Craftica is a next-generation creative sandbox game with multi-scale subvoxels.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Currently Craftica has reached a fully playable state with most of the essential systems sufficiently well designed and implemented. Now it already supports building elegant buildings, crafting tools, trading with villagers and fighting enemies etc. Yet it is still a bit far from what I envisioned for this game, which would include a good number of technological items for designing and building complex devices and machines with cool simulations. These technological items along with some other planned features would still take a lot time to develop.

Releasing Craftica on Steam Early Access, would make it possible for me to receive valuable feedbacks on this game which might be very helpful for its future development. With regular updates, Steam Early Access also provides a channel to demonstrate my continuous commit to the development and perfection of this Game. Although it is relatively fast for a solo developer to develop Craftica to its current state in just two years, I hope to build up a team of developers to boost its development. I would like to see if Early Access sales could make it possible.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Maybe one to two years.”

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

“The full version will add some technological items to support building complex devices and machines. It will also add some plant and animal items to support farming. More challenging mobs will also be added to make the survival mode more fun to play. These additions will be included in the updates for the early access version as soon as they become available. Some improvements might also be added to the current village system, so that warriors and possibly additional military units can be recruited and deployed to defend or conquer villages. And finally, the multiplayer mode will also be supported in the full version.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Craftica in its current state is fully playable with most of the essential systems sufficiently well designed and implemented. Now it already supports building elegant buildings, crafting tools, trading with villagers and fighting enemies etc. Its game save format is sufficiently matured and will be compatible with future versions, so that players can be assured that what they built will not become unusable in the future.”

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

“For some major milestone updates during Early Access, the price is likely to raise slightly according to the new features added in the updates. So yes, the game will be priced differently.”

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

“The involvement model of the Community in the development process is not very clear now. But in the least, the suggestions and feedbacks will be taken into serious account for the development. Also the development progress will be updated to the Community regularly. When the modding API become available, the Community might help to explore the capacity of the game or experiment new gameplays. The Community might also contribute to the development of the game engine to improve this game from the engine level. The game engine is an open source project forked and adapted from another open source game engine, any contribution from the Community will be welcome. Please see http://craftica.net for more information.”
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About This Game

Craftica: A Next-Generation Creative Sandbox Game with Subvoxels


Craftica is a next-generation creative sandbox game with a near-infinite world represented by voxels and subvoxels. It is inspired by Minecraft, but it takes the voxel representation to the next level with subvoxels of multiple sizes. Craftica currently supports both creative and survival modes with main focus on the creative mode.

Voxel and Subvoxels


In Craftica the basic voxel is a full cube and the subvoxels are partial cubes with one or more corner chopped off.



The support of subvoxels in Craftica make it possible to use relatively smooth representations of objects in the game. Also the voxel and subvoxels in Craftica are supported at multiple size levels, so that fine structures can be represented at a scale comparable to the real world.



As an example, Craftica has very good support for Chinese architectures, and includes a large number of standard structures with Chinese architecture styles.


In fact, these structures and every other models in Craftica are generated programmatically in the game.

Smart Placement of Blocks and Items


Craftica is designed to allow intuitive construction of objects using subvoxels, and supports consistent operations for placing basic blocks (voxels and subvoxels) and items.


In-Scene Crafting


Item crafting in Craftica can be done in the scene, using formulas that are structural and intuitive.

Village


In Craftica worlds, some places are generated with villages. Each village is generated with a few houses and at least one workshop and one defensive fort or tower, and spawns with at least one warrior to defend the village.



The relationship between a village and a player is characterized by affinity. Affinity can be zero, positive or negative, indicating a neutral, friendly or hostile relationship.

The affinities between villages and player(s) are initialized randomly. Normally, there will be more neutral villages than friendly and hostile ones, and more friendly ones than hostile ones. Their actual percentages may vary according to game modes and difficulty levels.

Trade


When a positive affinity reaches certain levels, the player will have free access to some village structures and storages (different structures and storages may have different affinity thresholds). And when a negative affinity reaches a certain level, the village warrior will actively attack the player.

Trading with villagers or defending the village against hostile mobs will improve the affinity between the player and the village. On the other hand, attacking villagers will deteriorate the affinity.

Survival


In survival mode, barbarians and other hostile mobs will be generated. They will attack the player and villages. The only way to survive is to fight back or run!


Instant Help and Hint


Craftica can provide instant help and hint that is relevant to the current state of the game and the player. Such help and hint can be turned on or off with the H key at any time. Instant help and hint is automatically turned on when a new world is started, unless it is disabled in the game options.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: A SSD Hard Drive is preferred.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.6GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 / Dedicated Graphics Card
    • Storage: 1000 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: A SSD Hard Drive is required.
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 10.10.5
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: A SSD Hard Drive is preferred.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 10.14.5 or above
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.6GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 / Dedicated Graphics Card
    • Storage: 1000 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: A SSD Hard Drive is required.
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04 (64bit)
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: A SSD Hard Drive is preferred.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04 (64bit)
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.6GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 / Dedicated Graphics Card
    • Storage: 1000 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: A SSD Hard Drive is required.

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