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Core Keeper Introduces Dedicated Servers & Reveals First Details on 'The Sunken Sea' Content Update

Dedicated servers added as 'Sunken Sea' content floats into view.
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LONDON, UK – May 11, 2022 – Pugstorm and Fireshine Games are thrilled to announce that a new update for Core Keeper is now available, introducing official dedicated server support to the hit 1-8 player mining sandbox adventure.

From today, Core Keeper players will have the option to operate their own dedicated servers, allowing them to host multiplayer worlds for players to access at any time. More information on how to set-up your own dedicated server is available on Steam.

Pugstorm today also revealed the first official details on 'The Sunken Sea' update, the first major content update for Core Keeper planned to release in June.

The Sunken Sea update will introduce a brand-new water-based biome to the game filled with large, mysterious bodies of water to explore and islands to uncover. Explorers will be able to traverse The Sunken Sea in boats, a brand-new method of transport introduced with the upcoming update, and encounter multiple new enemy types as they get to grips with new weapons and gear, mine new valuables and ore, experiment with new base building items and discover new fish, plants and food.

For the full reveal of The Sunken Sea update, check out the PC Gaming Show on June 12.


"We are delighted to officially introduce dedicated server support to Core Keeper and reveal the first information on The Sunken Sea update," said Sven Thole, CEO & Animator at Pugstorm. "Dedicated servers have been requested since the start of the game's launch into Steam Early Access, and we'd like to say a huge thank you to the members of our incredible community who have helped test this feature ahead of its official launch today. We're also excited to see players' reactions to the reveal of the first details on The Sunken Sea biome and are looking forward to sharing much more with players in the weeks ahead."

Core Keeper is a 1-8 player mining sandbox adventure set in an ancient cavern of creatures, treasures and trinkets. 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.

Since launching on Steam Early Access in March, Core Keeper has become Fireshine Games' fastest-selling digital title of all time, with almost 1 million players now having started their underground adventure. The game is also officially verified for Steam Deck, allowing Steam Deck users to continue their mining adventure on the go.

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 specialized in juicy pixel art games that will make your inner dog bark with joy. For more information, please visit


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, White Paper 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


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