FortressCraft Evolved (ProjectorGames)

Facebook
Like FortressCraft Evolved on Facebook

Twitter 
Follow FortressCraft Evolved  on Twitter

Website
Check out the official FortressCraft Evolved Website

Discussion
Give the developers feedback on the Steam Discussion Page

Purchase
Buy your Early Access copy on the Steam Store page 

After a very successful run on the Xbox 360, FortressCraft is now available on PC in an “Evolved” form. The developers have recreated the game in Unity and while it is still in Early Access it is clear to see that this is going to be a very ambitious title. To make things a bit more tempting the game is available for a very low price which will gradually increase up to the final retail price as milestones are met so jump in early to save some cash.

FortressCraft Evolved is obviously inspired by other voxel based games such as Minecraft and bears more than a passing resemblance to the Mojang classic but ProjectorGames are definitely putting their own stamp on the genre. According to the developers, FortressCraft Evolved features the largest voxel based worlds in a computer game and I’m inclined to believe them.

At this early stage the game features a creative mode with a large selection of blocks to choose from and some nifty building tools to create huge structures. The ability to create large builds and duplicate your creations while making tweaks speeds things up considerably. The visuals are also looking pretty impressive with a huge draw distance that allows you to see for miles. A staff is available that lets you mess around with the weather by creating rain or snow, but the highlight is the meteors that you can summon which completely obliterates the landscape.

Although the developers are holding off on multiplayer until they have polished the single player content a recent patch added a new survival mode. This mode shakes things up by pitting you against the elements. At this stage only hypothermia is a worry, although it looks like other hazards will also be incorporated. To help you get around is a nifty jet pack and my personal favorite, a grappling hook that lets you zip around the huge gameworld.

Apart from the planned multiplayer mode the game will also feature Steam Workshop support and thanks to the easy to use tools the game provides I’m expecting some epic creations from dedicated users. Right now FortressCraft Evolved is the largest set of digital Lego blocks on computer so if you are creative you can already lose hours to this game. The interface can be a bit overwhelming to new users, but the developers are constantly updating the game and adding new features. The content that is available in Creative Mode is already enough to make the game a bargain at its current price and things are only going to get better. The game even has Steam Achievements and trading cards already so the developers are definitely not resting on their laurels with this one. Check out the Feature Roadmap for a list of what is to come.

Related posts

All Guns On Deck (Decaying Logic)

All Guns On Deck (Decaying Logic)

Seemingly satisfied with dominating the jigsaw puzzle genre on Steam, Decaying Logic has turned their attention naval combat. Well, strategy, real time tactics, action RPG, and naval combat to be exact. Combining all these genres into something that not only works, but is actually fun to play is quite a task, which is why the developers opted for Early Access to ensure everything is done right.

Blockstorm (GhostShark)

Blockstorm (GhostShark)

First person shooters are a dime a dozen these days and Minecraft has spawned its fair share of imitators. There have even been a few titles that combine the two genres, but Blockstorm is definitely the first time that the combination has been pulled off this well.

Signs of Life (Sweet Dog Studios)

Signs of Life is a science fiction themed sandbox title with a emphasis on survival. At the start of the game, your lone survivor lands his escape pod on an alien world and it is your job to help him stay alive. The genre already has big hitters like Terraria and Starbound, so we were curious to see what Signs of Life had to offer.

Planet Explorers (Pathea Games)

It is not every day that an Early Access title comes along packing so many features that there is barely enough space to mention, let alone describe, everything in a short preview. Planet Explorers is exactly such a game and to say that we were impressed with what it has to offer would be an understatement.

Action Henk (RageSquid)

Action Henk (RageSquid)

Navigating tricky obstacle courses with a motorbike is one thing, but can you do it with an overweight action-hero toy? That is the question posed by Action Henk (and yes it is Henk and not "Hank") a new game from the brilliantly named Indie developer, RageSquid. At first glance the game bears a passing resemblance to the Trials series from RedLynx, but surprisingly enough Henk is not only faster, but more maneuverable than a motorcycle.

Deathtrap (NeocoreGames)

Deathtrap (NeocoreGames)

The tower defense sections of the Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing series by NeocoreGames might not have been the main focus of the games, but they were certainly a lot of fun. Deathtrap however reverses the formula by making the tower defense the main focus of the game and then layering on all kinds of action RPG goodness to make it even better. The end result is a highly addictive title with plenty of depth that will keep fans of both genres hooked.

Leave a comment

14 − 1 =