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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Mixed (51 reviews) - 68% of the 51 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (3,342 reviews) - 45% of the 3,342 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 31

Marytron Answers! 3D Animator.



Hey hey heeeey! HEY!

We got the answers from Marytron about 3D animations!

Read the article there, it's super interesting and there were some awesome questions (and some not so awesome questions, please, stop asking us how can mirrors be real if our eyes aren't real, we don't know.)

Enjoy!

http://www.castlestory.net/en/news/6207-Marytron-Answers-3D-Animation

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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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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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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 31
Has potential, been 3 years tho
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 1
Three years later and this game is still garbage. Playable, with clunky UI, plenty of lag on medium or large maps. Not sure how long it will take them to get this thing where it needs to be but I've given up for another year or so. Save your money or if you feel the need to spend money on something play Stonehearth.
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 1
I bought this game like two years ago, never played it actually more than an hour or two. It was pretty garbage. Minimal to no updates, unresponsive staff and admins. It's a blimp of a project that feels more abandoned than anything.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 17
Still a little rough around the edges, but the devs have finally started shaping sh*t up! I hope they optomize everything a bit more, but is still a total thumbs up in its current state. Keep at it dudes!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 6
The ai just doesn't work properly there's a 90% full stone stockpile and then they make a new one... How are you supposed to build without the stone. EDIT: Apparently I'm getting iron confused with stone however, the ai is still really buggy so, when they fix the ai, I'll probably give this thumbs up.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 6
I backed this game on Kickstarter nearly 4 years ago, and it's still not a finished product. Not much content, very boring and barely playable. I would NOT recommend wasting your money on this.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 21
cool concept ordering around minions, and the development is fairly solid however it seems more recently slow and a bit too buggy (taking into account it is an early access of coarse). still hopefull but losing faith.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 21
This game had a slow start but I'm glad to see the devs working very hard on it now.
It's really improved since it came out and seems very promising.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 22
this game is awesome i havent really found any problems for the game only thing was my bricktons not responding to me but somtimes you just have to reload the game nothing major but besides that its a great game! :D
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☭ChampionGamer52☭
41.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 27
The game, although simple, has enough content to make $20 a reasonable price.

There's block by block castle building, survival, and if you convince a friend to get it you can play against one another.

If you like easy, relaxed RTS games then I recommend this game.

However, If you're looking for a hardcore, fully fleshed out, serious RTS then I'd recommend something else.

All in all, the game may be simple, but keep in mind that it is a work in progress and the developers are working hard to make a $20 game have $60 worth of content.
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himadman66
46.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 26
this game is great the devs are commited and are shipping out regular updates. sandbox mode was added fairly recently and i can't get enough of it. the streams everyfriday are great if i have any questions. i would highly recommend this game if you like sandbox style strategy games 9/10


one man, a few hundred bricks and a dream is all you need to get dominated by your friends in the multiplayer or by the devs looking at you shatojon (>.>)
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MrMoleMan
20.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
Don’t buy this game. It won’t get any better, and the dev only care about making it look nice so people waste their money on a game that’s BORING. It’s fun for the first few hours, but it gets repetitive doing the same thing over and over again at a very slow pace. Yes you can build anything you want with the same block that has different shapes and size with one or two other features, but that’s it. Ok maybe there is a wood block that you can use with a few differences. What the devs need to do but won’t is add features that make the game less boring, and not so much interesting or fun. WHAT YOU SAID NOT SO MUCH FUN, THIS COUNTER YOUR ARGUMENT… shut up and listen. Not every game has features that are fun, but instead just make the game not boring. Take the taxi in GTA as an example. It doesn’t make the game more fun to travel to the destination quicker, but if you don’t want to take the time to travel to the destination because it’s tiresome then take the taxi. Now I don’t want to be the guy who suggests things to the devs in hopes that they add it to the game, but do something to make the game less boring. It’s not hard to think of stuff like adding a mine cart system to speed up resource traffic, rope/lift system to carry stuff vertically, or deconstructable construction platforms so that building isn’t a huge mess when you make one mistake. Now I don’t know if the devs are planning to do stuff like this, but they seem really focused on making the game look pretty rather than fun, which they should be making the game more fun than pretty.
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danielneyrakspmk98
34.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 24
Updates slowly but it's surely going the right way
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thurilar
52.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 21
the game is awesome it easy to learn easy to play it a lot of fun with friends the only thing i wish they add is more way to warfare or at least let the the warrior able to brake stone bricks
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fobose
245.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 19
The video to this game got me hooked early on. It wasn't long before I finally splashed out and began sinking many hours in to the game. There is nothing like building up a huge castle (or multiple castles), along with catapults and lots of explosive barrels to fire at ones enemies.

I have only played the single player game modes, my favourite now being 'conquest' where I can dominate the map and corner the Corruptrons. I can have lots of fun making things go boom with explosive barrels!

The game is not perfect yet, there is a lot of refining that needs to take place. My main gripe is the game suffers from feeling a bit laggy once there is a lot happening on the map.

Having said that, I still thoroughly enjoy playing the game and can recommend to any one who would enjoy being creative with building brick by brick.
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Traitor
27.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 19
It's a pretty fun game but the lack of updates killed it for me.
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