Robocraft, a free to play game that I’m actually quite a fan of has been through another little evolution with the Infinity Update.
In Robocraft, you build robots by sticking blocks together, then mounting all sorts of weapons and propulsion systems on them to create some rather amusing designs.
In the past, you needed duplicate items to use something more than once outside of basic blocks. The Infinity Update does away with this, to enable your creative juices to flow faster than before. Now, once you unlock something (or purchase a cosmetic item) you can use it as many times as you like.
On top of that, players who don’t give them any extra money now have an expanded set of colours available to paint your robots. You now have 10, instead of 2 or 3 like it was before.
The Tier system has returned as well, so now each robot you make is given a Tier depending on what objects you have placed on it. To go along with the Tier system, they’ve also expanded the single-player experience to include campaigns suitable for T3 and T4 robots.
Robocraft’s UI has also been improved, everything is a lot clearer and easier to access. I think they’ve finally got the UI to a stage where it’s actually pretty good. They’ve also added in new weapon projectile effects, new weapon projectile hit effects, matchmaking improvements and so on. Tons more to it, see the full patch notes here.
While you can still buy a premium subscription or a premium for life pack, which gives you additional XP, more paint colours and a few other bits it’s really not pay to win at all now. You play it, you unlock tech and you use that tech as much as you like. Honestly, it’s much nicer now for both casual and dedicated players as the playfield is a lot more even.
After going back to it for a while after this update, I'm enjoying it a lot more than I did in the past. I liked it, sure, but now it feels like it's worth a lot more of my time. I've had a few seriously epic battles, it becomes really quite frantic. Definitely got the blood pumping, as I ran around a corner chasing down an enemy hopping away on one leg—oh crap there's another three of them.
The way they're going, makes me want to support them. The Linux version has been flawless for me too, super smooth on maximum graphics settings with my GPU purring away happily at well over 100FPS constantly.
Find it on Steam.