Post-apocalyptic Edengrad launches into early access today

Starting today, the Kickstarted post-apocalyptic sandbox MMO Edengrad is leaving its pre-alpha cocoon to clamber into a bigger cocoon called “early access.” With Patch 0.2.1, the title is officially in its alpha phase and can be played through Steam.

Edengrad puts players into the shoes of a post-apocalyptic survivor who leaves the safety of his or her underground shelter to try to make it in the harsh overworld. Expect to see a lot of typical survival sandbox activities, including foraging for food, keeping meters under control, crafting weapons, building towns, and fighting other players and the local mutants.

The team put out a trailer to mark the start of early access. It definitely warrants a watch for its oddity, as the trailer documents the life and times of a survivor who really, really loves his hatchet. Also, there’s a part where the guy kills another player and then tinkles on his corpse. Survival sandboxes, everyone!

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FU NDA

Survival MMO games are all terrible because nobody seems to know how to balance the survival aspects with the rest of the game. They all eventually turn into PvP shooters. The only “working together” part is when a group works together to kill and steal someone else’s property.

Most of these games require that you eat and drink every 30 minutes or you die. Who dies of starvation after 30 minutes? Make these things more realistic with real-time. Instead of a clock ticking suddenly that kills you if you don’t eat, just lower the player’s strength a bit, relative to the time they go without food. They couldn’t carry as much or fight as well.

Steely Bob
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Steely Bob

welp, since it’s less than 10 bucks I’m not upset or anything and happy to give it time to finally work, but right now they do not have the server capacity for this to be playable in any way (i just tried in early PST prime time and that’s probably a big reason why).

eventually either enough people will not be trying to play it or they will figure out their problem.

i didn’t see any optimization issues which i saw complaints of all over the steam reviews, but there were insanely long pauses on equipment changes for example (swap something in an equipment slot and it took literally 1+ minutes before it actually took effect). after just a few minutes the game lost connection to server and put me back in login screen.

only 4 servers, one for each region of the world split into quarters (ish).

graphics look very dated, UI was very, very rough.

but the client was stable and I never got to the world itself to see some actual gameplay – will check in once a week or after any updates in the hopes I can finally take a look at the actual game play.

Under 10 bucks this doesn’t bother me for a very true Alpha, had they charged 20+ bucks I’d of refunded on steam immediately.

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thickenergy

With all the talk of “fractions” in the game’s Steam description I figure it’s way too math-heavy to be much fun.

Liandreth
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Liandreth

It’s $10.49 Canadian, so why not?

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Nope

I see were this is going…

*Logs in makes character*

“Name: Negan”

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Jeremy

Can’t wait to hop in tonight! Been waiting for a couple of months to give this Fallen Earth-eque MMO a whirl. I alpha tested FE, so I know what rough looks like. I’m ready!

biophazer242
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biophazer242

Fallen Earth was the first thing I thought of when I saw the desert setting and those scorpions. I was there for early alpha too and boy was it rough!

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Jeremy

I’m glad to see this game is right on par with FE in that regard. The de-sync is real.

But, it’s day 1 of Steam alpha. I wish them the best. I’ll keep logging in and playtesting whenever I get a chance. I LOVE how they made food/water management part of the game. One thing I always wished FE had.

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Oyjord Hansen

I hate the typical survival meters and wish they’d never crossed over into my beloved MMORPGs. I don’t want to log in and HAVE to scrounge for food and water before having fun. Boo.

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JP Andrews

Though it’s not my typical thing I did have it on my watch list, and it’s just finished downloading, so I’m off to see if the adventure is worth the inevitable ganking I’m going to experience.

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Dug From The Earth

I guess these games need to fail harder, because they dont know when to stop trying.

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Deuter

It’s on sale today for under $10 – will probably be something that I will check out when I get home from work. I need something to scratch this MMO itch while inbetween games, an this looks like it could be interesting. I’ve yet to find a survival game that isn’t quite so clunky, and this seems a little more mmo-esque than others.

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Veldan

Oh wow that trailer has bad narration

Steely Bob
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Steely Bob

I think it’s hilarious… kinda like the Smucker’s Farm jelly narrator talking about survival like it was the good old days…

DeadlyAccurate
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DeadlyAccurate

I put it on my wishlist. Will check back when it’s further along. Doesn’t look like it even has female models yet.

crowstwo
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crowstwo

If they release PVE servers, I will be very interested. If not, well then I wish them good luck :).

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Alexandre Caron

This seems interesting and I love the idea of a Fallout MMO, but the system requirements are pretty high so I won’t be able to try it until I upgrade my PC.

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Tobasco da Gama

No, thanks! If I want to experience post-apocalyptic survival, I’ll just go outside! *ba-dum-tish*

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