I downloaded & tried the demo. It has 3 missions. Not sure if me or what, but I had to restart steam to get sound to work (weird thing was the sound for the video they play which highlights the features of the game works fine). The first 2 missions are the tutorial. The 3rd mission was very hard.
Anywhoo, I don’t know. It’s an awfully twitchy game.
It has resource gathering and you have to build turrets but then you have to man both resources & the turrets with guys - which are in a very limited supply. And they tell you in the tutorial “oh hey you can send guys out and they can fight outside of a turret”. Yeah, maybe for the tutorial (mission 2), but otherwise, don’t do that. They are way too squishy & getting reinforcements is basically game over.
Moving guys between lander / turret / resources is very twitchy. Trying to time how long it will take them to hoof it over the martian landscape to the new thing you want them to man is busy work.
The first two tutorial missions basically had only two paths they can come from, so bouncing back n forth wasn’t bad, but the 3rd mission has 4 paths. So you’re trying to decide when to build new turrets, move guys, request reinforcements (which by the way is a single dude - why have “s” on the end of reinforcement? ). It gets pretty chaotic.
So props to them for having a nice demo. It’s very short but gets the point across, particularly on the 3rd mission, so I say download it & see if it’s your cup of tea.
EDIT: BTW - the demo was not obvious to me at first because there is a thing on the steam store than says “demo”, but it’s not. Just go to the store page, scroll down & click the demo button: