Progress with every slain monster, learn over 80 skills through talents, craft hundreds of items, and explore vast procedurally-generated worlds in this ever-expanding sandbox RPG!
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Very Positive (582 reviews) - 83% of the 582 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 9, 2016

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June 28

Update 1.0.11 on Unstable

Got a ton of work done yesterday! Thanks to a few players testing on Unstable I was able to fix some bad regressions caused by the huge multiplayer changes. Along with those I got some crashes fixed up and more.

Changelog
  • Optimized data sent to clients
  • Resolved issue with storm skills (Windstorm) not working in multiplayer
  • Resolved issue with water not being animated on clients
  • Resolved seemingly random crash caused by foliage growing
  • Resolved crash when renaming a treasure chest and quickly leaving the chest
  • Removed white boarder on Lorumite Wall icon
  • Resolved issue with chest's inventories not being synced properly anymore in multiplayer (regression)

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June 27

Update 1.0.10 on Unstable

Hello again everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend and the Steam Summer Sale has been treating you well.

Since the last update I've been working away on the multiplayer. Some huge fundamental changes in the underlying multiplayer code changed. I have done limited testing which is why I am putting this on the unstable branch. Please test with the unstable and let me know how it goes.

I will be continuing my efforts on multiplayer and other high impact issues for now. Thank you all for your patience.

Changelog
  • Huge rework of data syncing for multiplayer
  • Trees, plants and remna fountains now simulate time passed while it was unloaded (no more leaving and coming back to saplings)
  • Resolved issue with Light Orb not following the player to new realms
  • Resolved issue with some bosses being invisible in multiplayer
  • Resolved multiplayer issue with other players sometimes being invisible
  • Fixing Wand Proficiency level descriptions
  • NPC names are now localizable
  • Added automatic image redirection for images in the coremod directory

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About This Game

Embark on an adventure with what little you have and discover what the world of Crea has to offer. Through each action, improve your talents and master many skills. Through each victory, grow in strength and shape yourself. Through each inquiry, unlock new items to craft and build. Through each expedition, explore new realms and uncover Crea’s lore.


  • Level up by defeating enemies
  • Learn over 80 skills through the talent system
  • Loot and craft powerful gear with unique attributes
  • Discover the world’s expansive mythos and history


  • Defeat challenging original monsters each with their own attacks
  • Survive by timing shield blocks and dodge rolling
  • Vanquish by your weapon of choice: Sword, Spear, Bow, or Magic
  • Challenge massive bosses and prepare to die


  • Research materials to discover their crafting capabilities
  • Find old recipe scrolls scattered throughout the world
  • Upgrade equipment to carry over their stats
  • Use chaos crafting (minigame) to create even more powerful items


  • Explore massive procedurally generated worlds
  • Quickly teleport through the use of Way Crystals, Way Shards and Rifts
  • Delve into dungeons that not only look different but play different every time
  • Travel to completely new Realms beyond the bounds of the main world


  • Built from the ground up with modding in mind
  • All gameplay logic and content exposed in Python
  • Easily create new content or entirely new gameplay systems
  • Learn from extensive modding tutorials and API documentation


System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or later
    • Processor: 1.7+ GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256+MB and OpenGL 2.1 compatible GPU and 1024x768 resolution
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Os X 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 2.0GHz Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256+MB and OpenGL 2.1 compatible GPU and 1024x768 resolution
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS or later
    • Processor: 1.7+ GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256+MB and OpenGL 2.1 compatible GPU and 1024x768 resolution
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
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Very Positive (582 reviews)
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jedipauly
( 160.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I think this is the first review I have written for a computer game. The reason I am taking the time to write this review is because I want the reader to know that the developer, Jasson, is very competent and very available and responsive. The game is fun and playable and being constantly updated, with new content planned. Whenever an update breaks something, Jason is on it and fixes the problem. For example, version 1.0.10 was an unstable opt-in beta attempt to fix some multiplayer issues. It did fix some of the issues but created others. We just clicked on the live stream button in the game which took us right to Jasson live, then he reproduced the problem, tracked down three issues and fixed them, and had a new version 1.0,12 out the same day. Now we are up and playing again, The problems that are left are minor annoyances which Jason is aware of and is working daily to fix, and will have fixed them all soon. This game is worth the money, and the developers back their product and give the highest level of service and help imaginable, in my humble opinion. I am totally happy with the game and with my experience with the developer. My wife and I have played over 150 hours and are looking forward to new content and further developemet of this game and concept.
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DARKKi
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
DARKKi's Dark Star Reviews - Crea

Crea is pretty much alike Terraria and people who like Terraria i can say right now that you would like this! Something that sets Crea different from Terraria is that your character levels up (and you have lots of things to put your skill points and more), researching, magic and more.

For those unfamiliar with Terraria, Crea is an 2D Sandbox / Roguelite / RPG with elements like exploration, mining, crafting, building, fighting and much more. Think at is like Minecraft in 2D. You also have multiplayer which is kind of an requirement in games like these nowadays. Crea also support Steamworkshop (Mods) which is really good thing and we can expect some nice mods to come along.

Graphics and sounds are good for this kind of title but nothing extraordinary.

Rating and Should you buy this game

8.5/10

This is like Terraria with RPG elements and more put into it and also has Workshop support. If you like Terraria and games like these you should get this now!

Pros:
  • Really good replay value
  • RPG system brings more to the table of for 2D Sandbox games
  • Steam Workshop support (Mods)

Cons:
  • Inventory management could be better

Hardware Information

HardwareType
CPUAMD FX-8350 @ 4,7GHz
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition - Overclocked
RAM16GB DDR3 1333MHz @ 1830Hz
ControllerXbox One and Playstation 3 Contollers
OSWindows 10 Pro 64bit
VRNone

Disclaimer:

Source of consideration: I got this game for review purposes but it does not influence my opinion
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Marzipan
( 108.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I am so fond of this game. It's still currently under some construction (mostly where multiplayer is concerned, but I personally haven't experienced any serious problems). The developer is very devoted to smoothing out the bumps and regularly streams his progress live.

I was initially skeptical of Crea because I enjoy Terraria and figured it was just a clone for money. I still shamelessly wanted it, though, because the graphics are much nicer. Crea has turned out to be more than just pretty but also a big improvement on the genre. Crafting feels more satisfying and there's some very nice attention to the backstory, making Crea feel more like an RPG.
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Gobarr
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Please please don't waste your money on this cheap terraria clone. The only thing this game has going for it is the trailer. I unfortunately purchased this bug filled game hoping I'd be able to have an experience like terraria but the resolution issues I faced on my mac made the menus so small and unreadable I couldn't play it. Every resolution setting did nothing. After the latest update the game only loads to a black screen even after uninstalling it completely and reinstalling it. I requested a refund because I could no longer play it but they wouldn't refund me. They said since I had over 2 hours of gameplay logged that they wouldn't refund me. Well, I had over two hours logged because the game doesn't shut off it just stays on in the background (one of the bugs for mac). So even though I had only played it a little while it had logged over 6 hours. There's too many bugs to waste your money on this. Don't buy it.
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demon123XD
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
great game
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Xoduox
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
So, Heres A List Of What I Do:
> Buy The Game
> Download The Game
> Launch The Game
> Play It For A Bit
> Google 'How To Hack Crea'
> Hack Crea
> Find A Bug <---------\
> Reinstall |
> Find The Same Bug |
> Crea Crashes |
> Reistall |
> Find The Same Bug |
> Crea Crashes |
> Reinstall |

10/10 Woud Bug Again
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TTHAX
( 14.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Its GOOD game things start off SLOW but then your progression BLASTS OFF!
Do you like terraria? get this game!
Do you like upgrading your charecter?GET THIS GAME!
Do you like fighting?GET THIS GAME!
Do you like TONS of mining?GET THIS GAME
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Dredge
( 39.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
Super fun and addicting!!
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digibluez
( 44.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Very nice looking game, its kind of slow paced,compare to terraria. Has a leveling and skill /talent system. Unique craftng with research. Really good game, just sit and chill, the music is great as well. Looking forward for more content with updates.
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sq33k
( 72.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I don't think there's much I can add to the numerous reviews already here, but I'm going to go ahead and add my opinion anyhow.

I've played the game some. And then some. I've never played Terraria (beyond the first few minutes of trying it), and never playing Starbound (though it's on my wishlist). So playing this presented a new type of challenge for me. I like platformers, I like building houses, I like exploring, I like crafting. Perfect! Backtracking a little, I like recipe based crafting. I don't like Mincraft style crafting where you put certain things in certain places and hope for the best. Wood + metal = Barrel! I shouldn't have to worry about the design necessary to create it. (Some people like to... that's fine with me. I don't.)

Early game I found myself getting my butt kicked... mercilessly. Again, new style of game... plus playing a platformer on a keyboard has never been particularly easy for me (I'll rock MegaMan on a controller all day long though). As I learned the enemies, their attacks, and my own skills I became a much more profecient killer. Now, at level 50 with 50 Arms level... there isn't a damn thing that frightens me. (Aside from the dark. That's still scary.)

There are beginners guides out there if you need them, or just want them. I'll just give a little tip... gather. Stone, wood, and especially ore early game... that's what it's all about. Investing in good armor will save your ♥♥♥ too. Also, when you find boxes and loot them, feel free to gather the box too. Bows are tricky but allow you to stay mobile. Also, pressing down while holding either direction will cause you to tumble. You will avoid all damage while doing this... including falling damage (there's an achievement associated with this).

Learning new recipes can be challenging. You learn stuff based on material drops you've gotten, or things you've crafted. Keeping a researcher near your boxes keeps you from having to grab items from your boxes in order to see if you can learn something new. Additionally, most materials have different rarity tiers. (White, green, blue, purple, gold... just like rarity for weapons and armor.)

The developer is great, he's always working on the game and generally streams as he's doing it. He's constantly reading the comments/questions on his channel and answering them while he works too. So far he's the first (and only) Twitch subscription I have. Updates are released frequently, which is great.

Lastly, dungeons are instanced temporary maps that have different goals. The end goal is always to make it to the crystal, but some times you have to avoid damaging monsters, sometimes you have to kill them all, sometimes you just have to flip switches. There are also different affects applied to your character or the mobs making the instances constantly different (to an extent).

The ultra rare stuff is hard to find. I have yet to find some things and I have most all of the bosses on farm mode and have traveled to the four corners of the map.

All in all, I recommend the game. It isn't perfect but Jasson strives at getting it there, and then revamping what already exists.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
48.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Don't get me wrong the game is great. But...

- It's a poor Terraria clone: less content, less items, less enemies, less bosses, less crafting;
- There are skills, but... too few skills, some are totally useless;
- Craft here is based on recipes and they don't drop, this lead to allmighty 50 lvl character with everything maxed in 32 lvl gear... sigh...
- No need to build anything, same sickness as in Starbound, all you need is few craft stations and a lot of chests;
- Tedious inventory management, there are so many reagents (multiplied by 4 tiers) stacking those in chests manually is really annoying.
- Crafting is progressive (low level item is upgraded), but craft UI is terrible, it's constant scrolling up-down to find manually which item you have to craft first, which second, etc..

End-game is basically running dungeons with 65-lvl mobs (you are lvl 50). It's very quickly become boring. When skills are maxed there is no progression anymore.. apart from trying to find recipes. Clearing 50 horde realms to find 1 (!) recipe is pretty much tells about RNG in this game. I wanted to do all achievements in this game, but after seeing this I just gave up.

It has 0 replayability. Random world? Well, the smallest word will hold all content replicated several times. Another character? There will be no difference, because stats do too little and gear is again all the same.

This game need another year of development to become something what Terraria already is.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
56.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
There are already plenty of detailed reviews on this game so I'll be brief:

I've gotten over 50 hours of playtime out of Crea but it still feels a bit unfinished. Should you buy now? Depends on how bad you need to scratch your Terraria itch and how much patience you have with a game still in development. Though I'm starting to feel "finished" with the game at this point I do feel like I got my money's worth and I'm sure if I come back to it later there will be new things to discover. The developer is very active and I have faith that bugs will be fixed and content added as time goes on.

7/10
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
I quite enjoyed Crea, the game is very similar to Terraria, with some variations. Crea has your character leveling up, spending skill points, wielding magic, etc. You level skills such as tool speed, attack boost, defense boost, tool reach, and more. The crafting system takes its own direction as well, using research to learn new recipes. This system allows the game to feel like more than just a clone. Is the addition of RPG elements enough to set Crea apart from the other games like this.. I'd certainly say yes, it's unique enough to offer the hardcore 2d sandbox gameplayer, while keeping all the core mechanics that make the genre fun. Building, crafting, looking, exploring and killing, can all be found in one neat package.. While Minecraft is the king of 3d sandbox games, the market for 2d sandbox games exploded, and has brought about many games of various quality, Crea isn't the first but it's one of the best.

Game play

Much like other games in the genre, Crea has no real purpose outside of the users own imagination, build yourself a mammoth base, stock up on the rarest of materials and gear, or explore the depths of the earth and see if you can find out what makes the world tick. Outside of the mechanics that are present in other games, the newer elements such as leveling, and gaining skill points really sets the game apart. The RPG elements are a breath of fresh air.

Pros

RPG elements (leveling, skills, etc etc etc)
The Modding Community is fairly impressive and getting better
Full controller support
Great big worlds

cons

quite a few bugs and glitches
Tutorial could be a bit more involved,
Combat could be tweaked a bit to be more inline with other games of this genre

recommendation

If you enjoy sand box games, using your imagination and exploring an amazingly fun world, Crea will be right up your alley. So many positives about Crea, that the few negatives are greatly overshadowed. I think if you enjoy other games in the 2d sandbox genre, you'll love this one as well. It has loads of content, loads of mods, and will leave the gamer feeling engaged. I highly recommend the game to any and all sandbox gameplayers..
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
122.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 24
As you can probably, see, I've sunk over 100 hours into this game, over a wide variety of patches, changes and ideas. I've talked with the devs, found fun errors, created amazing things, and killed pretty much everything by blade, spear and bow.
tldr; Crea is Dark Souls lore and exploration in an open world setting. Ambitious, awesome, and has many strands of progress.

Crea is a good, different take on the Terraria style game the genre descends from. Instead of handholding, guides and mysterious landmarks, Crea has tasked you with exploring, investigating and noticing things. I stumbled into the first boss by crafting a Chaos Bed, and then using it. Maybe I should've expected a magical, cloning, nightmare boss, but holy hell was that a pulse pounding victory.

Later, I check the other teleporter tabs and found a new boss I had not seen before, and proceeded to get my stuff kicked in until I found a strategy that worked and actually pulled it off. Was it easy? No. Was it fun? Mostly. Was it exciting? Yes. Like many things, the boss fights are taking a known value [Enemies, lava, water, fallling] and adapting a strategy. Instead of the Terraria style "Build your own" arena, Crea bosses come with an arena, or spawn in a fixed area where you determined they should be.

The crafting game is both light and heavy, and is constantly getting refined. You can make a weapon out of the barest, meagerest supplies possible, or you can forge it from start to finish to be a high quality, polished work, and the quality of the item will reflect this. This is done through a satisfying mini-game, where you race the chaos level you're injecting your works with, it starts out hilariously easy, 25 quality to 100 chaos, but will happily jump up to 200 quality to 100 chaos, and ramp up the challenge to perfect as well.

The game mechanics are crisp, polished and are really based on comitting to an action [without the imput delay of the PC Dark Sous games], and through planning, posititioning, properly levelled skills and the use of the dodge roll, I found myself going from a struggling meatbag to an acrobatic jerk who would dance through the enemies and loot their remains.

Above all, Crea rewards determination. As you do a thing, you get skill points for it, which can make you better at that. Crafting begets cooler crafting techniques, weapon combat helps you combat harder, etc. Not innovate, but well paced and most skills either bring a brand of utility [healing spells, ranged attacks] or help you get better at storming the world [ extra jumps/jump height, grappling ledges, extra inventory slots.] And yes, determination means I wish the game could be faster, but I also feel a sense of attachment for the characters I create.

Overall, Crea is a very good, lightly flawed game. The dev himself is a kind, generous person, who may have dropped the game a bit early, but he had high hopes and a great heart behind it, and I know he's going to keep slamming out updates, content and great gameplay.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This game is very clearly heavily influenced by Terraria, but it takes that influence and runs with it in its own direction.

As someone who has dumped quite a lot of time into the sandbox craft/fight/dig games (mostly Minecraft, but also a bit of Terraria), the addition of a skill system in this game is a very welcome improvement. There's an actual sense of progression rather than just weakly gated tiers of items that you can rush through. Of course, there are item tiers as well, but at least at the early levels the skill progression seems to have just as much if not more impact.

Coming from Terraria, the control scheme threw me off for a bit, as there are a total of four (4) hotbars, split between two modes (combat and exploration) and two tab groups each. After I got used to it, I came to appreciate the ergonomics, but there was a bit of a learning curve.

Overall, quite impressed with this game thus far, but there are competing games at a lower price point that are probably better entry points into the genre.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
The game is "neat" but it feels like a clunky alpha of Terraria which is way better of a game at the moment. I see this game having potential to compete but as of writing this review I dont feel it's close yet. I've had teleport bugs where it wont let me move. I've had loot issues that dissapear for no reason. The game also feels limited in variety for building things. I do like the game, but can't see myself playing until another big content update. Maybe then I can give this game a better review.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
This game is much like Terraria but some key differences include actual character leveling, skill trees of a sort, summonable dungeons. among other things. It is fun and I would buy it again but I must point out that this game is BUGGY/GLITCHY as HELL! I have had to restart about 4 times in my 6 hours of game time. Hopefully they fix some of this soon.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
114.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Like terraria and starbound but different because of the rpg like progression of your avatar. To be more precise, your avatar has experience level, and talents level (arms/syle/crafting/gathering/exploration). Best gear is crafted and you need to reach a certain level to be able to use it. There are boss in the game and killing them unlock higher tier material for crafting.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
DARKKi's Dark Star Reviews - Crea

Crea is pretty much alike Terraria and people who like Terraria i can say right now that you would like this! Something that sets Crea different from Terraria is that your character levels up (and you have lots of things to put your skill points and more), researching, magic and more.

For those unfamiliar with Terraria, Crea is an 2D Sandbox / Roguelite / RPG with elements like exploration, mining, crafting, building, fighting and much more. Think at is like Minecraft in 2D. You also have multiplayer which is kind of an requirement in games like these nowadays. Crea also support Steamworkshop (Mods) which is really good thing and we can expect some nice mods to come along.

Graphics and sounds are good for this kind of title but nothing extraordinary.

Rating and Should you buy this game

8.5/10

This is like Terraria with RPG elements and more put into it and also has Workshop support. If you like Terraria and games like these you should get this now!

Pros:
  • Really good replay value
  • RPG system brings more to the table of for 2D Sandbox games
  • Steam Workshop support (Mods)

Cons:
  • Inventory management could be better

Hardware Information

HardwareType
CPUAMD FX-8350 @ 4,7GHz
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition - Overclocked
RAM16GB DDR3 1333MHz @ 1830Hz
ControllerXbox One and Playstation 3 Contollers
OSWindows 10 Pro 64bit
VRNone

Disclaimer:

Source of consideration: I got this game for review purposes but it does not influence my opinion
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
108.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I am so fond of this game. It's still currently under some construction (mostly where multiplayer is concerned, but I personally haven't experienced any serious problems). The developer is very devoted to smoothing out the bumps and regularly streams his progress live.

I was initially skeptical of Crea because I enjoy Terraria and figured it was just a clone for money. I still shamelessly wanted it, though, because the graphics are much nicer. Crea has turned out to be more than just pretty but also a big improvement on the genre. Crafting feels more satisfying and there's some very nice attention to the backstory, making Crea feel more like an RPG.
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