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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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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July 13

Development Blog #35

WELCOME!

Welcome to our first development blog in Early Access! This development blog will feature and include the introduction of new larger islands, more info on the upcoming enemy, new vegetation and their 3D models, and more about future plans and updates!

NEW AND LARGER ISLANDS



We are super excited to announce that a variety of new and much larger islands will be introduced with the new enemy! The new islands will be an end game thing, as you will need a receiver and radar in order to find them. The islands will contain a good amount of resources, have a good amount of food, and there will be some nice hidden loot stashed away on them!



THE NEW ENEMY



We have been teasing the new upcoming enemy a few times on our social medias and are super excited to see it joining the raft world soon. We know you guys have some questions (and concerns) about this beast, so we will address them here: The plan is that it will house the new large islands, protecting them. If you get too close, it will attack you with a bombardment of heavy rocks, so be wary and watch out! Check out the 3D model here:

https://sketchfab.com/models/8f51268bcb3649a9b4b2a95429352e87

NEW VEGETATION



A new set of islands, a new set of vegetation. We're introducing three different plant species to accompany and decorate the large islands. Take a spin of them below:

https://sketchfab.com/models/3d35fdad1d594d41b9670b65ab84a30d
https://sketchfab.com/models/623682bbf837440b894665f22fa4995b
https://sketchfab.com/models/dbf5079f2db843d8b6a396afd59fd21e

NEW BOULDERS



Like with the vegetation, a large island need some large boulders to create the right authentic feel.

FUTURE PLANS

We are working hard on getting the next major bird and large islands update ready, but it will take some time - and we will therefore release a patch or two in the meantime with some other exciting stuff. We will save some of the fun text though, so that was all from us today!

Psst.. remember to join the discord community: https://discord.gg/raft

Until next time,
//Raft HQ
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July 9

Raft - Building Event Winners, future updates and a couple hotfixes!

What an amazing weekend it has been! We have been hosting our very first event this weekend - a building event. We've seen so many great submissions, and it was very hard to choose the final winners, but most importantly, we have all had a ton of fun! We also have a couple of hotfixes that will be pushed with this announcement, along with some information on future updates - read more at the bottom of this post!

Without further ado, let's get into the showcase of these amazing rafts:

Black Pearl & Harbor



A great recreation of the famous Black Pearl and an awesome harbor attached to it! This amazing ship was built by ilyandell#1475. You can see all the images by clicking here.



Super Yacht



A awesome Yacht has it all - engine room, kitchen and canteen and of course a captains deck! The captain of this ship is The Rickest Rick#9302. You can see all the images by clicking here.



Palace Chinese Restaurant



A floating restaurant - what more can you wish for? It has amazing food and a super nice garden! Your chief waiter is no less than JC#3545. You can see all the images by clicking here.



Operation ScuttleButt



A project inspired by an oil rig! It has a large tower in the middle, which is how people get to the top! This rig is operated by Jonesie#4689! You can see all the images by clicking here.



Raft Land



A raft theme park, with it's own maze, giftshop, ticket booths and an amazing carnival section! The theme park manager is Deggradedrook#2659! You can see all the images by clicking here.

Congratulations, and thank you so much!

We are super happy to see so many of you participating in our event, and it has been nothing but amazing to see the community gather and create amazing creations. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you for participating to everyone else! We hope to do a lot more events in the future, so stay tuned! :)

Hotfixes and future updates

We know you want updates, and rest assured we are still working hard on a larger update for you guys. We will publish a development blog this friday, showing and explaining our current process, teasers and much more exciting things!

The following has been hotfixed:
- The discord invite link on the main menu is now working again! Thanks for notifying us. :)
- Fixed a bug with scuba gear where it would mystically repair itself when equipping it again.
- You can now properly crouch in both directions in tight spots!

We've reverted to the previous version as there was an issue with rafts disappearing in the newest update. Sorry about that. This is now resolved and a new update is out.

That's it for now!
// 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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