Design and play your own floating islands in the sky! Choose your terrain, add loot, and build challenges for your players. Submit your designs for the chance to see them in the final game for everyone to discover. You create the Worlds Adrift!
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Release Date:
Apr 28, 2016

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August 29

New Gameplay features are NOW LIVE!

EDIT **new gameplay features NOW LIVE**

Greetings island creators!

A couple of months ago, we mentioned that we were working on major updates for the Island Creator - updates that would allow you to act as game designers. Go wild as we're proud to say the update is NOW LIVE!

You can add non-climbable materials as well as turrets, spikes and barbed wire to your island designs, creating new platform puzzles and adventures full of dangers, challenges, and surprises for players worldwide to discover and explore.

Read on for more detail. We can't wait to see your designs!



There are a trio of different turret types that you can now place on your islands including smaller Light Turrets to bigger Explosive Turrets that'll also target ships. Protecting high value areas that are filled with loot just got tense...

The Tether Turret is a bit different from the others: it uses a similar technology to players' grappling hooks. When it attaches to a player, it reels them in until they're close enough to be shocked and flung away!

Fighting Back

With these added threats, island creators will need to gauge the difficulty of challenge their islands now present. Within the main game there'll be multiple ways to destroy turrets, and teamwork will make the task exponentially easier, so we're adding a tester pistol to the Island Creator.

Its power will be adjustable to make the task of disabling the turrets easier or harder. Players will now also have a health bar that uses the same impact resolution / fall damage and turret damage as the game, so you can really fine tune your puzzle designs.

But how do you make an area truly inaccessible when everyone has a grappling hook? With non-grappable surfaces of course!

Unclimbable Surfaces

We've included a range of building blocks that can't be grappled or climbed on, just like a ship during the effects of an atlas pulse. These will allow for more elaborate platforming puzzles. To add a little extra challenge, we've also added spikes and barbed wire to create a sense of danger for any potential explorers.

Bringing all of these things together, we have a video that shows how all these mechanics could affect exploring islands in Worlds Adrift in the future:

Note this gauntlet's super high difficulty - you can thank a certain sadistic island builder for this one! It will ultimately be up to the island builders to decide on the difficulty of their island dungeon. On our side, we'll tweak the looting system to accommodate this new addition to the game: If a container or chest isn't looted for a certain period of time (due to the challenge of the dungeon, the cleverly hidden location of the chest, or the difficulty of reaching its island) the chest will accumulate better rewards, awaiting a plucky adventurer to claim as their own!

This Island Creator update is Phase 1 of a trio of updates for the closed beta of Worlds Adrift to be rolled out this year, with a new lost civilization waiting to be discovered, and even more ways for players to test the skill and ingenuity of their peers with tricks being added to the world building tool in phases 2 and 3.

We're looking forward to seeing everybody go wild with this whole new aspect of the game!
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June 9


The new Island Creator Update is now live, restart Steam to download the update! We invite you to watch the video below for a better overview, but here is the patch notes on the menu this week:

  • Custom Groups and Material sets are now shareable via the Steam Workshop!
  • Complete overhaul of Steam Workshop Window.
  • Materials now feature auto fill options, you can customize fill settings per layer and paint the whole island in a single click. These are also part of the material sharing, so downloading other creators material setups and applying them to your islands is now super simple.
  • Dynamic Grass is now an option to generate grass blades procedurally anywhere that layer is painted. Options for thickness, softness and height variation can create long hay fields or lush meadows equally well.
  • Spectator camera option for smoother screen recording to show off your creations in style.
  • Temperature slider to preview how your island might look in different biomes in the main game.
  • Character now selects clothing from the starter items in the main game and randomizes the colours to match.
  • New cliff assets.
  • Updated grass assets.
  • The standard array of bug fixes and optimizations.
The Worlds Adrift Island Creator is available for free (and will always be) on Steam:
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Check Out the Full Game - Worlds Adrift

Become a Founder and get immediate access to the Closed Beta for Worlds Adrift! Limited quantities available each week.

*These items will be made available at a future date, once Worlds Adrift has progressed to Open Beta on Steam Early Access.

**Closed Beta runs on North America, and Europe based servers ONLY. Worlds Adrift is now available worldwide however please note that the game interface and customer support is in English only.

About This Game

Create the vast floating universe for the upcoming Worlds Adrift!

Worlds Adrift will feature a sprawling open world of shattered islands. As part of our open development philosophy we want to engage you, our players, in creating this beautiful universe together with us.

For the first time ever in an MMO Worlds Adrift lets you, the players, shape the world that everyone will explore. Every region of the world will feature hand-crafted islands full of unique artistry and creativity. This will make its universe a richer, more varied place to explore than a procedurally generated approach could achieve.

Help Create a Living World

Design your very own island for the chance to see it in the final game. Hundreds of islands are already being discovered by real players right now - when will someone explore yours?

Design Mode

Created by the team as an internal tool to craft islands, the Island Creator is robust and allows you to use a diverse set of models and textures to create something unique.

Craft Gameplay

Beyond crafting an island that is visually expressive, you can place loot spawn points and design puzzles for players to solve. With the Island Creator you are both artist and designer.

Play Mode

Switch to play mode and explore your island from a player’s perspective, all within the tool.

Browse Steam Workshop to discover islands that have already been submitted by the community, ready for you to test and rate. Design your island and help create the Worlds Adrift universe!

Think you can do better? Submit yours today!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7,8,8.1 or 10 (64-bit required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD 8150 or above
    • Memory: 8GB RAM GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon R9 270X (or above / equivalent, 2GB VRAM or higher dedicated graphics card)

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