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...
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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!

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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"Explore strange worlds and get eaten by laser toting cybernetic sharks. Edge of Space is a fun side-scrolling platformer / sandbox open world game."

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October 17

ArkCo News 10/17/14

Hey ArkCoNauts!

Things are moving along quite quickly here at Handyman, as we shift from the UI overhaul into a massive content patch that we can’t wait to roll out to you! While there are still a few things that need to be completed on the user interface, we felt that it would be most efficient at this point to stop the rapid hotfix cycle, and incorporate the rest of the UI features into the content patch. It was taking far too much dev time to keep preparing for each patch every few days, and this way we can dig in, focus, and get it all done. The most prominent features still missing from the UI are the teleporting feature on command centers, the PIOS system, and the ability to refuel vehicles. We know that this will be a temporary inconvenience, but we hope everyone will bear with us. It will be well worth it to get as much content into the next patch as we can!

Speaking of the amazing content patch coming up, let’s talk about one of the things you can look forward to seeing. We’ve heard the community voice its concerns many times, that progression right now feels tedious and lacking. One of our answers to that is our new split-path progression. Driven by different sets of armor, a player will now be able to gear up according to their play style. If you like combat, you can steer your progression toward the fighter/warrior armor, which will be most easily obtained by farming enemies. If you’re a builder, you can opt for the builder/engineer style, which will be more easily obtained by mining. The armors for each style will lend bonuses to help your character be better at that area of play, and mixing and matching the different sets will allow you to even further customize your build. From a single linear path currently in game, featuring 5 armor sets, there will now be 19 armor sets available in the first 2 tiers of gameplay alone! We will have plenty more to talk about in the coming weeks as we lead up to the patch, with lots of surprises coming your way!


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On the community side, our Halloween Event will be kicking off Friday, October 24th, and will run through Halloween night. We’ll have forum games, giveaways, and more fun surprises to reveal when the time comes. Watch the news and social sites for more information on our spooky shenanigans! Thanks for reading everyone, and we’ll see you next time for ArkCo News!


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October 11

Patch v0.2600 - More fixes

Hey all! Just a smaller bug fix patch today, ironing out a few more things from the big UI overhaul. After this, we will be digging into a monster of a content patch, so if this one seems tiny, don’t worry, the patch notes for the next one will bring you a glorious wall o’ text!


Fixes


*Keybindings are now functional (WARNING: keys can be multi-bound, please keep this in mind when rebinding!)

*Keybindings have had alternate bindings added (this allows for 2 bound keysets)

*Corrected an error that would cause UI crashes on Multiplayer clients

*Corrected an error that would cause UI crashes while loading into worlds

*UI zoom range has been doubled

*Both UI and Game zoom sliders are fully functional

*Fixed an issue that would cause players on MP servers to have linked HP/Energy/Shield

*Fixed an issue causing burst text to show for other players on a MP Server

*PIOS UI “Coming Soon” text added

*Fixed an Issue that caused Emergency Recall item to not function

*Exposure meter is functional (final art not implemented yet)

*Indexes for Avatar Creation options added

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Official Terraria Content!

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
21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
4,516.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I LOVE THIS GAME; IGNORE THE FACT THAT I CREATED IT.
Posted: September 24
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
28.0 hrs on record
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Awsome game! very challenging compared to Terraria and Starbound. But if your a sucker for these type of games like I am, then your gonna love Edge of Space =)
Posted: September 25
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
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Had a minor problem that was quickly fixed, Very fun game, Right along with Terraria and Starbound. I also Love the firefox that you get :p
Posted: October 9
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
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I hope that the game is still under development, it could become great.
Right now the start of the game feels very slow and repetitive. I have been playing for 4 hours now and i do not have the feeling that i accomplished something.
Posted: September 29
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
It's alright, but is overcomplicated and does really have as much depth as say Terraria or Starbound. Not really worth the price for me.
Posted: September 24
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game has the potential to be the next Terraria. But I've waited for over a year since I bought it and it is still far from finished:/
Posted: September 27
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
105.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
i LOVE! this game because It actually shows you what to craft certain items with and it lets you pick how many you want unlike terarria you must keep clicking.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
If I'm going have to be honest this game doesn't bring much
after a while you will get bored and probably quit
overall if you do go over that stage of bordem and grind it might be the game for you
Posted: October 18
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
played it after playing terraria and nothing feels right. The UI feels awkward and clunky, and the physics just feel wrong. I guess its not for me.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
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NOTE: This is an early access review. will review again after full release.




I am a fan of this genre of games, I have spent many hours of my life on 2d sandboxes and edge of space is no different.

Edge of space has all of it's own ideas and artwork which I like and I also like all of the little references to other games and things in everyday life. I haven't had much of a chance to play it but the time I have spent on edge of space has been well enjoyed, Edge of Space is definetly worth it.

10/10 love it :)
Posted: October 19
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Bought into the hype, got only disappointment. I'll check back in a few months on the progress of development, but if other Early Access projects are any indicator, it won't get that far.
Posted: October 4
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
As of now I wont recommend this to any of my friends.

Cons
-interface locks up and cant recover unless rebooting the game
-server instability
-no control option
-no in-game configurations


Pros
-Looks good
-weapons feel right for the theme of the game
-fighting monster is very enjoyable
-kind of gives a Super Metroid vibe

This is my review as of today and as you can see I didn't play a lot. Why cause there are issues that were very visible. I can see that the game has a lot of potential but I'll recommend that you save your money and wait for more updates.

Posted: October 9
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
26.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
OK game but quite repetitive, crafting doesn't make too much sense, i.e. use dirt and make armor, crafting button instead of 'craft' label has a 'science' label,... can you say non-intiutive?. Early access so game not finished, world and characters deleted relatively frequently for updates. Forced limits of exploration depth based on equipment type, i.e. can't skip equipment and just build higher levels tiers you need to plod through each level of equipment. Never seen the cool shark and polar bear enemies advertised on the store page, just crabs on speed, flying jellies, cyborg flying brains with beaks, velociraptors, and a few others, some weird ecology going on there.

Recommendation: pick up on sale but don't expect much and/or buy later when it's complete
Posted: September 27
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Fun, but... different. kinda hard to get started though.
Posted: October 2
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
this game is awsome but i need some freinds to play with
Posted: October 14
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Shows alot of promise

Posted: September 30
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
eh...
8/10
Posted: September 30
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I bought the game and downloaded it, made a character, and clicked make a new world, made a name and then clicked the start button. When it shows the loading screen nothing loaded even though I waited a bit. The music still played but the loading bar didn't fill up. I can tell It's a great game though even though I haven't tried it.
Posted: October 20
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Just Pure Joy...
Posted: October 8
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Love it!
Posted: October 9
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