Online crafting RPG Trove enters closed beta


If you were worried that voxels might be going out of fashion, then a) what's wrong with you, and b) don't panic, because voxel-based RPG/crafting game Trove has arrived. Well, OK, it hasn't quite arrived yet, but after its announcement late last year, a wild closed beta has appeared. A nice new trailer features all the dragons, football, futuristic racing and flying carpets you were probably expecting.

While Trove's eventual 1.0 release will be free-to-play, you'll need to buy your way into the closed beta by purchasing one of its starter or credit packs, the cheapest of which will set you back $5/£4. The main site is a little misleading about this, with no mention of the closed beta on any of the cheaper credit packs, but this blog post reveals that you can buy your way in for $4.99/£3.99. (Look for the '750' credit pack at the bottom of the page here.)

I can't say whether Trove is worth it, but the following trailer succeeded in capturing my attention—there's a hell of a lot going on there.

Trove is the voxel crafting sandbox game that lets you own a "trans-dimensional" home that persists across different servers and worlds. The team have outlined their plans for the future here.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.