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The Blockheads, at first glance, looks like yet another Minecraft rip-off, but it's much deeper than that, offering a fantastic 2D experience that works seamlessly on the iPhone's smaller screen in a way that even Minecraft can't quite pull off. The result is a game in which you can easily spend hours exploring, harvesting, crafting, and building, not just to keep your character alive, but to enjoy the world the developers have crafted.
When you start the game, your character is stranded with no fire, no shelter, and just the clothes on his back. You must explore the game world to find resources, and protect yourself against both elements and creatures that are out to get you. Everything looks very much like Minecraft, but it turns smoothly on the smaller screen because of the decision to go 2D, almost like Terraria but with the Minecraft-style layout. You can climb to just about anything, harvest wood or other resources, build shelter, boats, and more. The worlds you navigate are thousands of blocks across, have active ecosystems with weather and temperature, night and day, and there are many ways to build, including advanced technologies you will only unlock as you progress deeper into the game.
It's impossible to explain everything you can do in The Blockheads, but if you like Minecraft or other sandbox games with unexplored regions to uncover and make your own, this is a game you will enjoy. It is free to try and everything unlocks out of the box, offering a huge, open experience you can play on an iPhone or iPad.
"On an iPhone or iPad, the 2-D, side-scrolling block-based sandbox is a winning formula, and The Blockheads is the most well-executed, true-to-Minecraft game I've had the pleasure to experience on iOS." - TouchArcade (5 Stars)"The Blockheads takes the Minecraft experience and shrinks it down in a way that just works on a touchscreen. There are shades of Lemmings here too, and they blend together to make a sweet game about discovery, exploration, and creation." - Pocket Gamer (Gold Award)*****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 mountain tops. Build, farm, find & craft your way to advanced technology including shops, steam trains, electricity, and more!Play alone, or with your friends, with local or online multiplayer. 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. Wire your house up with solar powered electricity and cook a fish curry on your electric stove. Craft a boat and navigate the oceans using the accurate night sky to guide you. Craft swords, armor, and a bow & arrows, and take on a cave troll. Make fur clothing and venture to the North Pole. Lay rail and go for a ride on a steam locomotive. Pick coconuts at a tropical beach. Cook meat at a campfire. Build a marble palace. Paint the walls. Plant an orchard. Ride a donkey!
What's new in this version:
ART, TRADE & ARCHITECTURE! Build more interesting structures with new stone and metal COLUMNS. Build STAIRCASES and super speedy electric ELEVATORS to quickly move between floors. Paint new PAINTINGS and take any picture from your photo library to hang on your wall! Craft or find new TRADE PORTALS which open up a whole new world of trade for both single player and multiplayer games. Buy or sell almost any item on the global market, every transaction influences the price at every trade portal for... See all new features »