Based in The Netherlands
Grow your own farm, meet the villagers, and join friends online to build your world! Staxel is a multiplayer, farming, sandbox game that is currently in development. Experience Village Life: As the village’s newest resident there’s a lot to look forward to. The village is filled with all sorts of colourful characters to meet and befriend. Sure, they might have some favours to ask of you, but helping them out might bring unexpected rewards! When you’re not hanging out with the villagers or working on the farm, you could be pursuing a new hobby, completing one of many collections, spending your hard earned petals in the local stores, or working on improvements to the village. Your new neighbors would certainly appreciate your help! Nurture Your Farm: Put down your roots and settle into your life as the village’s new farmer. Starting out with an old, run-down home and farmland reclaimed by the wilderness, it’s up to you to turn this place around. Plant seeds, carefully tend to your crops, take care of your animals, and build improvements to your farm. Don’t forget‐if you look after your farm it will look after you! Customise Your Sandbox: Staxel is set in a voxel-based sandbox world. You can alter your surroundings in any way you like, and with a rich selection of in-game materials and a simple, easy-to-use approach to modding, you really can create your own unique world within the game. Will you grow the village while keeping its rustic charm, or take it in an entirely new direction? Perhaps you’d rather leave the village and focus on your own projects? It’s all up to you, and your creativity is just the tool for the job!
Staxel began development in 2014 after Bart van der Werf departed from his role as a programmer on Starbound with Chucklefish. Staxel started as a two-man team, with Bart as head developer and SteampunkStein as lead art designer. Along the way the team has grown and is now comprised of nine talented individuals. You can read more about the team here. Inspired by town-life classics such as Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon. These influences, combined with a healthy dose of creative vision, helped shape Staxel’s design. With the game’s development currently running full steam ahead, we expect to put out a Steam release later this year.
- Meet and befriend the villagers.
- A wide selection of hobbies to get stuck in with.
- Grow and improve your village however you like.
- A rich and rewarding farming system.
- Extensive character customisation to create a character unique to you.
- Invite your friends to join you via online multiplayer.
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- "Staxel ... is a kid-friendly game that offers plenty of depth for adults to enjoy as well."
- Jessica Conditt, Engadget
- "Staxel the Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon Hybrid Game."
- PotatoMax, MyPotatoGames
- "Minecraft Meets Harvest Moon in Staxel."
- Michael Fossbakk, Gameranx
- "Staxel: A Grow-o-Explore-a-Decorate-y-Social RPG"
- Alice O'Connor, RockPaperShotgun
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Bart van der Werf
Project Lead, Programmer
Mariana Graham (RazzleberryFox)
Ioseff (Joe) Griffith