Guncraft is an action packed first person shooter inspired by the extremely popular Minecraft. While it’s easy to dismiss Guncraft as a simple “clone”, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Guncraft carves out it’s own unique niche by combining the action oriented elements of an classic shooter with the ability to create (and destroy) blocks and buildings in-game. This adds an interesting dynamic, as multiplayer maps are constantly being blown up as players fight for control.
You begin the game by creating and selecting a class that best fits your playstyle. There are a number of weapons and gadgets available from Machine Guns to Grapple Hooks, which allows for quite a good amount of customization. You can also edit the appearance of your character similar to Minecraft skins, which is awesome as well. The real selling point of Guncraft however is the ability to create and customize your own weapons using a block style weapon creator. This allows for some pretty creative and devastating weapons as players can create the perfect weapon suited to them.
While constructing your own weapon outside of combat is cool, having the ability to build the environment in-game is a ton of fun. Individual blocks can be placed with ease, but the true building comes from prefabricated structures that can be created quickly and easily. This means that it’s possible to create a bunker or tower in a matter of seconds, dramatically changing the battlefield for yourself and your team. The ability to create structures is especially good in Capture the Flag games, as you can build a veritable fortress around your flag, although there’s a good chance the enemy team will do the same.
Beyond the many maps available in the game, it’s easy (and encouraged) to create your own map, which can then be easily shared with other players. I had the pleasure of playing on a map modeled after Winterfell from Game of Thrones, which was pretty much the best thing ever. Map bulding aside, there are also a bunch of different gameplay modes available on top of the normal CTF and Deathmatch classics. These include Lava Survival and Siege Mode, which are my two favorites. Lava Survival puts players in an FFA map where lava slowly rises as the game progresses, forcing players to reach higher ground to survive, while also attempting to get everyone else killed. Siege Mode splits players into teams, with the goal being to create a giant Siege weapon out of blocks before the enemy team. There is even a survival type Onslaught Mode which allows players to build a fortress together and then defend it against waves of enemies.
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This is all on top of a fairly intuitive UI with a focus on multiplayer community, clans, and content sharing. Steam Workshop will be used to share and download custom skins, maps, and weapons that other players have created, which makes for an almost endless amount of variety in-game.
All in all, Guncraft has the potential to be a great game with a strong enough player base and continual developer support. There are enough different game modes that the gameplay will stay fresh, and custom maps mean that each game can be an entirely different experience. Stay tuned for more updates on Guncraft, and check out our Twitch channel to see more gameplay!
For more info or to pre-order Guncraft now, head to the Official Guncraft Page.