Before your planet is ready to support a human population, you'll need to start seeding plant life and building a global ecosystem. Earth currently supports about 600.000 megatonnes of total biomass. As the biomass of your planet increases, you'll start to see more and more of the planet covered in lush green.
Terraforming[edit | edit source]
Biomass can start growing as soon as the requirements for plant life for temperature, pressure, water and oxygen are met. Sufficient biomass is necessary before a world can reach habitability and humans can live outside of habs on the surface of a planet.
All population living outside of habs will consume biomass (unless you're playing with Biospheres). If you have a large population, keep a close eye on biomass, because the population may increase so fast that the biomass can't keep up, and they will all die. The game does not reduce your population to the point where your biomass sources balance the expenditure; all population outside habs would die instantly.
In order to prevent this from happening, you might consider building a Sky Farm satellite, which will make biomass and water levels irrelevant to habitability and make your population consume 0 biomass.
However, in Beginner mode, Biomass consumption is not a thing as of the latest update. This makes Expert mode biomass impossible to have a very high population.
A player may also choose to play using Biosphere instead of biomass.
Buildings[edit | edit source]
Beginner Mode[edit | edit source]
Normal and Expert Mode[edit | edit source]