Suit up as an operative of the Ark Corporation, sent to the farthest reaches of the universe in search of habitable planets to terraform. However, after the long space journey you awaken from cryosleep to find that your ship has gone way off course and is disabled near a strange new world. With no choice but to descend to the surface and figure out how to survive long enough to complete your mission, you step into the escape pod.
Along the way you’ll gather resources to craft armor, weapons, facilities, and vehicles to help you explore the world and conquer its aggressive inhabitants. Your base of operations will evolve from a few basic facilities exposed to the elements into a hardened fortress full of advanced technologies that let you accomplish amazing improvements to your equipment and alter the environment itself.
Be careful, though; almost everything down there wants to kill you, including fierce laser space sharks, artillery-toting polar bears, wickedly quick jetpack penguins, and even crazier horrors. Out on the Edge of Space, you must adapt or you die. Good luck, ArkCo Operative!
Open World Exploration– Dynamically-generated 2D sandbox set in the deepest recesses of space, explore randomly generated caverns, wormhole anomalies and dive deeper into the planet to discover valuable resources and other rare phenomenon.
Crazy Creatures – Hordes of enemies and epic bosses ranging from Artillabears, squid pandas, jetpack space penguins, and laser space sharks; not to mention epic bosses like DJ Penguin and Omegatron
Cooperative Exploration – Engrossing gameplay, built from the ground up, to support multiplayer focusing on cooperative exploration and combat with team-based tactics.
Advanced Crafting System - Using the power of science, craft advanced technology for weapons, gear and base constructions from basic resources
Loads of Armor – Ranging from stat boosting battle armor to quirky vanity costumes, craft armor to survive the changing environmental conditions and specialize in different aspects of mining, exploration, and combat.
Weapons – Create a wide-variety of dynamically generated weapons ranging from guided rocket launchers to Experimental Gauss Rifles and discover new advanced weaponry to expand your arsenal.
Research System – A new research system allows players more freedom to discover new areas of technology in exploration, combat, base building, and much more.
Command Center Management – Establish your central base of operation by creating the ultimate Command Center customized with defensive turrets, hangers and repair drones. Make improvements to protect yourself from the constant environmental changes like radiation storms and other anomalies.
PIOS (Power Input Output Systems) – A simple drag and drop tool, letting you design electrical systems as basic as powering a light or as complex as creating your own logic gates.
Pets – Create and collect pets that assist you on your epic exploration of space by granting defensive, offensive, or exploration perks.
Anomalies - Random world events both dangerous and helpful
Vehicles - Craft items from hover boards to massive mechs to safely explore the dangerous world
Terraforming - Conquer space by turning the land into a livable habitat
Continual Support – Regular post-launch updates will bring fresh new content
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Edge of Space is a Kickstarter funded game inspired by the game Terraria. Some of the differences with Terraria is that you fire a laser to mine for resources and to dig into the ground instead of using a pickaxe, you also have access to a jetpack, and you can create different pets to aid you. Mining gives you experience to improve your character instead of just being done to find items. It feels easier and more fun to new players, giving you items to more easily mine and guns that can be used to fire projectiles that give off light instead of you needing to craft torches all the time. Your jetpack also helps you to escape areas that you would need to create platforms or to find other ways out of in similar crafting games, you can also upgrade your jetpack to be more efficient. The game was in Early Access for a long time, over two years, and released back in September, it still feels like it needs some work but it has been improved over time and the game is likely a good choice for people who want a crafting game that is easier to get into.
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