Intuitive vehicle building game in a big open world filled with things to do and places to explore.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (43) - 72% of the 43 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (782) - 81% of the 782 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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November 29, 2018

Trailmakers 0.7.3 - The Happy Holidays Update!

The holiday season is upon us. It’s time to cozy up with a blanket, some hot cocoa, and maybe the new Trailmakers update? It’s a smaller update than last time, but it has some new features we hope you’ll enjoy. If you need something else to do during the holidays, make sure you check out our Trailermakers competition where you can win a Blue Yeti (how thematic).

  • Ho Ho Hoooold up... is that snow falling in the Danger Zone?!
    Take a walk in the winter wonderland, and perhaps you’ll find some presents from Santa. Don’t worry - they are for you ❤️

  • NEW: Helicopter Engine v2 - The engineers have finally managed to put nubs on top of a helicopter engine. Truly a groundbreaking innovation.
  • NEW: 2 *Secret* Blocks - The first present is quite heavy, and it has the same shape as something you already own. The second present is small and shaped like a T. Log in between December 1 and December 9 to find these blocks in the Danger Zone.
  • NEW: 3 *Secret* Blocks - Three almost identical presents rattle with a metallic clang when you shake them. Perhaps they are part of a set? Log in between December 10 and December 16 to find three new blocks in the Danger Zone.
  • NEW: 3 *Secret* Blocks - The first two small presents rattle when you shake them. The third present is warm to the touch! Log in between December 17 and December 31 to find three new blocks in the Danger Zone.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where detached seats would become immune to damage.
  • Fixed a goal scored in the Carball Arena rewarding two points.
  • Fixed spawn rotation and mirroring on several blocks.
  • Removed the underwater cactus in Race Island.
  • Smoothed out the Danger Zone roads.
  • Made an invisible ramp in Expedition appear again.
  • Fixed some blocks returning to default profile colours when becoming scrap.
  • Fixed an issue with pooled blocks becoming too large.
  • Fixed a stuck in build mode bug related to repairing and respawning at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue with structures that had too many weld points.
  • Fixed a crash when respawning in big structures.
  • Fixed some collision on the Danger Zone carrier.
  • Numerous fixes to our new Multiplayer framework.
  • Fixed occasional server side crash occurring when a client disconnects
  • Fixed rare serverside crash while starting up a new server
  • Fixed server side crash when respawning while sitting inside a large structure
  • Fixed server side physics crash when trying to enter build mode on very compact structures
  • Fixed server side crash when loading and deleting a lot of structures in the same build session
  • Fixed a "Stuck in build mode" when simultaneously repairing, respawning and entering build on the same structure
  • Fixed an infinite loading screen when network times out while joining a remote server
  • Improved client side load time so that network timeouts occur less frequently when joining remote servers
  • Fixed the ramp.
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November 26, 2018

Trailermakers Competition!

We need your help making a Trailmakers Trailer!

In early 2019, we will be announcing the release date for Trailmakers on Xbox, and we want to celebrate the announcement with a short trailer. With the amount of creativity we have seen from the Trailmakers community, we thought it would be fun to let you make the trailer. Show those Xbox players what they can look forward to!

One lucky winner will receive an epic Trailmakers Goodie Bag!

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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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