Explore and conquer the high seas in this post-apocalyptic sandbox water world survival game where you must fight, build, and craft to survive.
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Mixed (148) - 58% of the 148 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 10, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access will help add more resources to the development phase as well as involve key community insights to shape the vision of Landless. These two elements will ensure we have a fully developed successful game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“1-2 years.”

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

“The full version will include (Currently not included in the current release):

-Modular Boat Building
-Steam Workshop
-Settlement Management (Build, grow, and defend your settlement in the open ocean)
-Character Skills System/Customization
-Visual, Animation, and A.I. Improvements”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Current version includes (Some features may still be in experimental branch):

-Dynamic Modular building system
-Static Modular building system
-Towing system
-Discover points of interests such as container ships and carnivorous islands.
-Deep Sea Diving
-Defense Turrets
-Big Game Hunting
-Research Blueprints
-Boat Equipment
-Base Defense”

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

“Price will be reviewed near full release.”

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

“Got an idea? Put it in the forums!
Something in the game annoying you? Put it in the forums!
We are very active on the steam forums and use the community's voice to guide our development.”
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December 19, 2018

Progress Report December 2018

So it’s been a long year with not so many changes. For that I apologize. There was almost a point where I was about to abandon this project, but then I read the positive comments and the encouragement from those who believe and I realize that I just couldn’t let you guys down.

So after the November update, I got to thinking… Are these tiny small updates really doing anything for the game? I mean there’s a bug fix there and a ease of life function here, but was it really bringing the game that much closer to completion? People like the concept of the game, but not really how it was implemented.

So an idea starting to spawn in the back in my head. What if… What if instead of releasing another meaningless patch in December I actually work on something more meaningful for the game, something that could change its entire direction. Something that would actually resemble the vision I had originally laid out.

Then the work began… I assembled a new team and began working on the new version of Landless throughout this month. Instead of working on another worthless patch, I’ve decided to take 10 steps back, in order to move 11 steps forward (That’s exactly how the saying goes…) I already have the content for the game, but what’s really in high deficiency is the coding aspect and the game design.

So I’m proud to let you know that I have not forsaken Landless and in fact will continue working on Landless to not become another cash grab indie developer who abandons their game at the first sign of trouble but instead a developer who understands the community and will do what it takes to finish the project no matter the obstacles.

This month we have been busy rebuilding Landless. A Landless you can play with your friends and random internet people. That’s right, the new version will have Multiplayer with a lot of fun PvE elements where surviving in a world without land will have more meaning and purpose. The singleplayer can be just as fun as multiplayer hence why we will be having a lot of PvE options. Now I know that I cancelled multiplayer, but I lied… So sorry about, it won’t happen again.

Now how will it work? Sometime in early 2019 we will be releasing a very barebone version of Landless with multiplayer in the experimental branch for those who wish to test the early stages of the new big update. Keep in mind rebuilding Landless and with multiplayer will be a long journey and require a lot of incremental updates to get to the level of content that the current Landless has. So I hope everyone will be patient with these big changes coming.

What does this mean for the current Landless version? It means we will not be adding anymore updates to the public version anymore, because all of our attention will be on the reconstruction project. It’s not a big deal because for the last year the patches were very negligible in improving the game anyways, so most people won’t even feel the absence of updates for the singleplayer version currently out.

What does this mean for old and new customers? New buyers of game can still play the original version and see the type of content we have the in game already and can get an idea of the concepts that will be in the new version. Old customers will still have access to the new version after it overtakes the old version as we are not trying to sell another game but redoing the same old one.

Definite changes in the new version coming:
  • Map will no longer be infinite but a set area. This will allow us to make a more detailed underwater world and make it easier to find other people in the game.
  • Players will no longer start on the iconic S.S. Landless boat that is featured as the game logo (Although it will be placed elsewhere), but instead set adrift on a small wooden raft desperately looking to survive.
  • Players will have a level and skill system.
  • Base defense and destruction will be greatly improved.
Why am I doing this? Someone once told me if you only do it for the money, your never going to complete something you love. So doing all this, is no longer for the money, but more of a self-determination to finish the game to my vision to its final entirety. Some people may say I’m an idiot for doing this, or that I should kill myself for making bad decisions. But none of that matters now, what matters is completing the Landless project the way it was meant to be.

Expect to hear from me sometime in January about the progress. And with that I bid you adieu for the holidays and the new years. Thank you to all those who have supported Landless, your faith in me means a lot and I will deliver on your hopes for this game.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year everyone!!!


P.S. - Game will be going on sale for tis year's winter sale, Also if anybody needs to get a hold of me you can visit our discord.
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Boat Builder Update

How to build your boat?

Craft the “Pontoon” item and place it in the water. Once placed you will need to place down an engine for propulsion, a nearby generator for power, and fill up the fuel tank next to the helm. Once this is done players can then take control of the helm and control their boat.

You will need to test out different spots to place your items. The boat is physics based, so to get that perfect boat will require a lot of physics testing which is good news for the players, because they can now have crazy fun experiments now with the boat builder!


About This Game

Landless is a sandbox survival game set in a post-apocalyptic infinite ocean world. Players will embark on a water world survival experience unlike any before! Build your own base and prepare to defend against hostile environments and ruthless pirates in this exciting content packed game!


  • Explore Large Container Ships & Carnivorous Islands
  • Build Custom Floating Homes & Forts
  • Dive Down To the Ocean Floor
  • Explore Underwater Shipwrecks & Ruins
  • Mine Cars Underwater for Scrap Metal
  • Varied Building & Furniture Selections
  • Hunt Large Beats Like Sperm Whales or Go Just Fishing
  • Accept & Complete Radio Contracts for Nice Rewards!
  • Trade with Traveling Merchants & Frontier Settlers
  • Tow Trade Barges Between Towns
  • Varied Crafting & Salvaging Selections
  • Placeable Buoys like Turrets & Sonar
  • Tree Logging and Planting
  • Research New Blueprints
  • Raid Enemy Bases
  • Base Defense

Landless is currently in early access independent development, please allow error for bugs and incomplete content. Landless is updated regularly, each time with meaningful impacting changes, thank you for your patience.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit with latest service pack
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3330, AMD FX-6300, or better
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R7 260X or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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