When indie game developers Alexey and Markus are in trouble, their only hope comes from their creation.
User reviews: Very Positive (480 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 19, 2011

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“If you like innovative 2D games that challenge you to actually use your noodle ever once in awhile like Braid and Limbo, then you have no excuse.”
5/5 – Armless Octopus
“(...) sometimes you find some gems that are truly worthwhile. Blocks That Matter is one of those.”
18/20 – http://www.jeuxvideo.com/articles/0001/00014999-blocks-that-matter-test.htm
“The game’s secret reason for being, though, is its deference to what came before. This is a block game in love with block games.”
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About This Game

When indie game developers Alexey and Markus are in trouble, their only hope comes from their creation.
You are the Tetrobot: a tiny robot that can drill blocks of matter one by one, collect them, and recycle them into new pieces of 4 blocks. You also have the possibility to destroy lines of 8+ blocks in a very «retro russian» game style. Sand, wood, stone, obsidian, iron, diamond: each matter has its specific behaviour you'll have to use wisely and take advantage of them. So get ready to use your brain and combine your platforming and puzzle-solving skills in this incredible mashup!

Key features:

  • A unique gameplay experience mixing puzzle and platform that will challenge your brain
  • 40 levels to play in Adventure Mode, 20 bonus levels to unlock and more free content to come
  • Collect every 40 "Blocks That Matter" and rediscover videogames made of blocks that made or will make History
  • Create and share your own puzzles using an easy-to-use level editor
  • Steam achievements: 30+ achievements to unlock by playing the game and being creative.
  • Steam Cloud: No matter if you play on PC or Mac, at home or outside, your progression will be saved.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS:WindowsXP
    • Processor:Pentium4
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL compatible 128Mo VRAM
    • DirectX®:dx90c
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • Sound:Integrated chipset OpenAL compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows7
    • Processor:Core2
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL compatible 256Mo VRAM
    • DirectX®:dx90c
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Sound:Integrated chipset OpenAL compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:Leopard
    • Processor:Core2
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Intel HD Graphics
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • Sound:Integrated chipset OpenAL compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:SnowLeopard
    • Processor:Core2
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:AMD Radeon HD
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Sound:Integrated chipset OpenAL compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.10
    • Processor:Core2
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Any Graphics Card with a working driver!
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • Sound:Integrated chipset OpenAL compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.10
    • Processor:Core2
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Any Graphics Card with a working driver!
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Sound:Integrated chipset OpenAL compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
seems fun, but controlling is the weakess point (at least on pc), moving around is ok but building is not, why make use of [w],[e],[d],[r],[f],[t]! that's the most uncomfortable place on keyboard to made key combination, why not just [w],[s],[a],[d],[q],[e]? (i knew that you can change it in game but the default is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥).

also most puzzle you can't get bonus for the 1st play, until you go later stage and upgrade your equilpment. with new equilpment the bonus is too easy and made no challenge at all.
Posted: October 19
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1.0 hrs on record
A fun and interesting puzzle platformer. It's not the most unique game in the world, but it is definitely an entertaining and colorful experience.
Posted: October 1
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1.1 hrs on record
these blocks matter A Lot
Posted: October 1
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4.2 hrs on record
very good game
Posted: October 12
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0.5 hrs on record
A puzzel game. It's a nice concept well exicuted. I just not a fan of these types of games. The blocks just don't matter to me.
Posted: October 13
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14.9 hrs on record
A really good puzzle game that gets your brain working
Posted: October 16
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0.2 hrs on record
Fun Game. Tough Puzzle Solving.
Posted: October 19
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
It's a really fun game.
The only thing that really sucks is that you have to start a level all over again, when you ♥♥♥♥ up. This is (especially in longer levels) really annoying.
Posted: June 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
This is a great game. I love the storyline and the lever creator, And i highly recomend it. Cant wait to play the sequel! Dying is REALLY annoying, espically in longer levels, but still great game
Posted: July 20
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
51.1 hrs on record
Fantastic fun and so much for the small amount you pay for it, not a game your going to walk through easily by any means. Some of the puzzles are pretty much crazy and incredibly frustrating, this is a good thing or a bad thing depending on your skill and persistence. Not often have i came across a puzzle game where i literally fist pump the air upon success.

With a Level Editor and community workshop, you'll have tons of fun amongst friends besting their efforts on yours and their creations. Awesome game with plenty of longevity.....a rare thing these days. A must buy!
Posted: June 2
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
This game is very challenging but fun and has a great funny story
Posted: May 20
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Game is pure comedy xDDD.
Posted: July 7
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
I got this game gifted, off the recent Humble Bundle, so maybe I'm not in the best position to review this, but you're reading this, so I already did. Deal with it.

I don't think Blocks That Matter are worth €5 of your money. Why? To begin with, it's not a very complicated game. It's a puzzle platformer, based around manipulating blocks, that might as well been a Flash game. But it's not a very well designed puzzle platformer either.

The "premise" of the game is ridiculous: two devs (who are basically Alexey Pajitnov, creator of Tetris, and Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of Minecraft; the game doesn't attempt to hide this) create some small robot who has to solve puzzles to go to portals and to then go to more portals and for some reason rescue the two heroes. (I didn't really pay attention to the story, it's a puzzle game.) Yeah, could do better in terms of plot development.

The Tetris and Minecraft references are very prevalent in the game, and by very prevalent I mean the core of the game's design. You got blocks. Of different types, which behave differently. Blocks, which look very much like in Minecraft. And behave quite a lot like in Minecraft. (gravel and sand fall down, wood and stone doesn't, obsidian is unbreakable, etc.)

And then you can use these blocks to build structures. But only structures shaped like Tetris blocks.

That's the game.

I'm sure there are more kinds of blocks with properties that I couldn't dream of (the game even shows me some of these new blocks I can't do anything with in the first levels of the game, as if to taunt "you can't do this yet! better backtrack later!"), but the gameplay is frustrating. I'm probably bad at the game, but to be fair, getting stuck in a level and having to restart it by manually killing yourself (or blowing yourself up, in this case), is not good design in my book.

The music is okay, the visuals are okay, but all this to me is a mix of two already-existing games, just in the puzzle genre. There's zero originality in this, and I doubt I'll play this longer, it's just not fun to do.

You can buy this if you don't mind all of the above though I guess. (especially if you're smarter than me)
Posted: May 27
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Honestly, this is not a bad puzzle game. It can probably be even considered good for small kids.

- Gameplay is OK, nothing too exciting, but hey, it's a puzzle game :)
- Levels are easy at first, slowly getting harder, but never becoming really hard, unless you're after bonuses.
- Levels are not too long or short, there are 40 of them in main story. There are some additional levels, which are quite hard.
- I can't say anything good about storyline, graphics, music, etc. Can't say anything bad either.

Main reason why this is a negative review, is other competition. Compared to games like "The Swapper", "The Bridge", "Portal", etc. I've had very mediocre experience with this one and can't really recommend it.
Posted: September 6
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
hs blox so minraft r.i.p off ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Posted: June 30
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
worse than LoL
Posted: August 26
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Another generic puzzle platformer. Meh.

Yeah it has a "unique" mechanic and "creative" art design.. blah blah blah. It's still a puzzle platformer and it's just bland.
Posted: July 27
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
The blocks don't really matter.
Posted: August 3
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Good puzzle game, support indie!
Posted: July 6
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
this game has a great story but some levs can get hard REALY HARD so if yore patint and dont mined dieing alot i whoud recamend this game
Posted: July 27
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