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Description

Bloxels is a hands-on platform to build, play and share your own video games!

Take advantage of exclusive features including the new “Brainboards” with the Bloxels Video Game Builder Starter Kit, available at www.bloxelsbuilder.com and at major retailers starting October 1st!

OVERVIEW

Build your own video games with Bloxels! The innovative video game creation platform makes concepting and execution easy. Watch your game world come to life as you create and animate play spaces, characters and objects because you are the artist, game designer, storyteller, programmer, publisher AND player!

HOW TO BUILD GAMES WITH BLOXELS

The physical pieces in the Bloxels game set work with this Bloxels Builder app to digitize your creations, put them on-screen and make them playable. Use the 13 x 13 Gameboard and colored blocks to design a room, create the art for game elements and bring your heroes and villains to life.

When creating game rooms, each color in your design represents a different element, like terrain, water or a hazard. When building art, the blocks represent the pixelated image. Once you have finished adding blocks, snap a picture with the “in-app camera” to digitize your creation. Go from blocks to “bloxels” instantly!

When your game is ready to share, post it to the Bloxels Infinity Wall (Players must have a Bloxels account to access the Infinity Wall features – Parental consent required). The community of 13-bit builders can explore each other’s gaming worlds, playing games and sharing elements. Game developers earn coins when others play their games. They can then use the coins to buy content from other games -- you decide which content is shareable. The elements can then be customized to fix and mix into the buyer’s game. Let your game evolve, create new games and see your imagination come to life!

NOTE: The Bloxels Gameboard is not required, however some advanced features require the Bloxels Video Game Builder Starter Kit, available at bloxelsbuilder.com and at major retailers.

Learn more and watch tutorial videos at kids.bloxelsbuilder.com.

To download activities, lesson plans, and to purchase the Bloxels Video Game Builder Starter Kit at discounted prices visit bloxelsbuilder.com/edu

DEVICE SUPPORT (iOS 9.X & up)

iPad 2 & up
iPhone 5 & up
iPad Mini 1 & up

For the best experience, we recommend:

iPhone 6 & up
iPad Mini 2+
iPad Air+

If you are experiencing issues please email us at support@bloxelsbuilder.com or visit our new help desk at support.bloxelsbuilder.com. We're here to help!

Players must have a Bloxels account to access the Infinity Wall features. Parental consent required.

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Jan 14, 2016 (over 3 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 2 months, on average.

Mar 18
2019
(Current)
Version 1.4.12

This update includes in-app information about the future of Bloxels
Be sure to check out these other features we've recently released!
- Experience the app in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, or Korean
- Sync your assets across devices! (Bloxels account holders only)
- Play 'Special Games' in the ‘Featured Content’ section of the iWall
- Drag and drop your rooms wherever you want on the map
- Give your enemies 'Brains'
- Capturing a board for a character will populate all animation states

Jan 17
2018
Version 1.4.11

This update includes some bug fixes and features including...
- Fixes issue where button sliders weren't working on some devices
- Faster loading of Infinity Wall
- Fixed profanity filter from blocking certain words
- Capturing a board for a character will populate all animation states

Be sure to check out these other features we've recently released!
- Experience the app in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, or Korean
- Sync your assets across devices! (Bloxels account holders only)
- Play 'Special Games' in the ‘Featured Content’ section of the iWall
- Drag and drop your rooms wherever you want on the map
- Give your enemies 'Brains'

Jan 15
2018
Version 1.4.10

This update includes some bug fixes and features including...
- Faster loading of Infinity Wall
- Fixed profanity filter from blocking certain words
- Capturing a board for a character will populate all animation states

Be sure to check out these other features we've recently released!
- Experience the app in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, or Korean
- Sync your assets across devices! (Bloxels account holders only)
- Play 'Special Games' in the ‘Featured Content’ section of the iWall
- Drag and drop your rooms wherever you want on the map
- Give your enemies 'Brains'

Jul 05
2017
Version 1.4.9

This update includes some bug fixes and features including...
- Removal of blank boards/projects from library
- Improved profanity filter
- Capturing a board for a character will populate all animation states

Be sure to check out these other features we've recently released!
- Experience the app in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, or Korean
- Sync your assets across devices! (Bloxels account holders only)
- Play 'Special Games' in the ‘Featured Content’ section of the iWall
- Drag and drop your rooms wherever you want on the map
- Give your enemies 'Brains'

May 02
2017
Version 1.4.8

This update adds the ability to play Bloxels in your preferred language! The 'Language Select' menu can be accessed from the settings menu in Bloxels. This update also fixes bugs that prevented users from earning coins and 'likes' in the Infinity Wall. If you have questions or issues, please contact support@bloxelsbuilder.com

Be sure to check out these other features we've recently released!
- Automatic Cloud Sync for Bloxels Account holders
- 'Special Games' section in featured content
- Ability to move or delete rooms (Drag and drop)
- Ability to add 'Brains' to Enemies

Apr 12
2017
Version 1.4.7

This update fixes an issue where some players were unable to access the Infinity Wall. If you have questions or issues, please contact support@bloxelsbuilder.com

Jan 26
2017
Version 1.4.6

This update fixes an issue where some players were getting stuck on the loading screen. Also includes various bug fixes and enhancements.

If you have questions or issues, please contact support@bloxelsbuilder.com

Jan 09
2017
Version 1.4.5

This update fixes Layout 2 in the Game Builder Challenge. Also fixes an issue with registration that some players experienced. If you have questions or issues, please contact support@bloxelsbuilder.com

Dec 19
2016
Version 1.4.4

CLOUD SYNC
Players with a Bloxels account now have the ability to sync games and assets to the cloud. The cloud sync happens automatically given the player is logged in and connected to the internet. Players can now access their creations across multiple devices!

BOARD CAPTURE IMPROVEMENTS
Capture works faster and new color detection accounts better for room lighting. New Capture controls, plus/minus buttons to compensate for lights being too bright (lots o’ white blocks) or lighting being too yellowish (i.e. pink coming in as red, yellow as orange, etc...).

Various bug and performance fixes.

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For questions or additional help please visit our help desk at help.bloxelsbuilder.com or email us at support@bloxelsbuilder.com

Nov 16
2016
Version 1.4.3

NEW IN THIS VERSION

Ability to Move and Delete Rooms
Players can now move and delete rooms by dragging and dropping rooms on the game map or to the trash can.

New Expanded Featured Games Section
The newly expanded Featured Games section includes Newest Games, Most Played Games, Featured Creators, Most Liked, and Big Games.

New Home Screen Game
The new home screen game allows players to capture gameboards while playing the game, a great area for brand new Bloxels players before they dive into the full game editor. This new area includes Customizable Characters, Room Layout, adding a Brainboard to an Enemy and more.

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We’ve addressed a few more “loading screen” bugs in this version, if you are still seeing the loading screen bug after installing this update please contact us at support@bloxelsbuilder.com

For questions or additional help please visit our help desk at help.bloxelsbuilder.com or email us at support@bloxelsbuilder.com

Oct 07
2016
Version 1.4.2

This update includes some minor bugs fixes, user interface cleanups, and incorporate our new “story block” moderation feature. If you publish a game with a story block, we’ll review it first before it’s published to make sure it’s safe for everyone!

For questions or additional help please visit our help desk at help.bloxelsbuilder.com or email us at support@bloxelsbuilder.com

Sep 15
2016
Version 1.4.1

This update fixes the loading screen issue that was causing some players apps to get stuck at the loading screen and also includes other minor bug fixes.

GEM UPDATES

- Activating your Bloxels Gameboard will now unlock the entire game map in addition to 250 gems to use in other areas.
- Removed the Gem spending from the color palette and reverted back to previous layout.

If you had previously unlocked rooms on the map you should find the entire map now unlocked. All gems spent on colors will be back in your gem bank. Please contact us at support@bloxelsbuilder.com if you experience any issues.

BRAIN BOARD UPDATES

Brain Board settings have been tweaked slightly, visit bloxelsbuilder.com/brains (or click the help button in the app) to see the latest settings.

NOTICE TO EDUCATORS ON ACCOUNTS AND GEMS

If you are an educator and would like help with creating accounts with new new parent validation system or information on unlocking features in the app on ALL of your devices please visit bloxelsbuilder.com/eduapp or email us at education@bloxelsbuilder.com

Sep 01
2016
Version 1.4

This is a big update! Update now to check out all the new features!

- Brain Boards - add “Brains” to your game's enemies and watch them take on new behaviors!
- Gems! Earn gems for completing featured games and more to unlock game creation features.
- Big Interface overhaul, mucho snazy!
- A new, easier to use Gameboard Capture interface.
- New Gestures! pinch to zoom the Game Map, pinch to enable “Infinity View” on the Infinity Wall, swipe to open the Library
- Lots of interface optimization for a better handheld device experience, including pinch to zoom to edit the Gameboard.
- New kid-friendly account signup and advanced moderation to ensure players are kept safe!
- Bug Fixes, Crash, and Loading Screen Optimizations

If you are experiencing issues please email us at support@bloxelsbuilder.com or visit our new help desk at support.bloxelsbuilder.com. We're here to help!

Jun 30
2016
Version 1.3.1

**NEW** - Infinity View: View multi-board art on the Infinity Wall as one big art piece! Check out the airplane at (-53,-37) in Infinity View!

- Tightened some screws on the Infinity Wall to fix freezing and overall performance

- Various bug fixes and optimizations

Jun 16
2016
Version 1.3

We've made some big changes to the Bloxels Builder experience!

*New* - New Home Screen and Story Game, "Poultry Panic"
*New* - Challenge Modes for Game Builder and Hero Builder
*Optimizations* - Graphics and Performance Updates
*Fixes* - Various other bug fixes and optimizations

Poultry Panic: Somethings came over the world's chickens and now they're all evil! It's up to Ugly Sweater Kitty to save the world from the sinister chickens who want to take over in this new Story Mode game!

Challenge Modes: Think you've got what it takes to be a 13-bit builder??? Try out the Game Builder and Hero Builder challenges to see if your building skills are up to par!

Optimizations: We've tightened the screws on performance and graphics, so building and playing is as smooth as ever.

Jun 06
2016
Version 1.2.1

Some fixes from the 1.2 update, thanks all who reported issues and helped us track these down!

*Fixed* Black screen bug
*Fixed* Inability to navigate to other areas from Home screen in some scenarios
*Fixed* Memory optimizations for lower-memory devices like iPad 2 and iPad mini 1. This will also help with crashing on devices with a lot of assets created.

May 10
2016
Version 1.2

Announcing Bloxels Builder v1.2!

This is our first major feature update with a lot of new and cool features to share:

*BUGS*

For those that experienced the “black screen” bug, this should now be fixed with this update. If you see it again please let us know right away to support@bloxelsbuilder.com.

*GAMEPLAY*

New Power-ups - Invincibility, Shrink and Map
New Inventory System – pause the game to change your inventory, access the map and more!

*EDITOR*

Updated Editor and Library User Interface
Editor Tutorials & Help Center! Quick Start, Capture, Background Builder, Animation Builder, Game Builder, Board Builder, Character Builder
New Character Builder Interface
New Eraser in Background Builder
Tagging Improvements & Multi-Term Filters
Major Optimizations with Auto Save

*INFINITY WALL*

Added Creator Profiles, Dashboard & Stats – You can also now follow creators!
Infinity Wall Featured Content – Tap the Trophy Icon, congrats to our first featured creators.
Infinity Wall Tutorial
Overhaul of the "Game Assets" View on Infinity Wall & New Tile Info Display
Now you can view the Game Map on Infinity Wall while browsing games.
Now much faster Game Downloading

*OTHER*

Added a Bloxels News Section for all of the latest news on Bloxels
Paint Board Non-Destructive Shift - If you shift your board in editor and shift it back, the colors will not disappear!
Ongoing performance optimizations and bug fixes

Mar 02
2016
Version 1.1.4

Hi all - This update (v1.1.4) is a big clean-up update, so we decided to share all the nitty gritty with you below. Gameboard capture is now improved dramatically, so if you were having trouble before, please give this new update a try!

- Enhancement : Faster Gameboard Capture Processor
- Enhancement : Better Gameboard Detection in Capture
- Enhancement : Better blank/empty block detection in Capture
- Enhancement : Added Capture Progress Bar, with SFX!
- Enhancement : Added various tips and help menus, full “tour” mode coming soon
- Enhancement : Added “Reset Tutorials” to settings (found in global nav menu)

- Fixed Bug : Library Disappearing after Quick Start
- Fixed Bug : Player/Enemies sometimes collide with Story Blocks
- Fixed Bug : Blocks turning semi-transparent in gameplay after editing Level Backgrounds
- Fixed Bug : Removed extra white space when scrolling through the library with filtered search
- Fixed Bug : Hero stuck in terrain after changing rooms in Game Editor
- Fixed Bug : Story blocks not allowing capital letters
- Fixed Bug : Infinity Wall update notification constant refresh loop
- Fixed Bug : Quick start level layouts being added to library
- Fixed Bug : WiFi available but no network connection still allowed access to Infinity Wall
- Fixed Bug : Water rendering above Story Block text
- Fixed Bug : Water occasionally stops behaving like water
- Fixed Bug : Player log in/log out issues

- Other : Various performance enhancements and bug fixes

Our next update (v1.2) will be a big one including a number of “getting started tours” for those who are having trouble familiarizing themselves with the app features. Keep an eye out for that coming soon.

Seeing other issues or have ideas to share? Email us at support@bloxelsbuilder.com

For all the best Bloxels resources, including activities, video tutorials and more visit explore.bloxelsbuilder.com

Feb 04
2016
Version 1.1.3

The Infinity Walls is growing! Thanks to everyone for sharing all their awesome creations. This update fixes a number of bugs you may have been experiencing on the Infinity Wall and a few new features as well, including an improved Gameboard capture experience.

- NEW Game previews on the Infinity Wall and in the Editor
- NEW Forgot to name your content or made a mistake before adding to the Infinity Wall? Now you can remove it and re-submit!
- NEW Minor updates to the Infinity Wall, like noting games with the "End Flag" set, and balancing to the coin exchange.
- NEW A few "tooltips" have been added and we'll be adding more in the next updates!
- IMPROVED We've updated the gameboard capture experience to include photos that will show you the best lighting, position and angle for capturing your gameboard and new, more obvious on-screen markers. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
- GAMEPLAY Character collision adjustments, now they can go "into" blocks that have negative space, try it!
- GAMEPLAY Expanded the jet pack's ability to go "outside" of rooms, giving you more control of hiding things outside your rooms.
- GAMEPLAY Various improvements to enemy physics
- BUG Fixed issues with Infinity Wall content displaying wrong creator
- BUG Fixed issues with playing games on the Infinity Wall
- Various stability improvements & bug fixes
- Security updates

Have you created an account and shared your creations to the Infinity Wall yet? If other players download your content, you get the coins!

Seeing other issues or have ideas to share? Email us at support@bloxelsbuilder.com

Jan 20
2016
Version 1.1.2

Our first update! This update fixes a few minor issues and has one new, very useful feature.

- FEATURE Added Shift & Flip tools to the Board Editor
- BUG Fixed Capture in Character Builder
- BUG Fixed Coin sync with Accounts when you logged out and back in
- Various stability improvements & bug fixes

Have you created an account and shared your creations yet? If other players download your content, you get the coins!

Seeing other issues or have ideas to share? Email us at support@bloxelsbuilder.com

Jan 14
2016
Version 1.1.1

Previous 3 versions
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Total Ratings

5
12
4
3
3
0
2
1
1
4
830

Total Ratings

5
420
4
150
3
68
2
48
1
140