Block’hood is a neighborhood-building simulator that celebrates the diversity and experimentation of cities and the unique ecosystems within them. Budding city planners will have access to 90+ building blocks to arrange and combine and to create unique neighborhoods and discover the implications of their designs.
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Mostly Positive (33 reviews) - 75% of the 33 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (385 reviews) - 81% of the 385 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 10, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have been working on Block’hood for one and a half years and it’s ready to be played by the community and those new to our project. The Plethora Project team hopes that Early Access will give us the feedback from players to improve the game and also the time and resources to develop all the ambitious features we hope to have in the final version.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Block'hood should be in Early Access for about six months with a targeted release in late summer or early fall of this year.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The game will improve in performance and grow its number of available tiles. We are also planning to add many more challenge levels. We also are planning to add some key major modules that will improve the player experience;

-The terrain / terrain creation module: This module will allow the different terrains to interact with the blocks, allowing for a larger set of scenarios.

-The population module: This is the most ambitious feature as it will populate the corridors of Block’hood with simulated people. This will become the main achievement system of the game, allowing players to discover inhabitants by finding the right block combinations.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Block’hood is fully playable. We currently have 6 challenge levels, 8 tutorial levels and the sandbox. Players can expect many hours of replayability and sharing of creations.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Early Access game will have a 20% discount from the final version.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We hope to involve the community by listening to the suggested features, ideas for new blocks, scenario and challenge modes and bug fixing. We also hope to increase the performance of the game to allow for much larger creations from the community. This creations will be key where Block’hood will go next.”
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December 18, 2016

Linux build is here!

We are releasing today a Linux build.
Please send us your comments or bug reports.
This is the same build that we have for mac and windows.

Hope you like it.

More updates Soon!

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December 4, 2016

[UPDATE] - Version 0.90.01 NOW LIVE!

Latest update :
"Populate"

New Features:
-Inhabitants demands

New Content:
-Dynamic event system for weather and state effects
-Inhabitants inspection
-Inhabitants desires; Likes and dislikes
-Inhabitants tracker
-Blocks available to build helper - UI
-Biomes with unique flora and fauna
-Over 60 Inhabitants implemented
-Load game fix (bug fix)
-Delete agents fix (bug fix)
-Shortcut: "B" - recenter camera

and many more bug fixes...

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Reviews

“Block'hood's Futuristic Cities Look Damn Cool”
Kotaku

“Block’hood Is Lovely Hyper-Minimalist Citybuilding”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“I was immediately drawn in by it's gorgeous aesthetic”
Indie Games

About This Game

Block’hood is a neighborhood-building simulator that celebrates the diversity and experimentation of cities and the unique ecosystems within them. Budding city planners will have access to 90+ building blocks to arrange and combine and to create unique neighborhoods and discover the implications of their designs. The game will embark on a story of ecology and understanding as additional resources are always needed to unlock new blocks, configurations, and combinations to create more prosperous neighborhoods. Throughout the design process, players will need to avoid the decay of their city blocks by making sure each unit doesn’t run out of resources and become a strain on the complimentary units around them.

Envision Your Neighborhood: Consider what Blocks are necessary for your neighborhood to thrive. There are no boundaries of what you can create with an expanding library of 90+ blocks.

Generate Resources:
Each Block you create has inputs and outputs and by understanding how each block is dependent on other blocks, you can create a productive network. Optimize your production and generate abundant resources for the dozens of intricate symbiotic relationships in your neighborhood

Avoid Decay: If blocks don't receive the inputs they need, they will decay over time and slowly become abandoned or destroyed. Once a block is abandoned or destroyed, you will have to remove it and avoid it from making other blocks decay further. Be careful as seeking an utopian neighborhood carelessly, can lead to dystopia.

Unique Modes: Neighborhood designers an enjoy Sandbox Mode and Challenge Mode with modes for Education and Research planned for educational and academic use within the classroom.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, 7,8,10
    • Processor: 2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 600 series or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, 7,8,10
    • Processor: 2GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 700 series or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10+
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 600 series or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux
    • Processor: 2Ghz Dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video Memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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