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 your bot into battle against other players in this competitive free-to-win action game.
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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. 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 by the end of 2016.”

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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June 29

Aeroflak Sentinel & Power Update

Coming tomorrow are some great changes including new content and some great new mechanics!

Check out the full patch notes below!


> Aeroflak Sentinel
>> A smaller, more versatile version of the larger Aeroflak Guardian which allows for more freedom of building without being restrained to a single large turret
>> Has a mass of 1380, which is below half the weight of the Guardian
Costs 150 CPU which is exactly half of the Guardian

> CPU-To-Power
>> Players now have access to more power with higher CPU robots, and less power with lower CPU robots
>> Robots at 1125 CPU will not see a difference, but higher CPU robots will see an increase and lower CPU robots will see a decrease
>> At the extreme ends of the spectrum, 1750 CPU robots will see an increase of 25% power and power regeneration and 500 CPU robots will see a decrease of 25% power and power regeneration
>> One of the main benefits of this new mechanic is that low CPU games will be less dominated by larger burst weapons, leading to fewer instant deaths and an overall more enjoyable experience

> Rotors are now supported by ‘Camera Steering’ controls
>> You can turn your robot using your mouse and tilt it up and down
>> This also means Rotors now strafe properly
>> Camera relative controls can be activated on the garage bays in the robot select screen


> Aeroflak explosion radius has been reduced by 15%

> Increased the height a robot needs to be away from the ground before
> Aeroflak triggers against it. Most hovers should find they don’t trigger flak anymore, though Megahovers may still do so at max height

> Laser projectile speed has been increased by 100%

> Laser camera shake has been reduced

> Laser projectile spread has been reduced

> Laser attack rate and DPS has been increased, but damage per shot has been decreased (a net buff) which should make the lasers more powerful while also making them feel more satisfying to use
For exact values, see below:LaserChanges


> Components no longer need to be destroyed to deal damage to a robot. So a 98 CPU mech leg that has lost half its armor will only be considered as having 49 CPU of ‘health’ remaining for your health bar. This means that defense stacking with high-cost components instead of armor will be less effective

> Reduced the spread of the laser crosshair HUD element to better represent the weapon’s spread

> All game modes are now unlocked at player level 5

> Front-facing lasers now have a turning arc of 180 degrees

> The Power Module now increases power regeneration by 25% relative to existing power regeneration as per the CPU To Power changes. So regeneration will always be increased from 10 seconds to 8 seconds, but will represent more overall power at higher robot CPUs

> Improved camera relative controls for hovers while they’re upside down to stop them from jittering wildly

> Nominal counts are now referred to as “max” in in-game tooltips to better communicate the purpose of that value

> Max weapon counts (previously nominal) no longer have a slight benefit for going beyond them. Once you have as many weapons of a particular type as it’s max states, any more is purely for redundancy (having some left over in case they get shot off) and won’t benefit their damage output

> Added LOD meshes for several of the newer weapons and movement components to improve overall framerate

> The Proto-Seeker is being politely moved to a more appropriate position in the inventory. Right next to the LOML :)

> Modified text in various locations of the game to change “CPU” to “Robot CPU”


> Fixed a bug which caused movement components to be mirrored unevenly when placed directly onto the ground in edit mode

> That strange line in the corner of the edit mode garage is no longer there. Rest well old friend

> Fixed a bug with the rectifier which was causing tall robots to be thrown into the air when the rectifying ended

> Fixed a few locations in some maps where robots could get stuck and were forced to respawn or die to escape

> Identified and fixed a source of frame rate drops caused by the Ion Distorter

> Removed the yellow lines from the Bat Rudder in the loot crate screen

> Fixed a bug which didn’t get rid of the “Extra slot for premium” note in the platoon screen if the platoon screen was open when premium was purchased

> Fixed a bug which caused the hotkey for loadouts (Z) to open the loadouts screen even when queuing for a battle

> Fixed an issue with the shadow rendering on the Neptune 2 map

> Corrected the texture of the Football Electroshield so that it has the correct hex design instead of the striped design

> Fixed a bug which sometimes meant the lense flare on the Earth map wasn’t visible

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June 28

Incoming Balance and CPU Changes

Hi all,

An important change that is launching with this Thursday’s Aeroflak Sentinel update is the new link between ‘Power’ and ‘CPU’.

Power is the blue bar that appears around the crosshair in battle and is the resource that Weapons and Modules need to fire. This bar depletes when you fire your weapon and recharges at a constant rate. The Power Bar currently recharges from empty to full in 10 seconds.

This new feature links Power to CPU. Robots with high CPU will have more Power and a faster regen rate and Robots with low CPU will have less Power and a slower regen rate.

Some examples:

> At 500 CPU Robots will have 25% less maximum Power than before the update
> At 1125 CPU Robots will have the same maximum Power as they did before this update
> At 1750 CPU Robots will have 25% more maximum Power than before the update
The Power bar will always take 10 seconds to recharge from empty to maximum, but since the maximum Power depends on CPU, this effectively means Power regenerates 25% faster at 1750 CPU and 25% slower at 500 CPU.

The aim of this change is to help us balance weapon across the whole range of CPU from smallest to largest, and to help us prevent high Power consuming weapons from being overpowered in low CPU matches.

We believe this is a big change and we will be monitoring how it affects Robocraft carefully once it launches. Please give us your feedback on this change once it’s live on Thursday, via this thread. Be sure to make clear what CPU you’re playing at when you give feedback.

Other Balance Changes:

We are making a number of smaller, but significant balance changes along with this update.

> We have doubled the projectile velocity of Lasers (they were 4x slower than Rail, they are now 2x slower than Rail).

> We have decreased the spread on Laser Wasps (making them more accurate) by around 2x, and decreased the spread on Laser Leviathan by 20% with a linear interpolation of the spread on Lasers in between.

> We have reduced the Flak explosion radius against air by 15%, this radius is used for both the new ‘Sentinel’ and the Aeroflak Guardian (which is the new name for the Aeroflak Cannon).

> We have renamed ‘nominal’ to ‘maximum’ for all weapons to simplify the understanding of how many weapons you need to place to get the maximum fire-rate. We have also removed the ‘tail’ after the maximum, so adding more beyond this number will not give you anything extra aside from redundancy. We have also reduced the maximum number of weapons required to reach max fire-rate on a number of weapons to the kinds of numbers you might expect, for example 4 for Laser Disintegrator with any more than 4 giving you redundancy only. NB: the ‘tail’ only gave an additional 10% if you added an insane number of extra weapons (like 20 Disintegrators) so we felt it unnecessary to keep it in favour of providing more clarity on this for Crafters who want to get maximum efficiency out of their builds.

> We’re also exaggerating the difference between small and large Lasers. The larger Lasers are getting a significant damage boost but with a significant increase in their Power consumption, for example the Leviathan is getting a 100% damage boost (i.e. double) with a Power per shot increase taking time to run out of Power when trigger is held down from 20 seconds to 4 seconds (of course, if you’re using your Laser properly you’re probably not holding down the trigger 100% of the time, depending on range).

There are also other smaller changes coming in this Thursday’s update, which we’ll detail in our patch notes tomorrow.

Thanks for reading, and for all your support as always.

Mark (Game Director and CEO, Freejam)

(Thanks to MarcusMustang who’s robot features in the blog image at the top of this post!)

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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 your bot into battle against other players in this competitive free-to-win action game.

BUILD - A futuristic robot battle vehicle from cubes, add wheels, thrusters, wings, legs, tank tracks, rail cannons and plasma launchers
DRIVE - Jump into the pilot seat of your robot and drive it into battle in jet cars, tanks, flying warships, helicopters, drones; anything your imagination desires.
FIGHT - Battle online in massively multiplayer mayhem against players from all over the world on dedicated servers.

- Over 200 cubes and components to collect and combine to make a million different Robot designs
- Be part of a constantly changing metagame with new weapons, components and functionality added every month
- Watch as your enemy's robot breaks apart cube by cube as you destroy them with powerful weaponry
- Invite friends and chat in-game
- Form Platoons and battle on the same team with your friends
- Save your robots in the garage to the cloud and share them with other players via the in-game Robot Factory.
- Free-to-win, everything required to get to the very top of the tree in Robocraft can be gained for free

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • 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
    • 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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( 176.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Used to be one of my favorite games, I have 200+ hours outside of steam, but this game just sucks now. Not worth your time to even check out.

Lottery crates, Freejam. Lottery crates.
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( 4.7 hrs on record )
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Posted: June 29
This game is amazing! I love it!
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( 7.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
best game 10/10
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( 61.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
I liked this game, until the guided missiles came. THey are too powerful so i dont want to play this game.
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( 4.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
I love this game although I just started playing "RoboCraft". I recommend this game to anyone creative!
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( 107.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
I got into this game maybe over a year ago and I quite enjoyed it, I actually put money on the ingame stuff because I wanted to support it.

But then it went downhill, the updates for various things came, and every single update just seemed to encourage people to use nastier and nastier builds based on higher tier stuff being taken into lower tiers that are unkillable because they soak so many shots while being able to instakill you from across the map, even at tier 2 this was the case when I went back to try and have fun with silly hovering Squidward heads with one SMG on the bottom so I could play with the newbies and show them how to play, instead I got people from tier 3-5 coming down and plasmagibbing people.

I can only imagine how much worse it's gotten since they got rid of tiers entirely from all the reviews saying how awful it is.

I've played a lot of games in my time and it's clear from early on they went off on a bad path and blindly ignored everyone trying to get them off it. Even a friend of mine who could spend hours and hours playing something like Space Engineers got sick of the BS and left, and if this game's description was really to be believed then he'd probably still be playing.

If you want a better bot building game like I wanted out of this, I recommend trying Scrap Mechanic. It's fairly bare-bones right now but it's a lot of fun if you just want to spend hours and hours tinkering with machinery.
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( 258.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
good game but horrible trailers.
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( 329.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Ok, so I would recommend this game in 2014 - 2015, but now this game is ruined.
I won't go into detail, but I will state the huge facts if I get banned or not.
1. P2W. nothing really to say here.
2. Selfish developers. The devs just want all the money and dont listen to the community even if they have good ideas.
3. Loot crates? So they had to try to copy games like CS:GO. Good job Freejam
(Bonus) 4. R.I.P. Megabots. So they though we would be happy when they took away megabots and made a thing to shoot faster?
And that's about it.
Well that was my review and try to check the other reviews for more info.
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Army of One
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
love this game concept. and i have never seen it perfected like this ever before. so i recomend this game to any one.
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( 1.7 hrs on record )
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Posted: June 29
Good but a bit PTW
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392 of 446 people (88%) found this review helpful
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1,113.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 7
TLDR I do not recommend this game, not even if you paid me to. Links in info, please look.

I recommended this game quite a while ago and honestly used to love it and support it. However, the game design has gone ways that are just unapealing, unchallanging and quite bothersome to me. I started playing this game because I like building robots, and at the time of me playing, it was the only game I knew about that was of this sort. However, as time went on, I saw other similar games, and I also saw good suggestions for robocraft, not get implemented in game, while bad suggestions and ideas did. Seb, one of the game devs seems to think our negative reviews are jokes, but this just shows you how seriously they take our criticism because its their game and they want to take it the way they want, the way that makes them the most money and scares off the most logical players and makes way for children who have fat wallets for GambleCraft 2.0 open your wallet addition. Well, now they are on damage control and posting fake apologies, but its a bit too little and a bit too late. Dont apologize, fix this game and revert far far back to when it was once a good game. I dont care about all the time you spent on it, you ruined it. You fix the game and you will fix the reviews by doing so. Until than, keep laughing freescam, but if you go out of buisness, dont expect me to not laugh because it was YOUR fault. I dont want you to fail, but you seem dead set on doing so. I could list all the things I hate about how the game went but seb will just say get used to it. #Game dev, FreeScam games oh and dont forget, they will ban you for talking about other games or having valid cricitism on bad updates. What other company do you know of that is that insecure? Hell I cant think of any. Whoops, I talked about how the update is horrible. BAN, Whoops I talked about a game thats better than robocraft, BAN. it also appears the company freejam that puts out robocraft is owned by a mobile gambling game company and freejam owes them over 1 million dollars of debt due in september.

I love reading the recent reviews on steam about robocraft and you can easily see how pretty much all recent reviews are negative. The only reason the game still has an overal possitive rating is because the possitive reviews are years old by people who no longer play. I hope you devs have a fun time dealing with bankruptcy.

There are many bugs, imbalances, and seriously large pet peeves in this Robocraft game for me. You are very limited in what you can build, but other games have much more freedom that are also free. I have recently started playing Machine Craft on steam, I have screen shots of the bots I have made and come in contact with. You can build so complex and so large in that game its like using a megabot x100. You can even build transforming transformers. However, the skill cap is much higher, the game takes much more thought, and the community is much more mature. If this is what you are looking for, try machine craft if you like building. If you like a younger audiance and a very low skill cap, play robocraft. This is a link to Machine Craft. It was recently just released on steam so the community is rather small but when you like it, tell your friends about it and it will grow. Its an amazing game.
This is a link to steamcraft if you enjoy the competitive side that robocraft sort' of granted.

Either game looks like a great replacement for robocrap, I hope you enjoy the replacements and also give robocraft a deserved review like most of us have. Evidenced by the continually declinging approval rating.

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Hanare robocraft kara taizai

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229 of 260 people (88%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
91.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 11
This game used to be fun. Now it's a money grabbing, gambling-orientated piece of ♥♥♥♥. No fun anymore the whole aspect has been replaced with grind. Just grind grind grind. Want to skip grind? Dish out a couple of thousand dollars to sit through hours of ♥♥♥♥♥♥ crate opening you can't skip to accumulate a few hundred thousand "robits" which is worth a couple of legendary plasma guns or SMGS. Only then may you reach the top and stay there for a couple of weeks before more dumb ♥♥♥♥ is added so you can grind and grind even more.

Just kidding, there is no top anymore. Back when the game had a purpose, which was you getting to the highest tier (TX-1) and unlocking everything step by step in the tech tree. Everything had a tier except cosmetics - weapons, cubes, thrusters, you name it. Each tier cube had a unique colour too. Black cubes was a symbol of respect, everyone followed you around and hid behind you since you could take the most damage, while purple cubes were not a symbol of respect. These days you can colour your whole bot in four ugly colours, white, grey, pale orange and pale blue. All of the nice colours are hidden away behind premium. Oh boy, premium! Just 99p a day! Who do you think I am, the prince of Nigeria?

If you had a T2 bot, you were matched fairly against players from your own tier. Even if you had T6 railguns, you were still put with players of the same level. What about today? Newbies and veteran players all get grabbed in handfuls and mashed together into a "match". Who pays the most for rocket launchers and legendary bull ♥♥♥♥ is the winner in every match, even if you played the game from the alpha version, you can get owned in 1 second by some snobby spoiled little tw4t with a rich daddy's credit card. Don't even get me started on the crates in this game.

Items were purchased with GC (galaxy cash) or RP (robo points iirc), but you could not buy a million GC with your rich daddy's credit card to get the highest level stuff. Instead you needed tech points to unlock items, which were only available through playing the game. You unlocked items in the tech tree, in which cubes, weapons, wheels, electroplates etc. were unlocked level by level using tier tech points. These tech points are earned after every battle, and were unique to each tier. If your bot is T10 for example, you would earn T10 tech points, with which you were able to unlock a variety of T10 equipment, but nothing higher or lower. You could also convert these tech points to uber tech points (using GC) which could unlock every item from every tier. The tech tree was BALANCED. Why break a working, operational system? Are you really that money hungry, freejam? You should rename yourself to paidjam or gamblejam. Or "piece of ♥♥♥♥ inc." Keep hiding behind "early access" for it's such a good excuse when people point out what a terrible game you've made. I hate you.
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402 of 493 people (82%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
193.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 6
Dear developers,

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128 of 150 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
983.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3
Short version: you have to pay for having a full team and get matched with random pubs in order to bash them. This is a shame. It's against any possible fair play logic. A shameful milestone for Steam and online multiplayer games as well...

EDIT: they added a paywall contest too. Make food-looking bot. Sadly they already put all the colors we once had behind the usual paywall. This way you have to buy premium in order to get the chance to do anything that is not 4 monotone colors made...

EDIT: now they are organizing 5vs5 tournaments claiming they finally have a competitive scene... that would be fine if everyone had the same chances to play and train, but obviously it's not like that, since the so called paywall. unbelievable...

Best thing this game can teach is that spoiled kids have more chance than others. Great job...

Long version:
Besides the amazing sound and the perfectly fit graphic here is one of the many (and really, the most shameful one) reasons you should not play this game:

After 2 years of playing, hoping for the best and supporting the game for a while, in the usual attempt to "mimic moba" they have introduced a 5vs5 mode, but guess what:

In order to play in full team you have to pay. yes, you got it right. you have to pay for having a full team and stomp on random people, matched for you by their long term broken matchmaker.

They will come to you with any possible excuse like "we are cheaper than others" or "you need just 1 player to pay [for having the chance to stomp on pubs]", but in the end that's what all is about. They will also flood the forum with promises and projects they will not stick to, defended by a horde of kids that will spawn endless "stfu we are in alpha" messages.

It really sets a milestone in the multiplayer games. the most unfair one.

Back when games development wasn't purely based on greed we called this "pub bashing" and that was the lamest thing a team could do. In robocraft you can pay for bashing pubs, it's perfectly allowed and even promoted by the game itself.

It puts every kind of real cooperation, competition, strategy and fair multiplayer whatsoever behind a paywall.

The crate system was already a huge drawback for a game that proposed itself as an innovative building one. Turning it into a loot/gamble hell and removing any real decision on the items to buy with in-game points... if you don't want to wait for a couple of months of grinding for getting some (oh, you can of course rise the chances with real money...). But hey, there are people who like these kind of games, so whatever...

Now they reach the bottom. After the additional paying slot for platoons, they offer paying full team bashing.

Many things have been proposed by the community, like private servers and many suggestions have been made about fair games, custom games and tournaments but they got no clue of what fair and balanced gaming is about except for every possible way to get an income from that.

There are 2 ways:
1 make an amazing product that everyone loves, supports and buys. This was the original project.
2 put candies for kids behind a paywall. This is Freejam way.

If you had any hope about this company forget about it and move on.
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61 of 72 people (85%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
88.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 2
Used to be a very fun game that encouraged creativity with the simple and straightforward reward system. Playing a match = gain currency and experience. Be on winning team and play well = greater reward. It was simple and effective and there was absolutely no reason to change this.

I started the game up again a month after a horrendous update was released in which game mechanics were completely changed for the worse. The entire economy now relies on a crate system which slaps you with horrible RNG. I gave it a chance despite this and grinded my way to 400 kills on single player a few times for some sweet legendaries from the Protonium crates. Of course, my loot merely consisted of a few hundred basic blocks that could easily be obtained from the Rusty crates with much less effort anyway. Multiplayer wasn't any better. Even when you're the MVP of the match on a winning team, you don't get much better chance of any useful loot from the worst player on the losing team. Basically, progression in the game solely relies on RNG now.
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61 of 76 people (80%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 17
tl;dr Was good, then became a p2w. Avoid unless you have a massive disposable income and are fine with a company trying to swindle you.

I got into this game a year or two ago. A genius idea it was back then. Near unlimited creativity, fun gameplay, a good community, low lag, yadda yadda yadda. That's all auxillary stuff. It's what makes a good game into a great game. But what about the essential stuff? It was all there, too, and in innovative fashions: a well-developed and balanced tech tree, specialization to create diverse teams, currency rewards based on how well you performed, quick and fair matchmaking, the list goes on and on. All of this was essential; you play well, you get currency, you upgrade your robot in the direction you want, and you go through the tiers, facing harder opponents as you go.

Ah, what I wouldn't give to go back to the days when this game wasn't a steaming pile of pay-to-win trash.

Creativity? Gone. Premade robots are the only real contenders now. Why is that?
Progression? Gone. Now you get a linear tech "tree" that unlocks without the tech points of before.
How do you get new parts, you ask? Why, with the currency of course!
...Except not the same currency.
Now you get a currency which is only granted to you based upon how many parts you sell. And how do you get these parts?
With the completely original and foolproof crate system, how else?
For just a single match, YOU can get a crate of at least five items that YOU didn't choose. Oh, not even that, though, since one is dangled in front of your face like a pet toy, essentially going, "You COULD have this, but you have to be a PREMIUM MEMBER!"
And there's the center of the problem. Membership.
Jesus H. Christ on ice skates, membership costs so much that you'll need to just start paying with your dignity. $1.99 a DAY. That's about $60 a month -- money that could EASILY buy you at least three retail games on sale, or a full-price title -- and about $725-730 a year.
You could buy at least 25 decent games with that kind of money.

Oh, but that's not even the half of it.
What do you get for your money? Well, you get:
-A color wheel (Did I mention you only get a whopping FOUR colors to choose from, if you're a normal member?)
-Some rare weapons in crates (that don't do nearly as much damage as they originally did)
-Instant access to the stronger weapons (I omit the word "tier" because there IS no tier system any more; little Johhny that just joined the game and threw together a gun on a car frame with no armor will go up against someone with 2,000 hours with a fully decked out air bomber. Funny thing is, if you get lucky, you can take down the "highest level" players with entry-level gear.)
-Some cosmetics and stuff that don't do anything

...I think you get the gist. It's not worth it.
So, in conclusion, it's a prime example of what happens when money goes to a dev team's head but they want to keep that "free to play" sticker on Steam so poor losers with nothing in their wallet can actually play something. Or, rather, suckers with too much money to spend waste it on their pay to win scheme. After all, winning feels good!

Oh, and did I mention it's buggy and laggy now?
It's buggy and laggy now.

Freejam, I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.
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30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
304.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 2
TL:DR - Get it if you have nothing better to play. Otherwise, move on.

Back when i first started playing this, about 2 years ago, this game was actually pretty neat. It was 'Robocraft'. You build your bots, go into battle, get RP, buy more parts and improve your bot. You could go into a battle and see unique bots all over. Some sucked. Some were OP. Some were simply ridiculous.

Fast forward to now. With the CRF introduced, it's not so much Robocraft as it is Robo'copy-n-paste'. I see one awesome design in one match. Cool. Next match i see a similar design but with rearranged electroplates. Then i see one with different weapons. Suffice to say, people aren't as encouraged to build their own bots as they were pre-CRF. Still not that bad. I mean, they can copy the bots but i'm still building mine from scratch.

The addition of Flaks, and all updates henceforth, spelt the death of this game. Current state of the game? Build a tanky ground bot, or get rekt (buy big shotgun). Build a small and fast flyer that is capable of retreating easily, or get rekt (by big flak cannon). The number of 'viable' builds in the game has been greatly limited to giant ground tank, or small/fast flyer. No more flying tanks. No minimen. It's just, for lack of a better word, pathetic. Flaks just knock you down no matter how tanky your plane is. An easy fix for this would be if FreeJam did something sensible and, a) decreased flak firerate or b) decreased the damage. But it's FreeJam, when've they ever listened to player input? Thank god for FreeJam that the LOML (Lock-on Missile Launcher) isnt too bad after recent nerfs. Not even gonna get started on the shotgun.

INB4 "Make better bots you noob"
Fair point. Maybe i should make better bots. Now i just need more cu-- NOPE. In order to get cubes/weapons/parts, i'll need to head into battle. In order to get good stuff i need to place high up. To place high up, i'll need... oh no... a better bot!!11!?!?!?1? See where i'm going? With the old RP system, I could've easily gone into battle, farmed cash, then bought whatever i needed at the time. Now i play with a sh17b07, get low rank, then get more sh17 to place on sh17b07. Oh how do i get out of this loop? :c. By spending cash on the stacks of protonium boxes obviously (which i'll note, does not guarantee at least one decent item).

End of Review/Rant/Rantview - FreeJam needs help. Whatever they're trying, or tried, to make of this game is far out of sight, and can never be reached because they took the wrong train to crapland.
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Not Recommended
541.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 4
I may not be a super old or veteran player, but I feel entitled, as a paying costumer, to give my opinion about this game.

Bad design choices, bad design choices everywhere. I won't go super detailed as some old veterans, like Juvar23, so I will just quickly comment on why I stopped recommending this game to my friends:

The last update, Epic Loot, was a good idea. But they executed it in a manner that it feels like one of these mobile games with a life spam of 1-year or less, made to extract the biggest amount possible of money.

It's unrewarding, it's relentless, it's not fitting for a game with the premise of BUILDING things. The issue is, the mind behind Freejam, Mark Simmons, is too dellusional over his own work to admit it's flaws, effectively leading the game to disaster.
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30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3
Suicide fuel
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
300.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 8
I can't stress this enough.

Robocraft is a money grabbing hellhole.

"But you have 300 hours in it!"
That was before it was ruined.(I'm looking at you Epic Loot)

I watched this game progress from one of my all time favorite games to being one of the top on my list of hated games. The other update, when they introduced the Epic Loot, I thought it was a good idea, so I launched Robocraft, what I saw made me lose faith in FreeJam ever becoming a decent developer studio. At this point it is focusing on keeping new players until they get into later tiers, and then telling them to either endure the increasing grind, or pay money for protonium crates(which aren't even guarenteed to get you what you want anyways!)

Once, I would've recommended this in a heartbeat to anyone that asked. Now? I say to avoid it like the plague.

I just hope FreeJam doesn't get any worse than it already is at this point.
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