Feel the adrenaline as you control your unique tank in multiplayer arcade action! Build your ultimate war machine from over a million different combinations. Now, will you go for the rumbling caterpillar tracks or the crawling spider legs?
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access enables us let you test Gear Up during development. We love your feedback, testing, fresh ideas and help in spreading the word. Ultimately allowing us to create a better game!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Gear Up will remain in Early Access until the game is ready for release. We expect this to happen late 2014.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The complete version will feature a full, stable build running on Windows, Mac and Linux, check out our game description further below!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Beta! We're happy to see more players joining in multiplayer battles and we are working hard to fix bugs and release Gear Up in 2014!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Buying the game right now is definitely an advantage as the prices will increase when the game is released. We plan to price the final version at $9.99 for Basic and $19.99 for Premium. We have no plans to add micro-transactions, so you'll get the full game and instant vehicle parts if you buy the premium version now!”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Get the latest news by joining our Gear Up Group: http://steamcommunity.com/games/gearup
We are grateful for all support and invite everyone to take part in the development in our Steam Group! Many suggestions and bug fixes from you have already been implemented and more are on the way!
http://steamcommunity.com/games/gearup
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"A free to play online tank battle game with lots of customization."

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December 19

Update 0.113

  • Showing a network problem symbol in-game if the primary peer becomes unreachable.
  • Increased duration of network limbo before leaving match.
  • Some changes to the twin turret hull.
  • Achievements available for all players.
  • Change to nicknames so that players with invalid characters are shown as “Invalid nick” instead of an empty string.
  • Fixed the missing powerups from Team Deathmatch on Oasis.
  • Redesigned masts so spiderlegs doesn't get stuck in them.
  • Fixed plant collision.
  • Fixed point sampling in post processing shaders – was probably causing the block bloom on AMD graphics cards.
  • Some changes to the chat box.
  • Fixed ranks of players in the in-game lobby.
  • Some changes to network and transfer of primary peer.
  • Fixed invisible containers on Construction Site and added some more ammo pickups.

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December 16

Update 0.112 C



WHAT'S NEW
  • Trading Cards: Gear Up now has a full set of Steam Trading Cards, badges, backgrounds and emoticons.
  • One extra part slot for free players who join the Gear Up community group: http://steamcommunity.com/games/gearup

OTHER CHANGES
  • Fixed script crash in DM.
  • Improved heightfield raytest.
  • No team colors in DM or for join messages.
  • Display right number of weapon thumbnails.
  • More mini-map tweaks.
  • Increased chat visibility duration.
  • Conquest towers redesigned.

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Play Gear Up: Free

  • Limited storage of vehicle parts. Can unlock same vehicle parts as paid versions, play to unlock and limited storage of parts. Try new parts by earning score and then selling owned parts.
  • Unlock 1 more storage slot for each XP level reached!

Buy Gear Up: Basic

  • Unlimited storage of vehicle parts – Collect all parts in the entire game!
  • Be ready for anything with 3 saved vehicle loadouts!
  • Achievements!
  • Unlock parts faster! (2 G-coin participating bonus)
  • Get 50 % discount for Premium version when you upgrade from Gear Up: Basic (shown at checkout).

Buy Gear Up: Premium

  • Instant access to all vehicle parts!
  • Save 3 vehicle loadouts!
  • Achievements!
  • Try new tactics in Single player bot-fights and record/take screenshots in Replayer mode!

About This Game

Gear Up is a multiplayer game where you build customized tanks and battle online opponents in deathmatch, team deathmatch and conquest. Crawl the arena in devious spider legs, escape with your trusty jetpack or serve your opponents a healthy dose of proximity mines as you design with over one million different combinations.

  • Master the art of propulsion – Will you go for the rumbling caterpillar tracks, swoop across the arena using wind turbines or let loose the smell of burning rubber with go-kart tires?
  • Adapt your arsenal of weaponry – Do you prefer the cold steel of the minigun or the heartwarming sensation of the flamethrower? Will you fall for the old world charm of a thundering bronze cannon or does the electric zapping of the tesla generator tickle your mind?
  • Wage war your way – Regardless if you deploy the body of a Russian submarine, blend into the background with stealth generators or love giving your opponents the dry taste of gunpowder with a barrage of missiles – the choice is yours to make.

Features

  • Battle up to 16 players online
  • Play Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Conquest
  • Massive customization with over one million different combinations of parts
  • Arcade physics simulation
  • Leaderboards and achievements
  • Built on in-house game engine "Traktor"

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher.
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:Any supported by the OS
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Windows XP is not supported.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 6950 or higher, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or higher.
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:Any supported by the OS
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Windows XP is not supported.
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.8.3 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB dedicated OpenGL 3.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:Any supported by the OS
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:The Mac port is in-progress and very unstable at the moment.
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.8.3 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor:Intel Core i5 2.66Ghz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024 MB dedicated OpenGL 3.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:Any supported by the OS
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:The Mac port is in-progress and very unstable at the moment.
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB dedicated OpenGL 3.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:ALSA, Pulse or OpenAL
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:The Linux port is in-progress and very unstable at the moment.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024 MB dedicated OpenGL 3.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:ALSA, Pulse or OpenAL
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:The Linux port is in-progress and very unstable at the moment.
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Early Access Review
This game combines great "cartoon-ish" graphics (which enhances the game experiences) with incredible gameplay. I would recommend this game to everyone because it is also easy to play yet fun.

The only problem is that it lacks players. Sometimes, the gameroom is actually empty. It doesn't have any servers available at times!

So I repeat, I recommend this game to everyone and people would love it!

PS. Please help spread the word about this game! :)
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Early Access Review
This is a great game.

Easy to play
Fun
Lots of potential

FREE!

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59 of 97 people (61%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Early Access Review
Better than CoD Ghosts.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Early Access Review
Alright, despite the big thumb up, let's hang a little warning sign right at the beginning:

- This game has not a lot of players...

Considering the game is free though, it won't hurt to check in does it?

Now for the most part the game is actually pretty good. The artstyle is consistent and nicely done, the balancing is adequate, the core premise is interesting and the gameplay and multiplayer-modes work fine.
The maps are slightly varied, but not numerous enough yet.

The games is "free", so of course there is stuff you can pay for. For the most part this is pretty fair though.
Free-players will start with only one tank, enough ingame-currency to buy one part and a limited capacity of parts.
Leveling up will grant more slots for parts and finished matches grant IC. All parts can be bought (and sold) without limitation, order or premium parts. Earning IC is paced fairly well, around 3 matches are worth 2 parts (if you are on the winning side), which is really really fair.

That all said, the technical side leaves polish to be desired:
The achievements don't unlock properly, it has a stability problem (lag-spikes and crashes to desktop with quite the regularity), particel-effects and effects in general sometimes just don't show up, there doesn't seem to be a proper auto-balance for teambased modes and some of the menus (the tank customization one in particular) are somewhat annoying to navigate. It IS a beta though, so I expect that to change in time.
Also the game has kind of a slow pace, so don't expect twitchy gameplay.

Overall, I'd recommend it, even just for the fact that it's a pretty fair free2play game and basically inoffensive.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Early Access Review
>Played for 5 hours with friends
>Killed tons of other players
>Got epic dragon head that shoots fire
>Killed more players
>Got legs that stick to walls
>Killed more players
>Stopped playing for the day
>Turns on the next day, it has to update
>Updates
>Login and see that everything I had was gone
>Killed more players
10/10 would update again
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Early Access Review
I dont usually write reviews but felt like i had to give this game credit where it's due.
A lot of poeple are calling this pay to win, this is not the case. yes you can pay to unlock ALL the items but you can unlock them without paying for them. You're probably thinking now that im a ♥♥♥♥♥ and that it takes months of game play to unlock them all... Not at all. Lets say for example that there is the best combination of items (turret, body, transport, gun etc) you could unlock all of those within 30 to 90 minutes of game play (depending on your skill). The restriction on the free players is that you can not have ALL the parts at the same time, you have a limited parts slots. This is a little restrictive at the beginning but as you level up you get more parts slots. I currently have 12 slots and considering a vehicle has takes about 5 parts (With some combinations you can fit more) that's room for a good amount of variation. I have also earnt more than enough of the currency to sell things i dont want and swap them out if really needed. I believe at some point i have bought all the guns at least once.

As for the game play, its quick and fluid with plenty of variation. It's true there's not many players but i have rarely had trouble finding a game and even with 2-4 people connected it's still fun.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Early Access Review
Have to change settings every time you start the game (everything, audio, video, controls) (this has been rectified), did I mention that it kicks you from the match you're in for having a bad framerate? So whenever CPU usage spikes a little bit, I get kicked from the match, and recieve none of the stuff I should've gotten (XP+magic space credit thingies). Also, pay to win players are completely invincible to new players, but since it's a free game, this shouldn't come as a shock. Also, some of the onscreen elements (most notably the in-game chat log) do not scale with the screen resolution, so if you need to run it at a low resolution, prepare to see a wall of text and nothing else. The lack of any form of matchmaking means that newbies are mixed in with hardened pros, with stock vehicles against fully upgraded beasts. Not a very enjoyable experience.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Early Access Review
It's actually really good.
The F2P aspect is all right, you can buy infinite backpack slots by using $5 or you can earn them with EXP.
Weapons and parts only take like 2 matches to grind.
Game's fun, 'nuff said.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Early Access Review
The game is very fluid and incredibly addicting...when it works. I understand that it is still in an early phase of development, and I love what I see, but numerous connection issues really dampen the experience. This issue will be resolved, but for the time being, it's a nagging issue. Still, a good game to try out, it needs a bigger playerbase and it is quite fun.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Early Access Review
I can certainly say that this game is pretty fun to play. Get to customize robots to be sent out into battle. However, I would recommend getting the Premium to get the best of the game; Gear Up doesn't do very well with F2P since they would be stuck with a non-custom-able robot that can be easily destroyed...
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Early Access Review
This game has a few good points.

Movement and guns are satisfying. Maps are nice, varied and pleasant. Radar system is nice, useful but not overly so.

This game has a few bad points that sour the pudding.

Balance is awful. You will often die in one hit to a tank that you did not even see. You will often shoot something in the back several times with no apparent damage before they turn around and one shot you. You will crash often. Setting up you tank may be a bit hit or miss. Scoreboards are not reflected well and the community is full of the standard free to play, poorly conducted fair. When I say full, I don't really mean full. As the only complaint I have that is not a early access future fixable problem is the lack of players.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Early Access Review
Things I like:
fast paced
cool art style
weapon balance

What I don't like:
scoreboard layout
team selection
chat is mixed in with event log (all white text will change anyway)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Early Access Review
i'll be honest; i thought that this was a pay-to-win game. it's not. it's awesome.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Early Access Review
It is a really fun game to play with new people and friends alike. Though my computer's specs are quite low, I can still run it on lower resolutions and enjoy the game. The customization is very nice with lots of interesting parts for all of your building needs and many different play styles.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Early Access Review
I will review this game with some simple pros and cons
pros-
cheap
not pay 2 win like most free 2 play games
many types of items allow for advanced vehicle customization

cons-
bugs
not very good optimization(don't play if you have one of those half GB intel graphics cards)

overall 7/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Early Access Review
this game is really cool, it works very well considerings its still in beta
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Early Access Review
Amazing game! No bugs that I've seen and beautiful graphics. The starting weopon is powerfull (which makes it good for newcomers) but not OP this game is great and its free! The developers did a good job, keep up the good work ;)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Early Access Review
This game is great. I believe including a tutorial or an explanation as to how you obtain money and experience would improve this game immensely. More people need to play this game.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Early Access Review
So I was able to play this game at one time but now I get booted because I do not meet the required frame rate... even on lowest settings. My guess is that this is a CPU intensive game and not GPU intensive. I usually have no problems running any game at highest settings even though my CPU is a little dated, my GPU makes up for the difference.

My current desktop rig:
Phenom IIx4 810 CPU
Radeon R9 280X GPU

For anyone like me running an older CPU, I cannot recommend. For everyone else, it was otherwise a fun game when I could play it!

Additional note: Being that this is still early access, I'm gonna keep my eye on this game and wait to reinstall this when it has been optimized to run a little better... or when I upggrade my board and CPU. Which ever comes first.
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33 of 62 people (53%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Early Access Review
July 7th 2014- As it is currently I cannot reccomend this game. It's got horrendous balancing issues, some parts are outright useless, and the general optimization of the game is severly lacking. Not to mention some games you won't even be able to join because a few random people have bad connections so the lobby won't launch. The community for the game is virtually non-existant, you'll only find 4-5 games if you're lucky. The supposed "team balancing" seems completely randomized as you can't see other people's ranks or gear meaning any chance of being on teams with a friend are basically futile. The game isn't all bad, and it does feel great to control at times but as of current the negatives outweigh the positives for me. I'll check in every now an then and update this if it changes, but as of right now if you're prone to aggravation or looking for a game to team up in, I'd avoid this one.
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