Your blocks, your castle, your world! Build anything you can dream up and explore with other players! Cubic Castles is a mini-MMO that combines the best of block-building and 3D platform action! Create fantastic parkour challenges, explore worlds made by other players, or even make new friends- the only limit is your imagination.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,683 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 13, 2014

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October 28

Halloween Pack + Unlocked Camera!

It's trick-or-treat time, and Cubic Castles has a new treats for you!

Unlocked Camera
A fully unlocked camera! It's still experimental and everything may not look perfect, but it removes the top-down restriction and you can see your realms in a whole new way! Make sure to enable it in the game settings under "tweaks"

Halloween Pack
Get ready to trick-or-treat with our new Halloween Pack! It has candy, pumpkins, and some spooky replacement heads for your characters- even a dinosaur head! They go perfect in the new nighttime realms!

We have another update waiting in the wings, with lots of new clothing- stay tuned! Also, please let us know how you like the experimental unlocked camera. If it's a hit, we'll enhance it even more.

Thanks for playing!

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October 17

Cubic Castles Version 1.01 is here!

As some may have already noticed we updated Cubic Castles to version 1.01 yesterday. Here are some highlights of the changes and additions we made to the game.

Player Vs. Player!
  • Wands! We've added a number of magic wands and a player vs player realm setting. Players can buy or craft them and use them to play against each-other.
  • There are 4 kinds of wands presently : Shrink wands, harm wands. heal wands, and knock-back wands
Security!
  • Realms are lockable now. But beware, locking your realm causes it to decay to your inventory if you leave it.
  • Chests and containers can no longer be opened by players without build permissions
  • There is a reporting button you can use to report bad players and realms
  • All new rooms are defaulting to ONLY ME permissions
And More!
  • There is now a cash register block you can use to make "safe" trades
  • A warp anchor block stops people from warping right to you or cheating in parkour maps
  • A rating block you can place in your castle to let players give you a star rating
  • New Skymap features let you sort realms by rating, or type of realm
  • New Dark environment skin and lighting blocks
  • New clothes and blocks


Also note that a few more minor updates are in the wings, and will probably drop over the next few weeks.

Thanks for playing!

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About This Game

3D Platforming Meets Open World Voxel Building!
Cubic Castles is an online game where you build worlds from cubes and other items. What kind of worlds? Anything you want! Role playing, 3D-platform gaming, or other challenges! What you make is up to you. Want to make a punishing parkour with slippery ice and deadly spikes? No problem! Or maybe a simple house on a hill overlooking a lake? That's easy too! Even after only a few days the open beta saw players create many fantastic and varied worlds!

Features:
Massively multiplayer in one large, persistent world.
You share the world with everyone! Find a plot of land, put a castle down, and start creating!

Super-playable 3D Platform Action
Cubic Castles operates with a fixed camera that you control, and the gameplay is anything you want it to be, from action platforming to artistic design.

Customizable Characters
Create your own unique look with hats, shirts, plants, glasses, and more!

Mining Resources
Mine resources in a variety of world biomes including forests, arctic wastelands, deserts, mountain ranges, and tropical islands, all with different resources you can use. More to come!

Intuitive Crafting
Just drag your raw resources and tools into a workbench to see what you can build.

Crazy Obstacles
Accelo-rings, mechanical spikes, quicksand, lava, warp doors, and tons more!

Generous Economics
Forget the grind! Our pricing is fair and reasonable. And cubits even pop out for free as you mine.

Active Community
We just launched the open beta, and already there’s a very active, vocal community. And we're listening!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or higher. Athlon 64 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768, DirectX 10
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 49 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Horrible. Too many in-app purchases. Would be lots more fun except for those. I don't recommend unless something huge changes about it.
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24 of 39 people (62%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
A pay to win game which is nearly pay to play. Yes, you have some kind of mines where you can gather resources to build with, but you are very limited if you don't pay anything. There are a lot of bugs - such as traps that are very hard to escape (beware when joining others' realms) and sometimes the game just randomly becomes super laggy and crashes afterwards.

This game is only fun for the first 20 minutes, therefore I cannot recommend it.

Oh yeah, the camera made me throw up.
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14 of 26 people (54%) found this review helpful
713.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
As early beta player I do love this game.

It's simply beautiful, addictive, fun to play with friends, and unique.
You farm/mine and craft various blocks/furniture, build your own dream home / creative architecture and hangout with friends. - there are a LOT of amazing buildings - parkour, shops, puzzle etc. around the overworld for you to explore.

The community are welcoming and helpful in game and on offical forum. Developers are active and take care of the game as well as community.
The game has got a lot potential. Each update adds amazing stuffs, in most recent ones wands, pvp, wings and flexible camera angle were added. If you re looking for a voxel style online game to relex and show your creativity, this is surely a game you would not want to miss.

I give it 10/10 for all the good time I had and am having in this game :)
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
This game is free, technically. When I say that, I mean you get a tiny plot of land. From that you can gather a small amount of resources. You can also head over to the mines to gather some more resources. I do believe these regen, how often, I am unsure. The tutorial is bad, because it tells you how to move, use an anvil (Basic Crafting Station), and place/break blocks. It doesn't actually let you place/break blocks, because the tutorial is part of the spawn area, and they don't want greifing. There is no single-player, so on trips where you can't have internet, this is unplayable. It tells you nothing about crafting recipes, except that objects have a little tooltip saying if it's in crafting recipe. Some may call it discovery, I call it a lack of wiki. At least, I haven't found one yet. There is one currency, which is cubits. You rarely get them from mining resources, but everything is very expensive, so you'll have to pay up some cash to get anywhere quickly. After a while, I can see this game becoming a relatively good game, but I would wait for that, because it's a looong way off. It is small though, so there's no real punishment for downloading it. Only 25 MB. I hope this review helps you.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
55.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
A lot of the community is really friendly, and the developers are open-minded. The creations that some players make in this game are amazing. Cubic Castles isn't for everybody, but for those who are remotely interested, I recommend giving it a shot.
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14 of 27 people (52%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
If you love Gears of War 2


You're gonna love Cubic Castles

Love it.
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18 of 35 people (51%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Considering im 12 years old, i thoguht this would be a laugh. Its not. There are some real MLG people online, you see HUGE castles where as people like me who cant be bothered to make anything serious out of it, doesnt even know the recipes for HALF the things based in this game, its worth a look around as its an exeptionaly low disk space and its for free so im not argueing, just have a quick look around and see how other people are better than you.

OVERALL: 5.5/10
Useless cashgrab, but looking over that, could be a great game, worth checking out.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
110.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
This game is createtive in its fullest from and imagination is not the limits. If you think it you can make it. This game has great people in it to help you out most of all this game is wonderful to play with your childedern and friends to hook up build change make wonder.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Am i the only person who thinks newbies hate this game.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
this game is very good but the foreign players don't konw English
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Let me start off by saying that the trailer to this game should be removed for openly lying to the public. The game had zero appeal and should be moved to early access or delayed until it is properly completed. Minimal effort was put into this game at all.

Cubic castles is another bandwagon "block-based sandbox" title that is trying to run off of the success of Minecraft. They offered things like an open-world that is actually extremely confined. The MMO aspect of it is not the best either. The servers often crash and obviously went through little maintenence before launch. Each character is given a ridiculously small world that they are allowed to build in. However the plots are barely even usable. It is impossible to dig down since the camera angle doesnt pan up or down, and blocks always appear solid.

But in addition to this game's horrible layout is microtransactions. You need to pay at least $30 for every usable block. One block is even described as "completely useless and limited to 1 per realm" then followed by a statement along the lines of "let your friends see that you have this mysterious block." IT IS A MONEY SCAM AND NOT EVEN WORTH YOUR TIME
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Just can't play, seem to be IP-range block or something like that. Bad support, won't help.
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8 of 18 people (44%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
I only played this game for about 35 minutes and I feel sad for myself for wasting my precious time playing this crap. First of all the tutorial doesnt help at all. It just tells you to buy some ingame money and thats it. Than finaly after derping around in random realms I finaly figured out how to make my own realm thingy. After my game crashing like 3 times I had made a tiny house but boy does the camera angle get annoying while building! ITS NOT EVEN FIRST PERSON ITS A BIRDS EYE VIEW REALLY? WHO WOULD WANNA PLAY A BUILDING GAME WHERE THE CAMERA ANGLE IS FROM THE SKY? MY GOD. After a while some dude came into my world (yea thats the first time I ever saw a player in this game) He game me some chairs and I placed the chairs down. And than I went on adventuring around the realm lobby thing but than when I wanna return to my world BLAM HIDE AND SEEK IDIOT!Than I was done. And also removing blocks (or pulling them or some crap) makes a soundeffect that sounds like latex gloves being pulled AND IMAGINE HEARING THIS ALL THE TIME! And you like fly back 3 blocks after you pulled a block out. And the whole cubix or whatever the ingame money was COSTED REAL MONEY! LIKE YOU NEED TO PAY A DOLLAR TO GET A CRAPPY HAT REALLY? And the soundeffects do really suck as I said earlier. The only good things about this game are the cute characthers and the sitting soundeffect. Yea I do enjoy the sitting soundeffect. Also the crafting is total BS. And the animations suck complete crap. And this game gets boring really quick.

2/10 only good for a short 30 minute play.
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5 of 12 people (42%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
IT IS FUN AND IS HARD BUT Stell FUN
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
IT SUCKS!
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
By the cover I thought to myself "this is a kids game", still just because I loved graphics I decided to try it
It's indeed a kids game, looks like another stupid moneygrabbing game from facebook, if you don't pay you will just get crappy blocks
I read that there was pvp... couldn't find any weapons, found a few magick staffs in the store but too expensive (250 "blocks?" can't remember the name of the coin, I only had 3 wich I got by destroying some blocks... boring)
No clue of how's pvp in this game, just saw a few maps with no one inside, actually all game was kind of empty and big "castles" looked like some kids made them (I feel sorry for their parents money)
Nothing interesting to craft
It gets oring to explore, the character just goes too slow and there's no running function

The game lacks purpose, it's just "hey, go play with cubes, grab some cubes from public rooms, make some coins (about 3 or 4, don't expect to get rich or even have fun earning those coins, you just pull blocks), buy some stuff by paying with RL money, make a good looking and pointless castle and... yay! classic facebook game
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
I didnt like it. But im going to recommend it- to young people who like cutsy games like this. Sorry. But personally i hate it.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
GOOD IDEA, BAD EXECUTION

I love me some non-violent sandbox games and Cubic Castles caught my attention instantly. The design is somewhat cute and the camera position didn't bother me at first (it gets annoying later). However, as the title of this review says, it was just a good idea on the wrong hands.

It's promising. Build your own realm (I'd rather say home or town, but let's go with the game definition), dress up, decorate... and you can even craft stuff! However, things soon start to fall short. The tutorial layout seems like one of those really bad Android/iOS games that oblige you to read lines and lines and lines of badly written dialogue that are supposed to teach you something, but fail greatly. At least you don't have to read every sign, so score!

After the disapponting tutorial comes the overworld. Now, when I first played months ago there was barely no one around, but I redownloaded and fooled around a bit and not even I couldn't remember where my realm was, I couldn't even find it on the map because there are just too many realms. Creating more servers and giving the players the ability to easily find their homes is MMO 101. That aside, the whole thing of jumping into the realms sounds fun. Can be an issue if you just want to get to higher ground, but loading time is so incredibly short that this can barely be a complaint. But, once you get to your very first realm, it gets boring. Building seems a major pain since you will need a lot of time and in game currency (in fact more time and numbers than decent sandbox games require, not to mention those are rewarding) and there seems to be absolutely nothing on the realm. It gave me the feeling that everyone starts with the very same standard level, so the developers didn't even care to make them be randomly generated. The cost benefit of playing to actually build something that you like and decorate and everything someone expects from a non-violent sandbox seems unworthy

The icing on the cake is the fact that this is one of those horribly developed games aimed towards people with no sense of real enterteinment (or perhaps they just don't have a computer capable of running The Sims 2... Yes, 2, cos if you can run Cubic Castles, you can run the first The Sims). The scheme "buy cash today, become VIP, have access to the rest of the game" is usually pointed as the worst point of MMOs that keep you from the whole game as a way to make you pay fees. The idea is quite common on Android/iOS games where you can breathe if you pay and surprisingly enough people fall for that. If you have money to spend on such an insulting system, you have money to buy a decent game with better features and that won't likely charge extra fees, so it's actually shocking that you spend your time on Cubic Castles while you could be treating others like trash (let's be honest, games like this are flooding with people like that) on something built to entertain instead of stealing.

So, if you're thinking of playing Cubic Castles because... Well, because your computer can't handle The Sims 2 or even a Nintento DS emulator (no one's to blame because they don't/didn't have a DS) to play Animal Crossing, then just play The Sims 1. If you're looking for something similar to Minecraft, YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE WRONG PLACE! In that case, go play some Terraria or Starbound or any other of those side scrolling sandboxes. They're a lot more similar to Minecraft than you think!
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6 of 16 people (38%) found this review helpful
134.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
i love this game, it is super easy, and fun
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6 of 16 people (38%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
IGN...10/10

GamerMag..."Outstanding, best fps ever" 420/420
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