Universe Sandbox 2 Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Universe Sandbox 2 RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 5 Space Sandboxes on Steam Worth the Dosh Investment https://www.gameskinny.com/4c8vl/5-space-sandboxes-on-steam-worth-the-dosh-investment https://www.gameskinny.com/4c8vl/5-space-sandboxes-on-steam-worth-the-dosh-investment Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:00:01 -0500 Caio Sampaio

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Whether you are looking for a fictional experience as in Astroneer or aim at diving into the hardcore challenges of Take on Mars, outer space has always been a source of inspiration to allow our minds to fly away from us as we wonder what is out there.

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Perhaps we will never unveil all of the secrets that remain hidden within the stars, but that will not stop us from trying to do that in our games.

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We hope this list has introduced you to a new game and that you give it a try.

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Happy exploring!

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Avorion
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Developed by Boxelware

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Available on Steam

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This game was released in Early Access on January 23, but it is already causing an impression, with 340 reviews marked as "very positive" on Steam. 

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The description on its pages sheds some light as to why:

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A procedural co-op space sandbox where players can build their own space ships out of dynamically scalable blocks. Fight epic space battles, explore, mine, trade, wage wars and build your own empire to save your galaxy from being torn apart by an unknown enemy.

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The simple nature of the graphics of this games ensures that it can run on virtually any computer, so you do not need to worry about meeting the minimum requirements to play this game.

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Astroneer
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Developed by System Era Softworks

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Available on Steam

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This is one of the games for you to look for in 2017, if you are a fan of the mysteries of the universe.

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Featuring procedural art that builds a virtually infinite number of planets to travel to, the game shows to players mesmerizing sights, that invite them to explore.

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This game offers an impeccable audiovisual experience and a cooperative mode that allows your friends to jump in and help you to gather supplies and survive in outer space.

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This game is a must for any player who enjoys the sandbox genre.

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Take on Mars
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Developed by Bohemia Interactive

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Available on Steam

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Most space games show sci-fi versions of what space exploration looks like. They do not aim for realism, as they only wish to entertain the audience. This game, however, goes on the opposite direction of this trend.

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Developed by the team behind the Arma series, this game holds the premise of being a realistic survival game set on Mars. Even the locations players encounter were faithfully reproduced based on NASA's images of the red planet.

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The objective of the game is to survive and gather as much information on Mars as possible.

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You can even try to establish the first human colony on Mars, as you survive the hardcore challenges of a game that will simulate the same challenges real astronauts have to deal with -- just without the threat of death, or having to grow potatoes out of human waste like Mark Watney.

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Space Engineers
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Developed by Keen Software House

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Available on Steam

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While the previous game allowed you to create your own galaxy, this one has a smaller scale, but delivers a compelling experience nevertheless.

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Players build outposts that vary in size and purpose, build ships and pilot them to get to other planets, as they use their crafting skills to survive in space. Essentially, a 3D version of Starbound.

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Above all, it features cooperative gameplay, so you and your friends can help each other in survival.

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Universe Sandbox²
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Developed by Giant Army

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Available on Steam

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Most sandbox games drop you in an universe where you need to explore and gather resources, but this game takes the sandbox genre to a new scope.

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In it, you will not control a character. You will create whole planets, that will become an entire galaxy. You can become the God of your system, as you create physics for your planets, black holes and even make them collide with each other, in order to create interplanetary destruction -- if you wish.

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This game is the closest experience you will have of becoming God.

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Have you ever looked up at the sky at night and wondered what secrets are hidden within the starts; in the confines of outer space?

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While most of the mysteries of the universe remain unsolved, some games offer you the possibility of venturing into space. You actually manage to fulfill the human dream of discovering new frontiers. 

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If you love the secrets hidden by outer space and enjoy playing video games, then you are in luck. We have compiled a list of five sandbox games that will let you travel through space and conquer the unknown.

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Climb aboard your ship. We are about to leave orbit.

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Universe Sandbox 2: Best early access game in space https://www.gameskinny.com/21lri/universe-sandbox-2-best-early-access-game-in-space https://www.gameskinny.com/21lri/universe-sandbox-2-best-early-access-game-in-space Thu, 27 Aug 2015 06:34:00 -0400 Clint Pereira

It looks like space is the place for an enjoyable alpha experience.

The early access of Universe Sandbox 2, released on Monday, is currently the best received early access game on Steam for August. Understandable, since the nonlinear gameplay can never be “ruined” by bugs or glitches. The fact that it’s a sequel to an already-successful indie series is just another feather in its cap.

The first Universe Sandbox, released in 2011, developed a strong following after over 15 years of development. The game received positive reviews in part because of its accurate physics simulations and educational applications—but mostly because it made players feel like gods.

The sequel includes improvements such as magnetic fields, pulsars, and space elevators. The developer, Giant Army, also boasts improved physics and a new soundtrack. Find out more about changes in the sequel on Giant Army's development blog.

Technically, Conflicks is the highest-rated early access game this month at 100% positive reviews. But at 20 total reviews, Steam’s algorithm places the epic chicken space battle RTS at "positive," just a notch below the highest-ranking “very positive.” Duskers, the post-apocalyptic space exploration game, is also well-received with 95% positive reviews out of 90 total reviews.

Universe Sandbox 2 faces steep competition from a collection of amazing space games just in this month alone. However, its occupation of a rarely-visited niche genre may maintain its popularity for years to come.

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