The ultimate block building game.
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Mixed (25 reviews) - 52% of the 25 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Negative (645 reviews) - 36% of the 645 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 4, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I believe that the best game will be created together with the people who are playing the game. I also believe that the time is right. Over the past year the development have shifted more and more from engine and graphics programming to gameplay mechanics and content. Now is a fun time for you to play the game and take part in the development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“A year is a good guess. After that development will go on as usual and I will continue to do regular updates and DLCs.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“There are many ways to play but the main game is the "start with nothing and build an empire". This is already possible in the Early access version. The full version will add challenge in the form of hostile mobs that will try to stop you. It will also add more content like better/more building tools, block types, materials, biomes, mobs and items.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In its current state the game offers countless of hours of fun and has infinite replay value. You can play the game or build whatever you want in the "Just Build" mode. The game is very stable. Current savegames will be compatible with future versions.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The full game will be priced a bit higher then the Early Access version.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The development process has been very open for years. I release new updates at a steady rate. I often ask questions to the community and take part in discussions and the feedback I get is of high value for me.”
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August 22

Procedural houses and random thoughts

Hi!



I'm currently implementing procedurally generated buildings. In the next update they will be empty but in the future I plan to add furniture, items and some secret stuff. Some houses will be abandoned and some will be inhabited by NPCs. The abandoned houses are great if you are too lazy to build your own when starting a new survival game.
The type of building you find will depend on the biome and some other parameters. In the next update only modern houses (the ones in the images) will be generated. House colors are selected based on biome colors.
If you think the whole idea with procedurally generated building is stupid you can just turn them off when starting a new game.

If you want to get the latest news about Blockscape you should follow me on twitter. I am a nice guy. I promise: https://twitter.com/JensBlomquist

Oh, and did you watch the (very short) new trailer I made? I'm going to add a longer version of the song in the trailer as another in game background song: https://youtu.be/kCW4W5SmhLo


best regards
Jens

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August 15

Build 1281126 released


Hi!

This updated fixes all (hopefully) bugs related to loading or starting a new game while a game is already running.

It also add two new settings when starting a new game:
Mobs: Check this if you want mobs in the game.
Structures: Check this if you want structures in the game. Leave this unchecked for now or you may end up with some flying walls here and there :)

Full list of features and fixes:

[x] Mob setting should not be visible for flat world
[x] New game setting: Spawn Mobs on/off
[x] New game setting: Generate Structures on/off
[x] Load/Save Mobs setting
[x] Load/Save Structures setting
[x] Return all pinned objects to pool!
[x] Root space is not disposed at all?
[x] Render nodes are not disposed correctly
[x] World nodes are not disposed correctly
[x] Better dispose of inventory on new/load game
[x] Inventory gets messed up when starting a new game while the current one is active

Have fun!
Jens

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About This Game

!!! This game is in Early Access which means it is not finished. It really is the best block building game but please understand that there will be missing features and bugs. No updates means I'm working very hard. This is the project of my life, I will never abandon it. !!!



Start with nothing and build an empire. Blockscape is the ultimate block building game.

You are sent to this world to start a new civilization. Explore, gather materials, craft and build.
Build beds and people will move in. Give them food and they will do work for you.

Main features:
  • Fully procedurally generated worlds. Every game looks and plays different.
  • Play the game you want. Blockscape can be played like a survival game, rpg (not available yet), tower defence (not available yet) or like an empire building game. The type of gameplay is based on what you create or do in the game.
  • Crafting. Create furniture, tools, weapons, armor, materials and more.
  • NPCs. Create beds and people will move in to your buildings. Give them food and they will do work (crafting, planting, harvesting, construction).
  • Hundreds of block types and materials.
  • Everything is a block. Everything in your inventory can also be used as a building block. Even mobs.
  • Electricity. Add electric networks to your buildings to control lights and other components.
  • Water. Add water networks to supply generators and control water components.
  • "Just build" game mode. Gives you infinite resources to build anything you want.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated, 500MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0a
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated, 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0a
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (25 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Negative (645 reviews)
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Captan200
1.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
Do not buy this game.

I can give you tons of reasons, just it's not worth your or my time.

Do not buy this game.
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Stripes
3.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
Its a work in progress but this is going to be a great game. Better than minecraft in the longrun
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Lazlay
2.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 13
Nice idea, bad development. The developer had a great project in hands but were only his hands working on it. I don't recomend this.
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Max
0.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 12
This title is need of some serious attention to become a game, has various issues right down to the main menu which has elements that you can't even properly click on and creating a new world requires restarting the game.
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Tits out for Harambe ヮ◕ヽ)
13.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 10
I should've reviewed this ages ago and since the new update has just come out I think now would be the time to do it because this game really does deserve more attention than it gets.

So to everyone who's read the negative reviews about how the dev is lazy and doesn't care about it anymore you should know that he's working on it again now and recently he completely changed the visual style and 'started from scratch' almost . It looked amazing before however it looks just as good now and despite what people are saying I think it's still a really good game both visually and mechanically. The main reason I got Blockscape was because it's like graphics porn. It looks amazing and the stuff you can build on it is phenomenal!! Even though it's still in Early Access you can already do so much with it I would certainly recommend it to anyone who wants to build super detailed structures that look absolutely incredible. Just look at some of the screenshots and you will see what I mean, pre and post update. I feel like it was worth what I paid for it and love going on it to show off to people how sexy everything looks and how much you can already do with it. 10/10
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kedryn80
10.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 8
No i would not recommend this game.
The way the game is going it will alway be in early access.
I bought this game because i thought the game would be like minecraft with better graffics.
Developer has great ideas but needs alot of help to complete this project.
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DarkRisen
1.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 8
OK so far, I've read the reviews, played the game some.
Noticed it is actually a pretty nice game.
I'll post a more detailed review when I actually figure out
how to do more.

So far I Like it!
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Athayus
Early Access Review
Posted: August 6
The game has promis but doesn't seem to be playable. Please add settings to turn off music, better controls, wheel mouse to select bocks would be good. Played a lot of games like this.

Looking forward to updates will try again in 6 months see what progress is like. For the number of people working on this game I give it a plus but is very much early access.
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lena
104.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 6
There is really no other building game like Blockscape. It has its flaws but it gets better and better with every update.
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aron
10.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 6
I love this game. The level of detail and all the materials are fantastic!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
74.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
Ok, I don't post any reviews on Steam but this time i feel obliged to.

To begin with, anyone considering the purchase should keep in mind that this game is EARLY ACCESS. And when I say early access i mean really early access. This game is made only by one person and recently had a complete overhaul of style and mechanics. It has lots of bugs and glitches but it is one of its kind. I've been searching for hours for similar games and this one just destroys the competition.

Important thing! This game is absolutely not abandonned! You want to hear news? Follow developer's twitter (@JensBlomquist).

Do I recommend this game? Absolutely! I'd recommend it to anyone who needs something better for building than minecraft and for someone who can put up with all the bugs and glitches.
It is really beautiful and powerful, even now in it's early stage.

If you are looking for a more finished product all you can do is wait. The developer is doing what he can, but complexity of this game and the fact that he is the only person responsible for this game indicates that it's not going to be finished soon.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31
Game is undergoing frequent updates and has improved drastically since its release.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
(Note: the trailer seems to be out of date. Check the screenshots for more repsentative samples of hwo the world looks).

I've been following this game since 2012. That's right, I've owned it for four years.
I haven't played it much since the first month or, so only occasionally checking it out (see my play time).

Yet, I shall still recommend it, but certainly with a few caviats:
1. don't expect a playable game you can jup in at any time
2. don't expect it to become anything like that for a good few years, more than likely
3. don't expect very frequent updates from the dev.

If you can handle those, the game is a fantastic long term patience building exercise, and when it si finally playable in 2025, you'll get to say "I was here in 2016!". How cool is that? I suppose that depends on your sense of articial honour for wasting money before others had time to. Which, in my case, is pretty strong.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 12
This title is need of some serious attention to become a game, has various issues right down to the main menu which has elements that you can't even properly click on and creating a new world requires restarting the game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 8
OK so far, I've read the reviews, played the game some.
Noticed it is actually a pretty nice game.
I'll post a more detailed review when I actually figure out
how to do more.

So far I Like it!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 4
Getting Better
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 13
Nice idea, bad development. The developer had a great project in hands but were only his hands working on it. I don't recomend this.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 6
I love this game. The level of detail and all the materials are fantastic!
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
104.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 6
There is really no other building game like Blockscape. It has its flaws but it gets better and better with every update.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Early Access Review
Posted: August 6
The game has promis but doesn't seem to be playable. Please add settings to turn off music, better controls, wheel mouse to select bocks would be good. Played a lot of games like this.

Looking forward to updates will try again in 6 months see what progress is like. For the number of people working on this game I give it a plus but is very much early access.
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