PSA: Space Engineers is half price through Sunday

    
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If you don’t own Space Engineers yet, well, you should because it’s really fun! Especially since the devs added ginormous destructible planets to their Minecraft-with-better-visuals-in-space extravaganza. You’re also running out of excuses, since the sci-fi sandbox is currently half off via Steam.

You can pick up the game for $12.49 from now through November 23rd.

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DeadlyAccurate
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DahkohtLewin I just did a test with an EA game I wasn’t interested in (30 min playtime), and they refused it.

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DeadlyAccurate DahkohtLewin I think some folks confusion is with the second part of
Refunds on Pre-Purchased Titles
When you pre-purchase a title on Steam (and have paid for the title in advance), you can request a refund at any time prior to release of that title. The standard 14-day/two-hour refund period also applies, starting on the game’s release date.

That means the standard 14 day/two hour policy starts the moment the developer declares it fully released , as in at that moment on you have 14 days , total of two hours. But before that you can play for months , for many hours and on the day before release request a refund and have no problem.

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Blackomen DahkohtLewin http://store.steampowered.com/steam_refunds
“Refunds on Pre-Purchased Titles
When you pre-purchase a title on Steam (and have paid for the title in advance), you can request a refund at any time prior to release of that title. The standard 14-day/two-hour refund period also applies, starting on the game’s release date.”

It’s 100% clear. Before the developer declares it “released” you can play for a year at 1000 hours if you wish and get a full refund any time before the full  release date.

I’ve refunded two early access titles that basically kept dragging it out , and had many , many hours in each.

Was automatic , zero issues.

From now on , on Steam ,early access , beta , and alpha no longer can be used to hide behind for extended periods of time.

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alexjwillis You can literally bore a hole from one side of the planet to the other. Would take you forever but it can be done. The survival part of the game isn’t that far a long. You just gather ice to generate oxygen and material like iron/uranium to craft stuff. 
Planets aren’t that far a long. The biggest challenge is getting back off the planet. You can’t just land a battleship then take off because gravity will kick your 2,000,000 ton ships ass. Landing most ships will also result in crashing into the ground and throwing you through the front window if you have one.

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ChockFull Not having even a little problem with the framerates.

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DahkohtLewin Yeah… I haven’t read or seen anything about this happening whatsoever. I’m going to call BS without a reference link to these changes on refunds.

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DahkohtLewin Can you link where you can refund early access titles regardless of play time? Steam’s refund policy doesn’t make that clear. 
I don’t disagree with the idea, though. The Early Access system gets used too much by companies trying to shield themselves from criticism and review.

DahkohtLewin
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Remember you can buy this and get a full refund anytime before they finally decide to “release” it if you wish.
Three years of early access is ridiculous , and Steam rules now let you play 2 hours , or 2000 hours , and ask for a full refund anytime before final release.
It finally is starting to force developers to decide their game is ready to be judged and reviewed and not use the early access tag as an excuse , as many , many refunds are being given on Steam now , thankfully.

alexjwillis
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How is the planetary component looking? I was *very* intrigued by the recent trailer but am a bit gunshy.
How are the planets generated/seeded, and what variety of activity do you have on them? I know there is a survival game, but is it as well-developed as the rest of the building game? The environments are destructible, but are we talking “Oh shit I just discovered a massive crystal cave” as in Minecraft, or is it just rocks with colourful icing on the top?

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Aren’t these the Dev’s that dropped one unfinished project to work on another?