Fairyshine

Sandbox games

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The sandbox type genre seems to be popular.  I am wondering if anyone has discovered another game similar to Wurm?  A lot of games don't come up in searches, so perhaps someone is playing/trying something that is up and coming (or an oldie but a goodie), please share it here.

 

As a start, has anyone tried these below?

 

1. Rising World https://www.rising-world.net/

2. Shroud of the Avatar https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/ 

 

 

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Personally I played a lot of Star Wars Galaxies a long time ago, tried it out on the emulator and it's quite fun if you're a fan of the older star wars movies.

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18 hours ago, Fairyshine said:

The sandbox type genre seems to be popular.  I am wondering if anyone has discovered another game similar to Wurm?  A lot of games don't come up in searches, so perhaps someone is playing/trying something that is up and coming (or an oldie but a goodie), please share it here.

 

As a start, has anyone tried these below?

 

1. Rising World https://www.rising-world.net/

2. Shroud of the Avatar https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/ 

 

 

yes both, rising world is a modular based game, something similar to wurm but instead of being conformed to a design set, this game lets you design whatever you want really. it's still very earliy access though at this stage

SOTA I've played a little bit of, but still very early in the learning on this one.

 

edit, I meant voxel not modular my bad

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I play Rising World enough to keep up with its updates.  I enjoy its terraforming mechanics.  Has a ways to go.  However, I think they are aiming to go beyond medieval and into modern tech within the game.  Not sure that will be for me.

 

SotA is something im playing right now and liking it.  However, its no sandbox the way wurm is.  you can do pretty much what you want without following quests and there is a pretty decent economy developing for raw materials.  There is no ability to change the land or claim land.  it is much less theme park than ESO or WoW, but its no where near wurm.  Having said all that, Im having a blast over there   : )

 

Im all about graphics - if someone knows of a game like wurm with graphics like say Life Is Feudal, im interested  : )

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Everquest next! :o

https://www.daybreakgames.com/news/daybreak-president-community-letter-everquest-next-2016

R.i.p. -had to.. it's so fun... so much hype, gg engine and such future... and they buried it-

 

 

IDK.. depends what you like to do or wish to be able to do, there are so many games...:wacko:

'sandbox' is slapped to almost every next game, as survival/sandbox became popular or gamers were starved for that kind of gameplay.

 

Have you seen http://www.sandbox-games.net/games/ bunch of 'sandbox' games.

 

Probably closest thing to wurm is life is feudal and mortal online(wild-ish.. guess here), Xsyon, minecraft(with it's cubes).

 

 

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At the moment, apart from Wurm I play a bit with other sandbox games.

 

The already mentioned Rising World, which is turning out to be a reasonable survival game, with features I find both excellent and annoying, the crafting side is reasonably accessible, the terraforming side suffers from aa few irritating glitches, especially where water is concerned, but it's developing quite nicely, the dungeons are fun, the mining and caves are alternately fun and annoying, due mainly to the terrain deformation system, which I think needs some fixes, (personal opinion, others will disagree).

 

Empyrion: A more futuristic sandbox game, again, Early Access, and under heavy, and sometimes crazy, development, as a sandbox game goes though, it's worth a look, I certainly have a lot of fun, especially when testing out the newer features on the experimental branch, (Opt In).

 

Astroneer: Fun, in a desperate and barren small and frankly unrealistic solar system, but the terraforming is top notch, when you figure out it's quirks, the crafting side is quite restricted at the moment, mostly vital installations needed to even begin exploring the world, and the rest of the solar system, for resources to make ... more installations. Suffers from running out of things to do quite quickly, but it is under development, and features are released reasonably often to make me return for a little bit of playtime.

 

Wurm beats them all though, the other games are just a bit of fun, not something I can spend hours a day playing, mostly because they lack the additional social dimension that Wurm has, the other players to interact with, it's the community that make Wurm so unique, not the bells and whistles that other games have, though bells and whistles are appreciated too.

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PS: I actually enjoy 7 Days To Die once I figured out how to disable zombies, ignore guns and cities, and just make a custom outdoorsy map and use bow & arrow for deer hunting.

There is a big update coming "anytime now" that should give  a ton more freedom in building designs. Right now they have bears deer pigs and I think they are about to add more wildlife (wolves, buzzards, some other stuff)

 

 

There are also new updates this week in Rising World

 

 

ECO Survival has some intriguing elements, it's meant for Co-op play (so that you can battle environmental issues as a team) but can also be played singleplayer (early stages still)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/382310/

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I started tooling around a little this week in Eve Online again, my first time back in many years. They have a new "alpha clones" free to play option though like Wurm, there is a cap on how far you can get without either putting in money or working pretty hard for ingame ways to buy gametime, Not sure how long I will stay with it this time -- I don't think i am committed enough to work my way up to "omega clone" ie premium status, but kinda fun again trying out all the tutorial missions (Exploration, Industry, Military) from the NPC agents for now. Yes, I am a carebear so yes, I stay mostly in pve solo friendly high sec areas. SO SHOOT ME. 

 

I enjoyed early builds of Subnautica which can be fun if you like the idea of building an underwater station while gathering  crafting resources. There is a bit of a storyline though like all true sandboxes, you can kind of ignore it to wander around on your own. 

 

If you are not a stickler for modern graphics, Unreal World (iron age finland). every so often I jump back in for a few weeks of huntging reindeer with bow and arrow, avoiding death by frostbite or starvation, and trying to put together a nice homestead before winter sets in hardcore.

 

I also tinkereed around a bit in Creativerse which is kind of a prettified minecraft. Steam has a free to play version you can try out.

 

 

 

 

For some reason I enjoy plunking around in the "beginner" stages of these games more than racing to get the the so-called "endgame," which means I enjoy ones with replayability in the early stages (new map, slightly different challenges, but slower paced exploration rather than action-combat oriented) 

 

 

I always end up back in Wurm, though.

 

 

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I think what I need is someone who I can trust to follow all the early access / alpha / beta status games, summarise when they bring out major changes, and give them a new rating each time. That way I wouldn't have to check each one occasionally to see if it's in a state I'm willing to try it :P

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41 minutes ago, Wraithglow said:

I think what I need is someone who I can trust to follow all the early access / alpha / beta status games, summarise when they bring out major changes, and give them a new rating each time. That way I wouldn't have to check each one occasionally to see if it's in a state I'm willing to try it :P

Check out sandboxer.org

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