An AI ship full of frozen colonists must find the best planet to be the new home of the human race. A randomly-generated text-based strategy game.

Push your luck: do you settle here, on this not-quite-ideal planet, or keep searching and risk your ship being damaged in the journey? The planets you encounter are randomly generated, and as you travel you encounter random events, so each playthrough is different. See the stories of the colonies you found, and keep trying for a higher score.

What’s New

Version 1.3.3

* Fixed several typos.
* Alien Mining Drones no longer destroy 2 surface probes when the text says they destroy 1.
* Planet-spanning civilisations now correctly reduce Construction phase deaths based on their tech level.
* The dictator from the Dictator event will no longer vanish without a mention if you settle a planet with a planet-spanning civ, instead they will slightly damage initial human-alien relations.
* When settling a planet with a planet-spanning civ, it will no longer say parts of the cultural database are missing when you have exactly 100%.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 Ratings

CowslipsWarren ,

Highly Recommended

Thoughtful, compelling game where you must choose a planet for a small band of human colonists to settle on. Your sensors scan planet after planet, delivering readouts on temperature, atmosphere, gravity, and etc. for you to consider.

There is a poignancy to this game--your settlers are the last survivors of our species; the writing is simple but beautiful; pop-up events force you to make moral as well as material decisions--and you will find yourself coming back to it again and again. You can run micro-playthrough after micro-playthrough, or you can pursue a particularly long session--be aware that the game becomes harder the longer you play, as the ship becomes increasingly damaged (but also increasingly accurate, scanner-wise). You will need to brave a long playthrough to find a true second Earth!

Five stars. No microtransactions. No internet connection needed. Deceptively simple, but deep and affecting.

Blackopzy ,

Simple yet engaging text-based game with a very neat concept

I really have to give the developer props for this game. The text-based gameplay is very simple, but there’s an element of strategy and even morals when making tough decisions; for example, do you let some of your colonists die, or do you let your scanners/databases malfunction? There’s a huge amount of scenarios, and no playthrough is ever the same. It’s especially entertaining when you finally decide to land on a planet, and you get to read what happens after your colonists wake up and begin settling.

As a bonus, this game is totally free, and (as far as I can tell) there are no advertisements or in-app purchases, other than a donation button. Thanks for making a quality game without monetizing the hell out of it, I think I just might hit that donation button ;)

Retry4z ,

Challenging and engaging

This well-designed game takes you on a journey of finding the best Earth-like planet, making trade-offs after each planet’s visit on what aspect of the ship gets damaged - the scanners?, scientific knowledge?, Landing gear? Letting passengers die?

You also get an opportunity do upgrade your scanners every few hops, making it easier to find the best planet, but risking the lives of last remaining humans after each visit.

Great game, and I want more games like this. I especially give the developer props for not monetizing and having no ads. This game is also playable on a browser.


John Ayliff
6.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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