Das Spiel wird als Genre-Mix beschrieben, der Open-World-Multiplayer-Plattformer (wie Terraria), Tower Defense-Titel und Echtzeit-Strategiespiele irgendwie vereinen soll. Weitere Inspirationsquellen waren Minecraft und Spelunky.
"Before diving into the complicated mechanics involved in getting your soup base up and running, it's important to note that the control scheme is grounded in simple 2D platforming mechanics. You run, jump, and occasionally plummet to your death, but you also wield a multipurpose laser that can deconstruct objects into pure matter, one of the handful of resources you'll have to manage while fueling the growth of your empire. Prior to establishing your base of operations, you'll spend most of your time clearing paths through subterranean environments in search of readily available ingredients for your soups-to-be. It's not all fun and spelunking, though: poisonous gasses, insidious plant-life, and gigantic rampaging beasts lured to your increasingly noisy activities all pose a threat to your galactic soup empire. Then again, these threats are also potential sources for rare and valuable ingredients when handled with care." (Quelle: Gamespot)