There isn’t much better than a wide open game world in which you have essentially no limits and can alter the very landscape in which you play – that is, unless you add dragons, of course…
User reviews: Mixed (113 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 25, 2014

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“To Steam gamers,

Thank you for your interest in Block Story on Steam and hopefully you’ll help us on the Early Access journey in making Block Story a great experience on PC.

During Early Access we want to ensure Steam gamers know we want to hear all suggestions in improving the PC version. This is your chance to shape the game into what you would like it to be and while we cannot guarantee that every bit of feedback posted here in the forums will make it into the final version of the game, we do appreciate constructive feedback on game modes that should be implemented and perhaps features in the future that we can add after the launch of the final game.

Thanks again for being part of the development process of Block Story on Steam!

Mindblocks Studio”
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“If you’re entirely new to block building games, Block Story is loads of fun and full of ingenious gameplay.”
4.4 / 5.0 – AndroidTapp

“Overall, I found Block Story to be a joy to play, not to mention a highly polished product. One of the complaints I had with Minecraft is that it didn’t include any sort of in-depth RPG element. Block Story helped to bridge this gap and provide hours of entertainment in both the realm of building and character progression.”
9 / 10 – Dad's Gaming Addiction

“Block Story is a a fun adventure that does very well to create a virtual terrain that begs to be discovered. It is in parts charming, at others scary, and the dichotomy is part of its charm.”
8 / 10 – Android Rundown

About This Game

There isn’t much better than a wide open game world in which you have essentially no limits and can alter the very landscape in which you play – that is, unless you add dragons, of course…

Block Story combines popular 3D voxel, sandbox exploration gameplay with exciting and addictive role playing elements. Complete a variety of quests to survive and become the greatest warrior in the realm by conquering ten diverse biomes. Build strongholds, encounter a wide variety of creatures, battle boss monsters, and mine valuable resources to upgrade weaponry, access better equipment and create artifacts to summon monsters of all sorts – including dragons! The first chapter of your story begins…

Key Features
  • Infinite hours of RPG exploration gameplay
  • Take your characters on the go with true cross-platform play between PC and mobile devices
  • Build and explore across ten different biomes from desert wastelands to arctic mountain ranges
  • Use the crafting system to forge endless amounts of unique magical items – from lightning swords, mystical staves, and rare artifacts that summon dragons and other creatures that will aid you in battle
  • Encounter numerous supporting characters that will assist in your quests
  • Level up your hero with a choice of customized stats and attributes

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium II
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Core 2
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Early Access Review
this is the mobile ipod\iphone version why is it on a place for pc games? same layout it even has tutorials taken right from the mobile version your inventory is cut in half. luckily i still have an older version from years ago wthat is a pc version, these devs need to make this a pc version not just port an ipod game. i was hoping to get it on steam because steam is what i use for games on the pc, so much for that. thank god for black friday sales.

as of nowi don't recommend it be bought on steam, find an older version on desura or something.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
76.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
Early Access Review
I'm going to have to give this game a 'not recommended.' It has a ton of potential, and as is, could be fun, but it appears to be DOA on the PC.

No updates in 8 months for an Early Access game is not acceptable, especially considering the numerous promises from the Devs (June! er.. July!...er.. Oct... I mean Dec!... ... ... <crickets>)
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Early Access Review
It's like someone tried to make Minecraft and thought "I could do it better", then sat back, drank 5 bottles of whisky straight and mashed their face into the code.

The UI's gwad awful, have to click several times to find that 'right spot' to pull an item from one box to another.
The movement is... meh, walking in glue constantly? Water likes to float, because... well... **** gravity right. Durability is 1 tool per block, terrain is littered with 'spawning' blocks, the quest system is awkward, the performance isn't too brilliant and the graphics are so... ~puke~ nothing blends in well or matches up at all.

Save your dosh, a zillion other games out there similar to this. Or go back to basics and install some mods on MC, which appear far more developed than this 'thing'.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Early Access Review
It's got the core of a good concept - Minecraft with RPG mechanics and quest-based objectives - but in its current state it's clunky and generally unpolished all round. It's only been in Early Access for a couple of months, so hopefully it'll improve significantly with some more development time, but right now it's unfortunately just not very good. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on it to see how the updates progress, but for the time being it's not worth picking up.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Early Access Review
Game is quite boring imo, couldn't get into it. Not to mention you're paying £6.99 to fund the android version, if they need more funding for adroid charge more on android. Don't port to PC if there is no work being done on it at all. Simple.
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207 of 332 people (62%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Early Access Review
Get Hexxit mod for Minecraft instead. Except some slightly better graphics there is nothing more to find here.
Except for some strange crafting. You craft stacks of pickaxes cause you need one pickaxe for each block, just like swords. Which are useless btw, cause the best sword deals 40dps (damage per sword ^^) and a pig got 400hp. Ofc you could lvl up by digging ore for hours to get to lvl 40 and set you 40 earned skillpoints all into fighting so you deal 80dps...still sucks. The balancing so so far away from highly polished that it hurts.
And this "terrain that begs to be discovered", well no! Looks all kind alike and quite lifeless except for this clone army of 3 different npcs that will give you "oh hello, kill 20 bad mobs. Well thanks, now kill 20 other bad mobs" quests.
Did I mention "Oh look at my 200h of work I got a Castle where I can sit on my Throne all by myself cause its a singleplayergame, but well done I can take a fu*** picture in the menu and post it on facebook" yeah wtf?! go to hell -.-
I dont know, there is still no real new feature that would be worth the price.
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55 of 83 people (66%) found this review helpful
98.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Early Access Review
Block Story is an RPG set in a voxel world. You can explore the land, slay monsters, complete quests, gather, craft, and build pretty much anything. As with any RPG you can gain experience and level up with allows you to improve a wide variety of various skills from hitting harder to mining faster. Because it's a voxel game, some will draw comparisons between this game and Minecraft. Though if you allow yourself to get hung up on that comparison, you will lose sight of the real issue and fail to see Block Story for what it is: an attempt to push what can be done with voxels and deliver an RPG experience in this format.

I firmly believe that such games deserve all the love that they can get, especially if they try something new with an existing concept. At the end of day, enjoyment and enrichment of the player should matter the most when it comes to how a game is judged and I most definitely feel that Block Story is a very enjoyable game. I honestly found Block Story to be personally more enjoyable than Minecraft (and it's not as prohibitively expensive). Is it perfect? No. But it is a lot of fun.

Of course if you're still convinced that this is a Minecraft "clone" keep in mind that Minecraft itself was inspired by Infiniminer and Dwarf Fortress. If anything, the emergence of this game along with games like Sky Nations, Fortress Craft Evolved and XenoMiner show that voxel as a means of shaping game worlds is a concept with lots of room for new ideas and ways of playing. I for one welcome this game and invite those with an open mind to give it a try as well.
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34 of 47 people (72%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Early Access Review
Great price for a fun little game. Similar to the popular Minecraft (as if you didn't notice), but has a bit more of an RPG element to it that will have you wanting to keep looking to find what is ahead.

PROS:
* Nice RPG System and a in-game "recipe book" that shows you what things you need to make items, weapons, etc.
* It's a low price, one time purchase (no subscription fees)
* It's in Early Access as of May 2014 and it's playing and functioning just fine.
* I like the "higher resolution" blocks.

CONS:
* No Multiplayer (yet?) - Everyone loves multiplayer, and I'm not sure they are even considering it.
* Weapon durability system is strangely different than other games, but it might grow on you.
* Some enemy movement gets silly especially when odd shaped bricks are around. The collision system is exploitable.

Other Points:
* Enemy and friendly creature spawns are based of certain brick locations. They make it obvious. This allows you to "dig" the spawn brick and place it somewhere else. This can be fun to create epic battles between creatures.
* I still can't figure out how to load the gun. It might be just me though...

Overall, I'd say if you like Minecraft and different monsters and animals appeal to you, you might be interested in getting this game.
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86 of 139 people (62%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Early Access Review
This is an Early Access game so there is still a lot of stuff to come.

I have been playing this game since iOS and Android and even got it on Desura. It's a fun game.

Unlike Minecraft, I like that this game has spawn blocks to collect, containing people, animals and such that you can use to populate whatever area you want them in. It's especially handy when you are getting attacked and you throw out a spawn block of a Warrior, Fighter, etc., and they come out to protect you and attack the enemy. If I'm fighting something powerful, I just spam out spawn blocks left and right having an army of warriors fighting for me. :P

The system in Block Story is similar to Minecraft and also has it's own unique features like learning magic spells and being able to create vehicles and a bunch of other cool things, but there are a lot of things I would like to see in Block Story, one would be to have multi-player. That would be badass! But I'm sure a game like this is not easy to make. Even Minecraft in all the years that it has been out is never complete. They always keep bringing out new updates.

If you are looking for a nice Minecraft alternative with more adventure elements and don't mind doing it solo, then give this game a try.
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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Early Access Review
Once in a while, you have to review games that you dislike. Welcome to Block Story. Block Story combines popular 3D voxel, sandbox exploration gameplay with exciting and addictive role playing elements. Complete a variety of quests to survive and become the greatest warrior in the realm by conquering ten diverse biomes. Build strongholds, encounter a wide variety of creatures, battle boss monsters, and mine valuable resources to upgrade weaponry, access better equipment and create artifacts to summon monsters of all sorts – including dragons! Block Story is currently in its Early Access phase on Steam and is a game that took part in the greenlight program, passing the greenlight stage. You can purchase the game for $9.99 and was created by MindBlock Studios.

First off, this game is very clunky. I'm not speaking just controls, I mean everything. From the controls to graphics, it feels like a badly ported mobile game that came to the PC.

The graphics are all around terrible. This game is very much like Minecraft with a story, although that story very much feels like an MMO storyline. And we all know MMO storylines are nothing special. Basically, MindBlock decided to give blocks all new textures that look awful. Some looks a lot better than Minecraft's textures, but most of them look odd and out of place. One thing they did add to Block Story is companions. Whether it's a cat or some weird mysterious creature, you can have someone fight along side with you as you battle the odd looking dragons and other creatures that roam Block Story Land. Yeah, that's what I'm calling it. All of the NPCs look very awkward and they cut for some more clumsy textures.
Lastly, the controls are TERRIBLE. There is a small tutorial in the beginning and is one of the worst tutorials I've ever encountered. They leave out some vital controls that may save your life in a dire situation. Whenever you walk, it feels like your head is bobbing all over the place and made me dizzy while playing the game.

Those are my (Andrew's) First Impressions on Block Story's Early Access and it's not very good right now. I would say it's not worth the money but I am hoping for a better version of the game in the future. And yes, I have played the mobile version of Block Story before, and it wasn't a very great experience. At it's current state, I'd give it 4/10 at best.
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25 of 45 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Early Access Review
I just bought the game, and am very unsatisfied with it already. ;( I want to like this game so badly, but I just can't, I even voted for it to get Greenlighted ages ago.

My first gripe, is that when I encounter a hill, the char takes more time then nessasary to negotiate going up a simple block automatically. If you try jumping it to negate the clunky control, you either jump short and have to rely on the automatic manuvering, or both imputs are being considered and it's still slow as heck moving up a block.

Secondly, the crafting window. Kinda cool how to craft you have to make the materials resemble the shape of the tool(i.e for a pickaxe, take wood and stone to make a "t" shape, Terriara did this too in the beginning) but making stacks of material and moving them around are a pain! It took me multiple clicks to get the game to recongnize that I was trying to pick up items to move around in my inventory. And then, either I picked up the whole stack, or none at all!! I tried playing on a different computer, thinking that maybe it was my mouse/keyboard, but still the same issue.

Thirdly, my char must have some weird aversion to water, because I always get stuck in it somehow, and die from lack of oxygen.

Additionly, one positive thing I have to say about the game is the amount of detail they put into the mobs,npcs and sky. With that being said, the difference between thoes elements and even just the landscapes are HUGE. For the first time in my 20 odd years of gaming, just looking at the game gave me a headache(I know that is entirely subjective). Comared from looking at the sky( HD metor showers!=D) and then focusing back to the landscape is so jarring due to what looks like a child picking colors. The grass blocks are bright puke green with little texture, the sand is just tan blocks of blah-ness, and the water blocks are so very transparent with a extremely light blue hue. At night there are many random patches of bright electric purple and green that it's a hard on the eyes(and I play with lights on in my computer room) too.

Speaking of NPCs, talking to each and every one is a slight variation of "go kill 20 mobs and bring back the spoils". Nope, no thank you half naked dude. I had trouble with the first mission of collecting wood from "trees". The reason why I put trees in quotations is that once you harvest the blocks from it, most will not be accepted by the NPC. The harvested block title has to just wood, not anything else. For whatever reason, I found a lot of palm wood and various other types, and the NPC wasn't having any of it. Having trees drop normal wood isn't a hard concept is it?!

And lastly, I can glitch through blocks and see for a good distance, but with no texture at all, just basic colors.

I understand that at this point it's an early access game, and the devs need players input, but dang, one would think that a game would be more polished when relased to the public.

I have little hope for the refund from Steam for the money I spent on this game.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Early Access Review
http://www.structuregaming.com/2014/05/17/steam-early-access-block-story-preview/

I can't really recommend Block Story at the moment and for the price. Here's hoping the developers take some of the critiques to heart.
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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
Although this game is a game of the type similar to a MineCraft, it has the point that many are different.
As what is not in a mine craft first, it is a many NPC, Qwest which receives from them, and concept of character strengthening by existence of a level and skill. These have given the element as RPG strongly to this game.
Moreover, it is raised as a unique point that a monster does not occur spontaneously.
They are born only in a place with each Spawn block.
The Spawn block is generated at random according to geographical feature with specific each. When that a monster attacks suddenly has led to few [ very ] things and it glances at this, it may be a point which is not like RPG at all.
However, in some RPG which continues from ancient times, it is advanced at its pace, and a monster does not appear by any means in areas where safety was ensured certainly, such as a town or a castle. Moreover, the mine craft never felt let down and I thought that it was a very unsettled game.
In that respect, this game can be played comparatively leisurely.
Probably, there are many people who feel it the same besides me.
Next, I will raise the thing which is in a mine craft and is not in a block story.
It is restriction of height or the depth, and restriction of the number of stacks of an item.
When these restrictions do not exist, a building as imagined can be made being unconscious of the inconvenience currently felt by the mine craft at all.
It finishes dyeing sand and glass, and the original color block which was rich in the variation can also be made, so that he is surprised.
Since there is no monster expression if the Spawn block is not placed, he does not need to be conscious of the thing of a light.
It was just the game which I desired.
From now on, a recipe, a monster, and Qwest will be added, and it desires to become more pleasant.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Early Access Review
This game is awesome. especially with the rpg elements that add the element that minecraft is missing
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Early Access Review
This game is great because of all the exploring! I love it and its perfect for me! BUT there needs to be more updates so theres more skills like: Dash:1.1 speed and so on. Also you can't change the controlls so that needs to be updated.But ontop of all of that, its a great game!
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
53.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Early Access Review
This Game Is A Mix With Skyrim (Because Of Quests And Levels/xp And Dragons),And Minecraft (Because Of Blocks). Those Traits Make This Game One Of A Kind. I Recommend This Game, It Is Amazing.
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
I have played this game for some time and recently got my steam version, so what can I say about the game well it is interesting don't expect to much like AAA game :D but It can offer you some hours of fun and if you are into those block building games this is one you should support.
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11 of 21 people (52%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
Been playing this game quite awhile now, LOVE it. I probly have 80-100hrs maby more,in this game.I see only a few reviews of people giving less than THUMBS UP" after 1 hr or so this might be an indacation that they may not know much about this game Unless like me they have alot more hours in game play on eather Desura or other devices. Purchased this game early, because it was only available on Desura. I have 4 worlds and I have my android. this game has a lot to offer."BIG SPOILER" (Do NOT read if you dont want know any of what there is to do in Block Story) Here is a few: Unique colors in landscape, questing/RPG, crafting, If thats not enough you also have exploring, 1st main world where you start amasing at night. 2nd there is a underworld that goes on so far there might not be an end youll have ck out for your self. 3rd a under water world with lot to do. after all that there is floting Islands and more to do up there but I havent done much up there yet. Then lets not forget there is cross platform, you can play on Android phone when not at your pc. With all this and much more. Maby you should ask yourself how could somone really make a comment without having played more than about an hr Oppinon yes guess its not for everyone. We steam gammers voted greenlight.I would think A BIG BIG YES THUMBS UP.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Early Access Review
This game is very awesome, having decent graphics for a block style game, not to add an rpg element, a quest system etc...The game however has some issues (earthquakes can make you suffocate in walls, crafting is slightly difficult, hard to impossible to get texture packs, worlds etc. This game also needs a lot more blocks, more tools, a larger variety of weapons, and possible a different way then spawners to spawn creatures. Other then that the game runs extremely smoothly even on max graphics (because its a mobile game fashioned to run on pc later), has a lot of weapons and even more mobs. The feel of adventure is insanely good and once you get started you cant stop playing. The main problem with this game is that updates are no longer being released on the steam version it seems.That could possibly be because of a huge update but thats unlikely because the other game versions not on steam are updating fine. If you are gonna get this game, do not buy the steam version because it has a high price for less game. Go get the mobile version for $5 which has updates every couple weeks, or if that isn't possible get the pc version that they actiually update from their website. I give this game a 6/10 (7/10 for the mobile game, it updates a lot more) and higher if more things were added.
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8 of 16 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
Cool graphics, awesome quests, a great upgrade from its "blocky" counterparts. Easy crafting, updates with continuing the story line. I've bought it on multiple medias, SO excited it made it to Steam!!!
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