Castle Story is a creative voxel-based strategy game in which you can build castles one brick at a time using an army of little characters called Bricktrons. Your goal will be to design and build your own castles and expand your territory in a vast landscape in order to defend your Bricktrons against onslaughts of hostile creatures and...
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Mostly Positive (93 reviews) - 73% of the 93 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (3,378 reviews) - 44% of the 3,378 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 23, 2013

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Why Early Access?

“Castle Story is a game in active development, meaning there are bugs and missing gameplay mechanics. Purchase Castle Story if you’re interested in seeing a game get made but only if you’re not afraid of bugs, missing features and wonky gameplay.
Castle Story is a very ambitious project created by a small, independent team and backed by a great kickstarter community! We’re constantly working on improving the game and introducing new gameplay mechanics.

We’d love to hear your opinion on our game! If you find bugs or have interesting ideas to share, please let us know on our forums at http://forums.castlestory.net”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We don't have a specific release date at this point. We'd like to continue adding content to the game and release it once we feel the project is complete.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of Castle Story is in active development - additions and changes will occur as we consider the input of our community and as the game's design evolves.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current Early Access version of Castle Story is already a blast. There are several different maps and gamemodes to play, including multiplayer support on Windows, Mac and Linux. Additionally, we've recently introduced a brand new World Editor allowing the community to create their own maps, share them and play them in both single and multiplayer.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game may increase in price when it leaves Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We welcome all suggestions, bug reports and criticism on our forums at http://forums.castlestory.net and on our various social media, including Steam, Youtube, Twitter, etc.”
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August 30

0.7.7 Hotfix - World Editor maps & Barrels fixed!



Hey, YOU! Yeah, you! Hi.

Last update accidentally broke maps newly created in the World Editor. We found the programmer that caused this bug and no one else will ever find him. Mwuahaha.

We also fixed the bug, so that's nice.

Also! We fixed several icky little explosive barrels bugs!

Read all the details here;

http://www.castlestory.net/en/news/6206-077-Hotfix-World-Editor-Maps-amp-Barrels-Fixed

Enjoy! :D

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August 29

Oops, we bork it.

Hey guys!

We're aware that some players are having a hard time loading user-made maps since the latest update (0.7.6).

Very sorry about that, we're investigating and will come up with a fix ASAP!

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Reviews

“Its promised blend of building and strategy looks great, the kind of thing to rekindle the very fondest of childhood memories...”
Kotaku

“... I’m having a nostalgia rush [...] Castle Story is the first new game that I shall be observing by means of a spyglass each morning throughout 2012.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Holy bags, Castle Story is looking amazing! I wish I had made it, haha. :D <3”
Notch

About This Game

An epic adventure awaits you in Castle Story, a strategy game where you command friendly creatures called Bricktrons. Have them explore, carve, dig and gather resources from vast, spectacular floating islands, reshaping the voxel-based world to your desire!

Design and build any structure you can imagine! From mighty and legendary castles to sprawling Bricktron villages. Beware, your Bricktrons will have to take arms and defend themselves against mysterious creatures, the Corruptrons. Build catapults and hurl explosive barrels at the invaders, or lure them into strategically placed traps! The physics system will also challenge the sturdiness of your architecture! A tower whose foundation is destroyed will crumble to the ground realistically.

Castle Story is also a multiplayer experience! Challenge your friends to a round of Conquest or join forces with them to repel the enemies in the Co-Op Invasion gamemode. Of course, you can also group up in sandbox and build together!

The maps in Castle Story are meticulously hand-crafted by the developers and we’re giving you access to the same tool we use! Create your own worlds with our awesome World Editor, share them with the community and try out other player-made maps!
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Mostly Positive (93 reviews)
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Beefy Swain
9.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 30
I bought this game many many moons ago when it was #literally unplayable, and have to say: it has improved greatly! That being said, it is still not a good game. Great concept, decent execution, but the tech is terrible. The pathing is unbearable. What should take a minute takes 10. The pathfinding alone destroys this game.
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kRIEGER
131.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 30
So, Castle story,
When I saw the game for the first time it was in end 2013, and it was something like 0.1, now, the game is still not in 1.0 but the changes and improvements are amazing! There are surely still some issues on the right or on the left, but this game has an amazing potential (as the dev. Team, big thumb up there) !

In Castle Story, which has nothing to do with CS, you will have to defend your Bricktrons and their/your Cristal, against the Evil and Bad Corruptrons, or even other player playing Bricktrons. You are able to buimd up far in the sky, and far under the Earth, but remember, never dig to deep! It will always end bad!

I think if Castle Story improves some things, it will be an even more amazing game as it is now like:
-Something like a story mode, or something like missions "save the bricktrons" ,"survive 100 waves" ,"kill all the corruptrons"
-Maybe adding something like Water
-Adding more bricks to build, for big and complexes castles, examples are in the workshop/guides
...and some minor stuff

But I personnaly think that this game has great potential and a glorious future!
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Gareth ←
50.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 29
Yeh I like it.
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CaptainGrant
3.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 28
high hopes but its been so long and still isnt what i thought it would be
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SmileOnSpeedDial
60.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 28
Castle Story is a game I backed on kickstarter in 2013 I believe.

The game at the time was a prototype and it was cool and quirky but it quickly became apparant that the development was going to take awhile. Fast Forward 2016.

This game has come a very long way. It is in such a better and more playable state than it ever has been before. Multiplayer has been implemented and mostly works to boot. Major graphics overhaul means the game looks a little better than the steam images too.

In the game there are multiple modes ranging from invasion, conquest and sandbox. All playable in multiplayer. The community is great and the developers are more than happy to help if you have any issues. Consider this game to play with friends if you enjoyed building lego and other voxel based building games.
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theprof739
231.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 27
I got this game quiet early on and fell in love with it. While you could call it a simple 3D tower defense game, I'd say that is a compliment, and not an insult. Sure the development has been slow at times, but unlike many other projects they haven't given up, and are still working, and making the game vastly better, trust me the game 3 year ago was nothing like it is now, and it's only getting better.
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TuXsOrDs
16.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 27
I love this game. (besides the fact I have little hours on it.) If you like a RTS game and like midevil related stuff then this is definatly the game for you! I plan on playing it more often along with trying to get some of my friends to get it!
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NightOwl
2.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 26
If you've ever worked hard for a dollar you deserve better than the trash being sold here.
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UnfixedCarp803
10.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
The game has a good premise and is really fun when it works, which isn't usual.

Pros

-nice art
-cool physics
-gameplay is good when it isnt ♥♥♥♥ed

Cons
-THE AI PATHING IS TERRIBLE
-THE PRIORITIZATION IS ALSO TERRIBLE
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Booboo
1.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
you cant even join your friends 1 of 10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 20
it has been a bumpy, laggy road, buuut the game is good now!
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 11
I got the early access to this game for about 2 years ago or so, and I had my hopes up for the developers and the game itself this whole time. With seeing that the game right now updates pretty often I can tell that it is going in the right direction, although I see many bugs like bricktrones pathfind problems and them getting stuck anywhere pretty much for no reason still occur pretty often. I really wish I had a tutorial about how to build an actual castle, step by step with showing how most of the stuff works cause I found myself pretty much unable to build a simple watchtower for the archer (probably cuz i'm stupid). As of the version 0.7.5 the game looks pretty much laggy and unstable sometimes (at least for me) I got some relaxing expirience in the sandbox mode while I was calmly trying to build something what should look like a castle, but I didn't hook me up for long. Then I tried playing conquest mode which I found pretty boring cuz of corruptrones attacking me every 5 minutes while I was trying to build something, it's got annoying pretty quick so I just left, the only thing I haven't checked is the multiplayer mode (cuz no friends) which should be fun in my opinion cuz of many things you might do with your friends from PvP to "who's the largest?".

Overall I think that at this point with the developers hardly working on the game right now this game has a very good potential in the future, but for now in my opinion this game isn't something what you want to buy right now. You should definately keep an eye out for this game cuz there's nothing like this out there, for now you can just find something else to play.

I might change my opinion in the future, depends on how the game will change.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
AI is broken and unresponsive.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 19
Castle story is a very promising and fun game. I personally really enjoy strategy type defense games and the invasion mode really caught my eye, a 3d defense game. I saw this game a few years ago and was going to get it but the bad reviews really caught my eye and I decided i'd wait, so i did and here I am later. The development on Castle Story has really picked up, the day i bought the game there were a few bugs with the AI, but the next day they were fixed in a patch. The building is really fluid and the UI is really intuitive. Theres some great tutorials on youtube too for the building process!

Positives:
- Lots of gamemodes
- Fully multiplayer compatibile, in every gamemode.
- Loads of fun to play with friends
- Descent graphics
- Pretty optimized
- Awesome developers, who even take the time to personally contact members of the community for a good talk!
- Intuitive UI in general, especially in the level editor.

Negatives:
- Development stopped for a period of time, but did pick up
- The tutorial isn't very long and doesn't cover alot of building processes

In conclusion, I really recommend this game to play with friends, but the singleplayer can get boring eventually.

Thanks for reading my review.
- alydus.net
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
This game has been in development for a good while now and I feel it should have gotten to a stage where things would be better by now. I feel more bored and frustrated at this game rather than anything else for lacking some stuff that should have been in the game already.

Here are a few stuff that makes me consider this game good:
I kept having a bug with the cursor where I could not choose any bricktron anymore.

The tutorial barely gives any information related to gameplay.

It is getting boring after a while.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 7
Could be fun but pace is really too slow, I got quickly bored waiting for the yellow guys to build blocks, especially when they got stuck as pathfinding seems to be quite an issue. The building list is quite limited as well for now. I have a decent computer but the game is really slow on "big" maps, probably (and hopefully) because it is still early access and there is no optimization yet. Not recommended as of now, may review my evaluation later when there will be more updates, as the game still holds a good potential.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 8
In its current state is what I would expect from a early access title... however this has been in early access for YEARS and I assume this is because of their small team size and Real life issues.

You can do multiplayer (if you do the work around, and dev has confirmed working on a fix.) The game is far less buggy form the last time I played this (1 year ago).

Is it worth the 20 USD at this point... I would be at a 66% yes and a 33% no... as multiplayer is a big thing for me there still some small bugs that have appeared but I now that these issues have been made aware to dev and its in their pipeline. When these issues and a few more branches of units and maybe some research feature to make units stronger or faster. bricktron tank maybe?

Its a game none the less and I do recommend this game to people that want a casual stratagy game with creative elements.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 3
i was interested in seeing where this game goes, and so far its went nowhere. this game has been in development for a long time and hardly anything new ever gets put into it. the AI is has the intelligence of a broken vibrator and the game is riddled with glitches. the latest one stops a level from even loading in the first place. this game is a lost cause. PLEASE dont waste your money. there are faaaar better games out there.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
27.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
.7 brought some pretty nice things to the game. It's far from done, but it's still fun in it's current state.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 18
This game, as i see it, has a great future ahead of it, even tho it needs fixing and additions, it's still great. The principle of this game is kindof like Stoneheart (search that in the store) but has what that game doesn't, good (kindof) AI. so keep workin' devs cause you got alot'a work ahead of you
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