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.
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Release Date: Jun 28, 2013

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- First Responder Armor: For those who take up the call early will receive armor that will grant bonuses to help in those first waking moments after leaving your pod.

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January 24

ArkCo News - 1/24/15

Hey ArkCoNauts!

Hope everyone's holidays were wonderful, and that you're all as excited as we are about the new year! As you may or may not know, depending on whether you watch the countdown on the main menu screen, the next huge update is drawing near! We're very excited about this one, and so we wanted to fill you in on a few things we're working on. The headline is TIER 3!! The biomes in Edge of Space are massive, and the first two tiers of content are still being fleshed out as we go. Up till now, the gear in game has been just barely strong enough to glimpse the desert biome below, but not venture into it yet. We felt it was high time to finally unveil the mysterious 3rd biome, and let players advance that low for the first time in the game's history. It's a huge undertaking to be sure, and the first iteration will feel slimmer than the first two tiers in terms of content. That being said, once the foundations for it are there, it becomes easy to cram content in and bring the area to life. Along with the new biome, will come the new weapons and armor to accompany it, letting players stretch further along the progression chain. Here are a couple of screens of some of the new gear that awaits:

Along with all this awesomeness, we have good news and bad news. The bad news, there will be a wipe needed, due to the extensive changes to the world in this patch. The good news? As of this writing, it appears only worlds will be zapped by it, your characters look like they will survive this one. This means if you get your inventory expanded, you can stuff your most prized possessions into your inventory, and bring them with you into your brand new worlds. Should this change before patch day, we will most definitely update the community, but here's hoping our little ArkCoNauts get to live on!

On the Community side, I wanted to take a moment to thank the 160 awesome people that turned out for our day-after-Christmas live giveaway on IRC! It was a record breaking event for us in terms of attendance, and because of the awesome success, I'm happy to announce we'll be doing it again! Our next ArkCoNaut Appreciation Day (a.k.a. live giveaway event) will take place Friday, January 30th, in anticipation of the big patch. You can find our IRC channel here:

or connect with us via client at: ( #Edgeofspace any time! We're always there to hang out, answer questions, do some gaming, and have a good time, so you can show your support for EoS and future live events by getting involved in the community. We don't bite, I promise, and Core has had all her vaccines! Stay awesome everyone, and we'll see you guys next time for ArkCo News!

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December 29, 2014

Patch V0.3408 - Happy New Year!

Hey ArkCoNauts! Who’s ready for the New Year? We are! 2014 has been amazing for Team Handyman, and we can’t wait to crank things up in 2015. This is our final patch of 2014, and with it come some much needed optimizations, which should help some of the performance issues players might have noticed hanging around.

*Special Bonus*
Christmas Event will remain in for the duration of January! After that the event will remain however it will be far more rare and only attainable in the arctic biome.


  • Fixed the display of the arctic armor on avatar screen and on avatar (Thanks for my pants!)
  • Fixed icons for chitin items so they are no longer the same (All shapes and sizes!)
  • Fixed an issue with cloning pod in respect to crafting raptors (no more diminishing returns!)

Changes and Additions
  • Massive optimization to the rendering loop (ENHANCE!)
  • Reduced memory usage in respect to sky rendering (It’s not supposed to be that big?)
  • Added controls for “V-sync” and “Tile Detail Level” in the options menu (One Size can fit all)
  • Improved performance of darkness rendering (Darker than Black)
  • Improved performance of placeables in respect to rendering (Place as many as you want, really!)
  • Improved CPU cost (Make it cheaper!)
  • ReTuned storage chest from 12-20-28 capacity to 15-25-35 capacity (small/medium/large) with a small increase in required metal resources (remember proto roots are abundant and can be used as a metal resource)[BIGGER is BETTER!]

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Official Terraria Content! - Best Indie RPG at PAX East 2014

"Edge of Space is looking like another in a long line of fantastic Indie RPGs for the PC gaming crowd this year."

Special Edition

Special Addition Includes (given at full game launch)

  • First Responder Armor
  • Sugar Glider Pet
  • Upgraded Pickaxe: Dig Faster
  • Edge of Space Soundtrack
  • Edge of Space PDF Artbook

About This Game

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!

Key Features (Launch Version)

  • 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

(Many features listed above are currently in the game but since we are still in Early Access some will be added in the future. Vehicles and Terraforming are among them.)

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.9 ghz or higher
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB Video memory
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:900 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
42.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
EoS is still a buggy and slow paced game. No real wiki to find out your information from, you gotta learn it all by yourself. It'll take you a couple of hours before you really get started on how to play the game. Some of you may be bored after the first couple of hours, because you simply have no idea what you are doing.

BUT for those of you who can get past the first 5-8 hours of playing this game, it may become interesting to explore, to dig to find new stuff, head towards dungeons. With that said, how well you fare in this game is how much patience you really have. You have to read stuff in the codex to learn how things works, you may never get past some parts without help from the community. Its grind intensive, one thing that I don't really like. You have to kill, and kill, and kill, like in an MMORPG, just keep killing, and leveling, want to build more stuff? Kill more, get more science points, convert it to research data.

Eventually it gets so absurd that you need so much research datas and at the same time, you reach a point where you get alot of science points that you either have to find a couple of upgrade platforms and extend your Science maximum capacity OR you just kill and stop, convert it to datas, every few minutes.

If you want to go by the first method to make things a little easier, dig more! The upgrade platforms which are so beneficial and essential but of course, it is so god damn rare. For those of you who have played terraria, it is pretty much like the Crystal Hearts but rarer. Its interesting but also tiring because of how big the world is, You have to explore and explore and explore to find these upgrade platforms. There is simply no way you can chance upon this without luck since there is no navigation help or map for you to refer to.

So do I recommend this game? Sure, I do, but overall I give this game about a 6.5/10. Keep in mind that this is still in early access.

It has a massive content, but not enough help support, things are still very buggy, but it is not unplayable, the designs is pretty and simple, but a little unappealing. The developers are helpful, they respond alot, the game is updated very frequently,

My unsatisfaction with this game is due to its grinding factor of kill dig kill dig, find stuff, continue killing, build stuff, and finally, just finally, you can get to the first dungeon and die more, realising you need better armor, and to get better armor, you need better buildings, so you kill and dig more, to build these buildings and armor, but it is way too slow, so you need to build better tools, but for better tools, you also need to kill and dig more. THEN you also need better weapons, and you know where I'm going with this.

So why am I still playing it? Well to be honest, it is because of the developers. They want to improve this game, so I close an eye while writing this review and at the same time, try to tell you guys about the truth of this game. It is not exciting, half of the game is not completed yet, but hearing what the developers have to say, I'm sure that EoS will be much more fun when it is launched. So i'll give you a couple of reasons to get this game and a couple not to.

Get this game if you
- are patient and want to see the game grow, contribute to the community and give feedback to the developers.
- are willing to fork out money to support the development of EoS.
- are willing to take the risk and pay a cheaper price for early access, with hopes that this game does not end up like other Early access games.
- You are a rich ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, so why the hell not?

Do not get this game (now) if you
- Just want another Terraria-like game to fill your time. (Seriously, if that's your motive, don't get it yet)
- Want to get the full experience right now, and you are unable to tolerate buggy, and slow-paced game. (In this case, you should try Starbound for a better experience)
- Want a multiplayer game for you and your friends to play with. (Yes, reasons for this is because it is likely that either 1 of you are gonna get bored, and when you buy this for multiplayer, you are gonna play this for multiplayer, and end up not playing it when your friends stop.)

While this game is not terrible, those of you who do not have that much patience, did not have an enjoyable experience or with expectations that are not met, but at the same time would like a concept similar to EOS, maybe "Signs Of Life" would appeal to you more.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Early Access Review
So far I enjoy this game. It's colorful and fun to look at, the music is beautiful and somewhat trippy, and it's a standard 2-d mine and build game. My main issues with it are falling to my death at least thirty time in a session and the slightly odd way characters hold items and move. I assume an actual 'walking backwards' animation will be added at some point. But yeah, I recommend it for what it is at the moment.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Early Access Review
Definetly recommended to get, it's still a bit unstable, I can see that, but the game has a lot of potential, and a couple of minutes can make you more endorsed and stuck in with the game and try to figure out what to do next, and what the mechcanics are and how it works.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Early Access Review
Terraria is better, but only because its a fully developed game. This one is still in progress, but is incredibly addictive, even more so than Terraria in my opinion. They've implemented a skilling system, where you repurpose dirt and mud etc into experience data which you then use to level your skills up in order to unlock new weapons and armor. Its a little complicated for those who just came from the simplicity of Terraria, but you catch on pretty quick.

Its a little unbalanced, but what can you expect from an early access game? I say if you liked Terraria, you'll probably like Edge of Space a lot too, but you'll want it when it comes out fully. The world's a little too big, with not enough to do, and the Arctic Biome is really dangerous, but again, I'm expecting these things will be expanded on eventually.

Final verdict: Currently not nearly as deep and immersive as Terraria but has INCREDIBLE potential to become an even better game.

9.5/10 cant wait for the released game
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Early Access Review
I will keep this short and sweet, 8/10


multi leveled world, deeper than terraria
balanced resource scrounging, nothing is handed to the player
an absolutely unforgiving survival situation, where one step can and will kill you.


the tech tier is off a bit, making it nearly insane to get the stuff to explore the lower levels of the world.
The inability to move your spawn point. It wouldn't even need to be moved, if there was a way to remove the tiles underneath it.
The combat damage is way to OP, 90+ damage from flying jellyfish is a bit much.

But none of the bad things listed should detract you from trying this great game out.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Early Access Review
Not a great game at the moment. But amazing potential. I'm very interested in the "Big Patch A’ Coming" in 12 days. If you do choose to play the game as is I suggest you dig a 2x2 hole. Then stand to one side and angle your laser just slightly so that you sort of auto-dig until you die, then invest in data and repeat several times. If you can handle that mundane repetition... it kinda becomes interesting.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Early Access Review
I gotta say, i thought this would be like terraria but its NOT. You start in the atmosphere of your planet and as you get closer to the core it gets crazier and crazier.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Early Access Review
Great game!
Great potential!
Active devs!
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Early Access Review
I dont play this game a qhole lot, but it's one of my favorite sandbox games next to Terraria and Starbound add a pulse rifle from Aliens and make it to the top :)
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Early Access Review
This game is overall pretty great. The controls are a little clunky and its kind of complicated but considering that it is in beta both things will probobly be resolved. For the most part this game is super fun and definatly worth it.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
66.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Early Access Review
As a person who was hyped for Starbound, this game brings to the table a lot of what I wanted from it. While it still is very much an incomplete game, it offers a comfy environment to build your bases in and already enough diversity to satisfy my curiosity. If you enjoy fighting monsters, mining for resources, raiding dungeons with your friends, or just messing around then this game with its 12.99 price tag is absolutely worth it. If you have doubts, buy it now and wait for it to be finished. The team is giving regular patchs and communicating with the community.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
I recoomend this game as it is very in depth. There are many different things to do like mine, explore, kill, create, build you name it. this game has something for everybody! Its a beautiful terraria like game about surviveing in the depths of the universe and this is why i reccomend this game.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Early Access Review
I like Edge of Space a lot. It's not my faovrite 2D sandbox but it's up there. I think it's the Devs that make playing and supporting Edge of Space worth it in the end. I have not played much Edge of Space because I have a new thing where I don't play early release game. I only give them a test run and either pass or fail them or sometimes give them more time. I did not vote positive or negative on edge of space back in the day. But I felt the game was pretty bad! But I knew it would get better. And I have watched 30 or so hours of the game in recent updates and now I can safely say that I love Edge of Space and it's great being able to listen to the Devs and see how they take both positive and negative feedback and work to improve the game.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Early Access Review
what i really liked about this game was the fact that it was pretty much terraria in space. and thats what made it so unique because sure there was the the olden days in terraria but no futuristic ideas. what i disliked about was that sometimes it would take a while to load.
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Early Access Review
Great game even if early access. If you love minecraft and terraria then you'll love this game. It does hold a certain air of difficulty in comparison to the 2. Controls are a bit hard to figure out at first but in the long run of things it's still a work in progess.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Early Access Review
its a really cool game, lots of stuff. at first i was confused because after the tutorial it didnt really explain what else to do. i figured it out after a bit. its really fun once you know what to do.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Early Access Review
This is shaping up to be the game starbound should have been.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Early Access Review
Disclaimer: This is an early access title, so as always, buyer beware. It may or may not make it to the finish line, but from what I've experienced over a few years development cycle with this game, it's team is nothing if not dedicated and focused on the goal of pushing this game to release, so I'm fairly confident it will be released, just not as hastily as other titles.

The question to be answered, is whether or not this game is worth buying right now. While it's in the same sandbox genre as popular (and depending on who you ask, infamous) titles such as terraria, minecraft, and starbound, the graphical style sets it apart fairly decisively. It's not super high-res, but the cartoonish yet realistically proportioned characters are a nice change from the pixelized Devs-Don't-Give-A-Damn you sometimes see. What can I say, some people like pixels, others don't. For my part, I do like pixels. Anyway, see the screenshots for a good idea of the art style. At the very least, the art style is consistent throughout the game as far as I've seen.

The devs have taken an interesting direction in the way of progression, in that every action you take, whether it be killing monsters, felling alien vegetation, or just digging up some mud, nets you experience that can be spent toward research in the area of your interest. It's an interesting component that I suppose promotes cooperation and teaming up with other players who can fill the gaps in your research to help fully kit out your base. Materials aren't enough to build all that you need, you actually need the experience and research level to create equipment and objects, unlike terraria and starbound where you only need touch a component to know how to put it together.

The alien environments don't take the typical planetoidal approach to world generation, and instead you find your avatar cast adrift on a sea of floating islands, which you can hop from one to the next with a handy jetpack, which you get from playing through the tutorial at the very beginning of the game. It's necessary to build a suit of armor with exposure protection in order to delve deeper into the world's depths, so progression is a multi-pronged challenge as you have to gather experience and then spend it correctly in order to build a base and equip yourself for the dangers you'll find in the lower levels of the planet.

There's not much else for me to say about this title, but if you're still on the fence after hearing all of this, know that the game is still in development, and in order to expedite the process your characters and worlds may be wiped. So bear that in mind if it's a factor in your decision.

For my part, I bought it at 20 dollars a while back, and like where the game is going. I trust this dev team enough to get the job done eventually, and really look forward to when it's finished. If you have the money to spare and want to put it to a project, and this one sounds good based on all you've heard, great. Honestly, this either is your cup of tea or isn't, and that's okay. I will say that it's my cup of tea, and an interesting and very different entrant to the 2d sandbox genre. I don't regret buying the game.
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119 of 150 people (79%) found this review helpful
51.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Early Access Review
First off let me appologize, I'm not the best at words and this review's probably a bit all over the place, but do yourself a favor and give it a chance.

While this game is quite underdevelopped with stuff like missing info, dev notes on a few items and unfinished content (Note all the twits posting bitter reviews. While they do have good points on some of them THIS IS FEEDBACK TO BE GIVEN FOR THE DEVELOPERS, not splattered onto the review section to give the game a bad face. They listen AMAZINGLY well to feedback.), the developers have been producing updates and status reports at a near constant rate and on top of that they are highly responsive in the forums, having replied many times to my silly little posts in the past about small things. They feel like people, not faces put on for a job but at the same time remain professional, and to top it off they feel honest and seem to genuinely care about their game.

To be blunt, I see this game going places if they market it right when the game's finished, I just hope people give this game a chance and help fund it by picking up a copy while it's in early access. It's fairly priced, and as I said before the devs are a stellar example of what developers SHOULD be like, and I can honestly feel the game improving a good amount as the game goes through production with lots of polish and fine tuning, feedback from the community being taken into account, and big bugs that pop up are usually fixed very quickly. If you've played this game before and hated it, do yourself a huge favor, give it another go upon release. I might just be overly optimistic, but I have good feelings for this game, and that's saying a lot in the world of scams, lies, "bullzhitting" and greed that is the current gaming industry.

Oh, and if you're wondering why I didn't really talk about the actual game, it's because the game's changing a lot so quickly, to review it while it's doing so would be completely unfair and unreasonable. You can find some info you might be after on the storefront. Just do yourself a favor and ignore the bitter reviews for reasons I've stated already.

And another little note, they usually have a countdown INGAME for their next updates with info on the patch usually found in the forum, and while this can be off a few days for valid reasons they generally provide, it's pretty reliable.
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98 of 122 people (80%) found this review helpful
37.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Early Access Review
this game is getting a LOT of negative reviews and I see some same complaints-- No tutorial (There wasnt, there is now) - cant skip the tutorial (You obviously DIDNT read anything at all, did you?) - There's no content updates blah blah or theres not enough of X in the game yet... well I have been involved in a TON of early access projects (DayZ pops into my mind when people say "No content") and I would personally want them to re-hash and re-do gameplay mechanics before adding content, and this one has gone from having nothing but tiles, to having a power grid, to having a control system (Machines need command nodes to run) and more, and more content and bosses... went from having nothing but a few penguins with rocket launchers to terraria crossover bosses and random events... it is still early and the team may not be as large as you would like, but development is constant, and consistent-- meaning they arent working on other projects with early access money from this, at least not to the point its affecting development. Most complaints are people "I cant find ores" those people are used to easier games (Like terraria, which is fun, but face it, not hard at all) this game forces you to completely upgrade before moving much further through an exposure system (Go too low, die from the planets core radiation. makes perfect sense, but most people cry) and extremely tough enemies that dont take much damage from the starter guns.

All in all I am excited to see where they go with the rest of this project. As 2 out of 5 biomes are done as of this review, and countless systems still planned, and some tweaks to existing ones. Amazing progression system if you arent a crybaby.

TL:DR: Most reviews on this game are because people are stupid and don't read, this game is solid, and has constant updates and shows not just promise, but progress.... suppourt it if you liked terraria but it was too easy
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