TerraTech is the multi-award winning sandbox construction and combat game, where you design, build and command your very own fleet of unique land and airborne vehicles, as you explore alien worlds and gather precious resources on a quest for glory and profit.
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Release Date: Feb 6, 2015

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Why Early Access?

“Our goal is to involve our community as much as possible in the evolution of the game, and we think the best way to achieve that is to get the game in the hands of players at an early stage. We strive to maintain a good quality of experience throughout the Early Access phase, while we build new gameplay and expand the library of building blocks. We invite the community to follow our progress in detail and share their thoughts and suggestions on the progress of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We will only bring the game out of Early Access when we feel it has reached the right level of quality and completeness. We intend TerraTech to be a living product, so even after Early Access, the game will continue to evolve and grow as long as we are able to support it!

Our current plan is to be 1.0 feature-complete by the end of 2016, with a formal release planned for early 2017.”

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

“We are aiming for the following key additions:

  • Synchronous multiplayer modes
  • Expanded single-player mission system
  • New corporations
  • More blocks for existing corporations
  • New in-game challenges
  • Game controller support

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The following is a list of the key content in the Early Access version:

  • Drag-and-drop building with over 100 unique blocks, items and equipment
  • Procedurally generated environments with multiple biomes
  • Ability to scavenge resources from the environment
  • Ability to build land vehicles, fixed turrets, hovercrafts, rockets and aeroplanes
  • Three distinct corporations with their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Modular refining/crafting system using special production blocks
  • Scripted missions and encounters with AI enemies
  • Control multiple vehicles using AI
  • Asynchronous multiplayer features, using AI-controlled shared vehicle designs
  • Separate challenge modes; 2 Gauntlet courses and the Sumo Showdown
  • Share vehicle designs with other users via Twitter
  • User profiles

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

“It is our intention to keep the pricing consistent.”

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

“In order to realise TerraTech’s full potential, we want to involve our community as early and as often as possible. We do this in two ways:

The game continues to evolve with regular updates to our R&D branch, where our core community help review and feedback on new features. This branch is updated with both regular and sometimes more experimental updates. This is the level at which our most dedicated early adopters like to get involved. This branch is accessible via an add-on pack, which can be purchased together with the main game, or as a separate DLC.

For those wanting a more consistent experience, our stable branch offers just that. We aim to update this branch every 2 to 4 weeks, and it consists of any revisions and updates we’ve made during R&D updates that are deemed ready for the main version of the game.

This dual-approach to Early Access development allows us to provide differing levels of contributions from players who are looking for different degrees of involvement. Regardless of how you play or contribute however, we intend to maintain a high quality experience throughout the Early Access phase.

As we move through development and towards a formal release, we will be introducing new features, expanding the item inventory and adding new game modes. We invite the community to follow our progress in detail and share their thoughts and suggestions on the progress of the game.”
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December 22, 2016

Early Access Release Notes - Version 0.7.2



Hi everyone

Well, here we are. Our final update of 2016 - and what a year it has been! The game has come a long way and we still have a ton of awesome features working their way up the pipeline as we move into 2017.

We've focused on getting a rock solid build out to you guys ahead of the holiday season, where we'll be taking some much needed rest -- as well as throwing in a couple of new toys. Hope you like what makes up 0.7.2 and be sure to leave your thoughts for what you'd like to see in the new year below.

- Jamie


New Features / Content / Improvements:

  • Added new Mission Log which provides more information about your current missions, such as how far away they are and what rewards they give. Press the 'L' key or click on the current objective panel to open the Mission Log.
  • Added a mission tracker which gives notifications when new missions are added to the Mission Log or objectives are updated.
  • New blocks:
    • Added the Hawkeye Scrapper to the game (Hawkeye Grade 3, available once Hawkeye Grade 2 is maxed out).
    • Added the new Hawkeye Fabricator (Grade 2).
    • Added the new Hawkeye Helios AI Sentry (Grade 2).
  • Added lots of new Techs to the population.
  • Implemented an early test version of the Grabit 3D model viewer. This option appears when taking a snapshot of a Tech. Tech models can then be uploaded to Grabit and viewed in the online 3D viewer.
    • Eventually, you will be able to purchase 3D printed Techs through this method, but that option won't be available until the New Year. Feel free to upload your favourite builds and view them in various materials that will be available.
  • Performance improved for machines with lower end graphics cards.
  • Updated translations from the TT Translator team (many thanks to José Prieto, Kristian Sipkes, Moisés Ojeda Gutiérrez, Malte "SenorRageQuit" Hübner, Raúl “Cusuno” Zeas and Viktor Bengtsson for the recent translation updates).

Game Design Tweaks:
  • Block revisions:
    • Increased the pick-up range of all Scrappers. Geocorp has the largest radius, then Hawkeye is a little smaller and GSO and Venture have the smallest pick-up range.
    • Increased the range of Hawkeye Missiles and decreased their damage slightly.
    • Increased the lift power of the Hawkeye Rotors and the Venture Nose Propeller.
    • Added Hawkeye & Venture Blocks to Sumo. Expanded the GSO and GeoCorp Block selection too.
  • Updated the enemy population spawning filters to reduce keep the sizes of enemy Techs in missions consistent per grade whatever the size of the player Tech.
  • Updated mission reward Payload Crates to gift multiple blocks. Higher grade missions give more blocks.
  • Prevent player attaching the SCU to their Tech during the SCU mission.
  • Fabrication of all blocks is now allowed once a corporation's level has been maxed out.

Art Tweaks:
  • The in-game HUD layout has been revised to have the current mission objective in the top right and the corporation XP bars in the top left.
  • Improved the Tech snapshot overlay.
  • Updated the appearance of Crafty Mike.
  • Added clearer input and output indicators on the Hawkeye crafting blocks.

Bug Fixes:
  • Crash bug fixes:
    • Multiple crash bug fixes.
    • Game now ignores corrupted save files in load saves screen instead of crashing.
    • Fixed crash bug when loading game saves from particular older builds.
    • Fixed crash when saving larger snapshots.
    • Prevent crash occurring when crafting blocks produce resources onto unloaded tiles.
  • Mission related bug fixes:
    • Fixed radar mission text interrupting the solar generator mission text on reload.
    • Fixed progression blocker when saving during the explanatory text at the end of the Battery mission.
    • Fixed crates not unlocking when mission objectives are met.
    • Fixed incorrect mission description for Master Harvester I.
    • Fixed progression blocker when dragging wood onto filter during Crafty Business III mission.
    • Fixed being able to spawn multiple Generators in Crafty Business III mission.
    • Fixed bug where killing a Tech with only missiles wouldn’t always count it towards your enemies defeated score.
    • Fixed Hawkeye Fabricator not being given as a mission reward.
  • Prevented Trading Station being on top of landmarks (only fixed for new playthroughs).
  • The block palette is now made available whenever you have a SCU.
  • Can now manually place blocks into a GeoCorp Scrapper.
  • Fixed issue with blocks getting stuck when going into a GeoCorp Scrapper.
  • Fixed placement of overlays on non 16:9 resolutions.
  • Fixed display of Snapshot screen to appear correctly in non-16:9 aspect ratio screen sizes.
  • If the last player Tech is defeated, any open shop now automatically closes.

Known Issues:
  • Most of the original base blocks have now been replaced with newer versions for the updated crafting system. The older base blocks now appear magenta in the game and will be removed completely near the start of 2017. This should give you time to replace any old base blocks that you have on existing Techs and bases before they vanish forever.
  • Rocks on steam vents can respawn after reloading.
  • Multiple resources travelling close to each other along Conveyors may generate bottlenecks and clog bases up, especially around Refineries and Filters.
  • Graphical issues with red projector on terrain when enemies spawn in.
  • Some radar markers may point towards things that are missing in the world.
  • Markers for missions and bases when playing in 4:3 are offset slightly.

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December 20, 2016

Early Access Release Notes - Version 0.7.1.6 - UNSTABLE BRANCH

Design Tweaks:

  • Prevent player attaching the SCU to their Tech during the SCU mission.

Art Tweaks:
  • Updated the Crafty Mike messaging image to match the current in-game Crafty Mike.
  • Added clearer input and output indicators on the Hawkeye crafting blocks.

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed incorrect mission description for Master Harvester I.
  • If the last player Tech is defeated, any open shop now automatically closes.

Known Issues:
  • Most of the original base blocks have now been replaced with newer versions for the updated crafting system. The older base blocks now appear magenta in the game and will be removed completely near the start of 2017. This should give you time to replace any old base blocks that you have on existing Techs and bases before they vanish forever.
  • Rocks on steam vents can respawn after reloading
  • Multiple resources travelling close to each other along Conveyors may generate bottlenecks and clog bases up, especially around Refineries and Filters.
  • Graphical issues with red projector on terrain when enemies spawn in.
  • Some radar markers may point towards things that are missing in the world.
  • Markers for missions and bases when playing in 4:3 are offset slightly.

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“TerraTech is digital Lego Technic with guns”
Kotaku

“Absolutely brilliant ... It's The Incredible Machine does Robot Wars”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

TerraTech is the multi-award winning sandbox construction and combat game where you design, build and command your very own fleet of unique land and airborne vehicles, as you explore alien worlds and gather precious resources on a quest for glory and profit.

In the distant future, Earth's natural resources have been depleted, and as a resource-gathering prospector it's your job to travel to alien planets and scour them for valuable materials. But you are not alone! Rival prospectors litter the landscapes of these new worlds, and will fight to protect what’s theirs, and invade to take what’s yours.

To make your mark, you will need to be cunning and creative.

Using the building blocks, guns, wheels, and wings from several Mining Corporations, you can build varied Techs to suit every purpose. Be it powerful armoured combat vehicles, unstoppable resource gathering machines, sprawling resource processing bases or a hybrid of all three - creativity is your key to exo-planetary success.

The worlds in TerraTech are procedurally generated and infinite, so there are always new lands to discover and more resources to find. Treacherous mountain ranges, luscious grasslands and huge deserts are among the biomes you will encounter. More will be added as development progresses.

The intergalactic mining industry is a profitable one, but you are not the only miner in search for new worlds to exploit. Defending yourself from rival miners will take time, resources and skill, with success leading to new territory and new lands. All equipable blocks and items can be damaged or destroyed, so ensuring you are sufficiently armed and ready for battle is a key element of both survival and prosperity in TerraTech. Get out there and show them who’s boss!

By gathering and processing natural resources, players are able to construct storage, refining and construction bases in order to craft new blocks in the game. Like the look of that Venture Hail Fire Rifle that just tore your vehicle apart? Go prospecting for the needed resources, and craft a couple for yourself in the shiny new Venture fabricator which you just aquired, by beating their time trial challenge in the nearby mountains.

All exo-planetary miners buy parts from the established Mining Corporations, which each have their own specific brand of mining technology. Get the job done with GSO, zoom around with high-performance recon specialists Venture, strip-mine to the max with the heavy-duty GeoCorp or act with miltary efficiency utilizing the stealth focussed Hawkeye. New Corporations we’re aiming to add to the game include deranged experimental scientists Reticule Research, technological superiority giants Better Future and the hive-mind AI swarms of LEGION. Completing missions and discovering blocks for each Corp will improve your standing with them, and gain access to the more sought-after components in their arsenal.



This is an Early Access game, with everything that implies. Please check the System Requirements to ensure your PC is compatible.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo T7600 @ 2.33GHz or AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 520M or Intel HD 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Two-button mouse strongly recommended. Spec may be subject to revisions during Early Access.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.67GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5670
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Two-button mouse strongly recommended. Spec may be subject to revisions during Early Access.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo T7600 @ 2.33GHz or AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 520M or Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Two-button mouse strongly recommended. Spec may be subject to revisions during Early Access.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.67GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5670
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Two-button mouse strongly recommended. Spec may be subject to revisions during Early Access.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
    • Processor: 2.33Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3 Compatible GPU with 1GB Video RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Two-button mouse strongly recommended. Spec may be subject to revisions during Early Access.
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