Explore and conquer the high seas in this post-apocalyptic sandbox water world survival game where you must fight, build, and craft to survive.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (10) - 50% of the 10 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (110) - 66% of the 110 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 10, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access will help add more resources to the development phase as well as involve key community insights to shape the vision of Landless. These two elements will ensure we have a fully developed successful game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“1-2 years.”

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

“The full version will include (Currently not included in the current release):

-Modular Boat Building
-Steam Workshop
-Settlement Management (Build, grow, and defend your settlement in the open ocean)
-Character Skills System/Customization
-Visual, Animation, and A.I. Improvements”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Current version includes (Some features may still be in experimental branch):

-Dynamic Modular building system
-Static Modular building system
-Towing system
-Discover points of interests such as container ships and carnivorous islands.
-Deep Sea Diving
-Defense Turrets
-Big Game Hunting
-Research Blueprints
-Boat Equipment
-Base Defense”

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

“Price will be reviewed near full release.”

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

“Got an idea? Put it in the forums!
Something in the game annoying you? Put it in the forums!
We are very active on the steam forums and use the community's voice to guide our development.”
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November 30

Landless Hotfixes

Hey guys,

Sorry about the negligence on the PR department, we had hotfix 2 scheduled on Tuesday, but I awoke on 2am that day to my step dad having a heart attack. (Was at the families over Thanksgiving Weekend) Unfortunately, the paramedics were not able to revive him and I had to watch someone close to me die in front of me.

I got the hotfix uploaded that day, but my mind was preoccupied on something else. Right now I have been pretty busy planning the funeral and everything.

On the development side, We are still working hard on Steam workshop, so i think people are going to love being able to modify and share landless, in landless. We we're kinda in the zone so to speak until this news hit, but I will recover and maintain consistent updates for everyone.

Thank you to everyone for your patience in this and thanks to anyone who wishes to offer condolences.

-Hot Fix 3 should fix the Tribute feature now

-Hot Fix 2 consisted mostly of performance and optimization fixes. Such as less crashing, better fps, and no freezes on the start screen.

Dev Notes:
I know our testing department is also on the ropes, but it is still operating efficiently given what we have. We should also have a lot user experience improvements in the game with the steam workshop release. So I'll be sure to keep you guys updated on that.

Once again thank you to all our loyal supporters of Landless. There are a lot of ups and downs in life, but it's how you make it through the "downs" that will define you.
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November 22 Update

The Incremental Update is here!

Going to keep the details short here as we got a lot of things to prepare for steam workshop. I will leave notes at the end for anyone who’d like to keep reading about the development of Landless.

Early Conquest Prototype:
Players can now begin claiming random npc homes as tributary homes. This feature will help lead up later to our settlement management feature coming out after workshop. Players will find another NPC in random homes with whom they can strike up a dialog. Players will be given 2 choices, either pay off their debts to pirates to claim them under you or fight off the pirates to stake your claim against them.

Once an NPC Home has become a tributary home, you will be able to collect tribute from the radio UI by pressing its button. This can only be done once per day. The more tributary homes, the more tribute. Tributes do not rollover into the next day if you forget or choose not to collect your tribute. We will be working on more tweaks and polishes to get it more perfected, so we thank your patience in the matter.

Patch Notes:

-Enemy Rafts no longer sink and turn into barrels, but instead require the player to use the crowbar to search its contents (More of a salvage feel)
-New Angular Fish added to the ocean depths, they lurk around the ruins of the old world.
-Resizer option added to the inventory window, simply click on the orange triangle at the right-bottom corner of the window and drag the slider to adjust your size to make inventory more visible for users.
-New Seamines added, research them, craft them and place them. Only affects pirates currently.
-Metal building parts crafting enabled, Players will now be able to craft metal parts for their structures. They also have better hit points than wooden parts.
-Fixed a pathing error for wildlife AI.
-4 New achievements added, discover a container ship, discover a carnivorous island, settle on an carnivorous island, and settle on a container ship.
-Enemies should no longer be appearing and waiting for the player, when the player resurfaces from diving.
-Changed sonar buoy detection textures to be more noticeable.
-Underwater building now placed correctly on ocean bottom.
-Merchants should now be saying goodbye when player leaves.

We been hard at work investigating the recent performance issues and we believe we’ve found the culprit. To begin, I’d like to say the game has gotten much bigger than we have ever conceived at EA release. That said, we’ve added a lot of different models and textures over the summer and we are starting to find where the heat is coming from. To be able to continue expanding the game while still maintaining optimal performance, we’ve decided to lower some of the texture sizes in the game to help with loading, crash issues, and frame drops.

We don’t really have the budget for an art department anymore these days, so we’ve decided to focus more on optimizing performance, so that we can keep adding more new content and mechanics to make Landless fun to keep playing!

What’s Next?
Steam Workshop. That’s our main focus now (along with more polishes and bug fixes as usual). However, we will still release hotfixes when needed.We’re working now on making a lot of game moddable and want to also at the same time make it easy and fun for the user as well. We will be posting a progress report in the near future to give players a clearer picture what will be available and what to expect. The Steam Workshop feature has had a lot of work done to it already and we are getting very close.

Thank you,

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Boat Builder Update

How to build your boat?

Craft the “Pontoon” item and place it in the water. Once placed you will need to place down an engine for propulsion, a nearby generator for power, and fill up the fuel tank next to the helm. Once this is done players can then take control of the helm and control their boat.

You will need to test out different spots to place your items. The boat is physics based, so to get that perfect boat will require a lot of physics testing which is good news for the players, because they can now have crazy fun experiments now with the boat builder!


About This Game

Landless is a sandbox survival game set in a post-apocalyptic infinite ocean world. Players will embark on a water world survival experience unlike any before! Build your own base and prepare to defend against hostile environments and ruthless pirates in this exciting content packed game!


  • Explore Large Container Ships & Carnivorous Islands
  • Build Custom Floating Homes & Forts
  • Dive Down To the Ocean Floor
  • Explore Underwater Shipwrecks & Ruins
  • Mine Cars Underwater for Scrap Metal
  • Varied Building & Furniture Selections
  • Hunt Large Beats Like Sperm Whales or Go Just Fishing
  • Accept & Complete Radio Contracts for Nice Rewards!
  • Trade with Traveling Merchants & Frontier Settlers
  • Tow Trade Barges Between Towns
  • Varied Crafting & Salvaging Selections
  • Placeable Buoys like Turrets & Sonar
  • Tree Logging and Planting
  • Research New Blueprints
  • Raid Enemy Bases
  • Base Defense

Landless is currently in early access independent development, please allow error for bugs and incomplete content. Landless is updated regularly, each time with meaningful impacting changes, thank you for your patience.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit with latest service pack
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3330, AMD FX-6300, or better
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R7 260X or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
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