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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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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September 9

Wayward Multiplayer Announcement

I know many Wayward players (especially the dedicated ones) already know about this, but I thought I'd make it a bit more clear with an official announcement.

Multiplayer is OFFICIALLY coming to Wayward!

What started off as an impossibility in the eyes of many (including me) has realized itself through many months of testing and iteration. Much thanks goes to Gary "Spacetech" Wilber, our lead programmer for making this happen!



Our planned feature set for multiplayer include both options of permadeath and casual (respawning) as well as a toggle for PVP. The multiplayer works in a simulated real-time mode (as opposed to turn-based in single-player).

Players will be able to join Wayward multiplayer games through their friend's Steam profile, their Steam friends list, or through an in-game menu. There's also several new multiplayer chat commands available, like a handy "/kick" command for players that like to start fires under your feet. But who needs that when you can fight fire with fire!



It's important to note that what gets released in beta 2.5 is subject to change and improve. The multiplayer will grow in scope and depth just like the single-player experience. Multiplayer is an optional feature, but a feature many, many people have requested. It is single-handedly the most requested feature to date. And one that was not easy to implement, especially since the game was never built with it in mind.

But also to those that don't care about multiplayer, beta 2.5 won't focus solely on multiplayer. Improving the core game is still a top priority. You can expect to see other exciting top-requested things such as new lore elements, a brand new ore type, a main menu UI overhaul, and much more! We'll post a community discussion on wishlist topics for beta 2.5 coming up to get a more up to date priority list from everybody. If you are interested in the changes thus far in the beta 2.5 development branch, check out: http://steamcommunity.com/app/379210/discussions/3/1473096694445167021/

Let me know if you have any questions!
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August 27

Beta 2.4.4 Released

Okay, so here's a real minor patch this time, unlike the last one. We found a few issues after releasing beta 2.4.3 that needed to be addressed sooner rather than later.

Have fun!

Improvements
  • Dying in casual mode will now log information on how you died.
  • When dying in casual mode, it will no longer mention unequipping items.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a regression where a single requirement was unlocking recipes.
  • You no longer will get a warning confirmation when attacking a creature that is on a dangerous doodad/tile/fire. (Thanks Megan!)
  • Fixed an issue where the death sound effect would not play all the time when dying in casual mode.
Modding
  • Removed some outdated references included within mod references.
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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.
  • 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

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
    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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