Farworld Pioneers (formerly Outworlder) is a 2D sandbox platformer where players can explore planets by themselves or with their friends. This inaugural title from Igloosoft Games has a lot in common with stuff like Terraria and Starbound — not a surprise considering some ex-Starbound devs are on the team.
Key to the game is its customizability. Building has several improvements, but you can avoid grinding for resources with creative mode. Prefer to just shoot things? Play one of the many upcoming gameplay modes like Capture The Flag or Deathmatch.
Colonies are a factor as well, and the devs promise that the NPCs will actually matter in this game. Once you get that off the ground, you and your colonists can acquire a ship and take to the stars.
From the official website:
• Fluid, gun focused combat
• Emphasis on colonising and community building
• Complex NPC based crafting
• Comprehensively designed ecosystems
• Sophisticated and realistic terrain generation
• Craftable doors to z-planes
• Designed to be easily accessible for modders
Farworld Pioneers is an open-world sandbox adventure that will follow the player on their journey from a lone survivor of a shipwreck to being the leader and protector of a burgeoning spacefaring colony. You will begin on a cold, hazardous world, and will quickly have to navigate the various elements and dangers of a hostile alien environment while learning to farm crops, tame wildlife and keep livestock as you find the survivors needed in order to eventually launch your adventure into space.
There will be minimal narrative – instead, there will be a sprawling setting to explore and piece together at your leisure.