Monday 23 April 2018

Robocraft hits the 1 million user mark

Robocraft uber robot concept
Robocraft uber robot concept
Frank Whelan

Frank Whelan

Indie developer Freejam today announced the one millionth active user of their multiplayer robot fighting game, Robocraft.

The game, described as a mash-up between World of Tanks and Minecraft, is still only on an early alpha-stage release. The game, available from Steam Early Access, saw a massive jump when it hit the Steam digital store.

Speaking to Develop, Mark Simmons, CEO of Freejam, said: “We jumped from 20,000 users per day, to 100,000 users per day, pretty much overnight, from 2,500 online fighting at the same time dropping lower in early morning to 12,000 users online fighting 24/7. Lets just say we've been doing a lot of fire-fighting over the last few weeks to keep the servers coping, but we're on top of it now.”

Commenting on reaching the million milestone, Simmons said: “We're extremely excited to see Robocraft reach a million users. I want to thank our international community for being here with us and helping us in the game's evolution. We have some fantastic content in the works so we're looking forward to seeing the future of Robocraft.”

The full game release is still six months away, so one million test subjects allows Freejam to add features players want and fine-tune mechanics to make the best possible game.

This early release approach is not new, having been successfully implemented by games such as Minecraft and Prison Architect.


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