One To Watch: Astroneer


I think I may have found Paradise, and it’s name is Astroneer!

Astroneer is a brand spanking new indie game from System Era, and MAN does it look good! Think Minecraft meets Space Engineers, with maybe a touch of Kerbal Space Program thrown in, and you might be coming up with something along the right lines.

Although this game is not yet released, and likely won’t be until Early to Mid 2016, what we can see of this game from the website and their impressive announcement video certainly hits all the right notes in my book. The game is described as “A game of aerospace industry and interplanetary exploration”. Space, Industry, Exploration… yep it’s all there!

As an Astroneer, you must find a way to dig out a life on one of a multitude of harsh new worlds. Blast through the terrain to uncover precious artifacts and materials you can use to fuel your quest to become a wealthy baron in the stars. Along the way, discover oddities, raise questions, and uncover mysteries.

Astroneer Features

Other than the description and a list of planned features, the website doesn’t give us a huge amount to go off, but what it does have are a bunch of stunning screenshots that will have you begging to get your hands on it. I know I want it, and I’m hoping I can get hold of a copy so we can take a look together in a First Play video.

Features, or I suppose gameplay elements, that have been announced so far include:

  • Exploration of infinitely diverse worlds
  • Shape your world
  • Survive against the odds
  • Discover hidden artifacts and unique resources
  • Customize everything
  • Play with friends… or strangers

If you want more than that, for now, you’ll have to settle for their announcement video, check it out below.

Find out more about Astroneer via their website at and keep your eyes peeled on our YouTube channel for a video as soon as we can get a copy!

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