The game is offline for a few minutes as a build with a horrible bug was accidentally let loose into the wild. The game should be restored soon.
Most aspects of the game should be familiar to idle/incremental players. The boost checkbox will increase a facilities output to 120 percent. There is a risk in doing this. The longer you leave it at 120 percent the greater the odds that a catastophic failure will occur causing your facility to produce 0 output until it is repaired. The repairs are automatic but they currently take 200 cycles. For water extractors this happens pretty fast but for Gold it would be a major setback.