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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Release Date: Dec 3, 2014

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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. Players can also report all kind of issues there, 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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February 13

Update 0.8.1: Grinder, Tanning rack and more

Hey folks! A new update is available now, it introduces some new items and especially new crafting stations: a grinding station, a tanning rack and a spinning wheel. These are fully interactive crafting stations, i.e. there is no GUI, so you interact with them directly (like the smelting furnace).



The grinding station is used to crush stone to gravel (in the future it will be used to crush many other items as well), the tanning rack is used to turn rawhides (which can be obtained from animals) into leather (a hunting knife is required), and the spinning wheel is used to spin a yarn (from wool, cotton or hemp fibers).

How to use the new objects

In addition, we also did some smaller changes to the game (e.g. when destroying a chest full of items, these items will spawn in the world instead of disappearing), polished some existing features and fixed some bugs. As usual, find the full changelog attached ;)

Stay tuned!

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Changelog:
  • [New] New crafting stations: grinder, tanning rack, spinning wheel
  • [New] New construction element: wood log (cylinder)
  • [New] New items: waterskin, tiger and jaguar pelt, leather, thread reel, hunting knife*
  • [New] New two new music tracks (day+night)
  • [New] When destroying a chest with items in it, all items will drop on the ground (experimental feature)
  • [New] Added background scenes to main menu
  • [New] Added intensity slider for "Ambient Occlusion" to the graphics settings
  • [Change] Chunks will be "smoothly" detached now, this should prevent short white areas between chunks while travelling
  • [Change] The weather stays good for longer now
  • [Change] Improved drag/drop responsiveness (especially when the framerate is low)
  • [Change] Improved water rendering around shore in LOD chunks
  • [Change] You can change the text on signs now by pressing the interaction key (F) twice
  • [Change] You can also chat now while sitting or sleeping (multiplayer)
  • [Change] You can reset the size of a construction element by holding the "resize" key (shift) while pressing the reset key
  • [Change] Improved appearance of ores (no more "white" spots or messed up textures)
  • [Change] Reduced cracks / seams between construction elements (planks, beams etc)
  • [Change] When picking up an item while the inventory is full, the item will drop to the ground now
  • [Change] Slightly changed the wordings in the "first steps" section of the journal
  • [Change] Increased max flyspeed to 400% (need a powerful computer so world generation can keep up)
  • [Change] Raking sand, snow, mud, gravel etc. no longer turns it into dirt (same applies to the sledgehammer)
  • [Change] Picking up an item wakes up all nearby physical items, to avoid floating items (only applies to physical items)
  • [Change] Changed recipe of small trashcan
  • [Change] You can fuel the smelting furnace faster now
  • [Change] Slightly improved overall performance
  • [Bugfix] Fixed an issue which disabled some graphics features when starting the game for the first time
  • [Bugfix] Fixed placement issue with radiators (can only be placed on north/west facing walls)
  • [Bugfix] Fixed bug which prevented animals from spawning when spawn rate was set too high (multiplayer)
  • [Bugfix] Weather will be synchronized correctly now when joining a multiplayer server
  • [Bugfix] Color vibrance value will be saved correctly now
  • [Bugfix] Fixed missing needle on ore detector on some machines (need feedback)
  • [Bugfix] Different farmland block shapes (cylinders etc) are recognized as farmland now
  • [Bugfix] Fixed rare bug which prevented chunks from loading properly

Bugfix (2017-02-14):
  • [Change] Chat closes now when pressing return while the input field is empty
  • [Bugfix] Fixed erroneous grinder rotation
  • [Bugfix] Fixed misplaced needle on ore detector
  • [Bugfix] Fixed item icons being stuck on cursor when moving them to/from chests
  • [Bugfix] Fixed crash when mining resources (ores etc)
  • [Bugfix] Fixed invisible terrain/blocks in certain situations

Bugfix 0.8.1.1 (2017-02-14):
  • [New] Added several variations for the spinning wheel, grinder and tanning rack
  • [New] Added small progress indicator to the spinning wheel
  • [Change] Adjusted texture scale on construction elements (planks, beams etc)
  • [Bugfix] Rake works properly now (no longer turning sand into dirt, for example)
  • [Bugfix] Hides on tanning racks are no longer visible through walls when logarithmic depth buffer is disabled
  • [Bugfix] Fixed a crash caused by tnt
  • [Bugfix] Fixed weather issues in multiplayer
  • [Bugfix] Crafting stations category no longer appears twice in the crafting menu

Bugfix 0.8.1.2 (2017-02-17):
  • [New] You can shift+click an item now to move it to a chest and vice versa (same as double click)
  • [Change] The rake turns grass into dirt again
  • [Change] Changed texture alignment on construction elements, still WIP
  • [Bugfix] Fixed records not being visible on gramophone
  • [Bugfix] Fixed "red water" in menu background scenes
  • [Bugfix] Seedlings can be planted on farmland blocks again
  • [Bugfix] The spinning wheel should only give a single thread reel at once now

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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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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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