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I'm going to be honest here: after watching the launch trailer for Rymdkapsel twice, I still had no idea what it was about. The description says they you're trying to build a space station, but if that's the case, it must be one designed by Piet Mondrian.

The game is meant to appeal to real-time strategy players who like the base-building aspect of the genre, but prefer to avoid all that cumbersome combat. Which I suppose makes this something like Sim City. But for all its identity and pronunciation problems, Rymdkapsel is getting rave reviews after its debut on Playstation Mobile a couple of months ago. The combination of resource management and free-range construction is the sort that appeals to some of the same people who like Kairosoft's town-builders. The simple but incredibly stylish graphics don't hurt, either.

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You expand your space station by laying down new Tetris-style blocks, connecting to new resource mines, and opening up space for more advanced facilities. There's a bit of tower defense combat as well, so make sure you build some defenses around all the creature comforts. The structure is pretty simple (you get one save slot, and your base can only be expanded so far) but "missions" are presented as tight, contextual goals.

Rymdkapsel is a $4 purchase, and it's compatible with devices running Android 2.3 or higher.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Instabuy.

    • dennisnp

      Support Sweden we have blonds ;-)

      • Matti

        Then hurry up and put them blonds for sale on the Play Store.

      • John Smith

        I had the pleasure of regularly seeing one at my college dorm; tall, blond, and big tataa's

  • catiremedina

    Damn my weakness for quirky games...........I have no money!..........(goes to the play store to purchase the app)

  • Kyle Riedemann

    This is a great game, no game sync needed since progress is tired to Play Games achievements, and the game scales great between different screen sizes.

  • Laurence

    Added to wishlist!

    (Seriously, I love that feature on the web Play Store so much...)

    • draa

      FINALLY this feature went live...

  • http://www.ludus.se/ Johan Larsson
  • matt

    I wish it was just starcraft!!!

  • Joris

    "Mondriaan" is what you're looking for.

  • Nah

    Building bases, without combat? Pass.

    • Jakob Bjerre Petersen

      There is combat though.. Defensive!

  • asfgrh

    Rymdkapsel is swedish for spaceshuttle. Just sayin ;)

    • defred34

      TQ! We learnt something today...!!!

    • tunhuk66

      More like Space Capsule or Space Pod actually ;-) "Rymdskyttel" is Space Shuttle ;-)

      • Hans Pedersen

        *rymdfärja

    • Andrea

      TIL

  • http://www.mobileosworld.com/ Xen Lee

    Google now is adding local news cards in it See news here http://www.mobileosworld.com/2013/08/google-to-add-local-news-into-google-now.html

  • Matti

    I was unconvinced till I reached the "the sort that appeals to some of the same people who like Kairosoft's town-builders" part. A risky purchase (cos Swedes make Volvos, and Volvos are as boring as golf), but I have a feeling I'll like this one.

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