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.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (454) - 92% of the 454 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (2,149) - 88% of the 2,149 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 (112)

July 19

v0.7.20 (The Control Fin Update)

Dear Stormworkers,

This week's minor update includes 3 new control fins!

Small, medium and large control fins have been added to expand the available set of rudders and control surfaces. The design of these fins makes them well-suited for fitting to the sides of a variety of vehicle types, including rockets, planes and submarines!

As always, see below for the full changelog, and let us know of any bugs or feature requests on the Stormworks issue tracker website which can be accessed in-game from the main menu and pause menu.

We're excited about the progress of the performance and optimisation update and are getting some promising results. We look forward to sharing this update with you, and the full extent of the changes that have been made, in the coming weeks.

Much Love <3

The Stormworks Developers

Patch Notes


Feature - Added 3 control fins (small, medium, large)
Feature - Added equipment swapping by interacting with an outfit inventory while already wearing an outfit

Fix - Rebalanced mass of passenger and pilot seats
Fix - Fixed infinite generators with starter motors and connectors
Fix - Connectors consume more electricity when applying a larger attraction impulse
Fix - Flashlight state is saved/loaded correctly
Fix - Fixed custom day/night cycles not saving/loading correctly
Fix - Fixed fans not applying force in correct direction when mirrored
Fix - Fixed being able to toggle buttons using logic input when broken
Fix - Added short period of invincibility after respawning to prevent death loops
Fix - Solid rockets now work underwater
Fix - Improved rudder shaking issues at high speeds
Fix - Fixed placement issues with some multibody components
Fix - Corrected multiple spelling and formatting mistakes
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July 12

v0.7.19 (The Solid Rocket Booster Update 2.0)

Dear Stormworkers,

This week we have expanded on last week's solid rocket booster update...

Three larger sizes of booster have been added for creating large missiles and rockets. We have also split the boosters into separate nozzle and fuel parts. This should remove some of the logic clutter that last week's booster component was causing for longer rockets. If you've used last week's component in your vehicle, you will need to update it to have a nozzle on the end.

This is a small patch as most of our effort is currently focused on the next major update, however there are still some small fixes and improvements. See below for the full changelog.

Much love <3

The Stormworks Developers

Patch Notes


Feature - Added medium, large and huge solid rocket boosters
Feature - Solid rocket boosters now have separate component for extending fuel to reduce logic nodes
Feature - Added separate difficulty option for disabling megalodon attacks when creating a world

Fix - Player health/oxygen/debuffs are visible when sleeping
Fix - Fixed vehicles disappearing and not returning to workbench on some islands
Fix - Fixed crash when despawning track connector with grippers attached that are part of a different vehicle
Fix - Fixed pilot seat controls remaining visible after despawning a mission vehicle
Fix - Fixed solid rocket booster producing thrust in wrong direction when mirrored
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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 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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