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 (492 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!*


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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April 29

1.16c Survival Update

I received a lot of 'WHY HAS SURVIVAL NOT GOT ANY LOVE?' messages, so these are the major specific, Survival-centric fixes from the last patch:

  • New T2 and T3 Induction systems
  • Chargeable Explosives
  • Research Tree entirely rewritten to be much more friendly to new players
  • Added Crystals and Focussing Lenses to allow tweaking of your power network
  • added the Logistics Hopper to help speed up automation for new players.
  • Added intro UI with pre-game terrain generation. Dropship pilots have received their flying lessons and will no longer miss the ground when crashing.
  • All Machines and items show now have correctly coloured tiering, which follows the Warcraft/Borderlands colouring scheme, White, Green, Blue, Purple, Orange (To remember this - When Grandma Burps, Patrick Obeys)
  • Laser Power Transmitters now have much better readouts.
  • Moved Machine Components behind research, to avoid confusing new players

There's about a million other Survival and Creative fixes, available here in all their glory :

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April 1

1.16 now available for everyone - NOT AN APRIL FOOL'S JOKE EITHER

Version 1.16c : 1st April.

It's been a long time coming - apologies for letting Real Life issues get in the way, but just occasionally nothing can be done. Rest assured I never want to let 3 months happen between major patches again!

Summary :

  • A bazillion fixes
  • 18 new Creative blocks
  • Copy/Paste rewritten and hundreds of times faster,
  • New T2 and T3 Induction systems
  • Chargeable Explosives,
  • Research Tree entirely rewritten to be much more friendly to new players
  • Added Crystals and Focussing Lenses to allow tweaking of your power network
  • added the Logistics Hopper to help speed up automation for new players.

As ever, full details can be found on the forum :

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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

    • 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
33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
66.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Early Access Review
This game is voted more negative has it should be. It's quite interesting and plays like a big Minecraft mod but without the normal Minecraft features. It has many flaws, some easy ones like lack of help at the beginning and some bigger issues.
Things that could be better:
- needs cables. Using batteries as a replacement for cables for small distances is expensive at the beginning and also quite inefficient. The laser energy transmitter are bad for diagonal stuff. There should be cables for medium distances.
- big lack of reasons to do stuff. You are only playing to produce more ressources to build more machines to produce more ressources... (minecraft and other games are having the same issues though)
-- there should be more survival in there. There's only energy and temperature, build a solar station and you are fine forever. Needs food and the need to hunt creatures and build farmes. Creature breeding would be nice too, they could give ressources needed to craft stuff.
-- there are some creatures in there like those rock morph things but nothing that does anything or is useful. Some creatures should be hostile. It's interestingly scary to go deep but there's not really a reason besides sound and grapic effects.
-- there could be more interesting stuff deep down. Like stronger creatures who need better weapons. Like Minecrafts nether or ender world. The "goal" of the game would be to get super deep to the strongest creatures and best materials, build the best equipment and fortify a base in the hostile environment.
- the weather. It's snowing all the time and snow everythere, that's depressing. Needs some sun and grass.
- there's no reason to be on the surface. You are either deep down sitting in your hole, basement dweller style or at the ever snowing and depressing surface. Watching your machines doing monotone stuff makes the world feel even colder.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
174.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Early Access Review
Note: This is an Early Access review and may not reflect the finished product.

After spending aproximately 170 hours in FC:E I feel that I am able to give a fairly accurate review of the current state of the game.

FC:E basically has two modes to play in; Creative and Survival.

The game looks and feels very similar to many other voxel based games out there - notably Minecraft. However, FC:E stands out from the crowd due to the rather powerful tools that are available to the player. The various tools that you are able to use allow you to make very large and very intricate creations. Copy/Pasting sections of the world can be done very quickly and the ability to create your own blocks using the ingame workshop function allow a level of creativity that has not really been seen in such voxel games previously. I myself have not spent a huge amount of time in creative, however from the limited hours I have put in it became clear rather quick that those who enjoy the freedom of making anything they want will really benefit from these tools and this level of freedom.

Here's the mode that has stolen a huge amount of my time. In basic terms the survival aspect draws many of the gameplay aspects of those in Minecraft - mining, resource management etc. but here's where FC:E does it differently. A huge focus of FC:E's survival mode is based upon automation and logistics, creating large transport, mining and power networks to build a base and gather resources.

The blocks that exist in the game all have useful functions and although can be a bit daunting at first, are quite easy to use and options for creativity open up once you get the hang of things. If you've played anything like the Feed the Beast modpacks for Minecraft or Factorio then this is the game for you.

Current state of the game
As far as I am aware the engine for this game was built by the developers themselves, allowing them to tailor it to suit the needs of a game like this. It's definately not perfectly optimised, but I have certainly seen worse and the development team are constantly working to improve on this as well as fix bugs, this is to be expected in an Early Access game.

There's a decent amount of content in the game to allow you to spend quite a few hours building and creating what you want. The development cycle is quite fluid and the creators are quite active on the forums, responding to questions, asking for feedback, addressing issues etc.

Mobs and combat are the next big thing to come, which will add quite a bit in terms of gameplay as you will need to defend your base and resources.

Multiplayer in Creative is complete and as far as I'm aware pretty free of bugs. Survival Multiplayer is currently in a working condition although there are some bugs still to be ironed out, but as mentioned previously the devs are quite open and transparent about this and work on this is constant.

Overall I believe this game is a steal at it's current price. Judging from what is already in the game and what has been discussed as the future of FC:E on the forums I really think this game sets itself apart from all the Minecraft clones on the market.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Early Access Review
Awesome game, so much better than similiar block style games. only downfall i see is the way it constantly has to load the world around you. Still new to the game but loving it so far.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
165.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Early Access Review
This game gets regular updates but man does it take forever. You might as well check in every 3 months to see a few new things added. What they do add is nice but once you have played the game, content isn't being added in fast enough to keep playing.

Right now it's
1 collect resources
2 automate resources
3 make more efficient resource collection
4 wonder what was the point because you don't actually do anything with it in the end.

Overall a good game, worth a buy, but it's a play and forget kinda game.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Early Access Review
i didnt like the look of the game put i decided to try it out since it was on sale, so far i have really enjoyed the game and i think you shouldnt judge a game buy its trailer.That is why i recomend trying the game out to see if you will enjoy it!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
201.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Early Access Review
This game is fun to play around in as you can see by my amount of hours I have logged so far. At the moment the player just has to worry about building, gathering resources, and surviving the environment. However, in the future there will be hostile mobs added to the mix along with some other interesting little things that will serve to challenge the player(s) and their survival.

The Devs are pretty active in the forums with the communitite and answer our questions for the most part. They also will use ideas and thoughts we have for the game if they like them and will add them to the mainstream game if it is feasable to do so.

The only down side to the game for me honestly is the lack of things to fight while playing and no defenses that work at the moment. Thought I know that will change when they get to adding these features.

Overall good game with a lot more to be added as it develops.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Early Access Review
Saw this game was 75% off and I decided to take a chance and purchase it... Best darn 2,50$ I ever spend. even at 9.99$ its worth the buy if you into the minecraft type game... This game is more complex. Plus there's allot a feature that would of been nice for minecraft.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Early Access Review
Pretty nice game, graphics are pretty good, good factory system for mass production, really neat to watch once all your machines are set up, creative and survival both have a decent amount of stuff ♥♥♥ of right now, a little difficult starting out, but a few play throughs and fooling around should let you get a hang of it, updates aren't to slow if you opt in for the bleeding edge.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Early Access Review
Had the potential to be a pretty good game.
Cool technology to gather resources, but that's about it.
Has lots of bugs and developer seems to have given up on it. Last two patches I haven't seen any of the bugs I encountered disappear, Seems as though none of the changes actually took place mentioned in the changelog.
Had this game for about a year and only seen the 1 update. Disappointed cause I bought multiple copies for friends when it came out. Would not recommend it.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Early Access Review
Really fun!
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83 of 111 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Early Access Review
Brilliant concept and tons of potential, but has failed miserably.

Bought this game over a year ago. Nothing has changed. I saw the devs update less and less. Then Nothing. Then almost Months later come back screaming "where not dead!!!!." with no updates since then or anythign else done.

Its my assumption this game is dead.

Sure, some fun things to do in creative, but i bougth this for survival. And so its unplayable. So many bugs and glitches. You dig a hole and the wall disapears or you fall forever. Dig a deep hole to mine. No simple later to climb your way back up. Just that grappling hook which is ridicously stupid since you will grab a wall and will just fall instead of holding onto the ledge to regrapple to the next higher area.

No enemies even though they sit there. You can't find any specific ore, or be able to access the ones you need.The robots or other tech to help you gather the resources don't work and create a really big irritant.

I spent majority of my time running between sites trying to repower them so they could work a little more.

Then you die by freezing to death. Go underground Freeze. Search for deposits, Freeze. Lose your energy, Freeze. No way to locate your base? Freeze. Repower yourself and end up burning yourself Alive.

Speaking of which, No compass or way to find your base again! Yes the map is small (which is another issue), but you can't find your base, because everyhting looks the same.

The map is small and you can't find any materials you need. I kept digging and digging, not a single material i needed (Lithium) *cough* *cough* could be found.

I thougth this game would feature defend you minning base or somthing cause aliens will attack. Nope....

And oh yes the UI.... Looks like a kid in HS made it. I mean its bad. Majoirty of the items in your inventory don't have images. Half the items don't work. and when would I make more than one item at a time? unless I'm in creative mode where I'm just messing around.

At that point its boring to me. Sure maybe for you artsy ppl this is great. but for me its a waste of time and I find no entertainment out of it.

Overall, A great concept. But executed so poorly and lacks so many updates. it is the worst game on my steam account.
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87 of 128 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
83.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Early Access Review
Watch out! This is an actual review with actual details about the game and such. you may not want to read this. I know most people like to read / write reviews that only gives 1-2 vague sentences about the game.

I’ve been playing FortressCraft for 4 years now. I originally bought FortressCraft on the Xbox when it first came out back in April of 2011. I have played the Xbox hundreds of hours and have been there through all of its development. I can sit here all day and tell you all about the Xbox version too, but this isn’t about that version, this is about the evolved FortressCraft, FortressCraft Evolved.

FortressCraft Evolved isn’t a port or a remake of the original FortressCraft, it’s a reimagining. The game has been completely rewritten from the ground up using Unity as the game engine (They were using XNA framework on the Xbox).

This review is of version 1.15d. I’ve owned FortressCraft Evolved on Steam since the beta for the pre-alpha (You had to know someone to be able to play it, wasn’t available for purchase on Steam yet; It was hidden).

There isn’t one currently, unless you count the 2 paragraphs of text in the help menu.

Main Menu:
Currently, the main options in the main menu are the 'join multiplayer server" option and the world select option. You can create and select at least 10 worlds currently. You may be able to make even more than that, but I have never had need for more than 4 worlds at a time because the creative worlds are so large, I can just go find another place and start building.

The graphics are great. There are shadows and mist, and dynamic colored lighting. The textures are HD and the models are very good.

You can change the resolution of the game, whether it is full screen or not, and the quality of the graphics.

I read a lot of reviews that say the controls are horrible and this and that and I don’t know about them, but I don’t have any troubles at all. You move with wasd and any command you need to press ‘on-the-fly’ are all within reach of your left hand. Keys that aren’t are things such as: The Help Menu (h), Toggling the headlight (L) (which requires power and glow sticks are better (g key)), Inventory (i), and that is it.

As for creative, you will have to use the F9-F12 keys to use the special build commands, such as super build and copy / paste.

Any complaints about the buttons being in a bad place are really rather dumb though as you can customize any button. When you first launch the game, a configurator appears and you can scroll through every ‘control’ and change the key and also change / set a secondary key. Don’t like the “Toss a glow stick” key being G? Change it.

You can also change the sensibility of the mouse in both the X and Y position and you can invert it.

The game does have a few bugs and mishaps, but as far as playable, it is very. I can get on survival mode and play for 5 hours straight and have almost no issues. Almost all bugs are found pretty quickly and are reported to the developers who are actually pretty active. For an Early Access game, I would say it is high on playability. Is it perfect? No, but it's...EA...

You can not change worlds without exiting the game. This will be changed before it leaves EA though.

You can not change the graphics and controls in-game, only in the startup menu. This does not include sensitivity.

Creative mode:
This first mode is creative mode. This mode has transformed a lot over the years and I think the best thing about creative mode are the custom blocks.

Custom blocks allow you to create...custom blocks. You create what is called a ‘workshop’, which is a hollow cube that is 2x2, 3x3, 4x4,..., and 8x8. You can place blocks inside the workshop, like normal, but once you leave, anything inside of the workshop will be compressed to a single block and you can then go and place it and use it. Check out the 13th picture in the Steam picture roll for the store page to kinda see more about what I’m talking about (The train).

The other special feature about creative (and is in survival) is called build-to-me. You hold down control and click on a block out in the distance, and it will build the block all the way to you along the axis. This feature is amazing and I wish more games had it.

The other two nice features about creative are super build and copy and paste. Super build is kinda like WorldEdit (the Minecraft plugin) but way better. You can see what the build will create in real time and you get a simple GUI to customize the super build you are about to make instead of typing a bunch of complex commands. You can build a sphere (you can edit the radius), a rectangle (you can edit the width, height, and length), and a cylinder (you can edit the radius and height). You can change the size from 1 to 64 and you can make it hollow or solid. You can also make it build with the selected block, or you can change it to dig, so it will essentially add air as the block.

Copy and paste also works sorta the same as WorldEdit. You select one corner, then you select the other corner. You then get like a preview type of a thing and can see exactly what you just copied and what you are about to paste looks like. You can rotate your paste and see it rotate in real time. You can simply press the paste key and it pastes. You can paste the same object as much as you like, it doesn’t go away after the first time. You can also save what you have copied and the developers have said that they will one day add a workshop where you can upload the copied items to.

As for blocks, there are over 200 different blocks you can currently choose from.

A REALLY nice feature they added recently is called the paint gun. Some of the blocks are ‘paintable’. You can change to the paint gun and change the colors of the R/G/B. There are 16 of each color, so you can make a wide range of colors. You point and shoot and the colors of the blocks will change (but keep the texture). The feature is topped off with the fact that you can point at the block and middle click, and the block will be selected as your current block and keep the color that the block is painted.

The last significant feature is the Storm Staff. With it, you can use the scroll wheel to select different features and: change the time of day, make it sunny / thunderstorm, and spawn a meteor that starts in the sky and crashes and explodes wherever you point the staff. The latter is super cool to use and spamming it creates an awesome lag fest of awesome and explosions.

As a final note, the world goes 1,000 light years in all directions. This is different in Minecraft because Minecraft only goes about 1 million in length / width and about 128/256 in height. Another note is that while the world is still 1,000 light years down in survival mode, once you get at about 5,000 depth, the world gets super hot and you will die from hyperthermia.

Survival mode is totally unique and really awesome. It has machines, kind of like Tekkit, but not really. When you start, you start off with a way to generate power, a crafting table, a smelter, and an ore extractor. Instead of health, you actually have power. If you fall, you lose power and depending on your conditions, you lose power more quickly.


As it turns out, my review is too long. If you want to view the rest, check out this thread I made:
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43 of 56 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
146.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Early Access Review
I really want to recommend this game because I like it a lot, but I can't...

I have this game from 3 Oct, 2014 that's exactly 6 month (first review 4 April, 2015)
Bought this game for survival, but I did not get what I was expecting from survival game, when I started playing, it was interesting and fun to build all automation but sadly that's all you can do in survival. There is no challenge in survival mode. Only one type of biome and annoying snow that you can't turn off.

In 6 moths developers added:

Added Multiplayer for survival (I'm not interested)
Changed some item crafting balance after every update (useless updates in my opinion)
Improved UI (still not good enough)
Added short Help how to start in survival (for new players)
Added new ores/crystals (nice)
Added new items for auto sorting and storage (still needs a lot of work)
That's all I can remember...

Why I can't recommend this game:

Lack of content and things to do in survival.
Game development is to slow (my opinion)

P.S, It's not minecraft clone, if you like voxel games and decide to buy it have fun with it but do not expet much from it. In my opinion survilal is still in alpha stage.
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125 of 197 people (63%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Early Access Review
Just no.
- Devs (I think there's only one dev - Adam Sawkins) are making FortressCraft since approx 2 years. We can see that on their Youtube channel, FC videos are 2 years old or more. After this long time FortressCraft is still in early access with lack of most interesting features. I'm wondering why this game development is so slow when the original FortressCraft was sold and earned milions $... Or maybe they lied about FortressCraft success?

- Game is still in early pre-alpha version where we have ONE world that looks similar every time we want to create it again, why to the ♥♥♥♥ there's always snowy biome?! Every new game starts in the same way, the same world, the same origin.

- Lack of block, there are maybe 40 blocks in whole game

- The original FortressCraft was one of the best-selling Indie games of all time. Maybe it was... but this one will be dead soon, only 300 reviews in one year. 100 of them are negative. People are not intrested in making ripoff of ripoff again.

- Unique survival mode based on... well... nothing, because there's nothing hard to do. You as player, you are not forced to defend yourself using weapons, walls, shields, cannons or something. Game isn't challenging. The main difference between survival and creative is simple - there's no flying mode and you have to craft stuff. That's all.

- You can achieve all avaible stuff in this game in just one day

- There's nothing much to do, devs should play Factorio for some days and look how factory-based game should work

- There's no in game tutorial which could teach new players how to play this game, there's just some info what cartain block is doing, without example.
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30 of 44 people (68%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Early Access Review
This is a great game with a good potential. However now, in it`s current state, it has two problems. First of all, it is vey, very buggy. Look at any part of the game and you will find bugs. Player falls through the floor, items cannot be moved to inventory, capacity of smelter changes randomly, sometimes items just disappear while dragging.
Second problem is balance. Prepare to wait a lot and to make many monotonous movements. Dig and recharge, dig and recharge, dig and recharge, dig and recharge, dig and recharge, dig and recharge, dig and recharge, dig and recharge. Then go to smelter and smelt for an hour. Capacity of smelter is low (and changes randomly) so you cannot just leave game and go for a walk.
Of course, there is automation in this game, everything can be automated. But you`ll spend hours and hours to craft automatic resource processing. And these hours will be very boring.
I dont recommend this game untill all bugs are fixed and long hours replaced with brief breaks.
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
104.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Early Access Review
Very interesting game. I can't wait to see where they progress with it. I still love Minecraft, but this is nice for a change. I dug 6023 blocks deep before the heat killed me. I wonder how much further the core is? Looking forward to next update.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Early Access Review
First off I say to the developers drop multy play and finish survival and other stuff first. Survival is NOT finished.

The game is cool,I do like building and mining.

Survival is fine but there really is no point in building defences there is no monsters no danger like in survival Minecraft.

The constant fear of freezing to death is very annoying,make sure to bring lots of torches if you want to explore and mine,everyone says upgrade your suit but its kinda hard when ya have to find the minerals to build the stuff to upgrade your suit. Most of the minerals are very hard to find except for the basic ores or if you do find them you don't get much of them,so its hard to upgrade your suit when the ores ya need are hard to find.

The graphics are nice.

Over all the game is cool but its still in early development hopefully they fix things.

I reccomend this game but don't expect it to be a clone of Mincraft,feels unfinished.

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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Early Access Review
You know those really grindy "free to play" MMOs where you have to do the exact same thing over and over again to get the cool stuff? This game is exactly that, but without any payoff whatsoever.

-Want to explore the wastly huge terrain, that is randomly generated to look exactly the same every single time?
-Sorry you can't do that cause you'll freeze to death in 2 minutes.

-Do you want to build the ever expanding factory of your dreams that produces all the cool stuff you could think of?
-Well you can't quite do that, but what you CAN do is run back and forth between your mining drills, and your ONE smelter for 10 hours straight to gather enough resources for 20 conveyor belts. YAAY!

This game is marketed as a HARDCORE base builder, which is all about automation, but in reality everything is way too resource expensive, and all the vital resources are too far apart. You'll literally have to spend at least 20 hours with hidiously boring grinding to make any form of automation possible.
If you want to play a basebuilder that isn't a minecraft clone but is ACTUALLY FUN TO PLAY, dont waste your time with this and go buy "Factorio" instead.

PS: I know this is just in early access, but that is not an excuse for not having actual gameplay.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Early Access Review
When I first read the game description I got quite excited as I thought of it as a Minecraft in a more futuristic environment. I've been playing for a few hours now and I find it rather frustrating. Mainly because some of the features just don't make sense and are not well explained and the worst of all: survival you're basically locked to just one world, it's NONSTOP snowy and windy and all you actually hear is the generator's humming and the wind blowing. So not only does the frustration add up, it's basically also very frustrating.

I made the mistake and got my brother a license as well as multiplayer was announced and again... was very disappointed as many features were not included and to date I have not managed to actually get a server running and even if I managed, it basically would only be a creative server. No thanks.

It doesn't help that the EarlyAccess information box targets a release towards the end of 2014. It's 2015 now and still far away from release. Worse: if you follow the dev's twitter (or twitch) account, you can actually follow him streaming other games. I think I stopped following him after he started playing the borderlands pre-sequel and even gloated about how much he played and streamed recently... at the time mostly borderlands. I wonder at what stage he actually tries to finish the game, rather than playing and streaming other games but his own. Obviously not much, otherwise the game probably would have been finished before the end of 2014 as promised. And I will not go into all the whining he does on Twitch and Twitter how bad money making is via steam and that he could do with a bit more games being sold etc...

So far, I cannot recommend this game at all if you're interested in the survival part. I cannot talk about the creative part, but then again - it says it's survival... and as that part is certainly by far not close to be finished or any good for that matter.

- world setup basically non-existant (other than free name choice)
- world setup features that are in with placeholders restrict to things like difficulty, and I think the amount of resources
- world setup cannot change the world you're landing on, or the weather, so you'll forever be stuck with annoying nonstop wind sounds... snow... cold... and wind... and snow... and wind... if you don't die of hypothermia, you'll either die real-life of boredom or the after-math of a depression
- it's nice that conveyor-belts etc. are being big announced in the screenschots but what's the point if it doesn't explain how the system works (and that's a big downer in general... many features have no explanation, i.e. research, what gives points, why would you scan things, what's the point... etc.) and for some of the resources I ran back and forth (very repetitive) for an hour and only had enough resources for one item, far away from any automatism... I wonder how some other players managed that.

Anyway, the game has been released December 10th in 2013. It's January 2015 and game is still in EarlyAccess.

That should answer if you really want to buy this game or not. If you don't believe me, feel free to follow his twitch and twitter accounts. I unfollowed the dev on all platforms shortly after his borderlands streaming, if I could, I would have requested my money back at that point.
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1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Early Access Review
I have a hard time recommmending this game yet. A lot of the ideas are there, but it is super unpolished, and there are things that just don't make sense. I need some more time with it for sure, but initial impressions aren't the best. It looks like if you can get past the lack of a good tutorial/help guide and can figure things out on your own you can build and do some neat stuff.

I do applaud the developer for trying to make a mine craft style game with more objectives and focus.
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