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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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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December 3

Dev Update #18 Patch Day!


Game Features and Changes

Engine Upgrade

This patch, we made a major move to a much more up-to-date version of the game engine. While not immediately apparent from the outside, this is an important accomplishment because it means the game will now have the benefit of all of the engine-level bug fixes, and features that the more up-to-date version of Unreal Engine offers. Internally, there was a lot of work done to help ensure everything still works as expected and properly on this new version of the engine.


Spawn Point Changes



In new games, you will now have the ability to change and set your spawn point, by placing the Bioprinter down at the desired location. If no Bioprinter is available in the level, your character will spawn back at the starting location in the ship upon death. In the future, spawn points are planned to be craftable items.

Story Elements

Players in new games will now have the ability to control the station's life support power level to some extent. This ties in to story content which is slowly being added to the game.

Early Game Re-Balance

While the game is designed to be punishing, the first hour or so of the game felt a bit to difficult for new players, so various things have been adjusted to help players get their feet under them before the game becomes too difficult, including:

-Food now lasts longer
-Fuel burn time has been buffed
-Some plant-growing recipes are now a little less costly to make


Other


-Added icon for encrypted data pads
-Added game title upon exiting ship for the first time
-New story dialogs added
-Block placing is now more consistent for certain blocks

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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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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

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i-5 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 960 or better
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • 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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