Icarus, the latest survival game from Dean Hall, is quite popular. The newest smash-hit survival game on Steam is making a lot of waves. The concept of exploring a dangerous and realistic world is a lot of fun in video games. It’s even more fun with friends. Icarus being a survival game, lends itself pretty well to multiplayer. And with all that, comes a bunch of crafting and exploration to do. The crafting variety in Icarus is surprisingly huge. There are so many crafting items to gather, and things to make.
One of the most important items in the game early on is the Mortar and Pestle. The Mortar and Pestle, as well as some other items, require silica in Icarus. You will be using this item a lot when working with metals and other materials, so it’s best to rush unlocking it.
You can get silica nearby to any rock deposits above ground. Again, you’ll find silica deposits in various open areas, not inside caves. You do need some kind of Pickaxe to mine it. Be on the lookout for the bright white ore and mine it when you come across it. The Mortar and Pestle uses 4 Silica and 12 Stone to make it, so make sure to have that on hand.
So what kind of things can you make with that item? For one thing, you need to use it to combine 1x sulfur and 3x charcoal into Gunpowder. All the best endgame weapons are guns, so you need to rush to gunpowder ASAP if you plan to use it.
If you would prefer to learn, we have plenty of guides about this game. If you want to get your base set up, build that shelter. There’s some iron and steel you also want to make, as you get later into the game. If you don’t want to mess with that, try out some cheats to make things easier. If you’re into endgame crafting, items like Epoxy become pretty important.