Since Bonelab - the successor to Boneworks - is out now, we thought it would be a good idea to do a Bonelab Vs Boneworks comparison and see what the differences are.
It is true that new products are always better, but sometimes we don't see any significant improvements with new ones. So, let's see how Bonelab is different from Boneworks in terms of features and general gameplay.
If you are on the fence about upgrading from Boneworks to Bonelab, this might help you decide.
Bonelab Vs Boneworks: What Is The Difference?
Although Bonelab utilizes the same core gameplay and interaction engine as Boneworks, there are a number of differences. We are not going to list everything but we will highlight some of the most notable differences.
The first and most apparent is that Bonelab's realistic physics systems have been fully improved and polished in comparison to Bonelab. The graphics have also been upgraded to be more realistic and crisp. Here is a side-by-side comparison.
Second, in Bonelab, you can switch between several avatars. Custom avatar importing enables you to play through the game looking however you want, with physical statistics that correspond to your appearance. This means that changing your avatar will also change your agility, speed, strength, etc.
Another notable feature in Bonelab is the mod support, which allows players to add their own content to the game. Avatar and level mods will be available at launch, with items and vehicles coming later. Modding can be done through Unity 2021 using the in-house Marrow SDK.
According to Alex Knoll (co-owner/creative director, Stress Level Zero), the game’s material is made up of 33% user-generated content, 33% sandbox, and 33% plot. The plot of Bonelab is as follows:
Sentenced to death, you embody an outcast escaping fate. Discovering a pathway to a hidden underground research facility. A series of challenging experiments and discoveries await. A road to the truth calls from the void.
Bonelab is set predominantly in MythOS. After escaping execution (presumably in Fantasy Land), the game takes you to a hidden laboratory in MythOS City.
This laboratory contains a variety of locations, including arenas, obstacle courses, tactical trials, sandboxes, experimental modes, and user-generated levels.
To progress through the mysterious story, you must collect items, avatars, and clues from these locations.