Homebrew is a physics based vehicle sandbox, where you can bring concept vehicles to life. It will challenge your creativity and problem solving skills by providing you with the right tools!
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Release Date: Nov 14, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

We want to create a game with a vast world where you can build almost every type of vehicle and challenges that you can imagine for both yourself and other players as well. This means that Homebrew is a huge project in terms of content, systems and features and we think that Early Access will provide us with the necessary player input to shape/improve the game.

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

We want to release a stable game with the planned features in it. Since we have the foundations of our game we'll be fixing bugs and adding content more frequently in future updates. Throughout development we'll also focus on implementing some community suggested aspect. We can't give a definitive release date but once the game comes out there are plans for post-release content too.

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

Homebrew is an open physics based sandbox and for us it'll be in a constant state of development. Some content will be added, while some may be removed to improve the overall experience. To do this we'll constantly strive to make the necessary efforts while consulting with our community first.

In the about description you'll see the things that are currently in-game and the ones that are planned in the future. Since we're still early in development we'll be focussing on eliminating bugs, adding the planned features and optimization.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

In its current state Homebrew is already a highly playable, stable and polished game. That being said it's still an Early Access title which means that bugs may and probably will occur. If you run into issues don't think twice and contact us so that we can help you and other players by fixing them.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

The price will most certainly increase throughout development once things get more polished. The final price will be determined once we're approaching full release.

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

We're always interacting closely with our community on the community hub, if you run into any issue or have a suggestion, you can always find us there. The forum at our site is the main hub of interaction between us and the players. We read as many comments as possible and take all suggestions seriously.
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July 26

Upcoming update #1: Tuner and builder changes

From the team
We're glad to announce that we'll be releasing a new patch in a couple of days that will improve the current version remarkably. There are simply too much changes to cover in one post so we've decided to split things up in a series of announcements on what you can expect. In this post we'd like to focus on some of the changes and improvements for the tuner and builder in general.

Multi select in tuner
To ensure that you can organize things better while in tuner we’ll be adding two new features that will help you with this:
  • Holding SHIFT + selecting multiple boxes will allow you to move them together
  • Double clicking on a box will select all similar boxes and allow you to move them together
Below you can see how this looks in-game (CLICK TO VIEW IN HQ):



Builder changes
  • Changing property values has been optimized A LOT: in the past changing a property would update all part properties, now it only updates the one that has been altered.
  • The file size of vehicles has been decreased (by approximately 50%)
  • Saving process requires less steps and thus it's faster
  • Wheels are visible on the wheel hub immediately after spawning
  • All property names have been checked for errors
  • Improved (physics) dragging tool in the builder
  • ”Builders” menu group has been removed
  • The Window menu contains Tuner, Pipe Builder
  • To confirm a newly assigned key press OK (APPLY in the old version)
  • Selection tool: drag select works properly
  • Right click no longer moves tuner panels
  • F2 shortcut opens tuner
  • Rotated starting view to the tutorial screen
  • Pausing the tutorial screen works properly again
  • Fixed test lines in builder
  • Added a bar to wheel arrow to indicate the ground side
  • Take control property on the seat is enabled by default
  • Angle multiplier property has been changed to “max angle”
What's next
Since most of the changes in the upcoming update have to do with multiplayer improvements and physics our following posts will focus on these topics. We'd like to thank everyone for helping us out by sending bug reports, tutorials, suggestions and making awesome creations. Keep up the great work!


DREAM - BUILD - ENJOY




Copybugpaste Team

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July 1

[01/07/2016] Patch notes HB14

From the team:
With the multiplayer being added to HB14 we've been having a ton of fun meeting players online and trying out their creations. This has allowed us to gather a lot of feedback on what has to be polished and improved with the upcoming patches. Therefore we've taken some time to focus on streamlining the builder UI a bit more. Now let's take a look at what this patch brings along:

Changes in this update
To ensure a more pleasant building experience we've made some additional changes to the following builder UI elements:
  • Navigation bar

  • Tool buttons

  • Spawn button

  • Fixed bug where part names weren't displayed in the properties panel
  • Grouped the inputs/outputs in the property panel

  • Tool shortcuts work for pipe builder

That aside we've been able to crush two additional bugs:
  • Rocket engine burn sound kept playing after the fuel was depleted
  • Vehicles could be controlled with keyboard even when while in chat

What's next?

With the multiplayer update we have discovered a couple of bugs that we'll be patching in the coming days/weeks. We're thankful for everyone who's been helping us to improve Homebrew so far. We're always open for more feedback and if you want you're always welcome to share it with us on either Steam or Discord (faster response time).


Cheers!



Copybugpaste Team

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“The entertainment it offers is only limited by a player’s imagination.”
IGM

“A game that truly brings out the kid in all of us”
Shakespub

About This Game



Homebrew is a physics based vehicle sandbox, where you can bring your concepts to life. It will challenge your creativity and problem solving skills by providing you with the right tools!

Homebrew has a steep learning curve, if you're looking for a game where you lose track of time perfecting your creations, testing them in a vast world and searching for new approaches/solutions this is the game for you.

The game is developed with a passion for science, input of the community and three core values in mind.

DREAM: Lack of freedom is the only thing that can hold you back.

BUILD: With the right tools you are free to build anything.

ENJOY: Building should be fun and you have to be able to have fun with your crazy creations. Let your friends be a part of your adventure, play online and explore
the possibilities that Homebrew has to offer.




    General
    • Multiplayer
    • Physical based shaders
    • Vast amount of parts included and planned
    • Highly customizable settings with presets
    • Build whatever vehicle you can think of
    • Full open sandbox (no part limit)
    • Programmability
    • Ability to have high speed vehicles
    • Vast range of controller support
    • Vast world with multiple islands
    • Dynamic day-night cycle
    • Water dynamics with wave physics
    • Aerodynamics
    • Multiplayer with vehicle sharing (already in HB13, HB14 is upcoming)
    • MAC & LINUX versions (unconfirmed)
    Builder
    • Open and non restrictive building tools
    • Outdoor building
    • Open and dynamic vehicle tuner with testing capabilities
    • No size/part limit
    • Assembly builder
    • UNDO/REDO
    • Short-cuts for building faster
    • Multiple seats with separate controls
    • Ability to create own controls for all types of input devices
    • Highly customizable settings and properties
    • Realistic center of gravity calculation
    • Wheels can be used in all ways (upside down,...)
    • Skinning system
    "Programmable" logic boxes
    • Build autopilot vehicles, stabilizing systems, transforming vehicles, robotic arms, programmability of parts, ...
    Parts
    • Various types of engines: vector thrust, rocket engine, propeller engine, ramjet engine, car engine, ...
    • Electrical system: with switches and lights
    • Physical based driveshaft system
    • Adjustable plating (multi-colour)
    • Resizeable wheels (various types)
    • Fully tweakeable propellers
    • Various steering wheel types
    • Rotators: allow you to rotate parts on command
    • Multiple wing sets
    • Neon lighting
    • Fireworks
    • Gyroscopes
    • Gyro sensor
    • Speedometer
    • Fireworks
    • Gearbox
    • Transmission
    • Pontoons
    • ...
    • Mission creator for challenge and scenario building
    • Social hub support for exchanging content
    • A ton of new parts
    • Powerful colouring system
    • Character customization
    • Improved multiplayer
    • Additional outdoor building areas
    • More logic boxes (programmables)
    • Weapons
    • Boats and submersibles
    • Tank track, propeller, hull, wing, wheel, balloon, ... builders
    • Symmetry tool and other building tools
    • Part customization
    • Storyline
    • Tools for user generated content
    • Vast expansion of the world
    • Optimization and bug fixes
    • Community suggestions

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP and higher
    • Processor: Dual-core or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 550 (1GB) or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Please make sure that you aren't running Homebrew on Intel HD
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 and higher
    • Processor: Quad-core or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAMNvidia Gefore GTX 760 (Direct X 11 graphics card)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
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deepspace2
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 22
One of the most enjoyable sandbox games out there.
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dkong5
( 75.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 21
Made a tri-copter. Didn't know where to put the passenger seats, stacked them on top of pilot seat 10/10 would try agian.
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Fanny
( 77.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 18
Great game for a small price.

Dev's are very active to.
I see almost every question/topic awnsered within 24hours but most times within just an hour !

Game runs smoothly in singleplayer and multiplayer is getting better and better to.

There arent many parts you can use yet BUT they can be adjusted in such ways that the possibility's are almost endless.
Some dude has even made ingame game's for Homebrew (like arcade cabinets)
Alot more parts will come though they said. (and i believe that to)

Learning curve is pretty hard but even pleps like me can succesfully make enjoyable vehicles.
If you like building sandbox games this is propably the best one out there.
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OMG Crackers
( 441.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 12
Product received for free
Best Enginering game ever build anything. your mind is the limit.

Pros- build any vehicle you can think of right now im working on a helicopter and a mech suit

Cons- with the v14 and up they made it more realistic (looking) and complex normaly a good thing but with it being more complex its harder to create things 13 is easier.

lucky they still support v13 as of this moment idk how much longer well worth the money if you love building.

this is still in progress so guns and better mechanics are on the way. maybe i wont have a small hatrage for the v14
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Sexy Dovakiin
( 772.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 3
The game has become better and better AND BETTER i love it so much that i cannot stop playing it. Now that they released the MULTIPLAYER i cannot think of a better game to start playing with your friends in this huge world. And there are so many things u could build in this game ... with all the hours i already spent in it i still have not ran out of ideas yet!
And the community on discord is awesome :D, the devs answer any questions u have and there are dedicated moderators!

Anyways I'm back to brewing myself some wierd vehicles :D
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Davi_Fabricio25
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 2
very good game that I recommend, just could not take advantage as much because whenever I will fly with a plane he is turning madly in all directions.
:,(

Ç_Ç T_T
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A Trisexual Trigender Octagon
( 96.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
This is my favorite building-related game because of everything that is possible with it. The dev team obviously know's what they are doing and are very engaged with their community. Their aren't too many games out that grant the player with all of the tools necessary to make realistic, functioning pieces of art.
My only complaints:
-There are 1 or 2 bugs that I have run into, and had to work around, but I know that the devs are working on them.
-The gravity/physics engine way need to be tweaked. (ATM gravity is slightly lower than what I think it should be)

This game is basically life-sized lego Mindstorm + a driving simulator.
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NightShifterLord
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
The older version was great! I loved this game until they added the tutorial, which took me over a f*cking hour to complete.
The glider is impossible to control, but fortunately, a nice guy helped me out. I like the community and the style of the game but all in all, its just something I can't quite recommend.
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Nandos7
( 43.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
Best game ever
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BizonLLo
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
Played the old version with my brother, a lot has improved but there's still room for improvements/optimization.
Would love to see something like the old linking system added in.

Прикольная игра,видно что имеет потенциал! 9/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
772.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 3
The game has become better and better AND BETTER i love it so much that i cannot stop playing it. Now that they released the MULTIPLAYER i cannot think of a better game to start playing with your friends in this huge world. And there are so many things u could build in this game ... with all the hours i already spent in it i still have not ran out of ideas yet!
And the community on discord is awesome :D, the devs answer any questions u have and there are dedicated moderators!

Anyways I'm back to brewing myself some wierd vehicles :D
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Physics need work! Cars are glitching like hell, but the idea and the concept and so on looks good!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
77.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 18
Great game for a small price.

Dev's are very active to.
I see almost every question/topic awnsered within 24hours but most times within just an hour !

Game runs smoothly in singleplayer and multiplayer is getting better and better to.

There arent many parts you can use yet BUT they can be adjusted in such ways that the possibility's are almost endless.
Some dude has even made ingame game's for Homebrew (like arcade cabinets)
Alot more parts will come though they said. (and i believe that to)

Learning curve is pretty hard but even pleps like me can succesfully make enjoyable vehicles.
If you like building sandbox games this is propably the best one out there.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
96.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
This is my favorite building-related game because of everything that is possible with it. The dev team obviously know's what they are doing and are very engaged with their community. Their aren't too many games out that grant the player with all of the tools necessary to make realistic, functioning pieces of art.
My only complaints:
-There are 1 or 2 bugs that I have run into, and had to work around, but I know that the devs are working on them.
-The gravity/physics engine way need to be tweaked. (ATM gravity is slightly lower than what I think it should be)

This game is basically life-sized lego Mindstorm + a driving simulator.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 2
very good game that I recommend, just could not take advantage as much because whenever I will fly with a plane he is turning madly in all directions.
:,(

Ç_Ç T_T
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
441.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 12
Product received for free
Best Enginering game ever build anything. your mind is the limit.

Pros- build any vehicle you can think of right now im working on a helicopter and a mech suit

Cons- with the v14 and up they made it more realistic (looking) and complex normaly a good thing but with it being more complex its harder to create things 13 is easier.

lucky they still support v13 as of this moment idk how much longer well worth the money if you love building.

this is still in progress so guns and better mechanics are on the way. maybe i wont have a small hatrage for the v14
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
Played the old version with my brother, a lot has improved but there's still room for improvements/optimization.
Would love to see something like the old linking system added in.

Прикольная игра,видно что имеет потенциал! 9/10
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79 of 83 people (95%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
511.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 9, 2015
EDIT: The game went into alpha recently. Most of the points made in my review still apply, but I will no longer be playing this game due to optimization issues.

So im almost at the 500 hour mark... time for a real steam review.

Homebrew Vehicle Sandbox is exactly what it says on the tin. There is one large map populated with several islands that you can roam around in, and there is also a garage where you can create literally any kind of vehicle you can imagine. Their is no questline or story (as of yet), just exploring the map with wacky vehicles and your buddies on the many multiplayer servers available.

+The only limit to what you can build is yourself. Build planes, jets, boats, hot air balloons, tanks, jet-powered flying shlongs. You name it, it can be built.

+Easy building interface. The building mechanics are a cross between voxel-based and components-based, with 'pipes' acting as frame pieces which specialized components can be attached to.

+Incredibly realistic physics engine. Aerodynamics plays a massive part in air vehicles, and at least a basic understanding of real-life physics is needed to make more complicated vehicles.

+Playerbase is incredibly nice and helpful. The devs are very communicative and can often be found playing on their own servers, where you can then bombard them with questions and reccomendations for the game.

+Online multiplayer. Once you're done exploring the map, you can join an online "party" and blast people out of the air with hellfire missiles >:D

=Large learning curve due to the realistic physics. You cant just slap a few rockets on a car and fly rings around towers, a lot of tweaking and testing is required to perfect your vehicles.

=Controller support is largely incomplete, limiting controller use to the simpler vehicles.

-Button mapping is just god-awful. Homebrew implements a button-mapping system that allows you to assign keys to basic functions, and then assign those functions to components. To be honest it would be a lot easier if I could just assign keys to components, rather than this in-between system.

-Still very buggy. None of them gamebreaking, but it can be quite annoying when a vehicle ive been working on for an hour gets corrupted and no longer usable.

-Graphics arent that great (I honestly dont give a fart about graphics, but there are people out there who think otherwise).
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48 of 50 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
282.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 20, 2014
First and foremost, it needs to be said that this game is in very early stages of development. Additionally, if you don't enjoy things like geometry, physics, engineering, aerodynamics, etc, this game may not be up your alley.

THAT SAID, I personally find this game extraordinarily brilliant.

There is a learning curve, absolutely, but the complaints that there is no information available to guide you are blatantly false. Granted, it isn't the typical bright and friendly hold-your-hand walkthrough sort of tutorial that lots of full release games have nowadays. People who are capable of reading and following directions will have no trouble, though.

As an avid, lifelong fan of all means of transportation, Homebrew has allowed me to create functional versions of daydream vehicles once confined to the realm of doodles on scratch paper.

There has never been a game quite like this one, and it only stands to improve as time goes on.
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47 of 50 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3, 2015
Game is a very interesting concept; you get to build custom vehicles and drive them around in a sandbox-type environment. On the surface, I really like the idea of this game. Unfortunately I have some problems getting past the distinct issues it has (as an early access):

+The game is buggy - This is to be expected, and I am really hoping that they will address these things soon
+Instructions are limited - Yes there is a "manual" of sorts, but things like not being able to delete parts once you have attached them lends to a very frustrating point where you continually have to stop and start over.
+Random freezes - Pretty self explanatory
+Limited parts options - Again, I recognize that this is an early access, and I am simply hoping that this develops over time. At current, there are only a handful of parts available for creating vehicles, which lends to a frustrating limit on what the user can create.

Overall, the game is conceptually very interesting, and I look forward to seeing it develop and address some of these issues. Homebrew, if developed correctly, could be the next combination of Minecraft and digital Legos.
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