Best Crafting Games
When discussing crafting games, it's kind of hard to ignore the grandfather of them all, Minecraft. Once Minecraft gained popularity tons of other developers went down the same path, creating the crafting sandbox genre we know and love today. Here's a look at a few of the best crafting games around. You know, not including Minecraft...
Starbound - How would you like to travel to thousands of different planets, exploring and harvesting, farming and crafting as you go? Starbound is a 2D building and crafting sandbox game that lets you do that and so much more. Customize your character and complete quests to gain access to building materials and items the likes of which you've never dreamed. Upgrade your ship and your abilities as you travel through the stars, but don't forget to head back to your home planet from time to time to keep crafting new stuff for your journey.
Terraria - Back when Terraria first came out, there was a war between it and Minecraft. Some people claimed this mission-based 2D crafting game was the best ever. Others claimed Minecraft was still the king. We say there's plenty of room for both. Terraria has grown in leaps and bounds since its release a few years ago, adding tons of new biomes, loads of weapons and items to find, and of course, a whole book of things to collect and craft. If you want a little more challenge and a lot more 2D pixel art with your crafting games, Terraria is the way to go.
Junk Jack X - Don't let the name fool you, this crafting game is anything but junk! A clever reimagining of the Terraria formula, Junk Jack X lets you explore, craft, build and survive in a lovely 2D pixel art world filled with hidden treasures and beautiful landscapes. Oh, and also dangerous monsters and helpful items you can piece together to make better equipment. Crafting is actually one of the main draws for this game, so if you've got a PC or iOS device, grab it and get to building!
Craft the World - Craft the entire world? Now that's something we can get behind! This gorgeous building and crafting game puts a little more emphasis on gameplay and quests than the other titles in this list. Build your own dwarven fortress piece by piece as you gather resources and fight for your territory using weapons and armor you creates yourself. Crafting is a core feature of the game, meaning you'll never stop searching and never stop creating no matter how awesome your fortress looks.