With FarSky, you take the role of Nathan who got lost in the Ocean after the crash of his submarine. You need to learn how to survive in the depths of the Ocean.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,113 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 25, 2014

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With FarSky, you take the role of Nathan who got lost in the Ocean after the crash of his submarine. You need to learn how to survive in the depths of the Ocean.

Use the environment to gather resources, build a base to refill your oxygen and manage all your items, craft equipment and weapons to explore and protect yourself in the Ocean depths, create an in-base farm or go fish hunting to feed yourself,...

Your ultimate goal is to find all the pieces of your submarine, fix it and reach the surface. You can also choose to play in Sandbox mode to enjoy the game freely with a wider map!

All maps are randomly generated to immerse you in an unknown world.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equal at 1.6GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card (OpenGL 2.0)
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java required
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7.5 (Lion) or later
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card (OpenGL 2.0)
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card (OpenGL 2.0)
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java required
Helpful customer reviews
796 of 927 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Simply amazing for 1 night, then you will never play it again.

Its way too shallow on content with mostly useless items and very few reasons to craft things twice.

Play on hard to add fear and slow you down. Or better yet, buy something else.

This could have been a great series but has already been abandoned.

One of the best games I dont recommend, if that makes sense.
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368 of 432 people (85%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
I really want to recommend this game.

It has a really cool premise and it is pretty well realised.

The problem is that it is short as all hell. Unlike other "Minecraft-like" games out there this really does have a hard end point to it. Your objective is to collect all the pieces of your sub so that you can get back to the surface(which doesn't ,make sense but whatever VIDEO GAMES!) and once you have them all that is pretty much it.

You do unlock a sandbox mode but in playing the main game you will see everything the game has to offer. With the lack of mods and the Developer stating that they will not be adding any more content it is kinda hard to recommend.

It also has one of the worse save functions around. To save you have to quit out of your game completely. That would only be mildly annoying if the game didn't have a nasty habit of crashing to desktop. I stopped playing the game for a week after the game crashed as soon as I found the final piece of the sub. Losing me near to an hour of gameplay.

So in summation
+Cool Premise
+Nice Graphics
+Nice Atmosphere
-Very Short
-No future support
-terrible save function
-Crashes alot
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247 of 312 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
I remember years ago when I first purchased Ecco the Dolphin for my Sega CD. The gameplay was simple, move the dolphin from the beginning of the stage to the end of the stage, avoiding or destroying obstacles in your path. But, it wasn't the gameplay that intrigued me the most about the game, it was the ambience - the sheer joy of being able to immerse myself within the superior graphics (of the time) and excellently composed music to create what felt to me the ideal oceanic environment. I still have the soundtrack on MP3, for when I wish to isolate myself within once again.

When I purchased this game, I had high hopes that it would create a new dream of ambience, despite all of the negative reviews that I had perused, the simple gameplay mechanic really wasn't what I desired the most - in fact, it falls extremely short in depth of every other sandbox game that I have ever played. Yet, I was extremely disappointed after playing this game to realize that all of the potential for beauty that was promised was nothing more than an illusion designed simply to entice dreamers like us to waste our money on a poorly crafted attempt to make quick cash.

The music was engaging, until it became repetitive. The graphics were good, until I realized there was no way to interact. The extremely limited availability and flexibility of creation components destroys the "sandbox" quality of the game. The overly simplified equipment upgrade mechanics destroy the gameplay. The collision detection is broken. The interlude and story sequences are poorly written. There is absolutely nothing about this game that I can honestly compliment other than the fact that it had wonderful potential if the developers had not given up on it so early, but even then I just can't bring myself to admire those who choose to be lazy. I will *not* be purchasing another game from this developer ever again.

I do not recommend purchasing this game based purely on disappointment that I have suffered, the empty promises, and poor overall quality of something that should have been a wonderous achievement.
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181 of 239 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
This game is calm, inoffensive and free of major bugs. It is also essentially a tech demo.

I cannot recommend it, mostly because there isn't much to it. There's no story to follow, the environment doesn't invite exploration, and the combat is unchallenging (although I appreciate the fact that it can be avoided almost completely). None of these is obligatory - if the game had just one strong feature, it would be enough. Sadly, it has none. The game's mood lasted for about ten minutes.

There is no interesting activity involved in finding resources, mining, or crafting - these systems exist in the game in a bare bones, token form. Base construction is essentially pointless: you may need to expand a bit in order to make room for crops, but that's it. You don't get to build anything pretty or impressive. Exploration is minimal: there are three "depth levels", each with its own look, but there's no constant re-discovery, like in games that actually manage to generate interesting landscapes. Everything looks the same here, and there's no storytelling through decorations. Pacing is non-existent, save for increased danger during the night. The winning strategy is to hide in the base until sunrise, which means you spend a few minutes doing nothing (you cannot "go to sleep" and jump forward).

Unless you're specifically interested in performing a series of simplistic tasks in an underwater setting without thinking about it too much, this game has nothing to offer.
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121 of 178 people (68%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
I've only have nearly 17 hours of playtime in this game and I already feel like I've done nearly everything there is to do. This game is infectiously addicting, though a bit lacking. Make no mistake I love this game, though currently it feels like a beta. I thought it was an early access game untill I came back to this page. This game has potential to grow. There's no doubt about that. Deeper depths are always a possiblity, new ores, new building materials, mounted/mountable defences, scarier creatures, new objectives and missions, just to name a few ways this game can grow.
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51 of 70 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
I have now played this game through once on Adventurer, and twice on Survivor. Here are my thoughts.

Since FarSky is tagged as "survival", "adventure", "indie", "sandbox", and "crafting", I'm obligated to compare and contrast it with Minecraft, which I also have played extensively. This game is not Minecraft. Its crafting system is much simpler. It has a goal, whereas Minecraft does not. It has an end; you can "win". The randomly generated world, while being large and immersive, is finite. The movement mechanics are much different as you're under water. The terrain cannot be deconstructed, but minerals can be mined from it.

The graphics are relatively simple, yet work quite well. All the plants and animals under the sea have convincing movements. The enviroment itself is very well done, between the day/night cycles, and the way it fades into a blue haze at a distance.

The game mechanics were fun. I could get around without any trouble. The combat system is not overly complex. It can be difficult, especially at night in the first days of the Survival mode, but becomes effortless later on.

The premise is that your submarine broke into 9 pieces during a dive, and you are marooned on the bottom of the ocean floor. You must survive, equip yourself, and find the 9 pieces of your submarine. Once you do, it will assemble, and you can ascend to the surface, thereby winning the game. The game itself is relatively short. I have been everywhere, done everything, and beat it 3 times, for a total of 25 hours.
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33 of 46 people (72%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
After beating adventure and survivor mode and explored every where and even started going to max depths to see what else try not dieing and trying to kill as many krakens I can, but it dose get boring pretty quickly. I hope maybe someday the dev may release source code or allow moding. As far starting out it is a great game with a ton of potential, and its pretty good for a rainy day. It is worth giving this game a try.
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46 of 71 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
its a really fun game and I enjoyed playing it, however I feel it would be more fun with multiplayer but other than that its really fun
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42 of 65 people (65%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
"FarSky" is one of my new favorite survival games. It's not as in-depth as some other survival games on the market, but still offers base building, base defense, mining, crafting, a hunger system, and combat. Here, you take on the role of Nathan who crashed his submarine and must find his ship parts in order to escape (sort of like "Sir, You Are Being Hunted"). There's a sandbox available and the gold you find in the campaign can be spent equipping your character from the onset. The ambience is a bit cartoony like "The Long Dark", but still remains beautiful to look at. Overall, definately worth $15.00.

Full Review: http://www.dadsgamingaddiction.com/farsky/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F362yV-53Ao
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Very fun game great environment and atmosphere but lacks content i do recommend the game but it does need alot more work
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
As others have said, this game is not finnished. You are led to belive that there are deeper levels of the ocean but the equipment you have dose not allow you to. multiplayer or more content would complete this game. It is unique however in my experience and would recomend if it went on sale.
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55 of 100 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
I had been watching this game for a long time waiting for it to go on sale and when it first did I picked it up.

I really like the look, feel and idea behind this game. Sadly however, the world of the game may be colorful yet it just doesn't beg for me to go and explore the vast ocean and aquantic lives thriving behind it. Which actually, are not even there to the best extent. There also just isn't much to the game and nothing to do to keep me entertained or coming back to it for more. I got this on a major sale, but at the price point of $15 I don't see a reason to spend that much money on a game that just in the end leaves you feeling incomplete. After a couple hours, a couple minutes even. You become bored with nothing left to do and no reason to return to it.

Collecting materials in the game are like collecting coins that really go towards nothing and serve no major purpose whats so ever. It's just there for you to grab. No story behind this game. No challenge whats so ever. While it may be a fun time burner there are many more games in my library for me to turn to while i'm craving a survival sandbox adventure, this game just falls short of giving me that complete feeling and there's just to many competitors in this category for this game to hold a strong back bone.

On the plus side, I have had no problems with the gameplay. Runs smoothly and works fine with no bugs or malfunctions. So if it's on sale, I recommend picking it up and giving it a try. Otherwise. It just isn't worth the price., you'd be much better off finding another survival Sandbox game at the same or better price.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
I have been enjoying this game. It is, as others have said, short, but it's also fun. It can be unforgiving, and it's not really as easy to tell when it's about to be night time or day time (and "predators are hunting at night"), but it's a fun game with a decent concept. It looks good, too which is nice. It does not provide as much guidance as you might like (i.e., spears are ammo -- you can't use them without a speargun; or what the material cost is to repair. But I feel it is fun overall, and you may find some enjoyment out of it, though if you are good at the game it will probably be fairly short.
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35 of 63 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Very nice atmospheric game where you try to survive underwater and get back topside.
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16 of 27 people (59%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
Moje česká recenze: http://www.playhit.cz/2014/10/farsky-20-000-mil-minecraftem/

I really liked this one. I only had courage to play the first mode for now. It's not easy to be trapped down there with so many predators. It's basically like Minecraft under water, except that you don't change the environment so drastically. Mostly just mining and harvesting. I recommend it with 8/10. It also has an option to change the settings, make your own gameplay which I appreciate.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
I wish I could give a "neutral" rating to this game, because I cannot in good conscience say "yes" or "no" without a lot of caveats.

First, I have played the game for abut 9 hours thus far. It's lovely, the gameplay is fairly smooth, and the ever-present battle against the air tank adds a little suspense, particularly before any upgrades are peformed.

However, the game plays like a beta - there is very little content or diversity. I love a good survival/hoarding game, and this should fit the bill perfectly; however, the extremely limited crafting and resources are disappointing.

When I purchased this, I thought it was a beta, and I continued to think that until I sat down to write this review and saw the others. It's very sad the devs are done with the game, as it could have a lot more added to it.

Things I like:

* Novel concept and storyline (thought it's far too short)
* Beautiful, rich, underwater environment
* Automated defenses, like drones and turrets
* Extra cargo space with drones
* Exploration which requires upgrades to complete (though it can all be seen and done within a couple of hours)
* Increased danger from predators at night
* Upgradable equipment
* Automated resource extraction
* Decent hunger/food system
* Blood mechanics (blood in the water from injuries or hunting attracts predators)
* Music and sound effects
* Decent world topographical map showing major points of interest/resources
* Decent agricultural system (but it would benefit from more options)

Things I dislike:

* Terrible gravity system - I understand we can't just have the ability to limitlessly ascend, but the current system is infuriatingly limited.
* Limited crafting - number of possible objects/upgrades is very small.
* Limited construction - More base options would be nice.
* Storage chests are far too small and non-stackable.
* No way to recover items after death - at least none I've found.
* No way to sleep through the night to fast-forward
* No way to split stacks in inventory at all - at least none I've found.
* Some items are ridiculously expensive to craft/consume for the reward.
* No ability to save the game without quitting.

What I would like to see:

* More diverse predators
* More storyline
* More biomes to explore
* More craftable items
* More and better base construction
* More discoverable points of interest - different wrecks, caves, et cetera
* More resource types
* Less expensive cooking - each item of cooked food takes 1 coal, which can be difficult to find

I got this on sale for less than $5, and it was definitely worth that amount. I might even say it's worth the $14.99 if you're the sort of person who doesn't want a seriously challenging game, and are more in the mood to mindlessly (in a pleasant way) gather resources and live out your life on the ocean floor.

Still, it could be so much more. I hope the devs might revisit it at some point; however, if they don't, they made a very nice (albeit short and very limited) and interesting distraction.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Well... that was... quick. I liked it, but way too short, and needs more content. I recommend it, but get it on sale, or free if you can.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
this game is a one of a kind game, of being a undersea servival but its a short one so i do recamend it but keep in mind that its made by one guy in one year and that pretty inpressive given what there is in this.

the time you would get out of this would be around 10 hours or so not long but still fun
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14 of 25 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
I Only got one thing to say, i fricking love underwater games, i just love them.

Now let's be serious, In my point of side, is one of the best games i ever saw in my entire life, im not even joking, you should be getting this game right away.

Even tho, it hurts my heart, that i have to say.. that this game is.. 'copletelly' finished.. There's not gonna be an update for FarSky.. It really hurts me, seeing this game as it is, and not even update it, you can go up to -350 underwater! But you helmet breaks if you descend more than that, the final 'boss' is AWESOME, I Hope at some poinnt of this game, it makes an update, a really big one, i have hopes in this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
dont hit the krakens cause they will ♥♥♥♥ your ♥♥♥♥ up and then the game will be fix your house or drown...

good game but its easy to complete, there should be more things to make and that

10/10 would hit a kraken agian
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