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: Mostly Positive (92 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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Reviews

“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
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
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'.
Posted: October 14
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Dear Minecraft, you sold your self to microsoft aka the devil. I want a refund on my Playstation Edition since it will obviously no longer be updated as well as cancelling the idea that it was going to be on the 3ds. P.S. I'm cheating on you with Block Story, your cousin twice removed.

BlockStory suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks

...

k-bye
Posted: October 3
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22.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
rily nice game thers questing and crafting you can build mine and fly too has plenty of similerity to minecraf yet difrint enuf to be mor interesting to explore
Posted: September 26
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2.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Pretty Awsome game. the only thing it needs is for the spawners to be replaced by the soul staff and natural spawning, like the moble version. Also, multiple quests for the same person should be available, instead of perminantly cancling one out. cant get a bow or car now :p Other wise, great
Posted: October 18
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10.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
100 out of 10
Posted: October 14
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79.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I love the game 9/10 but it needs multiplayer if you add that it will be a 10/10. If the develepors added this the game would
be better than Minecraft.
Posted: October 10
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54 of 81 people (67%) found this review helpful
49.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 29
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84 of 136 people (62%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 28
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31 of 44 people (70%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 10
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 18
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 27
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
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!
Posted: May 5
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
53.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 4
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
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, has a lt of weapons and even more mobs. The feel of adventure is insanely good and once you get started you cant stop playing. I give this game a easy 8/10 and higher if more things were added.
Posted: June 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Amazing port from Mobile version.

I own this on Android and am really amazed to see how far along the port is for PC. One of the great things about the PC version is modding potential, including HD texture, new blocks, game enhancements, etc. Developers are working hard to make the game run smooth and respond to emails quickly. On a 3.2 AMD Quad Core, 4GB Ram, 8800 GT (OC), running Windows 7 x64 the game runs perfectly on max graphics with [at least] 60fps (clamped w/ V-Sync) at all times. The 8800 has always run hot, and the game does get the fan moving but I have yet to see a drop in FPS and again, the game runs like butter on this older home grown PC even with maxed graphics settings.

Gameplay is like MineCraft, but much more advanced with far more depth. The game is a mix of block building with RPG elements like questing, combat, crafting, and exploration. Having tried a bunch of games in this genre, this one comes out on top. Hopefully down the road there will be world syncing between Mobile and PC, but as is the game is a solid buy whether it's on the PC or Mobile platform. When deciding which to buy [both if you have the money] consider where you will be playing most of the time and if you want the ability to mod. The dev's website has a lot of great mods starting to pop up and it's really nice to have the ability to use these which is why the PC version is a solid choice. Again, I own both and the game is almost identical other than the ability to mod which is a PC exclusive. If you buy the mobile version, if at all possible I recommend getting it on Google Play as updates come faster [Amazon's fault] and there is the ability to join the beta test group and try out the new updates early.

In conclusion, if you are looking for a 3d block game with far more to offer than MineCraft, this is the best choice available. Updates [which happen often] are only going to make a great game better and modding support on the PC is going to provide the community with some amazing stuff. Hopefully they will add Steam Workshop support so mods become easy to install!

Thanks Dev! Keep up the great work.
Posted: July 14
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game has aspects that minecraft missed such as the RPG element. I have been playing this since back in the desura days when the game was just being released and I have played hours upon hours of it (desura) and im still having fun, The new quests, the creatures and the exciting fighting is what really makes it for me. Very fun game :)
Posted: July 17
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 22
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game is very fun, been playing since ios. My one complaint is that there is a mac version on mac app store but not steam. Mac please?
Posted: June 3
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