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Dyson Sphere Program Update Brings Sandbox Mode And More

June 2, 2022

By: Joseph Allen

 
 

A new Dyson Sphere Program update is on the way, bringing new features to the space factory-building sim. The update will add a sandbox mode to let you mess with the game's tech to your heart's content, as well as an extra challenge mode if you're feeling particularly masochistic.

What's in this upcoming Dyson Sphere Program update?

After a major update in January brought customization for Dyson Sphere Program's Icarus, more fun features are on their way to the game next week. First up, a new Dyson Sphere Program sandbox mode will be added. This mode will let you create pretty much whatever you like, unlocking the tech tree and adding other modifiers. The sandbox mode will come complete with faster movement, instant construction, and exclusive tools to make your life that little bit easier.

 

The new sandbox mode in the upcoming Dyson Sphere Program update
The next Dyson Sphere Program update is adding a sandbox mode to make construction easier.

On the other end of the spectrum, the upcoming Dyson Sphere Program update is adding what the developers are calling "Extremely Hard Mode". Believe it or not, this mode ramps the challenge up to the maximum. It cranks the planet resource multiplier all the way down to 10% for your starting planet, with subsequent planets reaching only a paltry 7% resource multiplier. Other stats and bonuses have also been nerfed in this mode, so if you're looking for the ultimate Dyson Sphere Program challenge, this is where you'll find it. Developer Youthcat Studio also says it's planning to introduce a new kind of planet, as well as various other fixes and updates in the future. Work on the game's battle system is also "tightly underway", according to Youthcat, so there'll be more on that soon. In the meantime, this new update is scheduled to launch on June 10th, so mark the date on your calendar if you want to check it out.

What is Dyson Sphere Program?

If you like games like Satisfactory, then you'll probably be into Dyson Sphere Program. It's a space factory building sim that revolves around the central idea of the Dyson Sphere, a theoretical device that could harness a star's power. Needless to say, it's not theoretical in the game, so you'll be using your Dyson Sphere to fuel new technology for humanity. The idea for the game proved popular enough that it managed to sell 200,000 copies within its first week on sale, which ain't bad for a debut game launching in Early Access. Since then, Dyson Sphere Program has received numerous updates adding features like Civilization Type III systems and blueprints.

 
 
A typical gameplay scene in Dyson Sphere Program
Dyson Sphere Program has you building complex structures in space. It'll appeal to you if you love games like Factorio.

You can grab Dyson Sphere Program from Steam right now, where it'll set you back $19.99 or your regional equivalent. Youthcat says it's planning to keep the game in Early Access "until [it's] ready", so it might be a while until the full version is available. However, most of the core systems and concepts are in place right now, so if this looks like your jam, you won't be missing out on anything huge if you pick it up now. We'll bring you more on Dyson Sphere Program as soon as we get it.