Fireshine Games and developer Pugstorm have announced a May release date for the Paws & Claws Update for Core Keeper. This next major update for the Early Access mining sandbox adventure title is introducing pets for the very first time.
Core Keeper Paws & Claws Update
Five all-new cuddly companions are being introduced for explorers as they continue their underground adventures. The new five pets includes the waggy-tailed Subterrier, floppy-eared Fanhare, fluffy-furred Embertail, oozy Jr Slimes, and the aerobatic Owlux.
Each pet will need to be discovered and hatched. Feeding the pets grants experience which is used to learn new skills before they are brought into battle.
A brand new Meadow sub-biome full of adorable farm animals will accompany the update. Players can explore the new area to discover Moolines, Bambucks, and the crustacean-like Strolly Poly. Those who look after these animals can farm useful materials such as milk, wool, and Strolly Poly plates.
Explorers can now build to their heart’s content in the new Creative Mode. This powerful mode allows players to create their perfect underground base without having to gather all the necessary resources. Since this mode is passively-paced, there is no need to worry about enemy attacks.
The Paws & Claws Update has been the most fun update to work on yet, and we can’t wait for players to discover all the adorable animals we have coming to Core Keeper next month. The pets add a whole new dimension to the experience, and when combined with highly-requested features like buckets and rotational objects, we really hope fans love what we have in store for them with this next update.Fredrik Präntare, Chief Executive Officer & Creative Director at Pugstorm
Several community-requested features are being introduced in the update. Object rotation, a bucket, improved combat mechanics, and a new craftable glass material with refractive lighting effects are just a few of the features. A more detailed breakdown of content in the Paws & Claws Update can be found in this Steam post.
The free Core Keeper Paws & Claws Update is scheduled to launch on May 10, 2023.
About Core Keeper
Gameplay is centered around exploration of an endless cavern full of creatures, relics, and resources. The mining sandbox adventure supports 1-8 players. To unravel the mystery of the ancient core, players will need to mine, build, fight, craft, and farm their way through the game world.
Core Keeper was released in March 2022 as an Early Access title. Since then the game’s developer has released a steady stream of updates. Most recently was the special Anniversary Update, celebrating the first anniversary of the game’s Early Access release.
Earlier this year, a new content roadmap for 2023 was revealed. The Core Keeper 2023 Roadmap included many new features such as the free Cherry Blossom Festival Mini-Update. Several more updates are planned throughout the year.
Core Keeper Availability
Core Keeper is available in Early Access on PC via Humble Bundle and Steam for $12.99. Starting on May 29, 2023, the game’s price will increase to $15.99. Before the price increase, the game will have a 20% discount between May 10 and May 22, 2023.
Publisher and Developer Information
Fireshine Games (@FireshineGames Twitter, YouTube) is a global publisher of digital and physical video games. Based in London, England, the 2014 established company originally operated under the Sold Out label. In March 2022, Sold Out rebranded itself as Fireshine Games. The updated brand name that better suited the company moving forward since digital games have a difficult time being sold out.
Pugstorm (@pugstormgames Twitter) is a game development studio that specializes in pixel art games. Based in Sweden, the 2016 founded studio won a prize for their concept behind Radical Rabbit Stew. The studio went on to form a publishing deal with the then Sold Out, now Fireshine Games, to finalize and release the game. Currently the studio is busy working on their second title, Core Keeper.
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