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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Mixed (18 reviews) - 61% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (206 reviews) - 83% of the 206 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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August 19

Beta 2.4.2 Released

Here's that second 2.4 patch, as teased earlier this week. We've been hard at work fixing all the reported (and unreported) bugs, as well as improving some aspects of the game. It's bug hunting season!

Speaking of reported issues, here's a recent top 5 list of all the bug hunters helping out Wayward:
  • Adrien S. Enzo
  • Amax
  • blay.paul
  • GauHelldragon
  • sechsauge
A special thank you to those people and to everybody else that reports bugs and issues!

  • Maple, spruce, and cypress trees will now cycle back to budding stage when reaching their final maturity.
  • Attempting creature taming will now give reputation.
  • You can no longer trample germinating plants.
  • Improved consistency of many doodad particle colors, including adding support for different colors based on growth stages.
  • Increased the color range of particles and slowed down their decay speed slightly.
  • You can now attempt to drop items on the same tile as a creature.
  • Added a thirteenth keybind as backspace by default.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that made tamed creatures produce blood and particle effects even when they had not caused damage to their target.
  • Fixed a bug where digging up certain tiles could duplicate items received from them (like cobblestone for example). (Thanks evildagmar!)
  • Fixed an issue where water stills from older saves could get into a corrupted state. (Thanks Dynaflame!)
  • Fixed a line of sight issue that would give full line of sight past a fire event/doodad when using a spyglass. (Thanks blay.paul!)
  • Fixed an issue where animal taming done through offering was not giving any reputation. (Thanks Adrien S. Enzo!)
  • Fixed fire spreading to water tiles with items on it. (Thanks sechsauge!)
  • Fixed the "Offer" action not being available when the creature was on top of a doodad. (Thanks Adrien S. Enzo!)
  • Fixed a bug that would cancel the sleeping overlay/screen if using a quickslot to sleep/rest before the screen ended its fade out event.
  • Fixed a bug where collected doodads did not retain their name. (Thanks Adrien S. Enzo!)
  • Fixed vampire bats and zombies despawning in caves during daytime incorrectly.
  • Generated houses and other templates will no longer be spawned over cave entrances/exits. (Thanks Adrien S. Enzo!)
  • Fixed some item borders getting cropped off within the equipment window. (Thanks Xech!)
  • Fixed an oversight that would show a item notifier above the player when dropping a lit torch.
  • Fixed a bug that was not counting items that were equipped and altered towards equipment milestones. (Thanks Xech!)
  • Reputation loss now only occurs when tamed creatures actually hurt other creatures (unlike before where it happened whether they caused damage or not). (Thanks sechsauge!)
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August 14

Beta 2.4.1 Released

Tonight we have a small batch of fixes, improvements, and balance changes. Although it's small, some changes may have a bit more impact than you would think on first glance. If we messed anything up too badly, please let us know as beta 2.4.2 will also be right around the corner with more of these rapid changes/fixes.

Thanks for all the issue reporting as always!

  • Fires can now spread on to non-flammable tiles when there are flammable items on it.
  • Spawned doodads (on world generation or through spreading) will now gain durability based on their quality.
  • You no longer have to be facing a fire to gain sleep benefits from it. All adjacent tiles are now checked.
  • You can no longer craft pile of ashes from charcoal. As if you ever wanted to! (Thanks blay.paul!)
  • Mushrooms can now spread or grow on top of wooden flooring.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed doodads spawning with a random quality but never showing what it was until picked up/gathered. Fix will only effect new worlds. (Thanks Momop!)
  • Fixed an issue where you could not upload game saves to the Steam Workshop. (Thanks blay.paul!)
  • Fixed a brief flash of black when moving across the edge of the world.
  • Fixed errors when opening the New/Join Game menus, after disabling a mod that adds skin or hair colors.
  • There is no longer a 100% chance of returning quality items based on the doodad when gathering/harvesting - it is now varied based on the skill used to gather/harvest it.
  • Time skitters now have vulnerability to blunt damage.
  • Skeletal remains will now spawn within caves on world generation.
  • Increased corpse decay times and modified many based on their size/type.
  • Added one point of hydration (-thirst) to apples, but removed one point of satiation (-hunger).
  • Increased hunger timer speed slightly (won't effect old saves).
  • Decreased hand drill durability, but increased both fire plough and bow drill durability.

  • Fixed an issue where your field of vision was not updated when reincarnating if you were moving/attacking.
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“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.
  • Character customization.
  • Dynamic reputation and difficulty system.
  • Ability to rollback to any beta 2.0+ version or play the latest development build of the game before public release via Steam.
  • Iterative game design and community feedback driven.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU with WebGL support, 1GB of video memory, and at least 512 GFLOPS.
    • 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.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU with WebGL support, 1GB of video memory, and at least 512 GFLOPS.
    • 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.
    • 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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