Edge of Space available for pre-order, beta updated

By Brenna Hillier, Monday, 28 January 2013 23:55 GMT

Indie open-world sandbox Edge of Space is closing in on release, and is now available for pre-order. Check out some new screens and a list of features recently added to the beta.

Work is progressing rapidly on Edge of Space, which is expected to release sometime after northern spring kicks off. The most recent beta updates have added:

  • Updated Visuals – Edge of Space has seen a major visual overhaul, with improved texture blending, new glass tiles, and double the resolution of tiles.
  • Gun Generation –New gun types are now available, including rocket launchers, rifles, shotguns, carbines and machine guns. A new random element is in effect where by players can utilize a weapon schematic to craft a firearm that executes a variety of effects – such as remote-controlled projectiles, auto-tracking bullets, thermal blast damage ammo, toxic blast damage, and more. Further patches will allow players even greater control of their self-constructed weapons, arming them to take on the dangerous extraterrestrial planets of the galaxy.
  • Chests – Any play time with Edge of Space will quickly fill up a player’s digital knapsack. With the recent additions of storage chests, players can easily craft a nice storage locker to keep all of their necessary equipment and crafting items without lugging them around.
  • Holopets – Holopets function as neat little space-faring familiars for enterprising ArkCoNauts. Reared from found eggs, players can collect a trio of pets named Crayjay, Dicedrone, and Icefloater, with many more coming soon. These guys are perfect for making player’s trips a little less lonely. In the future, these Holopets, along with others, will be able to assist players by collecting items or buffing an ArkCoNaut. Be prepared to soon see favorite Holopets morph into something much more formidable.

Edge of Space is a multiplayer, procedurally generated sandbox that has players exploring and transforming new planets, with fast=paced crafting, building and traps. You can pre-order through Desura and Rain Digital Games. You can also vote Edge of Space up on Steam Greenlight and download four tracks from the OST.

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