The ultimate block building game.
User reviews: Mixed (236 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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Recent updates View all (3)

July 10

Build 322714 Released

[x] New console command: posteffects x (toggles post effects (fxaa, cinematic camera effects)) on or off.
[x] Place tool should not be visible on MP players
[x] Small tweaks to post rendering effects

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July 8

Build 318701 released

  • Mobs did not spawn in the initial Steam version
  • NPCs should give hints on what they want
  • NPCs that gets slapped should lose their recipe memory

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About This Game

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
257 of 280 people (92%) found this review helpful
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
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).

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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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112 of 131 people (85%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
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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63 of 84 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
This game looked like it had so much promise...It looks like a good idea, it is like minecraft but you can get much, much more detailed. So i got it since it looked great, but it hasnt updated at all lately...i only played for a little and then i just got bored. Its quite laggy for me, and there isnt much to do at this point. As of right now i dont reccomend this game, but if they start doing what they said they'll do then this game could be great.
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28 of 42 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
Got this a week or two ago, when I started playing I couldnt get over the fact that I was half way in the ground most of the time after running up a hill. Most of the terrain seems a bit, buggish as I kept falling through it but would quickly jump back up to the surface. Been waiting a while for an update or hotfix even, but not a single word since I've bought the game. I love the idea of this, especially the NPCs and ability to build a town full of people. I just feel its a bit "UNPLAYABLE" right now.
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22 of 36 people (61%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Early Access Review
I just really dislike this game.


You can build basically anything you want with good detail, but that's all you can do.

There are no mobs, even though you have a health bar (and I think Stamina bar) the only way to take damage, is falling.


I can't recommend it.
It's just extremely boring floating around, building things that serve no purpose.

I thought it looked really fun, I played the Demo way back and thought "Holy heck, this could really be something."
But from what I've gathered, the creator has fallen silent.

Don't buy it while it's in Early Access.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Early Access Review
Even though this game is rough around the edges and is a work in progress, the concept and quality of this game seems to be good so far.
This game has alot of potential and a bright future if Jens finds a way to finish this game.
For those who don't mind it being incomplete I would definitely reccomend this.
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Early Access Review
first of all I think that this game looks amazing sometimes. but when I try to build it just reacts so slowly and i glitch through the ground all the time, this makes it look like I'm playing like a 10 inch gnome or something. Also i'd like to say that I think The developer should just make a map just like in the game rust, because it is so glitchy trying to build when you need to wait 10 minutes while the world around you is still rendering, so we can play on a pre-made map while the developer can work on the randomly generated maps.

Then i'd like to say that my pc has al the recommended specs for this game, and most of the time even double the specs, And still i'm glitching as hell.

Still it is a pretty fun game to explore and i understand that it is in it's early stages of development. (if i am not wrong here)
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Early Access Review
I clicked yes on this because the idea is better than minecraft with its basic, basic, basic textures and old school pixle block by block design. The game is very buggy and seems to have issues even with my high end GTX 970, 16gb of ram and i7-4770k, the game uses way to much ram. The game also seems to just be plain and simply under developed, as of right now in my opinion i give the game a 5/10 for effort and semi-original concept. The game in my opinion is also only worth $10 not $20, updates are rare and usually are some time in between.
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24 of 47 people (51%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Early Access Review
Ok, i noticed that there are alot of reviews, saying that the developer (Jens) isnt really talking to the community about this game and isnt updating it at all. I would like to say, thats not true. At least, not now. If you follow the Blockscape website and Facebook page, you will get updates every so often of what Jens is working on. Now, as far as the game goes....Its quite good for the current stage its in. It has some very pretty graphics and has pretty good building mechanics aswell, however, they could still be worked upon. But this game is, at least i think, is worth supporting. I dont regret purchasing it :)
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16 of 33 people (48%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Early Access Review
NO.

Why did I agree to this :(
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Early Access Review
Has so much potential but is unfinshed and by the looks of it will remain unfinished, never any updates. Avoid.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Early Access Review
Has a long time since i buy this game with a promisse to be a good future, but no more updates since that date.
Feel like a idiot to believe in this game.
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14 of 30 people (47%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Early Access Review
This game is horrible. Walk arround and you'll start falling through the map, in which you will probably end up in water, drowning. Really Devs?
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9 of 20 people (45%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Early Access Review
Currently STAY AWAY!!! dont get me wrong, great game, great concept, shoot....even good graphics. Problem is it works like an alpha game, is as buggy as one, was updated like a week after the release then nothing..... If i remember that update was when it was 100 degrees outside, so back in spring. WHEN THE HELL ARE YOU GOING TO START WORKING ON THE GAME. so....its good....but horrible at the same time....future for multiplayer....not at the rate its going thou.....But if its on sale....I would suggest it....but only.
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8 of 18 people (44%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Early Access Review
Too many bugs too little updates
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6 of 14 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Early Access Review
So far this game sucks the video looks great but its very glitchy. i do not recommend this game. maybe in the future but not now

Truly i want my money back i would rather spend 20 dollers on rust blockiverse or the fith day
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7 of 17 people (41%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Early Access Review
Beautiful game, just need's a large update for survival mode as you cannot build a lot of things.
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5 of 13 people (38%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Early Access Review
This game is very cool, but it also crashes alot.
Also there are many artifacts with terrain and everything!
It is IMPOSSIBLE to play it.

4/10
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Early Access Review
The game cannot even start. I just paid $20 for nothing.
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4 of 12 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Early Access Review
Do not touch! This game says Alpha. Alpha would be generous. At a distance it looks pretty. The reality is that many of the advertised features simply don't appear to be there in the actual game. I spent my time running around glitching into the floor with little in the way of actual functionality. Misdescribed, misrepresented and contacting Steam for refund.
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