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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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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May 27

Dev Interview - New Map and Game Mode Chat



Read all about the new game mode and new map 'Birmingham Power Station' heading to Robocraft new week in this latest developer interview linked here:

http://robocraftgame.com/developer-interview-battle-for-earth/

Robocraft's next expansion, Battle for Earth, launches on Thursday 2nd June.

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May 26

Incoming Transmission - Battle for Earth



Thursday, 2nd June sees the launch of a new game mode and map in Robocraft, with the Battle For Earth expansion!

Here's a sneak-peak at the new map's signature music track.

Click here to Listen!

We’ll have more information about the Battle for Earth expansion later this week on robocraftgame.com

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU, DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • 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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Raytv1
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
A fantastic build-your-own mech type game. You are free to create with whatever you have, you can earn/buy items(in game money and real money), and can use your creation to battle solo or online. I highly recommend to everyone, especially those with a knack for creating things.
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the guy with the shit pc/life
( 182.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
the smg in this game is useless,plasma is like a automatic shotgun.the money system is awful,you have to open crates to sell things but without premium you get like only 4 items than 8 to sell and without spendin real money you cant do much.
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Krag7
( 142.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
Now, I give this a recommendation for this game, but read this as it is the packaged grain of salt.

This game is fun if you were established before the 'epic loot' update, but as it stands the loot drop system ruined the in-game economy. Instead of being given currency right out of the match(like WoT, one of the original inspirations for the game), you are given a set of items that you then have to convert to 'robits'. The are then used to buy items... the problem is the abyssmal value of the items usually gained by these drops. And then they rub half of it's contents in your face, locked behind a paywall in the form of premium... not only that, but you have to compete with both your own team and the enemy for the value of this drop... best is diamond, worst is rusted, and most of the losing team gets rusted with the best being a single silver IIRC

Gameplay-wise, however, the former three-weapon setup(Lasers, plasmas, and railguns with medi-guns for support) has been broken by high-CPU, high block volume weapons with their own exorbant price by being locked behind a 'legendary' item class. Many people complain about the multi-weapon setup, but I love it... I just think five max is a bit rediculous, three or four fits much better. Another thing people complain about is auto-heal... this helps with those occasions where your only medic is a pocket medic and only heals a single person, or the old situation where, when they used to do damage, used it as weapons only.

TL;DR, the game has made plenty of changes that open the game up to a less skill-based community than WoT(Skill lords stop whining.), but currently have ruined the game via CoD supply drops with a poorly-implimented currency system. Trey the game, see how you like it.

That said, despite the fact that they failed to recognize these issues in their 'state of the game' update I still carry hope that they will take notice of the overwhelming negative feedback and "fix their game", as the oh-so popular saying goes.
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kevadrian
( 330.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
Having played this for 330+ hours, I can say that this game has become the thing that it planned to avoid: Pay to win.
Judging by the negtive reviews, any sane person would know that. Playing this is merely going to damage you self-esteem as you rack up a losing streak as your mindless team leads you to defeat. We now stand and watch as this game crumbles from the best to a wasteland.

I joined during the aeroflak update. Any hype in this game leads to disappointment.
If you value your sanity, please steer clear of this. Stick to other games that dont Pay2Win or match unbalanced games where only the lucky win.
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KreamKorn
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Build your own robots and demolish other peoples robots.
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Panda Gunslinger
( 70.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
I have loved this game for a long time now, and I still play it to this game and have fun. In this little review, I will cover 2 of the main aspects of this game and tell you what this game does right and wrong.

1. Combat
The combat system in this game is really fun. From the variety of weapons(from snipers to shotguns to medic guns), to the assortment of mobility pieces(mech legs, hover blades, airplane wings, tanks and more), this game provides many different play styles for everyone. Want to support your team? Get a bulky bot that has Nano Guns(medic guns) and a Dis Shield Moduel. Want to be a sneaky assassin? Make a hoverbot with Tesla Blades and Ion Distorters with a Ghost Moduel(cloak). There's even a nifty little radar system that you can use! With the combat, I can only complain about bugs, glitches, some imbalances(#NERFTHESHOTGUNS), and there being only about 4-5 game modes(one of them is only for robots with a CPU of 100+); But this will most likely change. Also the single player mode is a bit too easy, the enemey AI is absolutley terrible

2.Crafting/Economy
Currentley, there is a bit of an economic crisis in the game, which is causing people to leave the game, sadly. Let me explain. With one of the most recent updates, the "Epic Loot" update, a new ingame currency system was implemented. Now, you can't "Pay To Win" by just throwing a few hundred dollars at the game and then being able to domminate with your God Mode Plasma Bombers. Now, the only way to get any kind of currency is to recycle parts you don't want from Salvage Crates you earn at the end of each battle, and as a daily reward. This is already not so good, but on top of that, the "Robits"(the official name of the games currency) you get from some of these is very small. And just to add salt to the wound, The Crates are based on a preformance system, going from Rusted Crates to Protonium Crates; but even the most valuable crates will have crappy loot that gets you almost no where. The most valuable thing I've earned from crates so far is the "Mender Nano Gun"(a mediocre healing item).


3. Final Verdict
Overall, this game can be fun. It's very enjoyable, and can be a good game. The only thing really holding this game back right now, is its current looting system. It can be undeniabley frusterating at times, but it will eventually pay off. And for a free-to-play game thats still in Alpha, constantley being updated, and the community and the Devs actually INTERACTING is incredible. The game does alot of things right, but it does have one major flaw, with some other minor ones sprinkled on. I give it a 7/10, because there is alot of room for improvement in some areas, but it does somethings very well, and has a very... lets say... "comedic" community(looking at you, Gromek 999 and Jac733). Its fun, has cool robot stuff, and is in a great depression(economically speaking), and is even being updated within the next week or so by my hearings. I like this, it's good, play it. Plus; It's on Mac, PC, and Linux, and takes up very little room, dispite it being so full of ever changing features. Play it. Bye.
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frogmen
( 210.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
Robocraft has gone through many changes I was never the biggest fan but i used to play on my older steam account and this one aswell im not jumping the bandwagon and saying the newer updates suck because they don't minus removing megas and adding crates the game was still really enjoyable but I do think that removing of tiers a long time ago was/wasn't needed freejam didn't need to get rid of tiers they needed to change it the tiers should of been half on your cpu and your actual tier I did like the removal of mk blocks because they were annoying to use and if you wanted an art bot you would need to mix mk blocks to get the desighn you wanted theres also the fact that lower tiers and mks had so many limitations your only choices were hovers and wheels early on until they made mech and tank tracks for lower tiers now the game is more fun for lower level players besides the micorbots destroying new players I like both the old and new robocraft but one thing freejam is failing at is not pleasing everyone this is a building shooter/mobaish type game not a crappy mobile game where you have a random chance to get an item atleast reward robits in crates because earning money is god awful right now and please stop changing the core game free jam bring back megas and implement a better tier system
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xsqc21
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
TOTALLY UNBALANCED AND RUINED, i just uninstall this thing and don't want to say any words,just like you step on a shiit while walking and you would not want to talk about it ever.
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redhoodtheassasain
( 26.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
its very fun its more of a ci fi game then anything but you can call it what ever you want to but this is what ill say about robocraft you can make tanks hovercrafts mechs and planes you build it in your imagE and how you want and thats all i have to ssay
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Genuinely Miffed
( 53.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
it was alright. an interesting concept and very interesting when you start getting top-tier parts. the portion of the game that lies between level 1 and level (is the top still 10 or is it like 12 now? I cant keep track) is long and gruelling. It's not terribly fun unless you're REALLY passionate about the game. I've seen people having LOADS of fun with this game and I still do periodically. I'd reccommend EVERYONE give it a try. Most people will get turned away around level 4 but it's worth a play even if you only play it once. It's free so why not!
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rsking/csgodicegame.com
( 45.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
Robocraft used to be a great game, and I loved it all the way until EPIC LOOT

This update makes the game so dependent on rng, and so slow that the game isn't worth playing.
Everyone are just noobs who got lucky and equipped their op missile launcher and beat the game.
There is no longer a sense of progress that used to make me play this game constantly and suggest it to my friends

RIP Robocraft, it was fun...
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ShadeGaming64
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
It's good but, eh. Every once in a while when I tried playing it it wold crash a little too often. I don't know if it was just my computer or a bug in the game. Etheir way the game is basically innovative Minecraft, but with Robots.
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theloneleytraveler
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
this game is good i love to build things so this game is fun to play all day
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NoFranko
( 13.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Its along ways to wings and mec legs, but its worth the ways.
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teddyslife52
( 18.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
this game, only this game....so many rage-quits.you will loose your life.every one hate's you in the game,infact ,you hate yourself too.its crazy
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Fired Engi
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
DIS GAAME DA BOSS
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cnumbers69
( 1,507.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
been playing for quite some time, now however the game is very unbalanced and its always the same type of BOT that is being used to be cheesy and NOOB, needs better balancing for sure, will take a break until further notice or until the game is better balanced.
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Megapiefan
( 206.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
I used to love this game. I played it for hours. But this new update destroyed this game. It is no longer a free to win. You can't earn money. It takes forever to do anything. And you wont even take any negative advice. You destroyed your community in one foul swoop. I have played this before the update and was level 100. That is the only reason this is remotely fun. You only added this new update to be more like CODs new loot system. I end this with some advice. You can still save your game. Just:
  • Make it so you can earn robits
  • Nerf the missle launcher because it's OP af.
    That's it. Save the community FreeJam. Please.
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joevita2005
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
I <3 this game
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Aspo100
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
Really fun game love how you can make infinte possibilitys of tanks and helicopters and stuff love it! PS. ITS FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :)
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1,421 of 1,511 people (94%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,367.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
TL;DR: Robocraft did not deliver on the potential it promised and instead changed the core gameplay mechanics to mimic other shooters, destroying what made the game unique.

I have played this game for over 3000 hours (the standalone launcher does not add to steam hours) and supported the game with over 100GBP (150$+). I was a moderator for the game because I believed in it and wanted to support the community, but was removed from the team because I spoke out to a developer about the direction they were taking – not because I wasn't doing my job, but because I spoke my mind.

The game has changed. Freejam have tried to make the game more accessible to new players, with a focus of getting as many players as possible. But instead of focussing on what made the game great and trying to get players to love it, they changed the gameplay mechanics in order to please a wider audience, which destroyed many aspects of what made the game great and unique in the first place.

Instead of a currency reward system that allows players to buy the parts they want for their robots, they now have a "random loot crate" reward system, which is a blatant attempt at copying other games and trying to trick people into spending real money on the game. Non-premium users get tempted by the items that they could have received if they had paid for premium (every loot crate that gets opened show the premium items) with the option to purchase it now to receive the items. Furthermore, only the top scoring player on the winning team receives the highest level crate (which promises better item drop chances), while every member of the losing team receives the same low quality crate. This leads to selfish play for the highest score rather than the rewarding teamplay experience that it used to be, and also leads to the losing team to stop trying because they receive the same bad rewards either way.

They also made the most interesting part about the game – the fact that building skill and design decisions directly affects battle performance – much less meaningful over the last couple of months, by removing the pilot seat component, introducing auto-healing (another aspect to mimic other shooters), and allowing each player to put several different gun types on their robots, which removes the need for playstyle specialisations. This also negatively affects teamplay, because there is no use for dedicated medics or dedicated frontline or support types – every player is now a (selfish) one-man-army trying to score the highest points.

This game had a lot of potential a year ago, but the developer's decisions over the last updates have shown that they care less about making a good game and more about the money they can make by trying to get more players with lower skill levels, by copying other generic shooter-types and removing/reducing the unique aspects that used to make Robocraft great.

Freejam have gone the way many F2P games go and opted for the cash-grab alternative. It is disappointing, because there was so much potential.

UPDATE: After two and a half weeks, the lead game designer released a "state of the game" letter, which conveniently failed to address any of the points the community has brought up in their feedback. This, to me, puts the final nail in the coffin. These developers do not care for the quality of their game or their community, they are only out for new players for their statistics and wallets.
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167 of 207 people (81%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 9
Product received for free
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58 of 66 people (88%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
442.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
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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40 of 43 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
120.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 30
Epic loot killed this game

rip robocraft

you were fun while you lasted
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42 of 48 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
200.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
Changes in gameplay and design decisions have ruined this one fantastic creative building + combat game.
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42 of 48 people (88%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥ THE EPIC ♥♥♥♥ UPDATE MARKS THE END OF ROBOCRAP THANKS AGAIN FOR RUINING THIS ONCE UNIQUE AND GREAT GAME WITH P2W RNG LOOTS ♥♥♥♥ SYSTEM COPIED FROM CSGO AND LOL AND ♥♥♥♥ BATTLE REWARD RATES AND OVERPRICED OP ♥♥♥♥♥ OH AND NOT TO MENTION THE FREE BUGS BUNDLED ♥♥♥♥ YOU ALL MOTHER♥♥♥♥ING USELESS GREEDY DEVS GGWP NICE ONE ON WASTING MY TIME PLEASE ♥♥♥♥ OFF FROM HUMANITY YOU MORONS
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37 of 40 people (93%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
111.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
Product received for free
Here's an "interview" with the developer team which nicely sums up the current robocraft situation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXiTCtWD2SE

This used to be a fun game where you got rewarded with ingame currency and access to new robot parts every few hours of playing. Cycle of purchasing set of new parts, building a robot and fighting against others in a team deathmatch or MOBA-style game type was quite fun.

Then Epic Loot update broke the game completely:
- it removed the progression
- it removed the currency
- it added crafting instead of currency, which isn't really a thing since recycling items gives too small fraction and thus no value
- it removed the matchmaking barrier between players, so now Veteran players armed to the teeth with items worth hundreds of thousands of robits now play against robots worth just a few thousand robits. It's called "Seal clubbing".
- it added loot box system - after every game you get a few random items. I now have one spider leg, 1 medium size laser, 14 wings (but no good air weapon), 3 wheels of different type, 1 ski and a robot leg.

I built a new robot every 2-3 days before the patch, now I have done one in two weeks because parts drop one by one instead of in sets, like I used to buy them in the old currency.

Developers say that everything is ok ;)
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Not Recommended
510.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 1
I used to play Robocraft since the beginning. It was a simple game with hidden complex gameplay mechanics. When you started, you build a robot with a gun and played some games. That said, building is quite simple and intuitive. You don't have to be an engineer to build a working robot. But the more you played, the more you understood the little weaknesses of your robot. Also you had to improve your skill with the available weapon. Especially your aiming and prediction was very important (like in other Shooters ofc). What made this game also great is how Freejam handled the pricing of products. A monthly premium membership, which doubled your loot after a battle (currency to buy new robot parts) only cost 5$ per month, which is very fair compared to other games, who charge 10$+ for monthly membership. And even without premium you could easily get all the parts you wanted.

But since the new updates, this all changed... sadly

1. Monthly Premium costs now 10$ for a month. They also introduced loot boxes. If you get a loot box after a game, you get a row with 4 different items (random). And with premium you get a second row with another 4 items. Probablemtic about this is, that you also see the 4 premium items even if you dont have premium. It's a common tactic from mobile games to show the players what they COULD have gotten if they had premium. I dont like these fishing tactics and I'm sad that this is introduced in Robocraft that way...

2. They removed most of the depth from the game. You can now literally built any crap and it's working. They did this to make Art bots possible (example: A robot that looks like a house)

3. They introduced a MOBA-like gamemode. It's quite easy to observe they Freejam tries to implement every trend possible.

4. All new weapons require no skill. In the past, there were railgun (sniper), SMG (automatic weapon) and plasma launcher (grenade launcher). You needed aiming for all these weapon. The new weapons are flak cannon (impossible to dodge as flying unit), rocket launcher with aiming assist (rockets follow players when locked in) and a rapid firing gun with following bullets.

The game becomes more and more casual combined with high prices for premium membership and fishing tactics. I can't support a game like this and it makes me sad that I have to write a negative review after all those hours of playtime...
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Not Recommended
503.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
I joined this game and fell in love with the custom robots, the balanced tier system, and the fun mechanics of the weapons and building before the Marks update(Thar be gunchairs over them thar hills!).

Should've known this malarky wouldn't've stopped after more than one flip of the table update. They never stop even after much disdain to how the updates change things, and they never backpedal, even when somebody not two sheets to the wind would.

It's now all about who has the "legendary" weapons. Who's gotten the RNG favor today? Never gotten anything good other than pitiful cosmetics or something I already have plenty of. I get a legendary? It's a blimmin' "special" pair of wings. I get epic? Gee, six useless cubes that some idiot rubbed up on with charcoal(carbon),... Joy. Only time I saw anything worthwhile in this topsy turvey hole is when it was on premium, which I'm assuming is also more likely than free to get legendary items.

It's flak, shotgun, or grind until you get them because everything else is six feet under as even rails won't stop a horde of blinking shotgun, crutch players. I enjoy the fond memories, but over 200 hours of my life were wasted on this sinking ship. Glad this mutated, devolved abomination is out of my library forever(and a day).

Also, ever notice how most positive reviews keeping this game's recent review rating above "Mostly Negative" are not just grammatically inept, but simple statements with no reasoning or logic as to why it is actually still anything more than another "social experiment" gone wrong?

This game may be "free", but I'd like 265 hours of my life refunded, please!

Update:Just came back to check, and congratulations on making it more visible to the developers, as Steam now regards the recent reviews as "Mostly Negative". May it someday penetrate the narcissistic, thick craniums that choose a vile idea of what they want to make rather than the majority's desires, that someday we may actually have fun grinding gear again, as I did before epic loot or their abysmal energy malarky.

Though seriously, a couple condescending numbskulls on youtube making reaction videos were smart enough to backpedal, so why the hell isn't a single person in a team of about 35 bright enough to do so?

As an update, I've reviewed this on IndieDB as well, and here is the review:

From the heights of potential and of much praise, to something whose developers condemn the very people advising them of their wrongdoings, proclaiming their own players at fault for not adapting, and in spite of the condemnation of such a lousy recent update, all they'll do is tweak it and add onto it, blaming us players for the prestated fault. I'm sorry, I'm not fond of adapting to a bed of nails at night, nor people who say they listen, but only if it's a one-sided conversation in their favor("quality of life" voting system, wink wink*flipped bird*).

I had so much fun at one time, making custom robots in creative ways and duking it out with others, but that was many, many updates ago. They've done it before, and they've done it again after the main update everybody is ragging upon, with the armor update. They flip the main mechanics of the game about like a yo-yo and expect us to deal with it.

What we hold dear also means nothing to them, proven with the removal of megas, and the addition of shotguns. Now you'll never have to worry about actually spending effort, creativity, time, or any intelligent ingenuity! Just money(go figures, eh?)! All your work gets annihilated in a heartbeat anyway, courtesy of shotguns. Just grab a couple high-tier legs, a couple shotguns, perhaps a blink module and some rechargers, then slap a couple armor cubes on, or maybe a flak! You'll win every time until the matchmaker forces you to lose twenty games in a row(gee, 'fair', right?!)! This game is not what it was, and not in a good way.

It didn't change into something of worth or equal value, it mutated into an abomination lead by minds beyond a point of any sane return. Wanna bet the developers still will pay us no heed, and if they do, they'll be obnoxiously condescending?

I highly recommend you review it on IndieDB as well. There aren't many reviews, and any surge of reviews now will be recent, so they... might maybe,... possibly actually... listen to us.
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Not Recommended
447.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
Freejam, this is why I quit Robocraft: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=686550685

Premium should give you duplicates of the item you unboxed, not give you random sh*t like this.

Also, that was my first Legendary, Seriously.

*(Edit 5/19/16)*
I guess getting 2 legendaries for premuim is a little too much... soo mabye they should hide premuim slots in crates if you don't have premuim. It gets 30x more frustrating (like the picture above). Tbh ik it's a way to encourage premuim, but.. I've already paid $35 for this game lol
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29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,385.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Terrible update. Terrible game in just one patch. Its amazing how brain-dead the devs are. This game used to be amazing but now sucks so so much. Having more than 2.300 hours in it i can fairly say that in its current state is a dead game.
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
71.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 10
Product received for free
I first got this game on a whim when it first came to steam and it was great; fun, innovative, unique, challenging and rewarding.

I stopped playing after there was an update that killed the progression system (which had nothing wrong with it before, why fix what isn't broken?). I decided to come back recently to see how the game had changed and I have to say the game is nothing like it was before and has been completely ruined; punishing reward sytem, unique building has been made redundant, no team work or strategy and still a terrible progression system and matchmaking system.

A quick scan of forums a reviews made it apparent that the devs were not listening to anything the community was saying and update after update continued to ruin what was once a great game that I would've recommended to anyone.
They used to have a great game with the potential to be even better, but as the game is now I just can't recommend you invest any time into it.

If I could offer any advice to Freejam, I would say that they scrap the updates, revert the game back to early alpha and start again.
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
Used to be good game, recent changes to the economy really killed it for me. Been around since pre-electroplates, I have a couple hundred hours in this game (only recently synced to steam). Other complaints include some of the recent weapons being too expensive, taking ages to get a new weapon after they announce it.
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27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
145.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
Used to be good but once again Devs kill a fun game . Introducing stupid ideas and ruining the game completely. lasers dont do half the damage they used to, buying parts now requires grinding forever to get 1 part, 1100RP for a win and parts costing thousands will take forever to get anywhere. shame its time to uninstall a game that used to be fun !
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
504.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
The game was great, you could just play and build bots, but what all the updates were aiming for? CS:GO weapon crates.
This game is going to hell, and the Devs arent listeing to the community.
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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
141.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
The devolpers are not smart what so ever for the horible choices they have made, this game was very fun a few years ago, now its absolute ♥♥♥♥
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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
876.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
Product received for free
♥♥♥♥ epic loot, ♥♥♥♥ RNG
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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
150.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 18
It USED to be a great game. Now. Dont even bother.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
362.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 18
Product received for free
Robocraft was a great game.

Unfortunately, whilst some of the fun still remains, the developers of this game (FreeJam) have become greedy and forgot what their game/company was about. They have completely ignored their vocal community and have made the reward system become a game of RNG as opposed to skill.

The balance has been destroyed gradually over the past year, up to the point that there are now 'legendary' weapons that will outgun any normal weapons. To make matters worse, the new weapon types are also designed to require no skill (such as massive aoe explosions and auto-aim). The overall result of this is the game no longer rewards thoughtful construction of bots and skillful aiming.

If you are a new player, these problems are even more prevalant, as you will be matched up against players who will slap a hover blade onto a 'legendary' weapon and they will completely outlcass anyone within their robot's rating (which is determined by the parts you use to build your robot).

Unfortunately this game seems to be moving towards 'cash grab' and is starting to feel like a premium mobile game.
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22 of 22 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
538.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 10
Freejam, I dont know why exactley you converted to this system, but if your copying someone else, let me tell you, every game is unique and just because another system works really well, that doesnt justify a complete rework of the game. Game progression based on gambling is bogus for a game that attracts people who like building. You need to fix this and I mean fix it right now!
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