Welcome to The Next World - a strategic visual novel telling the story of a crashed colony ship and its ragged group of survivors, trying to make a new life on the wrong planet. Craft plans, make decisions, and manage your colony's limited resources in a desperate fight to stay alive.
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Mixed (66) - 69% of the 66 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Mar 7, 2016
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March 5

TNW Anniversary Update - 7 March



I'm very pleased to announce that we're releasing a major update to The Next World and TNW: PE on the 7th of March -- the day it first came out 2 years ago.

This update will include a bunch of patches and stability upgrades, some new achievements, and several never-before-seen events to make your survival a little more interesting.

It'll also give players more control over the game's difficulty level, so new runs should end up less punishing.

I hope you're as excited about this as I am. If not, a little bit excited will be fine.

As always, if you encounter any problems, report it on the discussion board and I'll be happy to help personally!
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About This Game


Welcome to The Next World - a strategic visual novel by Illuminated Games, telling the story of a crashed colony ship and its ragged group of survivors, trying to make a new life on the wrong planet.

TNW is a visual novel/strategy hybrid inspired by The Banner Saga, King of Dragon Pass and Oregon Trail, with an emphasis on planning and decision-making over combat. Keep as many colonists alive as possible by making the tough decisions which will determine how your adventure unfolds. Build colony structures, salvage wreckage, resolve problems with multiple branching outcomes, and manage your colony's dwindling supplies; all while playing through an intense story of political intrigue, sabotage, desperation and survival, by writer Ryan A. Span (FRONTIERS, Mount&Blade, Euclidean).


  • Robust strategy system - manage your colony on a hostile world & keep your people alive
  • Fully hand-drawn art in retro-industrial sci-fi style
  • Two different protagonists to choose from, each with their own quirks and methods
  • Colourful and memorable cast of NPCs
  • Dozens of events to help you or challenge you
  • Hundreds of decisions to make, each with its own consequences

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.4
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
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