Craft The World is a unique sandbox strategy game, the mix of Dungeon Keeper, Terraria and Dwarf Fortress. Explore a random generated world populated by dangerous creatures, build a dwarf fortress, gather resources, and craft all the items, weapons, and armor you need.
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Release Date: Nov 24, 2014

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July 27

Update 1.3.003

Update 1.3.003

+ Fixed bug when new skins of pets were changing after every restart of the game.
+ Fixed fonts of Japanese localization.
+ Fixed memory leak after the construction of the wooden towers or catapults.
+ Fixed bug when wave of monsters didn’t go to the stockpile and stood still.
+ Fixed bug when rats nest appears under water.
+ Fixed bug when chickens arrives at wrong position outside the level.
+ Fixed: when chickens on farm reached up to maximum population, they began to hatch outside the farm.
+ Fixed: wooden tower inflicted damage to the player's catapults.
+ Fixed: monsters didn't bring loot and experience after death from catapults.
+ Fixed bug when dwarf cut the tree endlessly, if he already did it at the time of starting the game.
+ Fixed animation of dwarf riding a trolley.
+ Fixed: quick ladder is no longer blocking the construction of objects behind it.
+ Other minor fixes and improvements.

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July 4

DLC - Sisters in Arms

Sisters in Arms is an official DLC to Craft the World that features new characters, special items, weapons, and decor, as well as creatures with new abilities.

Primary features:
● New characters: Female dwarves. The hard-working dwarves will be joined by their charming sisters in arms. Female dwarves have a little less health than their male counterparts, but their movement speed is significantly higher. They will defend the shelter and explore the dungeons along with the male dwarves.
●Pets: We’ve made two kinds of pets for you that can be called upon to hunt pests, guard the dwarves’ home, and protect their masters. Having a pet also significantly increases your comfort level.
●Mobile equipment: The dwarves have become more self-sufficient and now use temporary ladders without waiting for the player’s help if they can’t reach a certain spot. They also have access to parachutes that allow them to jump from high places without getting hurt.
● Defensive weapons: Dwarves armed with shields receive additional armor and can sometimes block attacks completely, but their speed is also slightly reduced. Several kinds of shields of various weights and armor levels are available in the DLC.
● When you zoom out on the map, resource-gathering locations will be marked with their corresponding icons. This will make it much easier to find the resource you need on the map.
● New dwarven defensive equipment: The mechanized catapult is effective against large groups of monsters and deals damage to an area from long range.
● In this update you will gain access to various panels for finishing walls. Keep in mind that you can choose their appearance with a click just like stucco.
● Wine casks that have been placed will occasionally generate bottles of wine that have several useful features.

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About This Game

Craft The World is a unique sandbox strategy game, the mix of Dungeon Keeper, Terraria and Dwarf Fortress.
Explore a random generated world populated by dangerous creatures, build a dwarf fortress, gather resources, and craft all the items, weapons, and armor you need.


GOD-SIMULATION
You control a tribe of dwarves by giving them commands to dig in certain places, attack enemy creatures, and build houses and other structures. You'll need to provide your dwarves food and clothing, as well as help them with magic when fighting against other inhabitants of the world. You start the game with one dwarf and gain additional dwarves as your experience level increases.

SANDBOX GAME
Each game level has many layers of earth to explore, from the sky down to boiling subterranean lava. The level is randomly generated as an island, restricted by natural boundaries: oceans on the edges, lava beneath it, and the sky above. Other features include day and night and changing weather conditions. The worlds differ in size, humidity, temperature, terrain, and flora and fauna. Abandoned halls and rooms with treasure are hidden somewhere deep within the islands.

CRAFTING
One feature of the game is a user-friendly system of recipes for crafting. The recipes are organized and easily accessible. You can craft dozens of different items: building blocks for houses, furniture, decorations, weapons, armor, ammunition, and food for your dwarves.

RTS
At the outset you find the recipes for basic tools and items, and build a small house with places to sleep and eat. Then, the size of the tribe increases and catches the attention of other inhabitants of the world. Most of them are night creatures and dwell underground. The worlds are full of fantasy creatures like zombies, skeletons, goblins, beholders, ghosts, giant spiders, and others. Some of them pay little attention to the dwarves, as long as the dwarves do not come into their field of vision. Others gather into quite large groups and try to break into the dwarves’ residence.

TOWER DEFENSE
Especially dangerous are the waves of monsters that appear from time to time from portals. So, do not neglect to build a safe haven with strong walls and numerous trapdoors, cells, firing towers, and secret passageways.

MAGIC
As a divine being, you possess various spells. You can speed up the movement of the dwarves, open small portals, illuminate dark caves to scare away monsters, evoke natural magic in the form of rain or tree growth, hurl fireballs at the monsters’ heads, and find useful resources and hidden rooms underground, thereby helping to speed up resource extraction, exploration of the world, and the population growth of your assistants.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB graphics memory (Radeon HD 4600, GeForce 8600)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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45 of 55 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
79.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
This game would be great if the AI wasn't so painfully stupid. Dwarves with low health suicide themselves to powerful enemies constantly, tasks take forever to get done, and they get stuck on nothing.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Don't bother with this game.
It's dearth of content is masked by dragging everything out to a snail's pace.
The only slightly interesting element is the tech tree, but advancing up it requires building a whole ton of ♥♥♥♥ you don't need, can't put to good use, and don't care about.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
787.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
I have sunk Hours into this game and I love it. The Dwarfs do need some tuning and the last level with the big deity is driving me nuts because im spending half of everything to please him and then not much left for me cause having to fight the goblins underground and the ones trying to break in. This is one of my top Favorite games. I have the exp and the Owlcats and Froglisks are adorable. I do like sandbox mode but we do need a bit more of a way to level better after we get a few levels on us. But as for deity i do love the idea that he gives gifts if he is pleased but i just wish there was a list we could follow or some guidelines on what to give to get what we would like from him. I need iron desperately and it would be nice if i know how to please him enough to get it. I do wish there were more worlds or more to do after you finish the last campaign and everything. I am on the last level and im gonna be sad its over, i really would love to see more from this game. Its great as it is but it has so much potential to be really spectacular. I would get more stuff from the store for this game if there was another expansion or add on. Keep up the great work. I wish more games were like this.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
It's a game that brings us a certain amount of fun and a little laughs, with easy learning and complexity and medium difficulty. The individual dwarves control of the dwarves gives it an interesting peculiarity, I felt like an improvement over "Lemmings", though it's complicated to control them one by one when you have a lot of workers and the game AI kinda force you to do that because it seems to take your pawns to horible places and taking awful paths. Multiplayer mode seems too restricted, looks like an unfinished job... Low replayability, probably only in multiplayer mode for fun with friends (not nearly the appeal of Terraria and similars). It worth the 75% off sale price, not more.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
492.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
I have almost 500 hours played for this game. It has some fiddly bits, but I think there is plenty to reccomend this.

I'm not sure exactly how I would describe it; "town builder lite"? It is an excellent game for wasting a few hours then putting it away until you get the bug again. It is great comfort food, and if you pick it up on sale price, you're getting a great deal.

The main con up front: Pathfinding can be annoying...especially as you fill the earth with miles of tunnels and shafts. This can be alleviated by closing off old paths you don't use anymore, and putting thought into just how you develop your "settlement" and mining. It is not game breaking, but it can be annoying when you want one thing done and the dwarves instead run across the map to pick up a loose stone.

There is a large tech tree, which you advance by making whatever is cutting edge at the time. There are multiple tiers of armor, tools, weapons, structural components and acrhitectural items. Dwarves themselves have up to three skills each, so you should put thought into what skills you give them. Skills make a big difference and also affect which dwarves get sent to do which tasks. Between gear and skills you can make dwarves very effective if you plan them out.

You can directly control one dwarf at a time, and that is very useful for speed purposes (especially since they don't have to run back to a stockpile to grab items you want them to place on the map), but in general, you set up tasks and the dwarves do for themselves. You explore, do a LOT of mining, build, cook, fight, and perform other tasks. Your "goal" is to build a transport gate from one world to the next. There are multiple worlds, and each provides some interesting twists. There's a generic world, also an ice, desert, and underdark-type maps. There are also escalating enemy attacks that portal in every (45 minutes?) that you have to prepare for.

Overall, this is a nice addition to your game stable if you would like a break from more complex town sims. I also like that graphically it is clean and attractive, which many of the popular town sims are not.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
37.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Fun game. Unfortunately marred as a contender for worst multiplayer/co-op in video game history. This is what we waited years for? Owned.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Quick review for my Friends list, since this is on sale today.

Craft the World is a great little indie game! Elements of Terraria and base-building games like Dungeon Keeper, combined into something new. It's a slower-paced game than Terraria, and rewarding in a different way.

A great deal at $5.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
I can not recommend this game and it pains me to say that without even getting to expierence the gameplay itself due to a gamebreaking glitch. If you turn the game off of fullscreen it will offset your mouse to whee re you can not click play, option or anything other than Facebook and Twitter. I hope this is fixed so I can enjoy the game I payed for.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Craft the world is a fun game to play you start off with one dwarf and a knife and must build up from there. now to progress from a vietcong like hole in the dirt to a castle you need to advance on the tech tree, to do that you will need to make things belonging to that technology EXE. making basic stone works will advance you to advanced stone work sadly guns are only avablible in the last biome for some stupid reason. the "story" is some random a** dwarf saying the evil forces found us again thats it thats pretty much the only expostion you get.that said progressing is satisfying when you go from cowereing from goblins or skeletons to full on slaughtering them, the main threat to you is the monster horde, every Fourty mins or so a portal will open and a huge monster assault will happen i'm talkin' anything from basic zombies to huge or armoured skeletons weird eye monsters they will decimate you at the start crude clubs and wood armour don't really help when a gaint skeleton comes with a massive flail and starts S*** whipping every one... imagine that. though the biome your in also has specific enemies like the forrest world has goblins that look suspiciosly like native americans come to raid you are weird little furry eskimo tribes in the artic know one huge complaint is when dwarves have low health they will flee BUT sometimes they will stop mid flee and make a last stand you then yell at your screen YOU AREN"T A F****** SPARTAN FLEE DUMB*** but thats not the only problem after a while with all the mining building and what not your dwarves will be overwhelmed like one time i had a mine with a split one way went to S*** tons of oron the other a little coal and dirt you can't prioritize ores jobs or anything like that so i spent about 4 hours waiting for the iron to be mined because They went for the coal and dirt that section later gave me mithril but the point is you're dwarves get overwhelmed and might do the less contributing jobs first my last two points are A you need to build a totem to make a shelter so dwarves can sleep you can't just make single houses which if your under 50 percent comfort you constanly get rats and B the sisters in arms DLC should be FREELC anything it adds would literaly fit right in to any tech tree but then you wouldn't pay 5 dollars for female dwarves and a few pets would you 8/10 would be 9/10 if not for the stupid DLC rip-off
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Frankly, I'm not too keen on this. It looks good, but it plays... well its like it belongs on a phone. its like a really toned down version of dwarf fortress and terraria. a casual player will appreciate this, but only buy it at 50% off or more
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Fogg
24.9 hrs
Posted: September 28
I'm annoyed because the could have really been a good game but fell short. The Dwarf AI is garbage, they constantly will mine blocks they are standing on and fall, block themselves into tunnels, and poor group priority makes them into a digital joke about union workers. I guess it was worth it for $6.74, but the money would have been better spent to Starbound or Terraria.
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FingersofFury
14.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
A very fun and addictive casual game. Great for easy and relaxing time killing.
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Mashawh ♪♫♪
21.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
i made a castle!
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Zorp
48.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
dwarf fortress tower defense
(9/10)

+ funny / cute
+ rock solid gameplay
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Paco Kura ツ
22.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
cool survival game :) ! buy and enjoy this game because this game is soo beautiful and the gameplay is still easy
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Therr
156.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
Very similar to many other games but I can't really say which one, it is mainly similar to
2d world building game like terraria but also similar to dwarves in the sense one does not
directly control your characters and expand and defend one's home.

It is quite slow in progression and can be tedious at times, especially at and in larger maps,
and more dwarves doesn't not mean more working power, many times only a single dwarf wil go
to work on a large task leaving others doing nothing, and many times they will behave like
lemmings and you have to teleport them around to get them to places or worse they will
kill themselves trying to pick up garbage. Also there isn't a great feel of end game or final
progression, it doesn't feel particulary good to complete or nearly complete a level.

All in all the enjoyment of exploration and base building and defending it is worth the cost
and time one puts into this game.
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Deo
137.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
+++
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