The latest Alpha update for Spacebase DF-9 has been released for Windows, with Mac and Linux delayed due to some "core tech changes" by the Double Fine team. There are some interesting new additions.
We can now build turrets both inside and out of our floating spacebase, which'll help fend off Raiders and their new Breach Ships. Our citizens are now also prone to sickness and injury.
A new 'Malady' system introduces contagious diseases and require some research to find a cure. The disease names are randomly generated so no two coughs or sneezes are alike.
Doctor Duty is available to help fight the micro-threats lurking around our spacebases, and they'll also be on hand to help citizens too injured to carry on. Dead bodies will be handled by the physicians with Matter Refineries recycling them, with Infirmary zones and Revivabeds now available for treatment.
Characters can now also fight in space with both ranged and melee weaponry. Check out the full Spacebase DF-9 Alpha 5: "Doctors With Boarders"for a full changelog.