, my current resource/storage is 12 🔋 Batteries, 20 🏢 Warehouses, 10 🌞 Solar Panels, 16 🌋 Metal Mines and 8 ⛰ Crystal Mines.
Head over to the Wiki to learn more about specific Buildings/Units as well as find reference tables for costs and durations of every building, job and unit. Two very interesting pages are the 🏬 Technology Center and the 🧪 Engineering Bay. Also, check the 📳 Random tips, and then, move to the 🛡 Intermediate Guide.
You can also join the community at the official SpaceHunt chat at @SpaceHuntGame where players and developers chat about the game, ask and answer questions, post announcements, etc.