The ultimate block building game.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (561 reviews) - 35% of the 561 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 4, 2014

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

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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Recent updates View all (21)

February 5

Unstable build is now the default build

Hi!

Yes, Unstable and default branches now point to the same build. So if you haven't opted in already you will now get the latest changes automatically.

If you for some reason like the old builds from 2014 better you can now opt in for the branch called "2014".

Have fun!
Jens

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February 1

Build 955583 released


To enable this build you need to select Blockscape->Properties->Betas->unstable in you Steam client.

This build contains some memory optimizations and minor fixes.

[x] Better memory pooling of temporary objects
[x] Spawn sphere should not be available in blockscape or realistic worlds (only make sense in flat worlds)
[x] Fix slope in water fall building parts

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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
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Early Access Review
All reviews before Feb 5th might be outdated. the new update made the game semi playable now but you are unable to save properly but I believe this new update is a step in the right direction.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Early Access Review
Tried the 'new' version of the game, looks nice at first glance but after roaming the map for 15 minutes you start to realize that apart from the odd tree, mushroom and out of place stream of water the world has no life to it. Survival mode is basically "don't fall off a cliff" mode, and overall I really think I have not got my moneys worth for the game. I wish the dev all the best though.
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Early Access Review
Game is very buggy nowhere near a finished product or even playable. It keeps crashing and crashing.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Early Access Review
I have been one of the first buyers and see very much potential in it.
Some people here tell you that there is no progress, which is simply false.
There actually were some months without updates, but this was simply because the developer made minor changes to the world and thus the game was not playable at all.
There is a lot of progress, but most of it lies in the detail.
Sadly the game is only developed by one guy, which limits of course the speed of development.

Compared to some AAA Titles the game is pretty stable ;-)
The people comparing about crashes just use the unstable (alpha) builds...

To the gameplay:
The most survival features are not implemented yet, so survival is just experimental at the moment.
The god mode works great - you can build impressive detailed buildings, electronic circuits and much more.
Multiplayer now also works again (was broken for some time in the previews/alpha builds).
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Early Access Review
This game has real potential to be superb. as the world looks beautiful, with a stunning day / night cycle. My biggest hate for this game is the start game engine is too predicable, I restarted the map at least 30 times today (hoping I would spawn in a green lushous coastal area or a beautiful island), and found that the map biomes looked virtually ideantical each time with little variation - with taundra mountains and large empty castles blotting the landscape (without a trace of life).

Looking at the time taken to develop the game this far and the number of bugs still to date, I dont think $20 is value for money, and it is clear the developer is not skilled enough on their own to complete the game, and I would strongly suggest outside help is resourced to assist completion - as the right skills could make this game top of its league!

The game concept is a strong one, but I would like to see the game menus streamlined, the inventory and creation tools arn't very easy to use - I would ideally like to see a core base like Minecraft with easy menues and a clear technology structure pathway leading to space, and the integration of ideas from a number of different games to make this game unique. I like the idea of a randomly created planet, resource and economic colony management (i.e like space engineers), I would also like see city builder aspects like from Cities Skylines enshrining colony and empire management like Civ and Planet Explorers.

I'm looking forward to seeing how this game develops - I just hope it doesnt turn out into another unfinished early access game on steam.
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