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πŸ”° Beginner's Guide

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.

Game Overview

You are the πŸ‘¨β€βœˆοΈ 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.

Units enable you to: πŸ›° Explore the Universe to find other planets, πŸš€ [Raid] to steal resources (and defend from raids), πŸ“¦ [transfer] goods to others and πŸ’° trade too.

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 πŸ‘Ώ Bosses, which are super powerful, but you shouldn't worry for now, they won't attack you.

There's plenty more for you to discover: πŸ”± Guilds, πŸ†š Wars, πŸ’΅ Taxes and βš– Laws… But for now this Guide will focus on the basics.

Starting the game

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 spacehuntbot.

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:

  1. The keyboard will change and show specific buttons depending on the β€œscreen” you are in
  2. When the Bot replies back, you can click on the linked commands (they start with a /, such as /demolish)
  3. Type / and you will see a list of the 100 most used commands, then click one of them
  4. Write it directly in the text box and send it like any other message

First steps

When you first start, you will have a few resources (⚑ Electricity, πŸ”© Metal and πŸ’Ž 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 πŸŒ‹ Metal Mines and 3 β›° Crystal Mines to gather πŸ”© Metal and πŸ’Ž Crystal, we will need more πŸ”© 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 πŸ”© Metal and 3,000 πŸ’Ž Crystal.

You can change your name to something else by typing name YOURNEWNAME

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 πŸ— Starport (to build units), πŸ—Ό Light Laser (to defend from enemies) or πŸ“‘ 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% πŸ”© Metal, 40% πŸ’Ž Crystal) and 🏒 Warehouses. You should aim for 8 πŸŒ‹ Metal Mines, 6 β›° Crystal Mines and 3 🌞 Solar Panels for resources and 🏒 Warehouses and 1 πŸ”‹ 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.

Dashboard

The Dashboard is really helpful because it sums up what is going on:

πŸ‘€ Xavi πŸŽ–366.9α΄‹ 🌐577x608
πŸ§ͺ Research: πŸ”¬ΒΉβ°β° βš™οΈΒ²β° 🏒²¹ πŸ”§Β²  🧠⁷ βš”οΈΒΉβ· πŸ›‘Β²βΆ ❀️²⁰ πŸ’¨Β²ΒΉ 
✈️ Units: 47 /140
🏭 Buildings: 107 /107
⚑️ Electricity: 18695 /35875 ²²⁰ᐟᡐ
πŸ”© Metal: 41754 /270600 ⁴²⁸ᐟᡐ
πŸ’Ž Crystal: 118362 /270600 ³³⁢ᐟᡐ
  • πŸ‘€ Username: this can be changed with the command /name, type /name Klapaucius to change your name to Klapaucius.
  • πŸŽ– Score: a number that tells how strong a player is based on number of buildings, units and resources.
  • 🌐 Coordinates: keep them secret! Anyone that knows your coordinates can attack you at any time!
  • πŸ”¬ Technology Level: The level you have for Technology
  • βš™ Production Level: The level you have for Production (gathering resources faster). Don't worry too much about them for now, this and the following ones are unlocked later in the game (through Research Technology so keep leveling that up!)
  • βš” Attack Level: Stronger weapons to deal more damage
  • 🏒 Storage Level: Increase Warehouse space to store more resources
  • πŸ”§ Repair Level: Faster repairing/upgrading of units and buildings
  • πŸ›‘ Defense Level: Higher shield for turrets and units
  • ❀️ Health Level: Higher health for turrets and units
  • πŸ’¨ Speed Level: Faster travel speed for your units
  • πŸ›Έ Units: The number of units / limit you can have
  • 🏭 Buildings: The number of buildings / limit you can have (upgrading this number comes later in the game, don't worry for now)
  • βš‘οΈπŸ”©πŸ’Ž: Your resources / how many you can store (and production per minute)

Starport

Once you can build the πŸ— Starport (you needTechnology Level 3), you open up many possibilities. Go build it!

Once it is built, build a πŸ›« Hangar so you can have up to 10 units. It will take 30 minutes more or less, build resources and storage but keep πŸ’Ž1,000 for your first unit (the πŸ‡²πŸ‡΄ Observer) when the πŸ— Starport is completed!

Once you have the πŸ— Starport and πŸ›« Hangar, go to the πŸ— Starport and start building an πŸ‡²πŸ‡΄ Observer, this unit is super fast and will enable you to explore other planets quickly.

While doing all this, keep researching your Technology levels since these will unlock necessary jobs, buildings and units for the future.

Exploring

Once you get your first πŸ‡²πŸ‡΄ Observer it's time to go Explore!!

Go to Missions and click on New Exploration. Select your πŸ‡²πŸ‡΄ Observer (or type /add1observer) and then click on Depart! (or type depart).

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.

Keep exploring for now until you get at least a πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬ Scout (and optionally a πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡΄ Small Cargo Ship).

Production

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 πŸ§ͺ Engineering Bay, do so and research βš™ Production which will give you a nice 10-20% boost in all your Mines and Solar Panels.

Defending

Sooner or later someone will attack you, there's two strategies you can do:

  • Defend: build πŸ—Ό Light Lasers and other defensive buildings to keep them at bay and gather all your units at base to get ready. I wouldn't recommend this until you have a nice fleet though because you can get wiped out.
  • Flee: spend all your resources, deactivate all your turrets so they don't engage in combat, and put all your units in a mission, you don't need to Depart the mission, just being assigned to any mission will make them not engage in combat.

Next steps

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 πŸ“‘ 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 πŸ”‹ Batteries, 20 🏒 Warehouses, 10 🌞 Solar Panels, 16 πŸŒ‹ Metal Mines and 8 β›° 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 πŸ§ͺ Engineering Bay. Also, check the πŸ“³ Random tips, and then, move to the πŸ›‘ 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.

beginner-s-guide.txt Β· Last modified: 2019/11/07 11:37 by SpaceHunt