Look away from the screenshot. It’s not Minecraft. It’s Hadron’s Forge. No, that isn’t just Minecraft in space, it’s…. different. It’s a space exploration, mining, rpg, sandbox game. Alright, it’s a little Minecrafty, but there’s some key differences. The most obvious is that Hadron’s Forge takes place in deep space. Less obvious is the level of realism the team at Arcane Logic are striving for. When building it’s not just about rocks, wood, and metal. You’ll need to keep the periodic table of elements in mind. Want to build a solar array to get power to your new space station? Better find some copper, silicon, and more in order to make the thing work. You can also devote some resources to technology research to get plans for more advanced machinery. Here’s some other gameplay highlights :
- Build mining and refining equipment to aid you in resource gathering and tool creation.
- Chain up tools and utilities so that the refinery, foundry and other workstations function as a manufacturing assembly line. You can even build a system that will automatically manufacture ammo for your turret systems and reload them when they are low.
- Various Power generation systems, from Solar Panels and Towers to Nuclear Reactors, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. Expect these systems to function realistically. Solar panels will not generate power when they are under ground, at night or in the shadows.
Basically it’s a deep space life simulator. While it may sound dull to many, there’s millions enjoying Minecraft, which Hadron’s Forge is nothing like. Ok, so it’s a little like Minecraft.
The Kickstarter campaign for Hadron’s Forge runs until October 5th with a funding goal of $100,000.