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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Release Date:
May 23, 2018

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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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May 22

Update 9.05 Hotfix

Hi everyone!

A new hotfix is out and it includes bug fixes for common issues like being stuck with a black screen trying to join friend/s and not being able to unlock "O Captain! My Captain!?" achievement.

You can see the full list of the fixes below.
✔ Bug where joining a friend with a big raft could cause the player to get stuck on a black screen
✔ Bug where sails could sometimes be wrongly rotated when joining a friends raft
✔ Bug where boar could sometimes not be picked up due to hitbox issues
✔ Particles no longer show up in wierd places after changing FOV
✔ Roofs can now be built on top of open doors
✔ Changed some localization
✔ Sprinkler particles was flying through walls and floors. The water particles now collide with blocks.
✔ Visiting the new boat landmark no longer gives the wrong achievement. Meaning that "O Captain! My Captain!?" achievement can now be achieved.
✔ "Aye Aye Captain!" achievement now properly works.

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April 25

Update 9.04 - Out now!

Alrightyroo, we are back!

We hope you have all had a good time since we last talked and that your llamas and Cluckers have not been too evasive!

Here at the Raft HQ progress is being made each day. While it is not in an explosive manner, the team is in fact growing and we are of course putting all of this new production power into the development of Raft. We have now started focusing on adding more of a story and progress, which has been requested for a long time. We are as excited as you about adding more lore and adventure to Raft, and we will get back to this in a future dev blog.

For now, we have got an update that should hopefully make living the raft life a bit easier, both in terms of game play and optimization.


It is finally here! The latest in watering technology for rafting use. It features a water tank, a purifying thing that purifies salt water, a hose, and some more stuff! But you do not care about the technicalities, right? You want to know what it can do for you! And that is the best part. You no longer have to worry about running around with a cup to water your grass or crop plots. Just fill it up with some salty H2O and provide it with some electricity and it is up and running, letting you focus on more important tasks, like finding that last rare goat. So what are you waiting for? Get yours today!


We always try making the game run smoother to provide you all with the most pleasant adventure and building experience possible. Attached to the raft are a bunch of hitboxes that allows you to actually walk, hit and aim at stuff. While these have been necessary, we realized we could merge several of these into one to serve the same purpose, resulting in a whole lot fewer objects that need to be calculated each frame. This should result in some overall FPS gains.

Secondly, we reworked the system that handles how the raft collides with islands, and how the collision boundaries is expanded and destroyed along with you building your raft. Previously, some experienced quite some lag when placing foundations and floors on big rafts. This should now be greatly reduced.

Lastly, it should now be much smoother to destroy large buildings, as the stability system has been modified to run over several frames instead of trying to do everything in one.

We hope these changes make your Rafting life a bit easier!

Before we call it a day we wanted to mention there are two new items to find hidden somewhere in the world.

That is all from us today! Have a good weekend!


:Green_Plus: Added placeable item: Sprinkler
:Green_Plus: Added placeable item: Radio
:Green_Plus: Added wearable item: Captain’s Hat
:orwell_check: Reworked Radar system. Fixed bug where the dot would sometimes change position
:orwell_check: Removed a lot of colliders, which should result in an overall FPS increase
:orwell_check: Reworked stability system, which should remove nearly all lag spikes when destroying large parts of your raft
:orwell_check: Reworked collision system, which should remove nearly all lag spikes when building new foundations or floors on a large raft
:orwell_check: Reworked the weather profiles to look better and provide more diverse weather. There are now default, rainy, fog, calm and big waves
:orwell_check: Bug where hats were not displayed in no clip mode is now fixed
:orwell_check: Fixed bug where waking up in bed while nocliping caused the player character to walk when flying around in noclip
:orwell_check: Pickups like flowers/stone and such was not localized when being aimed at on islands. They should now display pickup name in the correct language
:orwell_check: Renamed bow crafting category so it no longer says “Basic bow” when a player has only researched a stone arrow
:orwell_check: Fixed bug where corner roofs could sometimes not be built
:orwell_check: Fixed bug where the player could get stuck after rotating a placeable which resulted in the player being able to walk but not aim
:orwell_check: Fixed exploit where you could loot floating items around islands by looting them, relogging and looting them again

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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

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!

● 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

    • 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
    • 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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