Design automated workshops for your odd and adorable Sparks to carry and craft everything, including more of themselves! Lead your squad of Sparks into combat. Explore a strange fantasy world, in single player or online co-op. Unearth the ancient mystery of the Sparks!
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Why Early Access?

“Automation games are complex, with many mechanics that allow for creative gameplay. While the game already has a strong core, we want to allow players to experiment with everything available and use the feedback to further improve the experience for everyone. Our goal is to make the game as accessible as possible for new players and offer a fresh take on the genre for seasoned automation experts. Working together with the community will make reaching this goal much easier and more fun.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to be in Early Access for about a year, but a final release date has not been set yet.

We want to be flexible to react to feedback during the Early Access phase while implementing the content and features already planned for the game. We also want to make sure the game is in a great state for the final release and take time to reach that goal.

Please only purchase the game if you’re happy to play it in its current form.”

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

“While improving the game’s core mechanics, we also want to increase the scope in many ways. This means more biomes, resources, Sparks, buildings, and quests.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game contains your home village and two procedurally generated biomes to explore. The core mechanics of gathering, building, automating, and fighting are in the game. You progress through the game via quests received from fellow villagers and ruins out in the world, all to unlock new buildings and Sparks to solve both distance and elevation logistics gameplay. You can play both in single-player and multiplayer, with mouse and keyboard or gamepad.”

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

“To reward and encourage early engagement, we'll offer the game for a significantly lower price during Early Access. Therefore, although the final pricing has yet to be decided, it will be higher for the full release.”

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

“You can send us feedback in the Steam forums, discuss the game on our Discord server, or even reach out on other social media. We are very interested in your feedback and will try to integrate the ideas that best fit our design goals.”
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About This Game

Explore a strange fantasy world, uncover the mysteries of the past, automate your workshops, and go on adventures with your odd & adorable Sparks!

Oddsparks: An Automation Adventure is a blend of Automation and Real Time Strategy for single-player and online co-op. We made it for both the die-hard fans of the Automation genre and the Automation-curious!

DESIGN, DECORATE, BUILD, AUTOMATE!

If you love to build and untangle small messes, we have something for you that we think you'll find satisfying. The joy of making your own little machine and seeing it work! In Oddsparks, you'll design automated workshops and put your Sparks to work in carrying and crafting everything you could need. Including more Sparks!

We've made this to be a great entry point into automation games but with a fresh spin for those who’ve already played thousands of hours in the genre. Without conveyor belts, you'll have to manage the Spark traffic to optimize your designs. We've filled your toolbox with options so you can solve the logistics puzzles you'll face as you tackle both distance and elevation.

EXPLORE, DISCOVER, UNEARTH, ADVENTURE!

Take your Sparks for an adventure into procedurally generated worlds! Face unusual enemies like Spunnies and Beelephants as you explore diverse and distinct biomes. Find mundane and magical resources amidst forgotten ruins. Clear up the way to build and connect your workshops. Will you unearth the traces of the ancient past and find out who originally created the Sparks?

Bring your newfound knowledge and all the stuff you’ve made back home to your village. Help your village grow, share with and learn from the folks that you’ve grown up with. With this new technology and the secrets of the past, what changes will you spark in the world around you?

WITH SPARKS OR WITH FRIENDS!

You can play the game in single-player or online co-op. We officially support up to 4 players, although this is not a hard limit, and you can easily jump in and out of any friend's save at any time.

Narrative and gameplay progression is kept in the save file and is shared for everyone playing. You can play together and separately in the same save; explore the wide world, experience the rich narrative, and untangle your wild creations with no worries about any cutscene interruptions.

FEATURES

  • Play in single-player or online co-op (Up to 4 players officially supported, uncapped) with a simple host & join system to jump in and out of any friend's game.
  • Designed for both gamepad and mouse & keyboard play.
  • Designed with an accessible core that's further backed up by accessibility features, such as the ability to rebind both mouse & keyboard and gamepad controls.
  • Customise your character's look to show off not just your fashion style but your play style as you unlock new customization options via achievements and play.
  • Build an expansive automation & logistics network that deals with both distance and elevation. Use powerful path add-ons and more to give logistical instructions to your Sparks. Create huge networks to carry your items and Sparks places!
  • Complete quests from your fellow villagers to unlock new buildings for your workshop and see the village change as you explore procedurally generated worlds with diverse and distinct biomes, unusual enemies, and forgotten ruins.
  • You can pet the Sparks!

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 / AMD FX-6300
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 970 4GB / Radeon RX580 4GB or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel i7 / AMD Ryzen 7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1070 4GB / Radeon RX 5700-XT 4GB or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space

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