Create, Collect, and Crash in Autocraft, a physics destruction sandbox. Create your own cars, rockets, tanks, planes, boats, and more.
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Mostly Positive (199 reviews) - 71% of the 199 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 15, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are still deciding the direction we want to take the game - new games modes, vehicle parts, and game options - and want to involve players in that.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to release it sometime in 2015”

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

“The Build Challenges levels are very polished and complete so will mostly stay the same - but we are still experimenting with the Sandbox and alternative game modes so we don't know what features they will have for release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The two current game modes right now are 'Build Challenges' and the Sandbox mode. We currently have 37 build challenge levels, each with 2-3 stars to obtain as additional challenges. We've finished development on all the current Build Challenge levels, and continue to add more. The Sandbox mode is for experimentation and creative building - it is still in heavy development and can change over time, and will contain bugs / issues.”

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

“We might increase the price before release as more features / game modes are added, but no definite plans yet.”

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

“The Sandbox mode allows for a lot of creativity and exploration of the game mechanics - we want to see what player's build and what features they want to decide on the direction to take the rest of development.”
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Recent updates View all (11)

April 17

Autocraft 0.921 - Another wheel fix!

- Last update we messed up wheel physics on a number of levels - we've now corrected that
- Now also makes more clear when wheels have no power

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April 10

Autocraft Update 0.92 - Fixes!

Based on feedback from our last update we've updated to 0.92 with some fixes / new additions:

- Tool tip menu - Added tool tips to the UI to make it less cryptic
- Increased wheel friction, less sliding
- Stronger creations - Increased the amount of velocity needed to break stuff by about 50%
- Fixed weapon firing colliding with own vehicle
- Added 'rotate' menu option, to rotate parts besides the middle mouse button

Let us know any comments/suggestions! thanks,
- Lee

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About This Game

Create, Collect, and Crash in Autocraft, a physics destruction puzzle/sandbox from the creators of Apotheon and Capsized.

CREATE your own cars, rockets, tanks, planes, boats, and robots.
COLLECT mineral ore from across the galaxy. Explore unique worlds and unlock new Sandbox parts.
CRASH everything! Learn from your mistakes as you try to perfect your creation. Attach weapons to wreak havoc.

  • 37 Challenge levels and many ways to beat each one!
  • Over 100+ different vehicle parts for you to build with: Rocket Thrusters, Missile Launchers, Cannons, Propellers, Boosters, Wheels, Hoverpads, Joints and Rotators, Wings, Pistons, Balloons, Antigravity engines, Jettisons, Pullys, Buzzsaws, Drills, and many, many more
  • Download our premade creations in the Sandbox. Coming soon you'll be able to share your creations online and try some of the vehicles other players are making.
  • Use the wiring system to tweak how each individual part of your vehicle works to make your creation do exactly what you want.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.5 GHZ
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X9.0c Compatible
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard or later)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card, 256 MB video RAM
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
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Overall:
Mostly Positive (199 reviews)
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ASADA SHINO
80.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
THANKS FOR FIXING THE GAME I'M SO HAPPY!!!
THIS GAME IS AWESOME
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Violent Pacifist
23.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Very fun game!
Pros:
-Tons of creativity!
-Awesome art style.
-Easy building.
-Fun to play!
-Game boots up INSTANTLY.
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Cons:
-Laggy on lower end systems.
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Awesome game, fun to build things and drive them around!
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DishonoredKiller
0.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
i dont know why i do but the game just gives me a ♥♥♥♥ vibe and the game is too glitchy plus THE "building" and ect is ♥♥♥♥ its very very cheap and just crappy in all honistly i would not want this game EVER after playing this game only this once! ITS THAT BAD the game is just overall good feel and just good in general from watching youtubers and the trailer so you someone gifts it to you or you buy it and its ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ srlsy i saw this game and i was stoked i loved the idea and i wanted to travle in space... but i got a pice of ♥♥♥♥ that almost works but falls short and just ♥♥♥♥ing sucks i dislike this game is just i hate it... it took my dreams of space travile and killed it srly this game i would never say hey buy this yadayad- NO its ♥♥♥♥ and you should not buy it!
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thorm81
0.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Kind of feels abandoned. The developers don't seem to have been here since April, and reading in the discussion don't really seem to have been much help when they were.

The game is way too broken. The controls don't seem to work well, some not at all.
With the little bit I managed to be able to do my cars wheel got stuck inside a rock.

To me it's not worth the $2.49 I paid.
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Patrette
1.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 26
nice
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thederpiestcat
4.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 26
hey thats pretty good
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howard_roark
0.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
Compared to other very similar games, this one is by far the worst. Not fun at all, and the physics just feels off.
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Wanderer_111
38.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 16
See, I started playing this game quite a while ago. Off and on, I'd play it, and I saw it through its development stages. When I first got the game, I really enjoyed it, and it kept me entertained for a while. Eventually it got a tad bit repetative, but I still played it quite a bit. They added the aircraft parts, which interested me, but still didn't work as well as I expected. Eventually, I got completely tired of the game, and I feel nothing can bring back the enjoyment I had when I originally started playing this game. If you want to play something where you can build cars and planes and whatnot, just get SimplePlanes.
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Brewerdude2020
8.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
I like this game so much it is so cool and amazing i just ont like how they/he changes the controls every few updates
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Qazwsxedcrfv
7.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
This game isn't worth your hard earned money. First of all, they have no updates, like litterly none at all. Second it crashes all the thime and is really glitchy.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
58 of 75 people (77%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 27, 2014
If you first hear the name Autocraft you might just think you’re dealing with some kind of Warcraft clone with cars here. Let me reassure you that it doesn’t come even close. In reality this is a fun game for all of those who have ever played with Lego or K’nex. That’s exactly right; Autocraft wants you to use your imagination again.

First and foremost this is a puzzle game, but building stuff is also a very important part of the game. There aren’t any real objectives except to get to the goal. You start off in ‘building’ mode where you have the opportunity to build a vehicle. At first, this will be a car, but a few levels in you’ll be building an airplane and later on even boats and robots, among other things.
Every couple of levels you’ll learn something new to do so it gradually teaches you all the things you can do. These ‘tutorials’ aren’t too deep. As a matter of fact you’ll be doing everything yourself. The game doesn’t limit you to the developers’ ideas, it allows you to experiment with things yourself and maybe you can even find a different way to do things. I do have to admit that this is pretty hard in the beginning, because you only have a limited amount of building blocks available and you’re probably going to need them all just to understand the game’s mechanics. Still, it’s possible.
And I wouldn’t say it’s impossible but it’s damn hard to get to the end of the level without crashing at least once. Building things is a learning process and a fun experience in itself. It’s very satisfying to see a crafted vehicle do exactly what you want it to do.
I haven’t mentioned the controls yet but they’re really easy to use. Just dragging objects onto other objects will attach them to each other. You can smoothly and quickly drag them to other places, too and by keeping Control pressed you can quickly add the same parts to other pieces and by pressing and holding Alt you’ll be able to quickly delete specific parts. Easy as pie.
As I said there aren’t any real objectives but there are optional objectives you can complete like setting a speed record, collecting a star (‘hidden’ somewhere in the level) or by using a specific amount of blocks. Completing these objectives will earn you more (different) blocks that you can use in Sandbox mode where you can express your imagination and creativity more freely.
Sandbox mode is exactly what it sounds like. You select a level and you start building things with the blocks you have acquired. You’ll also be able to load objects from other users into your levels and then just have fun with them. Fans of Lego and K’nex will have an excellent time here, even if interaction with objects is fairly limited.
The game, at the moment of writing, has 37 levels to complete. The first couple of levels are easy and can be seen as an introduction to the game really, but around level 10 things start to get more difficult. You can play this until the end of time, but if you’re going to finish just the levels then you should be able to complete them between 10-20 hours I think. It depends on several factors so as you can understand it’s a very rough estimate.

As far as the graphics are concerned Autocraft looks really beautiful. This is the first game, I think ever, that reminded me of Mario Galaxy. The graphics have the same style with lots of colors and specific shading. It looks beautiful in motion and the screenshots don’t do it justice. Not entirely, at least. One thing I would like to see though, are more animated objects in the background. It feels a little barebones sometimes, but you’re usually probably too busy building anyway.
The music is kind of subtle but what’s there is calm and soothing, and maybe even a bit futuristic. It’s well done. As for the sounds; crashing, using your engines and blocks connecting with each other all sound realistic enough to keep you immersed.

Autocraft is a fun game that’s all about completing puzzles by building vehicles. If you ever played Turbo Dismount but wanted more freedom and creativity then this is the game for you. I had a great time with it and I’m sure many share that sentiment. I know the game isn’t yet complete, but I’m positive the quality will only improve (it’s already very polished). I’m curious to see what the final product will be like. Recommended !

[Rating: 79/100]
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79 of 111 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23, 2015
While it was fun when I was first starting to learn how everything works, later it just becomes like every other "physics"-based puzzle game with repetitive landscapes and the same old requirements to finish each puzzle, just modified slightly.

Apart from the scenery, this game is no different than any of the other games of the same genre. But what disappointed me the most out this was that the game seems to be abandoned, with no new updates for nearly five months.

In all, this game had potential in it's earlier stages, but nothing was done with it and it ended up bland and no different than any other game. If any new updates come out after this review, I will re-evaluate my review accordingly.

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33 of 44 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 15, 2014
I love the art style of this game! It still has a lot of room to grow but shows promise. Autocraft gives players a freedom to approach puzzles that most other games of its kind lack and the achievements for each problem, now a staple of the genre, add real depth to the Build Challenges. With Autocraft in Early Access, I'm curious to see how the developers might implement the weapons systems to mix up this deeply enjoyable logic game and its stellar physics engine.
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50 of 76 people (66%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 9, 2015
Autocraft is a phyics based building game which is currently available in Early Access. In Autocraft's challenge mode you are given objectives to complete on different maps and you must build a vehicle with the parts you are given to complete these objectives. In Sandbox mode you should (I'll come to that later) be able to build any vehicle you could possibly imagine with any of the parts available in the game on one of three maps.

As a huge fan of Bad Piggies on my Tablet (a similar game but in 2D) this game was an instant-buy when I saw it was on sale and I'm quite happy that I picked it up.

+Nice simple art style which suits the game well
+Simple and easy to use UI though it isn't the nicest looking UI around
+Quite a lot of challenges each with it's own map
+A large catalogue of parts each with different pros and cons
+The character looks cool
+You have a speed and time indicator which is useful for completing timed objectives
+Workshop support and there are some really great creations out there

-The game gets updated quite slowly
-Soundtrack and sound effects aren't the best
-Challenge mode gets pretty boring quite quickly

Worth a mention:
-I've been having a lot of trouble downloading workshop items, in fact I can't download them at all but it could just be a problem my end

Verdict:
6

Autocraft has a fun challenge mode and an enjoyable sandbox mode, a great little game that's great for anyone who enjoys building things

El K.
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31 of 44 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 15, 2014
Full review at: http://youtu.be/WVFYZRlbLGk

Autocraft has an extremely fun challenge system and a fluid, easy creation system that make the game fun to play. The only real problem with Autocraft is there is not enough to do, the challenges are fun but are not plentiful enough, and a lack of a multiplayer mode at least in sandbox makes the game lose your interest quickly. However with more challenges and gamemodes added, I’m sure that Autocraft will be something to pick up in the near future.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 7, 2014
diddy kong racing+kerbal space program+surgeon simulator=autocraft

i should admit to feeling a bit biased towards this company, since they made capsized, which is one of my favourite platformers.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 18, 2014
I only heard of this game a day after its release on Steam, I bought it that same day because the promotional videos already captured my love for sandbox physics.

The Pros:
~ Simplistic yet elegant art style
~ Addicitive 'challenge' levels
~ Once you've unlocked parts through doing challenge levels, sandbox mode is a hell of a lot of fun
~ Easy to grasp building interface

The Cons:
~ Its buggy (but this should be expected with early alpha), although not game-breaking
~ Can be short lived if you rush through the challenge levels (again, its early access so hopefully more content is on its way)


Overall, I found it a refreshing sandbox-simulation type game, its not as complex as similar titles such as Kerbal Space Program, but I like that about it really. If you enjoy getting creative in order to solve puzzles, or just like fooling around with different contraptions on sandbox then I'd recommend this title, especially at its reasonable price.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 26, 2014
Remember playing with your legos? Remember how much fun it was to create something, express your creativity and then play with it... This game gives you the same sort of feeling. The updates are pretty frequent and Devs try hard ro make em good. It's well worth the money.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 15, 2014
Good game! I just spent half an hour blowing myself up trying to get the last star. : )

Easy to learn, fun to play, and hard to master.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30, 2015
This is a a fun little game to mess about in and to play in your spare time.
Pros:
Workshop
Vehicle creation
Able to get out your vehicle
Lots of levels
Sandbox
Cons:
Graphics are Ok
Can be a little laggy

Overall, I like this game alot but it isnt the best. I do recommend this to creative people but if you arent, do not buy this game. I do think the price should be lowered in price a little, to about 4.99
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