asteria

Minecraft and Terraria continue to seep into the consciousness of indie game developers, and Asteria is the latest promising iteration of the ‘explore a sandbox world and build your own creations in it’ genre. This one’s still in development, but so far the drawing board includes over 100 items across 9 tiers of gear, huge inventory space, hand-crafted dungeons mixed in with the procedurally generated world, platformer gameplay, and a big emphasis on ranged combat and mining over the usual up-close pickaxe action we’ve all seen before. It’s still being worked on, but the main Asteria website features additional information and pre-order options (complete with 4-pack incentives),  as well as a Steam greenlight page for anyone willing to throw in a vote to get this one on everyone’s favorite direct-download service. There’s also a trailer showing off some of what you can expect from the game, and the terrain-sculpting in particular looks promising in this showcase.

Very nice backgrounds on this one as well. Definitely hitting that ‘alien world’ vibe clearly.