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Keep an eye on 'Veloren', an open source multiplayer voxel RPG written in Rust

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Move over Cube World, there's a new open source voxel RPG in town under development called Veloren and it supports Linux too so there's a bonus point for you.

Inspired by many games like Cube World, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dwarf Fortress and Minecraft it's currently under heavy development, thanks to user email tips I've been keeping a close eye on this one. I don't want to get your hopes up too high but it's already coming along well and shows a ridiculous amount of promise.

Their regular progress reports on the official site blog have been a thoroughly interesting read. So many interesting features and world generation updates coming along for it. You can see some gameplay in their recent raw video below:

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As you can see, it's a little rough around the edges in many ways but already pretty playable. Once there's a bit more to do, it could be good for a few hours of exploration.

You can find downloads and more info on the official site and the GitLab. Their "Nightly" release is the recommended one to use, even though it's not a proper release it's far more up to date.

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Chronarius 4 October 2019 at 8:19 pm UTC
Pretty playable? Have we played the same game? IMHO it's a nice tech demo, but far from playable. Anyhow looking forward to that it becomes even more playable

BTW: I like the Glider! Looks better and control is also better then in Cube World.
Liam Dawe 4 October 2019 at 8:37 pm UTC
ChronariusPretty playable? Have we played the same game? IMHO it's a nice tech demo, but far from playable. Anyhow looking forward to that it becomes even more playable

BTW: I like the Glider! Looks better and control is also better then in Cube World.
Playable meaning it can be played, without major bugs preventing it. Enjoyable is another matter ;) it obviously has a long way to go.
pythoneer 4 October 2019 at 9:34 pm UTC
Greetings to fellow Rustaceans! Happy to see a game programmed in one of my favorite programming language (Rust) on one of my favorite gaming website!
riidom 4 October 2019 at 11:03 pm UTC
I'm a fan of their weekly newsblog too. One day in soon future it will make me try it.
GustyGhost 5 October 2019 at 12:37 am UTC
I got it to build but not to run. Some error with default-run in the .toml file. Their documentation could use some love.
14 5 October 2019 at 6:20 am UTC
I had no problem installing the binary build from the AUR. The game ran ok. I just couldn't figure out what to do other than run and glide around. Looks and feels quite promising. Current entertainment value is about nothing.
Ehvis 5 October 2019 at 9:50 am UTC
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SpirimintAwesome i just thought today. I would like to play Cube World. Even i think the Level System is brilliant

But now i will try Veloren first

Edit: Hm ok i downloaded the nightly Version. But how i start this game? Double Klick on veloren-voxygen won't work.
Try it in terminal, worked for me.

I got this

/Games/Veloren$ ./veloren-voxygen
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1052:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1052:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_route.c:867:(find_matching_chmap) Found no matching channel map
ALSA lib pcm_route.c:867:(find_matching_chmap) Found no matching channel map
ALSA lib pcm_route.c:867:(find_matching_chmap) Found no matching channel map
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1052:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:990:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) The dmix plugin supports only playback stream
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:990:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) The dmix plugin supports only playback stream
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:990:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) The dmix plugin supports only playback stream
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:990:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) The dmix plugin supports only playback stream
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:990:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) The dmix plugin supports only playback stream
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:990:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) The dmix plugin supports only playback stream
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:556:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) The dsnoop plugin supports only capture stream
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:556:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) The dsnoop plugin supports only capture stream
thread 'main' panicked at 'device not available: "Invalid argument"', src/libcore/result.rs:1165:5
note: run with `RUST_BACKTRACE=1` environment variable to display a backtrace.

That's what I got as well. There are multiple issues about this in the issue tracker tagged "bug", so something that needs to be fixed for next release.
Mambo 5 October 2019 at 1:02 pm UTC
GustyGhostI got it to build but not to run. Some error with default-run in the .toml file. Their documentation could use some love.

Sounds like an outdated Rust version. Run: `rustup update`
psymin 7 October 2019 at 2:30 pm UTC
Definitely an early build. I found a MOB to attack eventually, but was unable to defeat it Still very promising!
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