Homebrew is a vehicle sandbox where creativity is key. The game is developed with a passion for science, input of the community and a belief that your imagination should be the only limit when it comes to what you can build.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

We want to create a game with a vast world where you can build almost every type of vehicle and challenges that you can imagine for both yourself and other players as well. This means that Homebrew is a huge project in terms of content, systems and features and we think that Early Access will provide us with the necessary player input to shape/improve the game.

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

We want to release a stable game with the planned features in it. Since we have the foundations of our game we'll be fixing bugs and adding content more frequently in future updates. Throughout development we'll also focus on implementing some community suggested aspects. We can't give a definitive release date but once the game comes out there are plans for post-release content too.

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

Homebrew is an open physics based sandbox and for us it'll be in a constant state of development. Some content will be added, while some may be removed to improve the overall experience. To do this we'll constantly strive to make the necessary efforts while consulting with our community first.

In the about description you'll see the things that are currently in-game and the ones that are planned in the future. Since we're still early in development we'll be focussing on eliminating bugs, adding the planned features and optimization.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

In its current state Homebrew is already a playable and stable alpha. That being said it's still an Early Access title which means that bugs may and probably will occur. If you run into issues don't think twice and contact us so that we can help you and other players by fixing them.

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

The price will evolve throughout development based on the latest changes and will most likely increase before full release. The final price will be determined on the final version and will most certainly be higher than the early access price.

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

We're always interacting closely with our community on the community hub, if you run into any issue or have a suggestion, you can always find us there. In addition we also have a DISCORD CHANNEL where you can find us when you have a suggestion or an issue.
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November 2

Dodo-Plane Contest

Hello Homebrewers!
We've got a contest lined up for you guys once again. The Dodo-Plane Challenge!

You'll be building planes, but there's a catch: Your vehicle must be powered by wheels and nothing else!
That's right. No propellers, no jets, no rockets. Just good old-fashioned rubber to the road, and to add to the challenge; no infinite fuel or power either. What motor you use to power these wheels is up to you. (Also don't detach bits of your vehicle! The whole craft has got to stay together and fly or it doesn't count!)

What we want is a vehicle that picks up speed on the ground using wheels only, which can then take off and fly controllably (and ideally land too), but above all we want to see creativity!
This contest isn't a serious competition, its about having fun on a challenging build and sharing the creativity, so in the spirit of the challenge we would appreciate it if your vehicle didn't exploit any workarounds or particularly wonky game mechanics.

Amphibians would be cool to see too, so long as any water thrust method doesn't boost them in the air. (kudos if you can find a way to power your boat with wheels)

The contest begins now and will end November 11th. So get building! You've not got long! We plan to host a stream at the end of the event as well, so stay tuned and check the Homebrew Discord for more details!

Natafish over and out.
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October 26

Stepping Towards New Builder V7: Life saving builder features!

Good day Homebrewers! Today We will dive into some of the smaller yet powerfull features of the new builder.

Visibility options:

Ever got stuck finding a part within your plated vehicle?
Well these hide options might help you out.

So far we can make Parts/Pipes/Plates invisible.



Move builder:

Move the entire builder at the press of a button.
Pressing the button will position the builder infront of your view but not through the ground.



Zen mode:

Building in the world is cool but it can feel a bit overwhelming, the new builder introduces Zen mode.
When enabled, Zen Mode will render the world invisible and leaves you with a conforting blue horizon.



Selection options:

To combat having to re-select the same parts more then once.
We can store our selection in the selection options panel.
Once stored we can resurect/rename/remove our selection at any time.



Grid options:

10cm Fixed grid is a thing of the past with these new grid options. Any grid size will do.
We can double / half our grid size with a button, or enter a custom value.
The grid itself can be hidden to get a cleaner view on our vehicle.



Compass:

Figuring out direction in the builder was tedius and required some debugging skills. Now a compass will aid you in these situations.
The arrows on the compass indicate the current angle you are looking at.



Mute vehicle:

Once your vehicle is all hooked up, it will most likely make some noise while building.
We could disable the seat but that doesnt really fix the issue, so a Mute Vehicle button has been added.



Copy Paste:

And probably the most life saving option, is Copy..Paste.
Thats right just select some parts and press [ctrl]+[c] > [ctrl]+[v]




As always, we'll keep our eyes open on Steam, DISCORD and our other channels.

DREAM - BUILD - ENJOY



Copybugpaste Team
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“The entertainment it offers is only limited by a player’s imagination.”
IGM

“A game that truly brings out the kid in all of us”
Shakespub

About This Game

This game has a steep learning curve and will challenge your building and problem solving skills. Please do not purchase it unless you love experimenting, learning new stuff and want to support development of the game.

Homebrew is a vehicle sandbox where creativity is key. The game is developed with a passion for science, input of the community and a belief that your imagination should be the only limit when it comes to what you can build.

If you're looking for a game where you lose track of time perfecting your creations, testing them in a vast world and searching for new approaches/solutions this is the game for you. Now let's look at what you can expect:

CURRENT FEATURES
  • SANDBOX BUILDING
    You are the creator and you have the power. You can set up controls for all kinds of input devices, there’s no size or part limit and all parts are highly tweakable. In addition the builder includes a plating system and a dynamic vehicle tuner with debugging capabilities.

  • MULTIPLAYER + WORKSHOP
    Play online and battle with your friends in the multiplayer. Search through the workshop and try out one of the many vehicles that other players have created.

  • WEAPONS
    A wide range of weapons at your disposal that take real balistics into account.

  • WORLD
    Explore the world of Homebrew and test your creations on one of the many islands. The world has a dynamic day and night cycle and is large enough to test any type of vehicle including boats, supersonic planes, cars and more.

  • PHYSICS
    In addition to land vehicle behaviour the game has aerodynamics and water dynamics with waves in place so that you can test your creations to the extreme.
  • PARTS
    Whether you’re working on a car, a plane, a boat, a spaceship or anything else, Homebrew has a ton of parts including engines, motors, wheels, lights, wings, pontoons, detachers, transmissions and more. Information about the individual parts can be found in our PARTS WIKI .

  • LOGIC PARTS
    Take building to the next level and combine usual parts with logic components to build autopilot vehicles, stabilizing systems, transforming vehicles, robotic arms and more. Your imagination is the limit. More information on how to use these parts can be found on our PARTS WIKI
  • AN AWESOME COMMUNITY
    Whether you’re looking for help, someone to play with or simply want to chat you’re always welcome to join us on Steam or our DISCORD CHANNEL.

PLANNED FEATURES
  • PARTS
    That’s right, we’ve got a series of new parts planned including water parts, tank tracks, wings, hulls, wheels, more logic components and community suggestions.

  • BUILDER
    We want to continue improving builder and implement things like symmetry, coloring system and tools for user generated content.
  • CHALLENGE SYSTEM
    To add more gameplay and possibilities we will implement the necessary tools to create custom challenges in Homebrew.

  • WORLD
    We want to expand the current world even more and add more variation to the environment.

  • OTHER FEATURES
    Our team is always looking out for great community suggestions and based on the feedback that we receive we’ll continue optimization and fixing bugs. In addition we’re also thinking about implementing tools for character customization.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows XP and higher
    • Processor: Dual-core or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 550 (1GB) or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Please make sure that you aren't running Homebrew on Intel HD
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 and higher
    • Processor: Quad-core or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAMNvidia Gefore GTX 760 (Direct X 11 graphics card)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

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