Ocean survival adventure Raft leaves Steam early access

After five years of development, Redbeet Interactive’s enormously enjoyable open water survival adventure Raft has just received its full version 1.0 release, bringing, among other things, the final chunk of its exploratory story campaign.

If the name Raft rings a bell, that might be because the game’s been around for quite some time now, having first started to attract attention as a free prototype on itch.io back in 2016.

From there, Redbeet steadily expanded on its initial release, building out the game’s core survival loop – in which players start out on a tiny raft in the middle of the ocean, hooking up foods, supplies, and building materials until their tiny vessel is a veritable sea-faring palace – in preparation for a planned commercial early access release on Steam, which finally arrived in 2018.

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