Welcome to Pharus 7
Eden Star is an immersive Sci-Fi survival game that blends innovative physics based combat, destructible environments and free-form construction with the exploration of a hostile alien world.
Explore and gather resources from the environment of Pharus 7, use these materials to construct defensive outposts, craft powerful weaponry and upgrade your Pioneer.
Use the Mining or Blast module on the MATA-Tool (a remote manipulation device) and watch as trees, foliage and mineral rich rocks break apart in a real time physics environment. Obtain rare Material Shards for use in outpost building, weapon construction and powerful upgrades. Destroy and recreate your surroundings at will; the world is yours to manipulate, just watch out for the indigenous lifeforms…
Use gathered Materials to craft walls, ramps and turrets to protect your outpost or construct powerful weapons and upgrades for your character. Place gathered Materials within your Eden Kit to store, or use them to upgrade the protective shield and power more turrets. Expand your territory by building additional Eden kits. How you balance your resources is up to you.
Death in Eden Star is permanent. You can be reconstructed back by the Eden Kit provided it contains Teslinium and remains intact, but naturally it must be protected.
Using the MATA-Tool, you can remotely grab enemies and smash or blast them into the destructible environment. Upgrade your weaponry to tackle the alien hives and claim the territory for your own. Combine different attacks and abilities in order to survive against enemies and environmental hazards. A simple, but fluid movement system gives you freedom to move athletically across surfaces.
PRE-ALPHA – QUESTIONS
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Why Early Access?
Eden Star is a core game developed by gamers, for gamers. We care for the game and the people who play it and therefore, early access provides the best platform to fuse great community ideas with our passion to conjointly see Eden Star reach it’s full potential.
Components of Eden Star are at multiple stages of development; some prototyped, some in early design and some purely conceptual, we want to gauge whether you feel that the core mechanics are working and how you see them evolving. Our mantra is to build and improve from a solid foundation and, although there may be issues at times, we want to work with you adderss these issues as soon as possible.
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access? In short, as long as it needs to be. We are committed to delivering a great experience and – depending on development – will be adding new features, fixing any issues and expanding the gameplay in subsequent updates. Exiting early access is dependent on how well the game is received, so the more people that back Eden Star early on, the more the proceeds can be pushed back into refining the game
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
There are many planned features that are currently at various stages of development.
The Early Access is currently single and multiplayer, with varied fauna and hostile creatures populating the world.
We plan to extend the experience properly to co-op and pvp multiplayer formats but need to thoroughly optimise and test the physics mechanics that affect gameplay before we commit to delivering the best experience.
We are planning on developing a greater amount of customization via additional upgrades, weapons and the additional armour types. We also plan to vastly expand on the construction aspect, adding to the available primitive Schematics, Defenses and Utilities, allowing for more creativity any playstyles.
The lore of the game is also extremely important to us, providing an expansive universe that can provide story to drive the game forwards. The ultimate goal would be to explore this in full.
For further details, see the roadmap on our Public Trello board.
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
The Early Access is essentially a starting point from which we can expand upon. The core gameplay mechanics are complete as a single player experience (if a very minimal one) and have been developed with multiplayer in mind.
We hope we have squished all the bugs we have found but there will likely be more that we haven’t encountered yet, being the small, independent team we are (just 12 in-house). The tutorial is a work in progress, the controls are convoluted and there is currently no balancing. We hope it’s fun, but we want you to tell us if it isn’t so that we can improve it. This is why we needed Early Access, we need your help to make Eden Star the best it can be.
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access? Our “pricing strategy” is a simple one. The earlier you get in the cheaper Eden Star will be. Over time the price of the game will incrementally increase depending on the amount of content, the game may also occasional drop in price during Steam Sales.
What’s the reasoning behind all this price fluctuation?!
Firstly, we want to reward our early adopters and supporters for backing us earlier in the development process, with this the v.0.0.1. build we released a free, unique 15 page Art of Eden Star PDF book as a thank you to all of those backers who purchased prior to the v0.0.1. release. Our goal is to reward early adoption with similar gratitude in the future, including exclusive background Lore documentation and more.
Secondly, we want to build an active and involved community to help us shape the future of Eden Star, so we hope the lower price point acts as a lowered barrier for those who wish to help us mold future releases of Eden Star, but without the free additional reward content.
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
The community is an essential part of any Early Access game and Eden Star will be no different.
Please keep abreast of development updates via our Public Trello Board
We would hugely appreciate you telling us when you encounter any issues so that we can find solutions and deliver updates to you as soon as possible.
When will Eden Star be multiplayer? When will “X” feature arrive in a build? Since day one, we have always been honest with people buying into Eden Star; it’s an early access title and we are only as strong and secure as the community that purchases the game. Therefore every new feature in Eden Star is dependent on the success or failure of the game. Specifically, we feel that Multiplayer is something that we want to explore as soon as possible. We will be starting full development on multiplayer as well as other new features soon so stay tuned!
Where can I find the UE3 Combat Tech Demo?
The Tech Demo is downloaded with Eden Star. To access it you must do the following;
Is there an end goal to Eden Star? Not for the current release, however we do have an exciting end to the game already planned for a future release.