Welcome to the Creativerse Wiki!
Creativerse is a block-based online RPG sandbox game developed by Playful Corp. The game can be downloaded from Steam free to play with optional pay-content, and is still being extended.
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Creativerse belongs to the genre of 3D-block-based block-by-block building games (like Minecraft) that was introduced by Zach(tronic)'s game Infiniminer.
Different from these games, Creativerse is a multiplayer online F2P game that you can play completely for free, but only via Steam and an enabled internet connection; it cannot be played offline. This allows players to play on any Creativerse game world without requiring the attendance of the world owner. You can still play Creativerse solo on your own password-protected game world(s) and you can additionally play for free on many more game worlds, like of your friends that shared their world's password with you, or on public worlds.
Multiplayer gameplay is supported by anti-griefing measures like claims that allow players to protect their builds from being altered, by lockable doors, by world options as well as claim options that can be set, like for disabling PvP ("on" by default) for example, and by Admin Controls for player management on your own game world/s.
Unlike Minecraft or Infiniminer, Creativerse is more of an RPG. It features 43 well-rewarded Quests that offer you a hand by leading you through the basic gameplay progress once on any game world/s you like. Creativerse is a beginner-friendly game with on-cursor designations, tutorial popups, helpful mouse-over tooltips for all items, a list of browsable help files, and a crafting menu that lists all common unlockable recipes from the very start.
In Creativerse, players can save and share builds with others via Steam workshop by using Blueprints that allow fast rebuilding with "burst fill", and can be freely customized too with different blocks/objects.
Creativerse also offers a special Adventure mode that allows all players to create their own puzzles, sight-seeing tours, stories, quest chains, roller coasters, traps, labyrinths, combat challenges and much more in "instanced worlds" for other Creativerse players to enjoy. Adventures enable you to show off your builds without needing to invite other players to your game world, and without putting your creations in danger.
Seasonal events (one month around Halloween and another around Christmas) offer optionally initiable timed events in order to collect seasonal items and recipes. Many events ask of you to defeat different types of very strong boss mobs, others might challenge you to hit targets with Snowcubes within a certain timespan, to chop down trees, loot treasure chests or to quickly reach a specific number of spawning capture points.
Login reward chests provide players with free stuff every 4 hours, often crowned with seasonal items like special potions. Occasional redemption Codes reward players for outgame activities like for watching Playful's livestreams, and different types of gifts (like Coins or rarely quite unique Costumes) can be obtained by winning one of the regular running building competitions.
While all Store offerings and Blueprint kits are purely optional purchases and won't provide any gameplay advantages (e.g. no stronger Weapons or Armor, no additional features nor any unlockable options/modes), the purchasable Pro DLC offers game-relevant additional content like a permanently available glider, a flashlight that can be switched on/off anytime, twice as much stamina (200 instead of 100), a larger inventory (20 more slots), 2 free claims on each game world, the ability to own up to 12 game worlds yourself instead of only one, and more world options to set, like passive creatures ("peaceful" gameplay), low gravity, higher spawn rates for treasures, easy or hard combat difficulty and the like.
Claims can be purchased with Coins alternatively to using ingame resources as well, and you can own more of them too if you buy them (up to 40 on each game world instead of only 10 free claims).
|Start Playing On Steam|
You can get instant access to this online game by downloading Creativerse and playing it for free on Steam.
Kindly note that there are minimum requirements to play the game that now include a 64-bit system (64-bit Windows Vista SP2, 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10). For more specs, please check them out on the shop page for Creativerse on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/280790/Creativerse/).
Creativerse is currently only available in English and is supposed to feature localizations at a later time.
You can play Creativerse for free for an unlimited time with one game world of your own that can be protected with a password so that you can play solo there and/or only with selected fellow players (up to 20 at the same time) who you can voluntarily share the password with. World options and admin controls enable you to protect your own game world from damage, while claims let you secure your own property some more.
Even as an F2P player, you aren't limited to only one game world though - you can play for free on many other worlds additionally to your own world, like on public worlds and by password-sharing on all of your friends' game worlds. You can optionally set your world/s to become public world/s without a password too if you like.
If you do not want to spend any money for special Recipe Packs in the Store, you can simply ask other players to craft Store-exclusive blocks and items for you on your own game world (you will usually have to collect all of the necessary materials at first though). An official trading forum has been created for Creativerse where you can contact friendly helpers who have usually played Creativerse for a long time and have proven trustworthy: https://steamcommunity.com/app/280790/tradingforum/ . You may also ask them for spare rare Recipes or event-specific crafts on these forums.
Creativerse is a sandbox game that does not define one specific game goal to be reached, but lets players set their own objectives. Even the quests are purely optionally, although their rewards are very useful and only few players would want to refrain from gaining them. Creativerse does not feature any achievements (yet) nor a story narrative. Instead, it offers a non-linear ingame tutorial with explanatory windows that will pop up as soon as you will discover another main game feature, and with help files that you can browse freely.
Still, Creativerse players can set themselves individual game goals.
- Completing all existent Quests is probably the most popular player goal. The first category of (tutorial-like) Quests will reward you with 350 Coins in total (for the ingame Store). All other Quests will unlock several Badges that will grant you permanent buffs for your player character - one for each Quest category that you will complete. Questing will automatically lead you through all the basic game features and all game world regions (surface biomes and underground layers alike). It will help you with crafting (or obtaining) one tier of equipment after the other (Mining Cells, Armor, Weapons), crafting the most important building blocks, objects and items like Explosives and Potions, and will lead you to encounter nearly all Creatures that exist in Creativerse.
- Another popular player-defined aim is to create Blueprints that every Creativerse player can publish and download for free via Steam workshop. Blueprints made by players and also Blueprints made by Playful can be downloaded and freely customized by anyone (simply exchange the suggested blocks and objects with those you prefer yourself) to quickly recreate sophisticated builds, complicated machines and also Arc Signs that feature decorative images. Blueprints enable you to use "burst fill" that will place several blocks or items of the same kind with just one mouse click. You can use Blueprints to buy large numbers of any placeable block and/or object with Coins to start building right away without having to collect the materials. However, you can always simply decline that offer and gather all the required resources for free.
- One more popular game goal would be besting (or taming) either all existent Creatures (except untameable event enemies) or at least the most challenging "boss mobs" that the game has to offer outside event times: Rockzilla, the giant crab that can only be summoned by building an "altar" from specific blocks, and the tough twisted "Thing" that spawns on Corrupted Blocks and can be found on the deepest world layer, the dark and poisonous Corruption layer.
- Unlocking all crafting recipes by harvesting, mining, crafting, farming, cooking and treasure hunting is another one of the optional game goals that many Creativerse players set themselves. One crafting recipe (the Super Extractor) can only be obtained from the strong Thing (or from fellow players, for example via Adventures that players have created). Several other rare Recipes can either be obtained from randomly spawning Treasure Chests or more rarely from Creatures too. Seasonal crafting recipes can only be obtained during seasonal events around Halloween and Christmas, they cannot be shared via Adventures, the rarest ones can not even be traded with other players directly, they can only be claimed for a limited timespan (like after they've been unlocked by tallied up actions of the whole community). There's also one crafting Recipe that can only be obtained via redemption Code. A significant number of special recipes can optionally be bought from the Store with Coins - these recipes also cannot be shared, but you can always ask players who have bought these recipes to craft Store-exclusive blocks or items for you on your world.
- As one of the most challenging game objectives, Player-made Adventures can be created and played by all Creativerse users for free. Each Adventure can offers its own aim/s to be achieved like defined by its creator. Many Adventures include puzzles and/or traps, others are simple sight-seeing tours of large buildings, or will lead you through labyrinths or let you ride "rollercoasters" made from Fans on Ice Slope railways, and the most popular ones even have their own interesting and creative stories to tell.
- During seasonal event times like Pumpkiru's Candy Campaign for a month around Halloween or Elfi's Toy Drive for a month around Christmas, temporary optional game goals are to be accomplished. They usually evolve around collecting rare event-related crafting recipes that can be gained by winning at "mini"-games like uncovering spies by following hints, throwing snowballs at targets or creatures within a certain timespan, activating or holding capture points or vanquishing event-specific very strong Creatures.
- Please note that there are no player-made licit downloadable Mods for Creativerse. Searching for stuff like that on the Steam workshop for Creativerse will amount to nothing. If you should ever be offered any so-called "modifications" for this free game by anyone, you need to know that these can only be hacks and could get you into serious trouble with the law if you make use of them without asking Playful first.
|Contacts and useful links|
You can ask questions, report bugs, provide suggestions for new features and/or join discussions that the developers themselves follow on the official forums http://steamcommunity.com/app/280790/discussions/0/.
The forum is well moderated and observed by community managers that help out Playful Corp. The developers have been closely listening to their player base ever since Early Access and have already implemented many player wishes to the game within a few months while they also continued to develop larger game features.
In the Steam workshop for Creativerse, you can subscribe to any available player-made Blueprint that Creativerse players can publish there for free. Subscribing will automatically download the according Blueprint to the Blueprint menu in the game and can be selected and used from there for free (you don't need to buy blueprint kits, even though they allow you to start building right away).
To find interesting Adventures, you might want to browse through the Adventure sub forums https://steamcommunity.com/app/280790/discussions/5/ or check out these winning entries for the first Adventure competition: http://www.creativersegame.com/adventures/contest.html for example.
Often, the winning builds from building contests will be collected and provided as a sight-seeing adventure too, for example http://sharing.creativersegame.com/w?k=c9305ffc6e5211e7b6aca67d838db0ec or http://sharing.creativersegame.com/w?k=518cc70831a611e78113de36410567e4 .
You can simply click the "Play Now!" button on all of these Adventure webpages in order to automatically start Creativerse and the according Adventure (if you have installed Creativerse of course).
During new updates, livestreams about the upcoming content can be viewed on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/user/playfulcorp), on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/playfulcorp) and Mixer (https://mixer.com/playfulcorp). These videos are archived and can also be watched later on. Patch notes can be viewed on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/news/?appids=280790) or in this Wiki: Release Notes.
You can find over 197,000 player-made videos about Creativerse on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=creativerse&sp=CAI%253D), like tutorials about interesting game mechanics, for example how to create images with Arc Signs, how to build "railways" from Ice Slopes and Fans, or how to build complicated machines like timers or even "screens" with moving images and the like. Sometimes, such videos might even provide you with (temporarily limited) promo codes for free items.
Again please note that this public fan Wiki is not read by the developers and you cannot contact them here!
Creativerse game worlds feature 10+ different looking surface Biomes as well as 4 underground Layers, each of which provides diverse biome-specific blocks, sometimes specific liquids and/or plants like trees, and endemic Creatures (all of which can only spawn on specific ground blocks and will provide you with crafting materials when killed or tamed) and environmental challenges like freezing cold, burning heat or poisonous Corruption.
Creativerse game worlds are not procedurally generated nor "infinite", instead they are based on template worlds in the size of 10,240 blocks long by 10,240 blocks wide and 256 blocks in height each. So you can easily compare the parts of your map that you have already discovered with the maps of the templates in the Wiki article Worlds if you want to know where you are and in which direction to go to find specific Biomes.
ArcTek Gauntlets powered by Mining Cells are the one convenient tool to equip for mining all kinds of blocks that the game worlds consist of, scooping up liquids, harvesting plants and materials (except for Ores that are won from Nodes with the help of single-use Extractors), picking up objects, as well as for pushing or even killing Creatures with a "ground smash". Equipping stronger Mining Cells enables players to dig deeper through the different strata made of increasingly harder rocks to collect rarer and better resources.
A personal Touchstone serves as the freely placeable respawn point for players and home-teleport that they can use from anywhere on the game world within seconds. Additionally to that, a theoretically infinite number of craftable and also freely placeable Teleporters ensures easy and fast travel across the large game worlds.
Crafting is a main feature of Creativerse. 343 free crafting recipes can be unlocked by exploring, digging and crafting, one by fighting or taming; and 73 more can be bought in the Store, plus 24 seasonal recipes (Halloween & Christmas) are only temporarily available (unless players share surplus ones). Players can craft and place crafting stations, luminaires, nicely designed furniture, fences, doors, windows, stairs, slopes, corner blocks, display containers, beacons, fans, machines, as well as several storage items of different sizes and designs.
Foodstuff and consumables will grant all kinds of buffs. Players can grow Crops and can then cook up to 36 types of Food from only 4 recipes by combining different ingredients. Some consumables like healing Mushrooms can simply be collected, Potions are made in the crafting menu. Players can also craft (or find) and then throw Explosives with various effects that will change the environment.
Explorers can aim to uncover the large Maps that consist of 676 areas (for each game world) throughout which they can hunt valuable findings like randomly spawning Treasure Chests with rare crafting recipes inside, or uncommon Creatures like Keepas that will drop valuable stuff. Many types of Armor, Weapons and Tools (like Extractors) of increasing quality cannot only be crafted but also rarely found in such random Treasure Chests.
The ability to fly with gliders can only be activated by buying the Pro DLC, but there's also Bat Juice, Love Potions and Blizzard Potions that can be collected during event-times and also enable flying for a limited time, however with a slightly different jetpack-like flying motion.
PvP (player versus player combat) is enabled by default. It can be turned off on all game worlds by the world owner, but can additionally to that also be either turned off or on for player claims ("on" by default too). This way PvP-"arenas" can be created on game worlds where PvP is otherwise disabled, and Non-PvP "safe" areas can be created on game worlds where PvP is usually switched on.
When "defeated" (killed), player characters will "drop" urns (called Death Statues) with either only their inventory content inside or even their equipment and quickbar-content too, depending on combat difficulty settings of the game world they're on. Player characters will respawn at their own freely placeable Touchstone and can then retrieve their Death Statues that won't ever vanish, led there by an indicator on their compass and a beacon. If PvP is enabled, these urns can be looted by the victor though. On the other hand, if the "Pro" world option "easy combat difficulty" is enabled, players will even keep all of their stuff when their character perishes temporarily.
Imaginative Creatures of 16 types in up to 42 biome-specific variations (color, size, strength, toughness) populate all areas of the game world except for bodies of liquids. Some Creatures are aggressive (however "Pro" players can set all Creatures on their game worlds to be defensive only), some are peaceful, many are capable of unique special attacks, some are rare and some are extraordinarily tough and strong.
All common Creatures can be hunted and/or tamed (except for seasonal event-specific Creatures) to become livestock to be fed and then harvested from regularly. Since Creatures always spawn on "their" dedicated natural blocks, optional artificial biomes (or "arenas") can be built for easier hunting means too. Seasonal Creatures as well as NPCs will spawn around Halloween and Christmas, while "summoning items" will become available to spawn exceptionally strong and tough event creatures to be bested.
Adventurers might want to visit the many large Caves and underground layers populated with dangerous underground Creatures. Rather dangerous animals also roam the surface world at night and even specific biomes (Canyons, Swamplands, Jungles) during the day. While certain creatures can be fought or tamed to receive rare recipes and high quality items (Things "drop" Diamond tier armor, mining cells and swords), there are also "secret" giant crabs called "Rockzillas" that can only be "summoned" by building very specific altars.
Builders can choose from a large variety of natural blocks that the game worlds are made of, as well as from a wide range of crafted colorful Building Blocks that are fully rotatable, including stairs and slopes/roofs with inner and outer corner blocks, cylindrical-shaped columns, slabs (half the size of one block), Furniture like chairs that player characters can sit on, lockable Doors, transparent Windows (that cannot be opened), colored lamps and torches of different illumination "power", ladders that only players can use, Fences with wicket gates that Creatures cannot overcome, easily scoopable and placeable liquids, lots of decorative objects, several display objects that allow to lay tables or to place stuff on wall shelves etc., glowing cubic and also flat LEDs that can be set to nearly any color and machines that allow you to create colorful images & text with signs and more.
Please note that there is no "creation mode" or "creative mode" in Creativerse yet that would provide you with an infinite number of free blocks and items. Instead, since Creativerse is free to play, an infinite number of all placeable blocks & items can be bought via buildings kits for Blueprint and more can be bought in the Store in order to finance the continued game development. However, something similar to a creation mode is currently in its planning stage at Playful Corp. as has been announced during a livestream on May 1st 2018.
"Electric" devices ("Machines") such as Switches, Pressure Plates, Number Pads or Sensors together with Logic Circuits allow players to lock/open doors, switch on lights, spawn Creatures on Mob Spawner, define custom loot for player-spawned Creatures, can make individually filled Treasure Chests appear on Loot Spawners, or can make walls, floors, blocks or liquids appear from a distance with Block Phasers, together with Sensors that will note when players or Creatures step into specific areas and can be combined with timers too.
Blueprints for thousands of preset buildings made by players are available for free in the Creativerse Steam workshop and can help you with building large structures (also together with friends) that can be customized too. You only have to subscribe to any of them in the workshop for free and you can then build these builds ingame a lot faster than usual by using "burst fill".
Building kits containing all the suggested standard blocks for Blueprints can be bought in the Store to save time, however these blocks kits can also be used for free building. You do not have to spend any money to create or use Blueprints though! You can just collect all the required materials yourself and/or you can costumize any Blueprint with any type of blocks and items that you can craft for free.
Optionally, Blueprints can be customized with placeable blocks, materials, objects and/or items in a specific amount in order to conveniently buy them via Building Kits for Coins. This means that everything that can be placed directly into game worlds (not merely into slots of display containers though) is available in theoretically infinite amounts in Creativerse. As a consequence, only Lumite Ore and every non-placeable item that is made from this rarest type of Ore is not infinitely available in Creativerse. Other than that, all types of animal drops (most of these are not placeable) including diamond equipment, every content of randomly spawning Treasure Chests (which includes several types of basic blocks too) as well as all (re)growable and renewable materials/items are "infinite" for free. Even two types of ore Nodes can be created by players freely and infinitely.
Areas can be claimed and protected by their owners with different settings like disabling fire spreading, corruption spreading or terrain-affecting explosives. "Railways" or "rollercoasters" can be built from Ice Slopes, Ladders or other blocks - optionally together with Fans. Traps and Puzzles can be created by using activation devices, trap doors, Block Phasers, Mob Spawners, Loot Spawners, SR-NOR latches with Logic Circuits, Sensors, Number Pads, Pressure Plates, Switches/Levers and much more like that.
Hints to the background story of the Creativerse universe with a slight touch of Science Fiction (Arctek technology) can be found in the shape of rare journal Notes and Data Chips in randomly spawning Treasure Chests together with other findings like rare crafting recipes, equipment, pet accessories and useful materials.
If you would like to learn more details about the differences between Creativerse and Minecraft, please click on this link to the according Wiki article: Minecraft.
|F2P and the "Pro" upgrade|
Creativerse is for free for an unlimited time and without any level restrictions. No money has to be spent to enjoy the majority of game content. The optional purchasable offers do not influence the gaming progress noticeably, cannot provide you with stronger weapons, are not necessary to build Blueprints (Blueprints are customizable in order to use free blocks) and are not required to unlock any actually game-relevant features.
The "Pro" DLC (purchasable directly via Steam, not available in the ingame Store) is the only advantageous purchasable addition for Creativerse that grants a larger inventory, more own game worlds, more world options, two more free claims; and might even give players a slight advantage in PvP combat by doubling stamina points, enabling to fly with a glider and enhancing night vision by adding a flashlight.
The ingame Store mainly allures players with fancy looking blocks, objects (like furniture) and Costumes that can be used or crafted additionally to the large free basic assortment of crafts. Free crafting recipes have to be unlocked, but not with Coins, but just by gathering specific resources in the game world for free, plus by crafting (or obtaining) free items. There is also a significant number of free seasonal recipes to be collected during event-times, and free rare Recipes that can mainly be obtained by finding random Treasure Chests.
F2P players currently receive one game world of their own where they can play solo (password protection) as well as together with any players that they will share their password with. They can set all the "basic" world options for their own game world, like disabling PvP (enabled by default), disabling the use of area-chaning Explosives like TNT, Ore Extractors and Excavators , as well as Fire spreading (enabled by default) and/or Corruption spreading (enabled by default).
"Default to Visitor" is enabled by default, which means that everyone visiting the game world cannot destroy the environment or the creations and also can neither fight creatures nor other players (even if PvP is enabled) until they are "promoted" to higher permission ranks. They can still use teleporters, open doors, use switches and number pads and the like, can loot randomly spawning treasure chests, willingly dropped player bags, loot bags of creatures (that could have drowned for example), and all storage containers as well as crafting stations and other objects with slots that are set to "everyone" ("builders by default").
Free players can additionally to that play, build, explore, craft and fight on any public world and on game worlds of their friends. They can also make their own game worlds public (open to everyone) optionally.
F2P players can create and play Adventures freely too. And they can create Blueprints for the Workshop or for their personal use, as well as make use of (and customize) any player-made and developer-created Blueprint from the workshop for free. On their claims, F2P players can disable PvP (enabled by default). They can also disable (or enable) any types of Explosives that could damage the environment/their creations, and possibly abusable game mechanics like Fire spreading and/or Corruption spreading.
The "Pro" upgrade allows players to create up to 12 game worlds of their own where they can switch on/off additional optional world options like an alternative look of the sky, making all Creatures defensive, providing low gravity to the game world, a higher treasure spawn rate, a higher plant spawn rate, reduced Creature spawn rate, hard or easy combat difficulty (additionally to the default medium difficulty), and/or the option to transfer already unlocked common crafting recipes from other game worlds. These settings can be changed anytime.
"Pro" player characters also get 2 free claims on each game world, 20 additional inventory-slots (makes 60 slots in total), 200 stamina points instead of 100, a glider and a switchable flashlight as permanent additional equipments, usable on all game worlds (except for some Adventures). More "Pro" benefits will be added for free, sometimes only temporarily, like the Ghostly Flashlight that was available for Halloween 2017.
Early backers and everyone who has ever spent money in the Store of Creativerse before August 2nd 2016 have automatically been promoted to the "Pro"-status together with release/update R33. If you are a returnee who has paid for the game in Early Access, please make sure to activate the check mark next to the "Pro"-DLC in the Steam library for Creativerse.
Players who have played for free up until August 2016 have kept all their old game worlds and have additionally to that been given one new game world. If you should now start on a new game world, you can exit the game world, click the "Worlds" button on the main menu and on the "My Worlds" TAB, then you'll be able to see and enter your older game world.