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 (3,399 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

Windows
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
265 of 312 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
23.5 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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93 of 115 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Great game, but don't use the forums. You've been warned.
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93 of 139 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
99.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
The game is about building anything you can imagine, it's a non-linear sandbox game in which the world is your canvas. Literally a blank canvas.

I've played this game since it was in vers. 8. I had the time of my life playing on all the deathmatch and freebuild servers and whatnot.

When I discovered addons and mods, I was amazed. People made all sorts of new vehicles, bricks, weapons etc. for the game. I decided I'd download some and try them out.

The one addon/mod I really enjoyed was Gamemode_Zombie. It was a L4D-style addon with all the zombie types (boomer, hunter, etc.) There was even a subway map made for it.

Now, there was this sort of client within the game called Return to Blockland (RTB). It included a friends list and an addon manager and even a public chat thing where you could talk to anyone that had RTB. It was overall just a neat way to chat with friends and find new addons.

But the game has taken a turn for the worse, I am afraid. Not too long ago, RTB was shut down. The friend system was no longer available and the mod downloader/manager was shut down as well. It was much harder to contact friends and see what addons were installed on your game. This made many people upset and the game just sort of died.

The game itself, though, had a decent amount of content. There were maps such as Kitchen, The Slopes, and Bedroom that you could explore. Now, these maps weren't made of bricks so that's what made them unique.

The V21 update changed this. Maps were replaced by nicer graphics and better shaders,
and to make up for the loss of maps we were given an empty slate to build on. The ground and skybox were, or /are/ customizeable with different textures and whatnot.

The loss of RTB and the maps has just led to the downfall of this game. The community has turned in to some sort of mix of a Tumblr/♥♥♥♥♥ drama-fest full of feels and oppression where everyone thinks they can flame and argue with each other to solve their problems.

I haven't played this game for about 2-3 months because there just isn't anything new or exciting to see and do and, as i stated in the previous paragraph, the community is just downright bad. The servers are low-quality with 99.9% of them being horrid Five Nights at Freddy's RPs and that last .1% being an actual good server with decent admins and choice of addons. (which honestly is hard to find, you should be happy if you actually manage to find or make one.)

I can't exactly recommend this game. Once it gets better (which it clearly never will), then maybe I'll change my review.

maybe.

I give this game a 7/10.

TL;DR
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-The game was good up until v21.

-Maps were awesome and now we just have a blank slate.

-There was a good community with a good amount of content.

-RTB closed down and everything went bad, especially the community.

-FNAF fanboys.

-tumblr party

-RIP, Blockland.

-7/10

sorry for the novel of a review.
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47 of 66 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
374.5 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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40 of 55 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Good sandbox games x3 i like it
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