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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…
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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Early Access April 25, 2014

April 23rd, 2014

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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Block Story to Launch on Early Access

March 30th, 2014

First off, we want to say thanks for supporting our game, because without our great fans we wouldn't enjoy the success that we've had! As we bring Block Story from mobile platforms to STEAM ®, it's important that we listen to feedback from our fans. While the fundamental features will remain intact, there will obviously need to be some changes. These include updates to control setup, UI system changes, and bringing in additional content that our fans want to see. One of the best ways to get that direct feedback from fans is through Steam's Early Access process.

Our plan is to have Block Story available on STEAM Early Access in April and with the help from gamers, get direct feedback to prioritize what changes need to be made, what features should be added, and address any bugs that need to be fixed. Please keep in mind that while we try to implement all user feedback, as a small indie team we also have to have realistic timelines as well.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to reading your feedback soon!

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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 the 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
184 of 294 people (63%) found this review helpful
307 products in account
4 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 25th, 2014
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83 of 132 people (63%) found this review helpful
3,316 products in account
33 reviews
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 28th, 2014
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49 of 74 people (66%) found this review helpful
865 products in account
56 reviews
49.0 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 29th, 2014
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28 of 38 people (74%) found this review helpful
2,203 products in account
14 reviews
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 10th, 2014
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
175 products in account
9 reviews
7.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
NOTE: I enjoy this game, there are just many problems which is why I have a hard time recomending it in its current state, give it a try and see if you like it.
NOTE: This is early access so my review will update when the game is.

First, I would like to say that if you are looking at my gameplay time and going "What? This guy is lying" But I bought this game on Desura which is where it was originally released.

The Good:
The lighting and graphic style if fantastic Image: http://imgur.com/Bx4lLJd and http://imgur.com/KpurNlO

The Variety is good Image: http://imgur.com/zeBngSA

The games movement is good

Nicley optimized

Excellent Cross Platform Play


The Bad: (Explained in further detail below)

Combat

Land Generation Image of Problem: http://i.imgur.com/byAtOTF.png

Block Moving Image: http://imgur.com/S0RrHR0

Monster Spawners everywhere make it unrealistic Image: http://imgur.com/iOMdkwn

Non existant water physics: http://imgur.com/Thh2ckt

No Multiplayer

Overview:
Similar to Minecraft you build and explore a voxel based world in hopes of finding riches below. Very simple except this game has over 50 types of mobs and RPG elements that Minecraft is missing.

Problems:
Sadly though, this game is crippled by a ton of fundamental Gameplay problems.

1. First off the Combat is complete ♥♥♥, Swords only have 10 or so uses before they are broken and when you swing you swing and it hits the enemy, but its very sloppy and only does like 5 damage which a pig has 345 so that is rediculously low. And it is unsatifying.

2. Land generation is sloppy, they say "Infinite up and down!" But what the really mean is it is infinate up and down but what it does is above you there is another massive land chunk above you making the land look extremley ugly and uappealing, and just doesnt make me want to explore it because that makes me know that it is not fun to explore the caves above and below because only a few blocks later I would reach another open pocket to more land. And after a while, its just ocean which makes it annoying.

3A. Block Moving: Let me explain, moving the blocks from your inventory to something else is easy enough, but moving an entire stack is a chore. I can not tell you how many time I sat there for nearly 30 seconds clicking and holding down my mouse button only for the stack to never move, finaly after pure luck it moves.

3B. Tool Moving: Whenever you move a tool like a pickaxe or a torch in your inventory it splits up the uses, which is really confusing because soon if your really unlucky the Block Moving bug will set in and your whole inventory will be filled with just 1 use pickaxes, which is not only not good but shouldnt be the case, even Castle Miner Z made it so you can move your pickaxe/weapons without splitting up the uses.

4. Everywhere lay spawners which are not only easy to destroy but once you do so nothing will spawn there ever again making the random spawning every easy to control

5. The lack of multiplayer keeps my adventures from continuing online, the idea of an MMO server is cool and all, but something with a little co-op like a survivial multplayer is where multiplayer can really shine!

Overall:
I see this game becoming something special, but those crippling problems set the game back from others that are out at the time, and in a race between the best voxel sandbox on steam Block Story is winning. I hope this game will continue to update to fix these problems, but until that happens I can see my self recomending this game, but only very slightly.
Posted: April 27th, 2014
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