A game of aerospace industry and interplanetary exploration.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

It is important that you consider the information below before deciding if you want to support Astroneer this early:

Astroneer is an incomplete game that is in currently in Alpha.


Astroneer will be in Early Access on Steam so that we may get the game in the hands of players as soon as possible. Engaging with the Astroneer community is extremely important to System Era, as we want to work closely with our players to make Astroneer the best aerospace and planetary exploration experience ever.

Since the game is in active development, Astroneer may have bugs, crashes, multiplayer instability, performance issues and so on. This is part of the development process and while we will try our best to keep the experience as stable as possible, rapid live development can cause issues at any moment. Supporting Astroneer this early allows us to develop the game with player feedback, and that feedback will ultimately shape the future of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It is hard to estimate exactly how long Astroneer will be in Early Access, though we are aiming to release the 1.0 version with free post launch updates in 2018.”

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

“The full version of Astroneer will be the complete aerospace exploration fantasy.

  • Explore infinitely diverse worlds with unique atmospheres, biomes, and landscapes.
  • Shape your world with a myriad of deformation tools and features
  • Survive against a number of hazards, ranging from weather situations, aggressive flora, and environmental effects.
  • Build and manage a working industrial base and leave your fingerprint on the galaxy’s economy.
  • Customize everything. Change what your Astroneer looks like, choose the base layout you want, and customize your vehicles for specific roles.
  • Play with friends in an online experience that encourages communication and cooperation to succeed, or play on a dedicated server that could contain friends and strangers.
  • Unravel the mysteries of the galaxy as you search for the elusive rare items.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of Astroneer is changing rapidly while we implement new systems to the gameplay experience. After spending the Pre-Alpha period exploring, prototyping, and scoping out the final version of the game, we are now in full on content development. Expect to see new features/content rolled into the experience every update. For details about what we have coming, see the below section about Alpha!”

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

“Astroneer launched at a low price considering how early in development the game was. As the game matures and its content grows the price of the game will be reviewed.”

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

“System Era will work with the community to ensure Astroneer is the best fantasy it can be through a number of ways: Our own forum, Steam Community forums, our blog, Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook. System Era aims to be as transparent with the game’s development as possible so that its community can be as equally transparent with us with how they're feeling about the game and share the improvements they would like to see. We post regular updates on youtube showing off what the team is working on!

Forum: https://forum.systemera.net/
Blog: http://blog.astroneer.space
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/astroneergame
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/astroneergame
Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/astroneer
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/SystemEra
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September 6

The Crafting Update live!



Steam 'Early Access' players will receive this update September 6th, 2018.

Update 0.10.1 contains a complete overhaul to the crafting and progression systems, including new resources, minerals, recipes, modules, and a new shuttle! Watch the trailer here:

https://youtu.be/q8C__gNr15Q

New Crafting Progression

In order to prepare for new items that will be added in 1.0 as well as creating a progression that encourages exploration, we have overhauled the progression of crafting. There are now new resources in the world to gather, completely new craftable resources, and a new resource type, Atmospheric! Now, in order to craft everything in the game, Astroneers must travel to different planets. Progression now happens in a few stages:

Stage 1: Gathering resources with your terrain tool. In addition to the existing in-game resources, there are several new mineral deposits found throughout the world, and different densities of those resources on different planets.

Stage 2: Smelting and Refining resources. Like the current version of Astroneer, step two requires smelting and refining materials. There are new smeltable resources, be sure to check their UI card for more details!
  • Smelter has been renamed “Smelting Furnace”
  • More resources can be smelted
Stage 3: Extracting resources from soil. This system has gotten a complete overhaul. Rather than just extracting all resources, the newly dubbed Soil Centrifuge's role is now to help Astroneers extract common resources without all of the manual labor. This should allow players to focus on finding rare resources and automate the process of gathering items like compound and resin.
  • Mineral Extractor has been refactored into the “Soil Centrifuge”
  • Centrifuge provides easy access to common and uncommon resources but no longer can create all resources.
Stage 4: Compositing two resources together. Stage 4 now requires some science! In order to create rare composite resources, Astroneers must use the "Chemisty Lab" to combine resources from the above steps. Rare resources will now sometimes require a specific atmospheric gas to create.
  • Hydrazine Catalyzer has been refactored into a “Chemistry Lab”
  • Brand new resources can be crafted by combining multiple resources together
  • Some high-level resources require an Atmospheric resource as a type of fuel
Stage 5: Collecting Atmospheric Resources. As mentioned above, Atmospheric Resources are a new resource, and the new Atmospheric Condenser is the way to gather them. Not all atmospheres have every gas, and some have higher concentrations of gases than others, so make sure to visit new planets in order to collect all gases for crafting!
  • Fuel Condenser has been refactored into the “Atmospheric Condenser”, and visuals for the module have been completely replaced
  • Allows you to collect different resources from the planet’s local atmosphere
  • Different planets have different resource availabilities!
New Resources and Recipes

A new ore has been added - Sphalerite. Sphalerite can be smelted into Zinc, and is found above ground and below ground on most planets.

New types of resource deposits have been added - Quartz, Clay, and Graphite.
  • Quartz can be smelted into Glass
  • Clay can be smelted into Ceramic
  • Organic can now be smelted into Carbon. Coal deposits have been removed from the game and any existing Coal nuggets have been migrated to Carbon nuggets.
  • The Medium Generator now uses Carbon!
The following new crafted resources can be created at the Chemistry Lab:
  • Rubber
  • Plastic
  • Aluminum Alloy
  • Tungsten Carbide
  • Graphene
  • Diamond
  • Hydrazine
  • Silicone
  • Explosive Powder
  • Steel
  • Titanium Alloy
  • Nanocarbon Alloy
The following new atmospheric resources can be gathered using the Atmospheric Condenser:
  • Hydrogen
  • Argon
  • Methane
  • Nitrogen
  • Helium
  • Sulfur
To enable early game exploration of new planets, two new items have been added: the Solid-Fuel Thruster and the Small Shuttle.
  • The Solid-Fuel Thruster is unlocked in the Catalog for 500 Bytes and is printed from the Small Printer for 1 Aluminum and 1 Ammonium. This disposable thruster will enable you to take a one-way trip to another planet so you can collect the resources you need to complete your crafting progression. For your convenience, it prints to a small package that fits in your backpack, so be sure to take spares with you if you want to make round trips!

  • The Small Shuttle is unlocked in the Catalog for 1500 Bytes and is printed from the Vehicle Bay for 2 Aluminum. The Small Shuttle works with both the Hydrazine Thruster and the Solid-Fuel Thruster.
Recipes for many of the objects in game have changed! The goal of these changes is to give each item a clearer place in the crafting and gameplay progression. We hope players will now have a much more gratifying sense of progression as they unlock and craft new technology!

Because this is such a big change for the game, we’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the forums.


General Changes

The Catalog has received a visual redesign! We heard your feedback loud and clear on this, and with all the new recipes, we decided to overhaul the catalog and the information provided within. We hope that players will now make better informed decisions when spending bytes and planning out progression!
  • The Catalog display now shows the required resources to help you decide how to spend your hard-earned bytes
  • To further streamline Research and Printing, researchable items have been arranged by the printer type they come from (Backpack, Small Printer,
  • Medium Printer, Vehicle Bay) instead of their gameplay role.
  • All Fabricators have been renamed to Printers.
Collectible power nuggets and oxygen nuggets have been removed from the game!
  • To mitigate oxygen “rescue” moments, oxygen filters are unlocked by default and resin deposits are more common.
  • To mitigate power collection, the collectible nuggets surrounding hazards will collect as organic for small power generators.
Miscellaneous

Hovering over the required Resource holograms on printers now displays information about obtaining that Resource in their Tooltip. There are tons of new things, so this should help players find the resources they need!

EXO Wrecks and fallen Astroneer backpacks now have a chance to grant the newly added resources. See you in the stars fallen friends.
Byte values of researchable items have been adjusted
Byte costs of purchasable items have been adjusted

Bugfixes

The following live issues have been fixed as of version 0.10.1.0:
  • [AS-2487] - Fixed a bug where the Smelter sound loop would persist for Client players in Multiplayer games after smelting has finished
  • [AS-2676] - Fixed a bug where the Client player in Multiplayer games was unable to hear the Smelter when it was active
  • [AS-3330] - Fixed a bug where the Client player in Multiplayer games was not able to see the preview holograms while printing Medium and Large Rovers
  • [AS-3341] - Fixed a bug where Vehicle Bay will pop to center of the Shelter once it has been unpacked
  • [AS-3362] - Fixed a minor issue with the Medium Solar hologram which appeared too bright in the Catalog
  • [AS-3363] - Fixed a minor issue with the Terrain Analyzer image clipping through the background of the Catalog
  • [AS-3419] - Control + Click shortcut should once again work on the Landing Zone control panel
  • [AS-3426] - Fixed a bug with the item pads of small objects becoming separated from the object under certain conditions
  • [AS-3461] - Fixed an issue where Fireworks explosion became visually offset with the rocket
  • [AS-3465] - Smelter will no longer drop items to the ground when queuing up resources
  • [AS-3509] - Items will no longer fall out of world when packages are unpacked upside down
  • [AS-3522] - Fixed a bug where the green light on the side of certain module packages did not light up
  • [AS-3523] - Fixed a bug where Printers were not prevented from printing when items were placed in the center of the preview hologram
  • [AS-3541] - Fixed a long term usability issue where Smelter slots did not have priority over platform slots for placing ores for processing.
  • [AS-3571] - FIxed a visual issue where the Medium Storage became unskinned for a brief moment when unpacking
  • [AS-3602] - Fixed a number of localization issues in the Quick Help menu screens
  • [AS-3608] - Fixed a number of objects whose holograms appeared too large in the Catalog and caused readability issues with localized text
  • [AS-3647] - Fixed a bug where the Small Fabricator could finish its current printing process while being stowed in the backpack
  • [AS-3665] - Resources found in the white resource caches now show UI information cards
  • [AS-3669] - Exit key is no longer present in the shuttle UI when in orbit
  • [AS-3739] - Fixed an issue that occured when the player died with the research catalog open which caused previously unlocked items to show as locked and unpurchasable after respawn.
Thanks for reading! This is a big change for the game, and we would love your feedback. Use this thread to give us your thoughts!

-jt
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August 6

Update 0.9.2 is live!



Steam 'Early Access' players will receive this update today, August 6th, 2018. 

Update 0.9.2 contains the groundwork for extensive changes to the crafting and resource systems, as well as additions to printer lists and changes to printers overall! 

UPDATES
You can find these updates in 0.9.2.0, the current build of the game.

NEW RESOURCES AND RECIPE CHANGES

New resource deposits have been added to the solar system! Titanite, Wolframite, and Hematite deposits can now be found on the surface of planets and in caves. But you won’t be able to find all of these on Terran, intrepid Astroneers will have to travel the solar system in order to find the new resources.


  • Titanium has been changed to be the refined form of Titanite. 
  • Wolframite and Hematite can be smelted into Tungsten and Iron, respectively. 
New recipes have been added to include these new smelted resources! New resources need new recipes to print them! These are just a few items that will be using this new resource progression, be on the look out for more items in updates very soon.
  • Drill Head: 1 Tungsten and 1 Resin
  • Extra Large Platform: 2 Iron
  • Extra Large Storage: 2 Iron and 2 Aluminum 
  • Fireworks: 1 Titanium
  • Thruster: 2 Tungsten
GENERAL CHANGES

- Medium Printer has been removed as part of an ongoing effort to streamline crafting. With the introduction of the Small and Medium Fabricators, the Medium Printer became increasingly redundant and created confusion about where objects can be crafted. 
  • All objects that previously printed from the Medium Printer can now be crafted from the Small Fabricator. 
  • Existing Medium Printers in saved games have been automatically converted to Small Fabricators. 
- Thruster is now a craftable object. It is available in the Catalog for 2000 Bytes and prints from the Small Fabricator for 2 Tungsten. 

- The respawn rate of Harvestables has been positively adjusted!

- EXO wrecks can now be found in caves! Adventurous Astroneers will also discover new large wrecks on the surface that hint to each planet’s theme.

- The orange launch button has been removed from the Shuttles. You can now use the Auxiliary keys (Z / X on keyboard or RB / LB on gamepad) to launch into orbit. 

- Beacons have received an update and a bug fix.
  • Beacons are once again visible when slotted. Now players actually can locate their vehicles if a beacon has been put in a slot on the chassis.
  • They can now be turned off. This option is available when you finish cycling through all of the color options using the input keys. 
  • They can now be turned on, off, and their color can be changed using the aux keys when slotted onto an auxiliary slot on vehicles and backpacks.

BUGS & CRASH FIXES

The following live issues have been fixed as of version 0.9.2.0:

A number of frequently occurring low-level crashes have been fixed, increasing overall stability. 
  • [AS-2475] - Fix an issue where the Backpack "No power” notification did not account for attached extra power from batteries. 
  • [AS-2521] - Fixed an issue in Multiplayer games where an incorrect required resource notification is displayed when a Client player scrolls between craftable objects with a resource in their backpack.
  • [AS-2576] - Picking up or quick stowing a bundleable item into the Backpack no longer starts a new bundle if a non-full bundle of that item is already in the backpack.
  • [AS-2598] - Fixed a Multiplayer issue where the Backpack printer did not display necessary resource to craft for the Client player.
  • [AS-3256] - If you open the catalog while your terrain tool is out, it will be put away. This fixed an issue where the mouse did not work with the catalog if the catalog was opened while the terrain tool was equipped.
  • [AS-3261] - Fixed an issue where Medium Generators attached to a Rover aux slot could not be toggled using the aux keys. 
  • [AS-3267] - Fixed an issue in the Tutorial, where the Research Module control panel could not be examined when the progress tooltip refreshed too quickly.
  • [AS-3294] - Fixed an Audio issue causing the reverb audio filter to persist when Players exited a cave. 
  • [AS-3311] - Fixed a small visual issue where the Trade Module Rocket appeared unskinned for a brief moment when the Trade Module platform is unpacked.
  • [AS-3331] - Spiker Seeds now have a UI card. 
  • [AS-3339] - Client players should once again be able to slot items to the top slots on the Medium and Large Rovers. 
  • [AS-3349] - Fixed an issue on the Xbox One where the selection cursor persisted upon respawn if the Astroneer died while browsing the catalog.
  • [AS-3382] - Drop SFX have been restored on small modules. 
  • [AS-3383] - Pick-up and placement SFX for Small Wind Turbine, Small Solar, and Small Generator have been restored. 
  • [AS-3389] - Clients should once again hear Fuel Canister emptying SFX. 
  • [AS-3396] - Vehicle Bays should now be able to print Rovers and the Small Shuttle on top of a wrecked Spaceport. 
  • [AS-3424] - Blowing up a Large Shredder should no longer leave an unusable partial Scrap resource. 
  • [AS-3430] -  When modules are picked up from their bases, their control panels will now close automatically instead of jittering erratically. 
  • [AS-3463] - Tweaked the Fireworks sound effect so it no longer starts before the visual effect appears.
  • [AS-3525] - Resource slots on small fabricator can disappear or reappear as camera is rotated to put it offscreen
  • Fixed a number of small localization bugs, naming inconsistencies, and text spacing issues.
  • Restored a number of missing icons indicating the contents of a printed package. 
KNOWN ISSUES
The addition of new Wrecks and Discovery types will cause terrain seams in old saves. This will no longer be an issue once Terrain 2.0 gets rolled out!

Thanks for reading! Can't wait to see you all at PAX in a few weeks to talk about some really exciting news related to Terrain 2.0! Keep an eye out on our Youtube channel about the next info related to what we are bringing to Pax West!

https://youtu.be/wZ1x_eTeciw
-jt

PS: RIP MEDIUM PRINTER, WE WILL MISS YOU ❤️
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About This Game



Explore and reshape distant worlds! Astroneer is set during a 25th century gold rush where players must explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives in harsh environments for the chance of striking it rich.

On this adventure, a player’s most useful tool is their ability to shape their world, altering the terrain and extracting valuable resources from planets, and moons. Resources can be traded or crafted into new tools, vehicles, and modules to create everything from massive industrial bases to mobile rover bases.

  • Reshape terrain as though it were made of Play-Doh.
  • Survive on and explore procedurally generated planets that can be entirely deformed and traversed.
  • Build vehicles and travel to new planets and moons.
  • Snap together components and objects to create custom vehicles and modules.
  • 4 player online drop-in/drop-out co-op.



What does this mean? It means that Astroneer is still very early in to its development. We've designed Astroneer from the ground-up to be a game that is developed in Early Access. When you first play the game, you will notice that the core gameplay is there but that we have a lot of work ahead of us. Now that we have moved to Alpha, you can expect the following content in the next few months:

  • Basebuilding: This system will allow for completely customizable base layouts that can be modified and moved at any time. (Q1 2018)
  • Power Refactor: Power management will become a completely new gameplay experience, players will have the flexibility to layout base infrastructure however they wish. Want to harness the power of the sun but create your base underground, hidden from the harsh weather on the surface? Create a solar farm and run cables down to your subterranean base. (Q1 2018)
  • Terrain 2.0: An all new procedural terrain system that will be much more performance friendly, while allowing us to create much more robust planets. These new planets will include more diverse biomes, land features, underground cave systems and more. (Q2 2018)
  • Weather & Hazards: A completely new system to challenge players when exploring or while at their base. Deal with environmental effects while in the relative safety of your base, or explore planets while outsmarting aggressive flora. (Q1 2018)
  • Dedicated Server Support: (Q2 2018)

In addition to the features mentioned above, you can expect a game like Astroneer in Alpha to contain bugs, crashes, and overall instability in single and multiplayer.

If you think our core gameplay is compelling enough to want to support Astroneer while it’s still in Early Access, we'd love to have your support. Otherwise, we recommend waiting until Astroneer is out of Alpha and in a state where the game is more stable and gameplay and content are further along. We're committed to making Astroneer the best it can be and including you this early in development is a crucial step in that.

If you're curious about the direction we're aiming to take Astroneer in, be sure to go check out our road map, and our development vlogs that we post a couple times a month!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit only), Windows 8 (64 bit only), Windows 10 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: X64 Dual Core CPU, 2+ GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete Non Mobile GPU with 1 GB Ram
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required for online multiplayer
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit only), Windows 8 (64 bit only), Windows 10 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: X64 Quad Core CPU, 3+ GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete Non Mobile GPU with 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any

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