Solar Baron Announced

Solar Baron is a space tycoon sim for Windows that developer Preon Studio plans to launch on Steam in Q3 of this year. Word is: "Featuring a procedurally generated life-sized solar system, players will explore and exploit a variety of celestial bodies for fun and profit." The official website will cast further light on this, and it offers this Announcement Trailer. Grab your sun-block and read on for the details:
In Solar Baron’s world of dwindling resources, the government has privatized the stagnant global space agency in the desperate hope that profit-driven corporations can find a way to acquire the vast wealth available on other worlds and bring it home. As the head of one such company, players will traverse the solar system and deliver what they can extract from other planets and moons back to their home planet – at a profit.

Solar Baron combines the satisfaction of growing your company from nothing with the gratification of designing spacecraft and watching them perform real-world orbital maneuvers using realistically simulated orbital mechanics. With a range of available engines, fuel types, and components to choose from, players must tailor spacecraft to the needs of their missions. Players can extend their reach by constructing orbital spaceports and surface bases at strategic locations. Using a streamlined mission design system, players create tasks for spacecraft to perform while the game’s intuitive system works out the mission details automatically. This gives players time for more important things such as deciding their overall strategy, goals, future missions, and - of course - watching the bottom line.

Solar Baron will be arriving for aspiring space company managers on Steam Early Access in Q3 of 2020. For additional information on Solar Baron, please visit the official site.

Features include:

  • Explore and exploit a life-sized, procedurally generated solar system.
  • Create missions that use real-world orbital maneuvers with realistically simulated orbital mechanics.
  • Harvest precious metals and rare elements from a range of different planets and moons.
  • Design and construct spacecraft to carry out a variety of tasks.
  • Build a vast network of customized orbital spaceports and surface bases across the solar system to maximize profit.
  • Research new technologies to stay ahead.