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Latest release2.41  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 8, 2019
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3[1][2]
P. languageC++
Blackvoxel is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Blackvoxel is a 3D voxel sandbox game. The backstory takes place in the future, with the player finding themselves on a mysterious planet, after the crash of their spaceship.[1]


Blackvoxel differs from typical voxel-based sandbox games such as Minetest. It is a game about automation, rather than doing things by hand.[3] The player creates autonomous systems involving conveyor belts and other machines, similar to what we see for example in Mindustry. There is an extensive game manual that plays a big role during the gameplay, offering for example a tutorial with 34 missions, information about the world, cube documentation, crafting reference, or modding reference.[4] There are many types of cubes and items the player can create or encounter, including robots, vehicles, weapons, decorative blocks, liquids, gasses and life forms.[5]

Unlike with similar games, the world of Blackvoxel doesn't have a wholly random structure. There are different areas, each with distinct look and properties, and the world map is available in the manual.[6] For example, the player starts at a completely flat area called the Central Blue Flat Zone, where the only way to explore is to dig under ground.[7] There the main camp is usually set up. However, as soon as a resource such as water is needed, the player needs to leave for another area to find it. The gameplay is partly based on exploration of these different types of zones.


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