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About Moonbase 332 with 0 comments by MarcoSadowski on May 20th, 2015

Hello, here is the ninth monthly update for Moonbase 332! To bring you up to date of the development there is one major update per month.

Moonbase 332 is now available
We used the additional month meaningful and can now proudly present the entire game. We are very pleased to announce that Moonbase 332 is now available! We have extended the pre-order sale. Buy the Game and Save 10%. You can buy the Game on Desura and itch.io. More later. For the release we have also uploaded a new trailer. Hope you like it.

What is Moonbase 332?
Hello and Welcome to Moonbase 332! Moonbase 332 is an Arcade First Person Shooter by PatchNoteStudio. You play an old American exterminator. After a War between Germany and Austria in Year 2007, a base on the Moon was found. Austria has tested there some genetically modified Plagues to use it as a weapon. Your job is now there to clean up. Fight your way through the Moonbase 332.

  • 5 Chapters, Each with 5 levels (includes boss battle, bonus level, etc.)
  • An absurd story (+Cutscenes)
  • Some secrets (hidden weapons, items, rooms, etc.)
  • The difficulty level varies with the player behavior.
  • Liquid gameplay with up to 60 FPS
  • The game speed increases with each level
  • Health regeneration does not exist
  • Ranking System and Online-Highscore list*
  • Lifetime free updates*

*These features require an internet connection and/or a free Moonbase 332 account.

Minimum: OS: XP(SP3)/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or equivalent
Memory: 3GB RAM
Hard Drive: 8GB of free space
Graphics: NVIDIA 8800GS / ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro or equivalent

Press Release
We ship currently the product key to some editors. If you are an editor and have interest, please contact us. Patchnotestudio.com

Youtube Videos
Anyone can upload videos from the game. Monetization is also allowed but we can give no guarantee.

The Forum is now online. There you can post problems, discuss the game, your videos, screenshots and artwork, as well as tips and tricks. Desura.com

Linux and Mac Version
We are currently working on the Linux and Mac version. In the next monthly update, there is more information.
Nevertheless, we cannot promise that the game will run on your system (Linux and Mac) without problems. The Minimum System Requirements do not apply for the Mac and Linux Version!

Here are 3 screenshots from the latest build:

Buy the game now: mb332.patchnotestudio.com
We wish you much fun with the game

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NostalgicAlgorithms Aug 6 2013, 12:42pm says:

If a 3D Mahjong is the best they can showcase for professional project, then that's pretty sad. I remember when DB first came out, it tantalized me as a kid because it offered a way to make games within one neat package. It has "professional" in it's name so it must be good right? I don't doubt you could make a great game with it but after trying it off and on for years I would have to say skip this language. FPS creator was one such abomination created by this same group. It was a great idea but the end result was quite poor. Try DB and any games made with it and see for yourself.

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Inflictive Mar 24 2012, 8:15pm says:

I think the help files are pretty useful -.-
Not bad but needs to be cleaned up, some commands don't really work.

+2 votes     reply to comment
koburamoe Feb 10 2012, 6:57pm says:

Had potential , but it's less popular than the other big engines which now sadly even become free or very cheap but are more supported with tutorials , help and such .

+1 vote     reply to comment
Ace1214 Mar 3 2012, 12:42pm replied:

but DBP is free now

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