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 creatures called Bricktrons. Design and build your own castles, expand your territory in a vast landscape and defend your Bricktrons against onslaughts of hostile creatures.
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Mixed (38 reviews) - 68% of the 38 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (3,366 reviews) - 45% of the 3,366 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”

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 and on our various social media, including Steam, Youtube, Twitter, etc.”
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October 6

0.7.9 Hotfix - Mac & Linux maps issue.

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We've just released a hotfix. Read more details here ;

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September 30

0.7.8 Patches - Several bug fixes!

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This took a little longer than usual, sorry, but we've finally released the next patch fixing more bugs :)

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

“... 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”

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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
24.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 29
Wait and see what happens.
Bought it 3 years ago, Has taken way too long, making very very little progress, its only now running as a playable alpha.
Has potential if they pull some magic wand stuff out of the bag right at the end and make a fun game out of it, but at the moment its buggy and not appealing for long.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 2
I had such high hopes for this game, it's one of those that I re-install every now and again, only to uninstall in a fit of rage; it's been in "development" for years now and there's little sign of progress.

All the changes and improvements thus far have been minor and superficial, the UI has gone through several iterations, all of which have been inconsistent in their UX, and getting progressively worse - intutitive it is not.

The "A.I" is appallingly bad, with pathing issues frequently requiring a restart, often they'll just stop working with no indication as to what is going on in their supposedly-existent brains.

I really hope this game improves, I really do, conceptually it's wonderful, but the implementation is all wrong.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 3
Nearly half a decade ago, I backed this game on Kickstarter. (The project launched July 27th, 2012). They still push updates, though when I do play the game, it's never even close to the original pitch trailer of the project I backed.

Do not buy this game.
Do not waste your money.

I'm not sure how a studio squanders 700k USD, but somehow they managed it.

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 8
It's been so long since I backed this on Kickstarter that I can't even remember why. My attempts over the years to launch this game have been met with bugs and horrible UX/ debug features.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
194.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 9
Its been a year since I last played Castle Story. The game has changed alot since the last time I played and unfortunetly their are still game breaking bugs.

Pathing issues
Radial constuction menu not working. Needs a game restart to fix, so far had to restart 3 times in one hour.
Bricktrons not picking up the nearest resource.

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 1
In 3 years nothing has really happend to this game don't waste your money 0/10
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 9
I regret buying this game. A friend showed me a trailer and I thought huh that looks neat - bought the game three years ago and haven't played more than an hour. It has performance issues, the controls and interface are non-intuitive and poorly designed and there's no tutorial. I am very surprised that the game is still in early access. I have not had any fun playing this game unfortunately.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 25
I backed this game when I was 12. I'm almost 17 now and legit ♥♥♥♥ all has changed in the almost 5 years from Kickstarter to Steam.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 21
I've had this forever now, had it before it was on steam. When it first came out is was really cool, then I got sick of it for a few years, come back, and now it's much worse than it originally was. There are translation issues, and even parts where it's not even english. The graphic setting have been removed, game looks horrible, and pixelated. The screen resolution is only up to 720p, normally that is okay with laptops and small screens, but I have a large desktop monitor that supports 4k, so 720p doesn't fit propperly and looks terrible. The AI is horrid, they get stuck contantly, don't build in the proper order causing issues. Oh yeah the game is unstabler, crashes, major lag, high memory usage. It's worse then when the first previews came out 3 years ago. The forums they say "Yeah our bad, hopefully we can fix it in the future." Honostly if you're looking for a game similar i'd reccomend banished. This game will never be finished, and is broken.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 22
It's almost a joke that this game is in perpetual "early access". Making sure to push out just enough updates to keep their blog alive. It's been... what, 3 years? More? This is the game I use as an example when talking about what's wrong with early access.
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11.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 26
This truly is a great game, unlike what many other comments say. It has a tutorial, a map editor, different modes, workshop, and multiplayer. I wouldn't exactly say that the progression is slow, but if you think it is, think of it as this : The game is supposed to be very amazing, and the developers aren't that experienced. They don't want to dissapoint people with small updates, so they go for large updates, which take very long times.
I definately rate 9/10 on this, and 10/10 if more updates happen.
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Death to landlubbers
10.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 22
What does this game have in common with No Mans Sky, They made it look great in a video but its nothing like the videos you see. Bought this game because they made a video that made the game look great and fun to play... wound up with an unuseable buggy crapshack. Its been many years, an entire rewire of the game systems, and the AI still cant complete an objective without getting lost or stuck. Tried it again before I posted this.... Don't think I even made it an hour before the AI got stuck on eachother ALT F4. I just hope they don't release an unfinished broken crapfest without any of the content working like so many others have done, Not just Early Access games. Currently it's still a No but if upon release it actually works this game could be as awesome as the videos make it seem
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149.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 21
In my opinion this is a good game! Extreme amounts of feeling has been put into developing it. and it show. the only issue i see is how slow the bricktrons are at finding out what to do. and bringing too many of the same resources to a build. if they manage to fix that then i see no further issues in having a great time with this game. Its rts-minecraft. best combo!

Have fun playing!
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25.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 19
The game is not perfect, but very fun ! The dev team is very cool and present for the players. You may need some friends (with the game) to enjoy every single details of it. Can't wait for the next update ! :)
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15.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 16
this game is pretty fun but i ALWAYS have problems building towers and if one block isnt being healed up then the bricktrons wont build it so i want two things 1 ladders 2 make it easier to build towers
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19.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 15
You guys have made a creation that, with editing and bug fixes, could become the number one game on steam
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22.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 13
I have been following this game for a while. I just recently switched to PC gaming and this game is why. I don't know much about game developing but I do know that Independantly Controlled AI is a real pain to program so dismiss any bad reviews about this game concerning the time it's taking. I remember making a 2D version of this game on GameMaker and holy crap did that take forever. Unless you watch this game grow up I would say wait till it's official release. But if you're like me and a 3D RTS with Complex Controlable AI is a game of your dreams then I would highly recomend this.
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