WindForge is a side-scrolling block-building game where you explore hostile skies in an ever-changing Steampunk world. Everything you see can be created or destroyed, creating an RPG without barriers that rewards creative problem solving and improvisation.
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Mixed (395 reviews) - 69% of the 395 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 11, 2014

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Reviews

“Windforge gets to a very hard place to reach.”
Kotaku

“There isn't much time to take in the majestic beauty when your makeshift airship is under attack by a flying whale.”
Polygon

“One of the best looking games at GDC in March.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

WindForge is a side-scrolling block-building game where you explore hostile skies in an ever-changing Steampunk world. Everything you see can be created or destroyed, creating an RPG without barriers that rewards creative problem solving and improvisation. Take off in fully customizable airships, and embark on a journey of discovery and survival that will take you to the heart of the world and beyond.

Features

  • Epic story line and quests that drive gameplay without constricting freedom
  • The first game to include minable sky whales, and meat blocks
  • Large completely destructible procedural world with multiple environments
  • Contra-style action mixed with the creative fun of Terraria
  • Build and fly fully-functional airships
  • Over 1200 craftable items and counting
  • Easy-to-control, skill-based combat with 360-degree aiming

Storyline

The modern way of life on Cordeus is reliant on refined Sky Whale oil. Everything from the machines used daily, to the food that is eaten, is ultimately dependent on the oil. The citizens of Cordeus are so hungry for oil that the once abundant population of Sky Whales is dwindling. At current rate, the noble species will face certain extinction in a few short years. To avoid falling back into the dark ages, civilization must find a new source of energy. It is said that an ancient people named the Aetherkin had exotic sources of energy. Energy more powerful than anything any human has ever seen. Unfortunately, research related to the Aetherkin is strictly forbidden by law. In an attempt to save humanity’s way of life, YOU have been secretly hired to uncover this ancient energy source.


Highlights


  • Freedom & Creativity
  • Explore, create and destroy anything!
  • A Dynamic Procedural World
  • Steampunk Airships

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB graphics memory and Open GL 3 compatible GPU
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
120 of 150 people (80%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
No, don't buy it. It isn't worth it.. It's buggy and unfinished.
They gave up. They will mostly never update the game because they "have bigger projects now".
They ran with the money and thats all.
1 euro is enough for this game. Hell even free.
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50 of 63 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
Great game, if only it didn't crash after a white screen with no errors. Not to mention that the developers completely abandoned it a year ago. I really liked this game... while it was playable for me.

Edit: I'm going to review the actual gameplay, Props to Mr. Cheese for pointing my flaws out.

The setting and the atmosphere are what make this game. Being able to build a sky fortress out of Balloons and Propellers make you feel awesome, not to mention the different layers of the world that make the game exciting.

What made the game not reccomended by me:
Me and others have had the white screen crash, that appears when you start the game every time, making it unplayable.

If you think it's worth the risk, pick up the game. If it works, you will not be disapointed.

EDIT # 2: Okay, so I got the game to work, it must have been an update that windows ran, the only time I'm genuinely happy that windows auto updated, really. I'm keeping the not reccomended because of that: it is NOT optimized well, the frame rate drops regularly, but the game is still good.
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44 of 57 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
65.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
TLDR: DO NOT GET THIS. The game is stupid hard near the end, physics are glitchy at best, and the devs gave up on the game. What more do you need to know?

I bought the game a couple years ago, it was fun for a while untill it became a massive grind. I would spend hours upgrading my ship just to go into the gas layer and get insta-killed by a squid. Half the times I would lucky enough to kill a squid or whale it would just fall out of the zone leaving me with no loot. The temples are easy enough if you can spam healing items to walk across the traps. The bosses at the end of each temple though are impossible to kill unless you are able to use the guns on your ship.

I left this game three weeks after purchase and waited for it to get better, since then, they have only updated it a couple times with a changelog you could fit on your phone screen.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
32.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
I'll start off with this:
I absolutely love windforge.

The game is absolutely stellar. It is set in an open steampunk world where you can explore the skies and find so many incredible things hiding around. However there are a few reasons I can't recommend this game without seroiusly considering its cons.

I'll start with the pros.

Pros

  • The game looks very nice. It's not fantastic by any stretch, but the graphics fit fairly well.
  • It has some excellent music. The soundtrack, unfortunately, doesn't contain that many songs.
  • It's got a fairly deep crafting system. There's a whole load of stuff you can make, from fire infused gatling guns, to sausages you can beat people with.
  • Airships are completely customizable. You can make it look any way you want, and still be relatively functional. There's absolutely no limits to the ship building system.
  • The grappling hook is so much fun. Leap off your ship and sink your grappling hook into the one your boarding, swing up onto deck, and take out the people there with your custom made weapon.

It saddens me to bring this part, but here are the cons.

Cons
  • The game world is made up of zones, which become fairly cramped as your ship grows.
  • Many zones have no reason to explore. They lack a landmark and are rather boring.
  • The character devopment system could have been done better. It's not terrible, but by no means is it adequate.
  • The story is cliche and bland. It's there, and it guides you through the world, but it isn't that fun.
  • It's not really an RPG at all.
  • The world and the lore is so interesting, yet the game lacks the depth to bring it to fruition.

As much as I would like to reccomend this game, I can't. Unless you are looking for a steampunk game where you can board ships, build ships and explore the world, I would recommend against buying this game. It feels like an unfinished product compared to many great indie games that exist out there.

All of this being said, I look forward to playing the next game that is released by Snowed In Studios. I hope they can fix the issues that plagued Windforge and compound on its successes.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
Fun game if you enjoy customising your own airships, bases, etc. Kinda like sky starbound. The fact the blocks are so small (you're eight blocks tall) makes building slightly annoying, but the fact the blocks are so small lets you edit pretty small details which is great fun. At the moment i'm getting really annoying crashes but i'm sure this is not an over-arching pattern. In short go for it, as it's already a solid little game.
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