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 (601) - 89% of the 601 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 28, 2018

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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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November 16

v0.4.42 (The Limited Fuel Update)

Dear Stormworkers,

We have just added 2 new game mode options to the game:

Limited Fuel

With this mode, vehicles will spawn without fuel and require fueling at the fuel stores at base. These stores contain 13,500 litres of diesel, and are found on all player islands. They will not refill themselves, but you can buy fuel from the oil refinery island in the dock area. This mode requires players to build their own fuel infrastructure as they progress further into their career games, as well as carefully manage their fuel resources.


The new perma-death mode means you only have a single life and are unable to respawn in your game. Saving is limited to only a single file, which is deleted on death, meaning you cannot return to a checkpoint. The stakes have been raised and death is no longer an option as you struggle to survive the many threats in your Stormworks career.

We are really excited about the impact this weeks minor update has on your experiences playing the game, and hope you enjoy the new game modes.

We are continuing work on the major update which is getting close, and have some great minor updates planned for you in the mean time.

Much Love <3

The Stormworkers Developers

Patch Notes


Feature - "Permadeath" difficulty option (replaces "rogue mode" difficulty option. For hardcore players. One save file with backups disabled. Save file is permanently deleted upon death)
Feature - "Limited Fuel" difficulty option (vehicles no longer spawn with fuel in their tanks and require manual refuelling from tanks on islands)
Feature - Added fuel tanks to player base islands
Feature - Added fuel tank to oil refinery with unlimited diesel that can be purchased

Fix - Fixed not being able to place blocks on large vehicles after loading without using move tool
Fix - Fixed missions with ocean locations failing to spawn when a large amount of the map had been uncovered
Fix - Fixed inventory logic node information not always displaying in/out connections correctly
Fix - Sharks now track players much more rapidly
Fix - Exhaust components now unlocked at the start in advanced career mode
Fix - Fixed pressure issues with fluid system that made refuelling vehicles difficult/impossible in some setups
Fix - Renamed "rogue mode" difficulty option to "permadeath"
Fix - Particles don't separate from their spawner at high velocity
Fix - Resolved infinite electric feedback loops
Fix - Updated fluid nozzle and cannon logic node descriptions
Fix - Updated speed sensor description to shows units
Fix - Fixed workshop upload sometimes failing to detect upload failure
Fix - Fixed static vehicles sometimes spawning as regular vehicles

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November 13

Upcoming update announcement and more!

Dear Stormworkers,

Today we are announcing what to expect in the 4th Stormworks Major Update arriving in December.


This is one of the most community-requested features for Stormworks. You will be able to use a new visual editor to create your own logic processors that can miniaturise logic into a single component, create more advanced and compact systems, and simplify your vehicle's wiring. You can then share these modules on the workshop and download other modules for use in your vehicles.

We are also adding composite data connections - these are a new logic type that combine many number and on/off signals into a single link. This is very useful for easily and tidily connecting microprocessors together, and opens the door for new compact components with many data links, allowing further miniaturisation of small vehicles.

This feature is also the first step towards big updates next year, providing the foundation for other frequently-requested features such as radio transmission and advanced modular parts.


As the Stormworks world is expanding, and with our plans to grow logistics gameplay, we are introducing 12km of rail track along a "Florida Keys" style string of islands with a shipping container terminal at each end.

The introduction of a train yard will allow you to create heavy freight vehicles to efficiently move across some areas of the map, as well as introduce potential new mission types.

Along the side of much of the rail line is a 2-lane road, extending opportunities to use land-based vehicles as well.


As you probably know, we have a strict no-Steam-sale policy. We will be keeping the cost unchanged for this major update and through to the end of the year, but it will probably go up next year with another big update we have planned.

Thank you for all your feedback that is guiding our development. We are super excited to share this next update with you and can't wait to see what the community will create and share on the Workshop with the new features!

Much Love <3

The Stormworkers Developers
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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 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 i5 4th Generation
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 6000 / Geforce 550
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: Intel i7 6th Generation
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 750 / Radeon R7 360
    • Storage: 500 MB 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: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: Intel i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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