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App description: Block Earth is an app for building, browsing and sharing worlds and mini-games. It works in a Minecraft-style world of blocks, with realistic animals and advanced shading. Download to explore thousands of readymade worlds and games, or build your own. Ride horses or even dragons, if you can land on one. Build a railway or a roller coaster to ride. To share worlds and games with the world, or to play with your friends on a wifi network, upgrade to premium inside the game.

FEATURES
* More than 40 000 worlds and games to explore.
* Create great worlds and mini-games.
* High end graphics.
* Jetpack and Rocket Launcher.
* Ride horses, wild boars or even dragons.
* Local multiplayer
* Share worlds and games with the world.

"Wow!!! - Well now, I have Minecraft & I'm addicted to it, but this - is out of this world!! Graphics 100% better than the former & I've bought the in app purchase of all the other worlds & wow, just wow!! Minecraft watch out, you have a very serious rival. This is already much better. Thanks so much devs. PS. Am loving the new update. So many new possibilities. Love the new running water sound effect. Adds great ambience!" - catnipqueen
12-20-2012, 08:53 PM
#2
Anyone know if this is legit? Pretty small app size... But it has gotten positive reviews so far on the AppStore.

04-07-2013, 10:15 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: England
Posts: 431
Holy crap.

Kept seeing this advertised on TA web pages and stumbled upon it during my occasion "craft/junk jack/mine/voxel" AppStore searches. Seemed much like the handful of other crappy minecraft wannabes. Until now I've stuck with minecraft and junk jack. Eden disappointed me each time and mai crafted also let me down (and wtf is with that install size lol).

Just took the plunge on this, I swear it surprised the shit outta me. I'm playing it on my iPad mini just in case there's a difference between devices, but it looks hella good. The draw distance is staggering, I just switched to MCPE and it was like looking at a last gen game with terrible fog and awful textures. This game looks amazing in comparison, it's smooth too. Really didn't expect this.

No crafting, no extras apart from torches and ladders, no cloud saves or sharing maps over wifi. But damn its a good creator, MC has the survival thingy covered but as far as I'm concerned this is the best world builder I've seen on a tablet.
04-07-2013, 10:18 PM
#4
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: England
Posts: 431
Not sure if this has worked but hopefully there's a screenshot of each attached in this post

EDIT: damn, didn't do both, well for comparison, this is from block earth, I haven't touched the map, this is what it generated for me upon starting a new world, and from what I could tell the world is vast/limitless? Segments loaded up without pausing gameplay as I moved towards an edge
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04-07-2013, 10:22 PM
#5
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 4
My friends love playing this game, and I haven't tried it. Any free version of this game?
04-07-2013, 10:25 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: England
Posts: 431
Quote:
Originally Posted by wizard21 View Post
My friends love playing this game, and I haven't tried it. Any free version of this game?
Sadly not, it's a set price for the main game and there's an optional IAP for a better jet pack and three world skins that change the textures.


Here's a screenie of MC for quick comparison.
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04-07-2013, 10:26 PM
#7
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 9,377
Whoa, this does look great. I just took the plunge. I usually don't for 1.99 games but this looks awesome, and with smartbomb's impressions I couldn't resist.
04-07-2013, 10:34 PM
#8
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: A state in a country in a continent in the world
Posts: 937
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Which is better, this or Eden?
04-07-2013, 10:40 PM
#9
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 9,377
Wow, this is sure good-looking. Man, it's almost gorgeous in my eyes. I love the little jetpack thing and blowing things up with the rocket launcher. There's not a lot to do, it's basically Eden with a rocket launcher and a jetpack and better graphics.

There's also IAPs for different worlds, Alien, Retro and Doodle, and for a better Jetpack. Or you could buy all IAPs in an "Essentials pack" for 2.99, if you want.

So if you like building block type games like Minecraft or Eden, I'd say grab this one!
04-07-2013, 10:41 PM
#10
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: England
Posts: 431
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Originally Posted by dariusjr98 View Post
Which is better, this or Eden?
I'm reinstalling EDEN to refresh my mind, it may well have improved since I last played it. But ATM I would have to say this x 1000000. I think the only thing EDEN has over block earth is online map sharing. As it is, you can only edit and view your map on the device you created it on, perhaps though this will change?