Explore the world of Pangea as you embark on your adventure in this Open-World 2D ARPG. Follow and unravel the fate of the Firstborne or craft your own destiny alone or with friends with full multiplayer support.
All Reviews:
3 user reviews - Need more user reviews to generate a score
Release Date:
May 24, 2019

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Early Access Game

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

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?

“BorderStrain is a completely solo developed indie game, as such user feedback is invaluable for improving the game even further! By releasing as Early Access the plan is to continue improving performace, assets and features togheter with the community in order to provide the best possible player experience”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Estimated time for Early Access is 6 Months. This to allow for a suitable time for improving the overall performance and quality of the game.”

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

“The full version will have reduced number of bugs, glitches as well as an improved overall quality of some graphical/audio assets and effects.

The main purpose on the Early Access is to fine tune performance, visual, audio and bonus content.

Some features and content such as additional blocks lootable items & craftable blocks, additional locations to explore and tuning of character Stats and skill balancing is expected.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“All main features as listed in 'About This Game' are complete and playable. No placeholders although some assets could be improved.

Overall stable the Early Access version still has occasional bugs, room for performance upgrades and some graphical/audio effects/assets that will be improved during the time in Early Access.

Multiplayer is fully functional but with Steam Friends only. Due to the size of the game world and the multiplayer being focused on team/party exploration and adventures there is currently no plan for Random Public games.

The user interface/controls are fully implemented but will be made clearer to new players to allow for easier understanding of the basic controls.

The Main Quest is fully complete

World Content in terms of various (non main quest related) locations generated are quite substantional but still a bit less than what will be shipped in the Release version.”

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

“As content and features are added or improved the price is planned to be gradually increased to some extent in order to account for the improved quality of the game.”

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

“The months before release as Early Access we have already seen great improvements with help from our initial group of Beta Testers. The feedback received has been invaluable and we hope to continue with this tradition of listening closely to our users experiences and work hard to improve the game even further

The main communication channels are the Steam Community, Official webpage and direct email with the developers.

We try hard to adapt to player feedback and multiple smaller patches/updates are usually released weekly

If requested by the Players we will also arrange with a Discord channel as an alternative to the Steam Community

Any players can always request support, feedback and/or discuss desired changes/additions with the developer directly through admin@borderstrain.com”
Read more

Buy BorderStrain

See all discussions

Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards

About This Game

Explore the world of Pangea as you embark on your adventure in this Open-World 2D ARPG. Follow and unravel the fate of the Firstborne or craft your own destiny alone or with friends.

BorderStrain is based on a custom built OpenGL game engine and delivers a procedual world full of loot and adventures! Customize your character by leveling and allocating skill-points in any of the 4 unique skill-trees. Build your character according to your play-style and that of your companions as the game support up to 5 Player Co-Op Multiplayer! Structures & Items can be crafted by resources found throught the world

High-scores are recorded and available in the in-game Leaderboards

The integrated Map-Maker allows for easy design of custom expansions which can be shared with Friends!

  • Open-World 2D ARPG
  • Procedual World & Loot
  • Set Items with Unique Abilities
  • 4 Unique Skill-Trees
  • 5 Player Multiplayer
  • Craft, Build & Explore
  • Integrated Map-Maker for Custom Expansions

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Game contains weapons, skills, fighting and death-animations.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 Support 1 GB VRAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.67 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 Support 1 GB VRAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

What Curators Say

4 Curators have reviewed this product. Click here to see them.

Customer reviews

Review Type

Purchase Type


Date Range
To view reviews within a date range, please click and drag a selection on a graph above or click on a specific bar.

Show graph

Filter reviews by the user's playtime when the review was written:

No minimum to No maximum
Display As:
Show graph
Hide graph
Excluding Off-topic Review Activity
There are no more reviews that match the filters set above
Adjust the filters above to see other reviews
Loading reviews...