Mechanic is finally available to play on Steam Early Access!
It’s been almost two weeks since release, and we’ve been
totally blown away by the response from you guys. Seeing so
many of you making all of the most incredible machines and
vehicles has been completely mind-blowing, and the creativity
on display is beyond impressive.
Mechanics, you guys have got serious game!
really been putting the game through its paces! In reading all
your feedback and watching your gameplay videos, we’re being
provided with this immense learning experience, and the total
tonnage of what we’ve learned from you all since release could
stop even the most aggressive of oncoming Farmbots in its
Obviously all of these learnings for us
come from your occasional moments of frustration with bugs and
lag, but we swear your grey hairs are worth it because
together we’re gonna build something incredibly, well,
incredible. For real though, thanks so much for your
By the way, we’re about to expand! Scrap
Mechanic HQ is a really small place, so we’re on the hunt for
a bigger pad and faster, better progress will be coming along
in the form of a few new additions to the team. We’re crazy
excited about both of these things, and we’ll keep you posted
when we learn more!
Here are some of the
things we’ve been busy with since launch!
- Bug Fixes & Optimization! With all of the information flooding in from videos,
forums and by email, all of our time is being spent on
improvements based on your feedback. Squashing bugs and
optimizing the game is a crucial focus for us right now
because getting these fundamentals right for you guys is the
best way for us to ensure your best possible Scrap Mechanic
experience. Like we’ve already said, the sheer volume of info
we’re getting is amazing, so we’re expecting to spend a few
solid weeks on all of this stuff, but we’re confident it’ll be
worth it for everyone! As soon as we’re done with bug-hunting
and optimization, we’ll be right back to working on Survival
mode as well as other content.
- Beep, Beep! With so many vehicles being
built, there’s something decidedly wrong of us to have not
provided you with a horn. We realize what a despicable
travesty this is, and have started work on a delightful horn
that you can attach to your rides and give your mechanic
friends a honk or two. Or three. Four on weekends and
holidays. You could even use it as a doorbell! Your horn
possibilities will be endless, especially since we’re even
giving some thought to adding a pitch slider so you can create
your own perfect, personal honk! We’ll keep you posted on how
it’s turning out!
- Paint Stuff! We’ve been hard at work on
a new tool for quite some time now, and it’s been pretty
difficult to stay quiet about it. We’re stoked to be able to
show it to you today for the first time: introducing the paint
tool! Loaded with tons of beautiful colors for you to choose
from, the paint tool allows you to add your style to any part
in the game. Paint your drivers’ seat pink, or why not make a
pixel art masterpiece for your garage wall? Further
personalization of your creations is the name of the game with
this new tool, and once you’ve got your mitts on it, you’ll
never want to build without it! We are still working on it.
- New Building Parts We’ve constantly got
a pan of delicious new parts on the stove, bubbling away
waiting to be served up to you Mechanics! Take a look at this
comfy mattress or this functional yet chic toilet seat! Who
wouldn’t want a vehicle built with some of these new parts?
New parts coming to a Creative mode near you in a later
- Robot Concepts We’ve been toying with a
bunch of new Farmbot concepts for Survival mode. Exploring
different designs and thinking about their unique abilities
and parts is a ton of fun, and we’re pleased to present to you
an early glimpse at some of our ideas!
Just wanna close up by saying a massive thanks to all
you Mechanics who’ve been supporting us! We’re so pumped to
really throw all we’ve got at making Scrap Mechanic the best
game we possibly can! We’re sticking around, and hope you guys
are ready to stick with us on this journey we call Scrap