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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Mostly Positive (101 reviews) - 72% of the 101 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,317 reviews) - 76% of the 1,317 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 9, 2015

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July 23

A little closer... a little closer...!

Total people who have charged their Orbital Energy Transmitters : 987

13 more to go! Can you do it this weekend? When we hit 1,000, I promise to make this shiny new feature live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8l_UFXOyZM

And just for those of you who haven't been keeping up - the game has had Signs and working multiplayer for at least a year now. Here's the retrospective I published with the last patch:

Patch 2
  • Organic Solar Panels
  • Advanced Conveyor Filters
  • Tunnel Nukers
  • Threat Calmers and Agitators
  • Conveyor Slopes
  • Unity 4.6
  • Polish and fixes!
  • Organic Batteries

Patch 3
  • Floating Combat Text
  • Snowmen!
  • CryoGenic hoppers and Organic Recombination
  • Clumsy mode
  • T0 LPTs
  • Polish and fixes!
  • Ore Extractor Auto upgrading of Drill Heads
  • DLC #1 - The Dapper Pack

At this point, I'd kinda finished polishing the enormous amount of content available at release, and work began in earnest in moving the game forwards.

Patch 4
  • T2 Ore Ping graphics
  • MK4 and MK5 Induction Kits
  • Motorised Conveyors
  • Skins!
  • Armour Piercing and Imbued missiles!
  • Coal Enricher
  • Plasma Imbued Cutter heads
  • AFK Mode
  • Dynamic texture loading
  • Server Monitor
  • Tactical View

Patch 5
  • Moved to Unity 5
  • Added threaded visbility
  • These gave 40%-400% framerate boost!
  • Minecarts!
  • Signs!
  • Zipper Merge!
  • Overminds!
  • Orbital Strike Controllers!
  • DLC #2 - The Skin Pack
  • Added new aesthetic blocks
  • Made Frozen Factory items available for the first time
  • Added MK2 grappler
  • Added worms and hivemind kill rewards

Patch 6
  • Spider Bot weapons and base
  • FALCOR loot collection robots
  • MOD Support
  • Added the Nova
  • WorkFloor Excavators

Patch 7
  • Cargo Lifts
  • Scanning of Storage Hopper
  • 3 new Matter Movers
  • Usable ARTHER Power Cores
  • A complete new resource tree : Resin Handling
  • MK2 Organic Solars
  • Added the Crashed Parts container
  • Added minecart logic gates
  • Added Casual Mode

Patch 8
  • Ore Thief
  • Induction Charger
  • Slime Attractor
  • Coal Infuser
  • Empty Fuel Canister machine
  • Steel Bar, Advanced and Imbuied crafters, to allow automation
  • Glowsticks now colourisable for Dapper owners!
  • Inventory sorting
  • ARTHER Power Bar

Patch 9
  • Mission System
  • Improve mod support
  • Massive rebalance of early and mid-game progression
  • Faster movement on Reinforced Blocks!
  • Mass Storage rework and IO ports!
  • World Seeds!
  • Base Power Bar
  • Hopper Emptying Inventory Storage Transporter (H.E.I.S.T.) machine
  • BarKeeper

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July 22

So close...

Total people who have charged their Orbital Energy Transmitters OET : 980

Come on guys. You can do it. I'll give you SuperBuild on Conveyors when you hit 1,000. I promise.

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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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Ender
( 124.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Freaking amazing game. If you love factorio you will love this game.
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Findail
( 355.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
FCE is a voxel-based game. That is where any similarities to that oft-compared "other highly popular voxel-based game" ends. The point of FortressCraft is to build your base/machinery/infrastructure, and let it do the work for you.

You start out having crash-landed on a planet with with the most basic of machinery. Your Central Power Hub to produce power, a research station to perform basic research, a smelter to smelt ore into bars, for use in the crafting station. Selecting the easier resource difficulty levels will also give you a bonus coal deposit right near your CPH with the machinery needed to automate coal delivery right off the bat.

You then start finding resource deposits, placing extractors to mine from them, and collecting ore to smelt to then craft the machinery needed to automate that whole process. As you discover different types of blocks, you can perform research to be able to craft new machinery to work faster or perform other tasks. Once your basic research at the research station is all complete, you'll need to build a laboratory to continue higher levels of research.

Once you've got your infrastructure rolling along nicely, producing metal bars and power at a good rate, your base threat will increase to the point that the wasps start attacking. Thus begins the tower defense aspect of the game. You'll need to build a defense network to deal with the bugs. And, of course, upgrade that network as your research and production levels increase, to deal with increasingly strong bugs.

The best part of this game, though, is the developer. DjArcas is constantly adding new content into the game, and live streams development quite often. A lot of game developers claim to be highly involved with their community. And some even live up to that claim. But Dj is the only one I know of that interacts with his community live on Twitch while he's writing the code for things that he's talking with the community about. Many of the machines currently in the game are the result of suggestions made while he was streaming development.

If you like voxel-based games, city-building games, or strategy games, or any combination thereof, I highly recommend you check out FortressCraft Evolved.
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Nailfoot
( 42.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
This is an addictive game of logistics, tower defense, and exploration in a voxel-based world that is 500 light years in every direction.

If you enjoy finding resources, and then creating an automated system to process those resources into finished goods, while dealing with some incoming attacks, you'll probably find this game appealing.
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batliff
( 33.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
If you like creating, efficiency, logistics and exploration then this is the game for you. You will spend hours figuring out the best way to run your base. Get it right then have to redo it cause you need to move to a higher tier of building. You'll have to manage power output, which metals need to be transformed into wires, coils, plates and PCB's, probably more I don't know about yet cause with my time played I don't think I've reached tier 2 yet. Which all can be automated on factory like assembly line. This game can be addictive. It's the next generation of Civilization addiction imo in regards to the 1 more turn. But with smelting enough bars to craft that item or research that upgrade to progress your operation.

I noticed some reviewers don't like some of the changes, which I don't get, from what I understand the changes made added more logistical problems to solve. Which in my book is a great thing. This game has so much depth to it you just won't believe it. Oh and I forgot to mention you will have to defend your base against attacks. So yeah theres that to.

The game is a bargain at twice the price imo with the amount of content and play time I've already gotten out of it. I was lucky enough to get it on sale and bought it on a whim after reading the description of the game and watching the videos.

Highly reccomended for logistical types.
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dbverreault
( 34.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
I like it, I like it alot. I like the fact that I have to learn how to build these machines to make more machines to build more things...etc. I look forward to building a huge underground factory. The only issue so far is that the game is dark, more light from all light sources would be nice...otherwise a great game.
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Sm-9208
( 6.2 hrs on record )
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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Fwiffo
( 144.8 hrs on record )
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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Patch
( 160.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Game was great at first, then the dev decided it was too much fun and changed core elements of game to make it harder. Developer is also one of the rudest ppl you will ever come across. God help you if you need some simple advice, or direct some constructive criticism at the dev, you will attract a tirade of abuse because the dev believes he is perfect and everyone else is inferior. Buy at your own risk, just dont ask for help or point out imperfections in the game.
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captnamazing1
( 106.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
This game is incredibly addicting.

Theres so much to do. Its part: builder, crafter, tower defense, miner, and factory manager. The balance is well done and encourages you to min/max or just walk around and do things manually because you enjoy the scenery. The graphics are great! I personally love all the glowy bits(EVERYTHING). I reccommend a buy, it passes the price to time played test.

Also it has MINECARTS for all you track building lovers
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bouman05
( 250.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
I absolutly love this game and it would be more fun if there was something like a 'Super Storage Hopper' that can hold up to 1000 items and that`s not a multiblock machine just a normal storage hopper block and the crafting recipe would be 10 storage hoppers and a sugalite crystal. I hope that this is gonna be added cause it would be so much more efficient for automation.
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38 of 55 people (69%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
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232.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
A hundred some odd hours later....

Hold CRTL when you click to craft conveyor/pipe or whatever.. make 25 at a time.. dur.
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27 of 39 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
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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182.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
If the idea of Minecraft & Factorio having a baby sounds appealing to you then this is a lot of frequently updated content to enjoy.
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30 of 46 people (65%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Very deep crafting and logistic system. Overall well thought out progression and balance system, but there are lulls at times.

UI/polish needs work and interaction with hoppers is unintuitive.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
85.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Careful. This game is crack in digital form.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
315.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
love the game.

if you like Factorio your gonna love this game.
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28 of 45 people (62%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
514.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
I've played a little, was pretty good! :)
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
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98.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
A surprisingly deep automation and logistics game.
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
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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