The ultimate block building game.
User reviews: Mixed (324 reviews)
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

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated, 500MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0a
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated, 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0a
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
199 of 207 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.1 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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103 of 116 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Early Access Review
good if it where updated and finished dont buy untill developer is active again....
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70 of 81 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Early Access Review
I bought this game in July, its now the 29th of December. I have not seen an update to make the game any more playable. I have a horrible memory leak that causes the game to crash every 5 or so minutes. I would call this an excellent crash simulator! I would wish nobody the misfortune to purchase this game believing its an amazing block builder. I think one day if the developer decides to update the game it could be amazing. But, right now this game is a piece of trash honestly it should be removed from sales on the steam market. I don't know if its abandoned or not the developer makes communication promises and never holds himself to them. Also he said he feels as if he should release an update by christmas...... nothing.
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61 of 74 people (82%) found this review helpful
57.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Early Access Review
The store page says " Blockscape can be played like a survival game," and this is a complete lie. It cannot be played at all. I'm drowning in a sea of dirt and watching beaches become made of wood as I walk away. I bought it because it looked playable and the early alpha looked great, though blocky. The new rendering engine is a major problem; it won't be playable until a new one is created, or at least this one fixed. Everything has two surfaces, a "Smoothing" surface and where it sort of might be. I can't even tell there's a hole when I dig one because it gets smoothed over, but I can jump in like I should be able to.
0/10. No. Wait. -1/10, because it's sold at a crazy high price. This is pretty much a scam, as I see it. Nothing indicates that this is unstable at all except the reviews, including old versions. I'd like my old free-beta copy back, because that was actually a game. This? This is not a game. I can't even spawn reliably without it being odd chunks of floating land flying everywhere, and I never spawn in a forest. Travel makes all the rendering bugs worse. Some missing textures, too.
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39 of 51 people (76%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
no updates for as long as i have owned it=bad review do not buy
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28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Early Access Review
This game has so much going for it, But i fear the developer might not see that. Last update was 10 July, 2014. I do hope that things pick up for this early access game....

For 20$ US, i would have to suggest using that money else where for now. There are a few simillar games that seem to have a strong following and regular updates from the dev.

I just hope that my time and money was not wasted.
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Early Access Review
Such an amazing trailer. Such an amazing promise made.

Such an utter waste of money.

Less than playable. Poor functionality. -Complete- lack of updates.

Quite disappointing.
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24 of 38 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
Yet another Early Access left behind....
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Early Access Review
The game has a lot of bugs so far. Dev team hasn't released any new update for months. It takes years to build a simple thing and yet, you still may face a lot of troubles to build whatever you want, since the game isn't working properly.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Early Access Review
Don't buy this game until the developer updates the game if that ever happens. Hasn't been updated since July of 2014, which is also the same month it was released, and Dev has only released 3 updates so far. Personally I think he has abandoned the game. This reminds me of "The Stomping Land" and it's whole fiasco. Sounds like a cash grab to me. Stay away from this one.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Early Access Review
As far the game goes, the game is an alpha, with bare bones but up to date it look ok, but, being an alpha the game does make your computer work hard, sometimes to reset something or to move to the main menu you need to restart the game, apart from the tons of bugs and other stuff, I could tell anyone looking to buy the game, dont hessitate and wait for 6 months more, why? Like many other games, developers tend to bite their own bullet and for this guy, as it seems he is the only one developing this game, might be seeing it soon if the person doesnt organize and get thing together, because after the last update the developer posted that he will be redoing many of the things in the game. in other terms, things will get worse. Dont buy it, just wait.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Early Access Review
I won't be harsh, but I have to be honest. I think the game is in limbo.

It's a sad thing to see a game with this much potential go stagnant, but it has. Rising World at this point looks far more promising, and has a lot of what this game could have been. For what exists right now, from a developer who has not updated for nearly six months, I have to regretfully recommend against this title. Such is the Wild Wild West of Early Access, though, so I can't be angry.

I also just proofread my review in Wheatley's voice. Take that for what you will...
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Early Access Review
For now I have to give a bad review. The world looks really good, but other than building there isn't really much to do. There are no baddies to fight. It would have been cool to expect some skeletons in the big castles at least. The game hasn't been updated since July 2014 and I have my doubts as to if new updates will ever come again. I'd recommend for any interested people to wait buying the game until after the next update, which would then give some confidence that the game actually is still being developed on.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Early Access Review
Don't buy this crap, the Dev have left the game and run off with your money.
I wish STEAM could remove this game so that no one else will spend money on a "unfinished abandoned game"
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Early Access Review
dont buy takes forever to load and its a wast of money
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Early Access Review
The best part of purchaning this game is that you are allowed to write a review, cursing those faithless thieves that turn you down after you paid the game waiting like an idiot, and I've just done mine.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Early Access Review
Many bugs(falling through world) and the Devs seem to have given up on it. Check when the last update was.
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20 of 36 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Early Access Review
The game doesn't run at all despite me having all the requirements met to run it.

0/10 do not recommend.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Early Access Review
This game isn't great since updates have stopped for it. If the creators would actually update it on a regular basis, then the game might actually be worth buying.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Early Access Review
got the game over 2 years ago and have only seen it updated twice it is incomplete glitchy crashes and even though it is beautifull its a waste of $20 as of now
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