Moons of Ardan: Taking City-Building to a Galactic Scale
There’s more excitement from the universe of “Moons of Ardan” to talk about. Yes, that’s right, the much-loved city-builder sci-fi game from the Belgian independent game development studio, Pandora Technology. They have recently launched their 10th content update, which brings to the table some important features including an advanced Population Management and Quality of Life system.
For those not yet acquainted, “Moons of Ardan” offers an intriguing blend of exploration, city-building, and colony sim, all set in an enthralling interstellar backdrop. The game tasks you with transforming a group of marooned Axonauts into a flourishing space-faring civilisation across a real-time simulated planetary system.
What’s New In Update #10
The highlight of this 10th update is an enhanced population management system, designed to be more intuitive, making it simpler for players to comprehend their colony’s functioning. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a rookie Axonaut, this overhaul is intended to simplify the task of meeting the needs of your lunar inhabitants.
This patch also introduces significant improvements to various elements of the game, with a strong emphasis on refining the user interface. The aim here is to provide players with a more comprehensive overview, facilitating improved decision-making. The enhanced UI is intended to streamline the everyday management of your city, help optimize production chains, and fine-tune resource transport on both small and large scales.
Here are the key additions in Update #10:
Enhanced population increase
Improved tools for managing and optimising production chains
Quality of life element to navigate buildings
Curved road for circular buildings
Space Route Overview Filters
A new milestone progression screen
Engage with the Unique Challenges and Opportunities
Your quest as an Axonaut is to strategically manage resources, establish efficient production chains, and expand your lunar colony, balancing the needs of a growing population against the scarce resources on the moon.
“Moons of Ardan” brings forth an array of unique features, including a meticulously handcrafted real-time planetary system, 4 tiers of population progression, and over 60 different buildings to construct. Furthermore, the introduction of a new energy management system in the mid-game allows players to further fine-tune their production chains and confront new challenges.
As you progress through the game, technologies will become available to explore other moons orbiting the gas giant Ardan. Set up trade routes, transfer resources between settlements, handle ecological challenges like pollution, and even colonise asteroids with robot workers.
The game is currently available on Steam with an MSRP of $19.99/€19.99/£16.99, a free demo is also available.
We’d love to hear from you about your experiences with the game. How have you found the new population management system? How are you managing your resource production chains? Drop your thoughts in the comments below or join us in the Gaming.Buzz Community Discord.