Besiege is a physics based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines and lay waste to immense fortresses and peaceful hamlets. Build a machine which can crush windmills, wipe out battalions of brave soldiers and transport valuable resources, defending your creation against cannons, archers and whatever else the...
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Release Date: Jan 28, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access essentially puts us in dialogue with the community and the players. We want Besiege to be easy to access, and we would like to involve and address player feedback as the game progresses. Also, we really love to see how far everyone can push the building mechanics, and we want to be able to respond to the crazy methods people are discovering that we weren't even aware of!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We aren't entirely sure how long it will take to release the game in its finished form. A rough and cautious estimate would be 1.5 - 2 years from now until version 1.0. We don't want to say any earlier than that!”

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

“The full version will contain many more levels, in the form of islands to conquer. These islands will have different aesthetics and will feature objective types not found in the current Alpha, hopefully encouraging different tactics! If all goes to plan, the final game should boast more variety. As well as this, there will be more building pieces to utilise, potentially a level editor, and more expansive creation and sandbox options. The final game will also hopefully be significantly more polished than what it is currently!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version contains 15 levels, comprising the kingdom of Ipsilon. There is a sand-box level to test creations and in any given level you can disable all limitations, allowing for experimentation. There is also a time-dilation dial, allowing the game to be viewed in slowmotion, or at 2X the normal speed. There is also a broad suite of building tools and pieces, including flying pieces, flamethrowers, cannons, contractible springs, axels, detachable joints, explosives and much more. You can also save and load machines in any given level.”

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

“We are going to scale the price with the amount of content available. So as more features, game modes and levels are added we will add to the cost incrementally. We hope that players will feel they paid the appropriate price for the amount of content available at any given stage of the games development.”

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

“We are already being surprised by what people are constructing and discovering. It is quite amazing, and we want to expand and address features that the community finds or wants. For example, some members of the community are building an immense Siege Walker type thing – we never even realised this was possible. We want to facilitate such creativity, so we will be constantly looking toward what everyone is doing!”
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September 8

Update 16 - V0.35



Hello!

Today we’ve another update for you, Version 0.35, which adds the last 4 campaign levels to The Island of Tolbrynd. The next set of levels to be released will be the first ones of Valfros, a new island, and we hope to be bringing you the first installment of them in the next update!



Some of you keen eyes individuals will have noticed us doing a few hotfix patches to the game since the last update to resolve a number of issues with the game. We decide to push these fixes ASAP instead of holding them back fro the update’s release, which is why there is pretty much no changelog accompanying this post.

We apologize for the massive delay in bringing you more campaign levels but we hope that you enjoy this installment of new levels and we look forward to seeing the crazy machines you build to conquer them!

Cheers,

Von


Changelog V0.35

ADDITIONAL CONTENT

Added 4 new campaign levels, completing Tolbrynd

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August 10

Hotfix - Version 0.32

Hello!

Today we’ve got a small hotfix for you that rectifies some issues that have cropped up with version 0.32 since its release. Unfortunately with so many changes made to the game’s code a few bugs managed to slip past through our testing process so we apologize for that!

Thanks to everyone that made the effort to report these issues to us, if you come across any further problems, we always welcome your help in identifying them and reporting them!

Cheers,

Von


Changelog V0.32hotfix

FIXES

Fixed an issue where war machines could collide with bombs
Fixed an issue where the flying block would stay have force when frozen
Fixed a bug where the wooden pole sometimes wouldn’t display when using skin packs
Fixed a bug where machines could collide with wood piles in build mode
Fixed a bug where the firework wouldn’t be ignited by fire
Fixed a bug where 3d key mappings would be displayed when placing blocks

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About This Game

Besiege is a physics based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines and lay waste to immense fortresses and peaceful hamlets. Build a machine which can crush windmills, wipe out battalions of brave soldiers and transport valuable resources, defending your creation against cannons, archers and whatever else the desperate enemies have at their disposal. Create a trundling behemoth, or take clumsily to the skies, and cause carnage in fully destructible environments. Ultimately, you must conquer every Kingdom by crippling their castles and killing their men and livestock, in as creative or clinical a manner as possible!

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (latest SP)
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512mb Dedicated VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10+
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible, 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible, 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: ALSA compatible
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Surreh
4.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
its fun in the first week but gets really boring after sometime
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Rice_Puddn
173.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
The only limits are your sanity, your imagination, and your computer's ability to render whatever monstrosity you decide to build.
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S͜͠͡m̸̸̛̛͜ò͢o͝҉f
27.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
An amazing game for a low price. If you like to get creative, even just a little bit, you should try this game.
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Orangention
6.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
Thanks for this game! I like it! That graphic is so beautiful! This game was so useful for my self to be an engineer or something...

~Orangention

:3
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King Stannis Baratheon
9.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
Besiege awakens the creative spirit within you and challenges you to use it, but on the other hand gives you the option to completely bypass this by using others' creations from a densely populated workshop. Despite mostly being a game about destroying 90 or so percent of everything, it manages to take this basic idea very far and make it well worth the asking price.
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Static
28.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
i have made a bulky ♥♥♥ quadcopter that very slowly turns to the right, but has completed nearly every mission so far.

if your thinking of getting this game, get it.
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Richeri
41.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 24
A wonderful little sandbox-y thing where there is a lot of splattering, burning and quite nice stuff.

Worth the money in playtime for me, even though it's EA almost no bugs and great performance.
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Eврей
6.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 24
Здравствуйте,игра очень понравилась,давно хотел найти такую игру где сочитается физика и игра,игра интересная,логическая,иногда и трудная.Всем тем кто любит физику ,я советую хоть раз поиграть в эту игру.
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hellstorm102
10.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 24
waaay to much fun. great devs.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
50 of 53 people (94%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 5
1) Started besiege
2) WooW I'm here to build medieval sieging machines!
3) Built cool looking catapult.
4) Realized, that there's a way to build caterpillar tracks.
5) Destroyed catapult.
6) Built a tank...
Now let me tell you..

The thing we all probably like is, that you can use all blocks at the start of the game and you don't have to unlock them (That might be actually more interesting but..) There is something like unlocking system hidden in you. You'll say "What are all of these things used for? And you will probably use basic things during your first hours in this game, but in some time you'll learn, how does all the blocks work, and then you'll find many combinations of them and ways how to utilize them. (And it will not take a lot of time.)

Every day I play this game I get many ideas of new things I can construct, that I don't even have enough time to build them all.

And your only limits in this game? Your imagination, building skills, and in some ways even your computer. But My calculator-like computer runs this game on 50-60 fps, so you sure don't have to be scared of that. :-)
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86 of 114 people (75%) found this review helpful
105 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,661.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 27
I may have a problem

(And i'm still not good at building)
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
283.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 15
I super, super much recommend Besiege but let's start with obvious disclaimers anyway: Besiege is still early access. I sometimes see people forgetting this and getting stupidly angry. Don't expect a finished product when you buy early access title.

Now with that out of the way, Besiege is my favourite building game ever. I remember seeing some gifs of some early creations many years ago, drooling in envy because I thought I could never do something like that. Then I started playing and the (completely optional) campaign missions did a good job coaching me to try new things and I am constantly coming up with new ideas of what to do.

Especially with some (easy-to-install) mods that expand the available building tools Besiege becomes a really powerful and fun physics toy.

Only limit on your creativity is your available CPU power, and that is one part where the early access shows. Bigger creations can get quite heavy on your machine and with my medium-range CPU I need to restrict some of my craziest ambitions. That is a bummer, but hopefully it will be fixed in the future, and nevertheless I am having tons of good time with Besiege as it is.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 12
Not a bad game at all. Not going in my play everyday file, but it is engrossing. It is entertaining. It is hairpulling.. :-p

Start with a blank brain for any ideas. You see a structure before you.. you have access to all the building blocks. Now figure out how they work, and create to destroy that structure. Sound like a cheating Godmode? Nope. For a few reasons. Initially you have no idea what exactly the parts do and how they do it together. Learning curve. Second. As you progress the enemy does also. Little infantrymen, archers, stone castles.. and even things that challenge beyond that. Bombs and tanktraps.. even floating places that require aviation ( I ve not gotten there yet )

Think of it like SE meets ME minus any survival resouce gathering and not doing it cheating or in an edit mode.. because the challenges make up for the other bits. Now, if your a wiz at engineering, or at understanding how to design aircraft out of bubblegum and a few sticks.. your probably not going to be as entertained.. but for a zero engineering mind like me.. its great!!!

The really really good building types are putting out workshop items that defy belief. M1A1 tanks.. jets.. its fascinating... me.. I am still trying to figure out how to make a catapult work.

At least I figured out a gravity drop crushing ball.. :-p
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
66.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 16
*See other people create working computers, steam engines, elaborate planes and aircraft*

*Attempt to build on of these*

*Give up*

*Blow up some peasants*

10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
26.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 8
Fun for a couple of hours, but no real goal afterwards. A lot of limitations and lag from rattling parts even if they are braced.

7/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
81.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 22
This game has balloons and you all know how my wife an I feel about those.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
IT IS SHOWERTIME LITTLE JEWSTEINS
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 27
Who doesn't like to build something that can takeover a whole kingdom?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 23
This game probably gets the game of the year award for me.

If I was to explain what this game is in a phrase, it would be:
Lego for PC but for real men.

Positives:
+ Great community (A huge plus even though this game has loads of content already)
+ Great community creations (You even got a f*king dat boi machine)
+ Moddability (Easy to mod)
+ Great PC performance (All my systems, even the potato ones could run this well)
+ Infinite Possibilities (Lots of mechanics and items to choose from)
+ Advanced Physics (Challenging but not impossible for the casuals to overcome)
+ Quality Textures (Well made textures in the vanilla version. Mods too have great downloadable textures)
+ No unlocks (Thank god)
+ No IAPs (Because f*ck IAPs)
+ Cheap price (No IAPs yet with a great price tag????)
+ Honest developers (They seem to be truthful and explain things in detail)
+ Lots of content (Just check the workshop yourself)
+ Natural Marketing (This game has little to no marketing but has captured so much ground on reddit and other gaming forums. You don't wanna miss out don't you ;P )

Negatives:
- Tutorial seems lacking for this game (This can be a good thing though as it forces you to explore the game)
- The DOF is so annoying (Able to turn it off)

Just buy the damn game already while I find more ways to kill and destory.
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