The illegitimate love child of Space Invaders and Tetris Blockships is game about building the baddest ship and blasting your buddies’ - local multiplayer party game where you strike a balance between speed, firepower, and size. Build, blast, and rebuild your ship – all in the heat of battle.
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Positive (14 reviews) - 100% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 2, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are releasing Blockships into Steam Early Access to help fund development of the full game and to build a kick ass community that can get their teeth into the production process with their feedback informing our direction.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We have a ton of content that we plan to build for Blockships with New Blocks, Arenas, and game modes. Once the set of Blocks Arenas and Modes is finalized we will evaluate and schedule a full release. Currently this is estimated to be around 1 Year.”

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

“The full release will feature gameplay that is very similar to the Early Access versions, with greatly increased content:

  • Brand new Block types
  • Multiple Arenas
  • AI Enemies
  • Cool new game modes
  • Single Player Skirmish mode
  • Network Multiplayer!

On top of this - A Single player side scrolling puzzle shooter campaign - in the vain of R-Type, Gradius etc. With Epic Bosses and crazy Puzzle Shooter fun.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is a local multiplayer game (2-4 players) with 4 well balanced basic blocks. Core, Gun, Power, and Engine with which to blow up your buddies. The Game runs on Win, Mac, and Linux. And play's optimally with full controller support.”

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

“This is your chance to get in at the beginning and be part of building something truly badass :) The Early Access price is the same price we plan for the full game (excluding discounts and promotions).”

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

“Our Early Access community are builders of Blockships - we want you guys to help steer design decisions, and shoot for the Blocks you want to create - specifically we choose conversation with our community about the game to help us find the most important features, content and mods to add or make and to make sure Blockships is uncompromisingly fun!”
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About This Game

The illegitimate love child of Space Invaders and Tetris

Blockships is game about building the biggest baddest ship by blasting your buddies’ to bits and stealing their blocks - a local multiplayer party-arena game that challenges you to strike the right balance between speed, power, maneuverability, and of course fun! Build, blast, and rebuild your ship - all in the heat of battle.

"Why do do the bad guys always drop power ups?" Surely blasting to victory using the fallen remnants of your defeated foes would be more fun! Build up your core to take down enemy ships. Grab guns to Blast 'em to bits, add Engines to speed up and give them the slip - or ram them head on and expose their weaknesses. Or bolster your ship with Power Cells and grow to enormous size. Protect your Core at all costs!

Each ship configuration has strengths and weaknesses and is almost infinitely reconfigurable. Experiment with multiple different strategies and rapid reconfigurations to overcome enemy tactics. Beat their firepower with speed, and their speed with size in an infinite number of ship combinations - sometimes its full speed ahead, sometimes its cut and run, and victory can be yours balanced on the barrel of a Gun.

  • Local Multiplayer
  • Arcade Fun
  • Lots of Blocks!
  • Cores
  • Power Cells
  • Engines
  • Guns
  • More fun



Credits:
Dave Cooper - Game Design / Game Dev / VFX
Emma Kantanen - Pixel Art
Glenn van der Geugten - SFX
David Origlieri - Music
Sujan McGlynn - Addtional Pixel Art

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB
    • Additional Notes: These are dev machine specs - lower machines may work. We will update this as we test further.
    Minimum:
    • Additional Notes: These are dev machine specs - lower machines may work. We will update this as we test further.
    Minimum:
    • Additional Notes: These are dev machine specs - lower machines may work. We will update this as we test further.
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