Lucky Space – Game Introduction
Lucky Space is a Facebook game developed by A Bit Lucky that puts you in the space shoes of a colonist on a new planet. Gamezebo’s Lucky Space strategy guide and walkthrough will provide you with a quick start guide, tips and tricks, hints, and cheats to help you build a thriving interstellar colony.
Quick Start Guide
- Lucky Space is played on Facebook and you will need to have a current account to play. If you need to register for a free account click here – http://www.facebook.com
- Once you have a Facebook account you are ready to play and can click on the “Free – Play Now” button at the top of this page.
- You will be asked to give permission to allow the developer to post messages on your profile page at Facebook. Click on “Allow” and proceed to the game.
- When you start the game, Julia Fairchild will walk you through a tutorial, explaining the basics of the game and introducing you to the basics of planet colonisation.
Colonizing the planet is a pretty simple process of four steps: fabricate food, mine ore and crystium, make money, and house colonists. By just continuing this progress, you will be able to afford more buildings, expand your base, build even more buildings, etc.
The basics of how the buildings work is the same across each of the categories, which are clearly labeled for their purpose.
Stocking a Building
To get a building to produce its product, it needs to be stocked. Food and money buildings only require energy to stock, while mining rigs also need food to be stocked. When you hover over a building, at the top left of the pop-up frame you will see what you need to put in to stock, for instance, two energy. In the middle you will see how long the building will work, and at the bottom right of the pop-up frame, you will see how many of which products you will get from that building at the end of that time period.
While the building is producing, hovering over the building will show a pop-up with two bars: the top bar shows you when the next product is released, while the bottom bar shows you how long the building will still be producing.
The game is quite fair in collecting resources. You don’t manually have to pick up anything, and if you actually leave the game while a building is producing, you will get a report of how much the game has collected for you during your time away.
If your production is going so well you’re running out of storage space, you can buy expand your storage capacity by buying new warehouses in the shop: the food storehouse, the ore hopper, and the crystium stasis matrix.
The basis of each building in a category is pretty much the same: you stock it and it produces for you. There are however a few types of buildings you can choose per category, each with better production levels. The higher levels buildings do however require a colonist to run them, while the most basic buildings do not.
Of course you can also upgrade your buildings to get better production out of them. For this, you can use various components you find while digging around and exploring, or ask your friends if you’re running short. Sometimes you will find an Unidentified Component, in which case you will need to ask a friend to help you identify, or use Space Bucks (Lucky Space‘s premium currency) to turn it into a usable component.
When upgrading, you will see which components you need, and then you can choose from the components you have, which you want to use for that upgrade. Choosing better components for instance, can increase production, but you might not always have them to use.
Standing around your base are little blue men in space suits; these are the colonists, your people! Colonists can be requested from friends, or purchased with Space Bucks, and are used to run several of the more advanced buildings. The number at the bottom of the screen shows the amount of idle colonists you currently have available that can be put to work in new buildings.
When you start the game, you have a limited amount of energy that you can spend. While it recharges one energy every four minutes, if you find yourself wanting a larger amount of energy capacity, you can do this by either leveling up, or building and stocking an energy silo.
Surveying For Ore
Mining for ore can be very simple, but a little extra work can really pay off in the long run. If you find a big source of ore and you place an ore production building on it, the production of the building will increase greatly.
By going into survey for ore-mode, your planet’s surface will turn into red icons, either showing question marks or numbers. By clicking on a question mark tile, it will turn into a number, which indicates how many tiles away ore can be found. The tricky thing however is that the number is not always very accurate; for instance, if the tile number is two, it should mean that ore can be found at least on a tile two tiles away. It does not, however, exclude the adjacent tile from also having ore.
Protecting Your Colony
From time to time, you will be warned for an incoming asteroid, also known as all-destroying space rock. To protect your colony, you will need to build a missile turret to cover a certain area. By hovering over the turret, you can see the area that it covers; when you expand your colony beyond that area, make sure to either upgrade the turret or build another one. It would be a shame to lose part of your colony to an asteroid.
Tip: When you stock a turret, it will be stocked for many hours. By stocking the turret whenever you start the game, you can explore and spend your energy without having to be afraid to be caught off-guard.
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