Lamplight Station is a story driven exploration-crafting game. Lost on massive space station you must use your wits as you build, craft and fight for survival. The game features a fully destructible environment and a science-based crafting system, with an emphasis on player creativity and choice.
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Oct 12, 2018

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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?

“As a small team, with a single main developer, we want to put all our efforts into crafting something special. The time, feedback and support that early access provides is invaluable to ensuring that we can build something you'll love as much as we do.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It is hard to estimate how long the game will remain in early access, probably on the order of 12-24 months. Ultimately, we aim to ensure that the final, released version of the game is a cohesive and polished experience.”

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

  • Complete Story Arc: Unravel the history and secrets of Lamplight Station and it's residents.
  • Deep Tech Trees: Craft your way up multiple tech trees to build and create complex systems. Use nuclear fusion to keep yourself warm, create assembly lines to build lithium-air batteries, or use gene splicing to make super foods.
  • Explore miles of space station: Each new area of the station will come with it's own challenges: heat, radiation, low gravity and hard vacuum are just a few of the obstacles you'll need to overcome to uncover the secrets of Lamplight Station.
  • Design and build complex machines and factories: Need more solar panels? Create your own assembly lines to turn raw materials into complex parts and much more.
  • Leave Your Mark on the World: Turn the station into a dystopian hellscape - or a green, lush oasis. The choice is up to you.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

  • Basic survival mechanics are in game (temperature, health, hunger and clothing).
  • Basic enemy AI, including some stealth mechanics.
  • Fully Destructible environment.
  • Basic building mechanics - gather and place blocks to create safehouses, buildings, stairs and other structures.

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

“We'd like to keep the price fair, and in relation to the amount of content, polish and enjoyment that the game can offer. In all likelihood, the price will go up a little upon release.”

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

“Clear and open communication is important, and your feedback will be vital to creating a game we're proud of. We plan to create as many avenues for feedback and dialogue with our early adopters as possible so we can hear your thoughts and suggestions, and respond to questions. We plan on sharing regular updates on our progress through the steam platform.”
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November 16

Dev Update #17: Progress Report

Things have been busy on my end getting ready for the next patch at the end of the month, but I wanted to make a quick update and talk about some of the things that are in-progress over here.

Besides the regular bug fixes, one of the key pieces of content that will be in the next release is the ability to set your spawn point. You'll initially spawn next to a bio-printer (pictured below) and you'll have the ability to move this device to change your spawn point.

Early game difficulty is also getting a small tune-up to give players a little bit more breathing room during the first few minutes of the game, while they are still learning the mechanics.

One of the main focuses this patch will be story and lore content, so I'm also hoping there will be a hefty chunk of new content in that department to discover and interact with on the station.

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October 26

Dev Update #16 Patch Day!

Build is up! There are lots of new things to check out in this build.

New Content:

New Crafting Tree: Botany

NOTE: You'll need to start a new game in order to acquire the seeds from the chests to fully utilize this tree.

It is now possible to grow your own plants using the items in this tree. It takes a bit of work to keep the plants growing happily, which will be a key driver of the need to upgrade to automated machines and systems later on.

New Items

There are quite a few new obtainable items in the game now, as a part of the new crafting tree:

Tabbed Crafting Menu

Each crafting tree now gets it's own tab in the crafting table. This should make it easier to find the recipe you are looking for, and will help guide new players to the early-game items.


Each crafting tree can now have a guidebook that will display relevant information about that tree. The first tree to include a guidebook is the Botany tree.

Better Block Rotation

This will not be the last iteration of block placing and rotation, but I've added the ability to rotate blocks in 2 axis using the Numpad keys, which is an improvement over the old system.

Invert Mouselook
Several of you have asked for this feature, and I've added it to the game. If can be found in the settings menu.

Other Fixes and Changes

-Fixed placing behavior for crafting benches
-All menu settings should save and restore now
-Fixed: Benches now properly shut off their audio when a construction is halted by removing an item from bench
-Furnace health has been buffed
-Added tooltips for various blocks to indicate source in world and use

I hope you like the new content, and as always, if you have feedback I would love to hear it.

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About This Game

Lamplight Station is a story driven exploration-crafting game. Lost on massive space station you must use your wits as you build, craft and fight for survival.
The game features a fully destructible environment and a deep crafting system, with an emphasis on player creativity and choice. You'll need to overcome radiation, cold, heat and the station's less-friendly inhabitants in order to survive.

Please note, while many of these features exist in the game at this time, they are still under active development. Some features may be missing, or incomplete in early access.

Reshape Lamplight Station to fit your needs. Transform it into a natural utopia, or a mechanical nightmare, or anything in between. Your imagination is the limit.

Design and build complex assembly lines and networks of machines to create the technology you need to survive. You’ll need to rely on your own creativity to build systems that work.

Uncover the secrets of Lamplight Station, and harness them for your survival.
As you play, you’ll uncover the deeper stories behind Lamplight Station, its' purpose, and the lives of its' former (and current) inhabitants.

Temperature, wind chill, radiant heat, insulation factor and O2 Levels. They will all be simulated to create a challenging and complex survival environment.

The technology you can craft and use in Lamplight is based as much as possible on what is actually theoretically possible. You won’t find any magical midichlorians here. Scour the ruins of a pan-galactic mega corporations' abandoned colony to create the tools, weapons, cybernetics and body modifications you will need to survive.

We aren't some big fancy studio. In fact, for 90% of the game's development this has been a moonlight project by one person. As a labor of love, we really want people to enjoy this game, and that means you'll have a chance to help shape the final product as we continue development during early access.

A killer original soundtrack for Lamplight Station is was created by composer Gregory Gates.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i-5 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 960 or better
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i-7 2.8GB
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Less powerful systems specs will likely be supported once we can fully test the game on a variety of systems.

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