I approve of Toblo.

Toblo is probably the coolest game i’ve seen in a while. It’s unique, fun, and simple. the basic premise is that you have 2 teams of 3. You play as the leader of one team and the game is Capture the Flag. What makes this game amazingly fun and unique is that EVERYTHING around you is made of blocks and you can pick up these blocks and throw them at your enemies. You can hold a cache of up to 20 blocks at a time and it doesn’t matter how big the blocks are. Each teams base and the trees and structures around the map are all made of blocks. If you pull out the foundation blocks of your teams base, the walls collapse. You can also have bombs too which are fun to get a hold of. The great part of this game is that there is a pretty big community of developers constantly adding on to and transforming the game in a lot of interesting ways. I don’t really know how to describe how much fun it is. I have on the other hand found some videos on youtube where you can see it in action.

I haven’t had much of a chance to go into the forums on their website and see what kinds of mods or additional components people have made to the game but so far the one downside i see is that although you can play the game over a Local Area Network, You can’t play this game with your friends online. I’ll have to check the forums to be sure though.

Here’s the website where you can get the game for FREE and start having fun.

*UPDATE: there is a self extracting download that you can run for your “/program files/toblo/” folder that will give you some extra levels. It’s in german though, but you can pretty much figure out which button to press.


1 Response to “Toblo”

  1. January 30, 2008 at 3:44 pm


    I’m glad to hear that you like Toblo! If you are lucky enough to get some people all on the same network for LAN play it is definitely one of the best parts of the game.

    Unfortunately, despite many people attempting to use Hamachi I am fairly certain that Toblo is not very functional online. The amount of bandwidth needed to communicate the movements of many thousands of blocks is far more than that which is needed for a traditional shooter. That’s why it only supports LAN.

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