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Iconic Roguelike Survival RPG UnReal World released on SteamOS & Linux

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UnReal World is a roguelike 2D survival game which was first released in 1992. Although version 1.00 was released about 24 years ago(!) the Steam release only marks one of the many regular updates it got until now and there are more to come. The developers also consider adding trading cards, cloud saves and achievements.

UnReal World focuses on survival because of its highly realistic world and mechanics. It even got released on CD-ROM for libraries in Finland as an educational tool.

You choose one of the nine different cultures and play as an adventurer, a fisherman, a hunter, or a tradesman. And there are even more roles to take.

Over the years many new features and game mechanics like random generation, new skills, towns, dungeons, new combat options and many more were added.

You can get the Steam version for $10.99/ £ 7.99 / € 10.99 with a 15% discount in the first week.

There's still the free version of the game on the official website which was developed with a donation-based system until now. The non-Steam version will get the same features but the Steam version will get updates more frequently.

It sure is a good decision to release the game on Steam though because this will draw even more attention to the game. It is also an easy way to support the developers if you don't want to use the donation system on their website or if you don't use Paypal.

If you already picked up a lifetime membership for UnReal World via their website you can get a Steam key for free.

About the game
Into the Far North we shall take you -- as far as we can by the means of computer role playing...

UnReal World is a unique combination of roguelike roleplaying game and survival simulation set in the Far North long, long ago. Throughout the years, UnReal World has been praised for its depth, realism, atmosphere and immersion. The game is completely open-ended and you decide whether you wish to lead a life of a fisherman, a hermit searching for the peace, a brave adventurer, a rough hunter, a trapper or a tradesman.

As a member of one of the nine different cultures you'll enter a detailed and enchanting iron-age game world in which northern folklore, knowledge and way of life play an important part. The world and mechanics of the game are highly realistic, rich with historical atmosphere and emphasized on survival in the harsh ancient wilderness.

A wide world with vast forests, mires and mountains to roam and watercourses to row is randomly and procedurally generated - and you can live off the land and explore it on very detailed level. Track animals, set traps, hunt with bows and spears, tan hides, go fishing, pick berries, cook food, sleep in a temporary shelter or build a log cottage, trade with the villagers, craft items, interact with cultures near and far -- and so much more.
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Incandescent 4 March 2016 at 9:12 pm UTC
UnReal World is, in my opinion, one of the best and most unique roguelikes out there. Definitely on par with the likes of Caves of Cud and Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead. I'm quite pleased its been released to Steam.

Also, You might wanna add a screenshot of the game to the article if possible, herrgnatz.

Last edited by Incandescent on 4 March 2016 at 9:47 pm UTC
herrgnatz 4 March 2016 at 10:29 pm UTC
Since I'm only a guest contributor I cannot edit the article and add a screenshot. Sorry about that. :/
I also wanted to add the new trailer. At least I can do that here in the comment which rounds it up quite good.
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Apopas 5 March 2016 at 12:08 am UTC
The only game ever I have spent three figure number of hours so far and I'm sure they will become four figure!
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