UK based studio Freejam is making a free-to-play ‘build’em’ up game, Techblox. They have now launched it’s Steam page with a trailer showing off the building, racing, weapons and destruction!
Freejam, is the award-winning development studio known for Robocraft. Freejam focuses on creating innovative UGC games, and have launched a Steam page accompanied by a new trailer for their exciting game currently in development… The Free To Play Build-Em-Up, Techblox.
Techblox is a powerful physics-based build-em-up, which turns players into creators, engineers and artists. Using blocks, powered joints, engines and an assortment of vehicle parts, a player can create a monstrous vehicle of destruction, a speedy racing car, or even show off their art skills to others in online multiplayer.
Build your own PVP monster in Techblox
The very first PVP game mode planned for Techblox will be a vehicular combat game mode, set within a new map. This is intended to encourage players to build Armoured Personnel Carriers.
PVP combat will be a massive part of Techblox’s future. Players will get a stream of new maps and game modes added as time goes on. No one vehicle will reign supreme though, players will need to build complimenting vehicles for the situation they find themselves in. Some game modes will require a machine to be made to hold a specific location, whilst others may benefit from fast-moving scout vehicles, challenging you inner engineer and your understanding of physics. As game modes transition in and out of rotation the players’ building skills will be put to the test.
Their is such an advanced destruction system in Techblox, and it is all handled server-side, which can lead to some exciting strategic combat for players, across many game modes. A winning player can cause enough damage to split another player’s vehicle in half and incapacitate the machine completely. Such a comprehensive destruction system will require extremely strategic development work from the player. Any misplaced parts, such as weapons, can leave the logic system vulnerable to opponents attacks. You must be careful not to get caught out! We have the first PVP trailer below:
Quotes on Techblox from the Freejam team
When we released our first online PVP combat robot building game Robocraft nearly ten years ago, we created an exciting new type of genre that resonated with a lot of players who wanted to unleash their creativity. There have been a lot of other machine and vehicle builders since then so we know that players still want to create complex and exciting new machines and take them online and battle against others!
Robocraft had over 13 million registered users, this is huge and we firmly believe that Techblox has every opportunity to beat that number. We can’t wait to release it to a wider audience on Steam, and see what they all create. We know that they are going to surprise us and motivate us to make Techblox a huge success!Mark Simmons, Game Director and CEO of Freejam
To keep up with the development on Techblox players can of course add Techblox to their Steam Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1991140/Techblox/ Also be sure to stay tuned into Gamerhub as we keep a close eye on developments of this seriously cool looking game!