What does Alpha Preview mean and in what state is the game?
It means that there is a lot more content to come, it does not mean that it is full of bugs and unplayable. We place a high focus on providing a stable game during this part of the development. Singleplayer is very stable, multiplayer is a bit less stable, but most issues are minor and almost everything can be fixed by re-connecting to the server or re-hosting the game.
What are the benefits of buying the Alpha Preview version of Foundry?
You will help us create a better game as early player feedback is crucial for a complex simulation game. Additionally you support us financially so that we can pay our expenses and re-invest in future updates, the success of alpha preview will likely influence the overall scope of the game. We will listen to your feedback and you may influence the development. Also the final version will increase in price and you don’t have to wait for the full release.
Will the Community be involved in the development process?
One main reason for alpha preview is to get early feedback from the community. We will always consider your input to shape a great game together.
In what languages is Foundry available?
At the moment only in English. We plan to add more languages by professional translators later, meanwhile there are community-driven crowd-translations available - but there is no guarantee of them being complete.
I’m a Youtuber/Streamer/..., can I create content featuring Foundry?
Absolutely! Feel free to create any sort of content you like. You are also allowed to monetize the created content.
Does Foundry support modding?
We designed the game in a way that modding is well supported. However at the start of alpha preview we only provide limited modding support, this will gradually get expanded by the upcoming updates.
Where can I report a bug/crash/technical problem?
The best way to report a bug is to head over to our discord server and tell us there.
Where can I find the latest news and what will come next?
To stay up to date with the development you may want to join our discord channel, sign up for the newsletter (we send emails very rarely and only to inform about big changes) or read our dev-blog.
Is there a release date for the full version of Foundry?
No, but we assume it will stay in alpha preview between one and two years.
Will the price of Foundry change during and after Alpha Preview?
The price will increase when we feel that the changed amount of content justifies a price increase. We ultimately cannot tell when this will be the case. We will inform people a couple of weeks before an upcoming price change so that you can get it before that.
Can I play Foundry offline?
No internet connection is required for single player mode. Multiplayer can be played via local network or internet.
Can I play multiplayer within a local network?
Are servers without graphics cards supported to run Foundry (headless server)?
Not at the moment. Due to how the game internally works this is not going to boost performance, however we understand the desire for having always-online servers, so we plan to add it at some point.
Which operating systems are supported?
Windows 10, 64 bit.Our community has played the game on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Linux with Proton, but these are not officially supported and we cannot give technical assistance in case of bugs, crashes or other issues.
Will Foundry be available for any other platforms/operating systems?
Our current focus is PC/Windows, but we are thinking about porting the game to other platforms, especially Mac/Linux.
Does Foundry support controllers?
Not at the moment, there are a lot of hotkeys and usability/comfort functions that are hard to port to a controller, but we might add controller support at one time.
Will Foundry have VR support?
No and at the moment there are no plans of adding it.
Is there 32-bit operating system support?
What are the minimum system requirements to run Foundry?
8GB RAMDirectX 11 compatible GPU with 2GB VRAM - GeForce GTX 750TI or equivalentQuad Core 2.3GHz+ processor1024x768 screen resolution4 GB of disk spaceWindows 10, 64-bitPlease note that this is a game that can be played endlessly and expanding your factory beyond average size will require better hardware.
What are the recommended system requirements to run Foundry?
To be determined. As this game is under development the recommended system requirements are not yet finalized.
Where do I find the save files of Foundry?
%USERPROFILE%/AppData/LocalLow/MederDynamics/Foundry/saveDepending on your operating system hidden folders need to be visible to access this location.
I can’t connect to a server. What could be the issue?
The host needs to allow connections through the port he chooses to host the game. The host might have given you the incorrect IP address, the host can find out his public IP through sites like whatsmyip.com. In case your host changed the default port you as well need to change it at the “Join Server” menu.
Will I get a Steam key if I buy the game on itch.io during Alpha Preview?
- The game eventually will come to Steam, but there is no date yet and it might take a while (one year or more). We want to add a lot more content and polishing before going to Steam.- We do want to provide our itch.io buyers a Steam key when we launch, but we don't know how the process will work exactly, as we have to prevent fraud and key-selling. So it might be the case that you need to create a custom account at our homepage and link it to your Steam account, we have not decided that yet. The process shouldn't take longer than 5 minutes, but if that is not fine for you, you shouldn't buy the game until we have final information on that topic.
Time to start planning your factory! Still not convinced? Head over to our discord where you can learn more about the game. Get in touch with our community or find out about sneak peaks from our developer team on what's next.