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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 19 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Scrap Mechanic is an open world-building game. You collect materials that are used to design machines, vehicles and buildings. You start at the site of a crashed spaceship, with just a few items and must hunt for supplies, fuel and food in order to survive.

You explore the world using your created vehicles and take on a variety of indigenous robots that attack you on sight. Winning these fights results in useful parts from the robots. The Totebots, for example, have heads that can be used to make music, Haybots can be refined for crafting.

The building is a simple snapping together of the different functional elements you find. But you can also specify how the different elements interact with each other, provide power and offer controls to the driver.

There is a creative mode, where you can focus on building with all the items in the game freely available. Here you can make an endless variety of buildings, vehicles, and machines, none of which require energy or fuel to function.

There is a challenge mode, where you are tasked with building 40 fun and testing challenges as well as the ability to create your own challenges and share with friends online.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/01/2016

Platforms: PC

Players: 1 (5 online)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Open World and Simulation

Developer: Axolot Games (@AxolotGames)



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Play Time: This game will take between 12 hours and 14 hours to complete. The main playtime comes from the extended creation and messing around with other players online.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 5-player online game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

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Content Rating

We haven’t documented this game’s content rating.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


Scrap Mechanic usually costs £14.99.

Scrap Mechanic

Steam Store PC £14.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Scrap Mechanic Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@AxolotGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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