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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Mostly Positive (185 reviews) - 75% of the 185 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Nov 24, 2014

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May 26

DLC and a free update are coming out!

We've got two news for you - DLC and a free update are coming out!

The first news is that right now we are working on our first DLC!
It will be called "Sisters in arms" and it will contain new dwarf characters, items and creatures with new features and much more!

And the second news is that we are preparing a free update for you, and it will be a quite big with new creatures and game mechanics!

Stay tuned for the updates!

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April 21

Update 1.2.010

Update 1.2.010

+ Improved dwarves pathfinding.
+ Added brand new biome filled by disgusting bugs for cooperative walkthrough and PvP. You gain an unique loot in case of victory.
+ Improved dwarves AI regarding to pathfinding and probability to fall down while climbing and walking on bridges.
+ Now you can send resources to another player at the biome. You should select particular cell with resource in the craft dialog and press button to the right several times depending to the number of transferring resources.
+ Added chat for multiplayer. Now you can press Enter and send messages to another player at the biome.
+ Improved interface of the craft dialog. Craft button icon now show current action: placing a recipe, crafting an item or disassembling an item.
+ Resources gained by dwarves become temporarily unavailable for another player to steal them.
+ The items made by one player are inaccessible for some time for collecting by another player.
+ Restart level button now unavailable at the biomes.
+ Fixed cases of discrepancy of a Tech Tree with the current world.
+ Fixed some cases at which dwarves passed through the Beware Sign.
+ Fixed incorrect displaying of waiting multiplayer icon over the main stockpile.
+ Fixed: if the monsters attack block and one of the dwarves attack the same block (but don’t destroy it) the block ceases to break.
+ Fixed generation of the biomes chests in the air.
+ Fixed several bugs with opening chests at the boost rooms and magic forest spell at the biomes.
+ Mithril ingots replaced with mithril ore in the soul keeper recipe.
+ Dark lord at the forest biome now can call up zombies. Added colonies of giant ants.
+ Other minor fixes and improvements.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • 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
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: 10.9
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Recently Posted
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Useless tutorial, Just don't what I am doing. Dwarves won't eat, Sleep they are dying on me and I can't help them.
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Skumbag Lego
( 31.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Great managment game! Very addictive! I bought it when it was on sale, and it was definitely worth it!
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( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
There is no multiplayer in this world, it is in beta. The steam co-op is a misleading.U have to play around 3 hours until u can build something for multiplayer. buy thins on sale not worth the money. Also ther is a terrible AI
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( 41.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Fantastic game!
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( 1,438.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Very good game allows creativity can use a lot of time but carrying on is worth it. The games like a sim platform game and seems to have no probs multiplaying is still in progress and seems to run a bit slow to very fast but the add ons might improve it
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Clubdemonlord II
( 28.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I have lost track of time playing this game my only meh part about it is that wood seems to be a major issue on snow worlds as to me it seems very diffcult to survive after waves and the skill tree could be messed with so you can progress fast
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General Walricorn
( 19.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Desperately needs more micromanagment.
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( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
i bought this game only for coop and multy, and there is no server, impossible host a game just after 4-5 h of games u can build an object that allow u to play with a friend in an istance for max 30 min rlly bad bad bad implementation. DOnt trust of "NOW WITH MULTIPLAYER" on steam store! Waste of money

if u want to play single player the game seems the copy of terraria and gnomoria but definitely not bad!
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( 24.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Lacks depth. The technology tree is interesting at first, but after you beat the first level there really isn't anything else to hold your interest.

I can really only reccomend this game if it were less than 5 bucks. Definitely not worth 20.
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( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
The game has constant bugs in the sound randomly cutting out. The dwarf AI keeps getting confused.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
174 of 241 people (72%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
I've played Craft The World twice, in two sittings, the two of them equal the playtime you see with this review.
What the hell was I doing? Why is this review negative?
I got roped in, I got sucker-punched with the all too psychologically powerful allure of mobile-game design.
I understand that phrase is considered an ill one in the gaming community, it smacks of tedium, tasks drawn out to the most painful extent possible, and constant, tiny, new goals that move you a modicum forward for dozens of minutes of effort.

That's really what it is. I mean, what's here is done fairly well.

Your dwarves are automated little cretins with terrible AI who go out, collect resources that you assign them to collect, build what you want them to build, and come back to sleep in their shelter when their health is low, or eat food after they've exerted themselves and built up some of them good old munchies. The game works, it's relatively bug free (I had one crash, and sometimes dwarves get stuck trying to get out of water, that's about it), the mechanics are fluid, and the game is generally competent. Whoopee.
At first it's impossibly addictive. This game is deceptively simple, and what I mean by that is that there's a great illusion here of this game having a lot to it at first, you look at the fairly large tech tree, the needs and behaviors of your dwarves, the monster waves with the promise of "tower defense" style strategy, and mechanics like farms and being able to husband animals in them.

It's fairly cool at first look, but everything here is surface level. There's very little automation of tasks, you can't instruct your dwarves to automatically sheer sheep, or plant, harvest, and replant wheat, or automatically build and rebuild structures. I'm kind of stretching here, but with games of this type, I expect a certain amount of ease of use features to make it more fluid to play, but like I said, this is a mobile-style game, meaning they WANT you to perform as many actions as possible to drag out the playtime.
That basically means doing every little simple thing takes a very large amount of button presses, if you want to craft something, you first have to manually arrange the recipe yourself, then craft it, then drag it to a hot bar, then place it, then wait for your dwarves to put it down, after they've dropped it off at the stockpile, then picked it up, and finally gotten on their way.

It's that kind of maddening tedium that somehow becomes addictive for a brief period of time, and in my tiredness and desire for something completely mindless to distract me it did its job, but when I finally finished the first level, I felt a profound sense of disappointment and a total lack of feeling of accomplishment when the endgame portal appeared with a ludicrous green "EXIT" sign above it.

There's not much to get out of this game, moment to moment it will suck the minutes away from you as you fiddle away with its time wasting mechanics, but the game isn't difficult, it doesn't require much thought, the combat is mindless and so is defending yourself against the hordes of enemies that appear. I felt tired after playing this game (yes I know I spent an insane amount of time in single sittings on it).
Honestly I really don't know what was going through my head, it must have been my profoundly apathetic mood at the time, but somehow I slogged through this game twice a year apart.

I'm still completely confounded by it. My soul drifts through the aether looking for answers it will never have.
I don't recommend this game. If you want to waste your time go play Skyrim or something, or hell, play Dungeon Keeper or Terreria or anything that has an actual sense of accomplishment.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
240.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I absolutely love this game. Been playing it on and off for a fair amount now, maybe a year in total.
It's a bit like Sims, you'll go out marathoning it, then maybe put it down for 3 months, but then you find another update and you're right back into it.

Though I think this is the longest I've been playing it because of the new Biomes feature. Skip off to another world with/out friends; destroy and strip mine the place- come back and you've got a bounty of goods waiting for you to start your crafting all over.

I've built libraries, castles, bridges and countless other things. With the new updates it all gets better.

I love this game and honestly have spent WAY longer than I probably should on it hahaha. The time you see there is literally a 6th of my actual game time because I started on my mate's account, loved it so much I bought it myself.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
A simple yet fun game, you control a horde of dwarves in a randomly generated world gathering supplies and building stuff. Unlike games like Terraria and Starbound, you don't gather the supplies or fight yourself. Instead, you instruct the dwarves to do everything, which they may or may not do at their leisure. I've often had them gathering something only for them to stop doing so after making their first run back tot he stockpiles only to stand around and wait for you to give them another command when there are still things to be gathered. Even so, it's not often enough that it's a major issue as much as a minor annoyance. There's a distinct lack in the game telling you how to accomplish things, however. In the first mission, the game tells you to make a totem and build a home, but doesn't tell you that you have to reach level 4 first to do so and it will just give you one.
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16 of 26 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Do not buy for Multiplayer. The Multi player setup really sucks. We played for an hour last night trying to get to the point to be able to play together.......No bueno, almost there. Then looked up Gameplay trailers for aren't even working WITH your buddy, you are on the Opposite side of the map. Yes, you both have to kill the monster in the middle, but by the time you get to him, you've already unlocked and geared and dont need your buddy. Fun game, Bad multiplayer attempt.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
42.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Surprisingly a very very fun game. Tons (TONS) of crap to craft to fill your settlement, lots of enemies which are just the right difficulty, and a very well thought out variety of stuff to encounter. Love this game, like Dwarf Fortress simplified!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Craft the World is a wonderful little game that takes some thought and consideration, yet enough to work through without it all being handed to you like many other games. At it's core, it's like many other games, Minecraft, Terraria, Starbound even, but takes a slower pace.

Worth watching twitch/youtube before buying, but I'm well pleased with this purchase.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
very "easy on the eyes" grafix, great detail. mechanics work very smooth. Dwarf AI can be a bit annoying when you have alot in one area. Excelent crafting inventory and easy to place objects. Love the dwarf voices, kinda humerous. If you remember Limmings back in the day, it plays similar but they wont fall to there death.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I think I have played enough of this game to give a good expination on what the game is about what its cons and pros are. so forth.

Let me start with the
*No multiplayer
*Constant Problems (needs, Waves of enimies, Such)
*Bad AI (Their ai will tell them to go into a hole. and go back and forth for about an hour then get out saying im hungry)
*Difficult to control Dwarfs. (Tell them to go somehwere? they'll go. but in the hardest way possible.)
*No fast Foward button (Or i don't see it but while the game is going. the button to make the game go faster is non existant.)

* Fun game to get into.
*Fun backstory
* good time killer (Playing for alittle bit)
*Nice Mechanics (Build your own bit)
* artistic style is nice

So my recomindation towards this game. Is a middle. If they changed some of the things that was listed then maybe the game would be a 100% Thumbs up. But for the mean time. it is a little tedious to play with. If they added their multiplayer then that would be more interesting. while the game is fun in its own way. There are ways that the developers could make it so much better. Personally what they could do for a start. is work on the dwarfs AI. The AI is a little bit a pain to work with. but when they go they will go. While the game is fun. My recomindation towards this game is going to be a Thumbs up, and a Thumbs Down. If the developers could fix the problems. then yes this game would and can be a really good game. but for now

My rating of this game is a Thumbs up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
If you like sandboxy, tech-tree type games where you're in a constant cycle of harvesting --> crafting --> unlocking new technologies --> harvesting, you'll like this game. It's well-balanced, you're constantly advancing, and there's a nice amount of surprises, and the mechanics are cleanly executed. Definitely recommended, ESPECIALLY on such a deep discount this summer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
this games adorable.. dwarf ai is not greatest but working around it adds abit beaty and challenge to the game.. if you like god sims + terraria this games for you.. if not well it aint the game for ya .
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