Support the alien wilderness of Icarus, humanity's biggest mistake. Survive your brutal environment as you explore, harvest, craft, and hunt to seek your fortune.
From their orbital space station, prospectors descend to the planet's surface in limited-time sessions, in the ones that learn how to survive the alien environment, complete faction missions, and search for valuable exotic materials. Those lucky enough to live to tell the tale return to orbit as veterans to transform exotic materials into advanced technology and take on even more daring descents with their newfound knowledge. Those left behind...are lost forever.
There was a day when Icarus was destined to be the second Earth, but when the terraforming failed, the The air became toxic and killed humanity's hopes of colonizing a new world. Icarus became a parody, a symbol of humanity's failure to reach the stars. However, when xenobiologists discovered the cause of the glitch, exotic matter, it sparked new interest. These priceless "exotics" ignited a gold rush that exacerbated political tensions on Earth and drew large numbers of prospectors to Icarus.
Confront and conquer a brutal PvE world ready to wear you down or break you.
Its toxic atmosphere, wildlife, and damaging weather events make it clear that Icarus is a planet with a temper. Preparation and planning are essential, whether it's setting up a shelter, finding an oxygen source, stalking your next dinner party, or stockpiling supplies to embark on a journey to uncharted lands.
Immerse yourself in a seemingly familiar, yet alien world.
First Entourage prospectors received initial mining licenses to explore more than 25 square miles of land created by the man-made and packed with hidden nooks and crannies, resources to mine and biomes to explore. Use the resources around you to survive: in every tree there is something to be found, in every rock there is a voxel to mine.
Master the three individual trees of technology: planetary technology, talents and orbital workshop.
Use the resources of the planet to create tools, structures and machines that protect you and help you in your mission. Develop unique abilities and upgrade your base talents as you gain experience on the planet's surface. Then return to orbit with rare exotic materials to create advanced technology. Choose the skills you want to develop on your next drop and the technology you want to obtain to complete missions faster, travel further, automate production, or increase your chances of survival. Each of your decisions has an impact.
There is a time limit to be in Icarus, so never lose sight of the clock and take advantage of every second.
You can choose between sessions that last hours, days or weeks. But be careful, if you don't get to your dropship in time to get back to your orbiting space station, no one will come to your rescue. Or give yourself time to build a permanent planetary outpost. Each descent has a clear objective and a time limit, but overcoming the challenges is up to you.
Your character is everything.
Learn the ins and outs of the atmosphere, challenge yourself to face new threats, and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Those who are cautious will survive, but the brave will prosper. New talents, technology, and exotic materials are available for those who dare to take the risk. Will you face Icarus with your head held high?
ICARUS is the brainchild of a team of survival game veterans at RocketWerkz, who are creating it in the beautiful city of Auckland, New Zealand.