Rising World is a voxel based open-world sandbox game, featuring a procedurally generated world, playable in single and multi-player.
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Very Positive (1,789 reviews) - 81% of the 1,789 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 3, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to give players the opportunity to already play our game in the course of its development. This allows us to see which game elements could benefit from further development, or what possibly needs to be changed, so that we can adapt the development accordingly.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“As long as necessary. In other words, the game must remain in the “Early Access” phase until it shows fully adequate gameplay and all our planned features have been largely implemented.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version guarantees the player that he/she is also getting a full-fledged game, which means that all the important features have been implemented, and all the serious bugs eliminated. There will however most likely still be updates later on to simply continue improving the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is currently still in Alpha stage. Many important things are already present; for example, the basic technical structure as well as game elements, such as the structural system, are fairly well developed. Some game elements that are essential for fully adequate gameplay are nevertheless still missing.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“In one word: yes. The price will reflect the game’s current stage of development. This means that small price increases are planned upon reaching the Beta stage (which can also be still be regarded as Early Access) and upon reaching the final version.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Consultation with the community is very important to us. Our forum, where all kinds of discussions can be initiated, is provided for just this purpose. Our own bug tracker is available on our home page, ensuring that bugs come to our attention and are eliminated as quickly as possible. We take the community’s needs and criticisms very seriously.”
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August 14

Pre-Version of the new Plugin API

Hi folks!

A preview version of the new Plugin API is now available. You can get an impression on what is possible with the API, and you can also start working on your first plugins.
You find a new section in the forum now, which is dedicated to the Plugin API. You can ask questions or discuss any API related things there, or request new features in the "Feature Requests" section: https://forum.rising-world.net/index.php/Board/29

In contrary to the Lua API, a documentation (Javadoc, which also contains some examples) is also available. In can be downloaded with the Plugin API (you can load it in your IDE and access it while coding), or alternatively you can watch the online version here: https://javadoc.rising-world.net/

Unfortunately you can't add the plugins to your server yet. The servers will be updated within the next weeks, you can take advantage of the time to get used to the new API, or to prepare your plugins. Once the servers have been updated, the old Lua API will still be supported for ~ 4-8 weeks until it will be removed.

Please note that a few events and functions are still missing, they will be added soon. If there is something wrong with the new API, or you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave your feedback :)

Download link: https://download.rising-world.net/api/Pre-PluginAPI.zip

Update 2016-08-23:
A newer version of the API is available (same download link), we also updated the Javadoc accordingly.

The server will be updated very soon, so you will be able to load and test your plugins.

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July 27

Upcoming: Dungeons and Plugin API

Hi folks! A new update will be available soon, but today we want to give some information about two important upcoming features.

Dungeons
As you probably know we're currently working on dungeons, they're going to be available very soon. This includes various underground dungeons, underwater ruins, but also other "abandoned" buildings like old shacks in the woods. Here we have two preview screenshots for you (still work-in-progress):





Plugin API
We are also working on a new, Java based plugin API, which will replace the current Lua API. The new API allows you to create custom "gamemodes" and influence the gameplay, basically it can be considered as a "lite version" of Modding. The first release of the plugin API allows you to (among others):
  • Take control of various events
  • Create custom gui elements, including images
  • Place and move custom 3d models in the world
  • Get full access to the world database
  • Query keyboard events of a player
  • Spawn items and modify player inventories
The new API will have a proper documentation from the very beginning, unlike the current Lua API.

Stay tuned!

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About This Game

Please note that this game is currently in Alpha state

Rising World is an open-world sandbox game with randomly generated, fully destructible environments.

Starting with the most basic of tools, collect resources to survive in the wildness. Evolve your world to create one of the biggest cities of all time or a gigantic castle, or simply let your imagination run riot! If being creative is all too much, just connect with your friends and get them to help.

Anything is possible!

Features

  • Randomly generated worlds
  • Completely modifiable environment
  • Both single and multi-player modes
  • 200 different building materials
  • Place customised images in your world
  • Complex and deep network of underground caves
  • Environmental physics - trees and items
  • Interact with just about everything, right down to playing the piano!
  • Day-night-cycle
  • Serverside script support (LUA)

Your purchase entitles you to receive all future updates free of charge!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit) or higher
    • Processor: 2+ Cores, e.g. Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB VRAM, OpenGL 3.0, e.g. Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 240, AMD Radeon HD 5650
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 compatible operating system. Recent graphics drivers have to be installed to ensure full OpenGL support, this may only apply in some cases. Please note: AMD Radeon HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 are not compatible due to discontinued driver support.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit) or higher
    • Processor: 4+ Cores, e.g. Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024+ MB VRAM, OpenGL 3.0, e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 compatible operating system. Recent graphics drivers have to be installed to ensure full OpenGL support, this may only apply in some cases.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.9 or above
    • Processor: 2+ Cores, e.g. Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB VRAM, OpenGL 2.1*, e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 compatible operating system. *Not all 2.1 cards are supported, please contact our support if you are using a 2.1 graphics card.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.9 or above
    • Processor: 4+ Cores, e.g. Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024+ MB VRAM, OpenGL 3.0, e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 compatible operating system
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS 64-bit 13.x or similar
    • Processor: 2+ Cores, e.g. Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB VRAM, OpenGL 3.0, e.g. Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 240, AMD Radeon HD 5650
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 compatible operating system. Proprietary graphics drivers have to be installed to ensure full OpenGL support, this may only apply in some cases. Please note: AMD Radeon HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 are not compatible due to discontinued driver support.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS 64-bit 13.x or similar
    • Processor: 4+ Cores, e.g. Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024+ MB VRAM, OpenGL 3.0, e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 compatible operating system. Proprietary graphics drivers have to be installed to ensure full OpenGL support, this may only apply in some cases.
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Mostly Positive (59 reviews)
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Uncle Dorky
48.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
As my near 50 hours show, even in this early stage, I am loving Rising World.

It's everything I love about MC, but more.

Still think it needs Yeti.
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Daffe
14.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
After the new update the Game Crash all the time dont buy it!. You play for 2 min and it crash even after you rea install again and again! And Patrickstar can suck a big one!No-lifer :D cheers ! and yes my computer play all the new games!. no problem!
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Smrgle
10.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Slight bumps in the terrain ignited my OCD.

1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111/10 would suffer mental illness again
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marinemcdonald
96.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
i love this game it is just like minecraft but more advanced, more options to choice from and i cant wait for the update when is the update comeing out i need information. i want to get the runes and the under water runes as well. other then that i dont have the best of the computers and it is running great. thanks so much for making an amazing game. much love marine mcdonald
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Morgiman
8.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
It`s a great game, with a great potential.

Pros:
-Is fun
-Has Potential
-Multiplayer is good
-Lots of block types
-Great for building

Cons:
-There`s still not enough content in the game.
-You`re banned on multiplayer for no reason from time to time.
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Captain Falcon
12.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
The controls feel sloppy and static and the gameplay is too; putting things in furnaces, building, mining. It's a pain to do those things when it should be relaxing as that's basically what you are going to spend most of your time on. There are some biomes all with diverse wildlife like; elephants, penguings, tigers, to sheep and cows. It might have been a better game if it was a casual rpg rather than a building game, because clearly that's what the engine is better suited for -not implying the combat was good at this point-. Just add some buildings with npcs and a heavily updated combat system, and it might become something. But then again that would be misleading for the people who bought a sandbox exploration game about building things. When it comes down to it you're buying a product that is better suited to be something else than itself. In any case it's not worth 15 euro, don't spent more than 5 on it at this point.
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GET
0.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
best game ever 10 out of 10 it has a grill
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travish57
0.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 21
First person view is difficult to get use to. You seem to be stuck in that view too.
Interface is standard.
Some how I ended up in a black and grey area and died. Not sure if it was night as there we no message .. just a game over once I died.
Came up against a cat, nothing I did seemed to have an effect, died again.
I want my money back.
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Snoop Catt / Mad Catt
13.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 20
I am really enjoying this game. Got it for 12€. I really like Minecraft but got bored of it. After trying this game, i am pleased to give it a positive review. It's like a mix of Minecraft and Rust imho. I like the graphics, the game mechanics and the whole survival part. I also like the crafting. My cons would be limited content, terraforming or w.e. is kinda difficult imo but not too bad and materials and sometimes certain animals, can be hard to find. But it is still early access, alot can be changed before final release and this game has huge potential. Really satisfied with my purchase :)
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V0xel_
0.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 19
If you want to get this game ask this zork_foxfire guy, he will hook you up and patrickstar will slap you or somthing (look at the comments for this review wtf)

Dont get this game if you want a minecraft exsperience, its a building game right now, you can look.

But right now at this moment dont get it its not worth the money (in my opinion, i also got it on sale)

PS I think its zorks job to comment on every single negative review, i mean it just look
Oh and Zork, i know its a early access game, so sure it might be good in a year or 2, but the EARLY ACCESS REVIEW tag shows it was from the past or at least in August of 2016

PPS the player models and animations are ♥♥♥♥ing hilarious
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89 of 117 people (76%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 16
I feel like I'm being punked. There is no way all these positive reviews are playing the same game as me. In 5 hours I've crafted all of the important tools/workbenches available. There is literally nothing else to do. It cannot be overstated that this is a far, far simpler version of minecraft. The terrain is awful. Mountains that go straight up in every direction make every place feel the same and claustrophobic. Almost a complete lack of animals. My character got a broken leg, but there's no way to fix it that I can find. Falling off mountains is your biggest enemy. It is like Space Engineers without space. Oh, and there is nothing in the world. No NPCs, no structures... nothing. The only reason to explore is to find ore. That's it. Save the $12 and buy something else.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
149.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 1
I Highly Recommend this game to anyone with a creative mind & enjoys complex games.

Pros:
-I really enjoyed the farming aspect Rising world offers. Every tree you chop requires a very specific amount of swings of your ax in order to drop it & even more swings to chop it up/remove stump. ( I have a guide on this)
-It is not strictly block based.
-This game is perfect for people who love to not only build, but explore! Mining is a real joy in Rising World.
-Whilst building your dream home, structure, or anything really. The options you have seem endless. You can make standard blocks, stairs, ramp pieces, angled pieces for an arch and corners, etc.
-There are a decent variety of biomes (more will be added apparently). Winter, Plains, Mountains, Savannah
-Wide variety of animals. From rabbits to elephants
-You can host your own world rather easily.
-cool features players have created/added. Vornet (economy based plugin $$). Area protection, etc.
-can literally dig to hell
-Many different ores in the game, making vornet even more fun if the server is economy driven.
-The lighting options in Rising World are out of the world (lamps, chandeliers, bright a** florescent type lights.

I guess I will end the Pros there!

Cons:
-Unfortunately, like any game, some GM's of public servers are power hungry and will ban you for no reason.
-You do not have the full power of one who has the 'creative' game-type options available. Which can make crafting a bit wonky and limited(ie, Creative-mode you can use any texture in game on any object, as to where in survival youre limited to textures for said objects, usually listed by an ID number. to my understanding).

Other things to add. The day/night durations are well balanced. There is an option to see you're coordinates in-game (F3). The game is just very complex. I have 100+ hours and some-times I still feel oblivous to possabilities, as to where in other games like rising world, I played them for awhile and felt as if i had reached the 'end' which made me lose interest.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 28
This game is a realalistic minecraft done right, the blocks look good and are smaller so more detail can be put into buildings, and you can mine out great looking caves instead of everything being square and bad looking. The realalistic textures on the blocks look fine and fit well. Lastly, the developers of this game are great. Please buy this!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
It`s a great game, with a great potential.

Pros:
-Is fun
-Has Potential
-Multiplayer is good
-Lots of block types
-Great for building

Cons:
-There`s still not enough content in the game.
-You`re banned on multiplayer for no reason from time to time.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 11
I have to say. After playing this game for only a few hours, and finally getting the hang of the game, this game is one of the best survival games i have played in a while. I play stranded deep which is a stranded at sea game which is good. but this game is a mix of rust and minecraft all in one. The building and farming is like minecraft but the mining and worktables feel just like rust. I wish rust was made for single player. But Rising world is a reccomanded game from me if you like building like minecraft, and a survival feel like rust this game gets an 8/10 from me. There could be a few more things added to the game but as of right now i really like this game.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 15
Read a bunch of reviews on this game and watched a Let's Play. Decided to give it a try. The graphics are fantastic and it doesn't even take up that much space! Minecraft is much bigger. I love how realistic EVERYTHING is. So much detail. You don't just form blocks or dig squares, you dig jagged, realistic holes and build nearly anything! You can build a house or a business of some sort, and be able to completely furnish it. This is amazing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
48.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
As my near 50 hours show, even in this early stage, I am loving Rising World.

It's everything I love about MC, but more.

Still think it needs Yeti.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 16
Bought this game out of curiousity, well worth my money and time. It's like the building elements of Minecraft mixed with the digging elements of 7 Days to Die. Really Realistic and Cool. Its constantly being updated and improved!
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 15
A GREAT GAME

despite many survival games these days comming out and being terrible this game certainly puts that idea to shame. it has forged its way onto the market in a well marketed and conformed way and is overall great to play. with it being nice and relaxing in survival and building your way up. or building anything you imagin in creative. the game is very similar to minecraft in core mechanics however it has much more content and looks nicer in its own way.

pros:
-open world
-lots of content
-lots of animals (bears,pigs,elk, cows and goats from my encounters)
-very nice lighting system
-it takes a while to cut down trees making it all that much more important to save wood
-almost anything can be done in the world from cutting grass to digging to hell
-can build pre-built structures like sheds and scafolding
-decent farming system despite lack of food to grow (carrots tomatoes)
-pretty water
-good cave system
-lots of ore
-different kinds of wood
-multiplayer
-can import images to posters
-tiki torches

cons:
-all the games block textures when placed and in menu look like they are default from either
sketch up or photoshop
-same as first con but for weapons
-some what poorly optimized
-you dont get hungary quick
-its easy to stay alive once you have tomatoes or a canteen.
-at time of writing in single players signs refuse to display the word "♥♥♥♥♥"
-signs sometimes dont display text at the time of writing

Overall rising world is very fun to play and its also multiplayer meaning friends can join anytime they like. i rate the game 8/10 and would reccomend getting it!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
While it may be a small, early access, undeveloped game with plenty of problems, I see Rising World as a game with potential. It's not "all that"... yet. But I believe that it can become a fun survival game up there with Rust, Ark Survival Evolved, and Minecraft. Just a few more months or so of development to patch up the rough spots and further develop the game and I have faith that it can become a well known, $29.99 sandbox game to stand out with the top dogs. I searched up "Building" in the Steam search bar. I scrolled through several pages of useless games. 5 or so pages later, it was this game that caught my eye, and overall, despite it's rough spots, I enjoy playing it.

It can't be improved without support, so go ahead and add it to your cart. If you're considering buying it, do it.
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