The cult classic open-ended wilderness survival roguelike RPG taking place in the ancient North. Throughout the years, UnReal World has been praised for its incredible depth, realism, atmosphere and immersion. Lose yourself in the most intricate, detailed and enchanting iron-age game world.
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Release Date: Feb 26, 2016

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July 26

Video greetings as DLC for UnReal World Steam players

For half a decade already we've had a habit of creating characteristic video greetings with varying themes to thank and delight UnReal World buyers and supporters. And now we'll start bringing the video works on Steam as a free DLC for UnReal World Steam players.

Feel free to add Video Greetings to your cart if you like. We'll launch the DLC with one video to start with, and more will follow in time. As the Video Greetings package grows we'll find ways to keep the file sizes decent, but the launch (and the latest work) is full HD work around 175 MB.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/505100

If you grab the Video Greetings DLC you'll find the videos within your local UnReal World files in BonusMaterial/ folder. And the game main menu also shows BONUS MATERIAL option which guides you to the right folder.

If you're curious about what the video greetings may be about you can browse the older stuff at Enormous Elk YouTube channel.

Cheers!

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May 31

Into the Finnish Museum of Games we shall take you...

We recently went to Tampere City for a special occasion. To meet staff of the upcoming Finnish Museum of Games for talks and interviews about a certain game.

Yeah, that’s right, there’s going to be Museum of Games opening in Finland in 2017, and UnReal World is one of the titles selected to the exhibition. The visit included also an interview to be archived for the future, for the future researchers - and generations. So I guess we are officially preserved now :)

The Finnish Museum of Games tells the story of how digital gaming in Finland started, how it developed over the years and how it made it to where it is now. You better take a look at Suomen Pelimuseo / The Finnish Museum of Games website (brief english info also available) and go see the exhibition for yourself in 2017.

Here's rare exhibit of me and Erkka (co-designer) in urban environment -- which is actually not that uncommon, but just rarely documented. The Finnish Museum of Games will open in the Vapriikki Museum Centre at Tampere in January 2017.



Game on!

As a related thingie, just today InkTank blog takes a trip down gaming memory lane and posts their list of the 9 most important Finnish video games in history. I'm sure pretty much everyone will find few familiar titles there.

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Reviews

“It’s a survival/crafting game that existed before the flood of Early Access survival/crafting games, and it offers a more complete and compelling vision than anything else in the genre.”
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“It’s an RPG about wilderness survival, with borrowings from the roguelike ocean, and an enormous amount of things to craft. It’s also, quite possibly, the best example of its type. Two decades of development have paid off and UnReal World has the most intricate procedural worlds to explore and perish in.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“The animal AI for instance is incredible, and you only notice it once you play another game like it. UnReal World is about realism; if it’s so realistic that you don’t notice, then it must have done its job right, and that is exactly what URW accomplishes.”
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About This Game

Into the Far North we shall take you -- as far as we can by the means of computer role playing...



UnReal World is a unique combination of roguelike roleplaying game and survival simulation set in the Far North long, long ago. Throughout the years, UnReal World has been praised for its depth, realism, atmosphere and immersion. The game is completely open-ended and you decide whether you wish to lead a life of a fisherman, a hermit searching for the peace, a brave adventurer, a rough hunter, a trapper or a tradesman.

As a member of one of the nine different cultures you'll enter a detailed and enchanting iron-age game world in which northern folklore, knowledge and way of life play an important part. The world and mechanics of the game are highly realistic, rich with historical atmosphere and emphasized on survival in the harsh ancient wilderness.

A wide world with vast forests, mires and mountains to roam and watercourses to row is randomly and procedurally generated - and you can live off the land and explore it on very detailed level. Track animals, set traps, hunt with bows and spears, tan hides, go fishing, pick berries, cook food, sleep in a temporary shelter or build a log cottage, trade with the villagers, craft items, interact with cultures near and far -- and so much more.

A few of the key features:

  • turn-based and open-ended - think before you act and live off the land as you please
  • random world generation for endless replayability
  • intricate procedural world full of wonders both mundane and extraordinary to explore on very detailed level
  • no character classes but nine different cultures to choose from
  • skill based system including multitude of skills from cookery to hideworking, from herblore to tracking
  • detailed terrain generation with diverse and accurate northern vegetable kingdom
  • convincing northern animal kingdom with species specific behaviour patterns and feeding relationships modelled in detail
  • keep in touch with the spirit world and the supernatural guardians of nature
  • find excitement in surviving everyday life and the quest for success in the harsh ancient wilderness
  • detailed combat (and hunting) with many tactical options and galore of weapon, battle experience and combatant related factors resulting in vivid and rewarding struggles
  • no "hit points" but detailed generation of injuries such as bruises, fractures, tears and cuts to specific body locations
  • injuries rated to determine their effect to physical activity
  • craft items from weapons to traps, build constructions for temporary shelter to log cabins
  • moddable crafting, building and flora
  • and so much more. Everything is up to you...

The initial UnReal World Steam release doesn't feature Steam goodies such as achievements, trading cards or cloud saves but there's no end in sight and all of those will be considered in the future.


UnReal World is the longest living roguelike game of all times. It was first released in 1992 and has been continuously maintained and developed ever since.
Over the years we’ve seen dozens and dozens of new UnReal World versions each of them being complete games of their own, and still there is no end in sight to working with updates and new versions. UnReal World Steam version out now is the third evolution of the game (3.*) and a great deal of updates, enhancements and new features to it will follow.

You can get to know it more and test for free at http://www.unrealworld.fi

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600 minimum resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600, OpenGL 2.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600, OpenGL 2.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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desty20
35.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
The ultimate survival game! No zombies just basic survival.

A must buy.
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mboros
47.6 hrs
Posted: August 18
Lying in bed with my girlfriend, she was watching TV, I was chasing a stag with my dog and shortbow. She mocked the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ graphics, and kept asking if I caught the stag yet. After a 45 minute chase through thick woods, I finally landed the killing blow. She cheered, and I could finally put the game down.

I love the hunting in this game, the animals are surprisingly realistic and hard to kill, but killing a big animal gives you a realistically huge amount of food. All around, the game is a lot of fun and challenging.
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Handsome B. Wonderful
218.6 hrs
Posted: August 18
A real gem!

This game is one of my favorite of all time. It might not have AAA graphics and the UI takes a bit of getting used to, but once you do everything is a breeze and you'll be immersed in the best survival game ever made.
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Dancing_Squid
48.0 hrs
Posted: August 13
So I got drunk I attempted to buy a crappy game, and boy did I fail. Three real life days latter I've been robbed and partially blinded and struggling to survive. Eventually my character heals and I'm desperatly trading bowls to get enough fur to make trousers and get an axe. With my stockpile of 100 bowls I go to sleep, only to wake up getting mauled to death by a bear. 10/10 would get mauled again.
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Joeyboots80
9.6 hrs
Posted: August 10
This needs to be experienced by anyone who likes Roguelikes or survival sims. Dudebros and twitch reflex gamers need not apply. Put aside your lust for modern graphics and replace it with a desire for depth and meaning.

Warning: This game can be brutal at times. But that's part of the pull of this title.
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phog
282.0 hrs
Posted: August 8
A truely "Open World" game with no real objective other than to survive. I just got beat senseless by the nicest bandits EVAR! They left me enough stuff to get back on my feel so props to them. In hind sight I should have just handed over 2 valuable items they requested, but I though I could take em. When I get a beating like this in a game I would usually just restart, but in this game I am encouraged to persevere just because you never know what will happen next, and its a challenge to pull off an anime comeback...I'm going after those bandits right now. Try catching me on my skis bandit scum!
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jiihoo
107.5 hrs
Posted: August 8
1. Started in the middle of wilderness, tried to find a village, got robbed, depressed and quit living (committed suicide).
2. Started in the middle of wilderness, tried to find a village, got hungry, ate some mushrooms, died of poisoning.
3. Started near a village, traded my stuff for a fishing rod, found a frozen lake, went to fish to deeper waters, ice broke, fainted of cold, drowned.
4. Started in the middle of wilderness as a hunter, found a bear, attacked it, it attacked me, died of bleeding.
5. Started as a farmer and wood worker, got along pretty well doing safe stuff and making some wealth, built a house, winter came, died of freezing.
6. Started as a warrior, attacked robbers, killed 2 of them, one was hidden and attacked me, survived, learned fighting skills, went to revenge, found robbers, killed and looted them, traded for better weapons, got confidence, attacked Njerpez, got ambushed, died of bleeding.

Dying and learning from it hasn't ever been funnier. This game is a diamond if you can see through rough graphics. Will go and die again...
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치 The Spearman 치
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 6
So, back in 2006 I bought this crappy sandboxy roguelike from a finnish indie developer for the outrageous sum of $49. After a week of having my characters die in days from tree falling, bear mauling, and poorly planned attacks on way better armed enemies, I upgraded my computer and for the life of me could never figure out how to get a link to another copy.

Fast forward to 2016 and I found out that this game is still being developed (with way better graphics) AND a fully free version to try out.

As far as the game:
Brutal survival, a lucky hit from an enemy can down you and getting surrounded is an easy death. Every action is a risk/reward calculation.

Good health modeling and healing is slooooooooow. My current character is a few weeks into his life after a day one fight with 5 slavers and the wounds aren't even half healed (he's lucky to be alive, though.)

Being a turn based game, the wound penalties aren't bad gameplay wise. You get heavy percent based penalties to your actions, but the player isn't burdened with horribly slow walk/run animations or real time sleep due to frequent exhaustion.

World building and seasons are fantastic.

It still plays like a DOS roguelike with hotkey commands, but there is some mouse support that improves quality of life a bit.

Best $60 I ever spent on a game.
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Seinfeld
297.7 hrs
Posted: August 5
10/10 I bashed a villagers head in with a rock and consumed him.


But seriously it's a good game.
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PFC Stream [29ID]
96.0 hrs
Posted: July 27
Finland simulator Ca. 1000 AD

But in all seriousness, this game is simply amazing. The amount of detail, intricacy, love and care that has been put into this game continues to shake my very core. As someone (from Finland indeed) who enjoys outdoorsy life and camping in the wild, I have never found a more brutally honest representation of how simply awful life could be for people in past eras.

That's not to say it's 100% realistic, but it's damn well close enough for my taste and really gives you a feeling of accomplishment when you know that you are doing something farely realistic to have survived in that period. This game has transformed what I thought would be a light intrest when I bought it to a full-blown obsession.

It has a steep learning curve, and it ain't pretty to look at (at first, this changes once you get used to it, and by that point the graphics become very comfy indeed), but my god(s) has this game recieved my attention since I bought it. It's become one of those games that I just can't stop wanting to play. I constantly want to pick it up, and once I have I can't put it down again before I fall asleep at my keyboard. I absolutely recommend this game, in all it's brutal beauty, and it absolutely deserves DOUBLE of the asking price in my humble opinion.

So buy this game, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, and make sure to have a handy book of finnish swears and insults ready for all those absolutely thrilling and chilling experiences!
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
107.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
1. Started in the middle of wilderness, tried to find a village, got robbed, depressed and quit living (committed suicide).
2. Started in the middle of wilderness, tried to find a village, got hungry, ate some mushrooms, died of poisoning.
3. Started near a village, traded my stuff for a fishing rod, found a frozen lake, went to fish to deeper waters, ice broke, fainted of cold, drowned.
4. Started in the middle of wilderness as a hunter, found a bear, attacked it, it attacked me, died of bleeding.
5. Started as a farmer and wood worker, got along pretty well doing safe stuff and making some wealth, built a house, winter came, died of freezing.
6. Started as a warrior, attacked robbers, killed 2 of them, one was hidden and attacked me, survived, learned fighting skills, went to revenge, found robbers, killed and looted them, traded for better weapons, got confidence, attacked Njerpez, got ambushed, died of bleeding.

Dying and learning from it hasn't ever been funnier. This game is a diamond if you can see through rough graphics. Will go and die again...
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
So, back in 2006 I bought this crappy sandboxy roguelike from a finnish indie developer for the outrageous sum of $49. After a week of having my characters die in days from tree falling, bear mauling, and poorly planned attacks on way better armed enemies, I upgraded my computer and for the life of me could never figure out how to get a link to another copy.

Fast forward to 2016 and I found out that this game is still being developed (with way better graphics) AND a fully free version to try out.

As far as the game:
Brutal survival, a lucky hit from an enemy can down you and getting surrounded is an easy death. Every action is a risk/reward calculation.

Good health modeling and healing is slooooooooow. My current character is a few weeks into his life after a day one fight with 5 slavers and the wounds aren't even half healed (he's lucky to be alive, though.)

Being a turn based game, the wound penalties aren't bad gameplay wise. You get heavy percent based penalties to your actions, but the player isn't burdened with horribly slow walk/run animations or real time sleep due to frequent exhaustion.

World building and seasons are fantastic.

It still plays like a DOS roguelike with hotkey commands, but there is some mouse support that improves quality of life a bit.

Best $60 I ever spent on a game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
48.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
So I got drunk I attempted to buy a crappy game, and boy did I fail. Three real life days latter I've been robbed and partially blinded and struggling to survive. Eventually my character heals and I'm desperatly trading bowls to get enough fur to make trousers and get an axe. With my stockpile of 100 bowls I go to sleep, only to wake up getting mauled to death by a bear. 10/10 would get mauled again.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
297.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
10/10 I bashed a villagers head in with a rock and consumed him.


But seriously it's a good game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Lying in bed with my girlfriend, she was watching TV, I was chasing a stag with my dog and shortbow. She mocked the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ graphics, and kept asking if I caught the stag yet. After a 45 minute chase through thick woods, I finally landed the killing blow. She cheered, and I could finally put the game down.

I love the hunting in this game, the animals are surprisingly realistic and hard to kill, but killing a big animal gives you a realistically huge amount of food. All around, the game is a lot of fun and challenging.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
218.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
A real gem!

This game is one of my favorite of all time. It might not have AAA graphics and the UI takes a bit of getting used to, but once you do everything is a breeze and you'll be immersed in the best survival game ever made.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
This needs to be experienced by anyone who likes Roguelikes or survival sims. Dudebros and twitch reflex gamers need not apply. Put aside your lust for modern graphics and replace it with a desire for depth and meaning.

Warning: This game can be brutal at times. But that's part of the pull of this title.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
The ultimate survival game! No zombies just basic survival.

A must buy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
282.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
A truely "Open World" game with no real objective other than to survive. I just got beat senseless by the nicest bandits EVAR! They left me enough stuff to get back on my feel so props to them. In hind sight I should have just handed over 2 valuable items they requested, but I though I could take em. When I get a beating like this in a game I would usually just restart, but in this game I am encouraged to persevere just because you never know what will happen next, and its a challenge to pull off an anime comeback...I'm going after those bandits right now. Try catching me on my skis bandit scum!
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203 of 211 people (96%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
164.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
I have been playing UnReal World since 2004. If the game clocked hours before it came to Steam I would be in the thousands. So let's talk about URW.

URW is a roguelike survival game set in Iron Age Finland. It has been made (mostly) by one person and has been in development since 1992. That's 24 years. Talk about dedication.

You survive through the four seasons by hunting, gathering, fishing, trading, trapping and farming. You can make a huge variety of items ranging from wooden pots to your very own house and sauna. You will learn the importance of shelter, fire and the advantages of a ranged weapon. Will you be a fisherman hermit? A travelling merchant? Or maybe a proud warrior? You can play the game however you want.

There's a steep learning curve to the game since there is simply so much to do. The number of hotkeys on the keyboard rivals Microsoft Flight Simulator. The game does have a good manual and plenty of flavor text for history geeks. And let's not forget the lovely LARP pictures for all the characters.

Venture into the Far North. And don't forget to tan your hides.
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