Build, relax or explore in a beautiful world. Chill out next to a lake or build crazy structures (with friends!) Choose your own weather & time of day.
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Positive (13) - 92% of the 13 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 1, 2022
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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?

“So that you can enjoy the world right now, and help to shape the future of the game.

We want to get Be in front of players sooner rather than later. Your input matters!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“6 months”

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

“We have many ideas for what could be added that would be fun. Some of these are:
- sailing
- gliding (grab a glider from the top of a mountain, and cruise around the world)
- swimming
- creation of 'prefabs'. e.g: build a tower and don't have to build it twice. Share those prefabs with others (anything from small items to complete structures)
- more life (animals, fish, birds)
- more restricted physics for building (to make building certain structures more challenging)
- many more items such as beds, chairs, rugs, various indoor lights, building materials
- journeys (guided tours, perhaps centered around achievements or getting extra items)
- meditation specific items, e,g: guided breathing excercises”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Be is completely playable in its Early Access state. It has a small number of build items so that you can get a feel for the build system (we're aware it is a limited set at the moment).

There is a single playable area: the forested island. Single player and network co-op are included.

Time of day control, including how fast time passes. You can also stop time completely if you want. Be has a complete weather system such that weather affects sea/wave strength, the amount of dust and wetness of the world.

The game isn't finished - but we would rather put something out that people get to experience and play with, than spend another 6 months putting in features that players may not even want. So, load up Be, enter the world, and start playing!”

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

“The EA release is priced to encourage people to try it out and provide feedback. The final release will be priced higher than the early access price.”

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

“We would love to see what you're building, and hear what you would *like* to build. We'd also be keen to hear general "what was your experience" feedback. Any ideas are welcome. To talk with us, head over to the Steam community page for Be.”
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About This Game

Get away from the stress of life and fuel your soul. Spend time in a beautiful world, perhaps sitting by the water, walking in the forest ... or tickle your creative impulses by building your dream house (or super-villain pad?).

Be is all about exploration, building and ... well, just "Be"ing.
Theres no work, no time pressures. No nasty surprises. Be is a place where you can relax and do nothing (listen to the birds!) or engage in construction limited only by your imagination.

You have full control over the time of day & weather, letting you style the worlds visuals as your mood take you.
See amazing sunrises & sunsets, or if you prefer, walk around under moonlight. Want to sit and enjoy a sunset? You can do that. Want to build a mega structure off the side of the map with friends? you can do that too!

Features In Early Access

  • A beautiful forest biome with a mix of hills, mountains and beach areas
  • Full weather system: clear days, cloudy days, rain, storms and lightning
  • Day / Night cycle: A day can pass in 20 minutes, or in realtime. You can even stop time completely!
  • Beautiful & colorful ambient change as the time of day changes/progresses
  • Multiplayer support (peer-peer, players join another persons game, up to 4 players)
  • Over an hour of relaxing meditative music
  • Some annoying seagulls :)
  • Support for co-op building and experience. Up to 4 players.

Important

  • Right now there are no resource limits, nor limits to building physics. We do plan to make building more challenging in a future update.
  • Saved games may be unloadable in a future update.

Vr Support

Be Works From Both Pc and Also With Vr.

Testing so far has been with the Oculus 2, since that's what we've developed with thus far. Of course we intend to add more headsets in the future (they might work now, but no testing or keybinding testing has been done)

Ideas For the Future

This gives you some idea of what we're thinking going forward.

  • More animals; more life
  • Paths, to add life and direction into existing biomes
  • Varied biomes (desert/snow)
  • Rivers
  • More restricted physics for building (to make building certain structures more challenging)
  • Journeys (mini adventures to aid in exploration and discovery)
  • Paintable structures (colour/tint existing built items)
  • Player created pieces which are shared in the community
  • Sand Raking
  • Terrain deformation
  • Terrain painting (make an area grass/dirt/stone)
  • Introduce more physics (make a slide down a hill, go down it, launch yourself over the landscape)
  • Puzzles that require two players to complete (could also spawn a secondary copy/playback of yourself; timed)
  • Swimming
  • Sailing, implies making our own rafts/boats and being able to sail them
  • Gliding
  • More achievements
  • Meditation/guided breathing specific mechanics, e,g: guided breathing exercises
  • Player emotions / animations (Sad/happy/question/etc)
  • Attenuation of audio indoors (come in from the rain, and hear that as well as see it)
  • Many more items such as beds, chairs, rugs, various indoor lights, building materials
  • Bookmarked locations (portals / easy way to go to areas that you've 'saved')
  • A world that gets more beautiful as you build
  • Creation of 'prefabs'. e.g: build a tower and don't have to build it twice. Share those prefabs with others (anything from small items to complete structures)
  • Journeys (guided tours, perhaps centered around achievements or getting extra items)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 1070 or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional Notes: 3060 or similar recommendedfor VR. PC/Desktop use is a little more forgiving and 1070 will be fine (on medium setting)
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or better / AMD FX 8350 or better
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 3060 or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Sound Card: Useful. If you want to hear sound.

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