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.
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Release Date: Nov 9, 2015

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July 29

Patch Saturday!

Due to the art being a tad late and a few last-minute bugs, I'll be pushing the patch live first thing Saturday morning!

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July 27

2 days until the next patch.

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
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Tactical Nuclear Coffee
( 268.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Well 270h of playtime over multable patches so when i say its a good game i mean it.

Yes its like MC and yes its like Factorio but its so much more. Its also only a 10er so if you love any of that stuff this games for you.


Some reviews say the devs bad, hes not. Some say theres no freedom i would agree, however its not suppose to be a 1 man factory game. You use machines and are limited in some ways in order to make the machines worth while.

Overall id give this game a solid 9/10 and its not finished yet. Yes there was dlc (frozen factory is a must if you like the game) but the free content so far has be plentiful and regular.

At least its not abandoned like many other EA games.
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Cloud (626 Games)
( 610.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Take a pinch of Minecraft, add a dash of Factorio, bake at 400 for 10 minutes and you have Fortresscraft.

Pros-Infinite 3D world
-100's of hours of entertainment
-Many options to change the way the game goes on each playthrough
-community and developer are very active on Steam discussion boards
-constant patches adding new things for FREE

Pros/Cons- Since game is still "under development" things may change drastically to the point where old setups will not function the same way. This can be a good thing if you like the challenge.

Cons- For inexperienced gamers this game may be a little difficult to get into due to (IMO) insufficient tutorials and guides.
-If you're looking for a Tower Defense game wherre you can channel your enemies down a certain path, this is not one (enemies fly right through walls).

Overall I would suggest you just try it out. It's not expensive and you can get 80+ hours of enjoyment before looking for DLC. And if you get to that point, the Frozen Factory expansion likely would add another 100 hours of gameplay (depending on skill level).
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Silv
( 351.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
This is a game that requires investment of time and effort. It's not for everybody, it doesn't offer a steady dose of action packed mini achievements and it isn't something you just pick up and go, before you reach the end you'll have put in around 200 hours into it and it's said that the Frozen Factory expansion adds another 100. And that's not counting the time you spend outside the game planning your base if you're like me.

Most of the time in this game is spent building stuff and setting up elaborate pipelines so you can ... build more stuff. You can avoid the automation but then the game gets grindy, plus it's becoming harder and harder (both because of extra limitations to push people towards automation and because barriers to automation are removed so it's always the easier option).

The game isn't very hand-holdy. It purposely drops you in a situation with fairly little guidance outside of the first few hours and leaves you to your own devices. That said, recent changes like the mission system have made things easier by pointing out short and long term goals.

The developer is active and about once a month there's a big patch. Usually that means extra functionality too, new machines and/or new abilities. Often there are some nerfing changes that force you to rethink some things, a bit annoying at times but ultimately for the better (or so one hopes).

I've had this game since it was in early access and it has really gone a long way since then. Back then it was a nice demo which showed a lot of potential. Now it's a downright good game that's getting better every patch.
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HappyClown
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Game starts: A cool intro, your mothership blows up and you crashland... not just waking up naked somewhere like most survival games.


But then, you are trapped in a tutorial bubble, with the instructions to press E by some f#@$#$ing hub.

Ok there is a center hub thing, that has allsorts of other things around it, you can build and process things, and make power...

Neat!

Well... WTF now?!?! Press E near the hub does not advance the tutorial..... Pressing E near the devices just activates them.....


I have owned this game for over 2 years now, and have installed it 4 times. Each time I end up in the middle of WTF land.


I have no idea why they can not have a normal tutorial.... you know, go here, click this, do that,......

F#@#$#@$k no... You get to just walk around and be confused, constantly being nagged to press E to interact with a bunch of Sh!t that does nothing for you.


I can understand why this game is totaly unpopular, unpopulated, and unknown... It is because NOBODY has a f-king clue on how to play the god dammed thing.

It has nothing to do with fortress crafting or anything... it is all about being in a f-king bubble pressing E walking in circles , and playing like you are interacting with a bunch of cryptic crap.
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pseudo21
( 110.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I'd give this game multiple thumbs up if I could! Wish I had heard about this game sooner, I happened across it purely by accident while browsing around steam.

I've played a lot of games and never come across something like this. I'd best describe it as an automation/crafting/logistics simulator, mixed in with a bit of Spider-man of all things!

The "blocky" look initially turned me off as I thought it looked too similar to Minecraft (which I have not played, mainly due to the low rent blockyness). Yes, the world is made up of blocks, but the similarity ends there - the textures are quite detailed, and while everything you craft/place in the world is using the same large block grid, the machines and other items are quite detailed and have excellent animations.

The game's premise is you have crash landed on an inhospitable world and must mine resources, research new technologies, and gain enough power to eventually escape. The open-endedness of this allows you to build up your base and production systems any way you see fit. It doesn't take long at all before you have a fairly complex system bringing in several types of materials from deep underground.

The whole experience can at first seem VERY grindy, but this is where the beauty really lies - in automating everything. Everything can be as automated as much as little as you like, and if you have the right materials over vast distances!

There is just so much to do at every stage it can seem overwhelimg - in a good way! The best games give you consistent challenges to overcome, with multiple ways to approach the problem, and this one has it in spades. The development cycle is very active and new things are being added all the time. If something is too easy or exploitable, its patched! As soon as you think you have a handle on things and start expanding your operations, digging deeper, or upgrading, new mechanics will come in to play to keep you on your toes.

You WILL die quite a bit, especially at the beginning - from falls or exposure to the extreme temperatures. As you buld up you will start to have waves of creatures attack your base, but at this time there is no real "death penalty' or loss when your central base hub is destroyed. The inconvenience of either of these is more than enough of a deterrent however, and the attacks can apparently set back your progress on the end game run. It can seem a bit lonely, as the planet is generally devoid of any wildlife on the surface or anything that attacks you directly without being provoked. But there is multiplayer which I have not tried, but it seems like it could be a blast building up with friends.

If any of this or the screenshots/videos sound remotely interesting, grab this game - you won't regret it!
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TrulyUncouth
( 94.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Game should not have left early access. Way too many issues still remain, especially in multiplayer. The fact that DLC was added on top of it, instead of fixing issues, is a bit insulting.

I'd strongly suggest not buying until the multplayer is worked on and performance is improved.
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neek
( 210.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
You'll see a lot of people complaining about how this "used to be fun", and upset because reasons. To sum up:

This is a game about automation; they are upset that they have to automate. This game has always been about trying to automate things and, yes, forcing automation, because it makes the most sense. How many people here can build a plastic gizmo by hand? How many people here, if given that task, would go buy a 3D printer to do it?

If you are a new player and don't have the expectation that you can carry around 70K worth of ore in your magic pouch, then you'll find this game fun. If you are a new player and expect to have to automate things (and protect them!) then you'll have fun.
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Down_and_Dark
( 29.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
A game only if you have plenty of time to spare but if you got the time its fun as hell. Right now i am only 19 hours in but i can tell i will be in the same world for a very (100 hours plus) long time to come. Only issues I have with it are that you cant just go to the main menue from in game or adjust your graphic settings from in game. To do both of these you must quit the game and relaunch it. All in all a nice game that I have already recomended to a few people. If your looking for a rating out of ten mine would be 8.5/10
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SineJay
( 337.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
300+ hrs in the game since I bought it and still loving it.
The way the game is still being developed is one where you can only have respect for. Updates come (almost) daily, the quality is outstanding. And these are not only bug fixes, even new content is beeing added for the base game / DLC('s). The most respect for the developer goes to his stream while developing. This is surely something to checkout https://gaming.youtube.com/game/UCFSLWwsXaZVThhgz6g0cJwA

Without a doubt a game I'll be playing for a long time and once I ever play it till the end, I'll surely start over again.

This is really a big bang for your buck!
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Morally Bankrupt
( 40.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
It's good. If you enjoy Factorio, Minecraft tech mods, you'll probably enjoy this. Don't buy it if you want a quick game, where stuff is just given to you. There aren't any shortcuts and you'll be building a lot, especially early, to really get things automated. I got it during the last sale, game + DLC for $17 and it is definitely worth every penny.
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29 of 41 people (71%) found this review helpful
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Posted: July 3
Graphics and block models look nice. The area lighting is a bit dark. There are not many settings available from ingame, changing graphics level requires a restart. Switching worlds also requires a restart. Overall an enjoyable game
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love the game.

if you like Factorio your gonna love this game.
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Posted: July 16
Careful. This game is crack in digital form.
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I've played a little, was pretty good! :)
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A surprisingly deep automation and logistics game.
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60.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Well first off i didn't think I would of liked the game. Then I tried it and its actually really good alot of automation. Times where the bugs will keep you on your toes. So far I have enjoyed every part of this game great recommendation to anyone that likes similar games like Factorio. Also a good thing is the Dev is always active always streaming and fixing,polishing, and adding things to his game. Yes he is a D*** but you know what, he cares about his game and what people think on it and listens to what we have to say when it comes to the game.
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Posted: July 20
Product received for free
Buddy gifted me this game. Result I stayed up way too late with work the next day. Its like minecraft, but better. better range, more tools and gear without mods and well see for yourself.
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Posted: July 1
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Posted: July 20
The only real complaint i have for this game is the first few hours of this game it does feel a bit slow, but after that it gets incredibly in depth, with tons of machines already in the game and loads more being added with each patch. As of now i dont know a single game that can be compared to this other than factorio, but even then both games are quite different. The models of the machines look great, performance is usually quite good, and most of the machines are decently balanced / well put together. The help files are quite handy at times, but usually the tooltips are enough for non-complex machinery.

I do love making massive automated factories and fighting off hoards of enemies, so if you are into those things, this is definitly worth the money.

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