Build insane, fully customisable robot battle vehicles that drive, hover, walk and fly in the free-to-play action game Robocraft. Add weapons from the future and jump in the driving seat as you take your creation into battle against other players online!
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Release Date: Jul 8, 2014

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Robocraft has been built with a dedicated community of Robocrafters from the very beginning. The game's first release was in April 2013 and that buildhad no multiplayer and no combat. From that point to today, the game has grown exponentially to its 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 out of Early Access at some point in 2017.”

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

“While 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, many more social features, Clans, more game modes, many more functional components and weapons, a tutorial and PVE mode and full game localisation into many different 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 its 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 with our community to determine how our game continues to evolve. We like to think of Robocraft as a game that has been built from the ground up in collaboration with the community.”
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February 17

MATCHMAKING UPDATE HOTFIX 1 - 0.13.2024

BUG FIXES:

- Fixed a bug which caused players to get stuck connecting to the server if they were kicked from a clan and then searched for another one
- Fixed a bug which prevented the ‘LOAD MORE Clans’ feature from working after the 11th click
- Fixed a bug which caused players to get kicked from a game due to an ‘inactivity’ error
- The border around MMR on the play menu has been fixed
- Corrected the roll-over description for Normal Mode


KNOWN ISSUES:

- We are still seeing issues with the Robocraft Launcher which prevents players from updating their game automatically. We are currently working on a fix for this; however, simply repairing the files by clicking on the dialogue box (see image below) will allow you to update the game and proceed as normal.

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February 16

MATCHMAKING UPDATE Now Live!


Today, Robocraft took one step closer to leaving Alpha and entering BETA. With our latest Matchmaking Update, Robocraft now has a completely reworked matchmaking engine based on the well-known ELO system for ensuring that players are matched fairly in battle based on their skill.

Introduction of ELO:
With this update this we launched a new matchmaking system using the standard ELO system. In Robocraft, your ELO rating will be referred to as your MMR (MatchMaking Rating). Your MMR rating will change based on your team's performance in battle and is used to matchmake players more fairly. So, new players learning the game will be playing against others of similar skill, and experienced players who are pros at Robocraft will be playing with similarly high skilled players. Hopefully this will ensure that everyone will be enjoying the game more overall.

All players will have two account-level MMR values:

– All Mode MMR
– Normal MMR

The ‘Normal MMR’ will update when you play the main Robocraft game mode; ‘Normal Mode’ (formally Battle Arena) and will be visible to you, your friends and your fellow clan mates. While the ‘All-Mode MMR’ will update when you play any multiplayer mode and is not visible to players. Both MMRs have been designed to ensure that players are matchmade fairly to make an enjoyable game for everyone.

For more more information on the implementation of new ELO/MMR system, read our recent Dev Jam.

Player Base ELO / MMR score:
When players first launch Robocraft after the ELO update, their Normal MMR value will be based on their League rank (prior to the update) divided by 3. We chose to divide the League rank number as we felt that keeping max ranked League players at the top, would mean their MMR would only go down (or remain the same). Having an initial lower number allows high-ranked players to work towards achieving the highest ‘Normal MMR’ possible. This was also done to ensure reasonably good matchmaking from the start of ELO.

Players who had previously been the top of League will still have the best ‘Normal MMR’ at the start of the new update. It’s also worth mentioning that any forged League badges will remain on your account, you won’t lose them.

Those players who have not participated in League previously will have a ‘Normal MMR’ of zero.

In this update, the ‘All-Mode MMR’ for all players starts at zero.

Please note: that in the early days post-release the ELO system is still gathering data based on player performance and so matchmaking may not be perfect; especially for those players with an MMR of zero. However as you play more games, more data will be obtained and matchmaking will improve.

Player Ranking:
With the new update, we are retaining the old League Badges and players will be ranked according to their ‘Normal MMR’ scores. The table below shows the MMR required to achieve each rank.



K-Factor:
The amount of MMR a player receives and loses is different in different Leagues. In Bronze the amount is maximal to ensure those who are too strong for Bronze to leave it fast. In Diamond and Protonium it’s minimal to ensure that one unlucky game won’t affect MMR too much. Speaking in ELO terms, we have different K-factor in different Leagues.

For more information on K-factors, click here.

OTHER CHANGES:

New Game Mode Select Screen:
With this update we’re making a few subtle changes to the Game Mode Select Screen (see image below). Alongside the introduction of ELO, we will be renaming the following game modes.
  • Deathmatch will become Basic Mode - this is classic 5v5 Team Deathmatch
  • Battle Arena will become Normal Mode - this is the competitive conquest mode combining the League and Battle Arena modes
  • AI Bots will become Play Vs AI - Test your mettle alongside AI-controlled robots in a game of Team Deathmatch
  • BRAWL (no name change) - A regularly updated game mode with fun changes to rules and permitted block types


Changes to keyboard shortcuts:
With the changes to the game mode select screen and the mode names, we’ll be updating the associated keyboard shortcuts too. These keyboard shortcuts are usable on the Garage and Game Mode select screens.

For new players, playing Robocraft for the first time, the default menu keyboard shortcuts will be:
  • Edit – E
  • Test – T
  • Basic – B
  • Normal - N
  • Brawl – L
For existing players, the keyboard shortcuts will remain:
  • Edit – E
  • Test – T
  • Basic - J
  • Normal - L
  • Brawl - H
If a player goes to the controls settings from the pause menu and clicks “Reset Defaults” they will have the new hot keys.
  • Visual optimization changes to Test Mode
Removal of Player Kickback:
We launched the new Battle Loading functionality recently in order to ensure that matches begin with a full compliment of players on each side. After gathering feedback from the community we have elected to switch off this feature for the time being. This allows us to pursue other methods of ensuring players load in together, and we’ll share news of that soon including the addition of a reconnect button.


Unfortunately the Removal of Player Kickback caused a more severe error to occur in our matchmaking system, so we have reactivated the system in the short term.

BUG FIXES:
  • Players leaving a battle early will no longer receive XP

KNOWN ISSUES:
  • We are currently investigating an issue with the Robocraft Launcher which prevents players from updating the game. If you install a fresh version of the launcher (available to download here: http://robocraftgame.com/download.php) into a new folder, you will be able to play Robocraft as normal. Please note that this does not affect those who are launching Robocraft through the Steam Client. If you don’t want to re-install the launcher for whatever reason, please be patient and we’ll deploy a fix later today.
  • The tooltip (rollover) for Normal Mode incorrectly states it is a 5v5 game mode; this is incorrect and will be corrected with a hotfix.

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About This Game

Build insane, fully customisable robot battle vehicles that drive, hover, walk and fly in the free-to-play action game Robocraft. Add weapons from the future and jump in the driving seat as you take your creation into battle against others online!

BUILD - Combine blocks in an easy-to-use editor interface to create a futuristic robot battle vehicle armed with dozens of different weapon options.
DRIVE - Jump into the pilot seat and test out your robot design against AI. Jet cars, tanks, flying warships, helicopters, drones; almost any vehicle is possible in Robocraft!
FIGHT - Battle online in vast battlefields against players from all over the world on dedicated servers.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Over 250 cubes and growing! Be part of a constantly changing metagame with new weapons, components and features added every month
  • Watch as enemy robots break apart cube by cube as you destroy them with powerful weaponry which players can switch between at their leisure
  • Form Parties and battle on the same team with your friends
  • Create or join Clans of up to 50 players
  • Share your robotic creations with other players online via the Community Robot Factory

Robocraft is currently in the Open Alpha stage of development and is available for everyone to play. For more information about the game, please visit Robocraftgame.com

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 equivalent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU, DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Min Resolution 1024x768
    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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
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