Volcanoids is a first-person, base building survival game set in the steampunk era where humans and technology meet. Explore a volcanic island, operating giant drills and enduring eruptions triggered by mechanical beings.
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Very Positive (88) - 88% of the 88 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date:
Jan 29, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are a small indie studio formed from professional game developers that decided to get together and make a game we believe players will enjoy. The game is designed to solve issues that current survival games have and were not addressed until this day. To ensure we can deliver the original idea of the game, we run with a private budget to make sure only player community has an impact on the direction of development. The game was available for free, 6 months in pre-alpha state where we did our best to prepare the game for a good start of Early Access. We hope all the work and improvements on the game done till this point will prove we are serious about Volcanoids game and want to finish it till the Full version.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“2 years, we have a roadmap that is available to the public and we follow it ever since the project development started.”

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

“The current Early Access version is single player only, with basic NPCs and short storyline. The full version will include Cooperative and PVP multiplayer. The storyline and NPC behavior will be improved to be more about discovering what happened on the island and gradually progressing through the story.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game has singleplayer with a story and questline that player follows to achieve the final goal, silencing the volcano. In order to do that, the player has to upgrade the drillship, fight enemies and progress through the map until reaching the Volcano's core.”

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

“Current price is for single player. We plan to gradually raise the price as cooperative and PVP multiplayer will be added.”

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

“The community has been involved in the development from the first release of free Pre-Alpha. Based on players suggestions and feedback, we adjusted Drillship systems and GUI. After that, tutorial quests were implemented to ensure anybody can easily play the game without watching videos. The main communication is Volcanoids Discord server, where everyone can share their opinion, suggestion or ask anything about the game. The community also gets constant updates about the development in the form of videos, pictures and new releases. Everything is available on Volcanoids social media as well.”
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June 18

Travel Update Hotfix

First of all, we would like to thank everyone that immediately sent us bug reports! It helped a lot and gave us a chance to fix the issues way faster. So please keep on posting them as it makes the game better for everyone!

We would also like to apologize for the issues with incompatible saves. We try our best to not break them, still sometimes when a major update is done, it changes the structure of saves file. This could cause a huge amount of bugs if loaded in the new game version.

There are good news tho! Ondrej adjusted files for 1.20 update and old saves made in 1.19 should work again! Although this is something we can not guarantee 100% with every major update.

Still, from now on there will be a second branch with the older game version available to everyone. If you get incompatible save error message, switch to the older branch and you can continue playing in the older game version. See the following video to see how to switch the game version


  • Saves made in 1.19 should be functional again in 1.20
  • Ship hull hp issue fixed
  • Lava on landing site damaging drillship was removed
  • Blast door on the side of the ship won't open underground anymore
  • Several places where the player could get stuck in ground fixed
  • Fixed levitating stones and bunch of badly placed rocks
  • Spelling mistakes + wrong sentences fix
  • Unlootable COGs can be looted again
  • No dual ladders in COG drillships anymore
  • Quest fixes + change in the structure
  • State selector animation fixed
  • No giant white boxes underground anymore

Thanks again!

~ Volcanoids Dev Squad
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June 13

Travel Update

Listen up Partisans,

We saw your feedback, plotted for days and now it's finally here! Build a pilot seat, explore underground maps, mine with your drillship, discover caves, spy on your enemies using the periscope, and more in the Travel Update.

Captain put together a quick manual below so you understand how each feature works and don't get toasted the second you jump outta the submarine!

With this update, our intention was to solve following issues frequently reported by community: nothing to do underground, previous traveling system being just a fancy fast travel and not being able to mine with your drillship. This is also only the first iteration. In future updates, you can look forward to things like underground combat, toolbar in the travel map view (for torpedoes, boarding drones, self-repair) and survival mechanics.

Big thanks to our amazing community for helping us name all these new locations! Coming up with names is probably the hardest part of game development (not joking).

  • Music audio slider in options
  • Once a dead COG is looted, the outline no longer shows
  • New quest hud marker system that keeps markers at the center of the screen
  • Landing site numbers replaced by names suggested by the community
  • Ore deposit spawn locations have been decreased, ore respawns only after the eruption
  • Starter drillship has more items in inventory which makes the first few quests a lot more faster, and less about endless checklists
  • COG attack groups no longer camp on free landing sites, but run between all landing sites within the node
  • Unity launcher has been removed
  • Ability to call drillship to other landing sites is removed, but might be brought back in future (the ability to call it under and above is still available)
  • Target selector has been removed and will be remembered only in Captain's deck
  • Map stand has a different texture and will be improved in future

  • Get development news and sneak peeks on Twitter or Facebook
  • Participate in contests and chat with the development team on Discord
  • See upcoming features on Trello
  • Watch update trailers on YouTube
  • See highlights from the office and conferences on Instagram

If you have any questions drop them in the comments below or on our social media.

Enjoy, and don't get lost down there!

~ Volcanoids Dev Squad

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About This Game

In Volcanoids you'll take on an expedition to a forsaken island that you once called home. But sudden eruptions triggered by mechanical beings turned the wondrous place into an apocalyptic wasteland. In order to survive the island’s natural elements, you have to outsmart these creatures and capture one of their drillships. Use their own technology against them as you upgrade the machinery and reclaim your homeland.


Take the vantage point, stay safe underground or choose a material-rich location and explore. The drillship is a one of a kind base that serves as a factory and armored mobile base.


Experience the tension and thrill of surviving volcanic eruptions that turn the island into an apocalyptic wasteland. Time between each eruption is your most valuable resource. Use it to roam the island gathering materials, finding new technology and utilizing production.


Deal with a hostile race of robots that use the volcano as a source of energy and resources. Their units are scattered all around the island’s surface as well as below it.


Take control over your drillship with many different stations and gadgets. Automate production, research technologies, set up defenses and turn the drillship into an unbreachable powerhouse.

Our intent is to release a new content update every month. For a list of the upcoming features such as Co-op, PVP multiplayer, new enemy types, etc. check out our roadmap available on Trello.

If you'd like to have all the volcanoids news in one place, chat with the development team or participate in contests that have a permanent impact on the game, consider joining our official Discord server.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit (Service Pack 1)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 470 / AMD RadeonHD 5850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Future releases may require more hard drive space.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-7700 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX 580
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Future releases may require more hard drive space.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04 or equivalent distribution
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 470 / AMD RadeonHD 5850, OpenGL 4.5 driver
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Optional Vulkan support
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-7700 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX 580, OpenGL 4.5 driver
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Optional Vulkan support

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