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Thursday, 26th March 2020Team17 and Bad Yolk Games are excited to announce that Main Assembly, their fantastic new robo-crafter that brings a huge range of possibilities when building, programming and customising contraptions, is now open to all via a free Beta on Steam until Monday 6th April 2020.


To accompany this announcement, Team 17 are also releasing a brand new tutorial video to help newer players get to grips with the amazing visual programming systems and extensive tools available. Check out the video by clicking here


With two closed Betas under its belt, Main Assembly is already building a strong community and Team 17 are hoping to build on this foundation with the upcoming open beta!


To know more about the game and its key features, there’s a brief description below. However, if you want to dive in and see what Main Assembly has to offer, please visit the Steam page here to access the free open beta now. 


Main Assembly is set for an Early Access release on Steam, Thursday 16th April 2020.


What is Main Assembly?

Players take on the role of a drone with the ability to design any robot or contraption they desire - from eight-legged robot scorpions, dancing ducks and raceable washing machines, to simple gliders, planes, cars and bikes. In single-player mode, players will find unique ways to overcome various set challenges or they can jump into the Sandbox and craft alone or collaborate with others online.


In Main Assembly, revolutionary free-form crafting tools and powerful visual programming are at the players' disposal, the only limiting factor is the player’s imagination!


Main Assembly key features:


Work individually or together online: master challenges, share your inventions and become inspired by endless possibilities


Advanced visual programming: Harness the power of Main Assembly’s visual programming language to set up unique controls for creations, and even automate them


Creative physics: Experience aerodynamics and witness the deformation of your robot creations whilst you fly, drift, spin and destroy


Freeform crafting: Let your imagination run wild when constructing any robot or contraption you like – no limitations!


Further information on Main Assembly can be found on the game’s Steam page, it is set to have an early access release on 16th April 2020.


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For more information please contact: 


Stefano Petrullo – Renaissance PR

[email protected]


Aaron Seaman - Renaissance PR

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About Bad Yolk Games

Bad Yolk Games is a video game studio in Uppsala, Sweden that began in 2017 with a core start-up team of five members – with a combined 50+ years of development experience with over 10 AAA titles shipped – and now has a core team of 10 former AAA senior developers. The studio has a proven track record of teamwork, and puts a great deal of emphasis on providing a healthy and happy work environment for its team. The studio’s debut title is the freeform, physics-driven Main Assembly, which is scheduled for release on Steam Early Access in Q2 2020. Visit for more information.


About Team17 Digital Ltd 

Founded in 1990, Team17 Group plc is a leading international video games label and creative partner for independent developers. The portfolio comprises over 100 games, including The Escapists, Overcooked, Yoku’s Island Express, Yooka-Laylee, the Worms franchise and many more from developers around the world. Visit for more info.