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TUG is a multiplayer open-world sandbox-RPG using new technology and social sciences to directly involve players in the game’s design.
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Nerd Kingdom

7,231 backers pledged $293,184 to help bring this project to life.

Steam Early Access Launch News Round-Up


TUG has been on Steam Early Access since Friday, and things are going well! If you have a friend who's been curious about TUG, now's the time to lure them in so you can whack them around in the Survival Ga... er, build a nice house with them!

By now, you all should have gotten your Steam keys! If you haven't, shoot an email to

Here's some rad press coverage we've gotten from PC Gamer and Massively, as well as a great interview with Peter (Ino) about the design philosophy of TUG!

Developer Blog Series

In case you missed it, we've been sharing new dev diaries every Thursday from different Nerd Kingdom team members. Here they are!

Runes and Video

The most recent rune series came to an end on Monday. Here are all the runes compiled so you can scrutinize them at your leisure! You can join the effort to translate them in this forum thread.

Azzy made an excellent video retrospective of how far TUG has come since our Kickstarter campaign. We've made a lot of progress since last year, and it's all thanks to you guys!

TUG Server List

Looking for a place to play TUG with your friends? Look no further! Here is a list of community-run TUG multiplayer servers, including both Creative Mode and Survival Games servers!

Stay Updated

As we move forward with development and our playerbase expands, we've been relying less and less on this Kickstarter as a platform for news and updates.

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    1. Creator Nerd Kingdom on April 2, 2014

      @drakrochma, you should be able to craft things while playing in Survival Games mode (both singleplayer and multiplayer). Just gather your items, drop them in a pile on the ground, and press G to craft!

    2. Creator drakrochma on April 2, 2014

      Sorry for hijacking your news, but I couldn´t anything about this in your forum:
      Can I craft anything in the actual Steam-version?

      Beside this, let me tell you, your game is amazing, it gehts better and better :)
      I am happy, I backed you :)