Intuitive vehicle building game in a big open world filled with things to do and places to explore.
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Very Positive (137) - 82% of the 137 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 30, 2018

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Why Early Access?

“Like any other game in Early Access, we need your help to decide what goes in the game and what does not. Trailmakers is a construction game made out of thousands of small parts. There is an endless opportunity to adjust and add to the features in the game, and we have a plan of where we want the game to head. It’s up to you to tell us if that is the right direction. We will make frequent developer updates on Steam, our mailing list, twitter, facebook and discord to tell you where the game is headed. Write your suggestions and comments about the game on any of these platforms and we will see it.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our plan is to move out of Early Access, and have a 1.0 release in 2018. It is an estimate that we are prepared to change if this adventure in open development opens our eyes to big features we simply can't release without.”

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

“In the first versions of Trailmakers, we are setting out to prove that the vehicle construction genre needs more purpose than simply building. That is why we introduce “Expedition Mode” as a campaign where you will actually USE your vehicles for something. Our plans of expanding Trailmakers are:
  • Adding many many more building parts, both functional and cosmetic
  • Continuously making the world bigger and more exciting
  • Expanding the Expedition Mode with new challenges
  • Public and private multiplayer for all game modes
  • A platform where players can share their vehicles, personal records and gifs
  • A system where players can challenge each other’s achievements and make their own game modes

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of Trailmakers is the foundation of the game. It has the Expedition Mode which is a challenging campaign mode, and it has the Sandbox Mode which is a free-form creative experience. The two modes combined have enough content to give you an idea of where the game is headed and serve as a basis for discussion. What needs work? What do you want more of?”

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

“The price of Trailmakers will be reviewed as we move on from Early Access.”

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

“It should be as easy as possible to tell us what you think of Trailmakers. Here is the current system we have in place to involve you in our development process.
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February 23

Announcing: The Racing Update

Concentrate on the moment. Feel, don't think. Trust your instincts.

It’s time to rev up your engines, tighten your suspension and strap an extra rocket to your favorite off-roader. The next Trailmakers content update is all about racing! Here are a few of the features we have planned for this update going live on Thursday March 1st.

Racing Map
The brand new racing map will have several breakneck courses for you and other Trailmakers to compete on. Race in a solo time trial or compete with other players in 4-player multiplayer. Each race will have a leaderboard where you can see your Steam friends’ fastest time on a given track.

Improved driving feel
We are making adjustments to the traction of all wheels as well as giving more detailed options on the steering hinges and rotating servos to give an overall improved feel of driving at high speeds. We’re also adding a much-requested new wheel to the game, and making the suspension springs adjustable.

Nerfing all your planes
… or as we like to call it - switching up the flight-meta. There are some glaring inconsistencies and unintended block-usage going on in the game that we are trying to adjust. These adjustments might mean that your favorite plane, rocket or helicopter no longer works after the update. We hope you’ll manage to rebalance your creation so it works with the new and more accurate blocks. Most notably, we’ve significantly increased the weight of the Dragon Jet, and reduced the lift of tail fins. For more detailed descriptions of the changes, make sure you read the patch notes when the update is released.
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February 15

Rings of Fire Update!

Hey Trailmakers! Welcome to the Rings of Fire update! We have some exciting new stuff in this update, such as the addition of a Sonic Boom effect when you travel faster than the speed of sound!

Combined with our performance enhancing update we released earlier this week, we hope you’re getting revved up for our first large content update coming at the start of March!

The Rings of Fire update will take Trailmakers from version to

  • We have added rings of fire around Sandbox Island. Take to the skies and see if you can fly through them all.

  • Wild chickens have appeared on Sandbox Island. There’s a reward for anyone who gets rid of them all.
  • You can now generate a Sonic Boom!
  • The Monument of pre-order names has been updated!
  • We’ve added support for many more resolutions!

  • The Main Menu now shows the latest release notes, a countdown for the next update, the Weekly Challenge, refer-a-friend, and social links.
    • The Weekly Challenge is our way of putting your creative skills to the test. Every Friday, we will announce the Weekly Challenge on our Twitch & Mixer Stream as well as awarding the winner of the previous week.
    • The Refer-A-Friend promotion is now live. If you refer a friend to Trailmakers, and they buy the game after your referral, you will both receive the VIP Seat.
    • Added clickable icons which take you to our Twitch and Mixer pages!
    • Added a clickable icon to join our Discord and become part of the growing Trailmakers community! Share vehicles, get build ideas and receive help if you need it!

  • Three new Accessory blocks for completing certain tasks on Sandbox Island…
  • New VIP seat for referring a friend!

  • Made some changes to the start up flow so the initial load into the game should be quicker.
  • Added support for many more resolutions!
  • Reverted back to the game not starting in Exclusive Fullscreen mode.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue with aerodynamic blocks that allowed warp machines to be created.
  • Localisation fixes.
  • Changed some of the Chaser AI in Expedition mode.
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“The best building in a game that I have ever seen – it’s just drag and drop, easy as pie!”

“I like the idea that I have a little environment to go around, not just building stuff in a test arena. A world to see!”

“I can see Trailmakers gaining a big audience with people who like Minecraft, the Kerbal Space Program and other creative games that aim to be limitless.”
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About This Game

Building a car, airplane, helicopter or walking robot is as easy as playing with toy blocks. Take your machines on exciting expeditions, race them against your friends, or build the craziest contraptions you can imagine in our huge sandbox.

  • Intuitive building with modular blocks. It is easy to get started but the possibilities are infinite.
  • The world is huge and alive.
  • There is always something to do: Go on expeditions, take on challenges, play in the sandbox, race your friends or shoot each other to bits.
  • Four player drop in drop out multiplayer game modes.
  • An active and growing community with tons of premade vehicles ready to test.

EARLY ACCESS is short for: Trailmakers is still an infant and will become a lot better and BIGGER over the next year. Our aim is to ship significant updates every 2-4 weeks.

If you want to know more about our plans and what the current players are thinking then check out our discord channel:

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit
    • Processor: i5-4440 (3.1 GHz quad-core)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 660
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
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