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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?

“At the very least until all of our core systems are online. At that time, the tools and engine functionality will give the community a chance to build and modify whatever they like, beyond the scope of our own game's design.”

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

“The final form of the game is ever evolving with the new features we discover our technology can do and the discussions we have with the community. The great thing about making an open world sandbox game is anything and everything is possible. The bad part about making an open world is... well, anything and everything is possible. The engine will also be much more stable and the community will be able to make amazing games, models, and maps of their own. When the game is complete, we will have a great deal of new features from physics based projectiles, to responsive water and in game logic systems.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Right now you are able to craft simple tools and weapons in survival. You can also explore a massive procedural generated world and modify it in either survival or creative mode. We also have a primitive form of a closed PvP map which we refer to as the Proving Grounds. For those that like to dig into things, you can also modify much of the world and game rules.”

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

“We will slightly increase the price with major milestones in the game and technology over time. Currently we are asking for a smaller amount of money in support of the game because we feel that the amount of work in justifies a small price this early. If anything were to happen to the game and for some reason it could not receive the support needed to be completed, we hope our community would not feel cheated, as opposed to paying 40 or 50 dollars for an unfinished project.”

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

“We use a multitude of platforms to watch and create dialog with the players from live streams and videos from the community, to forum discussions and random twitter exchanges. We also look for insights all over the interwebs and encourage lots of conversation and debate between one another in the community.”
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August 11

TUG Update Alpha 0.8.6 - 8/11/2015

Update Warning! Game saves from v0.8.5 will not load in v0.8.6 due to some technical changes we made.

Hello everyone, Nekochu here!

We’ve got some new stuff: fixes to old stuff and some really bold stuff to be found in this update. First off, we’ve made some changes to how you can place objects in the world. This is really important to me as I want to focus our efforts on making the player experience a top priority going forward. Now when placing objects, you’ll be able to use the 'V' key to turn on grid snapping, making it super easy to line up your objects.

We also have dyes in the game to make your own custom colored bricks. We have a Bear Ram and he is terrifying! We also have a basket to collect your fruit from your gardens for you! There’s much, much more so check the patch notes for all the new things!

You’ll also find a lot of changes to recipe times and the method to crafting certain items. Check out the changes to the cage trap, you can now capture other players! We’ve been making some tweaks to the AI to help them with pathfinding and avoidance. This is all leading up to big future improvements for the AI in the game. Oh did I mention the pets can now guard your camp and protect you in battle? No? Well they do and it is awesome!

Unfortunately, due to the nature of some of the changes we’ve made, previous game saves will not load up with the new update.

Check out the patch notes here -->

As always, follow us @nerdkingdom to keep up with our progress and announcements.

Also, make sure to let us know if you run into any bugs or other issues, and if you have trouble running the game, check out our Steam forums for more details.

Our lead coder does lots of live streaming so follow him @camfergusondfw

And if you have any game questions, give me a shout @x_nekochu_x

If you want to know when indev and release builds arrive, follow @theuntiltledgame

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June 23

TUG Update Alpha 0.8.5 - 6/23/2015

Update Warning! Game saves from v0.8.4 will not load in v0.8.5 due to terrain tech updates.

Ahoy! This is a big tech update we have going on, as it's the benchmark for the team moving on to engine 2.0. The next several months will be spent building and porting systems over to openGL and making the game accessible to more and more players in the community. Not only do we expand the reach of the community, but we also get a chance to dramatically improve ALL the things for the game.

We have some REALLY exciting times ahead of us, as we prepare to grow our team and get a bit more aggressive on the things we create. As a lot of you know, we have always had a huge focus on modding, and much of that focus is actually going to start to shine within the next few months. While the DX11 engine may not expand much while we move over to openGL, we have some pretty rad stuff planned for the community and a lot of modders from the MC community. Its a great chance for us to really work out new systems we are introducing to make mod creation and discovery easier.

We will have a lot of fairly huge announcements on the future of TUG, within the next couple of months, so be sure to follow us @nerdkingdom

As per usual, report any bugs you run into, screenshots and videos are super helpful if you have the time. And if the game is not running for whatever reason, and it was, we are more likely going to see the report email before we see the review on steam… just sayin.

Cameron has been doing a LOT of streams on builds lately, so follow him @camfergusondfw

If you want Corey to hurry the H E double hockey sticks, up with openGL, harass him @CoreyClarkPhD

And if you want to send lavish gifts and cookie bouquets, feel free to get me @inoritewtf

of course, to track when indev and release builds arrive, follow @theuntiltledgame

This patch note is too long for a Steam announcement post so please check out our patch notes here ->>>

For full crafting recipe list ->>> {LINK REMOVED}

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About This Game

Note: PLEASE be sure that your hardware is DX11 capable and not just your operating system. Intel graphics cards do not currently work for this game/tech. We will be lowering the hardware requirements with time, but no set date. Also some known issues with integrated intel graphics cards, so please be aware of that.

This is a fantasy based survival sandbox role playing game. The engine and game are a work in progress, so it does not perform as well as some games made on unity or other commercial engines, but it gets better with each iteration. To get a better feel for where the game is at, check for YouTube videos that were posted within the last month of your reading this. Its pretty tough to gauge what is appropriate to whom at what level of development, so we encourage doing some digging before dropping any money or supporting the project in any way.

While we are building a massive world to explore, a lot of this project is about building solid “cutting edge” tech, to allow people to create and collaborate on their own projects, as well. Modding is not just a part of TUG, its a fundamental consideration in everything we build.

Game Modes

  • Survival Mode: Find stuff, craft stuff, build stuff, beat stuff up, eat stuff, break stuff, break other people’s stuff (or don’t), don’t die. Ya know, survival stuff.
  • Creative Mode: Build stuff… creatively.

Game Features

  • Non blocky voxels: Explore and build in a not blocky voxel world
  • Crafting: Anything you find in game, can be crafted or created in some way
  • Modding: Pretty much anything we can do, you can do as well

System Requirements

    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Early Access Review
I can't recommend to anyone in its present state..not even sure if the devs are going to finish it. I havent even seen where there are any attempts at making it better. Its laggy, buggy and boring in my opinion. no threats to worry with, sound effects are mediocre at best, key bindings and mouse setting could be better than what they are so....Devs, you have a lot of work to do so can you get the ball rolling please?
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Early Access Review
Tug has some appeal but ultimately it's just not progressing at a sustainable rate. There are far too many missing features (a map for instance) to make it really enjoyable and the devs don't seem to be keeping up with the development. The last update on their website (let alone here) at the time of writing was six weeks ago. That's too long in the age of EA titles that could end up abandoned or "released" at any moment.
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59 of 75 people (79%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Early Access Review
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The Untitled Game
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TUG is a good game with a lot of potential, but there's not quite enough to do yet. The devs are good, transparent and working hard. If you like supporting a worthwhile Early Access game, give this one a buy!


+Graphics: Good mix of cartoonish and realistic.
+Gameplay: Sparse but good, with tons of crafting recipes!
+Audio: Just enough sounds to be effective.
+Workflow: Intuitive crafting/inventory management.

-Gameplay: Only so much to do currently.
-Gameplay: Needs more things to hunt/enemies!
-Audio: Some actions are missing sounds.

+/- Crafting/inventory management can take some adjustment.
+/- It may not exactly be obvious how to do things at first.



TUG is one among many survival sandbox games. It features a fantasy setting and charming, cute, simple-yet-pretty graphics. In TUG, like many sandboxes, you will have to work your way through the tech tree from the ground up. TUG also has an amazingly upfront dev team whose main concern is their game and consumer. So what's it like?


The first time you start TUG you may be alarmed by the long load time, but don't worry, only the first will take that long. When you get into the game, you may find yourself wondering what to do or how to do it. A quick bit of information gathering will fix that.

The first thing you will want to do in TUG is gather objects for tools. To do this you have to tear down a sapling or small tree, leaving you with a wood handle. At this point you will need a properly shaped rock and some vines. Once you find said properly shaped rock laying around (usually near other, larger rocks) and some vines (easy to spot and abundant) you can put them all on the ground together and hit G to craft your first primitive tool!

Hooray! That wasn't so bad, was it? From here on out your imagination is the limit.

TUG, unlike many sandboxes, features a beautiful voxel terrain editor, allowing you to shape the earth pretty much however you see fit. Doing so is a quick and easy process, as you can use virtually any primitive tool. Filling the terrain in with wood or stone, however, is not nearly as quick. So for those of you who hate seeing servers on survival sandbox games where there are tons of halfbuilt or poorly built structures you can rest easy. You can also rest easy in knowing that your buildings will take work and will be an accomplishment.

This leads to a startling revelation: building is fun. building with friends is more fun. Aside from building, crafting, hunting, and farming, there isn't too much to do in the game's current state-but what is there is fun, with more on the way. There is, however, an absolutely EXTENSIVE amount of things to craft, so if you're into making things, you're in the right place.


The graphics in TUG are a treat. Again I will state that they are strangely pretty, considering their simplistic and cute nature. You will find that there are lush biomes filled with dense foliage, as many types of trees as you could ever want, and various bioluminescent plants and resources scattered about.

The colors are at times muted, and almost always earthy, but that won't stop you from finding sand or snowswept locales. As a man that appreciates variety, I was very pleased with both the amount and the look of the biomes available in TUG. Aside from biomes I want to take a moment to talk about the look of buildings. In TUG, when you place a wood block next to a cobblestone block, they will blend together, and this can make for both some pretty--and pretty interesting--ideas and aesthetics.

The presence of fog, various cloud types, sky colors, moon and sun, darkness, etc. make for an overall pleasing and immersive graphical experience that I'm sure you'll enjoy!


The audio in TUG is also a treat, albeit a sparse one, but this is a good thing. In a sandbox you don't want obnoxious music distracting you from you building, fighting, hunting, crafting. You want relaxing music with good atmospheric sounds, and audio cues that would be distinct a mile apart, and in TUG, you have that. The audio stays in the background until it needs to be in the foreground, and I appreciate that so much. While many games try to pull on your heartstrings too much with music and sound, TUG manages to make you feel things by playing the right sound at the right time. The sounds that are there serve their purposes well, although more sounds would be nice, for example, when swinging a weapon.


TUG is a great sandbox with a lot of potential. It already has solid building mechanics and tons of crafting recipes. If you are okay with supporting a vision, give it a buy!


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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Early Access Review
TUG or The Un-named Game is a Survival/Crafting game. You play as a Seed. Seeds have a blue gem embedded in the back of their left hand and are genderless. This later will be an important part of the game. In TUG you can craft an assortment of different items to aid you in everything from farming to combat and even using alchemy and magic.

Currently you have two status bars, Health and Energy. Doing various tasks will use up your energy and require you to eat to refill it. Health is lowered by creatures that attack you or eating poisen mushrooms.

You have the ability to sprint, although not unlimited. Sprinting lasts longer in TUG than most other games and the Sprint Meter refills at a very decent rate.

You can use such items as wood chips, mushrooms and bone meal among others, to brew potions.

The growth potion will allow you to grow crops faster and even turn a baby animal into an adult. (Both of these take time).

You can currently breed goats and cats and even breed them together to get the awesome cogat!

TUG features the unique ability for the character to age, get stronger, faster and even fatter. This is in the very early stages and needs more time before it is finished.

One of the more recent updates has improved biome generation greatly. Biomes feel real and authentic. There is a large assortment of plant life and natural resources.

The game is decently optimized but is lack luster in some areas. You may experience lag spikes or a constant low fps unless you have a decent computer. The devs are working on this and will hopefully have TUG ready for a wider range of computers soon.

Sound effects and graphics are fairly good and offers a unique experience. The higher the settings you can use, the better overall experience you'll have playing.

Currently TUG offers stone age to the bronze age but lacks in content. You'll find it hard to keep going after 15 hours or so, some never make it that far while others make it hundreds of hours.

I recommend purchasing on sale around $10 until more content and optimizations go into the game. Don't get me wrong, I like this game. I would even say I love it but if I'm going to be honest I have to tell both sides.

Watch some videos, check out some reviews and heck, even try purchasing the game and playing for an hour. Steam will refund no questions asked if you've not had the game longer than 14 days or played more than 2 hours.

If you're not comitted to playing an early access game with an prototype level of content and willing to deal with lost saves and bugs, I'd wait. Early Access after all is about helping guide the game to the finish line.

I'd rate the following:

Concept 10/10
Graphics 7/10
SFX 6/10
Content to Price Ratio 4/10
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44 of 58 people (76%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Early Access Review
This game is so cool! I bought it from Humble Bundle for .99 cents. So worth it.
Spawning I noticed that... It looks weird AWESOME graphics... Like minecraft in a way.
Day 1: Got mauled by a bear-boar thing. While looking around.
Day 1 started again: Threw my stone knife away, couldn't find it.
1 minute later: Threw my stuff away, got partial of my stuff. Lol.
3 minutes later: Crafted a Slingshot. Don't know how it works but threw it. Couldn't find it.
5 minutes later: Craft a slingshot again. Still don't know how it works, threw it by accident again, found it. Pwheew!
7 minutes later: Started building my wacky house. I used different kinds of wood to make the house. Ew. Ugly.
9 minutes later: Messing with the Hoe and planted some Apples! Awesome! Ate some seeds by accident.
11 minutes later: Some how made a torch. It so cool because you can plant it into anything!
14 minutes later: ... What now? I got a hatchet, pick, hoe.... let try crafting something else!
15 minutes later: ... It not crafting anything I want.
16 minutes later: ... I need to go on google to learn how to craft stuff. But.... will it save the game?
Exited the game.
Comes back. It saved it.
Quickly Googles everything.
1 hour later: Out of everything I looked at, this came to mind: " AHAAAA! I KNOW HOW TO MAKE A TORCH! "

On a serious note: Support the game if you find this game really interesting. Make sure you can use the requirement, and make sure everything is perfect because if one little thing doesn't work... the game won't work. Also, when I first started the game... I THOUGHT there was no Full screen. That is not the case, because full screen... you have to push Alt + Enter. Sort of like Dos-Box. This game is really nice and I hope the developers can make it more Pretty/beautiful textures to look at than it is now.

I'm playing on Windows 8.1 (windows 8) and playing with no problems what so ever.
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