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You can't build facilities you haven't researched. Researching costs time and credits. You can skip the timers with Genesis Points.

Mining research is instant, but you still can't research mining resources when you've already got other research going on.

The amount of time research takes depends on the difficulty you're playing on, as well as on your world's culture.

You can hire an extra lab for 75 GP, which will then allow you to research two things at the same time. It will last for 24 hours, or until you have researched everything there is to be researched. The Peer Review event can give you an extra lab for free, if you pick FFI.

The Horizon Corporation start off with a 30% slower research speed, the UNSA start off with a 15% faster research speed, and the Far-Future Institute start off with a 30% faster research speed.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

If you don't know what to research first, first look at your world's water levels. Is there a lot of water hidden in ice or in the atmosphere? If so, research Electrolysis Plants and Ice Launchers as soon as you can. You are going to be terraforming, and if you accidentally change your temperature (which is influenced by pressure), then that can suddenly raise water levels and flood your planet. Flooding your planet is worse than having any other stat go wrong. Flooded cities simply disappear, permanently.

After you've checked your water levels, work your way towards Spaceports (for revenue) and Habitation Domes (so you can keep building new facilities in your cities).

Generally, the buildings that increase your water levels and those that increase your pressure levels should be pretty low on your priority list, as hopefully you will be building a lot of Habitation Domes and Spaceports that will do that.

Cost/Time Table[edit | edit source]

Research Price Time on Beginner Time on Normal and Expert
Temperature
Cooling Plant 1.000.000 15 minutes 1 hour
Aerostat Platform 2.000.000 30 minutes 2 hours
Solar Shade 4.000.000 1 hour 4 hours
Heating Cluster 1.000.000 15 minutes 1 hour
Borehole 2.000.000 30 minutes 2 hours
Orbital Mirror 4.000.000 1 hour 4 hours
Pressure
Sequestration Plant 1.000.000 15 minutes 1 hour
Biofixture Lab 2.000.000 30 minutes 2 hours
Hydrogen Processor 4.000.000 1 hour 4 hours
Thermal Dust 1.000.000 15 minutes 1 hour
AtmoGen Suite 2.000.000 30 minutes 2 hours
Pocket Mine 4.000.000 1 hour 4 hours
Oxygen
O2 Filter 1.000.000 15 minutes 1 hour
Carbon Fixer 2.000.000 30 minutes 2 hours
Hydro Generator 4.000.000 1 hour 4 hours
Oxygen Plant 1.000.000 15 minutes 1 hour
CyanoVats 2.000.000 30 minutes 2 hours
Kelp Farm 4.000.000 1 hour 4 hours
Water
GeoCistern 1.000.000 15 minutes 1 hour
Electrolysis Plant 2.000.000 30 minutes 2 hours
Ice Launcher 4.000.000 1 hour 4 hours
Cloud Seeder 1.000.000 15 minutes 1 hour
Aquifer Network 2.000.000 30 minutes 2 hours
Comet Sling 4.000.000 1 hour 4 hours
Biomass
Algae Colony 1.000.000 15 minutes 1 hour
Kelp Forest 2.000.000 30 minutes 2 hours
Coral Reef 4.000.000 1 hour 4 hours
Soil Farm 1.000.000 15 minutes 1 hour
Grass Farm 2.000.000 30 minutes 2 hours
Forest Stand 4.000.000 1 hour 4 hours
Biospheres
Tidal Enclave 1.000.000 15 minutes 1 hour
Deep-Sea Collective 2.000.000 30 minutes 2 hours
Reef Institute 4.000.000 1 hour 4 hours
Automated Nursery 1.000.000 15 minutes 1 hour
Ecosimulator 2.000.000 30 minutes 2 hours
Zoological Society 4.000.000 1 hour 4 hours
Population
Hab Unit - - -
Hab Complex 2.000.000 30 minutes 2 hours
Hab Dome 4.000.000 1 hour 4 hours
Children's Creche 1.000.000 15 minutes 1 hour
Transit Network 2.000.000 30 minutes 2 hours
Spaceport 4.000.000 1 hour 4 hours
Mining Resources
Silicon - - -
Iron 2.000.000 instant instant
Silver 4.000.000 instant instant
Palladium 6.000.000 instant instant
Rhodium 8.000.000 instant instant
Buildings
Temperature Cooling Plant · Aerostat Platform · Solar Shade · Heating Cluster · Borehole · Orbital Mirror
Pressure Sequestration Plant · Biofixture Lab · Hydrogen Processor · Thermal Dust · AtmoGen Suite · Pocket Mine
Oxygen Oxygen Filter · Carbon Fixer · Hydro Generator · Oxygen Plant · CyanoVats · Kelp Farm
Water GeoCistern · Electrolysis Plant · Ice Launcher · Cloud Seeder · Aquifer Network · Comet Sling
Biomass Algae Colony · Kelp Forest · Coral Reef · Soil Farm · Grass Farm · Forest Stand
Biosphere Tidal Enclave · Deep-Sea Collective · Reef Institute · Automated Nursery · Ecosimulator · Zoological Society
Population Habitation Unit · Habitation Complex · Habitation Dome · Children's Creche · Transit Network · Spaceport
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