When indie game developers Alexey and Markus are in trouble, their only hope comes from their creation.
User reviews: Very Positive (498 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 19, 2011

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"Very fun and challenging puzzle game about using blocks and their unique characteristics to advance in each level."

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.”
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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This is a fun little puzzle platformer (although there are plenty of levels), with a good complexity/difficulty curve as you progress, and also a bit of replayability - as you gain skills by progressing through the levels, you also sometimes gain something that will get you access to extra sections of the earlier levels to get extra bonuses etc.

It generally has that good level of difficulty for a puzzle game - once you are out of the tutorial type early levels, you often initially think "this level is impossible", right up until you recognize the solution which then seems blatantly obvious and straightforward now that you know it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
I hesitantly recommend the game, considering the price. However, you should know what you are getting here. Despite being labeled as "Casual" by the developers, this is not a game where you sit around and think. Gameplay quickly transitions into precision platforming, requiring fast movements. The clunky controls and character that is literally a block makes things more difficult. Later levels rely heavily on guiding AI that will one-hit kill you, avoiding drops that will one-hit kill you, and traversing areas that allow no mistakes to slow you down. This is not a casual puzzler, and not a game about digging. It quickly expects precision and expects minimal mistakes.

As I reached the later levels, I grew disappointed that no new mechanics were introduced. Wood and Sponge were the only interesting blocks, as everything else effectively behaved the same. It seems the game ran out of ideas, and just turned up the precision difficulty in timing moves. There is an awkward level editor with very little information on how it works, and some extra levels that again rely on AI usage to solve puzzles. It's been some time since the game stumped me into an "Aha" moment. If you are looking for a relaxing game that will challenge your mind, I would look elsewhere. I've been enjoying Qbeh recently, as it has nice puzzles with a great atmosphere and a push for exploration. This game does not do anything impressively. Watch some videos or try the demo, and know that the game pushes heavily into platforming in the later half. If you are still interested, it's not a regretable purchase at base price. I'd still recommend waiting for a sale, if you haven't gotten the game already, you aren't missing anything by waiting. Yes, this isn't a positive review, but the game is very mediocre.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Can't go wrong with this game. This game is a perfect mix between platformer and puzzle. The platformer is easier than the puzzle, but by playing both perfectly you will get more out of the platforming. The puzzles require your drill bot to drill blocks of different materials, then use those materials to keep you moving past platforming obstacles. The puzzle solving at first is simple, but the difficulty ramps up quickly and eventually will have your brain sweating. Great game with a great premise.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
59.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Nice game. Played it for a very long time.
Story 7/10
Gameplay 9/10
Graphics 9,5/10
Music 9,5/10
Overall 9/10
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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
I quit, to me the blocks didn't really matter. Misleading title.
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
This game got old very quickly i wasted my money im telling you to save yours
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
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.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
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
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Ehhhhh. Not a terrible game per se, but it failed to grab me. There just isn't anything compelling about it; there are plenty of better games out there.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
53.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
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!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Fun Game. Tough Puzzle Solving.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Please don't buy this game.

The controls are god awful, really badly placed for a keyboard (I haven't played with a controller.) The way that the game works was really confusing and badly put together. I didnt find it to be a very good puzzle game, or platformer. While the story was somewhat unique, it was really cheesy, and a sad attempt at humor. Save your money
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
This puzzle game lacks of checkpoint or undo feature. I had to restart entire level everytime I made a little mistake. Maybe I should stop playing this.

5/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
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.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
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.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
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
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
A really good puzzle game that gets your brain working
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
I bought this game when I saw that there was a Gregory Horror Show block, little did I know the pc controls where crap. I can barely play this game without getting bored or raging because I pressed the wrong key.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Game is pure comedy xDDD.
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