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Marooned: Arcanus Island
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Jun 26, 2014 @ 12:40pm
Apr 14 @ 8:41am
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Co-op and Multiplayer Information
Co-op Information

A lot of people have been messaging me lately to ask if Marooned will have co-op at launch or if its something that will be added in a later update. So il clear this up here that everyone can see.

Marooned WILL have co-op supported at launch.

I can safely promise this because it is already; implemented, working and tested. Co-op lobbies will work as you might expect, you create a co-op lobby from the main menu and you invite can invite up to 3 friends through steam for a 4 player game.

Dedicated Servers

Further down the development roadmap 64 player dedicated servers will be supported.

The reasoning behined the delay for the dedicated server's inclusion is because there will be an additional tournament style gamemode for players to pit their survival skills against one another. I will elaborate more on the specifics as we get closer to the time. This is not to say that this wont be featured at launch just that it is unlikely to be finished in time. I want you all to know the focus is still on the singleplayer/cooperative experience and this additional competitive mode will in no way detract from the core experience.

If you have any questions please leave them here and il do my best to update this post accordingly.


Release date: 2015 Q2 (TBA)

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.

Engross yourself within the single-player story: as the last survivor of a boat lost in a storm, you find yourself washed up on the shore of an island untouched by modern society. With a lush and beautifully detailed tropical island and fleshed out underwater corals, you will find yourself experimenting on how to survive the multiple threats each environment throws at you.

If surviving alone is too much of a strain on your mental state, become the victim of a plane crash in an alternative cooperative story - struck down by the same storm - with up to 4 players with a different outcome to the single-player finale.

  • 16km^2 of open-world tropical island to explore including: sandy beaches, dense jungles, gloomy caves, a network of rivers and more. ( No loading screens! )
  • Dynamic weather and day/night cycle affecting the wildlife, temperature and environment.
  • Procedural volumetric cloud cover.
  • Immersive experience ( Limited visual HUD aide )
  • Cooperative Multiplayer for up to 4 players.
  • Item crafting and building construction.
  • Procedurally breakable environment, realistically destroy trees and collect resources relative to the size of the trunk you cut down.
  • Immense graphic potential using Cryteks new CRYENGINE EaaS.
  • Wide variety of both underwater and surface wildlife
  • Explore temples, shrines and ruins from long lost civilizations, solve many challenging puzzles within and loot useful rewards, though the risk is high.
  • Naturally occurring wildlife phenomenon such as adult turtles nesting and their young hatching, you can stand idly by as they run for the shore while birds swoop in or you can use the situation to your advantage by catching them with your bare hands or placing traps in advance.
  • Tribal island natives, how you react to them affects how they react to you. Observe their traditions and beliefs from afar before attempting to interact, unless they find you first!
  • And much more to come!


Marooned: Arcanus Island is currently the work-in-progress of a small team and is in its earliest stages of pre-alpha. Everything you see is subject to change and does not reflect the quality of the final product. We will have a video for you very soon and are in the process of converting our game code over to a new build so that we can legally show it to you. We are hoping you will support us in bringing the harsh and realistic survival game that everyone has been waiting for.


These are our current predicted system requirements, subject to change.

Minimum System Requirements
CPU: Pentium Dual Core E6600 3.06GHZ, Athlon II X2 260
Video Card: GeForce GT 520, Radeon HD 6450
DirectX: DX 11
HDD Space: 6.0 GB

Recommended Requirements
CPU: Core i3-2120T 2.6GHz, Phenom II X4 810
OS: Windows 7
Video Card: GeForce GTX 650 1GB, Radeon HD 7750 1GB
DirectX: DX 11
HDD Space: 6.0 GB


As a passionate modder with over 5 years of experience working with the CRYENGINE, I'm confident of my experience and am fully motivated to see this project through. Thank you!

~ Michael Crossley
Popular Discussions View All (19)
May 13 @ 4:44am
Is the game canceled? Or will you release it?
David Dazzlehoff
Mar 9 @ 11:22am
Things that (IMO) could improve the game
Aug 10, 2014 @ 8:56am
Game Graphics
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bunnygum Jun 20 @ 12:02pm 
and i wana try this out
bunnygum Jun 20 @ 12:02pm 
and one more thing is there any way that we can play this in its current state is possible? Cause i for 1 am a fan of survival games but i havent found 1 that i could stick to.
bunnygum Jun 20 @ 11:59am 
okay thanks
Fudsine  [author] Jun 20 @ 4:19am 
I don't know yet but expect it to be about $10-$15 USD
Fox_Hollow1 Jun 19 @ 9:18pm 
Yea, I'd like to know the pricing too!
bunnygum Jun 19 @ 8:11pm 
Sooo how much will this cost us. Like $4.99-$20.00 CAD
Schneule54 Jun 13 @ 2:20pm 
thanks for the quick answer :) what do you think how much it will cost? so if you know about it already of course :D
Fudsine  [author] Jun 13 @ 2:07pm 
@Schneule54 @JimboSlice its targeted for fall of this year ;)
Schneule54 Jun 13 @ 1:48pm 
when it will released? ;)
Schneule54 Jun 13 @ 9:05am 
Fudsine, i forgot you to say : I LOVE YOU!!!! :DDDD