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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“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!

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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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November 24

Patch v0.3079 - Gobbling Up Bugs!

Hey ArkCoNauts! Got another patch for you today, fixing a number of bugs that crept up in the content patch. We still have a long list to go, but we will be working at a slower pace this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The team will be taking some much needed time with family and friends, but rest assured, after the holiday we’ll be right back here crushing bugs and balancing and polishing all the new content. We want to wish our stateside fans a safe and happy Thanksgiving, don’t let those turkeys bite back!


  • The Detonator 1 schematic now makes the correct item.
  • Fixed an issue that caused ammo max counts to improperly display
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to receive xp from plasma tree plasma projectiles when they expire (also applies to some other creature projectiles)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Command Control Centers from respecting their placement limit
  • Added a banner text to alert player about CCC placement limits
  • Fixed an issue that prevented background bombs from damaging nearby entities in MultiPlayer
  • Fixed an issue that caused chests on MP servers to remain locked if player used the close button on the chest UI
  • Banner text for item pickup now show the number of items you picked up instead of (0)
  • Fixed an issue where players logging onto a server would login with their shield partially depleted
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to gain infinite xp from attempting to mine tiles under trees
  • Fixed an issue that prevented keybindings from being remapped
  • Fixed an issue that caused some jetpacks to regen energy slowly
  • Fixed an issue that caused phase mortars to kill players without showing damage to shields or health
  • Fixed an issue where death popup would not properly trigger if player let it time out while MCP is out of cryorods

  • Changed the art for the enemy health bar
  • Modified Banner text to be displayed above any other menus present.
  • Doubled the range of command center 1 and 2 compared to command node
  • Removed auto harvesters (kit and consumables) due to coding issues

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November 20

Patch v0.3006: Content Craziness Plus is now live!

The moment has arrived! The massive content patch is now live on the main branch! This does mean that worlds and characters have been wiped, but we hope that everyone will find the new content well worth it. We will leave the original opt-in patch notes and the opt-in hotfix notes available on the forums, as they list the full changes to the game with this update. The notes here are the changes made between the last hotfix and today. You can refer to the full notes for both previous patches here:

November 12th Opt-in Release:

November 17th Opt in Hotfixes:


  • Fixed an issue where some creatures would kill player without updating health or shields
  • Fixed an issue that prevented factories from ending animation when output hopper is full
  • Fixed in issue where only one player could see the grapple kit beam in multiplayer
  • Fixed an issue where creating a new world would freeze at ~90%
  • Fixed an issue where changing jetpack would prevent kits from functioning
  • Fixed an Issue where the skiff pad schematic was granting the skiff instead of skiff pad
  • Fixed an issue where items could be used from a chest
  • Fixed an issue where multiplayer avatars could get moved to single player list
  • Fixed a naming issue with some craftable datas
  • Fixed syncing issues on multiplayer concerning plants and trees
  • Fixed an issue where weapon components would replace the amount of damage done instead of increasing it.
  • Fixed an issue where placing the skiff pad would cause the game to freeze

  • Fixed a bug that caused teleporters not to work
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the comet biome’s appearance to show up as protolife background/tiles

  • Tuning adjustments to rifts
  • Some placeables now require Command Control Centers to function
  • Tuned Command Control Centers for more CPU
  • Launcher has been removed, and launcher functionality has been integrated to the game’s main menu
  • Added volcanic vent rift, crab eggs rift, and plasma forest rift
  • Master Brain mini-boss now appears in headhunter dungeon treasure room
  • Comet biome plants now drop loot
  • Updated leaper and plasma polar bear
  • Cryopod now defaults to a limit of 10 cryorods bound to it

Known Issues
  • The Medical Kit does not heal other players.
  • The Automatic Harvester does not work in multiplayer.

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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
60 of 77 people (78%) found this review helpful
51.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
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 items, out of place 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 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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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
326.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Early Access Review
This game is one of the good examples for Early Acces. The Dev team is really nice and are very present and working with the community. Constant patches and addet content keeps making the game get better and better and i don´t regret buying into this at all. The art style, music and ambient is just awesome and everyone who like this genre should give it a try.
Even tho it got Terraria content in it it is by far not a clone and got it´s own unique feeling to it as it is more focused on action and plays more like a metroid game when it comes to progression and gunplay.
A big thumbs up from me .
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Early Access Review
I've invested in one or two early access games but what I like about Edge Of Space is the fact that they frequently update the game. To me that's a plus and the Devs seem to be dedicated and involved. Alot of people may be unhappy because they want the full game immediately but I find the pace is good so far. From the little time I've spent on it the game has a great deal of potential to find its own niche among titles like Terraria or Starbound.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Early Access Review
Pretty great crafter game. Vehichles, Jetpacks, interesting armor sets. challenging bosses and dungeons.
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22 of 39 people (56%) found this review helpful
167.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
This game is amazing.
With awesome UI, action-packed gameplay, and hours of fun, Edge Of Space has it all! It has somthing for everyone. Are you a builder? Are you an explorer? Are you a fighter? No matter what you are, this game has somthing for you! This game is only on beta stage, and it already is awesome. I cannot imagine how awesome it will be in the future...
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Early Access Review
Love this art style for sure and how helpful and friendly the dev team is. I play this game solo and really don't have any plans to play MP.

I do enjoy the idea that all the fighting (for now) is with guns rather than melee. It is hard to get used to because enemies are smaller and fast but you get better over time.

The game itself has just had a UI overhaul and progression is being changed up right now. I have no fear that this game will turn out to be bad in any way. The team listens to us and makes great decisions on their own as well.

I have been part of some rough early access games (Warz :( , The Stomping Land :(( and Starbound :-\ ) so I have had my share of ups and downs. Edge of Space has kept me even, while I want the game to be done I am not demanding them. I know they are working on everything and it will be great no matter what.

I originally came to this game because Starbound was updated and it killed a connection to a mod that made the game fun. (survivalist mod) Obviously starbound is so easy, no challenge at all. This game is actually much harder and makes you feel the need to be careful and play safe at times.
Give Edge of Space a try some time or just keep it in mind and watch for updates!
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Early Access Review
I need only one thing,controller support and this game will be more awesome! :D
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Early Access Review
Great game. If you loved Terraria you'll like this as well.

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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Early Access Review
This game gets an up for me, Even though it isn't my honey on pancakes, It drops you into the thick of it after the tutorial
Just like games back in the day I suppose
So yeah
7/10 Awesome, If you can learn after 1 tutorial.
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Early Access Review
Finished playing Terraria with a friend and needed a similar game to play. With Gaben's infinite knowledge, steam recommended this game. After looking around and reading reviews for a few days I can honestly say I do not regret buying this a bit. Game felt grindy but with the new system being implemented, that's going to change completely. The devs are active and actually pay attention to people's positive AND negative reviews and react positively to both (Unlike starbound...). The reviews on the developers played a huge part in my purchase and I'll be buying a copy for my friend in the near future (aka the steam sale). Couldn't recommend enough.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Early Access Review
It's one of those games where you have no idea what to do, then do something, then don't know what you're gonna do next. And you can't find anything to do. You start digging and finding things. Then you do more things. And then repeat.
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16 of 31 people (52%) found this review helpful
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Early Access Review
**THIS IS AN EARLY ACCESS GAME**. Early Access means it's incomplete and they are adding in new features to the game. Usually it takes about 3 years to develop a game. Keep that in mind when making this purchase.

This is a really fun game with lots to do.It is a lot more suvival and combat oriented than it's genre competitors. It offers a unique crafting system where you find codecs and use them to level your crafting, which in turn teaches you new recipes. The more you play, the more recipes you unlock.

This game is made by developers who care about their product and are gamers themselves, which I think is important of any game developer. I really think if you like Terraria (it will be compared no matter what, it is what it is) there's no reason you won't like this. If it were up to me there would be 100 "terraria rip offs" because I love this genre (That's what it is, a genre, not a ripoff).

TL;DR: It's early access so it's missing a lot/most of the features. Not a Terraria rip off. Good game. Worth the 15 dollar price tag.

Edited: Trimming some fat, correcting grammar, etc.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Early Access Review
This is a review in it's current state.

I understand this game is still in beta, but in it's current state I'm not a fan. I definitely see the potential of this game and can forsee it being a really fun and addictive game like Terraria. Right now it's just frustrating. Especially since this game has been out in beta for over a year and the feel hasn't changed. It's sad when 3 of my friends and I can't stand to play this more than an hour every 3-4 months we try it.

Many items that you find early in game have absolutely 0 use or in the item details it shows "Will be updated in the future" or some nonsense. The inventory feels clunky and can be buggy when swapping things in and out of your actionbars.

For those of you who played Terraria, if you enjoyed the helper dude being there to somewhat guide you in the right direction you're going to have a harder time. The beginning gives you a brief sense of direction but then it's gone. To understand what a lot of things do, you must either spend lots of time trying to figure it out on your own or look it up on the wiki.

While I feel games do need to have a little but of challenge in them, I'm not sure the start of this game goes in the right direction with that. Your mining tool is painfully slow. Your starting weapon is painfully weak. Materials needed to upgrade anything are way high. You also have lives in this game. So as you're digging down trying to find some sort of material you need to make an item you have no clue what it does, you come across some crabs that take 15 shots to kill with your weak gun and they kill you. You've spent 20 minutes digging, lost a life, and still have 0 of the material you need.

The soundtrack is nice. Which is one thing I expected after playing Terraria and Starbound. Visuals look good for the most part. The gameplay just has a long way to go until I feel it will be fun.

If you want a new Terraria style game, go pick up starbound instead. You'll be completely satisfied! Maybe in another year I can say the same about this.
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42 of 89 people (47%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Early Access Review
Not worth it in it's current state. This was my first "early access" game before I even know what EA was, I unfortunately fell for the trap of some cool trailers and the incorporation of some Terraria elements, making me hope this was a Sci-Fi terraria.

While the fundamentals are the same (a 2d minecraft), the execution is just not even close and the polish of the current state of the game is going to make me wait unto 1.0 release. Upon character creation and the 10+ minute load time (I timed it once) you're forced without choice to go through a tutorial which is extremely frustrating after a character whipe. It lays out the very basics which you then shortly forget and feel very lost in the coming gameplay moments.

Building and equipment progression seems confusing and not very straight forward, it's difficult figuring out where to get some of the less common materials without just randomly digging and hoping to hit a vein and what exactly you should be building next. Unless they aren't implemented yet, the distinct biomes are non existent. I walked a bit away from my spawn point and jumped down a few ledges and started taking environmental damage. I presume this is a barrier to prevent you from digging a hole straight down (a-la terraria) and gathering the best materials within minutes of starting a new game.

I'll update when the retail version is released but at this time I won't be spending anymore time with this game.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Early Access Review
You know i love these craft open world minecraft 2d games, and when this came out i had to have it even though it was in early access . This game was horrible at frist and i was ok with that beacuse it was done yet. SO I WAITED....
and then just gave up beacuse this game just never was worth it.
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48 of 104 people (46%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Early Access Review
What can I say... I bought this with a hope of having a experience similar to Terraria,
since they were in parcery with Re-logic and hadding Terraria based content.

But I only got disappointement!
The menu with your items is confusing! In the start, once you get in the planet It's very difficult to stay alive, mostly cause of weakass weapons, and the mining takes too much time for the same reason!
Both tools and weapons are poor in perfomance!

But I didn't judge like that cause in the future you would take better stuff... right?
Nope! To upgrade anything, It takes amounts of various materials, not to mention:
-the time to mine them (is slow)
-search for them (too much time)
-you have to walk FAR to find more, go into holes and a maze of caverns, making you lost from your outpost.
-limited area (that radiation thing that kills you when you go too much down)
-enemies stronger than you (and weak weapon)

And if you fail for the first time, you will notice you actually got lives!
YEAH! LIVES! Who puts lives on a game based of Terraria?!
But you can make more "lives", but you will have to decide on what to do next!
Spend your materials in making lives and search materials so you can upgrade your weapons, armor and tools, but you will end up lost, surrounded by enemies, and you will eventually will die. Then, you must do more "lives" so you don't lose your progress!
Repeat this times and times! That was my game! A vicious cycle of losing, nerves, and boredom...

I don't recommend this game...
Play Terraria instead... they never disappointed (at least me) with their updates and content...

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6 of 17 people (35%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Early Access Review
The new changes make the game worth the purchase, I hope they continue development and add more things like mod support.
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29 of 70 people (41%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Early Access Review
Edge of Space needs significant improvement before I would recommend that anyone purchase it. The controls are nonintuitive, the interface feels too small and crowded, and currently the game feels like a bad Terraria clone. Your money would be better spent on Starbound if you're interested in this theme.

EDIT: Just went back and played through the tutorial after several months. Everything looks and feels the same. The game is as cumbersome as ever and I did not enjoy trying to get started playing. Once you leave the tutorial level, it is unclear what you're objective within the game is. I had heard mention of UI improvements, but to me, everything looks exactly the same.

I don't know if I'm supposed to play this game with a wiki page open, telling me step by step how to play it all the way through or not. I will admit that Terraria and Starbound have you basically playing with the wiki open as well, but Edge of Space seems to offer very little encouragement when you actually get into the game. Upon exiting the tutorial I was beamed down to the surface of what I assume was a planet, and immediately attacked by floating jellyfish who took a frustrating amount of time to kill. I was given no actual objective, only tossed forward into this environment with very little explaination.

Bottom line: I would not recommend edge of space to anyone. I bought the 4-pack when it went on sale and after playing the game informed my friends that they should not waste any bandwith or hardrive space on it. This game has EXTREMELY cumbersome controls (double tap 'x' to pick up a torch? Really?), lacks visual pop, and has poorly designed UI. Do not purchase this game. Go get Starbound. Some have said that Starbound is a glitchy, dead project. This is untrue. The game is very entertaining with a few friend and totally worth your time.

I understand that this game is still in early access but it needs so much more work before anyone should play it. I've owned it for a long time and am still waiting for any significant progress to take place.
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11 of 32 people (34%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Early Access Review
"Specia Edition Upgrade" while still in early access?

Sounds legit.
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