Containment Fields is a technology on the Exploration and Expansion technology tree with a research cost of 680 Science. It unlocks one Colonization option and one Luxury Resource exploitation, requires research in Applied Casimir Effect, and allows further research in Atmospheric Engineering.

"While shielding is generally appreciated for its power to protect an object from external penetration, the reverse is also true. It can be quite practical to use shields to contain or protect objects that would be harmful if released."

Colonize BarrenEdit


Cost: 75 Industry 1 Population

  • -100% on Population growth on Star System

"Barren planets lack atmospheres, often for excellent astronomical or gravitational reasons. By creating controlled plasma domes around large areas of a planet or even entire planetoids, artificial atmospheres can be created and traditional colonization can begin."

Improved Barren Colony (Sowers)Edit

  • Remove the colonization penalty on that planet type

Sowers can always colonize any planet type, but suffer a FIDS penalty until they research the appropriate technology.

Gems and MineralsEdit


"In planets, planetoids, asteroids, collapsed stars, and other fragments of matter is found one of the great resources of the universe -- previously unknown gems and minerals. Through exploration and the advancement of science, they can be mined, refined, and shaped into objects of untold wealth."