‘Core Keeper’ Biggest Update Yet ‘The Desert of Beginnings’ Introduces Karting & Bug Hunting

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Get behind the wheel, drift across desert sands and leave your friends in the dust in Core Keeper’s biggest update yet, The Desert of Beginnings, launching November 10.

Available as a free update, The Desert of Beginnings is the second major content update for Core Keeper following its launch into Early Access earlier this year. Featuring the brand-new ‘Desert of Beginnings’ biome, new ‘Molten Quarry’ sub-biome, an array of exciting new content, including new enemies, weapons, music, base building options and a major new feature – karting – The Desert of Beginnings introduces more new content than ever before.

Discover the new Galaxite ore, build a Galaxite workbench and craft three variations of go-kart, a brand-new vehicle type that explorers can use to traverse the desert sands at high speeds. Dash across the desert to outrun your enemies, or meet up with friends and head out on an off-road adventure together.

While on your journey across the desert’s scorching dunes and ancient tombs, grab the brand-new Bug Net and go insect hunting, catching small beetles, larvas, fireflies and other friendly critters to display in your game world. With 12 new critters introduced in the update, be sure to explore each of Core Keeper’s biomes to find them all.   A range of new weapons, gear, tools and fish will also be available as players challenge themselves to defeat two new bosses: Igneous the Molten Mass and Ra-Akar the Sand Titan. Plus, several community-requested quality-of-life improvements will be introduced, including Steam Achievements; the ability to fish from boats and minecarts; clickable recipes to add ingredients to the cooking pot automatically; and the option to destroy, pick up and place a selection of larger world objects.

“The Desert of Beginnings is by far our biggest update for Core Keeper yet and the one we are most excited for players to discover,” said Sven Thole, COO and Lead Animator at Pugstorm. “We have been listening very closely to what players enjoy the most about the game, along with what else they would like to see included, and believe we have come a long way to delivering on that with this update. We really love the new gameplay opportunities the go-karts provide and cannot wait to see how the community reacts to it.”

Core Keeper is a 1-8 player mining sandbox adventure set in an ancient cavern of creatures, treasures and trinkets, with over 1 million players having already started their journey underground. Mine relics and resources to build your base, craft new equipment and survive. Defeat giant monsters, discover hidden secrets, farm crops, go fishing, cook new recipes and explore a procedurally generated underground world to unravel the mystery of the ancient core.

Core Keeper’s Creepy Costume Party, a Halloween-themed seasonal event filled with spooktacular surprises and eerie excavation, is currently live in-game until November 5, where players can unlock a range of rare Halloween outfits. An additional seasonal event is also planned for December.

Core Keeper is available now on PC via Steam Early Access. For more information, follow @CoreKeeperGame on Twitter and join the discussion on Discord.  

About Pugstorm
Pugstorm is an award-winning development studio specialising in juicy pixel art games that will make your inner dog bark with joy. For more information, please visit pugstorm.eu.

About Fireshine Games
Fireshine Games is a global publisher of digital and physical videogames based in London, England. Originally established in 2014 under the name Sold Out, Fireshine Games works with studio giants such as Team 17, Rebellion and Frontier Developments as well as introducing new indie dev studios to the world like Pugstorm, Stonewheat & Sons, Spiral Circus, ColePowered Games and many more – publishing for physical and digital distribution. Fireshine is also part of the EG7 group of companies. For more information on Fireshine Games and its upcoming titles, visit the official website at fireshinegames.co.uk.  

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