Stormworks: Build and Rescue is a rich and dramatic physics playground where you run your very own search and rescue company. Take your custom-designed, block based land, sea and air vehicles on exciting missions. Stormworks is set for a big changes on Wednesday the 9th of May when the game’s ‘Missions Update’ will be going live.
The game launched in Early Access on the 28th of February and already has a dedicated Steam workshop community. Some of the vehicle creations are so amazing that we have decided to put together our top 10 creations.
‘Roc’ mkI Air Carrier
It’s hard to argue that this Helicarrier isn’t the most impressive looking creation in the world of Stormworks: Build and Rescue to date. It’s visually amazing and surprisingly effective and simple to use. We recommend wholeheartedly to have this vehicle in your fleet. Although bringing a Helicarrier to deliver a package to the hospital may be a tad overkill.
We personally love this vehicle. It gives off a serious retro futurism vibe, reminiscent of all those videos from the early 20th century of flying cars and monorails, it reminds us of a simpler time where we all dreamed of flying cars.
ISO Stacking Crane
The sheer scale of this creation has us in awe, it’s so large it has to be built and assembled in parts. Not only does it tower over most other creations, it’s also extremely practical for transporting heavy goods. Move containers on to the back of trucks with this colossus or just experiment by tossing your creations around as if they were prizes in a claw machine.
A really beautifully designed Chinook and possibly our favourite helicopter on the workshop. With tons of details, it even comes complete with it’s own cargo hook! We found this huge fun to pilot and certainly looks the part too.
The Guardian One is a Corvette class ship repurposed for search and rescue. This is a well designed ship complete with docking space for a dinghy in the rear. Not only that, but this ship looks stunning with its lights activated for all those night time missions; a sleek black menace that’s become one of the good guys.
Los Angeles Class Submarine
Our list wouldn’t be complete without showing our favorite sub on the workshop: the Los Angeles class submarine is the successor to the Sturgeon class submarine. This replica certainly looks the part of the US Navy submarine, with it’s simple and effective colour scheme and complex interior. It even has a galley kitchen to keep you going for weeks undersea.
Not everything needs to be a goliath and make the Stormworks: Build and Rescue base look tiny in comparison. We love the simplicity of this little dinghy – it gets the job done and even has room for passengers. And the best part? It’s also able to compliment other craft as a lifeboat or back-up in case things go awry. You’ll learn to love this dinghy like a loyal pet.
UK RNLI Tyne Class Lifeboat
Being based in the UK, just the colour scheme alone reminded us of school trips to learn about the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) and learning about how they save lives. Be a true hero and rescue those in need, like the real-life counterparts of this vessel have done so many times.
Speaking of old school memories, this next craft is a staple of many a generations’ childhood: Thunderbird 2 complete with Thunderbird 4 holding container. The minute Stormworks: Build and Rescue went live on the store, we instantly wondered how long it would take for someone to re-create Thunderbird 2 and we weren’t disappointed. Now all we need is Thunderbird 3. Someone get on it!
So after a long day of saving lives and transporting packages, what better way to unwind than some water-skiing? Don’t worry, Stormworks: Build and Rescue has you covered with this crazy contraption. Who knows, maybe if your life as a search and rescue operator doesn’t quite pan out, maybe you can get a job offering tourists some water skiing lessons?