Gears of Eden is an indie space game set in the distant future featuring a story-driven adventure that includes open-world exploration, crafting and missions. Take control of a sentient machine and search for answers to your origin as you mine, craft, and explore!
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April 19

Dev Update #88: Alpha 2.1 - It's Time To Explore!

Less than a month after launching Alpha 2, we are back with a big content update, Alpha 2.1! This is actually the fifth and largest patch since Gears of Eden Alpha 2 released, and is the first required update - which means you will need to update your client to continue playing the game. You can update your client to 2.1 via Steam. Be sure to read the updated Quick Start Tips on our alpha info page for helpful early-game advice!

No more getting lost!
The big step forward Alpha 2.1 makes is the introduction of our first craftable object that you can place in the world: charging beacons. Not only do these beacons represent the foundation of our base-building system, they will also help you explore the asteroid more strategically and safely. Beacons will provide you with energy AND also register as blips on your antenna radar (Q  key). The radar itself has also been improved, and will now help you better navigate the environment. This means you will be able to build a network of beacons to help you safely traverse the asteroid and find your way back home!Fair warning: The pre-existing energy beacons have been removed from the asteroid except for one near your base. These were initially placed in as a hand-holding temporary measure to help make it easier for you to explore the asteroid. Now that you can craft and place your own beacons, we've removed these safety nets. Tread carefully!

No more spinning!
We've remapped all keyboard, mouse and controller inputs in Gears of Eden through a new asset called Rewired. This adds better controller support, and should eliminate the spinning camera bug many users reported when playing the game with a gamepad or joystick plugged in! You can now use a gamepad to control all rover functions in the game as well as camera movement. We don't yet have controller support added for menu and inventory interaction, but we are working hard to bring full controller support to the game soon!Keybind mapping!One of the advantages of this new Rewired input asset, is that it comes with its own key mapping tool. You can toggle access to the key mapper by pressing F4. Please be aware, we haven't customized the names of all keybind descriptions yet, and the interface for this is the default Rewired interface. It is best used when you are in the game playing, and not from the main menu.

... And More!
Alpha 2.1 also includes a number of smaller updates, like increased durability to wheels and motors, increased effectiveness of repair kits, and numerous interface and typo fixes. For a full list of updates on 2.1 and other Alpha 2 patches, please visit our changelog.

We want YOU!
To our backers and supporters, THANK YOU SO MUCH! We realize we are behind on sending out rewards due to focusing on PAX and our Alpha 2 release, but we will be trying to catch up on those soon!It's no secret that developing a game like Gears of Eden is costly. It takes a lot of time, a lot of hard work, a lot of late nights, and a lot of resources to make it happen. We can't do this without a community. If you want to see Gears of Eden continue, here are 5 things you can do to help:
  • Join and be active in our Discord. You have no idea how much just showing up and chatting motivates and encourages us.
  • Likewise, follow us on Twitch and come chat with us during our live gamedev or gameplay streams. If you have Amazon Prime, you get a free Twitch Prime subscription each month, and you can use that to support us on Twitch.
  • Share our social media posts on TwitterFacebook and Instagram. Sharing is caring!
  • Help connect us to streamer friends who want might want to play Gears of Eden.

Thank You!
It has never been more exciting to be a part of the GEARS OF EDEN development team. We’d like to thank each and every single one of you for sticking with us through this journey. We’re immensely proud of what we’ve accomplished here and we cannot wait for you to check it out.
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April 9

Dev Update #87: ALPHA 2 HAS ARRIVED!

It's been a long time coming, but we're excited to finally be able to say... GEARS OF EDEN Alpha 2 is here!!! 

We’ve been working very hard for the past year to achieve this milestone! As always, we maintain our usual disclaimer: this isn’t yet Early Access; this isn’t even a demo! This is an Alpha - which means everything you see is in development and may be replaced at some point down the road. It's really a proof of concept more than anything else at this stage, but we still hope you enjoy it!

We are extremely excited to share this release with you. Alpha 2 is the product of our blood, sweat, and tears and we simply cannot wait to see what you think. Please be aware, you will need an Alpha Key to play Gears of Eden - Alpha 2. You can get your free key on our website! In addition to the key, you need the alpha demo client, which you can download here on Steam! If you have any questions at all, feel free to stop by our Discord and let us know. We're happy to help!

If you played our first alpha release, you might be wondering what new stuff we’ve got in store for you. Well, we don’t have time to get into all of it here, but let me give you a quick rundown. With this latest release, we’ve added: a Persistence system so you can get right back where you left off! We’ve also done a full overhaul on the UI system, fleshed out the crafting system, put in some cool Twitch integration for you streamers out there, and gave you some tools to make your time a little more comfortable. Oh, and did I mention that we have filled the asteroid with sights to see, hazards to brave, puzzles to solve and some hints at the full game’s story that we’re very excited for you to check out! And best of all? That’s not even everything! For full details, check out the changelog.

All on its own, this release has been a huge milestone for us, but there's something else just as big. For the first time in Gears of Eden's development, we exhibited at a convention! And not just any convention: WE WENT TO PAX EAST!!! This convention was a surreal, amazing experience for us. We went with zero expectations, but hundreds of people swarmed Gears of Eden, playing it, asking questions, hanging out, and really, just overwhelming us with a tidal wave of kindness and support. To go from feeling like your game is a dream that you toil away at night into... all of that? It's amazing. If you were there PAX and stopped by, know that you made our entire weekend. Just, I might add, as much as everyone who has been supporting us for these past two years.

Thank you all so, so much. Never have we felt so energized and confident in our game. We could keep going with these thanks, but instead we'll end it here. Please do give our game a shot and let us know what you think. Every bit of feedback we can get right now will help us moving forward to make Gears of Eden the best game we possibly can!

Hey Streamers! If you are on Twitch, we'd love to partner with you! Gears of Eden features 4 chat commands that your audience can use to effect you in the game: zap, turbo, luck and solar flare! Let us know if you're interested in streaming Gears of Eden - we'd love to send some audience your way!
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About This Game

PLEASE NOTE: You will need a free key to play our Alpha Demo that you can get for free on our website!

In the distant future, the dawn of an intelligent machine civilization is taking place in a remote star system. Humankind is remembered only in myth and legend.

You awake alone, afraid, and disoriented on an abandoned asteroid in the depths of space. Wait. Awake?

You were never meant to be awake… you were never meant to experience the confusing phenomenon of self-awareness. You are a machine after all, programmed for the express purposes of deep-space surveying and exploration. How, then, did you come to be alive? And what is the purpose of this newfound sentience? There must be answers out there… somewhere…

Let’s find them! Gears of Eden is an open-world role-playing adventure game that features exploration, mining, crafting, missions, and more! Set in a gripping story that explores the hidden past of a machine world and the dangerous implications of its future, Gears invokes a slowly unfolding narrative that reveals itself through gameplay.

Your journey begins on an abandoned mining asteroid in deep space. Gather resources, repair and upgrade your components, and start searching for others as you seek answers to the mysteries surrounding your creation.

So, how are we making this happen? We are starting with a very light proof-of-concept demo version of GoE. This showpiece will give only a small taste of what the full game will offer. Our aim is to complete the demo, reach a wider audience, grow and develop the full game. But we can’t do it without your help!

Here’s what we're working to provide in our first full demo and full release. If this sounds like a game you might be interested in, please add us to your wish list, follow us, and visit our website to see how you can get involved in Gears!

GoE Demo Version

  • Take control and play as a sentient rover
  • Open world exploration of one location (small asteroid)
  • Resource discovery and mining
  • Power and inventory management
  • Crafting and upgrading of tools/parts
  • Base interactions and upgrades
  • Drone deployment (make your minions mine for you)
  • NPC interaction
  • Story driven mission (limited in demo)
  • Narrative Content (limited in demo)
  • End game conditions/story

GoE Full Version

The features in the full version will depend on the success of our demo, budget, feedback, and a lot of interaction and communication with our fans. These are some of the features we already have in mind to get you started!

  • Character customization
  • Modular ships with customization
  • Base building (power stations, solar arrays, communications, defense, etc.)
  • Alien life mechanics (combat, resource trading, etc.)
  • Markets and trade economy
  • Multiple locations with unique challenges
  • Richer story with an unfolding narrative
  • Mini-games
  • True multiplayer interaction
  • And much, much more!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2+
    • Processor: X64 Dual Core CPU, 2+ GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete Non Mobile GPU with 1 GB Ram
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Requirements subject to change during development

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