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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Release Date: Mar 28, 2014

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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
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EQ
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 1
Bait and switch.
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The Bacone
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 30
Bought this game a very log time ago and was never able to play it because it would crash before it even got to the loading screen.
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Cole Taylor
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 30
What type of rating does this game have? As in like E,T or M.
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Blast
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 25
Abandon all hope ye who expect updates.
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blockymagic
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 24
Its ok but on windows 10 its in the corner so I cant do anything
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The Badge Master
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 23
No thank you
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anon751
( 40.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 22
For an Early Access game I can kinda recommend it, I'm really on fence between recommending and not. I mostly support it because of the developer's philosophy.

Pro-
* Developers who promise to shape TUG based on player's actions and feedback. imo, this is way better then your run-of-mill arrogant know-it-all developer.
* Designed from the ground up to be modded. This is a primary goal for developers while making TUG.
* I like TUG's art style.

con-
* TUG seems to be in perpetual early access.
* Very poorly optimized as of the DX11 version. Maybe the new OpenGL version will be better. My budget computer (AMD FX 4100, Geforce GT 610, 16GB) can only run it with the lowest possible settings and I still get choppy game play.
* The crafting diversity is tiny. Within maybe a day you can craft all the items there are to make. After that it's about building creative structures.
* The PvE content is tiny (hunting, fighting, raiding). The forest, fauna, and earth types are diverse. Although, the creatures that populate these lands are few in type and in number. I've only seen goat, cat, and bull. Of these few types I'd spend at least 15 minuets wandering around looking for them. There is lots of potential to build things but very little if you want to hunt and fight.
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Twoupy
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 14
I figured out too late that the title could be a good indicator as to how much work will be put into a game.
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Leran
( 25.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 12
Nope, I would not buy it again.
I got it pretty long now, never played long because it wasn't realy finished. I was looking forward for the completed game and felt, the EA was a good investment for a good looking game with active people behind it.
Well now they are thinking about to make it F2P, so you could pay for stuff you like. *fake-cheer*

Where will it end? First you future-buy stuff EA, to support the newcomers and their good ideas. A load of it never proceed or pretty slow like TUG. Then they change it to F2P, so the income keeps going (instead of hurry and start the next project, like big companies, because they already got their money) and then, IF they complete it, TUG will become what... monthly payment and with real-cash-store? Pay-to-achieve-anything?

What was the kickstarter AND the EA for? Raising a budget to make a game, I thougt so at least. And now they can't complete it without a F2P System?
Guys don't invest in that Game. Trust me. I'm ♥♥♥♥♥♥: gameplay is naah, nothing special. There is after a long time still no danger in that game. Nothing that make the survival hard. You can just wander arround, eat nearly every plant you see and even if you see a big cat: run or kill. As soon as you got your first stone weapon it's easy.
And if you think it will come, remember: if it come, it's pretty sure F2P then.
Don't buy it.
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Lostfile
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 5
hevy says this game is DEAD
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Taunt After Every Kill
( 21.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 5
So after two years of trying to get this game to work on a computer that can run almost every triple-A game on ultra settings, I find out the game died long ago. GG
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Random Gamer (I Youtube)
( 21.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 1
an amazing game and *Concept* (i honestly thought they *ran* and who needs a review when you can https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcyWjjldzkA ;)

10/10 would interview the dev again :)

(if any one want's a free key -- what do you have to lose? :P -- then join me on my channel when i actually decide to record tug -- CLUE -- about 3-4 vids time :P)
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soopaflyjoe
( 30.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 1
paid 20$ for game.(gameplay is ok)

Game is thinking of going f2p

people say we will get cosemtics.........I mod my cosmetics myself............why the hell would I pay 20$ for ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ I do myself............

game is open modded meaning you can mod anything..........Devs talk about charging for cosmetics and mods

Clearly as I said I make my own mods(I own mod programing ♥♥♥♥)

I made the goats and cats into human looking seeds.(still act like animals but look like seeds)

My game is modded why whould I pay for mods when I make them..........DUMB

as a invester into a maybe soon f2p I feel all backers who feel similer should get our money back.

Cause the game is f2p and we paid for it to get there insted of letting it die. Now that it is going to be f2p then they can do their own micro fees and cosmetics fees to make $.

like stock market we invest you grow you thrive and we cash out.

or

we invest and you crash burn and vaporize and everyone is sad cause you had a good run.

will cange this review if game gose f2p and gives back $ paid
Or if game devs keep working on game and game still cost $

if f2p and not rembersed or devs let game die then I won't cange this game or buy another game from them or their partners
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Rowbot
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 31
If this had come out after the new refund policy, I would have refunded it. It's a broken mess and the talks of going Free-to-Play, the large gaps between updates of decreasing value, ♥♥♥♥ poor support, and the fact the game isn't even available for purchase on Steam now are all further reasons I wish I had never backed this. Since I'm outside the 14 day period for refunds, despite that policy not existing in 2014, I'm stuck with... whatever this is. If you ever get a chance to buy this, somehow... DON'T! The lesson learned here is: don't buy an early access game unless you have proof that it works from day 1, that the devs are competent enough to deliver on their plans, and that said devs communicate and hold themselves accountable. I have added this to the list of games I'm ashamed to have backed, which includes StarForge... yeah... it's that bad.
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bcollin77
( 83.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 30
Love the game, the only thing that bothers me is all of these people saying it sucks, mostly because their computer cant run it. no one read that you had to have a good computer to play this, i was smart i read what this game needed before i bought it and upgraded my computer to handle it. really do love the game, its alot of fun and if you get bored waiting on updates you can mod it to add new items, even some of the devs have released mods for the game in their free time. so far ive played for 83.5 hours and plan on playing many more hours of this game.
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roo5ter70
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 30
this game is fun......for about 1 hour or 2........ill start with the pros
pros:
- cool art style
-decent combat for pve
Cons:
-game gets really boring really fast
-crafting is bad in my opinion
-game just feels like a strange copy of Minecraft
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SinReaper
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 26
Don't buy it. It's a poorly released and managed Early Access game.
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MY SPACE
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 25
is gud
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EVDESTROY - LMAOBOX IS DEAD! :D
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 25
2 years ago, I was so excited for this game. A Tekkit-inspired game? OFCOURSE I WANTED IT! I found TUG from the 1.6.2 versions of Aether II, when Gilded Games was helping Nerd Kingdom. 2 years later, this game is -insert cruel phrase here-. The game is completely UNPLAYABLE, unless you have a super computer with Direct X 11 specifically. Oh, don't worry, I lied before, you can still run it..WITH AN INCREDIBLE 3-5 FPS!!! This game seems fun, but due to the fact that 75% of the people who bought this can't run it, it's a waste of your money and an extreme dissapointment to everyone. NO, I do not reccomend this game anymore. If you are looking for a good, solid sandbox building game, look up MINECRAFT.
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CrimsonFocker
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 23
i want a refund. this game has been nothing but a cash grab
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 12
Nope, I would not buy it again.
I got it pretty long now, never played long because it wasn't realy finished. I was looking forward for the completed game and felt, the EA was a good investment for a good looking game with active people behind it.
Well now they are thinking about to make it F2P, so you could pay for stuff you like. *fake-cheer*

Where will it end? First you future-buy stuff EA, to support the newcomers and their good ideas. A load of it never proceed or pretty slow like TUG. Then they change it to F2P, so the income keeps going (instead of hurry and start the next project, like big companies, because they already got their money) and then, IF they complete it, TUG will become what... monthly payment and with real-cash-store? Pay-to-achieve-anything?

What was the kickstarter AND the EA for? Raising a budget to make a game, I thougt so at least. And now they can't complete it without a F2P System?
Guys don't invest in that Game. Trust me. I'm ♥♥♥♥♥♥: gameplay is naah, nothing special. There is after a long time still no danger in that game. Nothing that make the survival hard. You can just wander arround, eat nearly every plant you see and even if you see a big cat: run or kill. As soon as you got your first stone weapon it's easy.
And if you think it will come, remember: if it come, it's pretty sure F2P then.
Don't buy it.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 14
I figured out too late that the title could be a good indicator as to how much work will be put into a game.
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67 of 75 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 22
As others have stated, this game is dead.
What most annoys me though is that they play like they care, but they don't. I know it, and I will tell you how I know. When they started off, they had big ambitions, their intentions were great, but not over the top. The biggest thing was that they were going to make their own engine, for some reason. It made no sense because nothing they wanted to do couldn't have been done by unity or unreal. Their goals were way more reasonable than most kickstarters, and they got the money they asked for and more. It seemed like they had good heads on their shoulders.

When it came to realeasing the alpha, they had to push it back a few weeks, they apologized in a mass email and did it by a reasonable date. At this point, I would have believed anything, because most kickstarters don't get that far or have the respect for their patrons to apologize for something so small. After the alpha began, problems were fixed on a bi-mothly basis, most problems were in scripting, and we were essentially testing the game and submitting reports like paid gametesters would. But we didn't care, we backed and were helping because we believed in the project and the team.

Soon the updates slowed, and big breaks in between happened when the team needed a "vacation." No one complained, but it was like the calm before the storm. Soon, updates were rare and consisted almost exclusively of cosmetic objects, and most of them we couldn't even test because large portions of the game were not functional. The game had to go down a couple of times as they clearly were scrapping huge chunks because they were "making their own engine." They then started talking about releasing on steam, and for a while there was no new update. When they got on steam they celebrated like it was some great accomplishment, and started taking more people's money with the promise of something they had no intention to give. They then updated us that they needed new revenue, and had to cut a large portion of the team. Eventually they started talking about changing the game. making a pay to win or something. All the while, nothing of any value was happenning. They are still talking about it like it is ongoing, but it has been over 3 years and it is still in alpha.
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
26.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 3
I would like to state right off the bat, that I do not hate this game at all. I was actually going to purchase a copy of the game for my wife today to play it together, found out it had been taken off the store, and read the AMA and related info.

This is a complicated game to review, but I felt I would share my thoughts so far. This game has has a lot of heart and love put into it so far, it's very obvious when playing it. It has a very immersive feel as well, via placing objects on the ground, instead of storing hordes of trash in numerous boxes. The feeling of digging out a mine, and having to dump the rock and dirt out the hole, is simple, but adds to that immersion. I also love the sound and effects at night time; That eerie wind and ambience is just mind blowing. Every update to this game, I update and play, as they had been adding tons of unique content.

However, I have to put emphasis on "had." They did work on new biome generation and terrain generation as of last year, which was a big task to do, but there wasn't much else added in. They had a good reputation for releasing small, but potent updates to the game frequently, and highlighting them on their youtube channel, which I would reccomend following if you're at all interested in the game. The youtube channel itself describes what I'm talking about. A lof of the updates come slower than the last, and several of the "in the works" projects being worked on never saw the light of day. The last major update involved adding a crafting journal, which was great, but those changes were far too small in the scope of what was supposed to be there. It was disappointing to constantly wait to see changes to this game, only to try it out again in a few months, and being disappointed, or bored after a couple hours. It just feels too "barren" for a game that has been in EA this long.

I felt like the game had an amazing direction, of molding your "seed" and it's appearance, which reminded me of Fable in a way. This awesome feeling of exploring a survival world, with less focus on survival, and more on exploring and progression in a sense and the players making their own "game" in a sense, by offering a diverse solid universe. It seems, and I may be wrong, that they focus more and more on the "pvp" community and pvp in general, rather than coop survival, which seemed like the original spirit of the game. This news comes on the heels of their announcment to make the game F2P, and nothing good rarely comes from a F2P model. While I have no doubt that they will do their best to make it a fair F2P model, if that is the route they choose, it doesn't seem like an idea that makes a whole ton of sense to me.

That being said, the devs are a great team of people, and I have a huge amount of respect for their vision for this game, and have given it nothing but praise up until this point. They are very active in discussions about it, and interacting with the community.I still have the best hopes for this game, and look forward to the final product. I still am in love with that original trailer, and what I imagined it could be. Even in it's current form, it is a good game, to be perfectly fair. In some senses, I don't feel the devs give themselves enough credit, and are too worried about failing. We just need to see content that changes the game, and adds to it drastically. More pets, more mounts, more weapons and armors, more enemies, boss monsters, and places to explore and learn more about the interesting story they've put behind this game. It should also go without mention to how amazing the art is for TUG.

The end note I guess is, that it's great they want to work in a new engine for the game, in a way. But it's a risky move, as we've seen what can happen with games like DayZ, wanting to 'redo' the entire game to make it better. I will still check out the updates from time to time, but it's sad to see that they almost seem to be damaging the game by taking it off the market, instead of trying to promote it more. I know these devs are a small team, and very talented, with a work load far above their numbers, but this just seems like a baffling move. I only wanted to write this because I had a lot of hope for this game. I wasn't a KS backer, but I did buy into EA very shortly after it came out on Steam.

TL;DR Wait until the finished product comes out, and see what they have. (Not that you have a choice now, at least for a year.) If things change for the better, and there's actually content that keeps me invested, my review would change to a positive in a second.
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31 of 40 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 15
They took the money and ran...
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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 29
Update 4/21/16

I still cannot give this game a positive review for the following reasons
- It is utterly broken in its current state.
- The game is currently not available to purchase.
- The game is getting a complete overhaul while it is down from steam.
- Up in the air whether the game will become free to play or not after overhaul.

So why update my review you may ask?. Its not because my view of the game in its current state has changed. It's because my view of the development of the game has. If you are into crafting/survival/creative/adventure game I feel this is worth following and here is why. The developers are creating the games engine with a set of easily accessible tools the will enable gamers to easily become modders. They are not just trying to make a game they are trying to build a community of modders that can easily create their own material. I very much respect this view and am excited to see what they come up with. So why should I believe what the developers say?, after all we live in a time EA fever and so many fail to deliver on their grand claims. Well the only reason I have any faith in this company is the willingness of the devs to "throw themselves to the wolfs" so to speak. Any developer that can't or isn't able to deliver usually slowly stops the updating then kind of fades away to rarely be herd from until the game is released with a slimey Plop!. These guys seem to be continuously prodding the community for involvement even when the reactions are hostile!. They have not faded out into the background but seem to be very open about what their goals are as far as development of the game. To me they are holding firm on their vision. Will it work out? IDK! It really depends on how good of a game TUG is when it is released. If it still sucks then no one will want to play it. If no one is playing it then nobody will want to mod for it no matter how good the tools are. If they really put in the effort to create a solid well thought out game then it has a chance. These in my mind are good reasons to keep an eye on this game.



Totally Unfinished Garbage. Even the devs recommend not playing this game. That is why they don’t sell it anymore. It’s so bad they are considering just giving it away. Even if it does go F2P it would not be worth the download in its current state. NK still hasn’t even come up with a business model for this game even after putting it up for sale on steam. According to the developers they “still have years + time" before they come up with a decision on how to distribute this game. Now we are all aware of the risks of making the choice to support early access but wishy washy nonsense is what truly drives EA supporters’ nuts. hopefully Nerd Kingdom and the rest of the world can learn from this train wreck and move on. However if NK make the game better and come up with a real business plan in their "Years+ time" I will definitely change my review.
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36 of 50 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 24
Yet another early access disaster story. Development has been slow and now there is talk of the game going free-to-play with lovely micro transactions. Avoid!
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28 of 38 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 12
This game is to Minecraft what Godus was to Populous. How I utterly despise Early Access now. What we have here is yet another bunch of goalpost-moving meandering confidence tricksters who think that begging for money online means you can just coast around tinkering with stuff which never gets finished. I wish I had the luxury of puttering around doing whatever I feel like while strangers with extra pocket money financed it - but no, I actually have to produce results for a living. Turns out we all just chucked money at a bunch of hipsters to pay for their fun and frolics and now that well's run dry, they're talking about going Free to Play. Well, fool me twice.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 16
Since they made where this game was going to go, there was much anticipation. Since three years ago however....not one of those goals have been yet. Now they are trying to make this game F2P, which most likely they will succeed in. The game at this state....yeah, a kind if glorified Minecraft, I would still pick Minecraft over this, much more to do....I can't make it past 30 mins easch session, and i have had this game now since it was released on steam. Updates are incredibly slow. If the do make this F2P, they should refund, or there will be hell to pay!!
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 31
If this had come out after the new refund policy, I would have refunded it. It's a broken mess and the talks of going Free-to-Play, the large gaps between updates of decreasing value, ♥♥♥♥ poor support, and the fact the game isn't even available for purchase on Steam now are all further reasons I wish I had never backed this. Since I'm outside the 14 day period for refunds, despite that policy not existing in 2014, I'm stuck with... whatever this is. If you ever get a chance to buy this, somehow... DON'T! The lesson learned here is: don't buy an early access game unless you have proof that it works from day 1, that the devs are competent enough to deliver on their plans, and that said devs communicate and hold themselves accountable. I have added this to the list of games I'm ashamed to have backed, which includes StarForge... yeah... it's that bad.
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 29
Yeah... game was ♥♥♥♥ when I got it, it's still ♥♥♥♥, there is potential.. but there is absolutely nothing of any substance here. Move along.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 7
Mediocre. Limited content. Terrible inventory system. Make that infuriating inventory system. Game switching to F2P for no apparent reason other than the studio simply can't finish the game. Devs are too focused on shiny new things instead of the game itself. This one isn't going to get done any time soon, if ever. IMHO the devs are incapable of finishing this product not because of talent level or skill but because they lack focus and direction.

Come back in a year or so but do so at your own risk.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 25
2 years ago, I was so excited for this game. A Tekkit-inspired game? OFCOURSE I WANTED IT! I found TUG from the 1.6.2 versions of Aether II, when Gilded Games was helping Nerd Kingdom. 2 years later, this game is -insert cruel phrase here-. The game is completely UNPLAYABLE, unless you have a super computer with Direct X 11 specifically. Oh, don't worry, I lied before, you can still run it..WITH AN INCREDIBLE 3-5 FPS!!! This game seems fun, but due to the fact that 75% of the people who bought this can't run it, it's a waste of your money and an extreme dissapointment to everyone. NO, I do not reccomend this game anymore. If you are looking for a good, solid sandbox building game, look up MINECRAFT.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 10
Yet another game I supported it's creation and it went NO WHERE. I regret having baught this game as it never onced enticed me to play it. I don't belive anyone competent was at the helm of Nerd kingdoms dev team. I wouldn't buy or play this game as it will be going F2P like the rest of game coming off of Early Access that failed.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 16
Developers had some bad luck and are now planning on making this game a F2P with microtransactions, great example of how companies fall.
Stay away from this game, they are same as the rest, they'll take your money and run away.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 13
My brother and I got the game together to check it out as it was very much the sort of game I usually enjoyed... Had it worked. It was so slooow, unresponsive and laggy that we simply gave up even after much tweaking of graphics. But it had been a long time since I had checked it out and I was going through my games folder and thought, sure I'll give it another go. Well now the damn thing doesn't even load! Not even to the launcher page. Certainly not worth bothering with, free or not.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 10
TL;DR - NO.

After getting the game to support them, they go "we will now, after years of developing, go free to play and have a load of microtransations for visual mods...."

This is pay to mod.

Didn't they learn when Steam tried this concept? Treating a sandbox like League of Legends or DOTA 2? TF2 or CS:GO? Come on! IT'S A SANDBOX GAME! Imagine Minecraft going Pay-to-mod... No.

I spoke with the devs and to my dismay they told me: "You can mod it all you want in single player mode only. But if you want to mod it online with your friends, you will need to purchase mods through us."
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 4
I just feel I have to intervene since there are a lot of people who downvoted the game recently.

The game is not in a release state, that is true and the devs are well aware of that.

Because of that, the devs decided to stop selling the game, they have been looking for someone who shares their vision, both for the game and how it will be sold and made available, and who is willing to financially support them.

They have managed to do so last year, and because of that it is not true that this project is dead, in fact it is nothing but alive.

It is true that the communication with the fans has been a bit silent, but if you have followed their updates, especially the one from Jan. 15th here on steam, then you know why.

These guys are still on the project and will finish it, I'm sure of that.

And I'm also sure that even after finishing it, they will continue to develop it, since this is a project powered by their passion for it.

Don't listen to the people that downvoted the game, give it time and it will live up to its promise.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 17
Im sure there is alot of content that i would find fun about this game, but im an hour in, and the UI and general lack of depth in the game has managed to completely put me of to it.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 26
Don't buy it. It's a poorly released and managed Early Access game.
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