The hardest part for me in getting started with this game was figuring out how to EAT!! I think I starved to death twice before I had the epiphany of putting food into the direct access key panel. Slow learner, I know.
The mechanics are great with having to create parts before being able to create machinery. Building a base is an interesting experience and each subsequent attempt made them look tidier.
There is another thing that would help enjoying the game more: The light of the drill should be less focussed. Since mining takes up quite some time, one usually does that to a good extent at night and trying to find one’s way around the bore hole is somewhat awkward.
Anyway, great game and I am glad I bought it. It is good fun and worth every penny spent on it. In fact, over time this could become a game that is really cheap in regards to replay value! Great job.