Join a world where you design, create and pilot your own air sea rescue service. Release your inner hero as you battle fierce storms out at sea to rescue those in need.
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Very Positive (128) - 85% of the 128 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,297) - 88% of the 2,297 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 28, 2018

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access is the ideal platform for the massive, ambitious project of developing Stormworks: Build and Rescue. Working with players will help us decide what new content to make, and how to tune the gameplay to create the best experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect Early Access to last around a year.”

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

“The full version of Stormworks: Build and Rescue will include new modules for creating your vehicles, more islands to experience, and more missions to take on for your coastguard team!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The vehicle designer is already in place, allowing you to craft, customise and pilot land, sea and air vehicles. You can also use the powerful logic system to pull off complex techniques.

A selection of islands for you to explore and purchase have been created, as well as a number of missions to use your vehicles in.”

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

“Yes, the price of the game will increase when leaving Early Access.”

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

“The Early Access community will be vital to everything we do - From coming up with new missions to improving our building system, we plan on working closely with our players to create a fantastic experience for you to Build and Rescue!”
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Recent updates View all (117)

August 16

v0.8.11-14 The Pipes Update!

Dear Stormworkers,

This week, we have added another very frequently made request: more pipes!

That isn't all. We have also continued to look at optimisation and made some rendering improvements, which should also boost your frames per second.

We have added 4 new pipe pieces, including the 4 way and 6 way pipe. These are new components in very high demand within the advanced vehicle building community and a much needed part, particularly for compact designs.

The new pipes work exactly as you expect, simply use them like the old ones and transmit torque, fluid, or gas.

This update also comes with the usual bug fixes and improvements. Please see the list below!

Much love <3,

The Stormworks Developers

Patch Notes

Fix - MacOS no longer crashes when spawning into game
Fix - Multiplayer server no longer gradually increases delay of some clients

Fix - Corrected seat pose for racing seat
Fix - Corrected data in seat composite nodes
Fix - Corrected old seats not having composite nodes
Fix - Updated seat composite node short descriptions to be more informative
Fix - Additive components not rendering in the vehicle editor
Fix - Crazy spinning door animations
Fix - Custom waypoints now update correctly
Fix - Parachutes now fall slower and glide better
Fix - Editor world view now shows all ocean tiles
Fix - Camera orientation on re-spawning
Fix - Rain/snow bounds errors when paused
Fix - Advanced wheels hovering when mirrored
Fix - Multiplayer minor processing improvements

Fix - Rendering monitors outside the view frustum
Fix - Repeated deaths on respawn
Fix - Mirrored door default state
Fix - Rogue mode end screen not appearing
Fix - Vehicle part transforms not resetting in the vehicle editor
Fix - Wheels being attached in the wrong orientation
Rework - Renamed Racing seat to Driver Seat

Feature - 4 New Pipe Types
Feature - Added sloped railing segments

Rework - Updated frustum culling algorithm to improve rendering performance
Rework - Renamed racing seat to driver seat
Balance - Small dock door mass and cost rebalanced to 15 and 400 respectively

Fix - Monitor functionality in photomode
Fix - Vehicle components ignoring components on other vehicles
Fix - Hotbar now saves correctly in editor and microprocessor editor
Fix - Small dock door now also have composite nodes
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August 9

v0.8.7-10 The Seats Update!

Dear Stormworkers,

As promised, this week the minor update is hotly requested... it's new seats!

You now have a pilot seat without the foot wells, drivers seat with steering wheel, and very compact bench seat for fitting seats in new, more compact ways.

Seats also now include a composite output to easily attach seats into microprocessors.

The experimental changes are also being released into the main branch, so all players will now benefit from the new experimental features! If you are struggling to download the new v0.8.10, try restarting Steam.

Thank you to everyone who played the experimental branch and gave us feedback, this was hugely useful and helped us improve the quality of that version of Stormworks enormously.

We look forward to hearing your feedback on the new seats!

Much love <3,

The Stormworks Developers

Patch Notes

Fix - Active mission toggling
Fix - Corrected seat and ladder exit positions
Fix - Attempted to fix Mac water rendering
Balance - Changed connector active power drain to a flat value (prev. scaling) (Subject to change)

Fix - Mission "3D" markers re-enabled
Fix - Re-added confirm screens for purchasing islands and returning to the test editor
Fix - Several active mission bugs
Fix - Re-added research notifications
Fix - Tank tracks should no longer jump around
Fix - Section plane clipping in vehicle editor
Fix - Flashlight appearing in vehicle editor

Fix - Multiplayer timing algorithm updated for multithreading
Fix - Light flare rendering
Fix - Flashlight behaviour in vehicle seats
Fix - Player head rotation in seats
Fix - Vehicle editor world view missing visuals
Fix - Camera drift when switching camera mode in vehicle free camera
Fix - Character push force on ladder exit
Fix - Ladder detach location
Fix - Unstable rudder forces

Feature - 3 new seats: Compact, Racing, Padded
Feature - Seats now have composite nodes

Rework - Seat base meshes have been updated
Rework - Seat voxels have been changed slightly

Fix - Weather particles clipping interior volumes
Fix - Reduced camera flicker on ladder detach
Fix - Spotlights and Omni-lights have been stabilised at high speed
Fix - 3D mission markers no longer fight for rendering
Fix - Camera drift in 3rd person vehicle camera
Fix - Attaching/Detaching from ladders at high speed
Fix - 3rd person camera on ladders
Fix - Audio listener location when in the map
Fix - Force emitter blades now render rotation correctly
Fix - Wildlife not being loaded from persistent data
Fix - Time of day override in photo mode
Fix - Particles now always face the main scene camera
Fix - Label data is now updated when looking at non-NPC objects (HP bars on vehicles)
Fix - Centre active mission not working
Fix - Gamepad look direction bindings + behaviours
Fix - Camera and physics when attaching/detaching from seats
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“"a nice mix of relaxing delivery missions and enjoyable heroic rescues"”
PC Gamer

“"The constant reward for being creative and finding unique solutions is intoxicating and it is hard to put the game down after picking it up."”
8/10 – Gadgetguy

About This Game

Join a world where you design, create and pilot your own air sea rescue service.

Stormworks: Build and Rescue is a rich and dramatic physics playground. Take your custom-designed, block-based and programmable vehicles into fierce oceanic storms. Plan and execute thrilling rescues in a variety of challenging crisis scenarios. Export and share your meticulously designed vehicles and missions with other players via the Steam workshop.

Stormworks: Build and Rescue - create, rescue and release your inner hero!


Creative mode
Creative mode is suited for players who like to let their creativity run free and wild. In this mode, you are not limited by the number of components allowing you to create large and complex vehicles from the outset. Ideal for players who like to create scale replicas of real-world vehicles or Wacky and ambitious creations of their own design.

Career mode
Career mode focuses on progression and an overarching plot of starting your own search and rescue service from humble beginnings and building it up to cover the entire Stormworks: Build and Rescue world map. You will initially start off with limited components and build space and will have to complete various missions to unlock more components and money to buy larger building areas.

Survival difficulty options
You are now able to turn on the survival difficulty options in both creative and career mode. These settings will deliver a real challenge as it adds an extra level of difficulty to your search and rescue operation with the most in depth and advanced game features including: advanced engine and fuel mechanics, vehicle damage and a variety of player damage types that can result in player deaths including:
  • fall / impact damage
  • fire damage
  • prolonged exposure to the sea resulting in hypothermia
  • mechanical damage (rotor blades)
  • water pressure damage
  • ...and Sharks!

    Construct vehicles by placing blocks in a rich editing suite, customize them with your own design and program their behaviour using the powerful in-game logic system. Choose from a wide array of components to assemble your own rescue helicopters, boats, submersibles and more…

    Take to the sea, land or sky in your newly created vehicle. Navigate through over 15,000 square kilometres of ocean and islands in an amazingly dynamic world. Players will need to ensure that they create the right vehicle for the job as every mission is unique.

    Design specific vehicles to respond to challenging missions across open oceans, island facilities, remote rigs and more. Rescue survivors from the water, fight fires, help repair oil rigs, operate nuclear power station machinery and more. Create and share your own missions using the rich missions editor. Unlock new locations and components in career mode or explore your imagination in creative mode.

    Join your friends in cooperative multiplayer as you operate multi-crew vehicles, and execute complex missions involving careful planning and coordination.

    The day-night cycle and dynamic weather system create diverse environments to put your creations to the test. From calm sunny mornings, to unforgiving stormy nights and even tsunamis - strong winds can turn the ocean from gentle ripples to fierce heaving waves, affecting your vehicles using physics-based hydrodynamics and displacement-buoyancy systems.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4440 (3.10GHz) / AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (3.10GHz)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 6000 / GeForce 550 / AMD R7 250 (AMD Radeon HD 7750)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K (4.0GHz) / Ryzen 7 3700X (3.6GHz)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 750 Ti / AMD RX 550
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: Intel i5 (2014 or newer)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 650M / AMD Radeon R7
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: Intel i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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