The original FortressCraft was one of the best-selling Indie games of all time. A unique blend of Voxel Landscapes, Tower Defense, Crafting, Logistics, Exploration, Combat and Assembly Lines.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (986 reviews) - 76% of the 986 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 9, 2015

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February 6

Saturday Streaming

Not me, no, I have guests over next week and my house needs a serious tidy, but there's always someone streaming FortressCraft - always great if you want to learn some of the more complex parts of the game:

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January 29

Patch 4 now available!

It's the 29th of January - boy, a lot has changed since the 27th of December!

So, just to get this out of the way - Here's my Patreon. If you're lovin' the new features and patches, please consider donating. It helps out massively, and means I

can continue to produce content for the game. ON WITH THE PATCH NOTES!

Ok, first off, here's the stuff you REALLY need to know:

  • Research Pods now requires 6 plates and 2 PCBs, making automation dead-easy. You HAVE to automate them now, no more hand-crafting.
  • Smelters can now collection power through the attached Forced Induction Kits; there's also MK4 and MK5 induction kits for super-fast Ore loading.
  • All new Ore Ping graphics for T2 materials; you can also craft Hardened Resin Pings.
  • Turrets have got some tactical readouts; either press E when looking at them or left-ctrl on the HoloBase to view range.
  • Added Motorised Conveyors for super-fast emptying of Storage Hoppers. Conveyor Filters and Advanced Filters have been improved substantially.
  • Added Plasma-Imbued Cutter Heads. These give 100% resources for 2500 ore, at a 400% collection rate! To be clear : THIS cutter head DOES increase the ore rate, MASSIVELY, but only for a SHORT period of time.
  • Remember you can automate the fitting of cutter heads by putting them in a Remove Only Hopper.
  • Added Coal Enricher - Enriched Coal gives double Power Per Seconds to PTGs! (But not the CPH. Stop trying)
  • Completely rewords the way Missiles work - they're at least a million times more awesome, and much easier to make, too!
  • Added Plasma-Imbued warheads, doing TRIPLE damage!
  • Added Armour-Piercing warheads, doing NINE-times damage!
  • Organic Panels now collect at night!
  • You can't break Multiblock machines by accident (well, unless you fell asleep on the keyboard)
  • You can't select a torch when inside it!
  • TONS AND TONS of multiplayer fixes, and a dedicated server too! (Windows 64 bit only for now)
  • Added a Server Monitor machine to build and see what the server's up to!
  • Scrolling Text everywhere! It's great!
  • Loads of upcraft receipes! Get rid of those T0 Lasers!
  • New textures! Models! Icons! Sound effects!
  • Loads of skins! These give you a player skin AND an ARTHER skin AND a spiderbot skin! Type /skin <number> in the chat screen (Enter to chat)
  • Rebalanced Research Points! No-one will ever run out again!
  • Loads and LOADS of optimisation and clever-ass performance boosts!
  • Loads of improvements and additions to the handbook!
  • Added AFK mode! best for streamers, but cool for everyone! Type /AFK in the chat. Press B afterwards for the best effect, then WSAD to cancel
  • All multiblock machines have had loads of visual improvements.
  • LOADS of dynamically-loaded textures should reduce the memory footprint of the game loads!


Full patch notes here

No pictures. Go look at the last post for those.

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Update - Ready your gear for the invasion in the new addicting Survival Mode!

Get into the game with the newest updates to FortressCraft Evolved's new SURVIVAL MODE! Crash land on an alien planet, construct advanced power networks, research and deploy new machines to manufacture equipment, supplies and defenses. Survive the depths searching for rare elements and components to upgrade your armament, readying your base for the onslaught of the looming alien hordes. Grab a friend and work as a team to beat the odds!
Survival Mode adds a captivating and addicting Tower Defense game to the ultimate voxel universe of Fortresscraft. Will you be the first to power your orbital station and escape from this twisted planet?

About This Game

FortressCraft Evolved’s Survival Mode is a unique-blend of Voxel Landscapes, Tower Defense, Crafting, Logistics, Exploration, Combat and Assembly lines. Players begin by crash-landing on a strange alien world, left with only a small handful of starting machines. Using hand-held scanners they must locate ore resources, place down Ore Extractors and Conveyors to automate the raw material back to the Smelter; take the fresh ingots through multi-machine assembly lines, followed by researching new technologies that help them explore thousands of meters below the planet's surface.

An advanced HoloBase allows players to keep an eye on their factory which they must defend against waves of alien attacks with multiple tiers of missile and energy turrets. To survive they must continue to develop new and unique power systems, from solar energy to Jet Turbines, culminating in crafting an Orbital Energy Transmitter thousands of cubic meters in size, to beam power off-planet, and start the next phase of the game.

And all this with an enormous draw-distance, scalable gameplay engine that is equally at home on high-end or low-end computers, and full multiplayer support! This does not even factor in all that you can do in the Creative Mode whose only limits are your time and imagination. With an array of Super Build Tools and a high-resolution Custom Detail Block Workshop players can build anything and on a massive scale unseen in other games.

  • Experience the largest worlds ever seen in any computer game - ever!
  • Create a futuristic mining operation consisting of thousands of huge machines.
  • Full Tower-Defense style combat in a voxel universe.
  • Use hi-tech machinery to locate and process resources from thousands of meters away.
  • Explore thousands of metres vertically, overcoming ever-more difficult challenges.
  • Official Texture Pack and Mod Pack support
  • State of the art lighting and shadowing, utilising high resolution maps for machinery and environment
  • Innovative“Build to Me” Feature to facilitate rapid, accurate building
  • Shareable Creative Schematics
  • Super Build Tools allowing instant creation of primitive shapes

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: XP and up
    • Processor: Dual-Core 1.6ghz CPU
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000/Nvidia G285/Radeon HD 5450 with 512mb of RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5000 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Additional features are available with 8 or 16 GB of RAM
    • OS: 10.7 and up
    • Processor: Dual-Core 1.6ghz CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000/Nvidia G285/Radeon HD 5450 with 512mb of RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Additional features are available with 8 or 16 GB of RAM
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Dual-Core 1.6ghz CPU
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000/Nvidia G285/Radeon HD 5450 with 512mb of RAM
    • Storage: 5000 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Additional features are available with 8 or 16 GB of RAM
Helpful customer reviews
47 of 50 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
382.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
How best to describe this game. Take the technic mod from Minecraft and make it 100 times better.

This is one of those games that are pretty simple to figure out, but as you progress it gets a bit more complicated. Mainly this game is all about logistics. Getting resources transported from your mine to your base so you can smelt it and make new items and do research. All while defending your base from aliens that attack you if your base threat gets over 100%. If you like a game about logistics you will love this game. At first it starts off very slow and you manually do everything, but as you progress you start to automate. It is when you get to the point where you start automating everything where it can either be a whole ton of fun or a logistics nightmare. You have to make sure you have enough ore coming in to feed your smelters. So you are always looking for new veins of ore to tap and send up to your base to be smelted. Plus having to figure out how to get power down to your mine and also keeping a nice design of your base.

One thing to remember is you can just about move anything except for the CPH and the research station. So don't be afraid if you build your base one way and want to change it later. I have done so many redesigns to my bases because I didn't play far enough ahead and had to tear most of it down and rebuild it.

I am not going to do a Pro's and Con's list. Because it is still in early access and things change almost on a daily basis. Also remember that this game is early access and things do change.

Overall it is a very enjoyable game and I have put in tons of hours into it and I am looking forward to new things as they get added so I can implement them into my base design.

I do recommend you run the Bleeding Edge beta if you are planning to play it because it has all the newest stuff in it.

Also the Dev is really awesome and have talked with him several times and he loves input about the game. I stream this game and he has watched my stream several times and has even helped me out a few times because I didn't have things setup properly and he walked me through it. He talks with others in chat in the stream and answers questions people have. This is the first time I have actually seen a dev actually watch a stream of their own game and ask for feed back from those watching and from the person streaming.

My overall opinion of this game is grab it. It is ton of fun and you can also play with friends (just gotta open up a port on your router). One of the few games out there that is truely Co-op.
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
188.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
FortressCraft Evolved is the love child of Minecraft and Factorio. It's done beautifully well. It gets daily attention from the developer. adding new content and making improvements. It's incredibly stable - nearly 50 hours of play and no crashes/issues. It's definately worth picking up.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
653.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
I love this game.

Minecraft style world filled with factory building, power building, laser power routing, base defending, and ore collecting/smelting .


Reliable developer, makes on average 20 updates every month. I usually check every 2 days to see whats new. New machine blocks, new weapons, new systems, new additions to old machine blocks, truly meaningful updates.

No micro transactions, no BS, just a real game.

If you have any interest in this style game, buy it already.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
I love how this game is sort of Sci-Fi and Minecraft mashed together. For Sci-Fi and Minecraft lovers, this game is for you. Plus, climbing mountains is twice as easy because you can press F while looking at a mountain to launch a grappling hook. Whoever made this thing, ultra thumbs up.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
27.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
This game may start off slow. I mean seriously, you don't have a giant base to help you there, but, as you progress, it just gets insanely interesting and automated, for those of you that know what Sky Factory is, kudos, but this is sky factory on an intirely new level.
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