Project Explore is a new survival game. You will have to deal with tough situations, starting with starvation and rapidly increasing insanity. There will be lots of new upcoming features and changes.
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Very Positive (199 reviews) - 83% of the 199 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 20, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I would like to get feedback and take extra time to really polish, and balance the game. The number one priority is a very enjoyable, and memorable, experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I expect it to take about a year to complete every feature and aspect of the game.”

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

“I want to create a really immersive and fun experience. Multiplayer is a key feature that will definitely be included by the time of the full release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully functional and includes tons of content including the following:
  • House construction
  • Crafting
  • Cooking
  • Day and night cycle
  • Multiple NPCs
  • Over 150 items
  • Temperature system
  • Random world generation
  • Save system
  • Fishing
  • Multiple biomes

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

“The final release will cost a bit more than the early access release.”

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

“I will be posting updates consistently and fixing issues brought up by the community. I'll try my very best to stay active and involved in the forums for Project Explore.”
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February 14

Check out my other game, Rock God Tycoon!

Rock God Tycoon (my other game) just released into full release on Steam yesterday. Just as promised, once we finish finalizing the process with that game, we will be moving back to Project Explore to close things up with this game.

Store Page Here

I want to make sure everyone here knows that I intend on doing a fantastic job with Project Explore and leaving the modding open ended to be expanded on in the future. Thanks for all the support as always!

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February 2

Networking and GMS 2!

The partially functional multiplayer
I've began work on the multiplayer and so far it is coming along great! You'll see from the gif below that I've set up smooth movement already. (Left side is regular, right side is smooth)

So far I've only tested up to 16 clients but it seems to be doing just fine!

I had a couple friends join and we all opened up multiple clients to test. Server capped at about 1% CPU usage and 19mb of memory with 16 clients. I expect 64 player servers to be a realistic goal.

Upgrading to GMS 2
With the release of Game Maker: Studio 2 there stands little reason to not upgrade Project Explore to the latest engine and so I did. There are two major advantages to upgrading engines...

1. DirectX 11 support means that the game will run even faster! While it is not necessary at all with the current fps the game is getting (2500+) I like to always provide the best experience possible.

2. A brand new (and much better) IDE means that I can develop the game faster. There are numerous performance improvements and visual improvements that came with GM:S 2.

So when will this version be available?
I am hoping to get this build out to the public within the next two months. I can't make any promises as I of course have another game I'm working on as well. I've been putting in two or more hours pretty much every day for the past week and plan to continue doing so until I can get out this build. All of this art is placeholder by the way so don't freak out just yet!

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“If you like sandbox survival type games, you will very likely love 'Project Explore'!”
Recommended – Zaxtor99

“It's a pretty fun game with crafting, fighting and all that good stuff. You have to play it for a while before you judge how much content is in it though.”
Recommended – RagerX

“Project Explore is a charming survival game which is steadily getting fleshed out content.”
Recommened – Jedo

About This Game

Project Explore is a survival game. You will have to deal with tough situations, starting with starvation and rapidly increasing insanity.

You will need to manage your time and resources to survive the night. You must maintain your sanity by staying near light until you reach the day time hours again.

The world is rendered in 2D with various 3D elements, such as the trees, structures, storage items, etc...

Updates, accompanied by descriptive news posts, are made to the game about every other week and sometimes more often!

"I think every player deserves a voice and the direction of the game should be based on community feedback, and ideas. I've followed this idea since the beginning of the games development and so far it has helped the game become something I could not have ever imagined." -Seabass

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB graphics with DirectX 9.0c, Shader Level 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: This runs on just about any modern potato.
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor: Intel i3 550 or AMD Phenom II X2
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB graphics with DirectX 9.0c, Shader Level 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: This runs on just about any modern potato.
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