Stockholm, Sweden / October 5, 2017
Axolot Games, creator of the popular Scrap Mechanic, today announced the next step in the company’s development with a deal to publish seafaring sensation Raft and investment in its developer Redbeet Interactive.
Raft is a unique and hugely popular survival game in which players are thrown into an epic oceanic adventure and tasked with surviving a treacherous sea, either alone or with friends. Trapped on a simple raft, players must gather debris, scavenge reefs and grow crops to survive and build their own floating home. Oh, and be wary of the man-eating sharks!
The free alpha version of RAFT has already been downloaded more than 5 million times from itch.io and become a huge hit among video and stream creators everywhere.
“When we met Redbeet Interactive and heard what they wanted to do with Raft we were really impressed with their future vision for the game,” said Kacper Antonius, CEO of Axolot Games. “The love and dedication Redbeet have for Raft is really inspiring. Since we are both passionate about making survival games with building mechanics, we knew that we would be great partners.”
André Bengtsson, founder of Redbeet Interactive said: “The response to the Raft alpha has been simply incredible and so we knew we needed to find the right partner to help live up to those expectations. When Axolot Games reached out to us and offered to help, we knew that its experience could help shape raft into the game we wanted it to be. It’s a great match for us and now we can focus entirely on turning Raft into an even more special experience.”
Raft will release in 2018 on Steam Early Access. For more information visit www.raft-game.com
In Raft, players and their friends are thrown into an epic oceanic adventure and tasked with surviving a perilous sea! Gather debris to survive, expand your raft and be wary of the dangers of the ocean!
Trapped on a small piece of wood, with nothing but a hook made of old pieces of plastic, you wake up on the vast, blue ocean. You’re totally alone and there is no land as far as the eye can see. The water is calm and all you can hear is the faint sound of waves and a gentle breeze. With a dry throat and an empty stomach, survival will not be easy!
The free alpha version of RAFT has already been downloaded more than 5 million times from itch.io and has become a huge hit among YouTubers. Raft will release in 2018 on Steam Early Access.
About Scrap Mechanic
The machine-filled creative paradise of Scrap Mechanic is a multiplayer survival game with imagination and ingenuity at its core.
In the game, you’ll find yourself exploring, scavenging and collecting objects from all over a wide-open interactive world. With these gathered objects you’ll build shelters as well as impressive moving vehicles and machines that will help you survive all the treacherous adventures ahead of you. Team up with friends or fight against robots and the kinds of unscrupulous types who want to steal your stuff.
Scrap Mechanic was released on Steam Early Access on January 20, 2016
And has sold over 600.000 copies.
About Axolot Games
Axolot Games is an independent game company founded in 2012 by Kacper Antonius and Pontus Holmbom. The company’s first PC game ‘Scrap Mechanic’ evolved directly from Minecraft: 2011 saw the team build a playable Xbox 360 test build for Mojang, a collaboration which never came to fruition. The Axolot team took their ideas for a more technically ambitious building survival game, offering a brand new playing experience within the genre.