Explore square planets in this space survival sim that’s like an automated Minecraft

Are blocky games Minecraft-likes time? Although I don’t recall seeing many blocky games that channel Mojang’s charmed survival adventure, Outerverse is an impressive take on Minecraft’s blocky shoulders. It draws inspiration from Valheim’s boss elements, as well the world automation of Satisfactory, Factorio, and Satisfactory.

Although it sounds strange, the design is quite easy to use. This design was created by Tbjbu2. External(opens in new tabIt’s kind of like Minecraft in space. You spawn in a cube-shaped, explorable place instead of an endless, flat world. This world can be mined, built on and cultivated before you create your spaceship for exploring other stars in the galaxy. It was very easy to use and quick to help me get started with my automation adventures. 

It is encouraged to explore, build machines and improve your character until you are able defeat six bosses. These Titans are Valheim’s style. They’re all quite different in body and abilities. To make sure you’re ready for battle, you need to find their counters. 

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These machines are a key part of survival, as they can take over many, if not all, tasks. They can do everything from the box, but they can also be programmed by players (when you start a world, you have the option of playing’manually. It will turn off all logic and automation so you can direct everything to behave how you like. 

Outerverse seems generous, based on what I have seen. Outerverse encourages players to flourish, and not to survive. With its automation focus it makes it much easier to find mines to have them do your bidding. It is not clear how it scales but it was a relief to build my first’machine’, which was a cave finder. The machine did quite a bit of mining. Even though the line ran through the seven-blocks structure, it eventually entered the ground. Outerverse hopes you get all the goodness as soon as possible.

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It’s a combination of Valheim, Factorio and Minecraft. However, it’s lighter than each. The explanations of automation can be a little confusing, but there are many helpful photos such as LEGO guides to help you understand how it works. The visuals aren’t as engaging or expressive as Minecraft’s. The sand is pink and iron ore pink. I also met some animals and foes. The small but powerful Outerverse takes on an entire genre. This takes the best of each game, and transforms them into something entirely new. 

Explore square planets in this space survival sim that’s like an automated Minecraft

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