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 explore a vast landscape full of mysteries and dangers, and defend your castle against onslaughts of hostile creatures and possibly other players.
User reviews: Mixed (1,474 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 23, 2013

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August 25

Sauropod Studio Video Podcast - Ep.03

[url] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNzq0S-3XW4

In this episode we meet FX, the audio lead on Castle Story.

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July 30

Sauropod Studio Video Podcast - Ep.02

Here is our 2nd video podcast!
In this 2nd episode of the Sauropod Studio video podcast, Germain shows us the shader creation process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSgKe6YvXaU

If you haven't saw the first one...
[url] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggYLxHcPryQ

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

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 explore a vast landscape full of mysteries and dangers, and defend your castle against onslaughts of hostile creatures and possibly other players.

The world of Castle Story takes place on flying islands, high above an infinite ocean. The islands are made of voxels, cubes made of various elements, which means you can dig, carve and build anything you can imagine in the landscape. Digging underground to gather resources, stacking bricks on top of each other to build a wall or even tunnelling through a mountain is all possible and even necessary to keep your Bricktrons safe.

Carefully designing your castle not only requires creativity and imagination, but thanks to pathfinding AI and physics simulations, Castle Story has layers of strategy and depth on top of an otherwise free-form sandbox experience.

Castle Story will be released for Windows & Mac (with possible Linux support once Unity4 is released).

Key Features


  • Build any structure you can imagine! Using 2x1 blocks, create structures that are not only good-looking, but also functional. Your Bricktrons need to be able to navigate your castle to build it and to keep the monsters out!
  • Physics! Watch a tower crumble to the ground realistically when its foundations can no longer support it. The entire world obeys to the laws of physics which means that you need to build cleverly so your castle can withstand attacks from projectiles and explosives.
  • Sandbox! Build a huge sprawling fortress, a single impenetrable bunker or a network of underground tunnels. The choice is yours. Castle Story rewards imagination and ingenuity.
  • Strategy! Command your Bricktrons as they build your castle brick by brick. Manage the way they work, what resources they gather, and the places they explore. Use your resources to build weapons and armor for your Bricktrons and all kinds of upgrades for your castle.
  • Combat! Using shields, swords, bows and lots more, your Bricktrons can defend themselves against the hostile creatures inhabiting the world of Castle Story. Lead your Bricktrons through tough fights, and use your wits to gain an advantage. You can even build catapults to rain destruction on your foes!
  • Magic! The world of Castle Story is permeated with all kinds of magic. Discover resources with magical auras and learn to mix them to create effects. Explore strange places and find mysterious artifacts left behind by unknown civilizations.
Helpful customer reviews
659 of 750 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Might be worth buying in 4 years when they release a content update.
Posted: April 9
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195 of 234 people (83%) found this review helpful
78.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
The game is currently not worth buying but the devs are trying to fix all the problems. Keep an eye on this game but don't buy it yet.
Posted: April 7
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160 of 191 people (84%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
4 Months without an update. May be worth the wait, but so far it was a big disapointment. Developers don't care much about anyone's opinion, don't reply to e-mails on their website, I recommend keeping away for a while.
Posted: April 10
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130 of 157 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
It's a fun game and it has a lot of potential, but the developers are amateur and their devblogs are rambling sophmoric messes.
Posted: June 24
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56 of 63 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
They haven't added a single substantial thing to the game since it was originally released in alpha. Every post on the dev blog is either a behind the scenes change that adds nothing for the player, a minor gui update, or another random person they hired to help with doing those things. This game has negatively impacted my opinion of both Early Access and Kickstarter as a whole. Would not reccomend.
Posted: June 26
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1,601 of 1,718 people (93%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Fraud and Lies
OK I know that the mods are keeping a tight leash on the forums here and they are shutting down everything that is pointing out the truth so I am going lash out and hope that a few people see this before it gets locked or myself banned like many others have before.

There are a lot of Early Access games on steam. Most of them have a capable and dedicated development team behind them. We all know this, we are all playing their games. We know what to expect from Alphas, Betas, Early Access etc etc. And this isn't it. This game has changed very very little for more than a year now. And they are still taking peoples money for it.

The people that originally backed this game are for the most part gone - they check in every few months hoping that something has changed but it hasn't. At this stage the only people that are happy with this game are those that have recently bought it in the last couple of months and don't know that a patch isn't 'just around the corner', and those that are friends with the devs who jump on every negative review and defend it with the usual "Alpha", "Early Access", or "refactoring" excuses.

We aren't stupid. We have played plenty of Early Access games before. They all need to be refactored a couple of times during their development as the scope of the interest in the game increases. All the early access games we are playing are doing the same. Castle Story is NOT unique in this.

The devs just use refactoring as an excuse for having not produced anything notable for more than a year. This is rubbish. They have accumulated near enough to a million dollars to work on this project and all they do is stall.

I know there are a lot of others out there that are just as fed up with this rubbish, and I hope it serves as a lesson to everyone to be very careful as to what they back with Early Access games. There a plenty of good ones out the with dedicated developers, but there are also a few rotten eggs.

I'd like to hear from everyone that has been through the same ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥e and all those that were banned for speaking out about this, but I know they probably have given up on this game plus anyway it won't be long before this thread is locked down and removed anyway. I feel sorry for everyone that wasted their money - I had hoped for something special too.
Posted: January 10
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