Blockland is a non-linear sandbox game with no set goals, giving players the freedom to design and construct elaborate structures. Styled as a tiny minifigure, players build inside of the virtual world using bricks reminiscent of toy blocks.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (3,113 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 28, 2007

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Blockland is a non-linear sandbox game with no set goals, giving players the freedom to design and construct elaborate structures. Styled as a tiny minifigure, players build inside of the virtual world using bricks reminiscent of toy blocks. These structures can be built in either a single-player or multiplayer (either online or through a local area network) setting.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or higher
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible graphics chip
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5 or higher
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
161 of 226 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
51.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
I found this game about five years ago (before it hit steam). The second I booted the game up I was having fun. I think I would of had 800+ hours on the game before steam. This was the video game that got me into video games. 10/10
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120 of 172 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
58.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
Gr8 game. However, you must realize this game is nothing without addons. The tools and bricks included within the game are basic. If you decide to purchase this game then you gotta go to the offical forums and get some addons!
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122 of 182 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
967.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
Many of the people complaining about development (or the game being generally boring/no-longer fun) are older users that have been playing for years. Stop it, people. You can't expect a game to stay fun forever.

Blockland is a neat game in my opinion. I have played it for a long time myself (bought it around 2009), but I still enjoy playing.
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42 of 55 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,005.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Everyone will hate you, you'll never learn how to properly play anything or do anything, you'll be banned for your attrociously high ID#, and you will overall die from aids. (rip in peace)

But hey, it's $10; I bought this back it was $20.

I'm glad I didn't wait.

You should be that you did.

now fail to find the understanding of why you bought this gg

Serious Recommendation: Make sure you have a friend(s) who own this game or you literally will have to win the lottery on finding someone who is cool enough to accept you as one of their own. You will most likely not get anywhere, otherwise.

Overall, this game isn't bad, just the community sucks mother♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ ass ♥♥♥♥er ♥♥♥♥. I'm apart of the reason, apologies, this game does weird stuff to you.

*I probably in the most literal sense have, like, over 3,000 hours logged onto this, but that's all before this was Greenlighted onto Steam. I'm an avid RPer, hmu if you buy this game and you are an avid RPer yourself, I usually play TTRPG, MERP, Dn/d/ gametypes, and spinoffs of either all three or made up completely with bits and pieces of those accumulated into it, as well as others inspired from various game titles, etc... I'll help you out.

If you buy this game, I hope you enjoy it. Good luck, and do not go gently into that goodnight.

moans
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82 of 125 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
A great sandbox game offering lots of fun in doing basically whatever you want.
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140 of 226 people (62%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
101.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
game called me a gay pirate 10/10
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
A great game with endless possibilities. Based on the LEGO system, but so much more than basic building, not only can you build anything you can imagine, but you can also add events like team Deathmatch themed for tons of games like TF2, CoD, and Battlefield, and much more. You can race in a realistic style race or you can set up a Mario Kart style race. Those are just a few examples of the versatility of this game. Also you can make your builds interactive, with lights/emitters to make your builds look great. Blockland is a game anyone who likes to be creative should try.
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96 of 155 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
161.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
i made shreck in this game 100/10
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58 of 92 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
I think a lot of the reviews compared it what it used to be. However, I got it pretty recently (within the past 3 months) and I think it's pretty good. The building and overall gameplay took me a while to get used to it, but it plays fairly easily after that. The building system is a bit annoying, but you get used to it. The game modes are pretty good, but most of them are optimized for multiplayer. Speaking of multiplayer, the overall amount of servers and activity is decent. There are a lot of servers with varying game modes. The community seems OK from what I've seen on the forums, so no complaint there. However, I wish this game had Workshop support and more updates. Even though there is no Workshop, mods are pretty easy to download, but since Return to Blockland was discontinued they are a bit harder to get to work. Overall, I'd recommend it with a 7.5/10
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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
478.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
I love this game but I absoltuely cannot reccomend it.

Don't get the "not reccomended" wrong - this IS a good game. But it's dying. Blockland is a game where 90% of the content is produced by the users in the form of mods. Badspot, for most of Blockland's history, actually helped these modders by modifying the game engine to better suit their creativity. This helped keep the tiny community alive. A service called RTB was released by a game modder called Ephialtes - it had a friends list, private chat messages, IRC, and allowed people to download mods directly to the game. This is probably the main reason Blockland had any form of community at all.

This has changed. Badspot released an update that would remove maps and replaced them with slightly improved graphics. Seems to make sense, since you can just build everything with bricks, right? In actuality, the brick limit is atrociously low - on the other hand, terrain could be set to loop indefinitely. We were able to get around this by making the terrain on maps and building on top of the terrain. Now, terrain can only be done by one of two methods:
1. Building it with bricks
2. Modular Terrain

Option #1 leaves vehicles entierely out of the question, because the vehicle physics are atrocious - they are guaranteed to get stuck over and over again, and there's little to no smooth slopes because bricks are boxy. You CAN make brick terrain look good, but it takes an insane amount of bricks and you'll likely hit the brick limit. You can phase right through a brick if you're going fast enough in a vehicle.
Map Terrain vs Brick Terrain: http://i43.tinypic.com/2rc1ulh.png

Option #2 is modular terrain, which is bricks that have smooth ramps. Slightly better, but it's ugly as sin and still contrained by the brick limit. You can also phase right through it if you're going fast enough in a vehicle.
Modular Terrain: http://pixpipeline.com/s/eaf878362c19.jpg

Lastly, Badspot will NOT fix many of the issues, most notably the ones above. The modding community has practically pushed the game to its limit. Badspot prefers to argue instead of fixing issues. Many of the good people have been driven away. The community has been stripped to a bunch of Fourchan weaboos who crack at least one 9/11 or holocaust joke every two minutes. There's many other problems with this game, but this is how calm criticism is handled at Blockland: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54466069/banned.png

Badspot accuses the people who don't like the game's development path of being "entitled" - but if anything, Badspot is entitled. These veterans produce most of the game's content in the form of gameplay. They host the game's servers for free. They are where all of the content comes from, and Badspot refuses to update the game to better suit their creative impulses. Blockland would never get anywhere without them.

Many major Blockland people have plain left due to these problems. People such as Ephialtes and Kalphiter. This game is great - but now, it's dying.

I wish Badspot or really anyone would make some kind of sequel and start all over again and get around the development problems.
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31 of 46 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
Blockland used to be one of my Favourite games, There were fun map with hidden secrets, The bedroom, The slopes and The kitchen, and you could always get add-ons with RTB (Return to blockland), an amazing site for finding cool mods. However, Things changed.
First of all, Actual maps were removed and only a flat baseplate was left standing. Although there's still structures that you can load up, they're simply no-where near as good as the original maps. This Meant that MP servers were now boring, as most modded gamemodes can't be played. I won't say that the community was ever perfect, it used to be good, but now RTB is abandoned and Blockland servers are basically empty shells of what they used to be. There's also the fact that the blocks that can be used to build are practically LEGO Blocks, which means that even building simple square houses is a tedious process. Overall, Blockland is a true gem lost in time, what used to be a thriving gaming community has become a desolate wasteland and has fallen prey to Money-Hog Developers that can't be bothered to fix their already ruined game.
3/10 would not have One of my favourite games ruined again.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
22.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Okay. What i'm about to tell you actually ♥♥♥♥ing happened.

I joined an rp server with 15 people. At first i was confused, and went around being a general knob, stealing cars, sitting on people, ect. Somehow i didnt get banned for fail RP. After about an hour of observing these people mingle around, I decided to join in. I sat with them as they put some dude on trial for some reason. Then, everyone got in a treehouse and there was lava and blah blah blah it was interesting, but this isnt the best part. So, after this, everyone started to properly RP. People went to their houses, got their cars, ect. Intrigued by this, I decided to stalk an unsuspecting household and observe everyday life in Blockland. Soon enough, they relised i was watching them, and they dubbed me 'the stalker under the porch' and 'the creepy guy by the window'. I stood around, holding a bunny doll and staring motionlessly in at them. After a while, I managed to get into their house. I stayed low, and snuck around, eating their pizza. Soon enough though, they found me. I retreated into a corner, under their stairs. And they locked me in. Kept me as their pet. I couldnt escape, i couldnt move, i couldnt run. But they fed me and talked to me, and I gave up hope on ever getting out. After a while they got bored and buggered off (they let me out after some persuasion though). After another hour of building my own ♥♥♥♥♥♥ yellow house, i returned to their house, and they welcomed me in this time. They let me use their toilet, watch tv, and partay all night. Some rocket launcher spammers came along but they were soon banned, and the partay carried on. At one point, they embedded me into some concrete like Han Solo in Star Wars. But they let me out eventually. They were cool people, and thats rare to find in a game. And then, some guy came along and told me to follow him. So i followed him, and he led me to his house. He told me to be a baby. I was confused at first, but then he locked the doors, somehow shrunk me, and made me crawl around, typing baby noises in chat, and chilling in a crib he made. It was ♥♥♥♥ing scary. And i really couldnt escape. After a while he took me to town in his car. I could only crawl around the place, so i happily accepted the transport away from that guys creepy ♥♥♥ house. Now i just needed to lose this guy (without failing rp). The guy crashed the car, and i snuck off, claiming i was a scared and confused baby. Thats where everything went to ♥♥♥♥. I engaged operation 'Grand Theft Baby', stole a car, a gun, and as my baby self, i hit the road. This pedo guy tried looking for me with his jetpack, but i hit the hills and quietly disconected from the game.

This was one ♥♥♥♥ing server. I spent 4 hours on 1 ♥♥♥♥ing server having the creepiest yet most fun time of my life. Not to mention the fact that i went insane from the fact that the house i was stalking had some wierd radio playing a song about tacos on repeat. (at one point it glitched out and amplified like 100 times; my ears bled...)

This was ONE ♥♥♥♥ing server. There are other great servers, such as the battlefield-esque dogfighting server, or the knife TDM server. This game is absolutley incredible. Not to mention the incredible options for creativity and modding in single player (addons galore!), and the wonderful destruction physics!

This game is a must have if you like RP, multiplayer games in general and creative games. Its incredible fun, i played 9 ♥♥♥♥ing hours on my first day of owning it. I love Blockland, and though it may be dying player wise, its still one hell of a time!

Its like Lego, Gmod and Roblox had a baby!

Oh yeah, and, for whatever ♥♥♥♥ing reason, you can get an achivment called 'gay pirate' for wearing a pink pirate hat. WTF!?

10/10 IGN

No seriously, like 8/10 (its buggy, its dying, but as i said, its a hell of a time!)
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
All of my 14 hours have been spent flying jeeps, airplanes and throwing footballs to my friends. I have built nothing xD
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
It's a really nice old game I played back in 2009. The more creative you get, the more fun it becomes however the modding community is what makes the game fun and unique from any other game.

Anyway, I regretted buying it because:


-I bought a 4 pack for three other friends

-everyone who i bought the game for didn't play it

-I had to use extra money to buy this 4 pack

-now im heartbroken and i regretted buying this

pls donate if you pity me

[Also, this is a serious review. Whoever thought that this is funny is heartless.]
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
104.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
you build something cool, a admin gets jealous, he bans you with the reason "lol you suck"
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
138.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
when i played the demo it was very fun! until it came on steam and later on i buyed it, played it, etc! i mark this game as a good game
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
363.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
This game is a good game IF: You put in the time to learn it. I have put about 5 months into this game outside of steam, and I still love it. I feel like I can get more out of it the more I play it.

I am going to address most of the things the negative reviews are saying about this game.

1. Minecraft is better

In this game it is hard to build things that look good, but you can make things in much greater detail than in minecraft. The building in this game is superior to minecraft's building. You can build things with dozens of different bricks (not including brick mods) unlike minecraft that just has a standard block with different textures and a few other detail blocks like fences. Minecraft has a terrible combat system that makes it awful for mini games. This game has amazing combat elements. You can do anything in this game in minecraft, but not nearly as well or easily. Minecraft combat and minigames feel cheap and not very well put together. I personally hate minecraft, but that does not make it a bad game. It is a good survival sandbox game, but it ends there. Anything above that can be done better in so many other games.

2. The developer is awful

Who cares, you are buying the game not the developer. If you are not on the forums and arn't stealing anyones keys or doing something that would get you banned from any other multiplayer game on steam, you will be fine. I have never had a problem with the developer at any time.

3. The community is awful

I really have not noticed this outside of the forums, and even so, it is mostly the drama section of the forums that is awful. It depends on the server you go on of course, but the whole community is not awful. The bad community in this game consists of the ones that keep complaining about how terrible the developer and community is. I don't see them doing anything to make it better, they just tick off the developer with their constant complaining which I find makes me angry as well. I don't even deal with a hundreth as much as the developer does, so excuse him for for being cranky sometimes.

If you look for terrible people in a community you will find terrible people in a community. If you look for awesome people in a community you will find awesome people in a community.

4. Not enough content/game is dying

Not true. Since this game has been on steam only over a year at the time of this review, the community has more than trippled. Dying? ok sure. More people means more mods and servers. Mods are so easy to install in this game, and it is the only game that I do not find it to be a hassel to do so. People have modded the game so heavily that it does not even feel like the same game anymore. This game is fairly dependant on mods, but it has some VERY good mods.

5. Terrain/interriors replaced with shaders and it ruined the game

Terrain and interriors were not all that great. Like really they were ok for a few servers, but I only used the flat maps and built my own terrain. They simply were not easy to build on in many cases which happens to be one of the main points of the game. The shadows and shaders look amazing and are also moddable. Even if you cannot run them, it does not take away from the game. There is an environment editing GUI that allows you to edit the lighting, weather, fog, ground texture/color, water level, and other things. One of the most used maps before the removal of terrain was adjustable plate which was the same thing as the environment edit GUI but not as good.

And finally...

This game is great if you put the time in to learn it and have friends to play with. Most of the time I have put into this game I have played without friends, so they are not required to have fun. There are times when there are not many interesting servers to join, but even then you can just host your own. Don't listen to those complaining about the community and the dev. If you like building and or a casual FPS I would highly recommend this game. There have been times when I did not build for months playing this game, and I just enjoyed the fighting/shooter servers.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
*Buys game for $10* (or $12 including because it's in American $), *Can't even play multiplayer with me friends* 11/10 - IGN
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Great game, but don't use the forums. You've been warned.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
The community has descended into an autistic ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
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