Vox is a voxel based, action, adventure and creation game with a big focus on player created content and in-game customization on all game objects, such as characters, items, weapons, equipment, monsters, NPCs, world terrain, scenery, quests, etc. Come and explore your imagination!
User reviews: Mixed (247 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 12, 2013

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“Vox is in alpha and still highly in development and will continue to be updated on a regular basis. Currently the core features of the game are implemented and are in the current version such as character creation, world editing, item/weapon/equipment creation and editing. Also all the main gameplay elements such as crafting, questing, talking to NPCs and monster hunting are available. Multiplayer is working in the current version, although it is missing some modes and functionality (CTF mode and full co-op gameplay)

Stuff that is not yet implemented but will be coming soon in future updates:
* Quest editor.
* Monster editor.
* Improved multiplayer modes.
* Item library sharing and downloading of community content.
* Much more content!
* Improved and more world biomes.

For more updates on development of Vox, please follow @AlwaysGeeky.”
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About This Game

Vox is a voxel based, action, adventure and creation game with a big focus on player created content and in-game customization on all game objects, such as characters, items, weapons, equipment, monsters, NPCs, world terrain, scenery, quests, etc.

Come and explore your imagination!

Features

Vox features a completely customization in-game voxel engine that is used to power all the content in the game, this means everything from characters, monsters, items, weapons, flowers, trees and even the world itself is all made from the same basic voxel objects. This means that as a player you are able to edit and customize all of these items using the in-game 'voxel editor'. Don't like the look of the fancy new sword you have just looted? That's fine just open it up in the voxel editor and change it to how you want it to look! You can also decorate your house and the world with as much custom scenery as you like all made using the very same voxel editor. All the objects and content in Vox is there for you to play around with and customize to your heart's content.

Main features of Vox:
  • Full 100% character creation. Use preset parts, or completely build a character from scratch, block by block.
  • Generate dynamic and random worlds that are fully destructible, every single block can be edited.
  • Different and distinct world biomes: forest, jungle, desert, snowy mountains, tundra, floating islands, graveyard, frozen wasteland, and more planned...
  • Weapon/item/equipment customization.
  • 'Zelda' style 3D targeting and combat camera lock-on system.
  • Play in first person or 3rd person camera modes.
  • Mining and world exploration to find hidden treasures.
  • Advanced rendering shaders including deferred rendering, SSAO, shadows, dynamic lighting, depth of field.
  • Villages with NPCs and a questing system.
  • Crafting system.
  • Character progression and leveling system.
  • Monsters, bosses, dungeons.
  • Monster editor.
  • Quest editor.
  • NPC creator.
  • Multiplayer modes (co-op and PVP).

As Vox is still in alpha expect these features to change and more functionality to be added as the game progresses during development. Content and story elements are going to be added throughout the development of Vox and the ability to share your custom content and upload/download new content that other players have created will soon be made available.

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"If you like Minecraft you will love this!"

"Vox is taking player created content to the next level. It's refreshing to play a sandbox game with such a high level of customization and I found myself lost in the depths of creating my own custom character for hours, before I even dived into the main game mode."

"While still super early and not without its problems, Vox is already showing lots of promise and continues to develop at an extraordinary pace, I shall be keeping a close eye on this one."

Community

Vox is built on community support and the Community and Workshop features of Steam are used to enhance the Vox experience even further.

Featuring the amazing artwork of Dracula Fetus for the Steam Trading Cards, emotes, profile badges and the profile background rewards.


Achievements and Steam Workshop integration will be added at a later stage as well as stat tracking and item sharing via Steam.

A game by @AlwaysGeeky.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9.0c compatible graphics card, capable of running shaders.
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: May not be compatible with low specification laptops or integrated graphics cards.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.66 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 280, ATI HD 4800 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: May not be compatible with low specification laptops or integrated graphics cards.
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Early Access Review
Ok, i bought this game not too long ago, despite the reviews because i saw it had some promise. I thought the system in it to make your own block and design your own armor and weapons via voxel editing was pretty neat. This has been a growing trend in video games as of late. I also thought it was pretty neat that you could build your character like you could. Again, pretty neat. Thought i saw something on the unity asset store just like it.

Now that the nice stuff is out of the way...

The game is broken. It crashes, constantly. EVERYONE is having those problems. Have some fan boys here, but lord are they really niave to think that this is how normal development is supposed to work. I'm an indie developer. I have an upcoming title that i have been working on, and already have the networking code framework complete and ready to be fleshed out with instantiating objects and players and world events and all that sweetness. Needless to say i have been at this for quite some time. I have 3d modelling experience, animation and loads of forum management, community management, and server management experience. A decade worth.

And I know when people are jerking me around for the most part.

Now. I burned myself a tad. But thats ok. I mean, i bought a chucklefish game for the gods sake...

I bought this game without first looking at their forums. And when i played the game, it crashed. It was a laggy piece of ♥♥♥♥. I could be lucky if i could find anything that didn't look like a cruddy generic weapon. (Pretty sure i was meant to make my own. so not really a big deal.) And like many others couldn't run the game without a CTD within 5 minutes which is tell tale of a memory leak.

So what do i do? Look on steam forums. See they are pretty quiet. "Hey lets check out the website and see what is happening there!" Website looked pretty damn good. It represented its game well, and misrepresented it at the same time.

Its misrepresentation is pretty much the same as the misrepresentation on the steam store. There is no multiplayer. It was disabled last build because of some issues and stuff like that or something. Not a big deal because they are saying they are going to bring it back next update...

Now when i say they, i mean y2bcrazy, because this alleged other developer "AlwaysGeeky" is either never on steam posting, or they are really the same person and its and anonymous shield for y2bcrazy to deflect hate with. Which is a pretty sound tactic if you have feelings... Feelings are obsolete and have no place in the gaming industry. There is a difference between caring about your community and letting your feelings run your business. But lets not talk philosophy.

Now here is the cold harsh impression of the game and the developers that everyone has been waiting for..

I checked their forums.. They were filled to the brim with over 2k plus PORN BOTS. They deteriorated so ♥♥♥♥ing bad that if i had checked those forums before buying the game, i would have never bought it and the rest of you poor guys would not be reading this review, and would probably most likely be making a huge mistake. I mentioned it on the steam forums for them, and got an answer, which was surprising after seeing the state of the forums... His response to the forums porn issue? Shut them off. He took them down, Those forums no longer exist. Took the easy way out.

BUT WAIT! Theres more! I even offered on the steam forums to help them. Added y2bcrazy and AlwaysGeeky as a friend, And told y2bcrazy when he accepted about all the ♥♥♥♥ i can do and would have even sent them screenshots of a lot of my work when they replied.

I got flat out ignored. I would have helped them clean up their forum and get it properly secured which would have taken me about 20 minutes tops.

The end result. These "Developers" are ♥♥♥♥ing lazy. I know how hard it is to develop a game. I have been doing it by my damn self with nobodies help for a while now. I know its not easy unless you count grass simulator or shower with your dad simulator...

But there is really no freaking excuse for not checking your forums and your site and letting them deteriate that damn far... None. Get some volunteer mods. Childs play. Risking your forums being defaced by a rogue mod who might not even have access to an admin CP is nothing compared to having your professional image sullied by porn bots.

Thier excuse is they are re-working the game engine. I'm sorry, but i don't believe them at this point. That, and they are "developing a game they want to play..." See now, that strikes close to my heart, because i am developing a game i want to play aswell. BUT it irritates me to NO ♥♥♥♥ING END, when people use that as an excuse to treat people who are asking questions, (even if they are being rude.) like dog ♥♥♥♥. It is unprofessional. It is disgusting, they use that saying like it is a catch all to describe how much they care about their project but then contradict themselves when they treat their customers (again even the rude customers.) ♥♥♥♥ poorly. It is like saying "I really care about my game but i don't care if people don't buy it because i'm a public ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥."

ProTip: If you can't be understanding of frustrated customers, either hire a community manager who can, or go back to working your day job at McDonalds and stay the hell out of the game industry. Seriously, if you can't simply hire someone or select a volunteer to be the voice of your passionate hot headed devs, you don't belong here. But you probably won't listen to me anyway. Have fun filing for bankruptcy with your mom at the age of 25... That will probably be embarrasing.

Pros:
Customization is only as limited as your imagination, EPIC.

Cons:
Lazy ♥♥♥♥ Devs.
Waste of money, ♥♥♥♥.
multiplayer is disabled because, ♥♥♥♥.
Quests are ♥♥♥♥.
Monsters are ♥♥♥♥.
Resource gathering, Seriously ♥♥♥♥.
Memoryleak, ♥♥♥♥.
Not mod friendly, ♥♥♥♥.
Third to first person camera control, horrible ♥♥♥♥.
Character doesn't actually aim where your camera is facing, basic ♥♥♥♥.
Devs treat customers on the steam forums who only want to know what the hell is going on like, YOU GUESSED IT. ♥♥♥♥.
Fanboys who will roll over and accept any excuse like they know what development is all about, Again, ♥♥♥♥.

Maybe if you sacrifice your first born son, you might get something worth while out of this game. MAYBE.

I understand the game isn't finished. But when hell freezes over and my great grand children are down there licking yellow snow cones and starbound hits 1.0 and is everything chucklefish ever promised us with actual results instead of excuses and a useless ♥♥♥♥♥♥ blog...*Breathe in...* (Well maybe not the starbound part, that is really unfair... I guess.)

Basically. I will change this review if the game turns out to actually be worth changing it for. ♥♥♥♥ i'm not even mad about this game. So here you have it. My review. Enjoy spending your money elsewhere.

"Oh but dragir, you only have two hours ingame!"

So what? One of the devs only has 20 hours. I'm pretty sure i am not missing out on anything. And i doubt anyone can really run it that long. Rebooting the game every five damn minutes from CTD is a waste of my time. Until its fixed i will be spending my time on things that matter. I also don't need to play the damn game to form an opinion when there are numerous youtube videos and lets plays all over the place that i can form an opinion from. Pick another arguement from your hat of straw men.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Early Access Review
No news for about 8 months or so.. seems abandoned..

Prove me wrong and I'll change this review!


Edit:
No news ON STEAM for about 9(now) months or so.. seems abandoned to anybody who doesn't follow this guy on twitter.. please give us some updates here aswell since not everybody is THAT excited about this game so that we want to follow you on twitter..
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Early Access Review
Hasnt been updated since 07/2014...
Might aswell play the successor to this game called "Trove"
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Early Access Review
Disappointing. Thats it.
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39 of 54 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2014
Early Access Review
Update: 22 december 2014:

Just installed again to check. Walk in one direction for a few minutes and bam, down it goes with a crash again. This game has been massively unstable for the whole over a year period it has been available on steam. Don't buy it.

30 April 2014 - release of v0.50.

I'm changing my review. Previously I was saying I believed in the developer and that he would get the game in a good state eventually but it's buggy and crash-prone now so only buy it if you want to support the dev, not to play it because you can't.

Well scratch that. The new version today locked up my computer when I first entered the world so I had to use the reset button on the PC, causing me to lose some unsaved work.

There have been too many versions; too much time has passed. I no longer think the developer is capable of creating a game that doesn't crash. I'm not wasting any more of my time on this rubbish or defending it to people, telling them it will eventually be ok. I don't think it will.

Do not buy this game. It crashes all the time. I do not think it will ever be fixed despite fairly frequent updates.

Steer clear of anything this developer makes.
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40 of 66 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
Early Access Review
horribly optomized, and the game creator doesnt respond to emails, i really want my money back. This is absolute crap
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54 of 95 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
Early Access Review
DO NOT GET THIS GAME!!!!! Very Terrible. Crashed like crazy. Copied Cube Worlds. Get Cube Worlds instead of this crap
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40 of 72 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 22, 2014
Early Access Review
NOTICE: This game is a work in progress. In buying it you are investing in further development, which you will benefit from as the game is updated as certain development milestones are reached. Being an Early Access title expect random crashes and bugs. Ignore all neagative reviews complaining about the bugs, apparently some people don't understand what Early Access means.

Vox as its title suggests, is a voxel-based sandbox game in the same category as Infiniminer and Minecraft. The game uses a more rastarized art style as apposed to the more blocky style of Minecraft. The game engine uses modern shader effects and lighting in ways Minecraft doesn't without a GLSL Mod. Where Vox differentiates itself from Minecraft is its focus on adventure and role-playing. Instead of starting the game as one character which you cutomize with skins, you create a new character the way you would in most other RPGs and give that character a name. You then create the world you want to enter and you're given some control over the biomes and overall size of the worlds you create.

Each new game starts you out in a town populated by named NPCs. Chests with loot litter the nearby countryside, whcih gives you some nice starting gear. Some of the chests are monsters, so be aware of this when looting them. Combat uses a Zelda-style lockon which helps in aiming your attacks, especially when using the bow and arrow. Sound effects at the moment during combat are minimal, though this may change throughout the development cycle of the game.

Vox has a fairly detailed crafting system which has some similarities to Minecraft, but goes a few steps further and also allows you to make improvements to certain times like tools and weapons. Like Minecraft you smelt ores you've harvested into bars which you then use to craft items. You can also harvest plants and harvest wood. You can also edit any item in your inventory at virtually any time.

Sound wise, Vox is baren with just a single repeating upbeat tune that drones on during the day, and a more melodic and slow tune that plays at night. Day and night cycles go by rather quickly, hopefully this will be fixed, and nighttime doesn't seem to change the game much. Its not like Minecraft where nightime becomes hazardous for the player if you haven't built shelter. This may also change in the future. I'm hoping for more variety in the music rather than the SNES-esque tune that plays now. Over time it can become annoying and you'll find yourself turning the music volume down most times.

Overall, Vox holds immense promise so I recoomend that anyone who likes Minecraft please spend some pocket to get this game and help contribute its further development. Additionally, I much give the developer kudos for making the engine for this game open-source. We need to see more of this.
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2014
Early Access Review
Vox is a strange experience, at first it was so bare-bones that I must admit I thought it would fail, because it was ridden with bugs and not that playable.

Now it's playable, enjoyable and starts to take form, it's awesome and it's bright colors are fun. Creating and editing objects with their voxels is quite fun.

IF you expect a minecraft RPG, you'll be dissapointed, but if you want a fun voxel based game where you can edit/create and build/mine everything you see, you'll sure have fun.

Waiting for more features, more quests but overal a very good start!
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2014
Early Access Review
I know it's early access but this game should not be unplayable on my machine. I wasn't even able to test gameplay - just got cards then deleted it from HDD. For now I just wasted some money and got fooled.
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12 of 22 people (55%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2014
Early Access Review
I have been playing the games on Win7 64bit and have had very few issues. It has crashed a few times but not enought to make me stop playing the game. The crashes abort your current quest but your inventory and the world inventory stays intact. So if you stored stuff in chests its still there after the crash.

The customization of the character is the fun part. This allows you to create an avatar of your choice. Although as you get armour, helmets, boots and gloves they will cover your customizations. I added a thumb to my hand that stuck out but when you added a glove that disappeared.

Crafting is detailed and you can make a lot of equipment, weapons, armour, potions and even furniture.

This is definitly worth the money and have already gotten value for money.

Well done, keep up the excellent work.
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15 of 28 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
Early Access Review
I'll gladly change my review when they optimize this game. I don't get all of the glitches and crashes that everyone else gets, but the game runs extremely slow unless it is set to the lowest settings, in which case it's unplayable because it's impossible to tell the blocks apart.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
Early Access Review
this game is made to have fun on my part and its just so fun i cant explain it although i dont play it much its not i dont like it but i dont have much time to play Vox.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 3, 2014
Early Access Review
I played this on a gaming computer and it ran on 9 Frames per second

Pile of crap.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2014
Early Access Review
Game Doesn't F--king Work (tm). (1/31/2014, version 0.43)

One of the pregen characters crashes the game. Starting a new game crashes the game. Going back to the main menu crashes the game. Whatever. Not recommended because the game doesn't work, not because I was able to get into the game and see how (not) fun it is.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2014
Early Access Review
The game is fun to play but a little bit crazy right now it it is pre alpha still so it does have problems right now but they are fixing it so if you want it but you dont know if it will work just wait.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2014
Early Access Review
This game seems pretty good and has potential. Steam workshop soon too! I think it needs more graphics settings.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2014
Early Access Review
it is cool!!
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2014
Early Access Review
Looks great..until you started running it..and the lagfest starts! Even with my a year old med tier gaming PC couldn't support this. May try again in maybe half a year's time to see if there's any improvement.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2014
Early Access Review
This game has great potential and looks like it will become something really fun.
However, it is in alpha and does have bugs and game breaking issues.
In the short amount of time I have been able to play, here is a couple.
Just playing the game causes the used memory to keep rising and rising. After just 10 minutes of play it will be using well over 1.3Gb of ram. Must have a memory leak somewhere, i'm sure it'll get fixed in future patches.
Also, I got an item called "Icarus Boots" (I think) and they let you fly. If you keep flying, you go higher than I believe you should and you can't see the ground or anything anymore.

All in all, very promising but remember, it still is in early alpha.
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