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News video games 02 September 2021, 16:50

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Tank Design Game Sprocket With Surprisingly Good Debut on Steam

Steam players warmly welcomed another independent production from early access. We are talking about Sprocket, which enables us to build and test our own tanks.

Battlefield V isn't the only game to boast success on Steam. At the end of August the platform has seen the release of Sprocket, a game which enables us to create and test our own tank designs. The title developed by Hamish Dunn is available in Early Access on Steam and can boast over a thousand reviews, of which as much as 90% are positive.

At the time of writing this news, Sprocket is being played by almost a thousand people simultaneously (via SteamDB). Yes, it's not a crowd on the scale of the aforementioned BFV, not to mention the likes of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Apex Legends. Nevertheless, for a little-known and, what's to say, niche production it's a good result. Especially since we're talking about a game without multiplayer mode (although the creator has plans to implement it) and by no means free - we have to pay a bit under $20 for Early Access.

Sprocket captivated players primarily by the wealth of options it offers. The title enables us to freely change the shape of the hull and turret, armor characteristics, guns, tracks, fuel and much, much more. Created vehicles can be tested in scenarios, and the game takes care to realistically recreate the operation of individual elements (at least in theory; some users on Steam believe that the system needs refinement).

Buyers have also appreciated the developer support - since the release Sprocket has already received several minor updates. Of course, this is still (very) early access, so you have to reckon with the presence of bugs and the lack of certain elements (such as a dedicated tutorial and more scenarios). However, even those who eventually decided to give a negative review, expressed interest in the game.

For now, we have to be patient. Hamish Dunn predicts that Sprocket will remain in early access for 2 years. The debut of the full version will also translate into an increase in the game's price.

  1. Sprocket on Steam

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).