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Release: Aug 2015
Reviewed on: iOS

Block Craft 3D

Site Score
6.5
Good: Great templates for building a village – See other player designs
Bad: Sandbox building only
User Score
6.0
(1 votes)
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The free to play Block Craft 3D has amassed tens of millions of downloads across the Android and iOS app stores on the back of Minecraft popularity. With its formula block design and sandbox formula Block Craft 3D takes the Minecraft formula but focuses your attention towards city building and removing the other elements.

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After a brief tutorial on making a well and basic hut players can begin expanding their town as they see fit. The core of the game is the blueprint plans which lets you place a template for each building within the game world before completing it in first person view. With each new building experience is gained and new buildings are unlocked.

The building process itself is extremely simplified with players simply tapping their finger on the transparent blocks to complete the building template placed. Alternatively the premium currency of gems can be used to finish buildings instantly although with the ability to place blocks with a single touch and fly around the map as needed this is generally not needed.

With the game predominately about the building templates and how you choose to mix and match them having high quality and interesting templates is of course vital and thankfully Block Craft 3D does have some impressively designed buildings to make a glorious city. In addition to templates though players can also obtain rare blocks to decorate the interior and exterior to make your city truly your own.

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For those that lack creativity or are just short on ideas on where to start players can browse the creations of other users with trending villages allowing players to show off and vote on village designs. All of this is backed with a level and currency system which forms the basis of progression.

If the design and building elements of Minecraft appealed to you in the past Block Craft 3D is a great way to see what other designers are doing while creating your own thriving village from a template base.

Summary:

  • Create your own impressive village.
  • Use template designs and alter them with rare item blocks.
  • Explore the creations of other players for ideas.
  • A large range of interesting templates and block designs.
  • Free on Android and iOS.

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