Build and manage your space base - Survive in extreme environments - Explore Open World scenarios based on real topographic data - Gather Resources, Craft your items - Drive futuristic rovers and more...
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have spent more than two years developing many key aspect of the game to be realistic and fun to play but time is passing and if the game is not on sale it only relies on our ideas and forces.

So we are going for early access support because:

- We believe that this game can offer a good opportunity to explore our solar system in a third person game with modern graphics and game style

- With some help from our customers and reviewers we can improve the game with more content and also understanding what are the issues that requires our attention.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“For completing the development of the currently planned features we extimate about 6 to max 12 months but If there are special requests that will come from our customers we will keep updating the game for a longer period.”

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

We are planning to work on updates also based on players' requests to be released once a week

1) More and improved planets / moons: We will update or improve the current available maps and we will periodically add new maps

2) More building themes:

Building a colony on a rocky planet is different from building in microgravity (for example a Space Station) or over a comet. The final version will implement those additional building modalities

3) More Items to be crafted and resources to be harvested. We are also planning new build parts to be added.

4) Improved perfomances and realism.

5) No tessellation Version for Low end GPUs (this will greatly increase performances due to the fact that tessellation requires a lot of resources to work but requires material without tessellation and this can't be just changed in game but will require a different build to install)

6) We are working on a "space to ground transition" to give more realism when you have to descend on a planet / moon

7) Voxel terrains that can be sculpted and that can be used for different game improvements. This will be implemented shortly after release and will also feature a more accurate remaking of the landscapes.

8) Instanced dungeons for simulating Mars or Moon lava tunnels to explore or other underground zones.

9) Improved AI. At the moment the Artificial Intelligence of the astronauts that joins you to live in your colony is very simple to avoid performances drop and a quick spawn / despawn based on distance.

10) Quest lines to follow. We want to introduce a quest system that can give a more complete game experience asking the player to reach points of interests, or to achieve certain results with colony building. This system will also feature an achievement system.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

IMPORTANT: At the moment the game seriously relies on Tessellation with the landscape so you will need a good / very good Video Card to play at high frame rates.

We will make a non tessellated version to download for low end graphic cards users but this will not be immediately after launch, it will take at least 1 or 2 months.


The game system is currently ready and it's possible to build a basic colony, harvest resources, drive vehicles and explore the maps

Current game maps, already playable are:

-Mars
-The Moon
-Titan
-Io
-Pluto

Other maps will be added later for reducing the initial space required and download times.

We are also planning to create maps basing on users requests.”

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

“We plan to gradually increase the price if new features of particular interest are added.”

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

“Yes, we definitely need to involve the Community in our development process for requests they have (for instances if you want a particular comet or asteroid to be developed) but also for knowing what requires our attention to be solved quickly.

We also plan to open a forum for hints on this game as soon as possible.”
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January 15

New Multiplayer mode to be introduced (Work in Progress)

Hi all, we are sorry for the few updates since the end of december but we are working on a multiplayer version of the game that will completely replace many things of the current game and so we had to reduce the time spent updating old things.

We are doing this because we think that will add a lot of fun to the game and we believe that also single players without a connection will be satisfied.

We still need at least a couple of months to complete this, we have already written many key aspect of the multiplayer mode and we will provide a test version for free download in a while so we can be sure to have a properly tested product the day we will upload the multiplayer version of the game.

Features will be:

  • max 8 player coop via Lan or Internet and Steam integration.
  • Single player mode
  • Character selection
  • lobby
  • Map selection
  • In Game chat
  • Weapons (we will add combat)
  • A real first person and third person character mode
  • Block building system with the possibility to place, save and restore up to
    12.000 blocks of different shapes and materials plus many actors like the external parts that are currently being used (solar panels, lasers etc)
  • Inventory with crafting system

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December 14, 2018

Version Beta 1.9: Various hotfixes

We are checking again and again each game feature to see if there are issues and so we have made a lot of minor modifies and these are the most important one:

We have removed destructible meshes also when gathering resources because they caused random crashes, we have added some FX to replace the effect.

Added footsteps again that were lost when changing character movement. Now it moves some dust according to the terrain.

Also made the effects of gravity and air density to modify the character movement, friction, air control, acceleration ect.



We have also worked on the interface to make it easier to use

Fixed tessellation amount on Mars that was too much and increased rock amount. Also rocks, when destroyed, will now grant a resource to collect

Made a quick binding key 1 equip unequip the drill 2 equip unequip the repair unit and 3 is for the jetpack

We are still working on a quest system that is already implemented but we will gradually add missions like something to find on the planet etc. You can see it clicking the chat button on live mode, an npc will appear and a dialogue will help you select the argument and, in next updates, also all the missions available.
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About This Game

In The Long Run The Game is a way to discover some of the most peculiar objects in our Solar System, like Planets, Asteroids and Moons trying to survive in hostile environments.

- Play as a futuristic astronaut that must find a way to build up a colony by gathering resources and trying to survive.

- You will need to build many structures that will help you exploring the planet and make your colony grow in numbers.

- You will be able to build and drive vehicles that performs differently depending on the planet gravity and that can help you to quickly gather resources.

- The building system is very easy to use and you can build huge structures all across the game maps

- Game maps are Open World and completely explorable. The landscape is made basing on real terrain datas

- The game will change depending on the planet or moon you are trying to colonize for a more realistic experience and maps are based on scientific datas from space missions.

- Day / Night cycles and Dynamic weather (dust devils on mars etc)

and more to come...

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64 bits
    • Processor: i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: integrated
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64 bits
    • Processor: i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: integrated

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