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ProtoMasons
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Genre: Simulation
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
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Description
Release date: 2015 (Mid - Late)
ProtoMasons is a unique freewill building game and life simulator, where players can create structures, manufacture products, and build electronics. It is currently about 40% done so I've had to be a little conservative with what I can show.

Players must also look after themselves by cooking foods, developing medicines, and researching technology. The game is designed to be a multiplayer experience but can be played in single player.

You play as a "Protomason", a specialist jack-of-all-trades engineer who can assemble material with the aid of a high-tech robot, known affectionaly as a "proto-pal". "Protomasons" are tasked with establishing new architecture on empty land.

Unlike other games with crafting and building themes, ProtoMasons is based on a simplified version of real world manufacturing, where all factory machines are mini-games, with the outcome of the mini-game influencing the quality of what you make.

  • Planned Workshop support; custom object and map mods, save and screenshot sharing.
  • Manufacturing system lets you create materials, goods, and electronics either by hand (using one of five factory minigames) or with machines that you build yourself.
  • Architectural designer lets you plan building blueprints which are constructed by robotic "Proto-pal" helpers, allowing you to make anything from small buildings to tall towers.
  • Simplistic electronic engineering system lets you create devices (such as desktop computers) starting with the individual components inside of them.
  • Featuring a simulated microworld with randomly occuring organisms, where players can either engineer their own bioweapons or help to research and find cures.
  • Fight illness and disease using medicines and hospital equipment to research, diagnose, and hopefully cure players (don't die or you'll be stuck as a ghost!)
  • Day / night system with simulated weather and daylight hours based on real-world patterns, complete with seasonal temperature changes
  • The fun doesn't stop when building is over; grow food, cook meals, decorate buildings with furniture, send robots into space, create artwork, and more.


    Developer comments
    ProtoMasons is a solo effort and I've been working on it since late 2013. It is not yet available for download, and it is still in development. In an ideal world, I'd like to first release it on Steam first, with the help of the community.

    The game is about combining ideas from real-world manufacturing and building, and presenting it in a fun, simplified way. Everything exists in a highly interactive world to add purpose to what you do. This is my take on what a sandbox game should be.

    Because it is still in development, there is a lot I have chosen not to show (don't want to spoil it all anyway). The visual style is reforming and changing a lot too, but you can get a fairly good sense of what it will be like from the video.

    Looking forward to any questions you may have.
Popular Discussions View All (4)
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Nov 11 @ 5:13am
Price of game?
Octomelon
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Aug 1 @ 8:37pm
Support/Updates
BosHazu~~
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Jul 18 @ 11:25am
space?
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Idle History Dec 19 @ 8:55pm 
Can't wait for the full release of the game, good job.
Octomelon  [author] Dec 19 @ 8:26pm 
The demo will be free but availability may be private for the purposes of preview only.
gabrielcruel Dec 19 @ 5:32pm 
The beta/demo will be free?
Octomelon  [author] Dec 19 @ 2:25pm 
Aiming to release a limit / demo edition of it sometime between January and June 2015 (for demonstration and press purposes mainly). I don't plan to release it in full before any conclusion to the Greenlight page, but that may change.
gabrielcruel Dec 19 @ 6:50am 
When the game will be released?
Flat Nose The Platypus Dec 18 @ 3:12pm 
havent seen a game like this and i want to see more hope this will get greenlit
Octomelon  [author] Dec 18 @ 3:33am 
Working on it daily now. Big breakthrough on the addon system, almost finished it really.
TunyBoxTim Dec 18 @ 12:31am 
Oh my yes. WORK ON IT NOAW
Octomelon  [author] Dec 17 @ 1:20pm 
Thanks for sharing :D
ButterGuy | Maślak™ Dec 17 @ 11:36am 
Voted and shared with friends D: