Players suit up as an Operative of the Ark Corporation (ArkCo), deployed into the deepest, darkest, and most dangerous part of the universe. Fight at the edge of space against an array of creative horrors including cybernetically-enhanced laser space sharks or artillery-toting polar bears - and those are not even the strangest...
User reviews: Mixed (830 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 28, 2013

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“Edge of Space is still under development. By getting into the ongoing BETA now you will be getting a discount from its final price of $14.99. The game will be improved on a regular basis through updates that will add content, new features, and bug fixes. Please check back frequently to update to new versions. Your feedback matters!

Early Access Incentive

- 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.

- Surprises: We like to reward! There are still things we might add to reward those people who get the game early.”
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September 28

UI Overhaul Public Test and Notes!

Hey ArkCoNauts!

The much anticipated UI overhaul has arrived! To ensure that we don’t blow everything up (or at least minimize explosions) we have decided to deploy this one on the opt in test branch first, so that we get extensive feedback and bug reports from everyone before pushing it to the stable branch. Break it as hard as you can! We welcome and encourage it, and need as much input from the community as we can get!

Note: Some features might be unavailable or be incomplete as we are still fleshing out the new UIs

Bug Report Sub Forum Link http://edgeofspace.invisionzone.com/index.php?/forum/61-opt-in-branch-bug-reports/

To opt in:
1) Right click on Edge of Space in your steam library
2) Click properties
3) Click betas
4) From the dropdown menu, select the (public-test)

The game will now update you to the new version for testing.

Here are the notes for the update:

Revamped UIs:

-Main menu
-New Background art! Say Hello to Achoa
-Ticket submit system
-Standard text input/navigation is functional
-Esc/Options Menu
-New Zoom Sliders
-Avatar/World Creation and selection UIs
-Players can now see a preview of their saved avatars
-Heads Up Display UI
-Vitals UI
-ToolBar UI
-Exhausted items (consumables/placeables) will show a faded appearance to indicate lack of that item in inventory (was a red X)
-Chat UI
-Avatar Status UI
-Inventory/Gear
-New TrashBin - Confirm will purge item (delete) cancel will leave item in Bin so player can return it to the inventory slot of their choice
-Players can now Double Click to consume items (data, proto flora/crafted items, Cryorods, etc)
-Players can now SPLIT stacks by picking up the stack and holding SHIFT+clicking an empty slot to activate split count menu
-Players now have 2 gear slots per gear item, the EYE icon is for AESTHETICS (costume) only these slots will not provide stats from slotted gear only visual appearance
-Avatar Stats
-Enhancements/Research
-Codex
-Crafting UI
-Players can now SEARCH the entire crafting menu by keywords
-Players can now use a slider, up/down buttons, or numeric entry for crafting counts
-Resource slots will accept more resource than needed, only amount required for crafting count selected will be used


Fixes:

-Fixed an issue that allowed players to duplicate stackable items in inventory
-Fixed an issue where players could infinitely spawn vehicles
-Fixed an issue where chests in headhunter dungeons were empty
-Fixed an issue where energy scanner was not showing overlay in comet biome
-Fixed an issue where tutorial task markers were not showing in Single Player

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September 19

Special Notice Concerning the Next Patch

Hey, Everyone!

We want to let everyone know that the patch that was meant to be coming out this weekend, is being pushed to next weekend instead (weekend of the 27th). Last week, Paul got very sick on us, and we lost several days of dev time on his end. As he is the one working feverishly on the UI re-write, it brought things to a standstill on that front. Due to the fact that this IS an overhaul of the entire UI, including the menu screen, we’re not able to put through an update to the patch timer on the launcher. If we complete the patch and all needed work before then, we will happily patch it out sooner, but we want to err on the side of caution. This is a very labor intensive one for the team, and we want to be sure we set a realistic timeframe. We apologize for the delay, and we hope you guys will bear with us a little longer. By way of apology, we leave you with something awesome to look at, coming in the near future:

http://i.imgur.com/5rwR2wx.png

http://i.imgur.com/fjEVPhu.png

http://i.imgur.com/oBJCskb.png


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MMORPG.com - 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

Players suit up as an Operative of the Ark Corporation (ArkCo), deployed into the deepest, darkest, and most dangerous part of the universe. Fight at the edge of space against an array of creative horrors including cybernetically-enhanced laser space sharks or artillery-toting polar bears - and those are not even the strangest monstrosities to encounter!

You must terraform the entire world, craft armor, weapons, kits, and vehicles to help you explore and conquer. Starting only with a laser pick and the gear from your pod you must immediately start gathering resources to survive. At the absolute edge of space you will adapt or die! Good luck ArkCo Operative!

Key Features (Launch Version)

  • Open World – Dynamically-generated 2D sandbox set in the deepest recesses of space.
  • Insane Creatures – Hordes of enemies and epic bosses ranging from Artillabears, squid pandas, jetpack space penguins, and laser space sharks.
  • Cooperative Exploration – Engrossing gameplay, built from the ground up, to support multiplayer focusing on cooperative exploration and combat with team-based tactics.
  • Command Center Management – Establish your central base of operation by creating the ultimate Command Center customized with defensive turrets, hangers and repair drones.
  • 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.
  • Deep Exploration – Master the navigation of extraterrestrial hideaways and randomly generated caverns. Explore wormhole anomalies to discover valuable resources and other rare phenomenon.
  • Exposure – Environmental effect you must protect yourself from by changing the environment or gearing up to handle it
  • Loads of Armor – Ranging from stat boosting battle armor to quirky vanity costumes, craft armor to survive the changing environmental conditions and threatening mutated monsters
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Advanced Crafting System - Using the power of science, craft advanced technology for weapons, gear and base constructions from basic resources
  • 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 – Post-launch updates will regularly bring 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

    Minimum:
    • 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
220 of 299 people (74%) found this review helpful
166.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Early access done right. This game leads the pack in showcasing the good aspects of the early access system.

+frequent meaningful updates
+open to player input
+very active devs on forums

This game has alot of room to grow but so far it is showing great promise.
Posted: May 25
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123 of 171 people (72%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Edge Of Space may just seem like another one of those Not-so-smash-hit Terraria replicas. However, if you actually explore the game you'll find that it's much more than that.

First off, There's the hefty tutorial, and the (rather) steep learning curve. You'll probably be finding yourself tripping over yourself in the three different menus, each at a not-that-convenient spot on your keyboard.(V for Crafting? Really?) All the while your having your energy zapped by one of those nice little energy suckers. But once you get used to the very confusing interface it shouldn't be much trouble.

Now that we are out of the inital Edge Of Space experience, we'll start talking about some of it's better qualitys. First and most noticable thing is the Weapons. In this game, you can take the phrase "No weapon is the same" literally. Different types, Different Ammunition, Different Specs, just about different everything. Ever played Borderlands 1 or 2? Take their weapon system and apply it hear.

Next:
Updates. Your never not sure when another updates going to be out, because they have a in-game update timer, and the updates are shot out faster than most Early Access games can blink.

THE RESULT:
While many players will get bored and lose interest in the first chunk of gameplay, those who stick around sure will be going for a fun ride- and loss of outside-world productivity. If you're a patient gamer, I recommend you pick up this title right now.
You won't be dissapointed.
Posted: June 13
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Edge of Space is a dream for sci-fi fans. Also, is a dream for the early adopters, because the devs are always upgrading the game and talking to the community. This is how an Early Access game should be!

If you buy before the official launch, you'll receive exclusive content. If sandbox games are your cup of tea, I highly recommend you to try Edge of Space!
Posted: July 17
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
You've just crashed on a planet. All you've got is some utilities from your ship you were able to grab. You can mine, you can build, and you can craft. What will you do to survive?

(tl;dr at bottom)

If you're a fan of Terraria, but want something a little more bizarre, and more focused on space, this is definitely your game. Don't see it as Terraria or Minecraft knock-off, though. This game is one of the most unique games of this type that I've seen. Most notably, the crafting system. The way this game's crafting system works is just fantastic. Rather than picking around for specific blocks, you are able to craft things by finding blocks to fit the requirements for density, permiability, and other criteria for creating an object. There is more to this, but I'd rather let you find that out for yourself, as there are many machines in this game that would take a while to fully explain.

As you can see the graphics in the screenshots, and audio in the trailers, I'm not really going to dive that deep into them. The only thing I'd like to note is character creation. There is at least a moderate amount of customization for your character off the bat, and even more when you consider vanity and armor further in the game, so if that's the type of thing you're into, consider it another plus.

This game isn't completely great though, and I won't be able to stress enough that this game is EARLY ACCESS, and that's what you're paying for. A lot of it isn't done. There are bugs and glitches (though not really anything that will ruin the experience).

tl;dr

Pros:
+ Crafting system
+ Plenty of other machines to play around with
+ Block variety (there are vending machines, TVs, etc that you can craft)
+ Customization
+ Boss fights
+ Misc. world events (worm holes and such will crop up here and there)
+ Concept (the idea is cool)
+ Playtime (lots of playtime in this, even at this stage)

Cons:
- Graphics (while the graphics aren't bad, you could get sick from watching the world backdrop)
- Not finished (bugs - bugs everywhere)
- Emphasis on not finished (not that much content)

I'll expand this review if anyone actually reads it, or has any questions.
Posted: August 24
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149 of 283 people (53%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
UI needs a massive overhaul, its clunky, unresponsive and in general just a pain to use. Saying it now since its early access and there is still time to fix it.
Posted: June 28
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568 of 739 people (77%) found this review helpful
153.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Edge of Space is an upcoming (currently in Early Access) Terraria-esque sandbox game, but not without some interesting changes!

What immediately set Edge of Space apart from other similar games for me is its increased RPG elements: your character has impressive list of stats, from expected health and energy to such stats as dodging or resistance to various damage types. What is more, your stats don’t depend on equipment alone: scattered across the world are technology caches, which not only give you access to more advanced gear or devices, but also have chance to improve your innate stats.

Another of game’s innovations is its crafting system: where in other similar games each recipe calls for specific resources, Edge of Space often lets you substitute one similar resource for another. And the full list of craftable items looks impressive indeed – in 10 odd hours I’ve played so far I feel I touched only the tip of the iceberg.

And finally, Edge of Space has certainly an unique approach to world design – rather then the world being a one mass, it is made of countless floating island. Don’t feel like digging down? Walking to the islands’ edge and jumping down to the island bellow is always an alternative. (And having a jetpack from the start helps you not to fall to your death this way. Usually.)

Still being in early access, Edge of Space kind of doesn’t feel as ‘polished’ as Terraria, though as of latest patch, single-player doesn’t have any real issues I can point out. As far as multiplayer is concerned, a rather annoying issue is that you can’t use your single-player characters in multi-player. Multiplayer literally came out in last patch, though, so issues are expected, and to my knowledge developers are working them.

To sum it up: Edge of Space is already a fun game to play, despite being in Early Access. If you played and enjoyed Terraria, and look for a similar, yet different experience, Edge of Space may be just what you need! If you are new to sandbox exploration/building games, however, you may want to start with Terraria, which is a finished product.
Posted: February 14
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