Intuitive vehicle building game in a big open world filled with things to do and places to explore.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (77) - 75% of the 77 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (187) - 78% of the 187 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 30, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

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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March 8

Race Island Update is Live!

When you update Trailmakers today, you will be able to play on our brand new Race Island map. Build a record-breaking drag racer, smash the leaderboard in a jet plane time trial, or race your friends with go-karts. There's tons to do in the new Race Island update for Trailmakers!

To make a better racing experience we have made a race challenge system, added a handful of new blocks, and improved the steering. Read more below, and thanks for having patience with us :)

Race Island
  • A brand new map is available in Single and Multiplayer - Race Island!
  • There are 7 different race courses available on Race Island in this update. They will require vehicles that can travel by land, air, or sea.
  • Each race course has a race zone and a start zone.
    • The race zone is indicated by a semi-opaque blue wall.
    • The start zone is a yellow square grid. When all players who are in the course’s race zone are ALSO in the start zone, a countdown begins.
  • Each race course has a leaderboard where you can see your fastest time, the current world record, your Steam Friends times, and the race times of people close (in time) to you. The # number indicates their world ranking.
  • Pressing [BACKSPACE] will quit the race and teleport you to the start of the track.
    [R] will let you repair/respawn at the last checkpoint and continue the race.

  • Racing Camera - This camera will follow closely behind your vehicle for a great racing feel.
  • Orbit Camera - This camera allows you to orbit freely around your vehicle without holding down the right mouse button.
  • Added Motion Blur when driving fast! This can be turned off in Preferences.
  • Added a few more names to the pre-order monument in Expedition.
  • Added proper names for areas in the Expedition.
  • We’ve added the ability to teleport to previously visited Checkpoints from the Map Screen in Expedition mode!

  • (CHANGED): Dragon Jet Engine - The Dragon Jet Engine has had its weight increased to 30kg. We have made this change so it is more in line with the weight of the RAW Jet Engine and Mini-Thruster. Some of your flying vehicles might be affected greatly by this change - time to rebuild!
  • (CHANGED): Mini-Thruster - The Mini-Thruster has increased power.
  • (CHANGED): Hover Block - You can now configure it to turn on and off with a button press.
  • (CHANGED): Steering Hinge - You can now configure the angle of rotation. The sensitivity of the hinges when tapping the button has also been improved so it’s easier to make small adjustments when steering, and driving fast.
  • (CHANGED): Large Hinge - You can now configure the angle of rotation.
  • (CHANGED): Rotating Servo - You can now configure the angle of rotation.
  • (CHANGED): Suspension Spring - You can now configure the stiffness and damping.
  • (CHANGED): Wheel - This wheel now has increased traction.
  • (CHANGED): Racing Wheel - Higher top speed than the regular wheel but less traction. Better traction on asphalt than sand.
  • (CHANGED): Monster Truck Wheel - These wheels now have a much higher top speed, but are also heavier, and have MUCH better traction on all surfaces.
  • (CHANGED): Helicopter Servo - This servo now has TWO connection nubs on each side to accommodate the new Helicopter Blade. It now uses Power Cores, and has been moved to the Propulsion category. We have turned down the speed of the servo, but increased the lift of the blade to counter the decreased speed. (CHANGED): Helicopter Blade - Now has two connection nubs for better symmetry. The functionality has not changed which means there is still upwards propulsion no matter which way it spins.
  • (CHANGED): Long Hood - New graphics.
  • (NEW): Large Wedge - A new block in the aerodynamic category.
  • (NEW): Long Wedge - A new block in the aerodynamic category.
  • (NEW): Small Wedge - A new block in the aerodynamic category.
  • (NEW): Corner Block - A new block in the aerodynamic category.
  • (NEW): Go-kart Wheel - The smallest wheel in the game.

  • Rotation no longer lets the block “wander”.
  • Copying+rotating multiple blocks should not make them overlap inside each other.
  • Easier to see when a block is attached (bounding box will turn green)

  • We have a new UI for selecting game modes. The change was made to equally highlight all available game modes from the main menu.
  • Added support for Ultra Widescreen resolution.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the description of a few blocks.
  • Chickens should no longer levitate… as much. They are birds though, so give them a break.
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March 1

Race Island delayed until next week

Hi Trailmakers,

We promised you the Race Island Update would be live today, March 1st. Unfortunately we have run into some last-minute serious bugs with the update so we will be postponing it until next week. We’re really sorry about this, but we’d rather give you something that works!

If you are extremely eager to try out the Race Island Update, you can switch to the ‘upcoming’ Beta branch. In a few hours, that branch will have a buggy version of the Race Island Update. If you find it too unstable, you can always go back to the Rings of Fire Update by selecting the Beta branch "none".

Changing to upcoming beta is done like this.

1.Right click on Trailmakers in the steam library.
2. Select properties.
3. Select the beta tab.
4. Change the drop down to 'upcoming'.
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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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