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Earlier this week, we not only fulfilled the promise of
BlockWorld Multiplayer, but added a great many fixes, optimisations
and quality improvements to this already fully featured creative
BlockWorld was released in late August of 2012, with infinite
terrain, colourful dyes, real-time physics, weapons and more, onto
the Xbox Live Indie Games section of the Xbox 360. This is the
first of many updates we will be providing to our customers as a
thank you to their continued support.
During the first week of v1.1’s life cycle, BlockWorld can
be purchased for the reduced price of 80ms points ($1 US) as an
incentive to get plenty of new players online, and as a reward to
early adopters of this surprisingly unique and creative
A handful of the distinguishing features that make
BlockWorld worthy of your notice are:
1. 30 Colourful dyes to
50 unique blocks.
2. Three terrain generators:
Middle Earth, Flat lands and Floating Island.
3. Combat mode, complete
with Swords and Bows for some hot Avatar on Avatar action.
4. Anti-greifing measures
such as private slots, and inventory locks with host controls.
5. A mature engine that has
spent a year on Mobile platforms, benefiting from incredible
optimisation and performance improvements as a direct result.
6. That retro pixel art
style, with HD effects such as refractive water, smooth lighting
and high speed blur effects to make this an experience that feels
at home on modern hardware.
We at 2.0 Studios are also listening to feedback, joining worlds
and investigating all reports, requests and issues players have had
since the launch of the multiplayer patch, and are thrilled with
the how well this fantastic new update is being received by our
We are now hard at work, finishing the v1.2 patch. Players
can expect the following from the next feature packed
1. Flowing water and
2. Fences and gates with
many variants thereof
3. Dozens of permutations of
existing block types such as Adamantium slabs and steel stairs to
ensure that BlockWorld is the ultimate creative experience!
4. Paintball weapons to add
to the already awesome Combat game mode that arrived in v1.1
5. Additional performance,
and rare-case fixes to this already mature and stable product.
We work hard to maintain developer transparency and to ensure
that we are easily reached for additional information, news and