Raft throws you and your friends into an epic oceanic adventure! Alone or together, players battle to survive a perilous voyage across a vast sea! Gather debris, scavenge reefs and build your own floating home, but be wary of the man-eating sharks!
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Mixed (417) - 63% of the 417 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (8,551) - 77% of the 8,551 user reviews for this game are positive.
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May 23, 2018
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“When we first released the Raft prototype, we were simply amazed and overwhelmed by the incredible response from players around the world. Inspired by the community’s support and active feedback, we knew we had a responsibility to grow Raft into the fully realized survival experience those fans deserved. With development now moving at full speed, it’s more important than ever that the community continues to share its valuable feedback with us and that we’re able to incorporate those ideas as quickly as possible. That’s why Early Access was clearly a great platform for this game and now we can continue the Raft journey together!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“One of the most appealing aspects of Early Access was the ability to shape Raft together with the community, alongside our own ambitions for features and mechanics that we’d like to add to the game. Consequently, we’ve decided to keep our schedule fairly flexible so that the development team and community can best mould the Raft experience that we all want to see!”

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

“The Early Access version introduces a solid foundation for Raft. Now with your support, we plan to build an even more unique and exciting experience filled with fun moments and perilous adventure! First, we plan to dust off our compasses and embark on an epic quest with the introduction of landmarks; players will gather clues, set their coordinates and raft towards mysterious destinations! Players will discover stranded ships, sunken cities and caverns filled with treasure, including blueprints for crafting new weapons and equipment! Additional wildlife and other dangers will bring more challenge and new ways to defend your raft. You might even discover a stray animal to accompany you on your journey…
Equally exciting is our plan to offer players complete creative freedom in Creative Mode, a relaxing experience where supplies are unlimited and danger all but removed. Coupled with Steam Workshop integration, Creative Mode will allow you and your friends to really express your craftsmanship together! Above all, we promise to use the Early Access period to listen to you and your feedback in order to develop Raft towards a combined vision.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“With the feedback we were able to gather from the initial prototype, we’ve committed significant development time to ensure that the improved version of Raft is one that fans will really enjoy. Many core mechanics and features are present and polished, but now we want your help to bring the final pieces in to place! The Early Access version of Raft boasts a boat-load of items to craft, crops to grow, underwater secrets to explore, a solid building system and much more! Of course, while much of the game is present and working, we hope you understand that as Raft is still in active development you may witness the odd bug, and features are subject to change.”

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

“While the increasing size and scope of the Raft experience may in future alter the price for late adopters, players who join us during the Early Access period will absolutely have access to the full version of the game, however large it grows!”

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

“During the early development of Raft we’re proud to have developed a reputation for keeping a close relationship with our community. We’ll of course continue this relationship during the Early Access period with regular blog posts detailing development progress and active appearances on the Steam community forums. We also have a Facebook and Twitter page where you can write to us. We will do our absolute best to answer as many of your messages as we can and promise to do our best to take your feedback and ideas into consideration, because we believe that it will lead to the best possible game!”
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September 21

We're giving away a dozen keys on Twitch to celebrate 20k members!



We're going live over at https://www.twitch.tv/redbeetinteractive/ in small 15 minutes - we're going to give away a dozen keys for raft, so feel free to join in!

Celebrating 20,000 members on our discord.gg/raft!
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September 14

Development Blog #36

WELCOME RAFTERS

It's been two months since our last development blog, so we thought it was time for another one! We're still working on fine tuning the large islands as well as the new enemies, and have yet another large feature that will come along with them in the next update, which will hopefully go live soon.

ADVANCED COOKING



Yes, you heard right! We're working on implementing a more advanced cooking system so you can craft better food items which will sustain your hunger much longer than regular food. It will all be prepared at the cooking table and made into a healthy stew in the cooking pot! You will have to find special ingredients by exploring the world of Raft to cook food using this. Check it out:



FISH SCHOOL

No, we don't mean a literal school for fish. We mean small, cute fish which will swim around the reefs and create a more aesthetically pleasing environment while you explore the world of Raft. These fish will not be catchable, and will swim away if you get too close to them! Here's a GIF:



IN-GAME CHAT

We're happy to announce that you will soon be able to chat with your pals in-game rather than using another platform such as Discord. We unfortunately don't have any pictures to show today.

OPTIMIZATION

We've been investigating an issue with lights drastically decreasing the overall FPS, and have come up with a fix that will now greatly increase FPS when having a lot of grouped lights. It also reduces the amount of overexposure when placing lights close to each other, making for a more aesthetically pleasing raft.



Another major performance issue is the collision meshes of big rafts. We are actively investigating this in order to find a solution. This is unfortunately not very likely to come with the next updates.

ANTI MOTION SICKNESS MODE

A toggleable option will be added to the setting menu that will turn off swaying and waves completely, so those of you who get seasick / motion sick can still go on a rafty adventure!

MORE ISLAND DECORATIONS

We hope that most of you saw our development stream where we built one of the upcoming large islands together with the community, incorporating suggestions from those who tuned in during the stream. We have since then added multiple new decorations that will be used to decorate the new large islands - take them for a spin here:

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RAFT x SCRAP EVENT

A huge congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the participants!



We will also be hosting a large giveaway of Raft keys once we reach 20,000 members on our Discord, so be sure to join and take part (we're at 19,725 members at the moment)

That's it for today! Remember to follow our Twitter and Facebook :tinder:

// Raft HQ.
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About This Game

By yourself or with friends, your mission is to survive an epic oceanic adventure across
a perilous sea! Gather debris to survive, expand your raft and be wary of the dangers of
the ocean!


Trapped on a small raft with nothing but a hook made of old plastic, players awake on a vast,
blue ocean totally alone and with no land in sight! With a dry throat and an empty stomach,
survival will not be easy!

Raft throws you and your friends into an epic adventure out on the big open sea, with the
objective to stay alive, gather resources and build yourself a floating home worthy of
survival.

Resources are tough to come by at sea: Players will have to make sure to catch whatever debris floats by using their trusty hook and when possible, scavenge the reefs beneath the waves and the islands above.
However, thirst and hunger is not the only danger in the ocean… watch out for the man-
eating shark determined to end your voyage!


Features:
● Multiplayer! Survive by yourself or with friends in online co-op!
● Hook! Use your hook to catch debris floating by.
● Craft! Build survival equipment, weapons, crop plots and more to help you stay alive!
● Build! Expand your raft from a simple wreckage to a buoyant mansion.
● Research! Learn new things to craft in the research table.
● Navigate! Sail your raft towards new places!
● Dive! Drop anchor and explore the depths for more resources.
● Fight! Defend your raft from the dangers of the ocean.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core or similar
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 500 series or similar
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit operating system is required
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.6GHz or similar
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 700 series or similar
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit operating system is required

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