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RimWorld alpha 16 'Wanderlust' is a massive update

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RimWorld [Official Site, Steam], the colony building simulator has a massive alpha 16 update named 'Wanderlust' and it's truly huge.

Generated worlds are now sphere shaped split into hexagons and pentagons along with better world generation. You can also now travel across the world, which changes how the entire game feels.

Maps in the game run at the same time, so your home colony will be active and running at the same time as you doing something else in the world. That's really cool and shows how massive the simulation in this game is!

Time of day is modelled on the planet view, so an area where the sun hits has daylight for example. So a proper day and night cycle essentially!

A new way to end the game has been opened, as an NPC may offer you a ship, but it will take a long time to travel there. This comes with plenty of encounters to deal with.

See the rather long update notes here.

I've played plenty of this game and highly recommend it! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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8 comments

cdnr1 26 Dec, 2016
shouldn't it be 16?
stan 26 Dec, 2016
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So it means that it is already possible to win the game by building a spaceship? I thought that wasn’t implemented yet.

Also it’s great that the game is available DRM-free (+ Steam key) when you buy on their web site.
Ser Eduardo Mogambro 26 Dec, 2016
And there go my Christmas vacations *g*


Last edited by Ser Eduardo Mogambro on 26 December 2016 at 9:27 pm UTC
lave 27 Dec, 2016
"Wanderlust" .. always feels awkward to see german words used in other languages that you dont ever hear in germany. Is Wanderlust somehow part of english vocabulary now, like kindergarden?
Ser Eduardo Mogambro 27 Dec, 2016
Quoting: lave"Wanderlust" .. always feels awkward to see german words used in other languages that you dont ever hear in germany. Is Wanderlust somehow part of english vocabulary now, like kindergarden?

Wanderlust is not really used in German, true. Today it translates more to "Fernweh" than to the actual joy of hiking.

I leave this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanderlust although it's pretty easy to find ;)
14 27 Dec, 2016
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I wish they would publish a dev road map. Their FAQ says they don't want to, which makes me want to continue waiting for it to leave Early Access.
niarbeht 28 Dec, 2016
Quoting: lave"Wanderlust" .. always feels awkward to see german words used in other languages that you dont ever hear in germany. Is Wanderlust somehow part of english vocabulary now, like kindergarden?

Given the Germanic roots of the English language, any time English "steals" a word that exists in German, but uses roots that still exist in English, think of it more like remembering something we forgot than theft.
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