Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Watchlist: Scraps

Title: Scraps
Developer: Moment Studio
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Release N/A, in development
Scraps is a vehicle combat game where you build a vehicle from parts, and where success lies just as much in designing a well-crafted vehicle as in your combat skills. It’s about competitive creativity, and having fun while making horrible design decisions.
Developer Moment Studios describes Scraps in short as "Kerbal Space Program except the spaceships are vehicles and they fight." Like the after-mentioned title, the core mechanic is vehicle construction, and factors such as weight, center of gravity, aerodynamics, and physics all affect handling and performance. Except here you mount an insane amount of weapons, armor, generators, and more onto your vehicle and then take your creation onto the online battlefields.
The game is nowhere near complete but after playing the vehicle builder demo, it's apparent that the level of freedom and creativity is already astounding. Want to make an agile hit-and-run vehicle with a few machines guns? What about an armored behemoth with tank cannons? Or a monstrosity brimming with too many guns and turrets to count, so top heavy with guns and armor that turning is impossible? You can make all those and more. While only a few chassis and weapon types are currently available, the list of planned of features promise parts ranging from tank treads and thrusts to energy shields and melee attachments to even the possibility of flying vehicles, radar jammers, headlights for night missions, and more.
Scraps will focus on competitive multiplayer, with possible modes ranging from deathmatches to races, as well as single player combat against bots. The game still has a long way to go, but you can build, test, and share your own vehicles in the free builder demo here. You can learn more about Scraps at its official site, follow the game's development on the TIGForum Devlog, and rate the game on its Steam Greenlight Concepts page.

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