Take the role of a plane crash survivor stranded somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Come face to face with some of the most life threatening scenarios that will result in a different experience each time you play. Scavenge. Discover. Survive.
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Mixed (220 reviews) - 61% of the 220 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (16,370 reviews) - 78% of the 16,370 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 23, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have a great game and you have great ideas - Early access is a platform that allows us to put those things together so you can help Stranded Deep grow to it's full potential.

...As those ideas come together and evolve, there may be some hiccups, but we'll always be doing our best to make sure that Stranded Deep is a playable, enjoyable game. Early Access is getting a bad reputation lately and we'd like to help turn that around. This is a game made by gamers - Beam Team - not a faceless corporation. We care about the game and the people who play it.

See our roadmap below for more details on the great things to come!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We don't want to work on Stranded Deep forever. If all goes well, we're hoping to have it completed by the end of 2015.

2016 UPDATE: The initial release of Stranded Deep was expected to be finished well before the end of 2015 - add a few more features and wrap it up. However, due to it's success the project expanded way beyond that initial scope and we decided to add more content and features than we had planned due to player feature requests :)”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We're using Early Access to add more content and balance game mechanics through community input. We would like to think of the full release as the conclusion to this process.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“This is Early Access and this is an early build.

All core mechanics for crafting, building and interacting are in place and functional. Players will be able to manage their character's vital system and accumulate resources. Every current object and item in the game has a purpose and functionality that we will no doubt have to balance as development continues.

The world is infinitely procedurally-generated and full of different biomes. Areas will not be incomplete or locked off; Instead, the biomes and world generation will evolve as development progresses.

There is no "end-game" yet, so players will not be able to "beat" the game or be rescued.

Optimization is an ongoing process. We've made many optimizations along the way and have incorporated comprehensive graphics options, but there's always more to do. We are confident in a stable performant build but this is never a guarantee.

We are very passionate developers and have put our heart and soul into Stranded Deep. We prefer not to give estimates of percentages or timelines for our development but we can be confident in saying that we're not releasing bug-ridden shovel-ware.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will remain the same during Early Access. After Early Access has finished, the final price will reflect the additional content added during development - but it won't be a big change.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will be releasing a public board that lists our progress, concepts and issues so players can see what's being addressed at the time and also that their feedback is being received and used positively.

We always read our feedback and take everyone's opinion seriously. Receiving player feedback is important so we can use it to improve and evolve. We will see it.”
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June 22

0.32.01 HOTFIX

Hi everyone,

A new hotfix for version 0.32 (0.32.01) is live with some small fixes.

Stay Alive!
:: Beam Team

- Fixed Intro scene Audio sources not being controlled by audio mixer and settings.
- Fixed Audio sliders not immediately updating when slider value changed.
- Fixed Audio settings not being applied on main menu start.
- Fixed incorrect icon for Clay Roof Wedge in crafting menu.

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June 20


Hi everyone,

A new stable build 0.32.00 has just been released!

This build transitions our latest work on the experimental branch to the stable branch.
If you haven’t been following the progress of our experimental branch, here’s some of the new features included:
New Quick Crafting Menu, Weather Effects, Plank Station, Leather Waterskin, Damage Indicators and more!

We’ve covered the new features in the patch notes below and you can also read more on the new features in our previous experimental patch notes here:
0.31.00 Weather Update
0.30.00 Quick Crafting Menu Update
0.29.00 Player Effects, Waterskin and Plank Station Update

Please note – We’ve changed the shoreline generation going forward in this build. Previously generated islands have very bumpy underwater areas and the larger waves will create unpleasant visual artefacts on these areas! It is also possible that your previously saved islands will re-generate slightly different.

Have fun!

Stay Alive!
:: Beam Team

- Updated Weather Events to save and load state correctly.
- Reduced required attempts to start a Camp Fire.
- Changed Crafting to only use items in the area in front of you.
- Changed Watch to display the player’s status effects on additional screen.
- Changed Sail and Motor placement to use rotating keys.
- Increased Clay Waterbottle servings from 4 to 5.
- Added new Main Menu soundtrack.
- Added Inventory functionality to display health, durability or servings.
- Changed Walls, Arches, Doors, etc to allow 180 degree rotation when placing.
- Updated Icons in Crafting menus.

- Fixed not being able to pick up Logs after saving.
- Fixed Ocean colors changing incorrectly when weather event assigned but not active.
- Fixed Mouse Sensitivity resetting when drawing weapon.
- Fixed Clay Foundation collider interfering with Steps placement.
- Fixed being able to craft building combos without Hammer, Hoe, etc.
- Fixed not being able to place Hooks and Shelves from previous build.

- New Quick Crafting menu!
To open the new Quick Crafting menu press and hold the crafting menu key [C] for a short moment, similar to the interacting mechanic. The Quick Crafting menu won’t display if you don’t have any craftable combinations from the materials in front of you or in your backpack. If you press the crafting key [C] once without holding it, it will open the regular crafting menu.
Similar to the large crafting menu, the Quick Crafting menu uses any tools in your hands to enable and prioritize combinations shown. For eg: if you have a Hammer equipped, the Quick Crafting menu will display any available building combinations first. Likewise, if you have a Hoe equipped farming combinations will be displayed first and so on.

- New Storm Weather Effect!
With lightning and large ocean waves!

- New Plank Station!
To craft planks by riving logs.

- New Leather Waterskin item!

- New Player Effects!
Sunburn, Heatstroke, Cold, Flu. These are long term effects, not meant to annoy, but definitely there. Adds feedback with sounds effects and animations…
This will be incorporated more fully with building tiers in a future update. Offer less protection from the elements.

- New Game Over Screen.

- New Death animation.

- New New Day Notifications!

- New Damage Indicators!
Subtle damage indicators to help visualize where the damage is coming from.

- New Container name stencils!
When containers are renamed it is now shows their name as a themed stencil on the side of the container for easier object organization.

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About This Game

Take the role of a plane crash survivor stranded somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Experience terrifying encounters both above and below an endless environment. Come face to face with some of the most life threatening scenarios that will result in a different experience each time you play.

Scavenge. Discover. Survive.

  • Generate an Infinite Number of Procedural Worlds - Explore Pacific islands, reefs, and bottomless ocean trenches filled with detailed biomes!

    No two worlds are the same - You can generate a completely new and randomized world at any time. You can also mix your own maps created with the map editor in with the procedurally created maps in the world for a more customized experience. If you feel like sharing, you can even share your world seed with other players.

    * Please note, currently the generated world size is limited to 6.25km2 but the final world size will be much larger.
  • Dynamic Weather and Day-Night Cycle - Struggle to navigate stormy seas or enjoy basking with a coconut on a sunny afternoon.
  • Unique Physically-based Crafting System - Harvest resources to create equipment by combining them together in the physical world - no crafting slots!
  • Unique Physically-based Building System - Settle on an island and construct a shelter or venture the seas with your own built raft.
  • Detailed Survival Aspects and Interaction - Manage your vitals of hunger, thirst, blood, and health against the harshness of mother nature.
  • Random Loot and Collectables - Search sunken shipwrecks and islands for interesting and rare equipment.
  • Hunting and fishing - Spear small animals in the shallows or risk the depths with a spear gun in search of larger meals. Starve an island of resources or maintain and manage its growth.

The things we want and things we know you want!

  • Dealing with bugs -A lot of effort has been put into making sure your Stranded Deep experience is as bug free as possible, however the game is in an Early Access stage of development, so there will be bugs. We will be doing our best to squish them.
  • Performance - Optimizing performance is an important ongoing process that will continue through the Early Access period.
  • Island and Terrain Variety - Creating more unique biomes and biome parameters for different procedural generations.
  • More Wildlife - Incorporating more fish and shark species and more interesting island wildlife like birds, snakes and lizards.
  • An End-game Scenario - Making it possible to complete a series of optional tasks and progress through the world in an attempt to be rescued.
  • Co-operative Gameplay - Where you can band together as a team of misfits and ration your supplies or eliminate each other one by one.
  • Improved User Interface - All of the in-game UI is temporary and will be replaced with a more fitting theme.
  • Occulus Rift Support
  • Controller Support
  • Much more! - See our website for more details, http://www.beamteamgames.com

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista or higher
    • Processor: 1.8GHz Intel dual-core and above
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD5000 and later. Minimum 512MB VRAM. Pixel Shader 3.0 support. Deferred lighting support (most 2005 and later cards support deferred lighting)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX600 or ATI HD7000 series with 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Processor: 1.8GHz Intel dual-core and above
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD5000 and later. Minimum 512MB VRAM. Pixel Shader 3.0 support. Deferred lighting support (most 2005 and later cards support deferred lighting)
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.9 Mavericks
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX600 or ATI HD7000 series with 2GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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