The ultimate block building game.
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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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December 9

Build 1509899 released

Hi!

This update adds:
- Much better shadows and ao
- Some game options (music volume, post effects (on/off) and blur shadows (on/off))
- Simplified inventory handling. You can now select everything with the mouse. Using the hotbars is now optional. Also, if you select something that is not in the hotbar it will still be visible above the hotbar if the inventory is closed.
- Icons for inventory tool tabs



Full list of features and fixes:

[x] Show selected material above hotbar if material is not in hotbar and inventory is not visible
[x] NPC belly should be smooth shaded
[x] Blur edge highlighting mask
[x] Blur ao mask
[x] Blur sky light shadow mask
[x] Do post blur on shadow mask
[x] Add random jitter to pcf shadows
[x] Implement pcf filtering for shadows
[x] Show check symbol in check boxes
[x] Show note symbols in music volume slider
[x] Fix menu items bounding boxes
[x] New option: Music volume
[x] New option: Post effects
[x] Options menu
[x] [ESC] now works in all in-game menu items
[x] Show selected tool above hotbar if tool is not in hotbar and inventory is not visible
[x] Pressing [E] while in crafting should open the inventory
[x] Pressing [C] while in inventory should open the crafting
[x] Tools tab icon for construction
[x] Tools tab icon for equipment
[x] Tools tab icon for furniture
[x] Tools tab icon for shapes
[x] Select material by mouse left click

Have fun!
Jens

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December 6

Build 1501274 released

Hi!

First I would like to send out a big hug to everyone who supports this game. Watching the recent reviews go from mostly negative to mixed (almost positive) was just awesome.

I love you!

This update adds

- New glass shader (better looking and fixes all texture errors)
- Cave branching
- Block model protection (Means that crafting tables and other models can't be changed by overlapping world edits)
- Bomb recipe (salt + charcoal + cast steel)
- Salt crystals (New material. Found in caves)
- Arches (new terrain feature)
- Many fixes!



Full list of features and fixes:

[x] Loading a game should not add excluded inventory items
[x] Fixed some material selection errors
[x] must protect block models from any changes
[x] must protect block models from mblock changes
[x] Transition decals on light block is crazy wrong
[x] Smooth glass block types should not have edge highlighting
[x] Smooth plastic block types should not have edge highlighting
[x] Change ore gen logic to post paint mode
[x] New recipe: Bomb (charcoal + salt chrystal + iron)
[x] Incorrect rendering of glass in inventory
[x] Fix depth buffer for final layer of glass
[x] Use realtime highlights for glass shader
[x] Glass is not affected by sky light?
[x] Add salt crystals to caves
[x] New material: Salt crystal
[x] Add bp: arch pillar top rocks
[x] Add bp: arch pillar rocks
[x] Added rock arches to the terrain
[x] Cave branching
[x] Floating blocks should fall down if not attached to anything
[x] Convert not top layer grass to soil
[x] glass texture errors!
[x] Glass texture border render error (finally found it!)
[x] World chunk overlap error for glass material

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
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