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« on: July 25, 2014, 06:45:04 PM »

I just saw the trailer for Gear Up and thought it looks pretty cool.  It's a multiplayer vehicle shooter where you build your own crazy tanks from lots of parts.  

From the video it looks like there are lots of types of locomotion, from more standard wheels and tank treads to sticky legs that let you walk on walls and some sort of goo balls that do...something.

The beta is available now on Steam and is free to play (restricted on inventory space unless you pay), so I may have to give it a whirl this weekend.  
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 08:26:23 PM »

looks similar to Robocraft
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 09:28:30 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on July 25, 2014, 08:26:23 PM

looks similar to Robocraft

Yeah, there seems to be a little indie resurgence in these sort of Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts type games lately. 

There was that Scraps game that was on Kickstarter last year and is still in development, and then TerraTech is just finishing their Kickstarter in a couple days as well.

I didn't realize that Robocraft just launched as F2P on Steam a couple weeks ago as well.  smile
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2014, 03:12:15 AM »

I tried out both of these today and surprisingly I found I like Robocraft more. 

Initially I thought that the more simplified building, variety of movement types and overall style of Gear Up was going to appeal to me more, but in the end I didn't find it all that satisfying.  It may have been because I was so limited in choice in the free version, and it felt like I wasn't earning

Robocraft is much more like Nuts & Bolts with the piece-by-piece cubic building, but it is more limited in means of locomotion than Gear Up, seemingly only wheels and hovering.  I'll have to play quite a bit more to unlock all the things I want, but I already feel like there is plenty to mess with in Robocraft.  And despite any limitations, the battles are much more satisfying for some reason, and I felt like I was earning enough every match to make me want to go right back into it. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2014, 03:22:02 AM »

Kind of looks like a fuller featured Think Tanks or maybe even Tanaurs, who else remembers that game?
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