Once the game loads, you will see First Mate Truman. Just follow the arrows and his instructions to go through the tutorial.
The charming Iren Wild will join you at the end of the tutorial. Listen to her smart advice too.
Upon completing the tutorial, you will have a brand new space base with a level 2 Command Center, two mines, two storage buildings, one Power Cannon and some walls.
Feel free to re-build your base any way you want. You can move any building to any free space on your base. While you only have a handful of buildings, you can easily rebuild your base by clicking on the individual buildings and clicking the ‘Move’ button.
Once your base has grown in size, it will be more practical to use the Base Editor. Look at the lower right corner. Can you see the button with the four green blocks and arrows? Click it to access the Base Editor. Make sure you save any changes before returning to the main window.
As you can see, there are some obstructions around your base. For the price of some Gas, you can assign a Worker to remove them. The removal doesn't take long and the spot is cleared very quickly.
When rebuilding your base, keep in mind that it's not just about how cool it looks. Its main purpose is to protect your resources from being stolen by other players. Pay close attention to your defenses, and make sure you don’t leave any important storage buildings unprotected.
As a new player, you’ll be given a protective shield upon finishing the tutorial. This shield will make your base invisible to other players who might be scouting for an enemy to attack. Once you launch your first attack, the shield will disappear. So, use it wisely and don't rush into battle until you're sure your base can withstand an attack from the enemy.