Asteria, an Indie 2D Sandbox Platformer Game




Asteria

Asteria is a fast paced indie platformer, wrapped up in a sandbox sci-fi world where everything is destructible, mineable, collectable, craftable and creatable. You play Ryker: the only surviving human colonist after your people were wiped out by local aliens. Now you’re stranded on Asteria, with no means of escape. This isn’t just about survival, it’s about revenge. Build your safe haven and go track down the aliens who destroyed your colony.

It’s a platformer wrapped in a sandbox sandwich

Procedurally generated world maps for unique replays are mixed with handcrafted dungeons to discover and defeat. Throughout Asteria are alien strongholds. Seek these places out to discover treasure, upgrade your equipment and exact your revenge.

In the future, everything is ranged.

Ranged Mining with more than one block per shot. No more pickaxes. Tunneling is faster, and as you create better mining equipment you can mine faster taking apart huge chunks of terrain in a single shot. Get the mats you need and get back to exploring, building, crafting and creating.

Ranged fighting, with blasters. Yes, blasters. No clunky 2D melee fighting, just classic run and gun action.

100+ items over 9 tiers of gear

Craft new battle suits for more life, new lasers for more damage and better mining tools for faster mining.

900 Slot “Hypercube of Holding” Inventory with unlimited stack amounts

No more item micromanagement. No more bag restrictions. Get your items, keep your items, create your world, and get back to the gameplay. Ever seen a stack of 1 million chunks of dirt? Ryker has.

Waypoints & instant deaths for classic platformer gameplay

There’s no death penalty and no wandering back to where you died to recollect your inventory. Quick respawns and waypoints are built in so you can get back to the gameplay. Asteria isn’t about inventory management and survival, it’s about exploring and getting back to the action.

 

Full Mod Community Support

We support the mod community with providing source code and easy capabilities to extend the game, add items, add terrain and whatever else you can imagine. The only thing that is going to prevent you from building your own Asteria worlds are your own skill and imagination. We’re as excited to release Asteria as we are to see the creative things modders out there can do with the game.

Creative Mode - After completing the game you unlock creative mode and will have 100% control over how your want to shape your world including easy to use copy and paste functionality.

 

Multiplayer Support

  • Play with your friends, explore and build together. With server hosting you can have as many players as you have bandwidth.
  • No fighting over loot. Just looting. Each player in Asteria get’s their own unique copy of loot drops and chest spawns to avoid dissolving life long friendships over purple-pixel disputes. Get your loot and get back to it!
  • Automatic difficulty scaling for multiplayer where the difficulty increases with the more players you add to keep things challenging.
  • Lockable terrain areas, so you can preserve your own home base and have complete control over your world before inviting people into it.
  • Personal Chests that only you can open to avoid loot thieves from the land of internet trolls.
  • Server based save games to prevent cheating and give complete control to server operators.

 

The Story So Far…

2017 – NASA’s Terrestrial Planet Finder mission detects an earth like planet orbiting the star Pi3 Orionis, 26.33 light years away. Spectral analysis of the light from the planet’s atmosphere shows a strong line of oxygen, a sure sign of life.

2039 – Asteroid mining conglomerate Planetary Resources completes and launches Project Daedalus, a 191 meter interstellar starship powered by the fusion of deuterium and helium-3 harvested from Jupiter’s atmosphere.

2137 – After traveling at 29% of the speed of light, the unmanned starship arrives and lands on the planet, now known as Asteria. The “mother” ship thaws and successfully incubates 353 embryos, the first interstellar humans are born and raised by machine.

2153 – A group of powerful natives attack and overrun the Daedalus, obliterating it in a nuclear meltdown. You are Ryker 241 and as far as you know, you’re the only surviving human…

Screen Shots

Acid Fall

Botanica Entrance

Dungeon Select

Explosion

Krawnix

Buzz About Asteria

“A refreshing dose of efficient technology and ranged combat” – Escapist Magazine

“The latest promising iteration of the sandbox genre” – Gaming Trend

“Pretty much better in every way!”Fedora G4mer

Press Kit

Download Press Kit - This contains high resolution logos and screenshots, even our star field background image.

The Asteria in game font is Sci Fied 2002 and it can be downloaded from Cool Text.

You are welcome to monetize youtube videos of Asteria game play. We are Content ID friendly.

Game Credits

Creator & Lead Programming and Design
 Bryan Livingston

Shader Programming
 Rodrigo Diaz
 Javad Kouchakzadeh
 Bryan Livingston

Additional Programming
 Sam Bryan
 Chase Davies
 Isaac Herring
 Randee Shirts
 Zachary Thorpe

Lead Artist
 Porter Nielsen

Environment Art
 Patrick Thompson

Logo Design
 Mihai-Cristian Agape

Trailer Design
 Josh Krieger (Blitzkriegsler)

Additional Artists
 Tim Von Rueden
 Dave Swan
 Wiktor Morzewski

Sound Design
 Sam Bryan
 Philip Shirts
 Zachary Thorpe

Content Design
 Daniel Beatty
 Michael Breese
 Sam Bryan
 Jason Danielson
 Cavan Helps
 Philip Shirts
 Zachary Thorpe

Testers
 Jason Danielson
 Josh Jones
 Scott Knudsen
 McKay Salisbury

System Requirements

OS: Windows 8/7/Vista PC (32 or 64 bit)
Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
Memory: 1GB System RAM
Hard Disk Space: 200MB free HDD Space
Video Card: DirectX 10 compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
Sound: DirectX compatible sound card

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