Join a world where you design, create and pilot your own sea-rescue service. Release your inner hero as you battle fierce storms out at sea to rescue those in need.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (81) - 87% of the 81 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (292) - 89% of the 292 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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July 20

v0.2.42 (The Functions Update)

Dear Stormworkers,

This week we have a game-changing logic component for you...

Two function logic gates have been added. These advanced gates will evaluate mathematical expressions that you type in, allowing you to shrink a lot of your calculation logic into a single component. The small gate gives you one input (x) and the large has three inputs (x,y,z) which can be used in your functions.

Most existing math operations are available with these gates, as well as some new ones that aren't available as standalone components such as atan2 and lerp. In response to feedback from the community over the past week, we have also updated the trigonometry gate to operate in turns instead of radians to make it more compatible with the existing pivots and sensors.

You can read the full patch notes for this update below.

We are also excited to officially announce that our next major update is The Advanced Editing Update, and it will be releasing very soon. Here's a sneak peek at some of the exciting new features included in the update...

Much love <3

The Stormworks Developers

Patch Notes


Feature - Added 2 new "function" logic gates for compacting existing logic systems (evaluates mathematical expressions composed of +, -, *, /, ^, %, (), sin, cos, tan, asin, acos, atan, atan2, max, min, ceil, floor, round, abs, sgn, sqrt, len, len2, lerp, pi and pi2)
Feature - Trigonometry logic gate now uses turns as its unit of measurement instead of radians (consistent with existing pivots, compass, sensors)

Fix - Fixed not being able to get past initial loading screen when playing with Steam in offline mode
Fix - Fixed spelling mistake in large keypad description
Fix - Players spawn in correct place on server in multiplayer while still in wardrobe
Fix - Fluid compartments work correctly on static vehicles
Fix - Added description to seawater sample mission to make it clearer that there's a connector on the top of the sampling crucible
Fix - Updated swimmer rescue mission to have a hint about the location of swimmer
Fix - No longer need to restart game for recently saved changes to missions to be visible when spawning a mission from the creative mode list
Fix - Ocean floor rocks are blocked from spawning within 250m of centres of tiles to avoid getting rocks in ya docks
Fix - Fixed hinge connector attempting to flip around when connecting in some cases
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July 17


Patch Notes


Fix - Improved desync of pivots and hinges in multplayer
Fix - Improved frequent multiplayer slowdown
Fix - Improved bandwidth usage in multiplayer
Fix - Added network debugging to F1 profiler
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“"a nice mix of relaxing delivery missions and enjoyable heroic rescues"”
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“"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 sea-rescue service. Release your inner hero as you battle fierce storms out at sea to rescue those in need. 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!

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


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.


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 - 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
    • 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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