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Blocks That Matter

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Blocks That Matter is an isometric indie platformer game developed by Swing Swing Submarine.

Gameplay

You play as a robot named Tetrobot. It can drill blocks, recycle them, and produce new blocks of different matter. Every matter has its own behavior and features. Tetrobot can also destroy lines of eight blocks just like in Tetris.

There are special blocks scattered around the game's story mode levels that cannot be drilled or recycled. Hence why the game is called Blocks That Matter. The only purpose of such blocks is to unlock bonus levels. Each block serves as a pop culture reference to games as Portal or even a Rubik's cube. Such special blocks can be found either on the levels or hidden in random treasure chests.

The game features 40 levels in its adventure mode and 20 more bonus levels. Every bonus level resembles a game with blocks in it, for example, Portal and its Weighted Companion Cube. Apart from that, the game is bundled with a level editor which allows for creating new levels and sharing them with the community.

The game is heavily influenced by Minecraft and Tetris, which can be seen while playing through any level. The block mechanics heavily resemble the same in Minecraft. In some levels, the developers use Minecraft-styled blocks of mud, ores, and resources.

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Developer
Swing Swing Submarine
Publisher
Swing Swing Submarine
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.swingswingsubmarine.com

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS:Leopard
  • Processor:Core2
  • Memory:1 GB RAM
  • Graphics:Intel HD Graphics
  • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
  • Sound:Integrated chipset OpenAL compatible
Recommended:
  • OS:SnowLeopard
  • Processor:Core2
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:AMD Radeon HD
  • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
  • Sound:Integrated chipset OpenAL compatible
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS:Ubuntu 12.10
  • Processor:Core2
  • Memory:1 GB RAM
  • Graphics:Any Graphics Card with a working driver!
  • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
  • Sound:Integrated chipset OpenAL compatible
Recommended:
  • OS:Ubuntu 12.10
  • Processor:Core2
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:Any Graphics Card with a working driver!
  • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
  • Sound:Integrated chipset OpenAL compatible
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS:WindowsXP
  • Processor:Pentium4
  • Memory:1 GB RAM
  • Graphics:OpenGL compatible 128Mo VRAM
  • DirectX®:dx90c
  • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
  • Sound:Integrated chipset OpenAL compatible
Recommended:
  • OS:Windows7
  • Processor:Core2
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:OpenGL compatible 256Mo VRAM
  • DirectX®:dx90c
  • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
  • Sound:Integrated chipset OpenAL compatible
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Blocks That Matter reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Blocks That Matter, Blocks of Importance to Mother Minecraft, Father Tetris, I don't want to say more about that. It's nicely and presents you with new Challenges over and over again. A nice Game for in between =)
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Microsoft from Deutsch
That here Minecraft had a big Impact, probably no one can dispute and yet "Block That Matter" somehow does everything differently. Which doesn't necessarily have to be bad. For me, no Game that I can play 2 Hours at a time, but for In Between a nice Change! In Addition, the Game often offers not only a Chuckle But also a smoking pear and can stand out due to the Variety of Knob Levels. In Addition, the Steam workshop offers further Levels, from and for Users.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Blocks that matter is definitely one Of the highlights of the Year for me. A very varied and extensive Puzzle game That combines Elements from Minecraft and Boulder Dash With Passages in which Dexterity is required. Unfortunately, that's the only Sticking point ... It is incredibly frustrating when you die in a long Level just before The end by a wrong Step or you use the Path. A Back-turn feature like Toki Tori wouldn't have hurt. Or a Waypoint System at the more extensive Levels. Because the Game is quite demanding, and that's where it's a shame if at some point one of the Frsut stops from going on. Because otherwise it's perfect!
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Meal, after all this Time I would like to write a short Review of this beautiful Indie title! I was Captivated by this little title from the Very beginning. It's simple kept a Platformer Game with little Thinking to create the Levels. First you have to find Ways to break down Stones/Wood or other Blocks, only to put Them back together at another Point! It took me many Hours to get everything to 100%, but that's exactly the Appeal about the whole thing. In many Places, you have to Think three times about how to set the Blocks in order to get further. In addition to the "Story," there are also small Bonus Levels and the Game is supported by the Workshop. This means you can either throw at the Editor yourself and build Levels for People/Friends, or you can get from other Users who get down and try your Luck. This is definitely a strong Endorsement for this Game! The only Negative, in my View, is the music that does not always meet. As much as I like to have this Game, the Music is very annoying in some Places. But that doesn't matter in any Way, because that's how you can look for this Game and listen to your own Music. For just €5bn (Or even less in the Steam Sales), the Presi is perfectly acceptable. Long Speech-short Sense: From me here is a clear Purchase recommendation For funny/beautiful Hours! Mfg, Proletenmiracle
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