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Core Keeper's ‘Shimmering Frontier’ Update Brings A Sparkling New Biome & Huge New Content to the Acclaimed Sandbox Adventure Today

'Shimmering Frontier' update adds a new biome, lots more content.

October 4, 2023

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Shimmering Frontier Update Trailer: https://youtu.be/0QnLldF4IKY

LONDON, UK – October 4, 2023 – Grab your mining picks and set out on an adventure across a sparkling new crystal biome in Core Keeper’s ‘Shimmering Frontier’ update, a major new content update for the hit mining sandbox adventure game, available to download today.

Explore a glimmering new environment and discover a shining new Solarite ore, taking your Core Keeper experience to the next level with powerful new weapons, armour and equipment. Wield the powerful new Obliteration Ray, a destructive laser drill capable of mining through walls faster than any other equipment in the game, upgrade your gear for the very first time with the build-enhancing Upgrade Station, and take the fight to the Atlantean Worm, a colossal new boss lurking deep below the Sunken Sea.

Shimmering Frontier Update – New Features:

  • New Crystal Biome – Explore a sparkling new crystal-based biome, the Shimmering Frontier, and discover exciting secrets about the origins of the ancients.

  • New Ore – Give your equipment a boost with the shiny new Solarite ore and craft a formidable new Solarite-enhanced Mining Pick, Fishing Rod, Sword and Crossbow.

  • Battle Events – Put your combat skills to the test in all-new battle events; arena-based combat scenarios where victorious explorers can walk away with impressive rewards.

  • Powerful New Equipment – Mining through the underground just got a whole lot easier with the Hand Drill, a new tool that lets explorers move and dig simultaneously, and the powerful new Obliteration Ray, a destructive laser drill capable of mining through walls faster than any other equipment in the game. Want to let in some light? Break through the ceiling above with the cave-cracking Roofing Gadget.

  • Cattle Breeding – Breed cattle to farm livestock and create your own underground paddocks. Discover a brand new cattle type: the turtley-adorable Kelple.

  • New Upgrade Station – Level up your favourite weapons and tools for the very first time with the brand new Upgrade Station. With a little help from the Upgrade Station, you can ensure your equipment is up to the challenge of the Shimmering Frontier.

  • New Weapons, Armour & Outfits – Jump into battle with the new Razor Flake, Shard Club and Slime Staff, and find over 50 new pieces of armour and equipment, including a Larva Fang necklace capable of leeching HP from your enemies, and a Trench Coat to increase your inventory space.

  • New Creatures & Enemies – Keep your eyes peeled for new enemies and creatures roaming the frontier, including the crystal-mimicking Mimite, creepy crawly Nilipede and the giant Crystal Snails.

  • Huge New Boss – Set sail towards the Sunken Sea to defeat a colossal new optional boss lurking deep below the waves: the Atlantean Worm.

  • And Much More – Discover new quality of life improvements, including performance optimisations, enhanced water physics, improved enemy balancing, new player customisation options, 6 additional Steam achievements and more.

Winner of ‘Best Social Game 2022’ at the TIGA Games Industry Awards and ‘Best Debut 2023’ at the Swedish Games Awards, and with over 1 million units already sold, 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.

Core Keeper is available now on PC via Steam Early Access. For more information, follow @CoreKeeperGame 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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