The ultimate block building game.
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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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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

    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated, 500MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0a
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated, 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0a
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
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89 of 94 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Early Access Review
BE WARNED: No matter what anyone says, the screenshots are no longer the style the dev is making, and this hasn't been updated in almost 8 months. This makes this a risky buy - you're aren't getting what you see and it doesn't appear to be making any progress.

For the review: I tried to play many times. I really, really wanted to like this game, but it's incredibly unstable. I doesn't run for very long before it crashes and requires me to restart my entire PC. No other game causes this, and you can check my profile, I own and play a lot of games. My PC is well, well above the recommended specs (GTX 980 with i7 4790K) so there's no way I lack for ability to run the game.

The only thing I can assume is that the dev is in over his head, and from here it remains to be seen whether he will pull it off.

In fairness, the times that I did spend playing put this above Minecraft and many other games in terms of sheer ability to create. But to be honest, I hate the new blockworld/ Minecraft style to the worlds and unfortunately, that's all the dev is making anymore. It has promise, but has a long way to go.
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48 of 53 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Early Access Review
"Don't mix Clay with legos"
Then why did you do it to begin with?

Personally I got this game back in July 2014 (Thanks Vitamin PAIN for the correction) during the Summer Sale (which seemed to be the death of many EA games, Vox, Blockscape [This Game], and a few others whose names currently escape me). I was EXCITED AS HELL! The huge beautiful world that puts Minecraft's "Mountains" to shame and the ability to build what could be a huge city that actually looks like something feasable in the real world. Now, I didn't have any problems with running the game, and from what I have read I was one of the lucky few. The world the game takes place in is imense. Not counting the non-existant Cave Systems and lack of mobs, the world looks great. The colorful graphics and cartoony textures looks fantastic. After a few hours of playing you realize that this nice world is only the cover of something worse.

I have been aware of this game since 2012. Some people calling it a "Minecraft killer" with what seemed to be an entirally flat world, it was impressive then and still impressive now. Recently he seems to be taking it away. YES YES YES, He has said that "Features will be added to both world types" which is cool I guess, but you also have to take into account that this "Flat world" that he is adding is supposed to, in his words, "Make adding features to the world a breeze" . Common knowledge would lead anyone to realize that "OH HEY, maybe just maybe having two world types for survival may make adding features more of a challenge" which the many defenders of this game seem to not realize.

The developer is the DEFINITION of inactive, his twitter is filled with screenshots of something that he promised to bring a while back, and others are more what I call "junk tweets" for a dev which includes him talking about the wonders of Driver lineses. I have nothing against those posts but if you intend on people taking your work and game seriously and what them to think you haven't entirally abandoned the game you probaly should post only about the advancements of the game instaed of about your everyday life when you are not, not coding your game that people over the course of 2 years have spent 20 dollars on. People say "he is a one man team so give him a break!" As surprising as it may be Notch, who made Minecraft, was a one man coding team for over a year! (2009-2010) and brought constant updates, yes you could say "Its been over 2 years with constant updates and now he has stopped" but you are missing the fact that this game is FAR from feature filled as Minecraft was at that point and time. Out of the 30 months it took Minecraft to become released in 2011, Blockscape is about at where Minecraft was in September... 2009. This becomes an increasing problem when you realize that about the first year of Minecraft's exsistance was just Notch testing what would and wouldn't work in a voxel survival game (which was in its infancy at the time) but Jens has had that groundwork that Notch has publicly shown everyone over his development so that makes it even less of an excuse for this game to still be this far behind in development, it appears that Jens has bitten off more then he could chew in this case.

Speaking of biting off more then he could chew, Jens (The developer) said "Don't Mix Clay with legos" talking about the flat world in comparison to the new blocky, shapy world. Ok, if that is your saying of the day (he made a blog post where he said that phrase about 5 times) then why did it take you so long to realize that? Why until now did you think that everything was perfect.

I hope that this game does come back from the grave with a vengence, however I do not have a big feeling with all of the complaints that are active. If he does come back and actually decides to make a game instead of jerking around then I will be happy to make a reivew. However, I find it kind of hard to make a positive review of a game whose biggest feature is "It runs on PCs Sometimes"
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Early Access Review
Promising game, great orignal idea, I have it since months, left it for some times hoping for new release/snapshot to be published.
There is almost nothing being done in the game for now, not stable at all and quite empty of functionality.
I am familar in buying early access games but here we are far from an early access.
Only 1 DEV (creator) working on it, re-designed latley the engine, fine, he is talented for sure, but this is not the way you deliver a proper game with content. Without a team, communication and looking at gamers feedback this game is meant not to be alive. No fun, not worth its 20 euros !!!
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40 of 53 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Early Access Review
Seriously!!! This game is really messed up. Cant stand still you just shakes! i bought it for online playing and you cant join an online server because the program stops working. ♥♥♥♥ this ♥♥♥♥!
Peace out
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Early Access Review
Lack of communication from developer as far as actual development of this game goes. Huge disapointment, had alot of potential, but seems to ultimately be going nowhere. Perhaps this developer is in over his head and fails to admit to it?
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
191.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Early Access Review
this game needs a lot of work and is very unstable ATM... i like the game concept and and the NPC's in game that u can assign to wrk for You... but i refuse to play any longer as i am sick too death of the constant crashes to all games i have played ...PLEASE UPDATE this game Alot!!!the server aspect is cool for me and my friends to play but if the game crashes all our inventory disappeares rendering the game all our hard earned loot null and void... A plea to the game developer fix please.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Early Access Review
Sadly looks like an awesome game but its very bugy at the time of this review... i couldnt just walk places.. (i would be stuttering in the ground somehow). Runs ok but unless this game gets an update of some sort (has not been one since i bought this game in Dec 11 2014) It looks to me that it has been abandoned and its a shame it could of been great :(
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Early Access Review
I want to recommend this game but just i cant;
-It's a pretty amazing game and the more developed version of minecraft with ultra graphics.
-You can build anything you want.Right and not only with blocks and it's cool.
-But it's lagging when you putting some blocks you know.
If you ask to me that is it a big problem for playing it.I would say absolutely it is.
So just wait for it to be developed.
There is one more thing though this one is funny;
-Man come on,wtf is fishes flying inside your home come on.To be honest if you kill them then more of them comes o_0
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Early Access Review
This game has potential. It has the potential to be the perfect block building game.

Unfourtanetly, there is no progress.


Good graphics

Better lighting engine




No Physics

Unfinished NPC's

Torches burn evereything

5/10 would not play again.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Early Access Review
I had high hopes for this game which now seems unfounded, at the moment there is very little to do basically walking around, waiting for the bobbing to cease, waling around some more, waiting for the bobbing to cease and bulding, thats basically it. I truly hope that this gets expanded on and soon, otherwise I forsee a dead duck, at th moment IMHO the duck is dying a slow death.
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181 of 189 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Early Access Review
The first thing is to ignore all of the promo pictures of this game at the time of writing this. They are from a version of the game that will not be developed further. The realistic look is gone. Apparently the developer couldn't figure out how to make that work properly and instead of hiring help, he's scrapping it entirely. The local evangelists will tell you it will still be available, but it needs a lot of development to reach a playable state, so that will not happen now.

The version that is now under development will look sort of like Mario64, see the project's webpage or the developer's twitter for screenshots of that. If that is what you want to like to build your creations in, then by all means get this game (or better yet, wait for it to be updated to an actually playeble state). I was lured in by the false pretenses of the realistic look and the new version is not the game I'd thought I was buying. Therefore, a big thumbs down from me.
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524 of 624 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Early Access Review
UPDATE 2/25/15
Jens' recent appearance seems to have been short-lived, and he's disappeared into his coding hole or wherever he runs off to for months at a time. This review is starting to read like a diary, and I think its time to pack it in and move on from blockscape.

Why you ask?

Simply put.. Blockscape is hailed as being the "ultimate block buliding game". Unfortunately, by the time this game is remotely near playable and feature inclusive, there will be so so SO many other voxel sandbox games out there that are more current and better designed.

Why continue to wait around for BS when you can literally Sandbox (as a verb) in:

Mediaveal Times
Post-apocalytic zombie nightmares
pixelated retro worlds
2D platform worlds
3D open worlds

Right now, the only future promise i see in Blockscape that isnt currently being surpassed by other games is its graphical quality... however with the focus moving away from the publicised "smoothworld" to a more blocky algorithym, combined with the extremely slow development time will leave this game dull and visually antiquated by the time it breaks out of alpha.

Goodnight blockscape hoepfuls, and good luck! I'm done holding my breath!


UPDATE 01/23/15
It's surprising how a few quick words from the developer in the forums can turn an entire community around. Jens (the developer) has been opening up a bit and discussing with us the silence that has been turning the forums toxic for months. I think I need to upgrade my review to guardedly-hopeful. Though we have not yet seen an update, the sudden reappearance of Jens (as well as an acknowledgement and apology) in the forums has defused a lot of the once-tension and given many of us back the hope we had when seeing this amazing program for the first time.

If we get screenshots or an update in the coming weeks that make the game a bit more playable I'll for sure change my review to "reccomend", but for now I still can't say its worth it if what you're looking for is a polished game. If you're looking for the ability to get in on the ground floor of an amazing gmae and make suggestions that may influence its design, then things are starting to look much better!


UPDATE 12/25/14

Taking a break from my three children on Christmas to post a few words (see Jens, this ISNT hard)
Jens gave a lackluster post earlier this month about how he "felt he had to" release an update by Christmas. No promise, and absolutely no excitement in him about it.
Well it's Christmas (after Christmas in Sweeden actually) and the "Update" we recieved was a picture of a sled on the blockscape main page.

The little bit of hope I had died today on Christmas. Thanks Jens.

I'm calling this Vaporware until the dev. proves me wrong


UPDATE: 11/12/14
Jens seems to have a new person doing part time PR on the forums now and has promised us daily updates on the blockscape main page. I'll give him a point for the attempt to reach out, though those 'daily' updates are starting to grow less frequent, and the last one only served to show us that:

A- Jens does indeed own a set of legos, and
B- He can build monochrome landscapes with them

Not that I don't appreciate him at least trying, but aside from his afinity for tiny plastic building blocks and a few screenshots of a supposedly revamped lighting system... we're still not getting any real information and certainly no interaction. This has the oily feeling of abandonware where the dev pops up from time to time with a meaningless update just to prove its still in production. (Castle Story, Spacebase-DF9, etc)

I'm still recommending that people stay away until we see at least one code update (with significant bug fixes and user issues adressed).


Until Jens is willing to grace his user base with a post, information, or just any basic interaction.. I have to reccomend that you stay away from this game. we were promised involvement and community interaction, but if you want to see how well that has played out, just have a look in the forums for this game. Not one devlog post since Steam EA, no interaction with the community, and not a single update of substance (both in programming or simple comments).

Many of us simply cannot play the game- I'd say at least 30% of us are experiencing memory leaks so severe that the game will crash every time after no more than 5 minutes. This specific problem has existed since before the steam release, but as of yet Jens has not even acknowledged the issues, let alone given us info on it.

These communcation problems have begun to turn Jens supporters against him.... every day I watch the rating on Steam go down just a little more due to negative reviews. I could turn this review into a 3 page rant, but I wont... if you're on the fence about buying this game, please go and read some of the forum posts before you make up your mind!
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203 of 221 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Early Access Review
While I have been a major supporter of this game even before it came on steam the direction that the developer has been taking it in is nothing but down hill going from beautiful landscapes as seen in the preview photos, to making it seen like a look alike to cubeworld and minecraft:

the developer even though said "Now is a fun time for you to play the game and take part in the development.” has stayed silent for 7months reworking the engine to this new design without any feedback from the community who purchased the game and is now know for his lack of communication and seems to be totally against his current community of followers now more then ever.
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493 of 598 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Early Access Review
Frustrating to see so many "not recommended"s because "The developer has abandoned".

Visit the actual blockscape webpage/forums and you'll find out that he's very active. They keep a dev blog and are very active with the community there. ***There haven't been many updates because the dev has been doing a complete engine re-write, which (from the devlog sounds like it's going well)

Do some research before you jump to the conclusion that the developer isn't going to update/isn't working on the game. This game is early access and nowhere near the finished product. The graphics are absolutely stunning and if you can read that statement and cringe then you need to not pay $20 for a game you know you won't be able to run.

I bought this game in early 2013 and it has come a very very long way. At that point there was nothing but a "creative" mode essentially with a survival mode that only differed by having you obtain the materials before you used them at seemingly random harvest rates.

Now theres much more to the game, even with a well done electrical system. If you buy this and find yourself floundering with the insane amount of build control, visit the official blockscape forums and download some of the maps other players have made for inspiration. The landscapes are so stunning that I often find myself forgetting where I am (irl) and getting lost for hours just exploring the world, and never finding a place that I want to desicrate with my mediocre building skills. (I don't have much time on it on Steam because most of my playing was before this went to Steam).

TLDR: If your computer isn't great, your going to have lag (it's graphically stunning), check the minimum specs before you buy. Dev hasn't abandoned, he's rewriting the game engine shouldn't be much longer. If you hunger for updates/info/community check out the offical blockscape forum.

Here's a link to the devlog
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411 of 506 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Early Access Review
"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.” Quote from the steam page of BlockScape. It hasn't been updated since July of 2014, A.K.A The month it was released on steam.
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241 of 287 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Early Access Review
I have been following this game since january 2013 and while I admit it does have potential for creative builders, it's all there is: potential. The game has not been updated since july. The developper does seems more or less active since he is still playing the game here on Steam and he was connected in the forum the 23th of december but he barely communicate with the community. We don't know whether the game has been abandoned or not (maybe I'm too optimistic since some have already lost hope).

If you are interested in building richely detailed buildings and decoration; you can do that with the present game. You can look at some of my pictures to get an idea of the possibilities the game offers. And yes the game look just like in the video but don't forget that they were taken in the optimal conditions with a pretty good PC. The problem is that the game take a lot of time to load the map properly and this creates a lot of issues.

I don't regret buying it but I would not recomend it at this moment. You should wait to see wheter the game is updated or not in the near future. This is my main drawback. The game has others issues but it's still in developpement, so it should be expected. But since there is a lack of communications and no updates, the issues are not fixed, yet.
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198 of 241 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
89.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
Early Access Review
REVISED REVIEW: This review is a work in progress and will change often, until it feels right.

I've been following this game since late 2011 and have helped spread the word for what I thought was the future of the genre that Notch helped revolutionize. It had blocks 1/16th the size of Minecraft and the corners had 45 degree angles, helping to make the game seem less blocky than anything else on the market, even into late 2012/13. The game had a few glaring issues that held me back from playing, like the inventory system that hasn't changed and isn't at all intuitive--but it was a solid start to a game with HUGE aspirations like sailing with lifelike wind patterns.

But this is where a fundamental problem came into existence. The vision for the game was never clearly laid out. Jens had his vision in mind; and the forums had their own. So the forums pushed and prodded in various ways and we ended up with the engine that's in the videos on the store page. It's an amazing engine, and the forums went crazy over debates like whether it's even 'fun' to have life sized mountains. I mean, if it takes hours of real time to get to the top of a mountain... is that fun?

I was one of the ones pushing for them though. I'm not sure it was the right choice, not only because I no longer believe it's actually fun; but because somewhere in the mix, Jens lost the game that he was so passionate about in the start. And this is consildering that there were probably less than 60 people following the game, and only fifteen or so who were even registered on the forums at all. You can imagine how some of us felt when Jens proposed a Steam release in the spring of 2014. The forums were split over whether it needed more time before release. My personal belief being that it needed another year to actualise itself as a game. A YEAR? I hear you say? Yes, this is where I mention two of the biggest concerns I have with Blockscape.

The game is and always has been developed by one individual, Jens. This is a HUGE undertaking for one individual and it can take very long periods of time to develop even mundane features. This has led to the issues that the Steam community are already all too aware of: Slow output of releases. It seems that weekly blogs and at least a bit of forum interaction is required to thrive in the Steam community. And yet there are a great number of games released on Steam, where the developer thought they could handle it and it seems they couldn't. So you see a bit of activity for a few weeks and eventually you never see the developer again. See 'Sentris' for a great example.

So now Jens isn't happy with his game, the forums are unhappy that he's completely shut us out and the Steam community, for the most part, have no idea about any of the history behind it all.
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243 of 303 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Early Access Review
Got suckered into buying this game after watching a few videos on it. Never did I realize how awful my first playthrough on this game would be. Evidence you might ask yourself? Below is my personal first time playing the game, in which you can see my excitement from the start diminish to almost nothing by the end of the video.
My video was made shortly after the purchase of my game, and there has been one minor patch to the game since. If it is being updated outside of Steam *Something that really irks me about Early Access lately* at least make the effort to make posts about it under your annoucements which is something the Starbound team does.

I just looked at a upcoming game called Rising World which is pretty much the same game but actually might have the promised features already in the game. Such as the survival aspect. It was looking at that game which made me come back a write a review on this game finally in the hopes that gamers will have an idea of what they are getting into with this game.
I hope you enjoyed my rant as well as the video.
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195 of 247 people (79%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Early Access Review
A really nice concept, but in its current state, very bad. NO UPDATES! Its been months and months, no word of an update. Dont waste the money on it.
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103 of 120 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Early Access Review
I don't ever down-rate Early Access games simply because it's usually about bugs or gameplay etc which are ALWAYS in Early Access and get fixed along the way etc.. but this game is different. I am down rating it simply because of the stated facts on the main page which since i purchased it last year haven't been done.

"I will continue to do regular updates"
"The game is very stable."
"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.”

All of the above are taken from the main page, The Dev takes absolute minimum to zero part in the Steam community, he has by almost all means abandoned the game on Steam side of things.
The game is by no means stable at all, since purchase i collapse through the buggy floor and through the world half the time and can't get any gameplay done, this would/could have been fixed if he did indeed do "Regular updates" but he doesn't at all, The game itself has had a HUGE overhaul and been completely redesigned to be more blocky.. the bugs i won't complain about BUT the overhaul took up 99.9% of his time and the other 0.1% was spent updating his website, no time has been taken to fix any bugs or release updates. This is the only reason i will downvote this as i believe the main page to be VERY misleading. I for one absolutely hate the new blocky look as i bought it for the realism, but changes are all part of early access which i accept, i just hate that zero time has been spent fixing the current game for the people that bought into that so he could make the new look.

If you want to buy this game then do so via his own webpage.
If you're very active in the Steam Community and enjoy taking
part in Early Access Development then avoid this game.
Copying and pasting things into a pinned section as a devlog
then vanishing again isn't what i call "taking part in the community".
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