Build insane Robot Battle Vehicles that drive, hover and fly; add weapons from the future and jump in the driving seat as you take them into battle in a team based capture the base Free-to-Win MMO.
User reviews: Very Positive (41,969 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 8, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Robocraft has been built with a dedicated community of Robocrafters from the very beginning. It's first release was in April 2013 and had no multiplayer and no combat. From that point and to now the game has grown to it's full MMO state and whilst we still call it a 'Live Alpha' you will find it a very polished and fully featured experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Freejam are now plotting a path to Full Release with an aim to be fully release by early 2016.”

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

“Whilst users accounts will never be reset - so what you earn in game now you will always keep - the Full Release of Robocraft will contain a number of additional key core features, specifically Clans (inc. Clan Battles), Rank (inc. Ranked Battles), more game modes, Coloring your Robot, a PVE mode and translation into many languages.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We call it 'Early Alpha' but we expect you to find it as polished and fully featured as most 'Beta' releases.”

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

“No, Robocraft will always be Free-to-play and our prices won't change as a result of shifting from Early Access to a full release in future.”

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

“Freejam (the developer of Robocraft) has community in it's blood. The word Freejam is a combination of 'Free' and 'Jam' where 'Free' shows our dedication to keeping Robocraft always Free and 'Jam' stands for 'Jamming'. We like to think of Robocraft as a game that has been built from the ground up with the community and 'Jamming' with the community is ingrained in everything we do.”
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August 27

Legends of the Pit – Out Now!



Robocraft’s latest update – Legends of the Pit – is out now!

The full patch notes can be found here!

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August 26

Legends Of The Pit – Coming This Week!



The Legends of the Pit update is coming this week!
Read all the patch notes before it's released!


http://robocraftgame.com/legends-of-the-pit-coming-this-week/

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About This Game

Build insane Robot Battle Vehicles that drive, hover, walk and fly; add weapons from the future and jump in the driving seat as you take them into battle in a team based Free-to-Win action game.

BUILD - A futuristic robo vehicle from Cubes, add Wheels, Thrusters, Wings, Legs, Tank Tracks, Rail Cannons and Plasma Launchers
DRIVE - Jump in the Pilot seat of your Robot and drive it into battle in Jet Cars, Tanks, Flying Warships, anything you can dream up
FIGHT - Battle online in massively multiplayer mayhem against players from all over the world


- Over 200 cubes and components to collect and combine to make a million different Robot designs
- Watch as your enemy's Robot breaks apart cube by cube as you destroy them with powerful weaponry
- Auto-repair your Robot and head into battle again gradually building your resources to make your Robots more powerful
- Invite Friends and chat in game
- Form Platoons and battle on the same team
- Save your Robots in the Garage to the cloud
- Access your game account from any PC anywhere via Robocloud
- Free-To-Win, everything required to get to the very top of the tree in Robocraft can be gained for free

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU, DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
Helpful customer reviews
643 of 843 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
188.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Early Access Review
Robocraft was a great game to play. The new Robocraft: Unleashed update came out and all of a sudden everything has gone to ♥♥♥♥. The credit system in the past used to be great, I would get a nice amount of credits for finishing a game in a high tier. 200-300k depending if I did gone in that match. Now, since the new update has came out, when finishing a game I get about 30-60k credits. This doesn't help when the higher tier parts cost about 100-150k each.


Furthermore, they removed the Tech Tree system, which grants access to all of the part depending on your player level. I am a high level, and it feels as if there is no progression in the game anymore. I got a buzz out of working to unlock parts to build my Bot; but now its just handed to me and it just doesn't quite feel the same. To be honest, it feels awful. They have removed tiers in the game, may I add it was a great system, and replaced it with Robot Ranking. Robot what? Anyone can be matched with anyone, and there is no sense of achievement anymore. You could acknowledge that you have increased in tier, and you would feel great because of it. You could feel progression through the tiers as you earned more and more tech points and credits. Now? You feel nothing. Robot Ranking isnt quite the same, and to be honest... It is a dissapointment. I couldn't wait to download the new update as I thought it would bring loads of new features to the game to make it more fun, to be honest they just ♥♥♥♥ed it right up.

Finally, they decided to change the UI to a mouse-based system. Was there any point? You could have used certain keys to open different menus. Now its all mouse based and is sluggish as ♥♥♥♥; Another unnecessary feature that has ruined the game.

The new matchmaking system that they decided to add in allows you to play with anyone you want which, don't get me wrong, sounds like a great idea. But the only problem is, it doesn't work. Basing this description on the tier system, it basically matches lower and higher tiers together. Tier 5s battling Tier 10s and Megabots? Not fair at all. This completely ruined the game for me as my Bot was completely useless against some other Bot designs that had overpowered SMGS that they unlocked also because of another terrible unnessecary feature that they added; the awful new Player Level tech tree system.

To finish it off, I wouldn't recommend this game to any newcomers until FreeJam get their ♥♥♥♥ together and realise which features are necessary and which features aren't. The game isn't fun to play anymore, they killed that vibe along with the hype that everybody had leading up to this update. Long time players are sure to be quitting this game because of the trouble this update has caused; infact, there is no point in even downloading.

The community is slowly dying.


UPDATE 25/8/15 : They fixed the credits, the game is much better as they have fixed this. Still would not reccomend until they fix the other messed up features.
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153 of 221 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
828.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Early Access Review
UPDATE 1: The dev team are going through a massive brain-storming phase and are dicussing everything from adding mech legs, new weapons, turning platforms (turrets) to even overhauling entire sections of the game.
Also a few of the recent hotfixes have adressed some of the issues I mention below so take the following review with a pinch of salt. Even though I still don't recommend the game; loads of great stuff is in the pipeline. The devs are communicating alot with the comunity lately and if they deliver even half of what they're saying this review will be re-written with a big thumbs-up plastered over it.

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Why don't I recomend this game even though I've sunk more that 800 hours into it? Because the game's been slowly getting worse and I stupidly held hope for it.

The developers think they know what the comunity wants but they don't even play thier own game. Long time players who invested heavily into the game get shoved off in favour of a few new players who won't play more than a few hours.

Starting off, new players will find the first steps into the game rather pleasent as you start to build up your robot and everything seems so polished. You upgrade your bot a few times and get placed with people who'd done the same, seems fair so far untill it becomes infuriating once the match-maker shoves you against people with parts you are nowhere near unlocking. These will tear you apart no matter how well you built your robot and this will be a constant problem untill you reach maximum ranking. Once you're at the top though you can't go back because the match-maker takes into account player level and even though you decided to build a low ranking/starter bot, you'll be put vs bots way stronger than you and you'll be cannon fodder for the whole 20 minutes of the match.

Creative designs that take hours to perfect (such as the ones in the pictures above) are thrumped by blobs of armour that don't take more than 5 minutes to make. There is absolutly no point in making a good looking bot as it will hinder you severely. Just because you can build it doesn't mean it'll work in a match. By the way, the physics engine in practice mode is different to the engine used in matches so there is no guarantee that your robot will work when you decide it's good enough for battle.

All in all, the devs over-hype updates, promise things and shelve the idea and throw useless crap at the playerbase to distract them from the core problems of the game.

Move along, theres no longer anything worthwhile to see here.
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279 of 421 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
479.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Early Access Review
After todays update I have uninstalled, Thanks for the constant dissapointments with every update, Thanks for making a great game slowly get worse for the older playerbase the ones who put money in your pocket to keep you guys fed and watered to make a better game, Thanks for nothing.

13/08/2015

Updated but still negative, Stop messing with stuff that's working.
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34 of 50 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
246.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Early Access Review
Before, Robocraft was a really fun game untill they decided that, if you want to tier up you have to upgrade all of your blocks to tier up and that upsets me alot because I built a Tesla Dart and now I can't use it. Also if you use a antivirus program like avast, it would came up with a creepy teddy bear picture. When I played this game at first it was fun but now they ruined it.
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34 of 50 people (68%) found this review helpful
233.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Early Access Review
I wish I could write a good review for this game, I really do.

But I can't.

3-4 months ago, I easily would have given this game 10/10. It had simple but strategic gameplay and complex engineering and building. And if you wanted to, you could build "artbots" and be creative to your heart's extent.

What the game really needed, was to keep it's core gameplay (building and 1 life battling) and polish the battle aspect of the game. The building aspect was great, all it needed was more content and accurate statistics. The battle aspect was great, all it needed was more variety.

But instead, the devs went off on a limb and ruined everything. Instead of enhancing the gameplay, it completely changed it. They threw everything good away to appeal to the moba crowd. And, being a MOBA fan, I hated it. Overclocking ruined bot design, I could spend 8 hours designing a bot, and that bot would perform no better than a simple brick with guns on it that I could design in 5 minutes.

The devs seemed to think staring mindlessly at a tower was fun, so they added towers simply to appear to the MOBA crowd. Everyone hated them, but instead of getting rid of them, they made them more integral to the gameplay.

The devs made bad decision after bad decision. After every update more and more people complained, more people left. The devs refused to listen to the playerbase, and when they did. They listened to the fanatics and white knights instead of the critical but reasoned responses from players who only wanted to see the game succeed.

And after all this, they go chasing after imaginary problems and spend 1 month of dev time doing nothing to improve gameplay, but trying to fix a problem they made 2 updates before, instead of just rolling back the said update.

But hey, we got a new map.

All in all, the devs ruined this game. I highly reccomend ignoring this game if you don't want to be constantly dissapointed until you quit.

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