"Marooned: Arcanus Island" is a new, and upcoming, first person survival game that is currently in development.

Marooned: Arcanus Island is a hardcore, survival, exploration game in which the player - or players (cooperative) - attempt to survive and eventually escape a lush tropical island. You must build a shelter to protect yourself from both the elements and the dangers that the island presents as well as tangle with everything from the wildlife to the islands natives. With beatiful graphics rendered using Crytek's CRYENGINE, you will find yourself immersed in this intense sandbox survival experience.




Features:
-16km² Island
-Dynamic Weather
-Day/Night Cycle
-Innovative Inventory and Crafting system
-Beautiful graphics rendered with CRYENGINE V
- Variety of wildlife and fauna
- Tribal island natives, how you react to them affects how they react to you
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News Post 19/03/16


Introduction

Hello Everyone, I know a lot of you have been waiting very patiently for this update on where things are at the moment and I hope it answers a lot of your questions.



Where Marooned is at the moment

What's been done so far

For those of you who have been following from the start know that Marooned had a Kickstarter project which unfortunately fell short of its funding mark. This was a bit of a setback however it has not deterred me from continuing with the project. When Marooned was first posted onto Greenlight, it was little more than a proof of concept tech demo with little to no gameplay implemented. Now I can safely say it's looking more like a fully fledged game complete with menus, animals, gameplay mechanics and of course the multiplayer aspect. I have added new screenshots to the gallery to illustrate some of these features, with more to come.

moddbpreview1

Player hunting a deer on the outskirts of a jungle

What there is left to do

One of the biggest qualm's I have with a lot of survival games is that once you have established your impenetrable base and have enough supplies to hibernate through 1000 winters the game starts to lose a bit of its charm. So for Marooned I'm aiming to make this a starting point for part of the experience. Once you have enough resources, it will then be time to start exploring the world, solving puzzles in lost temples, interacting with the various tribes and finally finding a way to escape the island.
In essence I want progression to be a really important part of the game. More on this in a future update.



CRYENGINE V

This is a great release for CRYENGINE which means even greater things for Marooned. For those who aren't regular followers of the engine, Crytek has released full source and shader access for the Engine meaning that some of the biggest problems I have been having with the engine I will now be able to resolve and most importantly begin working on a more interesting ocean both from a visual and gameplay standpoint, let's just say your little wooden raft isn't going to hold up well in a storm.



Why you hardly hear from me

I fit as much time as I possibly can into work on Marooned outside of that I'm busy with my final years of studying for my computer science degree as well as working a few part-time jobs. Just because I'm not on here posting frequent updates doesn't mean Marooned isn't getting any. It just means I'm busy working on it :P



When will Marooned be released?

A difficult question, I know many of you who have been following this project for a long time know I've not exactly the best with my estimations so far :). I won't go so far as to put a date on it however this year is almost certainly the year.

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Screenshot of one of the medium sized islands

I hope your looking forward to the release of Marooned as much as I am. I'll try and post more regular updates from here onwards.

~Fudsine

Marooned Announcement #2 - Now on Kickstarter!

Marooned Announcement #2 - Now on Kickstarter!

News 3 comments

I am proud to announce that Marooned is now Greenlit on Steam.

 Marooned Announcement #1 - Now on Steam Greenlight!

Marooned Announcement #1 - Now on Steam Greenlight!

News 8 comments

It's been a long year since we last spoke and things progressed a lot slower than anticipated, after all theres only two of us, but it was to make sure...

Marooned Progress Update #3 - Q&A and Available Positions

Marooned Progress Update #3 - Q&A and Available Positions

News 19 comments

An update showing our progress so far and what to expect.

Marooned Progress Update #2 - Tweaking

Marooned Progress Update #2 - Tweaking

News 12 comments

Hello again fellow castaways, it's been just over 7 months since our last progress update.

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ngbeslhang
ngbeslhang

the 3rd to 5th features is kinda like Minecraft?Well this game seems very nice,i will download if the demo/alpha is coming :)

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MartinN7
MartinN7

Minecraft didn't invent the survival genre.

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sebmat
sebmat

Completely agree with you !

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ngbeslhang
ngbeslhang

i know(and im not idiot :P)
i almost forgot the 5th feature is already exists at many games like Dead Island
the 3rd and 4th features too(GTA:SA and more?:P)
Sorry about i forgot to say these :/

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dhannemon13
dhannemon13

God looks very real :3
Tracking :D

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caseymbegley101
caseymbegley101

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then show some charect models animations in a video and the vegitation is cryengines assest all the way i pulled it up earlier and it is from crydeve not you and wow it took you 9 years to learn how to drag and drop vegetation on the terrain wow dude just wow SHOW SOME CHARECTERS ill tell you a good game thats going some where is dreadout now there going some where they have scripts and animations plots videos of these
you guys are pathetice

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caseymbegley101
caseymbegley101

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you guys need to stop getting pumped up because this dude updates every other day, from the looks of it hes using a demo engine and copy and pasting a bunch of vegitation probably developed by the engine its self or the makers, he probably dosnt even know what 3ds is and i dont see any charecters or animations vegitation and enviroment if used engine assests takes about a day this game is a lie sorry

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caseymbegley101
caseymbegley101

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also he says hes looking for only one person to do charecters and animations and that takes alot of people not just one not including the scripters do apply such method

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caseymbegley101
caseymbegley101

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ow wait the trees and grass are engine assest they were made by cry engine developers not this dude I KNOW I WORKED WITH cry engine for a year

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Fudsine Creator
Fudsine

RaZoR has responded to your misguided observations, I have deleted your last comment because the comment section is for discussing Marooned. Not advertising your own project. I suggest you read Indiedb.com

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RaZoR-FIN
RaZoR-FIN

Hello there,

Fudsine and I, have been working with the CryEngine since Far Cry 1 came out in 2004. We posted our first piece of media for this project on 12/03/12. We have since written two news articles on the project over the course of an entire year. So it would depend on your definition of every other day. As for the assets, these have been handmade and textured by Fudsine and I, As a 'lead modeler' yourself, if you look you will probably be able to tell the difference.

However we are flattered that you are comparing our assets to ones made by a company with a multi-million dollar budget and that you can't tell the difference on inital glance. Here is a side-by-side comparison for your benefit: Oi46.tinypic.com We have recently recruited a very talented character artist, who is doing exactly what the role describes creating characters and animating them.

Having spent 9 years working with the CryEngine and its source code throughout its safe to say we can handlethe scripting side of the characters aswell as the rest of the game. Thank you for your observations.

~ Co-Project Lead of Marooned: Arkanus Island

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Surrealness
Surrealness

did you make your account just to troll this game? You must be kinda mad bro...

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