You awake to discover yourself no longer in the company of good men or a fine seafaring vessel. Treasure... you remember something about treasure. Wayward is a turn-based, top-down, wilderness survival roguelike. Explore, build, and most importantly survive in these unforgiving lands.
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Very Positive (141 reviews) - 87% of the 141 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 22, 2016

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Why Early Access?

“Wayward is still a beta product. During this phase, many things still need to be improved, expanded upon and tweaked. There's tons of content and ideas yet left to explore. Early Access for Wayward means giving the players an early look into Wayward and providing a vessel for those players to help us shape the future of Wayward.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Wayward will be in beta, or "Early Access" indefinitely, until, we as the developers, and you as the players feel like this is a polished, fully featured release, suitable for a non-beta status. There's no set time frame for this; however, even after the eventual release, there's no plans on stopping development for Wayward. We have been developing Wayward for years now and will continue to do so.”

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

“The game will not differ in large ways from the last Early Access version to the full release version. You will continue to see improvements in every aspect of the game through our iterative design and development process during Early Access, all the way up until we feel like it is ready to ship as a fully, finalized gaming experience.

We are transparent about our goals, ideas and planned changes. We will routinely post updates to discuss with the community.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Wayward is a content-rich experience, even in its early state. It's a fully playable game filled with many hours of gameplay. As a disclaimer, we would generally state that Wayward is Early Access and is a beta product. You may experience bugs, unpolished system/mechanics and unbalanced gameplay. Early Access will allow Wayward to refine and fix these issues as we become aware of them.”

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

“At this point, we are unsure if the non-Early Access release will increase in price, but we are not ruling it out. As we provide a better game, more content, and more features, a price change may be warranted. The price increase, if in fact it does happen, will most likely be a small increase to signify a jump from our beta game to a near-finalized product, and as a reward to all the early customers.”

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

“Ever since the early alpha versions of Wayward, the community and player feedback has shaped Wayward into the game it is today. This will not change at all going forward on Steam with the project.”
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December 10, 2016

Beta 2.2.3 Released

We are continuing our work on the 2.2 release with this minor patch. This one includes some more bug fixes, improvements, UI updates, and some significant modding changes.

We normally keep the modding changes minimal so as to not break any Workshop submissions after the major releases, but we wanted to provide better options to the modders during the longer wait while we work on beta 2.3. Apologies in advance, but we hope the new options and changes are exciting for your projects.

I think we might still have another patch 2.2 patch in us yet!

New
  • Added support for shift + right clicking on items within containers to move all of the same type.
  • Added a creature taming hint.
  • Added ability to enable and disable all mods.
Bugs
  • Fixed an issue where an invisible help window was blocking input inside the options window (caused by a change in beta 2.2.2).
  • Fixed a bug where deleting game data did not reload the game afterwards.
  • Fixed a bug where the height was incorrectly set on the hint windows that popped up during the loading a game and removed the ability for some hints to be shown during load.
  • Fixed some improper title-cased strings in the language file. Literally minor text fixes.
  • Fixed the preserve action showing up as "preservative with..".
  • Fixed a player head graphic issue that caused some pixels to be improperly offset while swimming.
  • Fixed a bug where if you had a doodad placed on a flammable tile, it would not require a fuel for the fire.
  • Fixed an issue that caused either duped, invisible, or broken items when they were moved too quickly between containers and inventory while also passing a turn/moving.
  • Fixed an issue that caused poor accuracy when sorting item in inventory while there were items quickslotted.
  • Fixed a broken text string when deleting your game "you want to delete this game?".
Balance
  • Aberrant creatures will now always give negative malignity on death regardless of type.
  • Dismantling and disassembling items now increase or decrease malignity opposite to the value used when crafting said item.
Improvements
  • The malignity hint now mentions the special rules regarding caves and night creature spawns.
  • Renamed items should now show the renamed name whenever possible.
  • The "enter" bind can now be used for selecting "Yes" inside confirmation screens.
  • You can now use a raft in any depth of water, making it so you can equip a lit torch before rafting.
  • Fixed aberrant creatures not making alternate creature noises when tamed or while making idle sounds.
  • Default actions for thistle seeds, acorns, and poison ivy seeds changed to "plant" from "eat".
  • Tinder has been renamed "wooden shavings" as to not conflict with the new "tinder" grouping.
  • The main menu now allows more content to be displayed, especially on lower resolutions. Additionally, some new menu animations have been added.
  • Other improvements to main menu design with added effects and improved readability.
  • UI elements that are not clickable no longer have hover effects.
  • Added a small delay when moving and turning into a resource tile to prevent accidental gathering.
  • The Starter Quest will now update the quest objectives when an item is dropped or destroyed (removed) as well.
  • Containers in your inventory will now show the 50% reduced weight totals within the tooltip.
  • The mage cloak has been renamed to "mage robe". Since it's a robe...
  • The in-world graphic for the raft now matches the item more closely.
  • Fixed an issue where some highscores text would overflow due to their length.
  • Added Unlok credits within the about section.
  • The modding guide link now goes to the new page (https://waywardgame.github.io/).
Modding
  • Split onAddOrUpdateInventoryItem into OnInventoryItemAdd, OnInventoryItemRemove, and OnInventoryItemUpdate.
  • Added a canDropItem hook.
  • Added the ability to get the source of damage via the onCreatureDamage hook.
  • Fixed return null not working for the onCreatureDamage hook.
  • Added CanCreatureSpawn and OnCreatureSpawn hooks.
Technical
  • Particle system refactored a bit. Now uses an RGB object and uses new ParticleType for non-defined values.
  • Sortable system has been recoded.
  • Version now automatically added within English translation for upgrade message.
Mods
  • [Argus] Fixed "See All" not working as intended.

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November 26, 2016

Beta 2.2.2 Released

Let's fix up some more of those bugs and balance issues!

We still have some work to do in the 2.2.x series, but here's another medium batch of balance tweaks, bug fixes, and miscellaneous smaller improvements. Oh, and a couple minor new things too! There's a good chance if you've reported something in the last week or so, you'll see it in the list below. But if not, like I said, we still have some plans for more of these quicker minor patches.

Have fun!

Bugs
  • Fixed a bug that did not allow water routing (digging pathways of water).
  • Fixed an issue where tile animations would continue to occur after a lava tile was changed into something else.
  • Fixed a bug that was showing the corpse carving hint when walking over blood instead of corpses.
  • Fishing on to land no longer produces a water sound effect.
  • Fixed an issue where a never-ending saving screen would occur when saving an older game that used mods that added creatures.
  • Added a check to stop errors when dismantling an impossibly weighted item (that appeared in beta 2.0).
  • Fixed an issue that changed doodads into other doodads when travelling to a new island after reloading that game (due to save conversion).
  • Fixed a bug where the character's facing direction was not updated when a confirmation screen was triggered.
  • Fixed a bug where breaking open a locked chest would not spill its contents.
  • You are no longer allowed to place tiles or build doodads over lava.
  • Fixed an issue where the new milestone fix was causing the game not to load. This was hot-fixed within the 2.1.1 update.
Balance
  • Hostile creatures now break aggression more commonly.
  • Malignity from skill use now occurs whether or not you gained in that skill. To counter-balance this, many skills have a much decreased malignity gain. Additionally, some skills now reduce malignity as well (new feature).
  • The malignity you gain from stat gains is now scaled based on the stat itself. The malignity gained from this method now starts off lower than previously.
  • Decreased spawning chance of claw worms slightly.
  • Aberrant creatures now have a cap on attack damage values.
  • Aberrant creature scaling now uses a linear progression, rather than a step/staircase; more smoothly ramping the difficulty.
  • Reduced plant spreading chance slightly.
  • Increased the damage of the flintlock pistol slightly.
  • Slightly increased chances of resources on digging.
  • Decreased effectiveness of equipment/armor and parrying against burn damage.
Improvements
  • Increased overall performance and reduced CPU/memory usage. These changes will have a greater impact on lower-end systems.
  • Plants now heal themselves over time (durability repairs itself).
  • Fade in/out transitions of windows/overlays are now a bit smoother.
  • Added coconuts palms to oasis templates.
  • Gathering plants and other environmental doodads no longer reduce their default durability.
  • Digging lava with hands now burns you.
  • You now receive the completion point for a Starter Quest as soon as you have reached it automatically so you can skip it if you missed clicking on the "Complete Quest" if going back a quest.
  • Added a "Close" button to the ending of the Starter Quest.
  • Added a "Start Quest" button to the beginning of the Starter Quest.
New
  • Added more different types of lava templates and tweaked existing ones.
  • Casting your net/line out (via fishing) on to items will now pick them up.
Modding

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Reviews

“All crafting and survival buffs, just cross out the rest of your weekend now.”
Jay is games

“Wayward, a graphical roguelike with echoes of Ultima Online, Dwarf Fortress and Minecraft. Which means: Survival! Crafting! Treasure! An ace chiptune soundtrack! And lots of other things worthy of !s”
PC Gamer

“It's already very impressive though, with plenty to see and do.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Wayward is a turn-based, top-down, wilderness survival roguelike.

In Wayward, there is a large focus on simulation, survival and openness. There are no classes; there are no levels. Progression of your character depends on individual skill and stat gains by your interactions with items or objects in the world. You are free to play and explore the game in any fashion you wish.

Wayward will continue to grow, expand, and evolve over time to open up new modes of play, add depth and complexity, add content, and further refine the systems presented. You are free to come a long for the ride as we try to make this game a truly unique experience through our iteration and through your feedback.

Wayward's key features:


  • 5 distinct environment types to explore – all generated procedurally.
  • Over 300 items to craft, discover and interact with.
  • More than 30 nasty creatures and animals to combat and harvest.
  • Sandbox game mechanics mixed with roguelike gameplay and heavy inventory management.
  • Deep, multi-faceted skill system with over 25 skills.
  • Open-ended and open-world gameplay.
  • 10+ hours of content and gameplay before reaching the “end-game”.
  • Day and night system.
  • Modding and Steam Workshop support.
  • Iterative game design and community feedback driven.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU with WebGL support, 512MB of video memory, and at least 128 GFLOPS.
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows 7/8 does not support the Steam Overlay.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU with WebGL support, 1GB of video memory, and at least 512 GFLOPS.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9+
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU with WebGL support, 512MB of video memory, and at least 128 GFLOPS.
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mac OS X does not support the Steam Overlay.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU with WebGL support, 1GB of video memory, and at least 512 GFLOPS.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, Fedora 21, Debian 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU with WebGL support, 512MB of video memory, and at least 128 GFLOPS.
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Linux does not support the Steam Overlay.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU with WebGL support, 1GB of video memory, and at least 512 GFLOPS.
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