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.
User reviews: Mixed (1,580 reviews) - 57% of the 1,580 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 17, 2015

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October 7

Patch v1.05 - More Community Love!

Hey ArkCoNauts!

Bringing some more of your requests to life with another big quality of life and bugfix patch. Keep the feedback coming, and the bug reports, they’re making a difference!


  • Players can now Pause in single player mode by hitting the esc key (you can finally enjoy those long, leisurely bathroom breaks!!)
  • UI windows now save their position

  • Added ability to pause when esc is used when playing in Single Player
  • Added Auto fill button to appropriate factories
  • Corrected a few issues with factories
  • Corrected an issue where players that die in a vehicle might not dismount
  • Corrected an issue that allowed players to use Detonators in nests and other event areas
  • Added some context sensitive assistance to Where Bot if you are standing in certain placeable objects
  • Updated several icons and placeable art for factories
  • Corrected meta stats for recon and assassin armor
  • Added new vehicle repair bays
  • UI windows now save their position
  • Adjusted placeable hover text position, moved “Out of Range” text to a new line, and added a “Not Powered” condition
  • Fuels no longer require rare materials
  • Adjusted starter weapon damage
  • Corrected another issue that could cause UI lag
  • Turned loose a python to eat up many spelling errors
  • Corrected an issue which caused players inventory size to not update properly when changing avatars
  • Corrected an issue that prevented NPCs from following on future escort missions after the player died
  • Corrected an issue with tiles on the edge of the world
  • Breakables no longer display the removal icons when x is used
  • Chests and command centers clear the name field when opened
  • Beam weapons are no longer blocked by platforms
  • Removed map keybinding
  • Added a message when attempting to mine in a nest or other event area that is not yet unlocked
  • Added Stealth Buddy to Explorer Armor rank 15
  • Added Task Log to the Quick Menu
  • Corrected an issue that might cause inventory slots to become unresponsive
  • Increased the size of the slider handles in the Options menu
  • The chat window now loses focus after entering a message
  • Stack split UI now gains focus when opened and enter works to set it
  • The Inertia Field Kit is no longer canceled when standing on terrain
  • Laser saws no longer pass through terrain
  • Info bot no longer detects cleared terraformers
  • Lovebird’s height has been adjusted
  • Increased protoleaf drop rate and added a small chance to drop from protovines
  • Raised base exp cap to 10,000 and adjusted upgrades accordingly

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September 29

Patch v1.04 - Cleanup Continues!

Who’s ready for some more Handyman love? Here comes another round of bug fixing, thanks to all the feedback and reports coming in from the community. You guys are awesome, and we really appreciate everyone taking the time to send in tickets, logs, and feedback threads on the forums!

  • Corrected an invalid schematic requirement for architect armor, engineer armor, and bulldozer pet
  • Tweak to UI performance
  • Boosted chances of Master Brain dropping items
  • ”Fun Dungeon” achievement should track properly now
  • Crab and Jelly mounts no longer vanish when out of energy
  • Updated Primal Zone Parallax
  • Added a taller warehouse bay door for players to create a garage to store vehicles away from creatures
  • Corrected female hairstyle numbering
  • Corrected an issue that prevented Joey from granting his anchor schematic
  • Plasma bears now have proper loot
  • Wild Jellies now have proper loot
  • Corrected an issue where a shadow arm could be seen when holding melee weapons
  • Gun reload bonus no longer overwrites current buffs
  • Fixed an issue where some creatures created too many particles on death
  • Fixed an issue where removing items that increase inventory size could make those items stay in the inventory instead of being returned in the Rewards window
  • Fixed two possible issues that could cause Network Loop Errors
  • Added small and medium relays to base construction
  • Added a power splitter to base construction
  • Adjusted consumable turret HP levels
  • Adjusted all consumable requirements for crafting, removed more rare materials from their requirements
  • Fixed an issue that prevented coordinate shards dropping for Omegatron and DJ Penguin

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Special Edition Content:

  • Chrome Fineous Mount
  • SE Laser Pick
  • Sugar Glider Pet
  • First Responder Armor
  • Luchidor Helmet
  • TopHat Helmet
  • Concept Art PDF
  • Edge of Space OST

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About the 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

  • 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

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
24 of 35 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
So here we are....finally at 1.0 and we still feel like we are in a beta.
The game is laggy, choppy, the sprites clip and glitch around, the physics are wonkey for gravity (shoot enemy they fly straight upwards?), it's such a mess at the start. Their idea of a tutorial involves talking to a flying shark and gathering's very dull.

I'm sad that waiting for nearly a year on this resulted in this mediocrity. Stick with terraria, this feels like a generic knock off terraria in space.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
44.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
I am content to say that this game satisfies the Sci-fi itch of a 2D open world for me. Being a follower via Early Access; I must say that this game has come a long way in its development, and I am quite happy with the launch result. The game runs smooth, the 2D graphics are amazing; I definitely love how the developers broke away from the typical pixel art you see in most games of the genre. What definitely makes me appreciate this game, is not only the quality of the visuals and the sound; but what makes it different from other games like Starbound or Terraria.

+ Exceptional 2D artwork and visuals, definitely shines brighter than others of its genre.
+ Nice and fitting contemporary Sci-fi theme.
+ Biome diversity and abundance of interesting places to explore.
+ The PIOS system which allows you to wire power to objects.
+ Technology tree and research aspects are present.
+ Fairly interesting backstory.
+ Nice boss fights.
+ Nice crafting system.

= The game feels grindy, but at the same time it prolongs the game.
= Some of the companions are rehashed earth creatures. Meh.

- Sometimes, there is an excessive amount of creature spawns.
- Some creatures have a very obnoxious knockback.

Overall: If you like these kind of open-world, randomly generated 2D platform games; this is definitely for you.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Awesome game! Has really changed since when it was first released. I decided to sit down and play it again (I hadn't played it in months) and I could really see the changes. Way to go Handyman! Glad I purchased the special edition a long time ago, totally worth it.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
101.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Zen of Space

I have been playing the game since beta. Overall it has been a positive experience for me. Playing version 1 was a big surprise. They added a ton of stuff. Personally I get sick of all the wizzard and warrior stuff so I love the fact that this is in space. Definetely has the Metroid feel you hear others talk about. Sound track is wicked, great art style! Starbound is in space but for some reason that game never keeps my attention like Edge of Space and Terraria. I have a ton of the open-world sandbox build, survive games. Like, A LOT of them. This game is one of my favorites.

Here are a few feedback items

  • Plants sit in the ground weird. IMO they should sit flat on the ground. Harvesting the Reaching Mushrooms looks really weird.
  • The bugs with the solid pixel wings look really strange to me. Like little health bars floating all over the place.
  • When I select a weapon to use I can not immediatly shoot. This also happens with the Arclight device
  • I dislike how the item bar on the top is actually part of the inventory. Those spaces should have a different look because it took me awhile to figure out why my guns were getting replace by other items when organizing the inventory. IMO They should not be part of the inventory (like when you equip armor)

I really enjoy what you have created here. Great job! I get burned here and there by early access but am super happy that you guys got to version 1. Looking forward to all the great updates to come.
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174 of 209 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Early Access Review
I purchased this game upon release into early access. At that time, many of the advertisements were compairing this game to Terraria, hence the nature of my review

I had a lot of hope for this game.

Let me preface this by saying I love Terraria. I played a ton of it with friends and by myself back when it was first launched, and again with all the updates with my girlfriend. I went from thinking it was a 2D Minecraft rip off to a great game that reminds me a bit of your old school games (Ghost and Goblins comes to mind with the new Expert mode)

Terraria had its charm in the exploration. You died, a lot. You learned from said deaths. You learned different materials make different items. You fail a lot, in funny and unexpected ways (i.e. Farming Wall of Flesh, then realizing that I had been equipping my armor in the social slot). The exploration was in both the world itself, and the mechanics. They gave you nothing, said "Here is the world, have fun" and that was it.

Edge of Space forgets that. I start a new character, and I am inundated with tutorials as if I was a toddler. The game literally stops everything to tell you to right click to pick up an item from a chest, including a video. I am all for tutorials done right, but this one is just patronizing.

The UI is just trash. I have a character menu, inventory, tech, ect. They are all small enough to fit on the screen all at once, yet they are their own movable UIs with wasted space. Not to mention if I want to craft something to equip, I may have to go through three different menus for it. This developer took a huge step backwards in design.

The character control is also a problem. It just feels slow and unresponsive. I felt like I was on a server lagging in single player (and with the rig I have, this game should not give me any delays whatsoever). The feel of everything was just off too. Mining is aiming a laser at a rock and waiting. Terraria did it right, because you would hear the clanking as you mined, making it feel like you were doing something.

Lastly is the performance. It felt like it was running at 30, because I was getting that same blurriness I would get at lower frame rates. The game however has a FPS counter that was staying at a solid 60. I pulled up the Steam FPS counter, and low and behold, while it did stay around 60, it would very occasionally dip, but the in game FPS counter stayed at 60. I have a feeling that this counter is not accurate, and the developer has static text up there, but I will not say 100%.

I will end with this, Have I been harsh on this game, comparing it to Terraria? Yes, very much so. They have marketed it as the spiritual successor to Terraria, and thus started the comparison. Sadly, it fell very short of the mark they were aiming for.

I wish to put this into the actual review itself, since this actually has me hopeful about the future of this game. From the head developer in the comments from this review "Thank you for your review, i think there rae some valid points we are trying to address. At the same time the game is meant to feel different." The developer actully listens top criticism in a positive way, which could make this game potentially great in the future.
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