now offers early
access to ASTRONEER
, a space exploration game for Windows from System Era
Softworks (thanks Oz). On the surface this seems similar to No Man's Sky
except for the user reviews, which are "very positive" for this one. The
early access launch
provides a look, and the accompanying news shows the first two
patches are already available to address launch issues. Here's a description of
Explore and exploit distant worlds in ASTRONEER – A game of
aerospace industry and interplanetary exploration.
Explore and reshape distant worlds! Astroneer is set during a 25th century gold
rush where players must explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their
lives in harsh environments for the chance of striking it rich.
On this adventure, a player’s most useful tool is their ability to shape their
world, altering the terrain and extracting valuable resources from planets, and
moons. Resources can be traded or crafted into new tools, vehicles, and modules
to create everything from massive industrial bases to mobile rover bases.
- Reshape terrain as though it were made of Play-Doh.
- Survive on and explore procedurally generated
planets that can be entirely deformed and traversed.
- Build vehicles and travel to new planets and
- Snap together components and objects to create
custom vehicles and modules.
- 4 player online drop-in/drop-out co-op.