A game of aerospace industry and interplanetary exploration.
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Release Date: Dec 15, 2016

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

Before you read, it is important that you consider this before deciding if you want to support Astroneer this early:

Astroneer is an incomplete game that is in PRE-alpha.


Astroneer will be in Early Access on Steam so that we may get the game in the hands of the players as soon as possible. Engaging with the Astroneer community early on is important to us as that we may work with them to make Astroneer the best aerospace and planetary exploration experience ever.

When it is first release, Astroneer will be in a pre-alpha state: That is to say it will have bugs, it will crash, there will be some performance issues for some players, multiplayer will be unstable for others, gameplay will be unfinished and early, and so on. This is part of the development process and we'd love your support for the game this early. Supporting Astroneer this early will ensure we're getting accurate information about the improvements it needs so that it can be the best version of itself when its finished.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It is hard to estimate exactly how long Astroneer will be in Early Access, though we are aiming for a year or two.”

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

“The full version of Astroneer will be the complete aerospace exploration fantasy:
  • Explore infinitely diverse worlds with unique atmospheres, biomes, and landscapes.
  • Shape your world with a myriad of deformation tools and features
  • Survive against a number of reality-based hazards. From weather situations, turbulent environments, and unforeseen medical crises.
  • Build and manage a working industrial base and leave your finger print of the galaxies economy.
  • Customize everything from what your Astroneer looks like, to the modules you produce, and the rovers you own.
  • Play with friends, or strangers, in an online experience that encourages communication and cooperation to succeed.
  • Unravel the mysteries of the galaxy as you search for the elusive rare items.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of Astroneer in Early Access explores the main pillars of the gameplay experience:
  • Discover
  • Explore
  • Research
  • Trade
  • Build
  • Expand

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

“Astroneer will launch for $19.99 USD. As the game matures and its content grows the price of the game will be reviewed.”

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

“System Era will work with the community to ensure Astroneer is the best fantasy it can be through a number of ways: Our own forum, Steam Community forums, our blog, Twitter, and Facebook. System Era aims to be as transparent with the games development as possible so that its community can be as equally transparent with us with how they're feeling about the game and what improvements they'd like to see.

Forum: https://forum.systemera.net/
Blog: http://blog.astroneer.space
Twitter: www.twitter.com/astroneergame
Facebook: www.facebook.com/astroneergame
Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/astroneer
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February 16

Patch "125" is now live



Our latest patch for Astroneer is Patch "125" and it is now available on Steam.


PATCH NOTES

BUILD NUMBER: 0.2.10125.0

NEW CONTENT
  • Dynamite now craftable from backpack
  • New dynamite art, fx, audio
  • Dynamite can now be used to destroy base buildings and other objects
  • Added character idle animations
  • Added 9 new discoverable wrecks, including their collectible items within
  • Additional organic research items added
  • Updated Dropship model art
  • Updated RCS thruster effects for Dropship
  • Updated model art for Tradeplatform
  • Updated model and FX art for Smelter
  • Added new refinery / smelter audio
  • Added sandboxing of saved games when running the Steam Experimental branch.
  • Improved game pad support on launch menu
  • Performance improvement: Added a system for fully despawning decorator sets as you move away from them.
  • Slight GPU performance improvement to terrain (use 16 bit indices)

FIXES
  • Researching an item when you have already researched all recipes will no longer "use up" that item in regards to when future updates add new recipes.
  • It will now also give you a resource.
  • Fixed several issues with how decorator states were saved and restored.
  • Fixed race condition causing occasional anomalous terrain generation.
  • Seed fixes, including shift-click issue and seeds growing in backpack
  • Fix save game issue where conduits don't attach after saving a leaf and building platform
  • Fix save game issue where conduits nubs don't disappear after a save game and using dynamite on the leaf
  • Updated oxygen tank fill looping sound. Fixed Xbox bug that caused it top play at full volume.


Also - a big shout out to everyone that helped us test this patch on the Experimental branch of the game! Don't forget to opt out of the Experimental before playing.

If you're curious what we've been up to and are wondering when more substantial "things to do" updates will come to Astroneer, check out some of our latest blog posts.

50 days: http://blog.astroneer.space/system-era/50-days/
New office space: http://blog.astroneer.space/p/new-office-space/

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February 11

#screenshotsaturday - Boom goes the dynamite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0qgeb6pZoM&feature=youtu.be
A tease for the upcoming patch, which includes Step 1 to our performance overhaul and some fun, NEW content to play with.

Curious about what might be in the next patch? Check out the information we shared earlier this week as test the patch in our EXPERIMENTAL build.

- Adam

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About This Game




Explore and reshape distant worlds! Astroneer is set during a 25th century gold rush where players must explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives in harsh environments for the chance of striking it rich.

On this adventure, a player’s most useful tool is their ability to shape their world, altering the terrain and extracting valuable resources from planets, and moons. Resources can be traded or crafted into new tools, vehicles, and modules to create everything from massive industrial bases to mobile rover bases.

  • Reshape terrain as though it were made of Play-Doh.
  • Survive on and explore procedurally generated planets that can be entirely deformed and traversed.
  • Build vehicles and travel to new planets and moons.
  • Snap together components and objects to create custom vehicles and modules.
  • 4 player online drop-in/drop-out co-op.





What does this mean? It means that Astroneer is still very early in to its development. We've designed Astroneer from the ground-up to be a game that is developed in Early Access. When you first play the game, you will notice that the core gameplay is there but that we have a lot of work ahead of us. In addition to the features mentioned above, here's what you can expect of a game like Astroneer that is in pre-alpha:

  • Core gameplay and features implemented (see above bullet points).
  • Bugs
  • Crashes
  • Lost save games
  • Unstable multiplayer experience

If you think our core gameplay is compelling enough to want to support Astroneer while its still in pre-alpha, we'd love to have your support. Otherwise, we recommend waiting until Astroneer is out of PRE-alpha and in an alpha state where the game is more stable and gameplay and content is further along. We're committed to making Astroneer the best it can be and including you this early in to its development is a crucial step that that.

If you're curious about the direction we're aiming to take Astroneer in, be sure to check out our road map.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit only), Windows 8 (64 bit only), Windows 10 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: X64 Dual Core CPU, 2+ GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete Non Mobile GPU with 1 GB Ram
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required for online multiplayer
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit only), Windows 8 (64 bit only), Windows 10 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: X64 Quad Core CPU, 3+ GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete Non Mobile GPU with 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
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