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RimWorld 1.0 is going to release on October 17th next week

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RimWorld, the awesome and engrossing sci-fi colony building sim is finally going to leave Early Access on October 17th next week.

After being in development for over five years, the developer has now announced the final release. They've said that the game will be save-compatible going from the most recent version as long as you haven't installed any mods. It's not going to be much different to the most recent beta, since it will largely be a bug-fix release. Although, they did mention "a new food restriction system", which lets you restrict what your colonists and any prisoners are allowed to eat.

Most recent official video for now, a new trailer will be up at release:

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As for after the release, they plan to continue updating it with bug fixes. They haven't decided on any new features after release, although they do have some ideas for the direction of it they aren't promising anything. Can't argue with that, as it is the game is very interesting and with a lot of good mods available you can expand it yourself anyway.

Find it on Humble Store and Steam, fantastic game absolutely recommend it.

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pungentstentch 11 October 2018 at 10:47 am UTC
Just a heads up if you are on the fence about buying the game, it will cost more after release

https://steamcommunity.com/games/294100/announcements/detail/1694931857997590569
WorMzy 11 October 2018 at 11:09 am UTC
pungentstentchJust a heads up if you are on the fence about buying the game, it will cost more after release

https://steamcommunity.com/games/294100/announcements/detail/1694931857997590569

That's a pity, I was hoping there might be a launch day sale. Oh well, congrats to the developer, but I'll stick with Dwarf Fortress. I can't justify paying £25 on a slimmed down version of a game I can play for free.
TheSHEEEP 11 October 2018 at 2:28 pm UTC
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WorMzy
pungentstentchJust a heads up if you are on the fence about buying the game, it will cost more after release

https://steamcommunity.com/games/294100/announcements/detail/1694931857997590569

That's a pity, I was hoping there might be a launch day sale. Oh well, congrats to the developer, but I'll stick with Dwarf Fortress. I can't justify paying £25 on a slimmed down version of a game I can play for free.
Is Dwarf Fortress playable by now or does it still require you to memorize keyboard shortcuts like you would a foreign language?
I did that once, and DF was great back then, but nowadays I have 0 desire to play a game like that without proper mouse support.


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14 11 October 2018 at 3:28 pm UTC
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*sigh* I might have to buy it before the price goes up. I want to just play Dwarf Fortress like an elitist, hardcore gamer nerd, but I haven't been able to make myself take a week-long video class to learn how to play.
WorMzy 11 October 2018 at 4:23 pm UTC
14I want to just play Dwarf Fortress like an elitist, hardcore gamer nerd, but I haven't been able to make myself take a week-long video class to learn how to play.

And that's just the introductory course, learning the rest takes a lifetime. ;)

Honestly though, if you can find the time to learn the basics, and you go into it with the aim of learning to play, rather than trying to win, you'll quickly pick up the experience you need to enjoy the game. (Having the Dwarf Fortress wiki on quick search helps too!)

Quotedoes it still require you to memorize keyboard shortcuts like you would a foreign language?

Dunno what game you were playing, but DF has pretty clear menus. You can memorize commands if you want, and it definitely speeds up play, but it isn't mandatory.
stan 11 October 2018 at 7:36 pm UTC
Oh well, 30$ was already quite expensive for an indie game. I’ll wait for a sale on a DRM-free store.
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stanOh well, 30$ was already quite expensive for an indie game. I’ll wait for a sale on a DRM-free store.
I heard that the developer will "never" let it go on sale. Don't know if he'll live up to that.
Draconicrose 11 October 2018 at 11:15 pm UTC
I honestly can't wait for the 1.0 release. I'm glad they're integrating the food restrictions mod. It's quite a necessity in some difficulties. I see people don't want to pay nearly $30 for the game because it's an indie game, but honestly? I struggle to think of any other indie game that is actually worth that kind of money.

By the way, if you'd like to see how it plays before buying, I have multiple series: alpha 16, beta 18, and beta 19 (which will be updated to 1.0).
denyasis 11 October 2018 at 11:32 pm UTC
Probably the best dwarf-fortress-like out there. I believe It's DRM free from the devs website (I bought mine there long ago) and $30 is totally worth it for what you get. Yes, it's slimmer than df, but still can be brutally hard. I think its more streamlined and focused take benefits the game over all.
Elvanex 12 October 2018 at 3:22 am UTC
Can 200% recommend this game! It's one of my all time favorites.
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