Early Access FAQ
Early Access FAQ

Why Early Access?

We have a great game and you have great ideas--Early Access is a platform that allows us to put those things together so you can help Stranded Deep grow to it's full potential.

What is the current state of the game?

We are close to completion with the final features being incorporated and remaining bugs being squished.
All core mechanics for crafting, building and interacting are in place and functional. Players can manage their character's vital system and accumulate resources. Every object and item in the game has a purpose and function. The world is infinitely procedurally-generated and full of different biomes. Areas are not incomplete or locked off. There are many styles of game play players can choose, like challenging yourself to survive for as long as possible in the open world sandbox, exploring every island or building the biggest home. There’s also an end-game scenario to complete and escape if you prefer an ending.
Optimization is an ongoing process We've made many optimizations along the way and have incorporated comprehensive graphics options. We are continually investigating ways to optimize and improve performance for all systems.

How long will the game be in Early Access?

The current plan is to release Stranded Deep out of Early Access in the next 12 months.
Due to Stranded Deep's success the project was expanded beyond our initial scope and we decided to add more content and features than planned due to player feature requests. We are very passionate developers and have put our heart and soul into Stranded Deep.

How often will you be updating the game?

Stranded Deep receives regular updates every month.

Will my progress be saved during updates?

We do our best to make sure updates don’t break your save games. However, if a breaking update is required we will give you plenty of notice.

Will the price change when the game leaves Early Access?

Yes. The price will remain the same during Early Access. After Early Access has finished, the final price will reflect the additional content added during development.

Can I provide feedback and bug reports?

Yes! Your feedback and bug reports are very valuable to us; please post them on our forums at: https://forums.strandeddeepgame.com. We always read feedback and take everyone's opinion seriously. Receiving player feedback is important so we can use it to improve and evolve--we will see it. We have found Early Access to be a great platform for us to add more content and balance game mechanics based on community input.