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.
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Mixed (3,100 reviews) - 40% of the 3,100 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 23, 2013

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April 29

Dev Live Stream Starts Now!

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We're going live now, come join us for our weekly dev stream, hang out, chat & ask us questions!

We're teasing something new. ;)

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April 28

World Editor Preview!

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Are you ready to create & share your own, awesome worlds?! Soon!

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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
47 of 49 people (96%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Early Access Review
I REALLY WISH I would've seen this game completed by now. Ive been in 3 relationships, had 5 jobs, graduated with my associates, then graduated again with two bachelors, got accepted into grad school, and moved out. I literally obtained more degrees than this game has released substantial updates.

As a steam member of over 7 years, this is my second ever review. I have lost hope. Stay away, better games of this genre have come out and developed faster than this one.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Early Access Review
I really want to like this game. But survival mode is just to damn hard. They need to give you more options, you start off with one warrior and one archer... ok... then the timer between waves is just too short. Considering how slow the bricktons build. I'v been playing survival on the small map for awhile now & i still haven't even came close to erecting an actual castle.

Other little stuff annoy me like beartraps and how you manually have to lay and fix every single one. The lack of hotkeys!!! Or how you can't pause in build mode. For example i burned all of my time trying to figure out how to landscape and had like 2mins left before next wave. Also can we get a 'King' unit, a brickton that really breaths life into the game? Idk either that or give me more options... let me set the timer at least because its just too short and the bricktons are too slow its so damn annoying.

I want to recommend this game but i can't
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Early Access Review
I backed this game on kickstarter many moons ago. I thought this would be a fun castle building / smashing game. Years later, this game is very boring. The AI and path finding is terrible. The game sufers from constant frame rate stutter even with core I7, 32GB RAM, and nVidia 970Ti. It takes forever to harvest resources and build anything worth while. Even if you do, there isn't really a point to anything. If you haven't bought this game, try Stonehearth instead.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Early Access Review
Fun game. Cool idea. So sad that it's going so slowly.
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15 of 27 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Early Access Review
It's a very amazing game, very time consuming and computer resources consuming.. but very amazing, I love to create, but I'm very lazy to do it in real life, so this is very like Minecraft but very less complicated and much more appreciable :D
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