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Brickrunner is an indie game based on minecraft and terraria. The game is very cool and you can even play multiplayer with your friends. The game though, is still in development, so don't expect you have seen all stuff it has to give, until it finishes. We have found out that the developers release a new feature every week and there are a lot of premium member which are already part of this game. Being an indie game is very difficult to make it to the market, so we will make an assumption of adding more points to help its developers make it to the market.
The game uses XNA 4.0, so in order to play it, you will need to install this package. Than you can start playing alone or with your friends in multiplayer mode. There are some other modes which are still in development, but I would say that the Xmas mode, which is already finished was really cool.
The idea is very clear, using blocks to build stuff around you. There are a lot of blocks which can be used infinitely in the normal mode to make your home, add your artistic ideas and other stuff. In survival mode you basically are intended to gather blocks, but that is still in development. As far as we know, the game will add a lot of other features, making it a true 2.5D minecraft. For now though, you will just have fun with infinite blocks in the normal mode.
The graphics are neater than minecraft to say the truth. The game has some very nice lightning and I personally preferred it that way. You can add layers to your game by pressing F1, F2 and F3 which will be the path where your blocks are built. There are a lot of blocks, with many colors and there are even fluids, but that is not implemented yet. The gameplay was good, but I personally didn't like the gravity system which was not too much realistic, because the player fell with the same speed all the time without any acceleration.
Talking about costumization, you can dress your character up with a lot of costumes and this is a very cool feature, especially for an indie game. You can even change your blocks textures if you really want to and make an empire out of little blocks. At least I enjoyed this game and it has a bright future. Don't be discouraged of the game development since it is still in progress and its team is working very hard to make all the updates avalilable. I would have liked it to have more features, but for now that is all. Overall the game seems good and we really hope its development time will be as soon as possible!
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