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Space colony sim Meeple Station leaves Early Access

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In case you haven't heard about Meeple Station already, it's the space station management sim that Jon Bolding compared to Rimworld (opens in new tab), and which is being made with a high degree of moddability in mind (opens in new tab). It came out in Early Access at the start of last year.

And now, it's hit 1.0. That means it now has a complete story mode, full tutorials, a hyperdrive that lets you travel to procedurally generated star systems, pirates to fight, and smarter AI for meeple so they should respond to threats less like, well, sheeple.

There are also a bunch of fixes for issues that were brought up during its year-plus in Early Access. Meeple Station is available now on Steam (opens in new tab).

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.