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 may sound strange, it is actually very simple to use. This design was developed by Tbjbu2. Outerverse(Opens in a new window)It’s kind of like Minecraft in space. Instead of a flat, infinite world, you spawn in a cubic, explorable place. It is possible to build on, mine through, and farm it before you create a spaceship that can explore other planets in your galaxy. It was very easy to use and quick to get me started on my automation adventure. 

You are encouraged to create and mine machines and improve your character until you can defeat six bosses scattered around the universe. 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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The machines play an important role in survival, as they can take over many if not all of your 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. This will disable automation, logic, wires and machines so you can control everything and make it behave as you wish. 

From what I saw, Outerverse is generous. With its automation focus, the game encourages you to thrive, not to survive. It makes it easier to find mines and have machines do all your bidding. It is not clear how it scales but it was a relief to build my first’machine’, which was a cave finder. It did a lot for the mining. The line ran from the seven blocks structure into the ground, though it passed through a small river on its way to open space below. Outerverse wants to make sure you get to all the good stuff quickly.

(Image credit to Freedom Games

It’s a combination of Valheim, Factorio and Minecraft. However, it’s lighter than each. Although the explanation of the automation is quite overwhelming, there are helpful pictures like LEGO guides that show how it works. The visuals aren’t as engaging or expressive as Minecraft’s. Sand is pink, iron mine is pink, and so are many of the animals and foes I met. Outerverse is a small but effective approach to a large genre. It takes the best parts of each game and transforms them into something new. 

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

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