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 (1,349 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
1,021 of 1,174 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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324 of 409 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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76 of 107 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people 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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48 of 71 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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60 of 97 people (62%) 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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32 of 49 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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25 of 38 people (66%) 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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12 of 16 people (75%) 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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22 of 35 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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14 of 20 people (70%) 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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16 of 24 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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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12 of 17 people (71%) 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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41 of 73 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
This game is a great gift. It is quite fun exploring under the sea, which is rendered well. However there are very few decorative items and crafting items. The worlds are randomly generated, but limited to a relatively small size. I like it but, if I were to buy I'm not sure it would feel worth my money, at it's current price. I would love to see a well funded sequel.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
give us multiplayer
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
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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58 of 109 people (53%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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