Block Craft 3D – Create and Explore Thousands of Player-Made Villages.

Not Your Usual Kind of Game

When most people say “mobile game,” they often refer to an app that
challenges your skills and has a winning state of some sort. Block Craft
3D is not that kind of app. This is an app where you can simply sit
back, relax and create your little slice of virtual heaven one block at a
time.

Let Your Creativity Flow

The sky’s the limit concerning what you can make in Block Craft 3D. Even then, you just might break through that as well.

  • Collect materials from the environment, including wood, stone, vegetation and so on.
  • Stack blocks wherever you want, as high as you want, in any sort of arrangement you want.
  • Dig into the earth. Make holes, ditches, canals and even underground tunnels.
  • Create houses, roads, forests, castles, and whatever else you can imagine.
  • Make everything you like from scratch, or collect pre-made buildings, both official and fan-made.
  • Share your creations online and explore worlds made by other players.
  • An App for Your Inner Child

    Block Craft 3D is a game that lets everyone recall their younger
    years, where your imagination can run wild and you can make anything you
    like from most anything you acquire. If you’re starting to feel
    artistic, then make Block Craft 3D the next big thing on your phone
    right now.

    Creation on the Go

    City-builders may be a common sight in the mobile gaming scene, but
    how many apps out there really let you build a city, village or
    settlement of your own design from the ground up? How many truly let you
    run wild with your creativity? The answer is not very many, but the
    good news is there’s now at least one. Block Craft 3D is a rare treat
    that lets you craft your own little world. There’s no death or losing
    state to find here; it’s just you, your digital sandbox, and your
    ability to make whatever you can imagine. Provided you’re willing to
    deal with a few big annoyances along the way.

    This is Your World

    How does Block Craft 3D work? Very simply: it drops you off in an
    almost empty setting with grassy fields, a few trees, a hill and some
    simple structures, and lets you build up from there. You do have a few
    tutorials to go through just to learn the ropes, but from there, it’s
    pretty much all up to you. Using an assortment of blocks in your
    inventory, all of which are textured to look like different materials
    like stone, wood and so on, you can make any kind of building you like
    or rearrange the scenery in whatever way you choose. Building blocks are
    obtained in two ways: they either replenish over time, or you can take
    them right out of the environment, just like in Minecraft, which means there’s a lot of room for creativity.

    Want to build a village? Go right ahead. Do you desire a forest
    instead? Make it happen. Would you like a fully furnished floating
    torch-lit castle? It can be done. You can even dig holes, canals and
    tunnels, or create your own hills if you so desire. There is no
    overarching goal to the game aside from bringing your imagination to
    life.

    Have We Seen this Before?

    If you were to take a brief glance at Block Craft 3D, you’d probably
    be forgiven if you thought it was a Minecraft app. It looks nearly
    identical with its use of cubic blocks to represent everything, from the
    world to the flora and fauna inhabiting it. The humanoid characters may
    have a few stylistic differences from Mojang’s behemoth, but the
    resemblance is still there. Even the inventory sprites in the interface
    looked like they were ripped right out of Minecraft. We’ve all seen that
    pixelated sword icon before!

    While it’s certainly a very charming aesthetic that helped give
    Minecraft its own distinct identity, the cubic art direction in Block
    Craft 3D is so dreadfully unoriginal that it’s a wonder the developers
    haven’t been sued. The game is already aping Minecraft enough as it is;
    at the very least, it could have tried going for a more unique visual
    style.

    Why Does Construction Have to Be So Hard?

    While what you can create is mostly limited by your imagination, your
    patience is most likely going to be your biggest obstacle towards
    creating your dream cubic landscape. Doing so is already a
    time-consuming affair on a mouse-and-keyboard game like Minecraft, but
    it’s even worse on a touchscreen-operated app. You walk around the place
    using a digital joystick on the left side of the screen, rotate the
    camera using the right side, and jump by tapping.

    It’s basic in concept, but the controls feel so floaty and
    unresponsive that just moving around is a pain. It’s even more annoying
    when you try to build very tall structures that exceed the height of
    your jump. It’s hard to maintain your balance, and one wrong twitch of
    your thumb could send you tumbling all the way to the ground.

    You can try easing up on the tedium by unlocking the ability to fly,
    but that requires you to spend a little extra money first. If you intend
    to make Block Craft a permanent fixture in your phone or tablet, it
    might be a worthy investment to make.

    Sharing and Caring

    If you’re able to push on through the annoying controls, you might
    find the app can be very rewarding. That’s in large part due to the
    social tools it provides. Whenever you get bored of fiddling around with
    your world, you can opt to take a trip to another one and see what
    other players have accomplished. Not only that, but if you really like
    some of the buildings other players have made, then you might have the
    option to purchase and put them in your game.

    There’s a lot of cool stuff to find out there, and a rating system
    makes it easier to find some of the more quality creations out there.
    Unfortunately, pre-built stuff included in the app and made by fans
    alike can be pretty pricey, so you might want to think twice about
    getting them if you’re still pinching your pennies.

    Conclusion: A Decent Fixer-Upper

    Block Craft 3D does a lot of things well. The sheer amount of stuff
    you can build without limit is astounding, and the ability for players
    to share what they’ve made with each other is a fantastic feature to
    include. However, getting to the point where you’ll be satisfied by what
    you’ve made will be a long and frustrating road. At the very least,
    Block Craft is worth a glimpse. If you can handle the annoying controls,
    it should provide you with endless hours of entertainment.


    – Review by David Galvin

    Dave Galvin is a freelance writer and avid gamer. Somehow, he managed to find a way to combine the two passions.



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