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:
Very Positive (100) - 84% of the 100 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (2,344) - 69% of the 2,344 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 6, 2017

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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?

“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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December 17

Q&A (Winter 2018 edition)

Hi there ylanders!

It's been a while since the last Q&A, so now that the holidays are approaching we thought it would be a good idea to gather questions that you might have and slowly answer them in the upcoming weekly Dev Diaries.
You know the drill - it can be anything Ylands related: future features, the development progress, one of our programmer's breakfast routine...

So... shoot! ;)
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December 12

Weekly sneaky WiP #1

Hi all!
We're officially kicking off a new weekly section where we'll be showing you something we're currently working on - it could be something for the near future or something that will be in the game later down the road. But since we want your imagination to fly high, we won't actually provide you with any context about it ;) We thought it could be a nice way of letting you have a closer look at the development while spicing things up.

So, without any further ado...

What do you think this could be? ;)
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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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