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 (379 reviews) - 63% of the 379 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (15,184 reviews) - 81% of the 15,184 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.”

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 13

0.13.H1 HOTFIX

Hi everyone,

A hotfix for version 0.13 (0.13.H1) is now live with a few fixes.

Stay Alive!
:: Beam Team
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CHANGES
- Added key binding for “Free Hands” in input options.
- Added checks to disable reflection probes under Laptop and Low quality settings.

BUG FIXES
- Fixed footsteps sounds.
- Fixed dragging objects not unlocking menu after dragged.
- Fixed being able to pick up multiple connected palm logs.
- Fixed being able to pick up boars and snakes.
- Fixed missing bucket animation.
- Fixed missing container loot item.
- Fixed palm tree chopping locking up interacting and menus.
- Fixed not being able to escape from map editor menus after applying options.

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June 10

0.12 TO 0.13 SAVE GAMES AND CUSTOM MAPS

Hey everyone,

Due to some changes to support the new game launcher and maintain backwards compatibility with the games exectuable path, the folder where your Stranded Deep save game and map data is stored has moved. Your existing save game and maps have survived, they just need to be moved to the right location by following these instructions:

You can find Stranded Deep's local files by dong the following:
  1. Right click on Stranded Deep in your Steam library and select "Properties" from the drop down menu.
  2. Navigate to the "Local Files" tab and select "Browse Local Files"
  3. You will see two folders, "Stranded_Deep_Data" and "Stranded_Deep_x64/86_Data". Stranded_Deep_Data is the new folder.
  4. Inside those folders will be a "Data" folder. This folder needs to be copied from the old "Stranded_Deep_x64/86_Data" folder into to the new "Stranded_Deep_Data" folder.

That should get you up and running again. We try to make sure that these types of necessary changes that require you to get your hands dirty rarely happen, so we apologise for the inconvenience!

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Stay Alive!
Beam Team

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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.
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  • 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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.9 Mavericks
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX600 or ATI HD7000 series with 2GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (379 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (15,184 reviews)
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Grag.
( 42.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
The most bipolar game I have ever played. One second you're relaxing and enjoying some amazing shaders and ambiance, the next, you're clenching on to the mouse desperately escaping anxiety. I didn't like it when my ex did that, but it works so well in a game! Great job Beam!
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The Legend Alpha Omega
( 23.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Honestly, they have messed this game up from the start, I use to like it, but after the 4th or 5th update it went downhill, It's laggy, it's crap, and a waste of money, if the sharks wasn't so crule whre they want you nonstop no matter what you do, them chasing you down is not true to what sharks do, the map editor was the worse piece added because it makes it where people can cheat, they should go back to what they was doing, unlimited world, no crappy map editor, put sharks where they will come after you but not follow you to the ends of the earth, the game went from 5 stars to 1.5, I regret owning this game anymore because of the updates, I thought it was better before, just my options I guess, no one truly cares. lol
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Moe Sizlak
( 34.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Graet game nice graphics gives u a deserted island feel just wish it had multiplayer online that would make it 1000000 times better hopfully it is a plan the devs have if not its still a great game i recommend it
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Colorfulshitbox
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
I think this is an awesome game, and I made a playthrough of it! I hope you watch this and enjoy c: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfNAnHuN8_I
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Mickey Senpai
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Really fun game! Would buy it again.
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Literally Thousands of Bees
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Played horrible and looked really bad, almost as buggy as and ant hill and you cant play it unless it is in borderless window. worst game i have ever played
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BIG_AMERICAN_TEXAS_MAN
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
THIS GAME NEEDS MULTIPLAYER OR LOCAL MULTIPLAYER!!
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.....
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Pros:
- Great graphics (Playing at ultra settings)
- Interesting and realistic feel when interacting with the tools
- Surviving felt real for the first few hours
- Helps to train your management skills in handling limited resources
- Promotes a sense of discovery

Cons:
- Lacks of motivation once you have beaten the game (that is after building all there is that we can build)
- Boring and felt repetitive after awhile.

Potential:
- This game has a lot of room for improvement.
- Adding more features like types of buildings one can build or MMO can help improve the game
- Adding challenges to create a purpose for players to play the game.
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Metapuns
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
I love this game! The graphics are lovely, it runs very smooth on my average laptop, and gives off a great felling of infinity and strandedness (which was probably intended). I can definitely see why someone would get bored, but if you've played for less than a couple hours, I don't think it's valid for you to make the "boring" assumption because you truly haven't experienced enough. For anyone who loves open-world survival, exploring games, or "The Forest", you will LOVE this game!
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@RockyStudios
( 129.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Most of us have been waiting patiently for this game to really take the next step but it really hasn't. (yet?)
As you can see I have put a lot of hours into this game, because overall it is still really fun exploring and crafting. This game has seen some bug fixes and minor content in the last many months, Most of the hours I played were last year when it first came out. Then they added seaforts and more cool stuff but the main issues for me are slow development and lack of multiplayer.

The map editor they added recently is AWESOME, ill have lots of fun with that once theres more to do in the game. Since converting game engines, the graphics and waves look A LOT better and more realistic. I can say they have done a great job making it feel more immersive. The creatures in the ocean dont seem nearly as common as before which is unfortunate. Part of the Stranded Deep feel for me was being in an ocean brimming with life, even if unrealistic haha it still makes it more fun that an empty ocean with the occasional shark.

I will edit this review in the future as they change the game, but for now yes i recommend it.. if you enjoy crafting/survival games.

- Rocky
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
101 of 120 people (84%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 8
Ahem, I enjoyed this game for a good few hours, but it began to get boring sitting and playing alone. I think adding some kind of easy access multiplayer coul really improve the game. JUst my personal opinion.
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177 of 237 people (75%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 14
Not recommended.
Have you built a shelter and some stuff? Congrats then! Now you have nothing else to do.
Although concept and idea are really good, it's just boring.
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94 of 121 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
34.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
Ultimately, this game, at conception, had great potential to achieve very interesting things. In the end, though, the lack of things to do is what kills it. Heres the thing: Stranded Deep introduces a unique setting for a game. 'The Castaway' style gameplay is inviting at first. What people neglect to realize, myself included, is that, once a home is built and once you become self sufficient on the island, there is no motivation to continue on. After the initial 3 or so hours of a game, where you hastily seek food and water sources, and build your shelter, you become trapped in a predictable cycle. There is no reason to expand your house, no reason to explore deeper in the ocean, no reason to risk your life for gear that would do next to nothing to help your position. Among the reasons you get trapped in this cycle is because there is no threat to you besides food and water needs. Waterbound animals, like sharks, do make your ocean exploration entertaining, but you have no reason to fear them on land. Additionally, lack of any interesting leveling of gear makes it difficult to want to continue on and level up your equipment. Unlike similar games, like Minecraft, nothing is compelling you to get better. Once you have the basic equipment down, you've essentially beat the game. I think this game could benefit from, first, instituting much larger islands, predators or land dwelling enemies, of some sort, and multiplayer. For now though, I do believe this game is not worth buying.
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59 of 73 people (81%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
“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.”
Yep for sure.
Its just neverending alpha game with nothing to do in it.
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43 of 50 people (86%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
54.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 15
I'll try to keep it short and sweet.

THE PROS
1. Immersion - If you like to live the life of Robinson Crusoe or Tom Hanks from Castaway, this game is for you as you are thrown on sunny paradie-esque islands to scavenge, build, forage and carry your own Wilson ball wherever you go.

2. Beautiful - As compared to other darker, gritty or cartoony survival games like The Forest or Subnautica, this game's clear blue skies, breath taking sunsets and realistically light-reflected wet sandy beaches make you feel like you're on a permanent free vacation.

3. Non-Linear - Due to the absence of a fixed story line for now, you are free to do whatever you want to do. You can play as a hermit and build your own 3-storey seaside wooden mansion with a walk-in boat garage made of salvaged container parts. Or you can play as a drifter and build a simple boat, go island hopping to harvest what you need, make your boat even bigger and after you have exhausted all the trees and eat all the crabs on said island, move on to the next like some kind of locust. Alternatively you can sate your OCD by collecting and arranging all collectible in alphabetical manner, live as a hoarder and place all collectible junks in your wooden bedroom shack, OR be a psychopath and gleefully keep living crabs as prisoners in a shack with no exit.


THE CONS
1. Lag - If you have low end machine, prepare for lags and blurry low-res texts. On an aging Geforce 630M, I could only play smoothly on the lowest settings at 800x600 (welcome to 1998!).

2. Limited Creativity - Before the current update, you could almost place and build anything anywhere. I've tried building a sea bungalow, haul resources to the middle of a shallow reef, build foundation from the ocean floor so I have stairs leading to the ocean to catch Archer fish for breakfast, cook the fish on my firepit in a kitchen facing the nearby island, drink rain-water collected from buckets on my balcony, and go on cruises with my long boat berthed at my bungalow's own private steel-foundation jetty. Life was pretty sustainable. Today, you can only place firepits on island grounds and the dream to have a sea bungalow or a mobile floating fortress becomes a distant memory...

3. End - There is currently no ending, so there is no closure which might irk some players. It would be nice if we could also choose our ending, be it we decide to become a permanent resident of Pacific Paradiso Population:1, build a boat big enough and with a required amount of supplies to reach mainland, or try to get the attention of randomly passing planes or ships with your smoke signal, the flare gun or big S.O.S sign made of 100 wooden sticks on the beach. Imagine the thrill as you are fishing one morning and saw a plane, quickly paddle back to the island to fire the flare gun but you shot against the wind and the pilot didn't see your flare, then you rolled over and cried in frustration after being stranded for 64 days, then go back out to sea to fish (yeah can we have fishing too in the game?) before God knows when the next plane could appear.

Loving the game BeamTeam, hope to see more updates this year and some attention to the info I've mentioned above. Guys, buy this game because the devs are still actively updating it with better features. For fellow Stranded Deepers, let's keep feeding suggestions and report bugs to the devs to make the game better, or you guys can just start collect live crabs in a holding cell before taking them out for BBQ next door one by one, much to the horror of captive crabs as they hear the grilling firepit sound... SSSssssssssssssssssss....... Mmmmm cooked crab +1 hunger.
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61 of 89 people (69%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
237.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 18
First I would like to say if you see a negative review with less than 100 hours played just ignore it. They obviously do not have patience nor do they understand they bought an unfinished game to start with. If you buy an unfinished game you are there to support and report bugs not cry about it being unfinished.... Now that I have said that let me also say yes the game has its bugs and I have been a part of it since it went Early Access. I have enjoyed every bit of my 200+ hours playing with all the different levels of builds released. I have made some wild creations, from forts to resorts, then started all over again with a new build and have done that many times. The feeling of stranded deep indeed creates the immersive feeling of being... Stranded lol. The beautiful graphics and the fact they keep adding new stuff keeps me coming back every so often for a new fresh game start. The one and only thing I greatly look forward to is the option of multiplayer so I can co-op play with my step son who also loves Stranded Deep.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
73.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 15
This Game is good. If you like them slow-paced this is for you. Then its gonna really scare you when a shark pulls you off into the deep.

I die alot, still like it. Graphics are good (used to look better with less stuff to do) and the gameplay is great. Love the sealife. Love the lighting.

Sit back with a stiff drink and look at the sunset. Keep it up Beam-Team! With the new updates the game got alot more entertaining too. Looking really really good so far!
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 10
Honestly, Beam Team Games can do a lot with this game. From multiplayer, co-op, so you don't die every five freaking seconds. They need to do some regular updates on the game so it isn't so broken. But as a faithful fan of this game, I'm gonna recommend it. The picture with the rain is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t, you play the game for like two hours no ♥♥♥♥ing rain.
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18 of 30 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
At this point dont buy it. Wait for summersale 2017...
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
101.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 6
Can you add Controller support for the game? It'd be awesome to be able to play using my xbox/pc controller :D
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