TerraTech is an open-world, sandbox adventure game, where you design and build your own creations through a mix of crafting, combat and discovery. Explore a hostile alien landscape, or design with creative freedom. The choice is yours.
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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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June 19

Early Access Release Notes - Version 0.7.5.1 - UNSTABLE BRANCH

Find out how to switch from the TerraTech main branch to the TT_Unstable Beta branch here

New features / content / improvements:

  • Re-enabled Save Tech Blocks to SCU and Load Snapshot Techs from SCU features.
  • Save Tech Blocks and Load Snapshot Techs now feature new animations.
  • Latest translations from the TT Translators updated in the game.

Game Design Tweaks:
  • General tweaks:
    • Added some more hints at the start of the game for first-time players.
    • Increased the Block Survival Chance when blocks are detached from a destroyed enemy Tech, increasing opportunities to gain blocks via scavenging.
    • A selection of Basic Blocks, that were previously guaranteed to have at least 100 instances in the Terminals and Trading Stations, are now infinitely available instead.
    • The Trading Station and Terminal shops now always stock a minimum of 4 GSO Small Collectors.
    • Certain blocks sold in the Terminals and Trading Stations are now offered in pairs. These blocks include all types of wheels, all pairs of left and right wings and various other Blocks that are less useful when encountered on their own.

  • Block tweaks:
    • Moved the GSO Block Magnet Mini and GSO Block Magnet down a grade each (now GSO Grades 1 & 2). The Block Magnet is now common rather than uncommon.
    • Decreased the downward force applied by all Venture Spoilers.
    • Increased the damage of the Hawkeye Auto Cannon.
    • Special Hats and Colour Blocks are now available to buy at Trading Stations and Terminal shops in Campaign mode.

  • Resource tweaks:
    • Increased the amount of Chunks that can be harvested from Slow to Mine Resource Givers (Oleite, Carbite, Rodite, Erudite, Celestite & Ignite) up to around 1000 Chunks total.
    • Slowed down the rate at which Auto Miners produce a Chunk to once every 30 seconds. It now takes roughly 8 hours to fully exhaust an underground deposit.
    • Adjusted the amount of energy gained from burning various Fuel Chunks:
      • Olite and Olastic now produce less energy than Carbite and Carbius, as Carbite and Carbius are more rare.
      • GSO Static Furnace Generators yield the same amount of energy for Raw and Refined versions of the Chunks. However, Refined Chunks will burn faster in a GSO Furnace Generator. GSO Mobile Furnace Generators do the same, but only yield half the amount of energy.

  • EXP Block tweaks:
    • All EXP blocks are now available to discover, unlock and use in Campaign mode (for R&D Test Chamber owners only).
    • EXP blocks cannot be crafted, but they can be purchased, awarded for completing missions and scavenged from enemy Techs.
    • The blocks can be unlocked across various Corporation grades:
      • GSO Grade 2
        • EXP Power Gauge (requires functionality)
        • EXP Tow Hook 1
        • EXP Tow Ring 1
        • EXP Passive Wheel Small

      • GSO Grade 3
        • EXP Dropper
        • EXP Fuel Gauge (requires functionality)

      • GeoCorp Grade 1
        • EXP Tow Hook 2
        • EXP Tow Ring 2
        • EXP Anchored Furnace Generator
        • EXP Resource Radar (requires functionality)
        • EXP Plasma Cutter Angled

      • GeoCorp Grade 2
        • EXP Tow Hook 3
        • EXP Tow Ring 3
        • EXP Hammer Piston Straight
        • EXP Articulated Drill
        • EXP Monster Wheel

      • GeoCorp Grade 3
        • EXP Tow Hook 4
        • EXP Tow Lock 4
        • EXP Tow Ring 4
        • EXP Tow Ring 4 Alt
        • EXP Caterpillar Track Left (requires extra functionality)
        • EXP Caterpillar Track Middle (requires extra functionality)
        • EXP Caterpillar Track Right (requires extra functionality)

      • Venture Grade 1
        • EXP Fireworks Launcher
        • EXP Vibro Knife
        • EXP Dune Wheel Left
        • EXP Dune Wheel Right

      • Venture Grade 2
        • EXP F1 Wheel Small

      • Venture Grade 3
        • EXP Springer Straight Fork Wheel
        • EXP Springer Angled Short Fork Wheel
        • EXP Springer Angled Long Fork Wheel
        • EXP F1 Wheel Large

Art Tweaks:
  • Added generator-based scaling to the Basic grassland trees.
  • Optimised Front End “New Game buttons.”
  • Updated Grasslands Rock terrain texture.

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed progress blocker due to shop window not appearing on Striking Out mission.
  • Fixed Trading Stations restocking slightly later than intended.
  • When destroyed, some EXP Blocks were showing the wrong bits when they explode.
  • Fixed vertical rotation issue with the Hawkeye Auto Cannon, it can now angle up to aim at targets above.
  • Fixed failure when loading snapshots containing deprecated blocks.
  • Fixed Ranked Sumo Tech loader issues in some resolutions.

Known Issues:
  • Sumo, Gauntlet and R&D Test Chamber may start with an initial noticeable stutter depending on how many Tech snapshots are present in the TerraTech folder.
  • Anchored blocks can be placed in close proximity to each other, causing them to overlap.
  • Can incorrectly rename non-player bases.
  • 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.
  • Markers for missions and bases when playing in 4:3 are offset slightly.

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June 9

Early Access Release Notes - Version 0.7.5



Hi guys,

0.7.5 marks the release of a long awaited reworking of the way the world is generated in TerraTech. We are now capable of spawning a much wider variety of biomes with extensive mountain ranges, vast rolling hills, tricky-to-pass terrain and a bunch more. We also see the addition of the brand new Pillars biome -- and this is only the start. More biomes will be coming in future updates.

Another long awaited feature that has arrived is the ability to move while in build beam. This should help with getting your Techs unstuck from any tricky terrain -- as well as positioning your Sentry Turrets and bases in the perfect places. Increased Trading Station Inventory, Hints, permanent Inventory Access, new blocks, optimisations, bug fixes and a load more make up an update we're very excited to be putting in your hands. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Good luck out there.

Jamie xoxo


IMPORTANT NOTE:
We've performed a big overhaul of the underlying tech to create greater variety in the world of TerraTech. Game saves from TT_Unstable version 0.7.4.4 to 0.7.4.9 will not load into properly into this version or newer. Game saves from this version can be continued in newer updates.


New features / content / improvements:

  1. The terrain now has greater variation with the addition of multiple sub-biomes.
  2. Added new 5th biome - the Pillars Biome.
  3. Build Beam: Can slowly reposition a Tech’s position to get unstuck and refine the position and orientation of anchored Techs.
    • Up/Down moves Tech forwards/backwards relative to the camera angle and Left/Right rotates the Tech.
  4. Added an onscreen Hints System to provide useful gameplay information to the player as they play the game.
  5. New snapshots will be saved inside a dedicated Snapshots folder.
  6. Loading Techs from Inventory can now be done using blocks in a player's inventory.
  7. Added lots of new experimental work-in-progress Stunt Challenges to the R&D Test Chamber.
  8. Memory allocation optimisations for 32-bit versions of the game.
  9. Updated translations from the TT Translator team. Many thanks to the folowing people for the recent translation updates:
    • Bebiezaza
    • Bram "Kirchhoffs" Hazeveld
    • Bram Kamies
    • Gendel Vladimir Grigorievich
    • J. "Trippeh" Quinn
    • Ko Ui Ryeom "WillyGamesYT"
    • Marcus
    • Moisés Ojeda Gutiérrez
    • Oliver "Olli_DXD" Jonsson
    • Olivier "Mr-Vagabond" Barruhet
    • Robert "Deadwing" Galatik
    • Ryo Tanimoto
    • 列支敦士登yuki

Game Design Tweaks:
  • Added several new sub-biomes to appear in the game. Sub-biomes are alternate versions of the existing biomes but with different terrain height patterns, textures and resource distribution. The all new sub-biomes that have been added are:
    • Grasslands:
      • Copse - a more sparsely populated grasslands with less trees in small groups
      • Rocky Ridge - undulating hills with less trees and more rocks

    • Desert:
      • Small Dunes - a desert with small sand dunes in a regular rippled pattern

    • Mountain:
      • Terraced Hills - several stepped platforms with smooth ramps between

  • General tweaks:
    • Once the SCU has been anchored, the player inventory is available from that point onwards, regardless of whether any SCU is anchored.

  • Block tweaks:
    • The shops now stock a significantly larger amount of blocks.
    • GeoCorp Fixed Anchor, GSO Fixed Anchor and GSO Rotating Anchor Anchor Blocks from 'Standard' are now listed as 'Manufacturing' type.
    • Reduced the survival chance of blocks when detaching from a destroyed Tech from 60% to 50%.
    • Updated Hover Plate beam heights. Venture Double Hover Plate is now the tallest hover beam at 15m, GSO Large Quad Hover Plate has a 7.5m beam and the GSO Small Single Hover Plate remains the lowest at 1m beam (as it was before).
    • Updated recipe for GSO Refinery to only require unrefined resource chunks (2 Plumbite + 1 Carbite + 1 Oleite).
    • Increased the load bearing strength of the Hawkeye Armoured and Enclosed Wheels.

  • Mission tweaks:
    • Added a set of 30 different Trader Troll variants. The Trader Troll mission now selects an appropriately sized opponent for you to fight depending on the size of your own Tech.
    • Added all the Special Colour Blocks and Hats to the list of Blocks that can be offered in Block Reward Crates.
    • Doubled the amount of blocks gifted in Reward Crates.

  • Enemy Tech tweaks:
    • Increased the size of enemy Techs spawned in missions and the population. The greatest differences can be seen from Grade 3 GSO onwards.
    • Included smaller population enemy spawns in GSO Grade 4 and 5 (previously they were switched off).
    • Reduced the chance for larger population enemies to appear (enemies will more likely be smaller ones).

  • R&D Test Chamber:
    • Changed EXP Tow Rings and Hooks from Accessories to Standard Blocks category (R&D Test Chamber owners only).
    • Added new Experimental blocks to R&D Test Chamber (R&D Test Chamber owners only):
      • EXP Small F1 Wheel
      • EXP Large F1 Wheel
      • EXP Right Dune Wheel
      • EXP Left Dune Wheel
      • EXP Monster Truck Wheel
      • EXP Mid Fork Springer Wheel
      • EXP Short Fork Springer Wheel
      • EXP Long Fork Springer Wheel
      • EXP Titan Truck Wheel
      • EXP Angled Plasma Cutter
      • EXP Articulated Diamond Drill
      • EXP Straight Jackhammer
      • EXP Dropper
    • Venture Avalanche Launcher, Hawkeye Sentry Turret, Moustache, Sombrero and Viking Helmet have been moved from dispensers to the inventory to free up space.

Art tweaks:
  • Created art assets for new 5th Pillars biome and its resource givers.
  • Various minor fixes for missing attach points, filled cell issues and collision material errors.
  • Updated desert terrain textures.

Bug Fixes:
  • Hot Fix - 14 June 2017:
    • Fixed bug in Sumo menu where anyone without R&D Test Chamber would not get the Design Tech option.
  • Hot Fix - 13 June 2017:
    • Reduced size of enemy Techs spawning in the late game. The world should be a little safer now - but hopefully still a nice challenge.
  • Hot Fix - 12 June 2017:
    • Fixed crash bug triggered when a shield collides with an artefact.

  • General fixes:
    • Fixed bug that caused the Main Menu to appear whilst in a game mode.
    • Invaders should no longer spawn near any missions.
    • Fixed enemies and missions spawning on top of scenery.
    • Fixed being able to purchase unlimited blocks when a SCU powers up whilst viewing the shop.
    • Fixed bug where AI turrets fire on enemies that are out of range.

  • Mission fixes:
    • Fixed issue where some missions were clearing 100m wide areas of their resource givers when spawning.
    • Fixed issue where a large player Tech could encounter a small Trader Troll.
    • Fixed chase missions not giving rewards when sniping from a distance.
    • Fixed rare issue where SCU and crafting missions couldn't be completed.
    • Fixed issue of crafting missions spawning on sloped terrain.

Known Issues:
  • Sumo, Gauntlet and R&D Test Chamber may start with an initial noticeable stutter depending on how many Tech snapshots are present in the TerraTech folder.
  • Anchored blocks can be placed in close proximity to each other, causing them to overlap.
  • Can incorrectly rename non-player bases.
  • 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.
  • Markers for missions and bases when playing in 4:3 are offset slightly.

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“TerraTech is digital Lego Technic with guns”
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“Absolutely brilliant ... It's The Incredible Machine does Robot Wars”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

TerraTech is an open-world, sandbox adventure game, where you design and build your own creations through a mix of crafting, combat and discovery. Explore a hostile alien landscape, or design with creative freedom. The choice is yours.

Start your career as an Intergalactic miner on a randomly generated infinite world in search of profit and glory in Campaign, sit back and build to your hearts content in Creative mode or pit your Techs against the clock and dare to run the Gauntlet Challenge. There are many game modes available in TerraTech to stretch your Tech building imagination to the limits!

Story

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 or newer
    • 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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