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 (29,805 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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March 5

DOTM HOTFIX #2 + Mega Kill Event Prizes



The Megakill event is over and everyone’s receiving their rewards! Plus, loads of fixes and changes including the much anticipated nudge tool!

CHANGES:

1) Added the ability to move Mirror line. (Press ] and [ to move) 2) Added new nudge tool which allows players to move their Robots around the garage bay. (Use directional keys to move) 3) New ‘Carbon 6′ TX-1 SMG variant in the cosmetics shop for GC. 4) Players who reached the 100 kill mark during the Mega Kill event will now automatically receive six Carbon 6 TX-1 SMGs for free. [b]BUG FIXES:[/b] 1) Fixed bug with the delay on Cross-hair accuracy for Rail Cannons. 2) Fixed bug with Touchdown Electroplates not mirroring correctly. 3) Fixed bug with being able to shoot through Mega Electroplates. 4) Fixed bug with Mega SMG being able to artificially increase its fire rate (HMG) 5) Improved traction of wheels and tank trac

2) Added new nudge tool which allows players to move their Robots around the garage bay. (Use directional keys to move)

3) New ‘Carbon 6′ TX-1 SMG variant in the cosmetics shop for GC.

4) Players who reached the 100 kill mark during the Mega Kill event will now automatically receive six Carbon 6 TX-1 SMGs for free.

[b]BUG FIXES:[/b]

1) Fixed bug with the delay on Cross-hair accuracy for Rail Cannons.

2) Fixed bug with Touchdown Electroplates not mirroring correctly.

3) Fixed bug with being able to shoot through Mega Electroplates.

4) Fixed bug with Mega SMG being able to artificially increase its fire rate (HMG)

5) Improved traction of wheels and tank tracks to help reduce sliding issue with Rail Cannons.

6) Fixed bug with unclocking plasma and rail cannons with incorrect tech points.

7) Fixed a bug with the collision of Nano’s being inconsistant.

8) Fixed bug where players were still able to use nano’s whilst using the Alignment Rectifier.

9) Improved server stability.

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February 26

Dawn of the Megabots - Hotfix #1



BUG FIXES:

1) Fixed a bug where Mega SMG were able to shoot through their own cubes.

2) Fixed a bug where players were sometimes experiencing grey screens when coming out of practice mode.

3) Fixed a bug where players were spawning on top of each other on Mars 3.

4) Fixed a bug where players were able to place cubes they did not own.

5) Fixed a bug related to the control screen not properly setting default keys for new features.

6) Fixed a bug where Robot names were not appearing when in mega garage bays.

7) Fixed a bug where the alignment rectifier hint did not disappear.

8) Fixed an issue with the collision of T9 Hovers.

9) Fixed some issues with the friends list not updating correctly.

10) Fixed an issue with the collision of T6 and T10 Rudders.

11) Fixed an issue with the collision of T7 Legs.

12) Fixed an issue where players were unable to correctly mirror dwarf spikes.

13) Raised the average tier of the lower tier robots in Megaboss battles and Challenge Mode battles.


OTHER:

1) Stabilized wheels stopping on hills to improve accuracy of Rail Cannons.

2) AR now allows you to move and rotate slightly during the AR process.

3) Increased length of Battles from 7 mins 30 seconds to 10 minutes.

4) Increased the carrying mass and Armor of Rotor Blades.


Coming in Next Weeks Hotfix:

1) Move the mirror line when using the mirror tool, including allowing you to mirror even width builds.

2) Nudge tool allowing you to nudge your entire robot around in the mothership.

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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
119 of 159 people (75%) found this review helpful
113.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Early Access Review
i'm gonna go ahead and say that 95% of the negative responses have yet to read this..

http://robocraftgame.com/roboshield-and-eac-privacy-details/

.. in addition I'm willing to believe that a similar percent of negative responses are only upset because they are the hackers/cheaters that they're trying to keep out in the first place. All the talk about unsigned drivers and running windows in test mode.. think about it guys.
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44 of 55 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
192.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Early Access Review
Fun game, easy to get into. Would definately reccomend for the $0 price tag.


For those of you that dont know, this is how the game goes:
You start out with the default robot, its not great, but it works. You mess around in battle, maybe get a kill here or there, flip over most games. You gather up tech points and money and eventually use the techpoints to unlock better blocks and some blocks with cool functions (like the alignment recitifier so youre not stuck upsidedown anymore). Eventually you tier up to tier 2, and by this point you have the hang of the game. Your robot gets better, you keep battling and upgrading it. You might buy premium to get more money from the battles.
Next thing you know, 100 hours later youre in a higher tier with a advanced robot.

10/10 good enough I would buy it if for some reason they started charging for it.
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44 of 57 people (77%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
267.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Early Access Review
This is the only game that i know of that allows you to build a gigant pink thruster ♥♥♥♥♥, drive/fly it into combat and kill your enemies with it. 10/10
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
216.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Early Access Review
Robocraft...........I can only say that it is among the single most fun mmo I have ever played. I have played alot of mmo's and they all suffer from the same thing.....Best Builds. A build or a set of builds that can beat all others in pvp and pve.

Robocraft does not have this. Some builds are better then others in one thing and crappy in another. It is very much up to the player to decide how they want to play and while you can grab a tutorial or buy a bot (the pay to get bots are usually really crappy and serve mostly as a fun cosmetic thing rather than a viable build to play) there is trillions of ways to build a bot. I am almost in tier 10 myself and i have seen planes with wheels or cruisers that can hover. Tanks with legs and so much more.

While there aren't many play modes each battle is different. One battle you will get utterly crushed and the next the timer click to 0 because you were too evenly matched and got a long battle. The variations in bots and tactics make it very fun. The devs are polite kind and helpful. Ususally offering a day of free premium every once in awhile. If the servers crash they work tirelessly to get them back up. They care about the players and seem pretty determined to avoid a pay 2 win model.

But don't take my word for it, go in there and play fr yourself.......be warned though you will probably get addicted to it.
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
171.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Early Access Review
Ummm.... Love it, Build tanks, Planes, Hover tanks... and go in fighting. Upgrade and do it some more. So much fun.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
760.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Early Access Review
This game is entertaining and especially addictive as you climb your way to tier 10. Once you get there you can still have fun making different robots that make the game play different and interesting for awhile longer. The developers are activly improving the game and release new content periodically which is nice. There are lots of people in the Robocraft community which means getting a game normally doesn't take very long (around 11 to 20 seconds). There are a good amount of Youtube videos out there too should one be looking for a good build idea without spending money in the roboshop.

This isn't a pay to win game. You can get everything you need without spending a penny. You may find yourself enjoying the game enough that you want to support the developers (and get some extra garages). That was what happened to me at least.

A word of warning however, this game will be frustrating if you have a slow or shared internet connection that bogs down at peak hours. The game has a tendancy to freeze all players for people with a slow connection. This will essential end your game the moment it happens versus lagging the game in a way you may be use to in other online PVP titles. This game has also had servers issues on many occasions. That being said the developers do a good job of address the issues that spring up.

If you are a person who has a creative streak and also likes online PVP games I would highly recommend Robocraft. 8.5/10 (deductions for the issues in the paragraph above)
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
74.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Early Access Review
TL;DR Version - World of Tanks + Legos = Ridiculous amounts of fun.

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I must ask you this, intrepid player of games:

Did you like Legos as a kid? Did you like creating ridiculous battle machines with them and then duking it out with your sibling(s)' and friends' similar offbeat creations?

Then this is your game.

You start out with some pretty basic parts; but very quickly branch your way out into a pretty sizable tech tree letting you build everything from tanks with massive railguns to dune buggies with laser machineguns to land battleships with plasma cannons or even aircraft with healing beams, if that suits your fancy. (And those are merely a few common combinations, not limitations on how one can build).

Now, this game is not flawless, being in Early Access - fliers can be hard to build and the weapon types could probably use some fine tuning balance-wise... but in terms of raw fun... it's kind of hard to beat; and I have high hopes that going forward it'll just get bigger and better.

So yeah - as of right now Feb 8th 2015, I can give Robocraft my full endorsement.

Oh, and a tip for anyone who's read the entire review:

If you get overwhelmed and can't figure out what to build, try building a tank and, as much as possible, stickin to real life tank design principles. (IE: Heaviest armor to the front, then sides, then rear, then top , low profile, that kind of thing) - It's surprisingly effective even in a game like this; and from that good starting point you can build up experience (both the game currency kind and the 'you learning how to play' kind) before you worry about going for the more outlandish designs.

Though obviously if you want to experiment, go for it - this is THE game for it.

Just... please make sure your design will actually fly/drive/hover etc in the Practice room before queuing for a match. You're no good to us upside down in the starting area.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
72.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Early Access Review
No it is not like minecraft.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Early Access Review
Just any other Free to Play game, you should pick this up for an hour and give it an open-minded go.

In this game you build a tiny vehicle (I say vehicle, because robots do not require a pilot, because it is esstentially it's own pilot, but vehiclecraft doesn't sound as good, so I'll call it a robo) and then fight using it against other players who have built their own robot.

You can build whatever you want. If you have the parts, it can be made. I've seen people make literal spider walkers (are usually seen in challenge mode or late into the game, like 80% into it), an smg car shaped like a person, a heavily armored box car, a car only describable as a quad from dune 2000, even a flying ♥♥♥♥♥ that one time.

You can make jets, hovercrafts, "drones", actual drones, helicopters, tanks, cars, and you can get to the end of the game's current progression to make gigantic versions of these where you can either pit it against tons of smaller, weaker enemies, or fight in a battle filled with giant robos!

I have only gotten 27% into the game, Tier 3, but already I can make hovercraft, cars, tanks, hybrids of either of those and stuff.

There are indeed weapons, and they all have their own uses and strengths and ways of using them. Indeed, this isn't call of Duty where tons of weapons exist, but all of them in a category all work basically the same.

You've got 4 weapons. SMGs, Plasma Cannons, Railguns, and Nanotech Disruptor which heal allies and deals damage to enemies in a straight beam.

The game abides by physics most of the time, so if your robo is not properly made, then you can expect to find problems, luckily there IS a practice mode that has no penalty or reward, filled with enemies you can test your robo against, some of them potentially player-made (THAT NEEDS TO BE A THING IF NOT! <3)

This game is fun, just... don't get discouraged if some turd with a railgun goes into Tiers 1, 2 or 3. It happens a decent amount even though Tier 5 really should be a cut-off point for tech being below the tier it was meant for (Aka railguns below Tier 4 battles, or Helicopters below Tier 5. Walkers below Tier 7 isn't much of a big deal honestly because they're cool to the point I wished there was a Tier 4 version of them).

you won't be able to make the robo you want to from the get-go (I personally have an obsession for walkers, sometimes bordering on fetish-territory if you throw on some missile launchers and beam cannons onto it xD).

The only real downside to the game is the inability to mix and match weapon types. I suppose it helps for balance reasons, but it'd be cool if you could have two weapons at a time. Though then you could have medic guns on railgun planes, which would be a tad unfair.

Each different item has its purpose and use, th only thing that is really much of an exception are the blocks, but they are instrumental in being tough to destroy as without them... well you're not tough to destroy as the original blocks are free for a reason.

Spoiler: They're garbage above Tier 1.

There's also Electro plates, which are indeed shield technology, but the precursor to it.

Feel free to download this game and give it a try, it's really quite fun! Personally building the robo is my favorite part, let alone actually using it, which is even better.

It's really fun.

I also give this game a 6/10, which says alot for it's current state. There's not alot of bugs left and the devs have taken time and actually tried in their endeavor to make a great game which has probably very little content in comparison to the finished result, and 0 bugs or glitches pretty much.

PS: This game has support for us OCD buggers who have to symmetry everything in the mirror mode. Press X or map the key in the controls menu under "Build"

Happy Building, and Merry Killing!
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Early Access Review
I can only describe this game in 3 words ♥♥♥♥ing Get It
Its so much fun,
Its really addictive,
The servers have no lag WHATSOEVER,
So Much CUSTOMISATION,
Its really easy to play with freinds
Get it its free im serious GET IT
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
202.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Early Access Review
This game is awesome
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
314.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Early Access Review
Great game, 11/10, play it and you wont be able to stop :D
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
210.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Early Access Review
Average Day in Robocraft:

Me: 5 min Server Maintenance?? :O

Devs: *Oprah mode enabled* You get a 24 hour premium, You get a 24 hour premium, You get a 24 hour premium, You get a 24 hour premium, You get a 24 hour premium, You get a 24 hour premium, You get a 24 hour premium

Like if you cri everitime xD 10/10
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Early Access Review
This game is very fun! Addictive! But it;s not as epic as it looks on the ad than in game, unless you've played for a long time and got the epic stuff. Apart from that, very good game! I rate it 8.5/10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Early Access Review
One of the best free games I have ever played!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
67.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Early Access Review
Tried to make an airplane
Made a flying Twinkie

11/10 would make a flying plane again!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
137.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Early Access Review
I have over 120 hours of playtime in this game and gosh must i say its good. this is a game like no others, where you can let your imagination explode to make a box with a gun (pretty much). well if you are a good builder and build things that are not a flying box with guns and you can make it work better than most other bots that was found on youtube, you have succeded in robocraft. oh wait, no you havnt yet. now comes the important part, the battle.. as most other team based games you need tactics, and obviously because this is the internet and well, it should speak for it self.. but you can be that one person, oh wait you need more than one.. to make your team relize that going in a lemming train on one side of the map isnt such a good idea, and maybe even attacking the enemies!! omg that would be too much to ask for tho.. but when you get a good team its really fun, if you are a railgun,smg,plasma, nanotech (medic guns) or even a tesla it will be fun anyways because all of them do completely diffrent things and how fun isnt it to crash into someone and see half of their bot explode.. you can see what battle bots other people have created, and it works! its amazing when you think about it that you can build your own actualy working killing and annoying robot from a tiny cube with shapes. you can even make art or a healing gentelman sausage! 11/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Early Access Review
Build robos, fight robos, learn, upgrade/modify, repeat.

Think garry's mod meets battlebots. For a free game the economy feels very fair. Lots of players online so match queue is short and games feel balanced. This game is great, and I wish it existed when I was a kid.

Imagination + Creation + Skill = best combination for a game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Early Access Review
It's incredibly fun and addicting. first time I sat down to play, I did not think I would be wasting away eight full hours of my day. And what a good eight hours spent! It reminds me a lot of an old flash game called 'team tanks 2'
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Early Access Review
yay
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