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 (23,903 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?

“We expect the game to remain in Early Access for at least the next 6 months after it's initial release on Steam. This way the Steam community can help to shape the game as the rest of the Robocraft community has so far.”

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

“When Clan Battles, Tournaments, Megabots (players as bosses in Boss Battles vs. other users), plus integration of Steam Leaderboards and Steam Achievements.”

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 work 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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December 11

Robocraft Shortlisted! Please Vote Again!



Thanks to everyone for getting us this far!

Robocraft has been shortlisted into the final round of voting!

If you think Robocraft deserves to win “Best Indie Game of the Year”, please take the time to vote again!

http://www.indiedb.com/events/2014-indie-of-the-year-awards/top100#vote28105

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December 10

Tanks Are Rollin' Out - Hotfix #1

TARO HOTFIX #1

Tanks Are Rollin’ Out (TARO)’s first hotfix.

This hotfix does not require a sever restart, however it may require you to restart your client to obtain the update.

The following issues have been fixed:

- Lag / smoothing position of other Robots during latency, very jerky, going through ground, etc

- Issue above can also cause some bad physics reactions, such as being launched high in the sky on collision with another player

- Duplicate notifications in the battle Event Stream

- ‘Heroic’ spelt wrong in the Hero Bonus screen

- All Tesla Robots reporting as ‘Scouts’

- Wheels sliding / behaving significantly different to previously

- Fliers relying on loads of thrusters that are finely balanced seem to fly poorly after this update

- Fliers using lots of Aerofoils and Rudders are not flying the same now

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About This Game

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.

BUILD - A futuristic robo vehicle from Cubes, add Wheels, Thrusters, Hoverblades, Wings, and Plasma Cannons
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 users from all over the world


- Over 100 cubes and components to collect and combine to make a million different Robot designs
- Watch as you enemies 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, chat in game
- Form Platoons and battle on the same team
- Save your Robots in the Garage in 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
    • Processor: Intel from 3GHz with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 2 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
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
    • Processor: Intel from 3GHz with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+
    • Processor: Intel from 3GHz with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
57 of 69 people (83%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
Early Access Review
Kill Stealing Simulator 2014
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46 of 60 people (77%) found this review helpful
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Early Access Review
Pros: Great concept, the ability to craft your own robot and battle other robots online is really fun. The graphics and particles are neat.

Cons: In regards to their security protocol, i uninstalled RC due to their EAC "sercurity", its anything but that. Its completely unsafe and invasive of your privacy. The program collects your online data and personal information ie. browser history, downloads. There has been numerous cases where users couldnt sign in after the EAC update as well. Honestly i think the developers should instead have a report system where users can report other players if they are using cheats or hacks.

Conclusion: RC is fun and the more items you unlock, the more you just want to keep on playing. The only suggestion i have is the eradication of EAC.
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140 of 222 people (63%) found this review helpful
107.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Early Access Review
I played this game for a while, reached T10 and made a donation. A few weeks ago the problem of cheaters became the top priority. It was hardly a match without one. Reporting them didn't change much, there were detailed instructions on the net allowing any elementary kid to cheat.
At first dev's implemented server-side protection, which caused lots of issues when players could not actually play. Insted of working on the fixes, they do what? They implement a very doubtful 'solution' called EAC, causing even more players to not able to play.

For me it says "EAC is not able to run in windows Test mode"
I have Win x64 and have some modded audio drivers and some unsigned drivers for a legacy WiFi chip allowing it to run as virtaul AP. Disabling the test mode is currently not an option for me. Never ever I had a problem with this from, say, VAC or any other anti-cheat engine.

So what? I go to their forum and find out that not only they are aware of the problem, they doesn't plan on fixing it at all! Their argument is: "There are not that many people who need this, ok, we might block some legit players, but it's not a problem. They better buy themselves some new hardware. Or new version of windows. Or something. We don't care".
This somehow resembles an approach of executing innocent people along with the criminals without proper investigation - what's the problem? They won't be able to complain anyways. It's that kind of logic.

Create a VM or another boot record allowing you play this game you say? I might do that one day, because I like the game itself. I might even try to spoof EAC check for test mode. But a whole situation when a legit player have to hack anticheat to actually play _without_ cheats is wrong on soooo many levels.

Not only that, reading ito this EAC reveals it's invasive and pivacy violating nature.
Read the ToS.
The notorious "False Positive" alert from some of the AV vendors is not that much false as you can think. The EAC posess keylogging functionality and according to ToS you allow them to gather unspecified private data form you. Great, what's next? Charge my bank accounts directly for false cheating accusations?

Unfortunatelly, early access games combined with Free-to-play game model have one major drawback. There is no way a player can influence the changes devs make or have their money back EVEN if the game becomes broken beyond repair.

I really regret I have to put a negative mark for this game, but I find it the only way to let devs know I don't approve of their way of dealing with loyal player base. Sincirely hope the Dev's drop this horrible EAC stuff ASAP and forget it like a nightmare.

PS: Tech support finally sent me a reply (after 5 days) saying something like "We're working to fix this." Hope this is something more than a canned response.

PPS: Ended up with the dual boot to play. Never added any eclusions for my AV on this and would never do.
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29 of 41 people (71%) found this review helpful
60.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Early Access Review
Completly addicting game. It's legos meets Twisted metal, by way of team fortress. For a free to play it has alot to play around with. Absolutly love this, the only limit here is your imagination.
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24 of 36 people (67%) found this review helpful
154.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Early Access Review
10/10, built a giant buttocks robot which shot plasma cannons out the hole, would recommend to parents!
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
Early Access Review
So, i have very much to tell about this, wonderful, fantastic, funny game :D. So, about the game. This a free-to-play game, its an MMO state and its still in ALPHA like wtf :D, i can't believe that they are still adding things to this game. This game has wonderful graphics, (almost any computer can run the game out). The awesome thing is, U CAN BUILD WHATEVER u want, yes, even ♥♥♥♥♥, :D.U can build: Tanks, bikes, planes, hovercrafts, plasma tanks, rail tanks, hovertanks, anything, u , can imagine, I have made like 30 tanks, cuz the possibilities (sorry for my english, im from Estonia c:). Ok, now, the things Robocraft needs, MORE MAPS FFS, only 2 types of maps? robocraft are you kidding me? it needs more beatiful and awesome worlds, like an moon map, where is lower gravity or smth, grassland, with water ETC, More maps please! <3
My older computer, it has wierd pink textures on the blocks, ONLY the blocks. The guns, pilot seat, radars, thrusters, wheelst etc don't have pink textures, only the blocks, can Robocraft fix it please? :) <3 <3 <3
As the game says, BUILD - DRIVE - FIGHT (BDF) i like to call it. you freaking create a laser shooting tank with friking hover blades and giant thrusters and friking T10 electroplates and friking giant wheels just full speed rushing at you, u can even build better xD, I really love this game because of the fun, tanks, jets,planes,HEALERS, yes, they can heal you and destroy enemies at the same time, i have played it for 20-30 hours already and im almost T5 :D... okay, i think some people have told you this, but, Please <3 increase the CPU limit :( its too small... and please also increase the RP u can gain completing levels, :c i get max 500 RP, its so f'ing low :PP Btw, about the maps, i might even help you Robocraft, but i cant like in person come to your Office, :D i live really far from you :PPPP but thats it i can say about robocraft :)
-Mr.ImVeryFat out-

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29 of 48 people (60%) found this review helpful
49.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
Early Access Review
After hours of playing the game, I found Ponies and Minecraft pigs, sheeps and cows smashing each others faces.
12/10 would recommend this game to anyone.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
38.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 14
Early Access Review
A fantastic game for anyone with a creative mind. Build anything you want and throw it into the battlefield with about anything you could not expect to fight.

Maybe a giant darth vader with laser machine guns against a giant flying pirate ship? Yup it happened.

The game does however require a huge amount of grinding to unlock new types of blocks to build your robots with, which willl take a lot of time to acquire.

Pro:
- Do anything with anything! Very few limits
- Tons of different types of weapons & blocks to try out
- Active devs with tons of big updates

Con:
- Grind, grind and some more grind
- Balancing, getting hit and killed by one shot from the other side of the map is not very funny
- Expensive premium content (not by any means neccesary to play the game, but it is quite expensive anyway)
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33 of 60 people (55%) found this review helpful
60.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Early Access Review
Amazing game. Original idea. Fun, exciting and creative.
So why dont i recommend the game?
Becuase of the EAC update.
Reason:
Ruins your experince playing, computer and is the worst way one can deal with hackers.
EAC had a purpose to stop hackers.
It failed HORRIBLY and is now not allowing fans to play their game.
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54 of 102 people (53%) found this review helpful
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Early Access Review
Firstly, yes, don't listen to what others say, this is pay to win in the late game when things start to really unlock, and they use a lot of clear tactics to get you to use micro trasnactions.

The game enough is fun, but many of the games progession aspects and gameplay aspects are centred around getting you to pay to win with micro transactions, at at a certain point in the game it almost requires you to pay real money for some in game currrency to continue. There is a major lack of balance in how you are awarded with progression, because whenever you die you are considered to have lost, wether your team wins or not, and you are severly punished in points awarded when you do, and most pople dont end up surviving in the game on either side. It all feels like an even bigger ploy to get you to use mircrotransactions, as they are the only way to make up for the punishment and to keep up with the people paying to win. On top of that you are now forced to use your in game awarded currency to repair your vehicle, which you are severley hemoraged on when you die, and by the time your in level 7 or 8 every game in which you die you will need to auto spend more point than you get, forcing you at some point to literally need to pay to continue, as stated above. All of this games actions feel like tricks to try and get you to pay continuous money, like giving you a small amount of the pay to get currency when you start to get you hooked, EXACTLY like a drug dealer giving the first taste for free, because you need to come back (and I have a strong feeling that exactly what they thought about when implementing it)

The game quickly losses its fun in later teirs when everythings finally starting to unlock, and you just sit angry unless you drop 15 bucks very often (also as you get into later tiers it requires MORE real money to do what you did before, meaning you neeed to pay a climbing rate at the same frequncey)

Do not buy this, if it was something you just bought and was a normal game this would be great, but this whole game is a set up for micro trasnactions and pay to win, don't give sharks like this your support.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
Early Access Review
Kill stealing simulator 2015
Sniper hating simulator 2015
Unstable robot simulator 2015
Man-sitting-in-a-seat simulator 2015
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 14
Early Access Review
Ive owned this game for a while now and can say that i played during the early days. I havent messed around much with the walker updates, but ill just talk about the baseline Experience. At first when i played, there wasnt much I was able to do in terms of building, so i just entered a game. its auto ranked matchmaking system is quite good. You start on tier 1, and make your way up the ranks as you add better and better blocks and weapons. you unlovk such upgrades with stars you earn every once and a while. Like all newer free to play games, theres is the dual currency system. The first currency is what you earn every match, and the second currency is what you dont earn, you can only get more by buying more with real $. Im saddened by this new system in F2P games. This game can easily be made un-fair to other players if your willing to pay up real moola. although this system is here, the currency you earn is fair, and reflects on your performance you did in the match you just won/lost. The more kills = more money. the longer you stay alive = more money etc. What i dislike is that after each match, if you either get destroyed, or damaged, you have to repair it with currency before you battle again. I dont see the need for this. so if you earn 5000 in a single match, but only 40% of your Bot is left, it deducts around 1/3 of the money you earned to repair your bot. because o this repair system, if your team is losing badly, its just better to save yourself and hide, so you dont get destroyed and have to pay to repair. this leads to no one really trying that much. Now onto gameplay. I am just going to put this out there, NEVER, EVER, add ANY aesthetics to your robot. The whole idea of making a cool robot that battles is sorta true. In this game, its all Function over form. when entering any game, youll see that everyone either has small flying bots, or huge boxes made up entirely of armor blocks and blasters. and those are the 2 most used bots. The small flying bots will fly wayyyyyy up to world height, and sit there. then, they rain death onto you with either railguns or plasma cannons. This can get EXTREMELY unfair to land players, because of the high inaccuracy of SMGs, and the slow charge and bullet drop of plasma cannons, land players are almost completely vulnerable and incapable of defending themselves from flying bots. these bots have come to be known as the unskilled/Nooby players, because of the easy win, ease of use, and almost no competition. The only way to take these things down is with railguns, which are almost like snipers. INCREDIBLY accurate, but sooo slooowww to charge. The second most used bot are the wheeled armor boxes. They range from a straight up box, to smaller boxes covered with guns. These are the bulk of the game, and what see the most action. The more armor you have, the more WIN you have. The best weapon of choice are the plasma cannons, because of their extremely high damage. though all these vehicles can be taken out by hitting the wheels so its reccomended you put upwards of 6 Wheels on. The Great things about the gameplay are when you get hit by anything, your blocks fall off. this is cool because the more you get damaged, your weapons could fall off, your pilot seat could get exposed (If the pilot seat is hit, its an insta kill.), and your wheels can fall off, leading to being beached and helpless in the middle of battle. Speaking of being beached, if you happen to flip over, (WHICH HAPPENS ALOT!) you cant get back up. theres no auto flip, no respawn, and your teammates cant push you(which makes sene because people pushing you could lead TO being flipped) which can be annoying. There is only one gamemode, ehich can get boring, but the extent of the fun is only limited by how different everyones bot is. The gamemode is a sort of conquest, which basically is you have to get to the other teams spawn, and sit on there spawn plate and capture it (which takes about 2 minutes continuously) and once captured, you win instantly. It also has sort of a Search and Destroy aspect, being that if you are killed, you cant respawn.(which especially annoying if you flip over at the beginning) If you are killed, you can spectate, or leave. if you choose to leave the game before you die, you will have a 25% damage to your bot. (which is fair.)

Aaaaand thats the game.

Pros:
build your own bot
good rank system
currency isnt super inflated
solid gameplay

Cons:
stupid F2P currency system
can be unfair at times
only 1 game mode
repair system




Overall i definitely reccomend this game! after all, it is free, and it accomplishes its goal well.
I'll be posting more reviews soon on more games!


- Ian
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30 of 57 people (53%) found this review helpful
54.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Early Access Review
Negitives

Game is broken and they are selling micro-transactions insta warning RIGHT NOW.

The third party anti cheat is like malware prevents and many people from even playing, the damned so called anti cheat logs your keystrokes takes random screenshots, and posts them online.



Game has several net connectivity issues. lack of connection stability and further pc complications after closing game.


Game is very grindy, you need to grind to get more parts.
The devs have forgotten the community and it is clear this game is just a cash grab.




THIS WOULD BE A GREAT GAME IF THE DEVS CLEANED UP THEIR ACT BUT LIKE ALWAYS THEY HAVE NO MONETARY INCENTIVE TO DO SO.
removed the malware and the micro transaction endorsing grind, and fixed the pc issues that keep on happening after your close the game.(ect. wireless internet stops working until restart but that's just my issue, others have had way worse)

Positive.

game play is solid, blowing up other bots is really satisfying.

Great team strat is part of the game.

Great stuff to put on your bot with more to come.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Early Access Review
So much potential In this game. Relaxing, Fun, and For the creators Imagination!
This game Is awsome

Note: If you use avast make sure to exclude the anticheat!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
Early Access Review
A very nice game! Love the combat and its also free to play AND free to win. No reason not to try this out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
Early Access Review
If you like dieing or winning this is the game for you!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
Early Access Review
Fun game build stuff to kill other stuff thats about it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
Early Access Review
It's like playing with legos all over again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Early Access Review
If you like building your own unit and using it to destroy others, this is the game for you. Hell! This is the game for ME! I honestly love this game, with its free updates and features. You might be concerned with the bad graphics at the start, but you can very quickly change that by switching it in the Settings' menu.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 14
Early Access Review
Fain joc :)
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