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When indie game developers Alexey and Markus are in trouble, their only hope comes from their creation.
Release Date: Aug 19, 2011
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Permanent discount on Blocks That Matter's sequel: Tetrobot and Co.

April 6

Hi submariners,

To thank you for supporting us and playing our first game Blocks That Matter, we created a permanent discount for all of you.
You can now purchase Tetrobot and Co. with an automatic 25% discount.

With your support, we hope we''ll be able to fund our next game, Seasons after Fall.

Thank you for your attention :)

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Reviews

“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.”
Killscreen

Steam Workshop


Spread the love of Blocks!

Create and share your own levels, language files and custom BTM's so that Tetrobot keeps it's brain in working order.

About the 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.

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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

Linux System Requirements

    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
20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
19.6 hrs on record
Alexey Pajitnov (designer of Tetris) and Markus Persson (designer of Minecraft) were kidnapped because they were supposedly collaborating on a new game. Instead they were working on a miniature robot that was a blend of their two computer games. Tetrobot was activated in their absence and had to go rescue them from "The Boss." Definitely cliche.

As Tetrobot, you start out only being able to jump but quickly get a drill attachment. With this drill you are able to drill and collect certain blocks in the level, similar to Minecraft. Throughout the game, a couple of upgrades are added to Tetrobot to allow it to drill and collect different types of materials. With this collected matter, Tetrobot can regurgitate the blocks onto the paying field following a couple of rules:
1) The first block must be anchored to the level. It cannot just be put into mid-air. Subsequent blocks must be attached to blocks currently being placed.
2) Groups of four blocks must be placed. No more - No less. This creates "Tetronimos" I-J-L-O-T-S-Z.

Collecting and building platforms to get through the level is the goal. There are couple other things such as undrillable blocks, falling blocks, slimes and TNT. Each level also contains a Treasure Chest. Collect this chest and bring it to the level and you collect the "Block That Matters" for the level. The blocks that matter all pay tribute to different games.

Finally, every level has a star available. If you finish the level with a set level of blocks in your inventory you get a star, i.e. finish using the minimal number of blocks left on the board. Finish at the minimum get a gold star. Finish below the minimum and get a green star.

Rescuing Alexey and Markus will probably only take 3-4 hours. One of the Steam achievements is to complete this part of the game in one session. However, to get 100% (all the BTM and stars) will take significantly longer. I have played about 15 hours and still have 16 stars to collect and 14 bonus levels to complete. This is a fun little puzzle game that can provide a casual distraction to full out rage quit.
Posted: March 22
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2 of 2 people (100%) 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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2 of 2 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Game is pure comedy xDDD.
Posted: July 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.4 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!
Posted: July 20
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
28.0 hrs on record
While the story and themes aren't necessarily super exciting, Blocks That Matters makes a lot up in the gameplay department. The object of the game is to control a little drilling robot and solve a slew of increasingly mind-bending puzzles. Your Drillbot can drill certain blocks (dependent on the quality of its drill) and then use those blocks to create platforms. Different blocks have different ways of behaving with certain situations and objects. You are also going to need quick fingers and lightning fast reflexes if you want to solve the puzzles in the "most efficient way" to earn a Gold or even the Green star!

The game is notably short if you don't have a obsession for completing everything and gaining every little golden star in the game, but at the same time it doesn't drag things endlessly and spread itself too thin. Almost every new puzzle requires different kind thinking. In the casual category, this game shines!
Posted: November 29, 2013
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