Explore, Adventure, Craft, Build, Survive. How will you shape your world? Astral Terra is a Smooth Voxel, Procedurally Generated Open World game with RPG and Survival Elements!
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Release Date: Nov 10, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access will help us gain valuable feedback and input from the Steam community which will help us reach a final polished release state. Feedback and user game-play will also help us discover new features the player base both need and desire. The game is currently in Alpha state with some bugs. Some features may or may not change.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our current projected timeline is a little over 1 year until final release - December 2016. As a small indie, our supporters will be our largest ally in getting this project developed and realizing it's full potential. Please follow our development process via our website and provide your awesome feedback via our discussions here on Steam or on our community message board.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Most of the core game mechanics are already in place (procedural voxel terrain generation, building, terraforming, player character creation and progression, etc...).The full version will have additional features and content while also having a smoother and better game-play experience. For most features, we have the core implemented, these systems just need to be extended upon.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

ALPHA BUILD-YOU WILL FIND BUGS AND GAME BREAKING ISSUES Please don't purchase unless you are willing to help test and develop this early stage indie game. We are a small Indie and are very transparent about the state of the game.We will be regularly pushing out patches, listening to feedback and reading bug reports as we progress. Please expect disconnects, weird and annoying bugs, and an occasional crash during this period.

STATE OF THE GAME


For most features, we have the core implemented, these systems just need to be extended upon.

In Early Access Build:
  • Terraforming and Terrain Editing Tools (Building, Digging)
  • Dynamic World Generation(with Seeds)
  • 4 different Biomes for the starting Fae Sanctum plane
  • Day/Night Cycle
  • Resource Harvesting
  • Simple Crafting System
  • Interactive Cascading Water, Waterfalls, Rivers, Oceans
  • Underground Cave System
  • Basic Combat, Weapons & Spell Casting
  • Wildlife/Animals
  • World/Home items to place
  • Player Built Housing
  • 3 Starting races with 2 sexes for each race(male or female; Fae, Dark Elf, or Dwarf)
  • Attributes and XP
  • Some Survival System Components(hunger/stamina)
  • Aggressive Mobs in caves(Bloodfiends & Grottonoids so far - more coming)
  • Mounts for travel
  • Multiplayer(cloud hosted, room based MP with up to 10 players per room)
  • Single Player Offline Mode
  • Steam Integration(no 3rd party login required)
  • Friends list and trade options

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes. We are offering Early Access at a discounted price until we hit final release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We have already started and will continue to interact daily with our players via Steam, our community message boards(community.astralterra.com), facebook, twitter, reddit, live conventions and any other possible way to connect. We are longtime gamers ourselves and value the input players can provide.”
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November 23

New Holiday items and Autumn Sale live!

Greetings friends!

We just pushed out another small update that fixes a few things and adds some Holiday items for players to enjoy. We will be adding some more items as we get into December as well(presents with random gifts inside), as well as doing bug fixes, a terrain update with faster water generation including water LOD, and another round of new content. There is currently an issue with water generation slowing down world load time. Please be patient, new worlds will eventually finish generating. The new water update reduces water generation by 40% and should be live by mid December. If you are having trouble loading an existing world please try a new seed.

Happy Holidays and enjoy the long weekend!


Patch Notes

0.7.2
- Added 3 new Holiday decorative items to place in your homes! These new items can be bought at the shop or crafted at a crafting cart.
- Added 2 of last years Holiday decorative items back to the main shop.
- Fixed a few shader errors that were causing a couple random items to turn pink(crafting cart).
- Fixed the Height Map on Forest biome so that it correctly reflects the ground texture without distortion.
- Changed the ground texture for Forest biome and did a terrain shader pass.
- Initial development on VR integration started.
- Added HDR to Bloom for camera, reduced bloom and tweaked tone mapping.

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November 8

Newest update live!

Greetings friends!

The big update we have been working on and mentioned recently is now live. There are a bunch of internal optimizations and improvements that should result in most players seeing an increase in their FPS. On our mid range testing machine we are getting an average of 16-20 more fps. There were major updates and code rewrites which introduced all sorts of bugs and delays in putting out the patch. We have also included some new content and functionality. The next couple updates will focus on minor bug fixes and adding new content, including new seasonal items! As always, the team thanks you for your patience with us and your interest in the game as well. Enjoy and have a great week!

Patch Notes:

0.7
- Huge performance improvement on Voxel Terrain due to rewriting some of the systems and optimizations.
- Much larger terrain draw distance and size due to Voxel Terrain changes and optimizations.
- Fixed some animation bugs with climbing and improved the control.
- Added climb down functionality for ladders.
- Added new keybinding rewiring system for character control and a few other functions. This makes it possible to completely reverse Strafe and Turn among other things.
- Added new hair and beards.
- Fixed an issue with the Canyons Biome shader where normals were getting overwritten with the perlin noise map. The ground now reflects the proper bump values where appropriate.
- Removed some old shaders and fixed a couple broken ones.
- Replaced existing Post effects with a new post effects stack that is more efficient and requires less overhead. Bloom and some others effects have been toned down but are still being tweaked, expect changes in the next update as well as new UI controls for disabling effects.
- Tweaked some Biome elements for better placement or to reduce overhead.
- Project updated to Unity game engine version 5.4 which includes a number of bug fixes and optimizations (better multi-threading support).

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Reviews

“In gaming land, players can be – and see – anything; the only limits are imagination. Aiming to take this concept to new dimensions is Tethys Interactive’s Astral Terra.”
IndieGameMag

“Morrowind meets Minecraft; that’s my first impression looking at this open-world 3D aRPG. The graphics are nicer than in either of these games, but it still manages to implement Minecraft’s world creation and destruction mechanics. That it does so in a truly alien-looking, open-ended fantasy world reminiscent of The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind is icing on the proverbial cake.”
Indie RPGs

“With the constantly changing worlds there is no limit to the wonders that Astral Terra can provide. It’s rare that a game truly leaves me in awe of what they’re doing. Astral Terra is getting to that point. The thought of ever-changing worlds, that I can change on a whim is very intriguing. I hope it lives up to its potential.”
Two Dash Stash

About This Game

Unlimited Terraforming and Building in your own Procedurally Generated
Smooth Voxel World.



Explore, Adventure, Craft, Build, Survive. How will you shape your world?
Astral Terra is a fantasy-themed sandbox world-crafting game for PC with RPG and survival elements. Set in a beautiful smooth voxel world that’s generated on the fly and completely editable, no two players will have the same experience, as everything from the skills you learn to the world you play in is fully unique and customizable. Explore the endless realm of the Fae Sanctum as a Planar Warden and pick out a piece of land to build your fortress via your unlimited power to terraform and build. Gather resources for crafting and building or just explore the various biomes for the sake of discovery. From character progression with abilities and powers, to the terrains and the environments, everything is procedural and editable! Shape your world and your character the way YOU desire! Play alone in single player offline mode or or join friends in multiplayer online mode to collaborate. Astral Terra has automatic online hosting of your world with no external server setup, with options for worlds to be public, password protected or private.

CORE FEATURES

  • Play Your Way! Shape Your World! No starting Archetypes – your character, a Planar Warden, grows the way you want them based on your choices(skills) and discoveries(items). Pick from 3 starting races: The Fae, Dark Elf, or Dwarf for character races.



  • Unlimited Terraforming. You have lots of choices for editing your environment using the Kinumon Astra(Magic Cube). The tool is one of your core world powers so gathering materials is not needed. Add or remove land, change textures and more. No restrictions on terraforming.

  • Unlimited Build Tools. You can build using multiple shapes, materials & prefabs. The tool is one of your core world powers so gathering materials is not needed. No grinding required.

  • Next Gen Dynamically Generated Worlds-With a robust modern smooth voxel system, our worlds are generated on the fly every time a player starts a new game (or load up your saved world that you already worked on). Simply put in a seed and see a new world every time!

  • Discovery & Adventure-Unlock the mysteries of the world through exploration and discovery. Explore underground caves & find rare minerals for crafting.

  • Mining & Crafting-Gather ingredients & resources from combat drops OR from mining your land to build new weapons and items. Check our wiki for more details.

  • Skills & XP-Gain XP through combat, harvesting & exploration. Choose skills based on the type of player you want to be. Check our wiki for more detailed spell listings (basic powers and spell tomes available at launch, new advanced skill system coming soon).

  • Survival & Combat-Fight and kill aggressive mobs that also want to kill you. (bloodfiends and grottonoids in caves so far - more coming).

  • Solo & Coop-Play alone in offline single-player mode or Invite friends to join your multiplayer online world via the in-game server browser. If set to public, your friends will see your game and can join you – all done seamlessly without third party software (online private and public mode). Online play is set to a current limit of 10 players per room/world.

STATE OF THE GAME

For most features, we now have the core implemented, these systems just need to be extended upon.


In Early Access Build:
  • Terraforming and Terrain Editing Tools (Building, Digging)
  • Dynamic World Generation(with Seeds)
  • 4 different Biomes for the starting Fae Sanctum plane
  • Day/Night Cycle
  • Resource Harvesting
  • Simple Crafting System
  • Interactive Cascading Water, Waterfalls, Rivers, Oceans
  • Underground Cave System
  • Basic Combat, Weapons & Spell Casting
  • Wildlife/Animals
  • World/Home items to place
  • Player Built Housing
  • 3 Starting races with 2 sexes for each race(male or female; Fae, Dark Elf, or Dwarf)
  • Attributes and XP
  • Some Survival System Components(hunger/stamina)
  • Aggressive Mobs in caves(Bloodfiends & Grottonoids so far - more coming)
  • Mounts for travel
  • Multiplayer(cloud hosted, room based MP with up to 10 players per room)
  • Single Player Offline Mode
  • Steam Integration(no 3rd party login required)
  • Friends list and trade options

Coming:
  • More items to craft
  • More advanced Combat and Skills
  • Multiple armor types
  • Additional Character Races(Human, Elemental)
  • Travel to other planes(Fae Sanctum is the starting plane and there are 3 different biomes within the first starter plane). Shadow plane(already in prototype), then the elemental planes will be next.
  • Character Customization-Changing hair, body type, etc
  • Starter Missions
  • PVP
  • Dungeons and quests
  • MOB Factions(friend or foe) and Rewards
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STORY


[1 THE BEGINNING]
In the beginning there was the formless warm gray.
There was neither light nor darkness, nor form nor striving.
Yet in time, there was the slightest movement in the gray.
So slowly at first, that none might notice, even had there been one to watch.
Over eons of uncounted time, the gray gathered itself in a single place.
A thing like a smooth gray egg coalesced, then shrunk and contracted until in an explosive burst,
The Two were born: One of Light, the Other of Darkness.
The Great Lovers, Lakana the White, Goddess of Light and Order, and
Visaku the Black, God of Darkness and Chaos, blossomed forth into the universe.
[2 THE FIRST CHILDREN]
In the fullness of time, the Two begat the First Children. The Firstborn was enigmatic.
They named him Davanu, and tall and proud,
Crowned with mighty horns and lusting always for power.
Red is his color.
Next in their line was Da’lea the Green, joyful and merciful,
Prone to rapid change in mood, but mighty in her generosity and mirth.
Finally, in a pregnancy that nearly killed Lakana were born the Four:
Ravanyx the Golden, fiery in both temperament and appearance;
Vaya the color of Sky, fast and effortless in motion, controlled by none;
Nitluru the Brown, dwarfed and sturdy, slow to anger, but mighty in wrath;
And Tagaryl, green like the Sea, cold and deep, filled with secrets...

Read more and learn all about Planar Wardens and Astral Terra at our wiki!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 64bit
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX550 ti/ATI 6770 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 64bit
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 670/ATI 7870 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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