New UK indie Freejam Games Unveil Robocraft at Insomnia
April 10 th 2014
New UK indie Freejam will be unveiling for the first time it’s UGC eSport Robocraft gaming experience at the coming INSOMNIA51 Gaming Festival. The event is to be held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, between the 18 th and 21 st of April 2014. This event will give gamers their first opportunity to get a hands on feel of the Robocraft gaming experience on a large booth within the events ‘Indie Zone’ play area.
Game Director Mark Simmons commented “We’ve not really courted any press or marketing to date; our current user base - 300k strong and growing fast - has resulted from a few YouTubers doing some cool videos mainly from Russian and Japan. The videos show the game has an interesting mix of seriously well engineered battle tanks fighting Manga characters with laser cannons.” Freejam is hoping to make the west take notice by taking the game to a few selected game shows over the next 6 months”.
Freejam’s baby Robocraft is best described as the illegitimate lovechild of Minecraft and World of Tanks. This ambitious UGC MMO allows users to build their own battle vehicles that drive, hover and fly, and take them online in team based eSport style combat. This is an eSport where not only your twitch skill but also your engineering ability is pitted against the rest of the users.
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After many years working on AAA console games for major publishers such as Sony, Konami and Square, five friends decided enough was enough and quit their secure jobs to step into the unknown and create the game they had always wanted to make: Robocraft.
They named themselves Freejam (they were finally free to jam on their own game ideas) and started working day and night to turn their dream into reality. After three short months they launched a rough and ready first version of the game online with some trepidation. They needn’t have worried - fans swarmed to the game immediately!
Robocraft was called by one reviewer the "illegitimate love-child of Minecraft and World of Tanks", it is true that you craft giant robot vehicles from simple blocks and then blast the living daylights out of your opponents but it is so much more than that and the game-play experience is wholly unique.
Today, just 12 months after Freejam was founded, Robocraft has 300,000 regular players and is growing like wildfire but the game is still only an early Alpha version. Why not join the Robocraft community and travel with the Freejamers on their incredible journey?
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