Explore procedurally-generated islands, live off the land, and build things piece by piece. Ylands is a vibrant sandbox game with light survival elements. Alone or together with friends – your next adventure starts here.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (39) - 64% of the 39 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (2,413) - 69% of the 2,413 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 6, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Some features of the game are still in an experimental stage and we would like to gather additional feedback from the community and improve the overall experience before the full release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“When we originally released on Steam Early Access, we anticipated that it would take about 5 months to graduate to a full release. Since then, we decided to increase the scope of the game, and we now have a clear understanding of what it will take to reach our goals for Ylands version 1.0. Therefore, we can now confidently say that Ylands will officially release early 2019.”

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

“The full version of the game will contain additions and improvements to existing game systems, an additional world to explore as well as numerous fixes and improvements aimed mostly at balancing the singleplayer and multiplayer performance.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Fully playable with no major bugs.”

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

“When the game leaves Early Access, the price will be increased by one third.”

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

“Players will be able to provide feedback both in the game's forums and from within the game itself. This feedback will be reflected in updates provided on a regular basis.”
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February 15

Dev Diary #65

Hey there, fellow ylanders.

In the last Dev Diary (and the one before that) we talked about our plans for the period before we leave Early Access.

Starting today we will discuss with you what we’re planning to add to Ylands after the release (version 1.0), still in 2019. So buckle up, because I think these Dev Diaries will be to your liking!

This may obviously raise the question “When are you going to release Ylands 1.0”? The (usually very unpopular ) reply is “when it’s ready.” It will definitely take a few more months and a few updates to make sure we are ready to present it to the general public. I can promise, however, that we will tell you more as soon as we can.

Let me tell you about the directions where we want to go beyond 1.0.

One of the first things we would like to do beyond 1.0 is focus on how much fun you can have at your existing yland. In general we want you to have much more fun farming and fishing. To give you things you will like to return to and watch them grow. Things that will reward you for your hard work and will make your settlement more unique. (Stardew Valley anyone?)

We have also mentioned many times that we will be adding a whole new world for you to explore and tame. We’ve already put quite a lot of effort into it, but it was put on hold in favor of fixing and polishing the game before 1.0. This means that this new environment will come sometime after the release. But to give you a little teaser, I can tell you already that it will have new biomes, weapons, armors, monsters, recipes and much more!

Can things get prettier? Hardly (Amazing Castle Hunt courtesy of The P1 team)

In the Q&A sections you asked a lot about flying vehicles and carts. We try to meet your needs and wishes, and so we will do our best to give you those to play with.

On a more general note, in the future we would like to add much much more machinery and give you options to create ylandium factories, automation, and infrastructure (Factorio anyone?).

There are also plans for some very unique features in 2019 that we would rather not present too early, because they haven’t been done before (as far as we know) - so first we need to do some testing, making sure we can pull them off. But if we can (and personally, I’m more than confident about that), they will add countless of hours of fun to the Explore mode.

Finally (for now), we are also planning on expanding some existing aspects of the game (protective barriers anyone?) and improve areas that we believe should be much more interesting (the underwater life, for instance).

Oh, and we want to work on features that we temporarily disabled, like the first person camera and the water simulation.

We will, of course, provide you with more details in the upcoming months.

That’s it for today, ylanders. Have a great weekend and, as always, stay classy!
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About This Game

Explore, live off the land, and build things piece by piece. Ylands is a vibrant sandbox game with light survival elements. Alone or together with friends – your next adventure starts here.

Key features

Your lands

Journey across a vast sandbox of procedurally-generated islands with biomes ranging from tropical rainforests, to sandy deserts, arctic tundras, and more. These landscapes are populated with many different animal species and hold a wealth of natural resources such as plants, soils, minerals, fuel, and a new mysterious and exotic material to the world: ylandium. The open world also features day-and-night cycles and changing weather conditions. For those brave enough, a new discovery is always on the horizon.

Go explore

You find yourself stranded on a deserted island. What do you do? Mine the terrain, hunt animals, pick plants, and figure out how to craft thousands of unique items that might be essential for your expeditions. Climb magnificent mountains, descend into hidden caves, and sail across uncharted waters. This is your opportunity to seek out Ylands’ many secrets and boldly go where no one has gone before.

Build things

Break out your imagination and start building. From tree houses, beach mansions, castles, and bat caves, all the way up to ships, cars, and elaborate energy devices – if you can think of it, you can build it. There’s also a special Create mode that gives you unlimited access to a library of all the available game objects and special terraforming abilities. You’ll have everything you need to surprise even yourself.

Play together

By yourself or with friends, live out your fantasies by combining your knowledge of survival, engineering, architecture, and science. Explore, create, or play one of the many custom games and seamlessly switch between singleplayer and multiplayer at any time. Plus, Ylands’ innovative Sharegames functionality enables you to save your multiplayer creations in the cloud. That means you can always pick up where you left off without needing to worry about server resets.

Custom games

Take part in a growing number of official and user-generated free custom games. The Ylands workshop hosts nearly every video game genre, such as platforming, roleplaying, racing, and even simulation. Of course, you can also unleash your own inner game developer. Ylands’ powerful 3D editor and massive library of content lets you build anything from simple structures to sophisticated game modes, which you can then easily share with the rest of the community.

Ylands in-game store

We want to be transparent on how we plan to fund our development in the coming years. For the most part, we expect to earn revenue through the sales of the game itself. On top of that, we’re also providing Ylands fans with the opportunity to purchase a few special cosmetic items via the in-game store. These items consist of a selection of skins, emotes, avatars, pets, decorations, and blueprints. Altogether these items make up a fraction of the content available in Ylands, and none of them are essential to playing the game. We consider these items as little bonus rewards for some of our most dedicated supporters, and a way to make Ylands' free future updates even bigger and better.

Made by Bohemia Interactive

Ylands is made in the Unity 3D engine by Bohemia Interactive. You might also know us from the Arma series and DayZ. The Ylands team have been working on the game for a few years now – planting trees, coloring rainbows, teaching parrots to swear, and everything else that's needed to develop a great sandbox. Anyway, it’s time to play; so let us wish you a wonderful time on your Ylands, and we hope to hear about all your adventures in-game!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (64-bit Operating System Required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4160 @ 3.60GHz processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: discrete DirectX 11 GPU with at least 1GB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (64-bit Operating System Required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690K @ 3.50GHz processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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