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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Mostly Positive (84 reviews) - 70% of the 84 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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December 31, 2016

Update 0.8: Dungeons, Weather and a Happy new Year!

We wish you a Happy new Year!

Hi folks!

Finally the long awaited update is available! It introduces dungeons, but also some other features like weather, new items, a gramophone (which can play music) and much more!

The dungeons include underground generated structures, abandoned cabins in the woods and underwater ruins. More dungeons will follow in the near future. Unfortunately there are no enemies in the dungeons yet, but once that changes, the dungeons will be much more interesting!










Apart from the dungeons, this update introduces weather, including rain, snow, fog, thunder etc. More effects (like sandstorms) are planned.







This update also introduces several new items, new animals (a deer, boar and a polar bear) and some new objects, including a working gramophone! You can find some records for the gramophone in abandoned forest cabins.

Last but not least we did a lot of changes under the hood, including a reworked rendering, and especially the implementation of a logarithmic depth buffer. This greatly improves the rendering precision, reducing z-fighting (i.e. the "flickering" of construction elements or posters) drastically. Unfortunately, the logarithmic depth buffer has an impact on performance - to improve your framerate, you can disable it in the config.properties file (set "graphic_logarithmic_depth_buffer" to false).

Have fun with this update and stay tuned for the next one! :)

Changelog:
  • [New] Dungeons, including underground dungeons, underwater ruins, forest cabins
  • [New] Spike traps and ground traps, which spawn randomly in dungeons
  • [New] Weather, including rain, heavy rain, snow, storm, thunder, fog, cloudiness
  • [New] New animals: boar, polar bear, deer, rat
  • [New] New creative mode tools: block placement and terrain area edit
  • [New] New object: gramophone, which can be used to play records
  • [New] New item: record (including 10 different classical pieces)
  • [New] New items: wooden grill spit and skewer (can be used to cook meat)
  • [New] New objects: torture rack, iron maiden, judas cradle, cages, bones, bone throne, bone torch, bone statue
  • [New] New objects: bear skin rug, mattress (useful for custom beds), old piano, old table, old shelf
  • [New] New items: bear pelt, polarbear pelt, deer pelt, moose pelt, goat pelt, fox pelt, sheep pelt, boar hide, cow hide, pig hide
  • [New] New block textures: grass, dirt, stone, gravel, farmland, sand (terrain textures)
  • [New] Added glare effect to torches and lights (can be disabled)
  • [New] Logarithmic depth buffer, which provides much better precision (greatly reduces flickering of objects [e.g. posters] at large distances)
  • [New] New underground music (3 new tracks)
  • [New] Added footstep sounds to animals
  • [New] Added fire sound to torches (which are placed in the world)
  • [New] Added size info to area selection tool (e.g. blueprint area selection)
  • [New] Added breath/air indicator when underwater
  • [New] Added dummy image for images which are still downloading
  • [New] Added settings for color vibrance
  • [New] Added slider to change intensity of the depth-of-field filter
  • [New] Added setting "graphic_fog" to the config.properties file to enable/disable fog
  • [New] Added setting "mp_query_timeout" to the config to change the server query timeout value (milliseconds)
  • [New] Added audio settings to adjust volume of weather effects and world music (gramophone)
  • [New] Added "offlineban" command to ban players who are currently offline
  • [Change] Greatly reduced flickering of overlapping construction elements (e.g. planks)
  • [Change] Improved overall framerate
  • [Change] Improved performance of dynamic lights (i.e. flares, flashlights etc)
  • [Change] Blueprints which contain blocks can be rotated now (in steps of 90°)
  • [Change] Blueprints will be kept in inventory after using them (in creative mode)
  • [Change] Added illuminated display to the ore detector, also added red/green indicator lamp
  • [Change] Thirst will be slowly quenched when it's raining or snowing
  • [Change] Ground gets wet when it's raining (only affects footstep sounds at the moment)
  • [Change] Tweaked sunrise/sunset effect
  • [Change] Animals will now drown when they are underwater
  • [Change] Grass will be removed now when placing a blueprint
  • [Change] Increased visible range of grass (increased render distance)
  • [Change] Improved many sound effects
  • [Change] You can hold the keys now when selecting a blueprint area
  • [Change] You can use the PgUp and PgDown keys to vertically resize blueprint areas
  • [Change] Changed some recipes (some recipes are just placeholders until we have proper items in place)
  • [Change] Changed font of status messages (improved visibility)
  • [Change] Changed preview shape when placing dirt, stone etc.
  • [Change] Adjusted depth-of-field effect
  • [Change] Increased SSAO (ambient occlusion) intensity
  • [Change] Increased spawn chance of willow saplings
  • [Change] "Inventory full" message stays visible for a longer time now
  • [Change] Did some minor tweaks to some gui dialogs (e.g. being able to tab in blueprint creation dialog etc)
  • [Change] Plugin "onEnable()" will only be called once all plugins are loaded now (added onLoad() method)
  • [Change] Plugin database implements AutoCloseable now (i.e. you can use it in try-with-resources statements)
  • [Bugfix] Fixed DPI scaling issues in combination with certain monitor types (Windows 7-10 only)
  • [Bugfix] Fixed DPI related issue which caused the camera to spin randomly
  • [Bugfix] Fixed tnt not causing any visible damage to blocks
  • [Bugfix] Fixed missing name for ramp corner block
  • [Bugfix] It's now possible to respawn when dying in creative mode
  • [Bugfix] Fixed broken grass occlusion when enabling this setting during runtime
  • [Bugfix] Fixed grass removal when placing multiple blocks
  • [Bugfix] Fixed post-processing effects not loading properly in rare cases
  • [Bugfix] Fixed jumping behaviour when player is in shallow water
  • [Bugfix] Fixed issue which allowed users to create accounts with invalid usernames
  • [Bugfix] Fixed missing water splash sound (when player jumps into water) in creative mode
  • [Bugfix] Fixed rare crash when starting the game

Bugfix 0.8.0.1 (2017-01-01):
  • [Change] Greatly reduced spawn rate of abandoned shacks
  • [Change] Weather changes less frequently now
  • [Bugfix] Fixed start issues on MacOS
  • [Bugfix] Fixed vcredist 2015 incompatibility (Win7 Home)
  • [Bugfix] Underwater dungeons spawn correctly now
  • [Bugfix] Abandoned shacks no longer spawn under water
  • [Bugfix] Fixed broken dungeons when reloading the world (only objects were still in place)
  • [Bugfix] Dungeon chests no longer "regenerate" loot when accessing them again
  • [Bugfix] Dungeon chests can be removed properly now
  • [Bugfix] Fixed "randomness" of furniture in abandoned shacks
  • [Bugfix] Rain will no longer go through glass
  • [Bugfix] Fixed world generation issues (missing caves, ores, water, wrong textures etc)
  • [Bugfix] Fixed missing name of bear skin rug
  • [Bugfix] Fixed manhole covers

Bugfix 0.8.0.2 (2017-01-10):
  • [New] Added setting for color vibrance ("View adjustment")
  • [New] Added setting to the config file to disable grass (only works in singleplayer)
  • [New] Added new animals to world creation dialog
  • [New] Added multiplayer server option to disable weather (settings_weather_enabled)
  • [Change] Increased transparency of rain
  • [Change] Changed loot spawn for dungeons
  • [Change] Adjusted some sound effects
  • [Change] Slightly increased spawn chance of abandoned shacks
  • [Change] Adjusted spawn position of abandoned shacks (previously shacks sometimes spawned half sunken into the ground)
  • [Change] Umlauts are now allowed in blueprint names
  • [Bugfix] Underground dungeons spawn properly now
  • [Bugfix] Rain/snow is now visible through glass panes
  • [Bugfix] Screen should no longer turn red for no apparent reason (need feedback)
  • [Bugfix] Fixed slow loading of custom images (posters)
  • [Bugfix] Lightglare can now be disabled in the settings properly
  • [Bugfix] Smoke is no longer visible through walls when logarithmic depth buffer is disabled
  • [Bugfix] Fixed bug which enabled Lightscattering automatically
  • [Bugfix] Fixed wrong rotation of horizontal ramp blocks after rotating a blueprint
  • [Bugfix] Fixed rare crash when converting an old world
  • [Bugfix] Fixed spinning meat when trying to place it on a grill

Bugfix 0.8.0.3 (2017-01-13):
  • [New] Weather can now also be disabled in singleplayer via config file (game_weather_enabled)
  • [New] Added command "gamedir" to open the game directory
  • [Change] It's no longer possible to create worlds with invalid file names
  • [Bugfix] Fixed crashes related to shader compilation errors on Linux
  • [Bugfix] Fixed issue with disappearing construction elements / objects in certain situations when placing a new element
  • [Bugfix] Fixed issue which caused animals to be freezed
  • [Bugfix] Fixed sky shader issue on Geforce 200 series graphics cards
  • [Bugfix] Now rain should REALLY be visible through glass panes
  • [Bugfix] Fixed issue with vanishing planks when placed directly in front of a block (need Feedback)
  • [Bugfix] Fixed console command "deleteplayer" (mp)

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November 2, 2016

Update 0.7.4: Explosive!

Hi folks! A new update has been released, which introduces some new features. Especially two interesting items are now available: On the one hand you're now able to craft flares, which are quite useful to light the area around you, they work even under water, and - most important - they won't extinguish if you drop them.



On the other hand, this update introduces dynamite. Not much to say about that, just use it to blow everything up. This way it's quite easy to create a "tunnel", although you have to keep in mind that you won't get any resources that way. Also make sure to keep enough safety distance ;)

Apart from that, this update also introduces new music for underground caves - which is a good preparation for the upcoming dungeons. The same applies to some other changes we did, for example we added reverbs/echos to underground caves.





Last but not least this update contains a lot of bugfixes, as usual. Stay tuned for the next update :)


Changelog:
  • [New] New item: dynamite (let's blow something up!)
  • [New] New item: flare
  • [New] New ore: sulfur ore (can be processed into sulfur)
  • [New] New music for underground caves
  • [New] Added reverb/echo to caves
  • [New] Added new sound effects
  • [New] Added "unban" and "deleteplayer" commands (see permissions) in multiplayer
  • [New] Added command "resetphysics" as a temporary workaround in case your character suddenly gets stuck
  • [Change] Improved update speed (i.e. place/remove elements etc) of chunks with lots of construction elements
  • [Change] Improved placement speed of blueprints
  • [Change] If an error occurs in a plugin, a proper exception will be thrown now
  • [Change] Errors caused by plugins will be printed in chat now (in addition, an error dialog comes up when too many errors occurred)
  • [Change] Removed cobalt (ore and ingot)
  • [Change] Changed some sound effects (e.g. hitting wood blocks)
  • [Change] Increased max size of windows (construction elements)
  • [Change] KeyInputEvents will no longer be triggered when textfield is focused or game is paused
  • [Bugfix] Fixed missing item hotbar when changing from creative mode to survival
  • [Bugfix] No longer getting stuck for no apparent reason (physics freeze)
  • [Bugfix] Fixed crash related to physics engine
  • [Bugfix] Fixed issues when compiling plugins on the fly (invalid classpath)
  • [Bugfix] Fixed commit issues when a plugin accessed the world database
  • [Bugfix] Fixed Plugin API related issues, did some changes and added new functions (see API changelog)
  • [Bugfix] Fixed issue with connections when plugins queried MySQL world database
  • [Bugfix] Fixed issue when placing multiple planks in a line in creative mode

Bugfix 2016-11-02:
  • [Change] Adjusted "ringing in the ears" when being too close to an explosion
  • [Change] Changed some sound effects
  • [Bugfix] Fixed issue which prevented you from putting fuel into the furnace (placement range was too low)

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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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