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 (3,089 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
148 of 208 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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133 of 188 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
I played this game back when it wasn't on Steam, I was one of those annoying five-years-olds who destroyed other people's stuff. I had a one month membership on this game, and I played it non-stop (most likely over 200 hours total) for the short time I had it. After I ran out of the membership, I went to Roblox (bad idea, big war going on between Blockland and Roblox at that time). After I quit Roblox, I went to Minecraft. Then I (semi)quit Minecraft and went to Steam. After about two years on Steam, I found this game. I had wonderful flashbacks of how me and my cousin would destroy everything, and build it again, then destroy it, again and again and again. My previously mentioned cousin actually bought this game for me (props to you, my friend!) on steam and we played. Although a lot changed, almost to the point where I couldn't recognize it, I still had fun. The new maps were fun, the old maps were still fun, and the whole game had been transformed into a world of small communities and close friends. This is one of my favorite games right now, and I recommend it for my own story, but you should buy this game so you can make your own story, and in a few years, when you are a pro at Blockland, look back at this review and make your own. I know that sounds really cheesy, but seriously, we need to have fun with our games and tell the amazing times and adventures that we have in those games to show people why they should create their own. So, buy this game, right now. Make your own story. Make your own review. Do what I have done, tell others to do so. This is the perfect game for it, so much to do, so much to see. So, what are you waiting for, do it!
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110 of 160 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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120 of 180 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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40 of 52 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
998.3 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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138 of 220 people (63%) found this review helpful
6 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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80 of 123 people (65%) 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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27 of 34 people (79%) 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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93 of 150 people (62%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
160.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
i made shreck in this game 100/10
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115 of 189 people (61%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
42.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Makin' Pancakes, Makin' Lego Pancakes. Make Lego and I put it in a Pancake. Lego Pancakes, that's what I'm gonna make. LEGO PAAANCAAAAKES!


If you can find good mods for it, it's great. But they can be cumbersome to install and manage. What this game would really benefit from is Steam Workshop, but I don't foresee that happening.

I give a tenative recommendation to the Patient Builder who'll mod the game effectively.
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53 of 82 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
One of the erliest sandbox building games.
I've had a lot of fun in this one over the years!
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144 of 243 people (59%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
267.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Blockland is a worth-it kind of game where you are this little character who is able to build his OWN GAME inside of the game. It's also worth it seeing the fact that you can meet people on the way rather by joining someone's game or making your own. It's honestly what it says. It's YOUR world with YOUR own rules.
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79 of 129 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
This was one of the first games I bought when I got my first computer that could handle games. It was also the game I played the most! Buy it. Buy it now.
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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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72 of 118 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
78.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Good Game, although friends can get addicted, I still recommend this game XD
11/10
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27 of 38 people (71%) found this review helpful
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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21 of 28 people (75%) 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. Decided to redo my review.

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 limit 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. The modding community has practically pushed the game to it's 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.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
-i used to love this game so i thought; "Hey, I should buy this for my friends too!"

-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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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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