Asteria is a fast paced indie platformer, wrapped up in a sandbox sci-fi world where everything is destructible, mineable, collectable, craftable and creatable.
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Mixed (191 reviews) - 54% of the 191 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 3, 2014

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“A refreshing dose of efficient technology and ranged combat.”
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About This Game

Asteria is a fast paced indie platformer, wrapped up in a sandbox sci-fi world where everything is destructible, mineable, collectable, craftable and creatable. You play Ryker: the only surviving human colonist after your people were wiped out by local aliens. Now you’re stranded on Asteria, with no means of escape. This isn’t just about survival, it’s about revenge. Build your safe haven and go track down the aliens who destroyed your colony.

Key Features

  • 9 Hand Crafted Dungeons to Discover and Conquer
  • Ranged Mining and Fighting
  • 100+ Items Over 9 Tiers of Gear
  • 900 Slot “Hypercube of Holding” Inventory with Unlimited Stack Amounts
  • Full Mod Community Support
  • Creative Mode
  • Multiplayer!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
I like certain aspects of the game and am recommending it because of that, also, I know some people love this type of gameplay, but it's just not for me. I suck at bossfights, which is why I usually don't play these games, this game has it hidden behind a sandbox/survival type of veneer, which is the part I do like. Can't move on because I can't get past the stupid boss and you need to get past him to be able to upgrade your mining tool, so I'm stuck with very little more to do than what I've been doing for 8 hours. I'm done with this game, but for those that like these games, have fun.
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116 of 136 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2014
This game feels like a stripped down Terraria with a bunch of horrible mechanics.

Crafting is VERY linear. There are a lot of cheap deaths. World design is beyond uninspired. Very small selection of weapons (most of which you won't use). Infuriating last boss (lots of one hit kills and cheap moves to boot). Awkward interface (you can only use items in your bar at the bottom). No interesting items to make. No base building.

I completed this game and was underwhelmed from start to end. Most of my time playing was spent cursing the mechanics. Anything not taken directly from Terraria proved to be horrible and annoying, particularly the oxygen system. Also when you get hit, there is no break between damage, so an enemy standing on you drains your health very fast. Who puts that in a game? Who played that and went "yes, this is a satisfying element of the game". Does anybody EVER enjoy that?

The game is not challenging (I completed it in a day), but just frustrating. It is almost like someone made a bland game and then went down a check list of "bad design choices" and chose a few to add in. The last boss is horrible as well.

Do not bother with this game.
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42 of 55 people (76%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Poor man's Terraria/Starbound. Too bad, because the environment looks nice, the soundtrack is not irritating and there are some neat little feats like interesting fluids' physics and while dwelling underground you need to be careful to not choke yourself on fumes.

But worlds you encounter are
and uninspired
and it all boils down to ping-ping-ping some little crabs and zergs with lasers all the time collecting thousands of dirt, until you eventually hit a jackpot with some actual crafting materials, equip yourself a higher tier and go to the next dungeon with the boss. After an hour of looking after iron and coal to complete my tier 2 equipment to finish the first dungeon I can't take it anymore. The crafting, terrain modifications are so lacking it puts the initial Terraria's release to shame.
Maps are small, it's a matter of few minutes to run through one end to another.
At least you can dig through dirt a lot faster than swinging a wooden pick-axe in Terraria's first minutes.
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46 of 66 people (70%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2014
Asteria is a part-sandbox, part platformer/metroidvania game. It offers a minimum of 12 hours of content and more if you decide to delve into the sandbox aspect of the game.

The dungeon designs were interesting, the bosses were fun (varying difficulties), and the platforming was mildly amusing. I especially had a ton of fun with the dungeon puzzles of the later half of the game.

This game has a lot of potential seeing as the game's source code readily available and the developer even encourages people to code in stuff they want implemented into the game.

I recommend this game for those who want a sandbox game with a sense of 'finality'. I know that sounds counter-intuitive but for a sandbox hybrid game with a tiered boss system and achievements, you can definitely experience finality.

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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
I wish Steam had a "Thumbs Sideways" option.

It's an OK Terraria/Metroid fused game. Fun at first, but gets really repetative. It lacks the creativity of Terraria and the sense of action of Metroid. Pick it up on sale, otherwise avoid.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
simple explanation:

- a pretty bad ripoff from terraria.

long explanation:

game mechanics are pretty bad, there is no break between damage, monsters spawn instantly

it even has a "unstuck" button, because you will get stuck in some walls.

considering its mainly focused on the platform thing, thats was dissapointing

it lacks of crafting/building/creative aspects you expect from terraria game-like

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41 of 64 people (64%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2014
Here's my first impression - it's not a crafting game. No, sure there are crafting elements, but you should be aware that mostly it is a "metroidvania" game where you explore the world. It's core is action. Jump, shoot, dodge. You gather resources by finding it in the wilds and by killing enemies.
Your first weapong is a "pew-pew blaster" (which is actually just a "pew blaster" because of it's fire rate). I've found hunting complicated with such a tool. And I've tripped into first boss after 10 minutes of game. 700 hp vs 20 dmg per shot...
Also - you have lives. Once you lose all of them you die? Dunno.

The controls are responsive and the aiming/shooting process done really good. And the game works smoothly, but to do so I had to play with screen resolution. The game eats a lot of resources because it's a procedural full destructible world.

TL:DR As much as I've seen I would recommend this game to those players who love Edge of Space, Signs of Life, maybe Starbound AND want to see something completely different. Nice metroidvania game with a touch of your regular sandbox crafting game. My personal score so far is 7/10. Cheers.
P.S. Will update the review with my progress through the game.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
The gameplay does not feel like a sandbox. Instead, you mine resources for the first dungeon, then go that dungeon, after it you mine resources for the second dungeon and so on. Dungeons themselves are not generated but hand crafted instead, completely breaking the sandbox atmosphere. The worse thing is that the most of the time you spend in every dungeon is jumping on platforms, falling down, and parkour again and again.

Overally the game gets very dull and boring once you begin to understand its non-sandboxness. There are no trees, no houses, no decor, it's not even near Terraria.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2015
After an hour of play I HAD to play Terreria again; it wasn't horrible, it just felt like a less polished, incomplete, version of Terreria with some features from other games in the genre tossed in. As a non-early access game it is hard to say how much more development, if any, will take place with this title, thus I can't recommend it.
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
As the other reviews note, similar to terraria and starbound, though feels scaled down. Probably a good thing as the crafting system and number of items aren't overwhelming in comparison. Mine, craft, boss level, upgrade.... and repeat until you reach the end. No real need to build a house or furnishings, just weapons and armour, and defeat the bosses.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 12
144p to reflect the quality of the game
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1.5 hrs
Posted: September 18
No mans Sky 2d edition
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1.9 hrs
Posted: September 12
ive been playing for a little over an hour and ive gotten nowhere. I was tossed into an empty world with some hilld and caves. no trees. no structures. just hills with nothing. the controls are really iffy. it takes 0.3 seconds form pressing the spacebar to the character jumping. the enemies are just walking back and forth. i wasnt explained what i had to do when i first started (finding the portal) the first boss is incredibly hard with these horrible controls and i really have no idea how to beat it since i cant upgrade my mining tool to get better ores and make better armor because the boss drops the steel superconductor which i need to make the mining laser. the game is fun, it just lacks.. everything. Also, opening the crafting table and seeing every tier of armor and weapons kinda ruins it. theres no reason to play if i dont have anything to achieve like unlocking new recipes or finding good loot in mini dungeons:( please. if your game isnt dead, work on it a little more and make it enjoyable to some extent. im gonna reccomend it because i think it has potential if done right:)
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15.1 hrs
Posted: September 5
Product received for free
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Zee Zaa Zo
3.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
Another absolute crap game... STEAM seems to favor such games as they comprise the majority of STEAMS library. Maybe, and thats a big maybe, I would have found something to like had the game not had STEAM Trading Cards.
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Gizi o v o
5.1 hrs
Posted: August 18
Boring! empty
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Master Maester
6.5 hrs
Posted: July 3
Well,you cant ask a lot from a game which costs 1 euro with a -90% coupon.
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2.8 hrs
Posted: March 9
not worth 1€ this game should not be on steam ...
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Darius Bane
17.2 hrs
Posted: February 11
The game looks really fun, but it keep shutting down my Windows 10 system. I can't play for more than five minutes before the system completely powers down.
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