The world has been thrown into chaos, and it's up to you and your friends to battle the corrupted beasts of the Rotwood. Upgrade your gear, choose your preferred weapon, and hone your skills to defend your safe haven.
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Release Date:
Apr 24, 2024

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Since 2012, Klei has used Early Access as part of our process to gather feedback and develop in collaboration with players, producing games like Don’t Starve Together, Oxygen Not Included, Invisible, Inc., Hot Lava, and Griftlands.

By releasing this game in Early Access, we hope to continue to grow our community and get more people involved in its development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We still have a lot more in store for Rotwood, and we plan to continue growing and updating the game throughout 2024 and into 2025. Our Early Access periods generally last from one to two years.”

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

“The plan for the full version of Rotwood is to add more Bosses, Weapons, Armor, Biomes, and customization options. The game has most major features in place and we expect that most of development time will be focused on additional content and complementary systems.

Toward the end of Early Access, we will focus on additional quality-of-life and fine-tuning to prepare for launch.

Mod support and language options are also very important to us, so we expect to have workshop support and additional supported languages by launch or shortly after that.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of Rotwood releases with 4 Biomes each including unique final Boss and Mini-boss encounters.

Players can select from 4 major weapon classes, each with their own unique fighting style. As players progress through the Rotwood, they will unlock new weapon variations, armor, powers, biomes, and various customization options for their character and their town.

Combat in Rotwood is designed to be deep and rewarding, with a high skill ceiling. Mastering each weapon class, armor, power ups, biomes and 4 levels of difficulty per biome, we expect the Early Access version of the game to provide anywhere from 10-25 hours of gameplay. Completionists may find they spend many more to take on Rotwood's toughest challenges.”

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

“Yes, the price of Rotwood will increase in steps during the Early Access period, as well as when the game officially launches out of Early Access.

Initially, the price has been set for the current content and playtime available in Early Access. As we continue to add value to the game throughout Early Access, we will be incrementally raising the base price at key milestones.

We want to ensure players who support the game early on get the best value, while also fairly reflecting the increased scope and content as development progresses. Rest assured we will provide ample advance notice before any price increases take effect.”

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

“Player feedback is critical to our development plans in Early Access. While we have a creative vision for the game, it is important to us that we coordinate with players to ensure that Rotwood delivers what players want from the game.

We have several ways for players to reach out to us with suggestions, feedback, and bug reports:

We also post regular status updates as well as long-term development goals throughout Early Access to keep players informed of the development team's priorities and plans for future updates.”
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About This Game

The world has been thrown into chaos, and it's up to you and your friends to battle the corrupted beasts of the Rotwood. Upgrade your gear, choose your preferred weapon, and sharpen your skills to defend your safe haven.

Rotwood is about getting better, getting stronger, and taking on challenges you once thought impossible. Featuring rich and varied fighting mechanics, play solo or co-op with up to three other friends to battle your way through the Rotwood and its increasingly frenzied inhabitants.

Surviving the Rotwood is no walk in the park. It’s going to take practice, strategy, and skill to take on the game’s most challenging encounters.

Complex and Rewarding Combat

Button mashing and decent gear will only get you so far. You will need to make use of your skills and whatever you can gather before venturing too far into the Rotwood.

Choose your target and fight your way through interesting encounters that increasingly demand timing, creativity, and skill to reach your quarry – a corrupted beast that will put your abilities to the test.

Tools of the Trade

Master a collection of weapons to stomp your way through the Rotwood, or play to your strengths and stick to your favorite. Rotwood offers a variety of weapons that each offer their own unique and interesting ways to bash, smack, skewer, and blast your foes.

Practice and perfect multiple combo abilities for each weapon to reach your destructive potential. Discover different armor and weapons, and design your own builds to maximize your chance of success.

Battle Bosses

Gather your friends and equipment then set out to face each boss on their own turf. Collect the rewards, get stronger, and master your weapon to take on bigger, badder bosses and their minions.

A New Hunt, Every Time

Each time you venture out into the Rotwood collect and combine interesting powerups and abilities offered throughout your hunt. Choose your gear and strategize your choices to create insane builds that probably shouldn't be allowed.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Dual Core 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB VRAM / DirectX 11+ support
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Dual Core 4.0 GHz+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4GB VRAM / DirectX 11+ support
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space

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