While we get closer to the release of TUG ver 2.0, we will be taking the project down from steam. Thank you to everyone that has helped us in play and testing for ver 1.0.
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Mixed (654 reviews) - 64% of the 654 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 28, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are an independent developer and being on Early Access allows us the chance to earn the trust and support of our community by sharing our progress, intentions, and ideas. Also equally important to us is that we are able to make a game and utilize new technology with and for the community and even other developers. We get the opportunity to create strong relationships with our players and get deeper insight into what they are doing and saying so that we can act on what things actually need to change and look at things from other perspectives.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Very difficult to say, since we are developing an engine, distribution platform for mods, data systems, and the game layer itself. The project is ever evolving, but its likely that the community will decide when they think its "feature complete" to bring it out of EA.”

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

“Solely dependent on how far the community sees it going, before we can classify it out of early access. This is one of the biggest issues in developing what we are, vs a traditional game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Unique terrain generation and manipulation, magic, crafting, cooking, building, farming, and some fairly dumb enemy AI. Only functional on DX11 machines (check graphics cards as well as OS). Also, not currently for sale, while we get closer to releasing openGL.”

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

“There is a lot of discussion among ourselves as devs, and the community. One idea that is currently being taken very seriously, is making the entire project free, and selling aesthetic goods, as a means to allow everyone to enjoy the project, but only getting financial support from people that truly believe in what we are doing.”

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

“Data gives insights into what needs to be changed that already exists, however new systems and features can come from us, or be licensed from mods that the community has introduced, which proves valuable and fun to the community.”
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February 8

Discussion Update - 2/8/201

Hey all, it seems that lots of people are taking bits and pieces of information from different places, so here is a breakdown of something with specifics, so there is not any hearsay involved. Please note, we will update this list as discussions advance a bit further as well.

  • Strongly considering giving TUG away for free, but don't know what that looks like yet
    • monetization for TUG is all about aesthetic, not gated content
    • design and experience are not changing with this consideration
    • game is playable offline and moddable, so not really something that allows for us to gate or control content, since you could just mod around it
    • discussion is needed with community over next year to figure it out.
    • focus on getting into as many hands as possible, both dev and player
  • Mod monetization/support
    • important to give modders a way to earn living from amazing work
    • quality control is first priority, not everyone can just monetize (skyrim fiasco)
    • empowering amazing modders = more amazing mods and support
    • (thoughts) would need to be proven modder, and proven content
    • (thoughts) near professional level quality to be considered
    • how it works unclear, community dialog needed, a year till decision, at least
    • doesn't mean people are paying for every mod
    • NK interested in licensing mods that make TUG better as an experience
    • monetized mods perhaps optional with some aesthetic reward
  • No updates to DX11 TUG, but new engine getting done fast important because...
    • DX11 is limiting who can play
    • OpenGL will be able to reach a great deal more gens of hardware and paves the way for Mac and Linux in the future
    • comes with better performance across the board
    • comes with “new” art style and awesome graphics improvements
    • comes with improvements to dev environment (faster content, better mods)
      • powerful behavior and analytics tools available to all players and modders
      • powerful distribution system to share and distribute work
      • new modding platform with real time debugging
      • new tooling platform with direct engine integration

We will share details of these things over the course of our development, and we are only a few months away from being able to show progress, which we will do as regularly as possible.

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January 27

Help us improve TUG

Hey everyone, we are in the process of testing some data bits for TUG, it would be a huge help if you could help us out a bit by playing for a while.

Just install our VakariMod and play on our dedicated server. Server info is in step #3 just in case you miss it. http://devotus.github.io/TUG-VakariMod/.

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About This Game

Note: We have had a great deal of success from the 1.0 version, and the communities feedback has been invaluable. Putting full focus into the completion of ver 2.0, we are taking the project down from steam, until we are prepared for launch in Q4 2016 (winterish). We will be sharing progress of the new engine and TUG ver 2.0, as we get closer to release, so please feel free to follow @nerdkingdom for updates.

The new engine brings significant advances over the current 1.0 version, including:
- access to more generations of hardware,
- enhanced graphics
- super fancy new art
- flexible modding/dev environment
- pretty rad mod distribution system
- data/analytics systems for modders
- logic systems
- new terrain generation
- simplified user experience
- 71% less wtf.

Early versions of 2.0 will go to existing TUG users, who will later be able to invite their friends who do not currently have access.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel® or AMD® processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 11 compatible card with 1 GB of memory, nVidia® 4XX+/AMD® 5XXX+
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 11 compatible card with 3 GB of memory, nVidia® 7XX+/AMD® 7XXX+
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Negative (19 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (654 reviews)
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SkipFlanigan
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
Developers gave up on the game, it is now dead. Another game for me to bury in my backyard.
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Theneoseraphim
( 52.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 23
This game was interesting to me when I bought it, It was something I got for my son and I to play together. Now it is a mess of broken promises and soon to be free to play bs. I am working to get this refunded by either steam or by the developers. Even thought i have been told there is no way to refund this blah blah blah, I plan to make it a point to go through every available channel to remedy this. It at this point isnt really about the money. I am just tired of people using the "help fund me and my dream" schtick to steal people money. People are not being held acountable anymore and the stream early access store reflects this.

TL;DR This game sucks, the developers need to pay me. Steam hold these people accountable.
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Klobof
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
So what felt like years ago, I bought a game called "Yogventures" which promised so much and I recieved literally nothing. In return, as a way of saying sorry. I recieved this game. This ♥♥♥♥ing game. This game is a complete sack of nobs. But what makes me even more annoyed is this could easily be amazing. As it stands they are talking about putting it into 2.0 and things could change! The game could be much better and that's what infuriates me. That and Yogscast could have given us a cooler, better game. Like Space Engineers. Or something else along this price range but honestly, I feel as though the community probably deserved more than this. "We're so sorry our probably crap Minecraft clone flopped exceedingly hard! So here's this other probably crap Minecraft clone!" Yeah no thanks, I kind of want a refund and in return, I'll take The Culling or something.

The next time Yogscast want money for something, I hope the community will remind them of this.
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Bazyboy
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 21
I am a sucker to fund this game, but atleast it taught me never to buy an Early Acces ever again?

10/10 for being a educational game.
1/10 for being finished.
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Narcotic_Malkavian
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 19
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Formy Zee
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 18
Changing my positive review to a "hate rant" instead,,as they deserve it...
"Played it off steam, hence the low gametime here"

Another classic EA ripoff..
Backed the game from start, gave em my money all was well,,kinda,,slow or no progress and a lot of promises...
Now it's free to play and abandoned,,well it's even not much to play btw,,
It's a fu*cked up goo of faild attempts to create a game.
Dunno why i keep giving my money to opportunist hyenas like these devs.
Well all the names from Nerd is added to the same s.hit list i have on StarForge crew.
Remember these ppls names, never to support any future project they are involved in again!

Not even Free I recommend the download,,waste of time that could be spent on a good game.
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retsam1
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 17
TUG is the epitome of arrogance and developing in an epistimic bubble. What started out with all sorts of ambitions and promises to just get people to pay for the game or support it for a kickstarter was nothing more than a bait and switch intended to create a proof of concept for an angel investor once funds raised prior to that was mismanaged, squandered and dried up.

This is why you do not purchase a game on "potential" or "faith".

And this is before one gets into the poor shape of the game's actual features and development. Just a shame and complete waste on so many levels.

Do not support this game or this company. Steer very VERY far away.
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deadleton
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 16
It's Dead, no update, no news. I liked what I saw years ago, but the game is already outdated now.
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Peanut
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 16
Nope
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ArtOfTheWild
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 14
Piping hot poop.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3
I trusted the Yogscast in the decision of buying this game, and now, 3 years later, I didn't get ♥♥♥♥ out of it.
This game had potential. It wasn't just Minecraft, it was "Here, you have to build your ♥♥♥♥ing tools on a rock and figure what makes what instead of being presented with a 3x3 grid where everything was so easy to make.
This flopped just as bad as Yogventures, and I'm still waiting for them to change this. Welp, at least this game isn't buyable anymore unlike the piece of ♥♥♥♥ called Starforge
Just to say, I LOVED the taming mechanics of this game, but thinking about presenting users with microtransactions afer we paid 15$ for it? Are you serious?
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 10
Bought it some time ago. Not much of progress. Now how much I paid for it? Let's see... Where is this button... Umm.. Oh, wait... WHAT??!?!?! IT'S FREE NOW????

Well.. It's a somehow a new way to be ♥♥♥♥ed up. Thanks for the experience!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 17
TUG is the epitome of arrogance and developing in an epistimic bubble. What started out with all sorts of ambitions and promises to just get people to pay for the game or support it for a kickstarter was nothing more than a bait and switch intended to create a proof of concept for an angel investor once funds raised prior to that was mismanaged, squandered and dried up.

This is why you do not purchase a game on "potential" or "faith".

And this is before one gets into the poor shape of the game's actual features and development. Just a shame and complete waste on so many levels.

Do not support this game or this company. Steer very VERY far away.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 11
This could have been such a nice game. In fact, it had all the potential to stand out. But in the end, it turned into just another game of the cathegory " RIP " .
Updates have been to few, and the recent info to turn this game into free to play, made me loose interrest in it.
Of course, you who will get this game for free, will rejoice , but trust me, in the end you will pay for the right to play it for free.
The developers have to make money, and they had been given plenty from us who bought TUG. But now, they will make money with every bit of code they put in the game. If it's just a skin or a weapon, or whatever. You will have to pay for it.

So for me at least, i find better time consuming games, already in my games library.

such a shame.......

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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 29
Wish I could get a refund for this but steam hadn' come out with the system untill much later which sucks as this was a HUGE waste of money for my self and my wife. DO NOT BUY you will be vey VERY sorry you did.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 14
Piping hot poop.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 8
All I am going to say is that I bought this game along with Windborne and I don't have anything positive to say about either one of these games.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 18
Changing my positive review to a "hate rant" instead,,as they deserve it...
"Played it off steam, hence the low gametime here"

Another classic EA ripoff..
Backed the game from start, gave em my money all was well,,kinda,,slow or no progress and a lot of promises...
Now it's free to play and abandoned,,well it's even not much to play btw,,
It's a fu*cked up goo of faild attempts to create a game.
Dunno why i keep giving my money to opportunist hyenas like these devs.
Well all the names from Nerd is added to the same s.hit list i have on StarForge crew.
Remember these ppls names, never to support any future project they are involved in again!

Not even Free I recommend the download,,waste of time that could be spent on a good game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 13
Could have been a good game, but now it's just vapor-(Fart In The Wind)-ware. I get the feeling that there are a couple of Kotaku reading wannabe game devs spending the last few dollars they made from this piece of crap on bronie stickers and waifu pillows.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
52.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 23
This game was interesting to me when I bought it, It was something I got for my son and I to play together. Now it is a mess of broken promises and soon to be free to play bs. I am working to get this refunded by either steam or by the developers. Even thought i have been told there is no way to refund this blah blah blah, I plan to make it a point to go through every available channel to remedy this. It at this point isnt really about the money. I am just tired of people using the "help fund me and my dream" schtick to steal people money. People are not being held acountable anymore and the stream early access store reflects this.

TL;DR This game sucks, the developers need to pay me. Steam hold these people accountable.
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