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 (1,553 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 25, 2014

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"A sandbox building game that takes place UNDERWATER! Incredible visuals, and you can get eaten by a shark. How cool is that!? Unique and underrated. "
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About This Game

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
43 of 50 people (86%) 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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55 of 71 people (77%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Buy Subnautica
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44 of 58 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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34 of 42 people (81%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
This game is basically Minecraft but underwater. You can harvest resources like seaweed, fertilizer, dirt, sand, coal, iron, copper, gold, silver, crystals (they're just called crystals), and turn them to weapons, equipment, furniture, and buildings.

Here are the differences between Minecraft and FarSky in terms of gameplay, not art:
- Your tools and equipment (including armor) never break (very handy) since you need only three primary tools
- You have three main tools: knife to cut or attack, harpoon (spear) gun, and drill (to harvest and mine all available resources, including sand)
- You don't have to arrange items to create items. You just need to have the minimum resources to create and you can create how ever much you want.
- Oxygen. Your character can only be outside for a limited time before you need to head back to a base to regain oxygen. It doesn't take long to refill.
- Bases. You can't just build a base with sand, floors, walls, etc. You need to make an item that builds a base.
- There is a plot. Which I will explain later.
- Boss battles against a mother******in' KRAKEN. If you harvest their crystal they will attack you and your base until you die. Then they leave you alone.

Here are similarities:
- Hunger, if your hunger is up 100% you will start taking damage.
- Mining resources and using those resources to make tools.
- Pretty music and visuals.
- Predators that attack more frequently at night. Never before had I had such sastifaction of killing a shark (an endangered species IRL). Nor the frustration of being attacked and killed by a shark (and pretty much anything that bites, stings, shocks, touches you even a little bit.
- Open world exploration. You can explore deeper parts of the ocean when you have the advanced equipment to go deeper.

Plot:
You are Nathan, a deep sea explorer of the coast of Austrialia, since everything underwater is out to kill you (including the jellyfish). For some reason, your submarine breaks apart into 9 pieces that scattered across the map. Your task is to get back all those parts and survive. You will have another researcher that will guide you and help you (a little bit). For the most part, you jump into the game with little to no help. Once you collect the 9 parts, you instantly rebuild your submarine and you can take it to the surface where you beat the game.

Once you beat the game, you can play sandbox mode.

What's missing:
- Bed or something to make it speed up time until morning.
- Some kind of radar to detect enemies. You can get attacked at all sides and no idea where they are coming from, how many, then you die.
- More story or tasks. I like that there is something more than surviving. Maybe look for lost treasure or something.
- More creative ability like in Minecraft to build and do whatever you want.

8/10.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
It's horrifying to think that although humans rule the earth, we are totally outclassed in the sea. This is the pivot that FarSky works on. You are a survivor of a submarine crash and need to survive long enough to retrieve the pieces of your craft and make it to safety.

You learn to watch your oxygen. Your hunger. Your injuries. Depth. Daylight. Materials. Predators. There's a tight little game here.

Unfortunately the experience is a little shallow. Building your base is fun, but beyond the crafting tables and a small crop of vegetables, there's not a lot to do. Exploration is mandatory and soon enough you get into the gameplay loop of guessing when it's dawn, scooting out to find a little more resources, or travel a little further down. The world is procedurally generated, so that's both fun and frustrating in equal measures.

It's probably a nice game to play for a weekend. Music is nice and the graphics are at times stunning despite their simplicity. With a little more gameplay or variety, this could be quite a refreshing alternative to Minecraft, but lacks the complexity and creativity.
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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
It's a decent game - but with the lack of content it shouldn't cost 11 quid

Pros:
-original concept
-very relaxing
-pleasant under water scenery
-easy and solid controls
-crafting guide is straight forward

Cons:
-You'll get bored very quickly after a few hours
-When I say this game lacks content I mean you could literally finish it in under an hour
-limited crafting items
-no multiplayer

Get the game when it's on sale - no where near worth 11 pounds (or $15)
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
I had gotten this game and saw it was a fairly fun game through Slyfoxhound. After a bit though, I had finished and waited for the next update. Only, there was no next update. I had heard there might be more added, but since the devs now claim this is the full game, I feel ripped off. It looked like more was going to be added on with more depths that we can go to, but that never happened. Quite frankly, this is not what invested 15 bucks in and this 'finished game' is definitely not finished. Yes it's a fun game, but when you're expecting more and more updates to come out, to find out that they no longer update it, that's a bit of a ♥♥♥♥ off. There are a lot better games to invest 15 bucks in, Terraria is cheaper and has a way larger amount of content. So rather than give these devs who just dropped the game and said 'it's finished', go give your money to devs who actually still do update their games with new content, even after it's supposedly finished.

It's really sad. This game had so much promise and yet, we get the short end of the stick with a game not even worth it's price tag.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
if I bought this game, I excepted many hours of fun, but after 5 hours I finished story and discovered all content...just good idea is not enough
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15 of 20 people (75%) 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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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Ok im going to pass this one just due to its a Java game that looks and runs amazing. It has the feel of Minecraft - the content lol But a solid game if the Dev is still working on this game he needs to add more stuff to this amazing looking game!! I would love to see Steam Workshop added also that way the community could make content and mods for this game like Minecraft's community!!

For now i just like looking at all the aquatic life and building my base bigger lol So Check out this neat game and i hope the Dev reads Reviews and Forum Posts!!! (fingers crossed :P )
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.4 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
this is a fun game i spend hours building bases all over the place if i were you i would add character custumisation then it will be even more fun
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
give us multiplayer
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
This game was an amazing experence but it suffers from lack of content. I really wish this game hadnt been abandoned. It is way to short even if it is enjoyable. I hope someone will add more content in the future
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
I really love this game.
I already played it through once and then bought it for myself and played through it again.
It is so good, so relaxing, so beautiful.
It is not a game with super realistic graphics, but the colors, the enviornment, the music, the system of it, all is great.
It is a short game and leaves you wanting more, but that is the beauty of it.
It knows its points and works on them.
I finished the game much faster on my second playthrough since I already knew all the right things to do.
But there is so much fun to have with this game.
IT is just a masterpiece that deserves more recognition.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
I don't know exactly why, but i love this little survival game.
It doesn't feature a lot of content and is rough around the edges, but it made me clock way more hours than i thought i would.
The Story mode (Your submarine broke, you're stranded on the bottom on the sea surviving while you find the 9 scattered pieces of it) gives for around 6 hours of play without rushing (once you know the rules you can rush it quite easy) Once you finish it you unlock the 'Survivor Mode' (AKA Hard Mode) or you can play it on Sanbox mode.

The survival aspect isn't on the hard side either. Food is a bigger issue early game and the predator AI is quite simple and predictable once you get to know it. Then as usual you have the crafting part which works pretty much as every other game. There's harder games out there if you're looking for a challenging survival experience. Far Sky falls more on the easy side of the survival genre.

The ambience is what got me most of the game. The visual style got me from the first moment and I loved diving deeper to more haunting scenery. It also quite translates the loneliness feeling of being underwater.

On the bad side, I feel like this game would fully blossom with modding capacity and it could have been polished a bit more. But it's still a gem in it's actual (and definitive. The dev has stated a sequel might happen but development on this game is done) state.

So TL:DR a not fully polished gem that is worth more than meet the eye.
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16 of 26 people (62%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
When I first started playing the game I had no Idea what was going on, I went in blind. And I was very suprised of how well put together the game is. I have played it for almost an hour and a half straight and I couldn't stop. It was really fun to start figureing stuff out and making generall progression towards getting more submarine parts. All in all I would say this game is worth it. ESPECIALLY right now on the holiday sale. For me it was a great purchase and will keep me entertained for several more hours to come.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I basically finnished the game, just haven't returned to the surface...


I got this game in a humble bundle for 6 dollars and I got strike vector also so this was WELL worth the money... BUT, for $15 this game feels like it should be in early access. Not enough contect, there are some parts of the ocean you can't even explore yet because the pressure is too high, I don't know if this means they will update to add more diving suits so you can reach it, or not...

I've really enjoyed playing this game, and I hope that the devs update this game and add content, because as of now it's sorta boring.


I'd recommened this game if you can get it for less than $15, but I don't feel it's worth that much, I got a great deal on it so I love it.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Far Sky has a really nice atmosphere, neat graphics and is fun to play.
For some hours.
The game is definitely not finished and you can feel that.

The "story" is pretty short, there are no real challenges.
Some Items in the game do not have a function yet.

Nevertheless I played it a lot (Ok, just 17 hours. But played 4-5 different bases.), mostly for the different moods it creates.
In one moment you admire the stunning beauty of the underwater landscape, the next you are thrilled because you found a new base or you panic because something is going to eat you. (At least I do. :P)

It is really not worth the full price, but if there is a discount and you can buy it for less than 5€ i can recommend it.
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