The game is planned to be released in four iterations, each selling for 240 Microsoft Points
($3.00). In later chapters there will be more features like mining, inventory, and crafting. Players can only have access to these features if they buy the chapters that they are in.
It will also have multiplayer with up to 31 players using Xbox Live avatars. Each Xbox will have the ability to function as a server.
FortressCraft: Chapter 1 - The Creation was released on Xbox Live Indie Games on April 8, 2011.
Similarity to Minecraft
The gameplay and design, as well as the name, are similar to the highly popular Minecraft
, provoking some fans to question the legality of the game. However, both Minecraft and Dwarf Fortress
are credited as influences to the game's style and name, and Carl Manneh, Managing Director of Minecraft, stated through Twitter that FortressCraft is not infringing on any rights held by Mojang AB.