The original FortressCraft was one of the best-selling Indie games of all time. FortressCraft Evolved grows from this powerful base, giving access to incredibly detailed and epic Creative building, as well as allowing a unique form of Survival mode.
User reviews: Mixed (521 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 10, 2013

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Feedback from the community is paramount to us! As a tiny Indie team, we haven't got the manpower or resources to make mistakes, and guidance from our fans helps keep us on track!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're hoping to be out of Early Access by the end of 2014.”

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

“It'll be polished, feature-complete and bug-free!*

*maynotbebugfree”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Creative mode is in a good state, and has a number of really powerful features. Survival is still under heavy development, but has 200-300 hours of gameplay in it at the moment. Multiplayer is our current focus, and we've been doing lots of testing of it recently!”

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

“Yes, we will increase the price of the game slowly untill we go to full price at release.”

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

“Well, I practically live on the forum...”
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June 29

Gloriousness

Some people disagreed with FortressCraft's "Glorious" rating, and you know what? They were right. They WERE right. The new 1.18 patch now offers an extensive settings menu, allowing you to tweak all of the major performance-affecting sections of the game.



Have I missed something out? Let me know!

Oh yeah - and that jet turbine will kill you if you stand behind it now.

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June 26

We've finally been rated.



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About This Game

The original FortressCraft was one of the best-selling Indie games of all time. FortressCraft Evolved grows from this powerful base, giving access to incredibly detailed and epic Creative building, as well as allowing a unique form of Survival mode. Creative Mode allows large builds to be made much more quickly, and easily then duplicated and tweaked, and shared with other users effortlessly - all this alongside the world-class voxel building experience that gamers have come to expect.

FortressCraft Evolved includes a host of new features and functionality, which will provide players with the flexibility, variety and detail to realize their wildest worlds. The creative tools will enable users to design and implement magnificent creations, in a quick and intuitive fashion, whereas the Survival mode allows players to manage the ore extraction, processing and power distribution of an entire futuristic mining operation, whilst having to survive both the elements and hostile creatures.

Get in on the Steam Early Access program and be part of the Evolution at a special discounted price! As new phases and new platforms become available, including Mac and Linux versions, the cost of access will gradually increase up to its final retail price and official launch. By getting in early, your discounted price will allow you to have the best building tools for the lowest price as well as receive all the milestones and content patches for free.

  • Participate in the Early Access to help to craft the final outcome and get a great game at a great discount
  • Create Infinite Worlds
  • Huge draw distance
  • Controllable weather events
  • Full day and night cycle
  • Full weather system, seasonal
  • Cascaded shadows
  • Easy to use UI
  • Bump Mapped Terrain
  • “Build to Me” Feature
  • “Megagrab” screenshot mode
  • Editable Signposts
  • Coming soon to alpha
  • Animated detail blocks
  • Sharable Detail Library
  • Steam Workshop support
  • Super Build Tools
  • Mac support

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Dual-Core 1.6ghz CPU
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000/Nvidia G210/Radeon HD 5450 with 256mb of RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 5000 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommended spec : Quad-Core 3.2ghz,Nvidia or ATi GPU with 3 GB, 4 GB of RAM. Additional features are available with 8 or 16 GB of RA
Helpful customer reviews
55 of 71 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
67.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Early Access Review
FortressCraft could have been a really great game, but I cannot recommend it in good faith. I say "could have been" because development has all but stopped, even though it's still in Early Access. There are currently game-breaking bugs, such as segment loading/saving errors that result in lost items/constructions, invisible walls, unloaded blocks, etc. Sometimes half the world just doesn't load and everything you've built gets deleted.

What is FortressCraft Evolved?
There are two modes: Creative and Survival. Creative is the same as any other generic Minecraft clone. Survival is a bit more interesting, and it's where I spent most of my hours in-game. The premise of the Survival mode is a mix between Factorio and Minecraft, where your mission is to basically collect resources and build infrastructure with the end goal of...automating the collection of resources to let you build more stuff. There are "plans" to include enemies/combat to give a bit more of a challenge for players who don't just want to mine. Right now exploration isn't that fun. It's a fairly bleak surface world with repetitive caverns below.

Why Should I NOT Buy This Game?
  • Game-breaking bugs
  • Lack of updates from dev team
  • Poorly thought out game elements (e.g. The math behind power delivery is completely broken. When you connect batteries, they do not share power instantly, it "leaks out" over time. Even with fully upgraded lasers, which transfer power from object to object, it's impossible to fully power the most advanced types of objects currently in game, such as MatterMovers)*
  • Fairly boring/lack of content after first few hours (Granted, that would be fine for any Early Access title, but this game has been in Early Access for YEARS now and has completely stalled)

*Note: Some of these issues have been fixed by a third-party mod, called LazyMod. Yes, a player made fixes to the game that the developer wouldn't/couldn't. The game Developer then asked the mod author on a Steam forum how he was able to manage these things...that's a bit disheartening.

Why Should I Buy This Game?
  • You enjoy automation/upgrading/resource collection
  • You don't mind weird glitches, placeholder graphics, or reverting game save files
  • You want to support an independent developer who has, in all honesty, probably lost interest in the game
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Early Access Review
AT THE POINT OF WRITING THIS THE GAME IS IN EARLY ACCESS ~6/16/2015~

This game looks and seems like it could have a lot of potential but in the current state that it is in I cannot and will not recommend this game. There is pretty much little to no content that really keeps it worth while in the current state. I played 1.2 hours of this in survival mode and pretty much just gave up on it because, for one the content that is in survival mode is little to none other then just ore automation and two once you get it all up and running there is nothing to use your precious ores that you have collected and you just feel like you have wasted time. The upgrades in the game are all still in development so you cant really upgrade anything either so you don't really win at all.

One huge mistake is they went upon development backwards in my opinion! They started the game out as multiplayer and did single player as a add on when they should have focused upon single player which would provide more things to do. Without a good single player core how do you expect to have a good multiplayer? It doesn't really make sense at all to me at least... Which makes me kind of sad cause this game looks like it has a lot of potential but in the current form I really just cant say too much good about it.

Please Dev's don't give up on this game because of all the hate! Just keep working at it :) If the game gets to a more playable and enjoyable state I will change this review! What we need is more things to craft,upgrade, and just simply do more then building a red and blue house with our buddies. If we really wanted to do that we would get together and get out the old legos from our shelf!

So overall I wouldn't recommend buying this at the current state simply not enough content and things to do!
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Early Access Review
fortress craft is intersting. there is a lot of playing around with power, ore gathering, building, temperature change and stuff. they give you a few basic machines and torches, so you can easlily last if you prioritize. upadates are kinda slow, but they are getting quicker, although i think they should have made a ton of updates long ago.
pros:
- in-game help guide for noobs
-changing of temperature, power usage, power gain, etc.
-lots-o-machines
-exploring in caves is a must, or you wont get far.
-upgrades!
-easy-to-use power exchange sytem.
cons:
-only 1 way to die
-no hostiles
-no health
-no challenge really
-upadates are hard to come by
you try it out for yourself. if there was a neutral button, i would have been pressing it
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
97.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Early Access Review
Excellent game, updates are done quite often and the developer listens and interacts with the community
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Early Access Review
I purchased a 2 pack of this game and it was worth it, me and my friend love this game it has nice graphics, large caves and a nice little challenge to it, it does take a while to get a server up because you gotta port forward and stuff and there is ALOT of bugs (my face got stuck in a wall) but what do you expect? this game is pretyy new and its an early access game! other than that, this game is super fun to play and i recommend everyone to try it
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