For simple folk, put some eye candy in front of them and they are sold (seems to work for us) but in this case the rather tongue in cheek Steam Hammer dodgy trailer might make you weak at the knees for all the wrong reasons. “I have a game, I have some hammer”. Oh dear! Aside from this monstrosity, the game is now available via Steam Early Access so check out the other trailer.
Offering a massive sandbox world, where jetpacks and airships meet a flexible open class system, Steam Hammer is an ambitious steampunk title featuring survival elements that has been two years in development following a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Key features of Steam Hammer include:
-Open Class System: combine or switch skills between engineer, scientist, farmer, gunsmith, stormtrooper, sharpshooter and many more.
-Victorian Steampunk Setting: wondrous mechanisms, machinery, weapons, armor and clothing all await.
-Forge Weapons and Armor, Build Houses, Factories and Towers: use what you find to craft over 40 types of weapons and armor, or over 100 types of buildings and fortifications.
-Action-Combat System: battle enemies without the aid of a targeting system, relying on skill to emerge the victor.
-Fight on Land and in the Air: engage your foes, be they wild animals or other players, on the ground, or grab your steam jetpack and take to the skies to hijack an airship…
…Or Build Your Own: create your own fleet of customised airships and show your rivals who’s boss, assaulting otherwise impregnable fortresses from above.
-Terraform the World: construct mines, tunnels, ditches, mounds – whatever you need to survive.
The game begins by creating your character using extensive customisation options and deciding upon appearance, crafting abilities and combat skills. From there, players venture into a world free from rules and restrictions, with no pre-defined roles and imposed goals.