A challenging godlike village simulator designed to bridge the gap between the complexities of village simulation with the simplicity of classic 90s real-time strategy. Inspired by games like Towns, Gnomoria, Warcraft, Banished and Dwarf Fortress but not quite like any of them. Updated frequently.
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Release Date: Oct 27, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Because Rise to Ruins is unique, but it's still early in development. I thrive off your feedback. I not only want to make a great game I'd love, but I want you guys to love it too! I am a perfectionist, and I want my game to reflect a beautiful, streamlined and polished experience, a large part of that can't happen without the support from the fans.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Until the game feels like feature complete product without any additional content patches. Rise to Ruins is not the kind of game I feel could ever be finished in the traditional sense though, even after leaving Early Access I will continue to develop the game. As long as you guys keep playing, I'll keep adding content!”

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

“The final product will have tons of maps and tilesets, monsters, an unlock/awards system, random map generators, Steamworks support, user-created multilingual support and many other features that do not exist in the current version of the game. What you are getting now is not even a fraction of the content planned, and the official release day won't be the end of the new content either.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

The game is currently in the InDev phase, it is not by any means a complete game. While a ton of players are loving the game as is DO NOT BUY IT EXPECTING A FULLY FUNCTIONAL GAME. I want you guys involved as soon as humanly possible, so if you like the idea of shaping a game's development, hop on board!”

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

“Early Access is discounted at $9.99, the final release will probably be $14.99.”

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

“I tend to ask tons of questions and take in feedback constantly, I am the developer who actually listens to you. Of course I can't add every single feature everyone wants, but I promise I or my staff will read every single post, comments and reviews here on Steam or on http://retropixelcastles.com. Your feedback is not only valued, it's critical. I want this game to be the best it can be, and the key is having great feedback! :)”
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June 21

Launch of the official Discord server.

Greetings everyone,

Due to overwhelming popular demand, I decided to jump on board the Discord train. If you're interested in joining the new Rise to Ruins discord, simply click here!

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June 20

InDev 27 Road Map - The Guard Update

The Guard Update is now underway! This updates main focus will be, you guessed it, adding guards to the game!

Guards will be mostly autonomous, creating patrol routes inside and outside your village, trying their best to keep everyone safe. When they feel their numbers are high enough, they will head out and try to clear out the nearby area of monsters and spawners, giving you room to expand in the future. Guards will also be able to train back in their barracks, leveling up slowly in their spare time.

Time permitting, this update will also be adding in a handful of new towers, and rework Golem AI. As well as my usual random additional throughout development.

If you have any requests, be sure to post them in the comments. Let me know what you want, and how you want it to work! You might just find it sneak into the next patch. :)

InDev 27 Road Map

Guards, Barracks, Watchtowers and Defense
  • A new guard job will be added, guards will work together and create patrol routes in and outside your village. They will also spar/train with each other in their spare time to level up.
  • A barracks building will be added. The barracks will provide the guard job slots, functions as an alternative location to store weapons and armor, as well as provide alternative housing for your guards.
  • Watchtowers will be added, replacing the fire pit's functionality as build range extenders, and also encouraging the guards to patrol in those areas.
  • Time permitting, "Ranged attack" code will be added to mob AI, laying the framework for villagers to use bows, as well as allow some monsters to use ranged attacks, like having fire elementals throw fireballs.
  • Golem Combobulators will get upgrade phases, each phase will increase spawn rates, golem slots and provide higher level golems.
  • A new "Crystal Golem" combobulator will be added, that creates a very weak golem that does primarily magic damage.

New Towers
  • Haste Tower. Increases the movement speed of all mobs (Monsters and villagers included) in the area.
  • Boost Tower. A tower that will use essence to "boost" nearby towers firing rates.
  • Chain Lightning Tower. A tower that does pure electric damage that jumps from one mob to the next.
  • Sticky Tower. Does no damage, but will slow down anything it hits.
  • Flame Tower. Does fire damage in a small area, burning everything in its path.
  • Frost Tower. Similar to the flame tower, but fires a cloud of ice. Does low damage, but slows down the enemy.

Disasters
  • A disaster system will be added, full of random chance events that will cause all sorts of problems for you and your village, including meteor storms, earthquakes, drought, disease, and all manner of different issues.

Miscellaneous
  • Fire Pits will be nerfed, but still provide some range. This is to facility the change making Watchtowers the primary source of extending village range.
  • Farms will be reworked to allow them to also be supplied with dirty water, if available.

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About This Game


Rise to Ruins is at heart a godlike village simulator, but it also throws in plenty of familiar game play mechanics from classic 90s era real-time strategy games like Warcraft, along with some tower defense and survival elements in an attempt to create a new kind of village simulator. The goal is to try to bridge the gap between the depth and complexity of traditional village simulators, the fun of godlikes and the simplicity of real-time strategy.

Build a village, and die trying!

A major part of the game is village management, and trying to discover new and creative ways to use the tools at your disposal to keep yourself alive as long as possible. In this game, you will lose frequently, but with every failure you learn a little bit more about how to survive and apply that knowledge to your next attempt.

Several Game Modes

Currently, the game offers three game modes. Survival, Sandbox and Peaceful.

Survival is the game the way it was meant to be played, as a brutal survival style village sim, you will probably die often trying to figure out the best way to survive, but that's half the fun right?!

Peaceful is very similar to Survival, but it's balanced much like a traditional village simulator with some godlike and RTS elements sprinkled on top. The monster spawn rates are much lower, and the main focus is keeping your village happy and fed. It's a very easy mode, designed for casual players, or players just wanting to experiment.

Sandbox, like the name implies, is a mode where you can play around with the game mechanics. Change the time of day, weather, spawn monsters or villagers, or even edit the map while you're playing on it. This is the ultimate "Screw around" mode for players wanting to play with the game mechanics.

Godlike Elements

Not only can you manage your village, but you also have many godlike abilities at your disposal. You can alter the terrain, blast enemies from afar, pick up objects or creatures, heal your villagers, speed up resource growth and all sorts of other fun godly stuff.

Tons of map set themes!

Every set of maps will follow a certain theme (Forest, Desert, Underground, etc). Most of the current screenshots only feature a few of these map sets. But many more are planned.

The Soundtrack!

A full original soundtrack, made by Bibiki Garcia that blends orchestral instruments in a way fans of old 1990s era PC gaming will love and remember!


SixtyGig Games is a DRM free independent game developer! Rise to Ruins will not now or ever in the future have any sort of DRM! Piracy protection only hurts you guys, the loyal paying players. So you rest assured knowing that once you buy yourself a copy of Rise to Ruins you'll never again have to concern yourself with nagging questions about if you can continue playing the game down the road due to something like always-online logins, lost registration codes or because you bought a new computer and you're only licensed to put the game on one. All I ask from you is to be reasonable and responsible, you can buy the game and play it as much as you like, wherever you like. Just tell your friends to support my DRM-Free philosophy and buy their own copy! Free Content Patches, no paid-DLC


I don't believe in paying for Downloaded Content. If you buy Rise to Ruins you will have access to the entire game and all the content I'll ever create for this it, forever! I believe DLC is greedy, and you deserve to have the full gaming experience from day 1, right out of the (figurative) box!


Your feedback is extremely important. You can reply here or head on over to the Official Website and help shape the direction of development! :)

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (32 Bit)
    • Processor: Core i3, i5, i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4400 or equivalent, 1280x720 resolution or higher.
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 or Higher Required (Bundled with product)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 10 (64 Bit)
    • Processor: Core i5, i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Most Dedicated GPUs, 1G+ VRAM / OpenGL 1.3+
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 or Higher Required (Bundled with product).
    Minimum:
    • OS: Os X 10.7 or later
    • Processor: Core i3, i5, i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4400 or equivalent, 1280x720 resolution or higher.
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 or Higher Required (Bundled with product)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Os X 10.7 or later
    • Processor: Core i5, i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Most Dedicated GPUs, 1G+ VRAM / OpenGL 1.3+
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 or Higher Required (Bundled with product)
    Minimum:
    • OS: Most 64 Bit Linux Distros (Must support Java)
    • Processor: Core i3, i5, i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4400 or equivalent, 1280x720 resolution or higher.
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: OcacleJDK or OpenJDK 8 Required (OcacleJDK bundled with product)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Most 64 Bit Linux Distros (Must support Java)
    • Processor: Core i5, i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Most Dedicated GPUs, 1G+ VRAM / OpenGL 1.3+
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: OcacleJDK or OpenJDK 8 Required (OcacleJDK bundled with product)
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