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 (97 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 25, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

“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
3 of 5 people (60%) 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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4 of 7 people (57%) 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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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
This game is well worth its price ($10 at time of review). The best way I can describe it, is if you took a decent version of Minecraft, and put more emphasis on questing. Although I LOVE Minecraft, I am typically disappointed with its clones. This is one of the best, even as is.

Actually, if you were to compare Minecrafts price and what you got out of it at its starting gate, this game is already a better value. I think if they keep up the pace, they may have something pretty great.

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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
79.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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.
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
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
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Early Access Review
100 out of 10
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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
Maybe someday after the control and the whole movement range of the game could be fixed, i would recommend it. Until then its only a sad copy of a very bad minecraft survival platform that leave nothing more than the loss of money...
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32 of 45 people (71%) 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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19 of 29 people (66%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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7 of 11 people (64%) 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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4 of 6 people (67%) 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 12 people (58%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
59.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Early Access Review
Love it! (played it on android before pc)

Good points about this game:
* well done graphics engine, runs at 700fps on a nvidia 660 ti, and even when rendering 3d in cinema 4d, it runs @ 100fps
* ambient music, based on the current situation really increases your game play experience.
* plenty of content, supplies near endless hours of gameplay.
* well done first person view, bobing makes you feel like you are really in the game.
* very hard to star up in game, makes it more of a challenge to play, personally this make the game play more enjoyable.
* tons more...

Things that could use improvement in this game:
* water physics, water does not drain (or atleast it does not appear so)
* native controller support, it does not seam to support joy sticks on xbox remotes.
* memory usage is ok, but the cpu usage is a little bit out of hand.
* general polishing.
* lack of multiplayer

All in all its a great game, supplies hours of fun, and has a ton of potential :D

TLDR:
Great game, buy it now.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Early Access Review
Very nice game,extremely big map,a lot of monsters and very funny. The graphics are very good and runs smooth in almost all PC's and also,you can customize maps for others download.Only problem is that you can't play multiplayer,since it becomes boring to play alone.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Early Access Review
8.5/10
In it's current state, it's still a fantastic game. Mixed RPG with Minecraft, Block Story can be anyone's imagination into creative buildings, fighting aspects, and more! The game has a lot of to develop in the future. Did I tell you the game is also a mobile app on some mobile phones? I have a lot of suggestions towards the game, but I love it.

*Main Suggestion*
My suggestion is to add multiplayer, because the game can get boring when it's time for me to stop building, and finish a numerous of quests, but playing with another person absolutely makes it more fun!
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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, 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.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
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.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
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 :)
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