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 (76 reviews) - 76% of the 76 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (3,303 reviews) - 43% of the 3,303 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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July 26

Hotfix 0.7.4 - Multiplayer connection issues



We’ve been having a small issue with players struggling to connect to multiplayer games since 0.7.2 – we’re pretty sure we pinpointed the issue and it’s fixed for good now. Although keep in mind that we’re also actively working on developing NAT punch-through to allow players to connect instantly without the need to forward ports and all these shenanigans!

- Fixed an issue where the game would ignore network adapter priorities and try to connect via the wrong adapter, especially if the player had VPNs such as Hamachi and EvolveHQ installed.

Enjoy.

http://www.castlestory.net/en/news/6201-Hotfix-074

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July 22

Hotfix: 0.7.3



A nasty little bug sneaked its way into 0.7.2. We’ve taken care of that bug now. Don’t worry, it’s fine, it just went to live on a farm.

Fixed an issue where ports weren’t forwarding properly through UPNP, causing certain players to be unable to connect to servers without manually forwarding ports.
Enjoy! :)

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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 (76 reviews)
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Lokasolo
( 22.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 29
It looks like devolopers woke up ! At last :D !!! Yeeey :D !!!
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Breadsauce
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 26
I bought this game on kickstarter like 3 years ago and its still not what it should be. I thought it would have a lot of promise but not in 3 years has that been fulfilled.
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atrain.corbett11
( 40.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 26
Castle Story is an intuitive game that provides the user with a new experience. I had so much fun playing this game, Im glad that its stilll being actively developed. My only complaint is the tree stumps, and not being able to attach wood to stone or vice versa. This game rocks, 10 out of 10 would always play again
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vozze
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25
I have already had great fun in this game and I expect alot of fun to come!
This game was woth it's 20 euro's!
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MUUURRICAAAAA
( 23.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
I used to not like this game, but the extreme overalls and additions of great new content (enimies specifically) has led to me strongly recommend it
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=(e)=flinteryk
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 22
poor controls, slow game play, and late updates.

I backed this game on kickstarter a looooong time ago thinking it was a cool looking game and i regrete it. This is a game that could be good with the right backing but sadly this game does not have the support.
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Lenki
( 26.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 22
Its a very good game but its not worth 20$ i think it whould be like 8$
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Lemon Head
( 111.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 21
Its been a long road but it was worth it in the end.

I do not think the game is 100% complete by any means but it certainly has been worth the wait if your like me and like playing single player sandbox, I love the big world as it gives you a lot more choices of what you can do and how you can do it, if you can work out how the blocks work :).

The A.I presently is sweet doing mostly everything that i would want them to do from digging along a plain and then going for the next layer of dirt or rock so they can gradually dig out the earth evenly,

Today i tried to play for a couple of hours but my computer and the house decided that today was not my day (blackout) to play but i got my testing that i wanted,

I have been testing the game on the largest world possible because it means i can stress test the game to what i think is a reasionable test. Things like flatting out an area, building on that flat area up a crooked moutain and all the while making sure the game hasn't got its niggles which are a few at this time.

Just so i can point these out. There's a double effect going on with the A.I's behaviour it seems they will take a task and split it in half meaning if they get half way done they will re-aquire there path which to me isnt a bad thing. BUTTT it can pause the game very breifly and that is why i have stated the game isn't quite there just yet but its soo close its not funny.

A feature the game needs is a Fast forward button to speed up work but i am not sure if that will ever be a thing in this game,

The game is stable, Fun, Colorful, and long lasting at least for me if you like to play for long hours on end and watch your little bricktrons run about doing tasks you have set apon them.

I am writing today on this review board because now is the time to do so, The dev's have been asking when i will do do one and i have always said that When the game is done or at least getting to a almost finnished product i will do one then,

So the game is now worth your time for single player bases, And thats how this review is.

So if you wish to get info for muliplayer this game has it along with caputre the flag and a couple of other modes in that, as well as single player being conquest where you get enemy's that attack you from different directions and you can try and survive by building a base and holding off the enemy.

But i do not play that mode so please look to other for that information.

Thank you Castle Story Dev's and I can't wait to see if you do anything else with this game.
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[DB][PG]Rico2 ︻デ═一
( 28.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 21
Never before has a dev added me from a multiplayer meetup group and asked to play...

10/10
Devs are fantastic.
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Lyrical [Alt]
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 20
They're still in access three years after developing the game. It's just an excuse to make an unpolished, buggy, massacre of a game. Cool concept though, unfortunately I've started 8+ playthroughs to see how it went and even after coming back after three years of waiting, it's still a dissapointment. Sorry Sauropod.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 6
I've been following Castle Story since the very early days, backing it well before the jump to Steam, and excitedly looking forward to every dev blog and update. As the years went on, I was less and less optimistic about outcome of the game, and until recently, this would have been a very different review.

Looking at the game now (as of 0.7) I can confidently recommend Castle Story. It's been a long and often bumpy road, and I've been critical of some of the decisions made in the development process. However, there is no doubt in my mind as to the dedication and tenacity of the dev team, and now I believe they have the ability to match that dedication, and will bring Castle Story fully to its intended vision.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
60.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 10
TLDR: Castle Story is a great Real Time Strategy Castle Defense game. I have been playing Castle Story off an on since it was released on Kickstarter. The game has come a long way since alpha. I would definitly recommend this game!


Pros:
+ Solid building mechanics
+ Multiple Game Modes [Sandbox , Conquest, Invasion]
+ Multiple enemy types
+ Create your own Custom Maps
+ Catapults and Explosions!

Cons:
- No Steam Multiplayer integration yet (use Hamachi or be on the same network)
- No Steam Workshop support to share custom maps (can use CastleStory Forums)
- Outdated tutorial, in need of an Advanced tutorial to explain more complex mechanics.


Feature Wish List:
---General---
+ Steam Multiplayer and Server search
+ Ability to create groups of Archers and groups of Warriors
---Conquest---
+ When mousing over a crystal, highlight which crystal it is in the Upper left UI.
---Map Editor---
+ Undo / Redo option
+ Ability to asign Player Spawns to certain Team colors (for multiplayer Conquest mode)
+ Option to enable automatic symmetry over the x/z axis
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
111.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 21
Its been a long road but it was worth it in the end.

I do not think the game is 100% complete by any means but it certainly has been worth the wait if your like me and like playing single player sandbox, I love the big world as it gives you a lot more choices of what you can do and how you can do it, if you can work out how the blocks work :).

The A.I presently is sweet doing mostly everything that i would want them to do from digging along a plain and then going for the next layer of dirt or rock so they can gradually dig out the earth evenly,

Today i tried to play for a couple of hours but my computer and the house decided that today was not my day (blackout) to play but i got my testing that i wanted,

I have been testing the game on the largest world possible because it means i can stress test the game to what i think is a reasionable test. Things like flatting out an area, building on that flat area up a crooked moutain and all the while making sure the game hasn't got its niggles which are a few at this time.

Just so i can point these out. There's a double effect going on with the A.I's behaviour it seems they will take a task and split it in half meaning if they get half way done they will re-aquire there path which to me isnt a bad thing. BUTTT it can pause the game very breifly and that is why i have stated the game isn't quite there just yet but its soo close its not funny.

A feature the game needs is a Fast forward button to speed up work but i am not sure if that will ever be a thing in this game,

The game is stable, Fun, Colorful, and long lasting at least for me if you like to play for long hours on end and watch your little bricktrons run about doing tasks you have set apon them.

I am writing today on this review board because now is the time to do so, The dev's have been asking when i will do do one and i have always said that When the game is done or at least getting to a almost finnished product i will do one then,

So the game is now worth your time for single player bases, And thats how this review is.

So if you wish to get info for muliplayer this game has it along with caputre the flag and a couple of other modes in that, as well as single player being conquest where you get enemy's that attack you from different directions and you can try and survive by building a base and holding off the enemy.

But i do not play that mode so please look to other for that information.

Thank you Castle Story Dev's and I can't wait to see if you do anything else with this game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 8
This game is totally awesome. I wasn't sure what I would think of it, but then I started playing it and I couldn't stop. So far I love the game and I reccomend it to everyone. Super fun.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
62.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 4
BEST UPDATE EVER!!!!!!!!! I made this flat map with trees on the edges and 4 player spawns.... Would be best 4 player FFA there ever was in a game!!!! (WILL BE BEST!) THIS GAME IS DESTINED FOR GREATNESS!!!! All other games that come close to rivaling it (Stronghold crusader 2) they have SET building designs, SET resource counts SET ways to get the said resources.... Here.... You can build whatever you want... however you want... NO MORE SAME HIGHT WALLS OR SAME TOWER DESIGNS I CAN FINALLY HAVE FULL BUILDING TACTICS ON A PERFECTLY FLAT MAP!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! BEST GAME EVER!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 9
When I first bought this game I didn't realy put so much time into it, because It was very early in development and pretty bare bones. There were tons of negative reviews, but I knew that I had to wait.
After some really long time there was a small update, then another and another (It's good because at that time I was loosing faith, that the game will ever be completed).
And somehow I came back to this game and while you can still consider this game early access. I can now safely say that the developers are at full work to make this game great. And I hope they will!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 21
Never before has a dev added me from a multiplayer meetup group and asked to play...

10/10
Devs are fantastic.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
85.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 8
Castle Story has been a really fun production to follow over the passed few years and the game is slowly getting there. As the project has developed, it has given me aspirations and insight into the development proccesses invloved.

Though performance issues are still there, the game is nailing the genre of RTS/Minecraft. It may not meet everything that I may have expected, but it is the closest to that experience I have found.

Huge shoutout to the new map editor, that thing is incredible.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 22
Its a very good game but its not worth 20$ i think it whould be like 8$
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
I used to not like this game, but the extreme overalls and additions of great new content (enimies specifically) has led to me strongly recommend it
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