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[Column] General: Edge of Space - The World is Alive & Working Against You

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 2,357MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

In our latest RPG Files, we take a look at a brand new sandbox title, Edge of Space, that is currently in its beta phase of development. Described as a world hostile to players, it's a game that should have sandboxers excited. Read on to find out more.

If Edge of Space seems familiar, you’re not alone in thinking so. The game, which was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign just last year, is currently in beta and firmly following in the footsteps of titles like Minecraft and Terraria (and drawing comparisons to this year’s Starbound). Such is the influence of Terraria that the team from Handyman games, makers of Edge of Space, has teamed up with Terraria to produce crossover content. So, aside from the similarities in this genre that has been carved out over the past several years, there has to be something to make this game stand out from others. 

Read more of Christina Gonzalez's RPG Files: Edge of Space - The World is Alive & Working Against You.

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  • WightyWighty Westbury, NYPosts: 664Member Uncommon

    I actually really enjoy these 2D Sandbox games...

     

    I tried not only this game but Terraria (pretty much the 2D Sandbox godfather), Asteria, Darkout, Starbound, Crea (most RPG elements) and am waiting on Signs of Life (Currently in Steam Greenlight)

     

    Looking forward to see what good comes out of some of these... Edge of space has some of the best crafting (thik SWG) at least in concept.

    What are your other Hobbies?

    Gaming is Dirt Cheap compared to this...

  • DeathWolf2uDeathWolf2u Maryville, ILPosts: 291Member

    BLAH.....is this not the 21st century? I refuse to play games that run on a Nintendo 8-bit console. What is with all these indie developers pumping out this garbage in droves?

     

    Society is dumbing down another degree again.

  • SengellSengell FreeportPosts: 29Member

    I think you are mistaken, Deathwolf. Since big producers are reluctant to develop sandbox games at all cause they fear th majority doesn't want it, games like this one are the only option left for people who like to enjoy sandboxes. 

    And about "society dumbing down" i think the opposite way than you. Since big mainstream games are dumbing down in a lot of aspects cause they want to cater to every last person out there, people who want to experience a challenging gameplay and find hardship rewarding in itself as a type of joy, have to look at niche products which the majority despises like you to some extent.

  • HrothaHrotha -Posts: 821Member

    Which World is working against me? Some developers must live in a different realm... my world is working FOR me and WITH me, not against me. WTH

    Mindcontrolling in gaming now? Get OFF.

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  • BeelzebobbieBeelzebobbie MalmöPosts: 429Member
    Originally posted by DeathWolf2u

    BLAH.....is this not the 21st century? I refuse to play games that run on a Nintendo 8-bit console. What is with all these indie developers pumping out this garbage in droves?

     

    Society is dumbing down another degree again.

    word!

  • RattenmannRattenmann ReitmehringPosts: 510Member Uncommon

    The harsh trend to 2d Sandboxes like these makes me wonder how many people will play Everquest Landmark. Pretty much the 3d version of all these indie games.

    I for one can not wait, since i refuse to play 2d games as well. Even tho i admit that gameplay > grafics and sandbox > all, but anyways haha.

    MMOs finally replaced social interaction, forced grouping and standing in a line while talking to eachother.

    Now we have forced soloing, forced questing and everyone is the hero, without ever having to talk to anyone else. The evolution of multiplayer is here! We won,... right?

  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Originally posted by Beelzebobbie
    Originally posted by DeathWolf2u

    BLAH.....is this not the 21st century? I refuse to play games that run on a Nintendo 8-bit console. What is with all these indie developers pumping out this garbage in droves?

     

    Society is dumbing down another degree again.

    word!

    The word being: ^Examples. Of what you may ask? Of everything that is wrong with the community.

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  • NevulusNevulus Miami Beach, FLPosts: 1,288Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DeathWolf2u

    BLAH.....is this not the 21st century? I refuse to play games that run on a Nintendo 8-bit console. What is with all these indie developers pumping out this garbage in droves?

     

    Society is dumbing down another degree again.

    I'm sure Terraria being a 2D 8bit-looking sandbox side scroller will surely fail with your lack of support.

    Oh wait, that's right, out of their 3 million+ units sold, I'm sure your one sale won't be missed at all.

     
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