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The Blockheads

IUTA Score
8.4
Price: FREE

The BlockheadsThe Blockheads by Majic Jungle Software is a sandbox game that lets you explore, craft and build!  You’ll navigate through worlds with their own climates, seasons, frozen poles and even an equator!  The Blockheads can be played solo or with a friend.  With all the “with friends” games out there these days that force you to play against someone, I prefer to play The Blockheads solo.  This unique game allows you to control your blockheads in a randomly generated world with mountains, oceans, forests, deserts and caves.  It’s virtually amazing.

 

The BlockheadsWhen you first start playing The Blockheads, you’ll want to bring your first blockhead through the portal, so you can start moving around the world by tapping the air above the ground.  You’ll interact with the world by tapping on any square your blockhead can get to.  If you tap a dirt square, you’ll dig it.  If you tap on a tree, you’ll chop it, and so on.  The Blockheads’ world is huge.  Even the ground is over 500 blocks deep.  This world has everything – even north and south poles!  Not everything in The Blockheads is set up for you.  You’ll have to craft things you need.  In the app’s intro, I was reading about crafting and it said, “You won’t have much fun on a mountain without some warm clothing, and swimming across an ocean will take a very long time without a boat.”  This is where your crafting comes in.  You start crafting with one single workbench.  With your workbench you can make what you need.  With that, the world of The Blockheads is yours to conquer!  When I first started playing this game, I felt like I was living in the old TV series Lost with having to make everything I needed and being all alone in a great big world!

 

The Blockheads is an amazing in a big way.  It’s not a quick game you can play off the cuff.  It’s complicated and so interesting.  You’ll probably spend about ten times more time playing it than you would the average game.  It’s beyond what you can image.

 

iTunes describes The Blockheads like so:

 

Night is falling and your blockhead is freezing.
You haven’t yet made shelter and your campfire has gone out.
All you have is a spade, some wood and a few sticks.
You have only minutes before exhaustion hits.
Do you create a bed, dig a cave or refuel your fire?
What will you do?

 

Explore, mine, craft and build in this giant and detailed sandbox game. Navigate huge simulated worlds thousands of blocks wide with a full temperature and climate system, seasons, an equator, and frozen poles. Explore complex cave systems and flowing water, and survive deserts and snowy mountaintops.  Play alone, or with a friend, with online two player multiplayer and voice chat over Game Center.

 

iTunes lists The Blockheads’ features as such:

  • Control your blockheads in a vast randomly generated world with oceans, mountains, forests, deserts and deep underground caves.
  • Keep an eye on their needs – give them sleep, feed them, create clothing and shelter – and they’ll be happier, quicker and more productive
  • Craft tools with the resources they find, and they’ll be able to work even faster and find more resources.
  • Upgrade workbenches and unlock more advanced items to craft.
  • Discover precious stones and metals deep underground, or rare plants and animals on the surface.
  • Craft a boat and navigate the oceans using the accurate night sky to guide you.
  • Make fur clothing and venture to the North Pole.
  • Pick coconuts at a tropical beach.
  • Cook meat at a campfire.
  • Build a marble palace.
  • Paint the walls.
  • Plant an orchard.
  • Ride a donkey!

 

 

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The Blockheads

IUTA Score
8.4
Price: FREE