Rising World is a voxel based open-world sandbox game, featuring a procedurally generated world, playable in single and multi-player.
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Very Positive (55) - 87% of the 55 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,345) - 80% of the 2,345 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 3, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to give players the opportunity to already play our game in the course of its development. This allows us to see which game elements could benefit from further development, or what possibly needs to be changed, so that we can adapt the development accordingly.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“As long as necessary. In other words, the game must remain in the “Early Access” phase until it shows fully adequate gameplay and all our planned features have been largely implemented.”

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

“The full version guarantees the player that he/she is also getting a full-fledged game, which means that all the important features have been implemented, and all the serious bugs eliminated. There will however most likely still be updates later on to simply continue improving the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is currently still in Alpha stage. Many important things are already present; for example, the basic technical structure as well as game elements, such as the structural system, are fairly well developed. Some game elements that are essential for fully adequate gameplay are nevertheless still missing.”

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

“In one word: yes. The price will reflect the game’s current stage of development. This means that small price increases are planned upon reaching the Beta stage (which can also be still be regarded as Early Access) and upon reaching the final version.”

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

“Consultation with the community is very important to us. Our forum, where all kinds of discussions can be initiated, is provided for just this purpose. Players can also report all kind of issues there, ensuring that bugs come to our attention and are eliminated as quickly as possible. We take the community’s needs and criticisms very seriously.”
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March 22

Update 0.9.2.5: Bows, armors, chainsaw and dummy NPCs

Hey folks! A new update is now available which introduces some new content.

First of all, bows are finally available now. We added three different bows, one of them is only obtainable from dungeons. Currently bows use the same arrows as the crossbow, but maybe this will change in the future.
We also added a chainsaw, so we have a high-tier wood cutting complement to the mining drill.



Apart from that, we have two stylish knights armors in the game now (and three associated helmets). Armors now actually protect you.





Another interesting feature is the ability to spawn human "dummy NPCs". Even though this is a very early and limited feature, it's an important step towards having real NPCs in the game. Unfortunately you cannot really interact with them yet, but nevertheless, they still turn your world into a much livelier place.
In order to spawn them, you can use the "spawnnpc dummy" console command. If you don't want the NPC to wander around, you can lock/freeze it by typing "locknpc" into console. If you don't want your NPC to take any damage, you can use the command "setnpcinvincible". You can also change the appearance of the NPC by using the new "setnpcskin" command. Of course there will be better solutions for NPC handling in the medium run.



Last but not least we reworked the server browser, it no longer uses the Steam masterserver for the time being. This means all servers should be visible in the server list again.

Stay tuned for the next update, which will finally introduce mounts!

Changelog:
  • [New] New weapons: three different bows
  • [New] New tool: chainsaw
  • [New] Added dummy human NPC, which can be spawned via command "spawnnpc dummy"
  • [New] Added two knights armors and three associated helmets
  • [New] New clothing item for Easter: bunny mask
  • [New] Added "locknpc" command to lock/freeze certain NPCs
  • [New] Added "setnpcinvincible" command to make certain NPCs invincible
  • [New] Added "setnpcskin" command to change skin of certain NPCs
  • [New] Added setting (config.properties) to turn off the map grid
  • [New] Armor actually protects you now
  • [New] Light items float in water now
  • [Change] Crosshair is now visible for crossbow and bows
  • [Change] Updated dungeon loot
  • [Change] Changed visualization of player groups/parties (now uses 3D marker to show members)
  • [Change] Server browser no longer uses Steam Masterserver (so you will be able to find all servers now)
  • [Change] When spawning an NPC, it now looks into your direction by default
  • [Change] Miningdrill sounds are now properly synced in multiplayer
  • [Change] Blood effect (when hitting NPCs/animals) slightly changed
  • [Bugfix] Fixed new player bans not working properly in multiplayer
  • [Bugfix] Fixed adding/removing favorite servers in server browser
  • [Bugfix] Fixed some syncing issues in multiplayer
  • [Bugfix] Fixed error in source query protocol which returned a wrong challenge-response

Hotfix 2018-03-22:
  • [Change] Command "setnpcskin" no longer overrides parameters which are not set
  • [Bugfix] Fixed favorite servers in ingame server list

Hotfix 2018-03-25 (0.9.2.6):
  • [New] You can assign names to NPCs now
  • [New] Added GUI to change name and appearance of dummy NPCs (type "editnpc" into console)
  • [Change] Tweaked some sounds
  • [Change] NPCs should no longer fall through the ground (need feedback)
  • [Change] Updated aiming position of bows
  • [Change] Dummy NPCs no longer sleep during night
  • [Change] Steel hoe can now also be used to craft "farmland blocks"
  • [Bugfix] Fixed death animation of npcs getting stuck in endless loop
  • [Bugfix] Fixed flickering clothing and items
  • [Bugfix] Player no longer falls through ground if it's made out of construction elements and not fully loaded yet
  • [Bugfix] Fixed pain and death sounds of female dummy npc
  • [Bugfix] Fixed crash when debug console was active

Hotfix 2018-03-29 (0.9.2.7):
  • [New] Group members are now visible on the ingame map (M)
  • [New] Added setting "game_bows_hide_crosshair" to config to disable crosshair for bows
  • [Change] Improved sync of other players chainsaw sound (in multiplayer)
  • [Change] Dummy NPCs no longer get scared by gunshots
  • [Change] Reduced max view distance of NPC nametags
  • [Change] NPC nametags are no longer visible through walls
  • [Change] Command "editnpc" is now also available for animals (only for changing animal name)
  • [Change] Color codes ("[#RRGGBB]") work properly for NPC names now (allows you to change NPC nametag color)
  • [Bugfix] Fixed sitting and laying positions of other players in multiplayer
  • [Bugfix] Fixed missing sitting animation
  • [Bugfix] Fixed custom color fields in NPC edit window (small gear wheel icon)
  • [Bugfix] Fixed broken 3D markers for group members (multiplayer)
  • [Bugfix] 3D markers of other group members will be removed now when the player disconnects (multiplayer)
  • [Bugfix] Fixed bug which caused the player to get stuck in the loading screen ("Connecting...")
  • [Bugfix] Fixed missing debug texts (F3) when playing via P2P
  • [Bugfix] Hopefully fixed issue with pitch black clothes and skin (need feedback)
  • [Bugfix] Fixed "offlineban" command
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February 14

Update 0.9.2.2: Getting rid of the hive...

Hi folks! As you may have noticed, we were experiencing several DDoS attacks in the last weeks unfortunately. Since this resulted in some downtimes of the game, we decided to get rid of the hive (which was responsible for user authentication in the first place). With this update, authentication is now solely handled by Steam. Even if our servers are offline, you can still play multiplayer.

As a result, the usernames are no longer unique, since the SteamID is now used to identify a player. This allows you to change the username at any time (menu -> profile). Old worlds will be converted automatically, so you (hopefully) won't lose your inventory.

These changes not only affect authentication, even the server list is handled by Steam. We added support for the source query protocol, and Rising World server can also be found in the Steam server browser now (Steam -> View -> Servers).



Unfortunately there wasn't much time left to work on other features, but we still fixed some bugs and added a few smaller things, like a crowbar (which enables you to deconstruct planks and beams without destroying them). The character is now also able to crouch properly, although this still needs some tweaks. We hope you also enjoy the two new music tracks we added to the game!

If you experience any problems with this update, please let us know!

Stay tuned for the next updates!

Changelog 0.9.2.2 (2018-02-14):
  • [New] Usernames can now be changed at any time
  • [New] No more need to create an account to play multiplayer
  • [New] Added support for Steam server browser
  • [New] Game server implements Steam Source query protocol now
  • [New] Added "unloadplugins" command (useful for replacing plugin jar files)
  • [New] Added "nofalldamage" general permission (multiplayer only)
  • [New] Added option "game_mp_hidestatus" to config so friends can no longer the server you're playing on
  • [New] Steam offline mode fully supported now
  • [New] New item: crowbar (allows you to deconstruct construction elements like planks)
  • [New] Added proper crouching for character
  • [New] Added two new music tracks
  • [Change] Authentication is now fully handled by Steam (no more HIVE)
  • [Change] Menu shows player SteamID now (rightclick to copy to clipboard)
  • [Change] Increased max stack sizes for torch mounts
  • [Change] Servers no longer use temp folder for sql files
  • [Change] Steam friends now get highlighted in the player list (tab) in multiplayer
  • [Bugfix] Fixed wrong size of ingame friend list when using resolutions smaller than 1080p
  • [Bugfix] Fixed crash when Steam runs in offline mode
  • [Bugfix] Fixed wrong lamp alignment when placing on south-facing walls
  • [Bugfix] Fixed erroneous wood torchmounts after picking them up
  • [Bugfix] Kick messages are now displayed properly when being kicked from a P2P session
  • [Bugfix] Fixed random game crash when client lost internet connection

Hotfix 2018-02-15:
  • [Change] Increased speed when filling fuel into the furnace
  • [Change] Server browser no longer shows server which failed to respond
  • [Bugfix] Fixed server detail view in Steam server browser
  • [Bugfix] Fixed animation issue (jitter) when holding items in the hand

Hotfix 2018-02-19:
  • [New] Added server_query_ip setting to define the query server ip for servers
  • [Change] Removed some unnecessary debug output
  • [Bugfix] Fixed some server browser issues
  • [Bugfix] Players are now able to join your game if the dedicated server was started from Steam
  • [Bugfix] Fixed issue with music not being muted properly when volume was set to 0
  • [Bugfix] Fixed crash when running multiple instances of the server
  • [Bugfix] Fixed SteamAPI init error when starting the server
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About This Game

Please note that this game is currently in Alpha state

Rising World is an open-world sandbox game with randomly generated, fully destructible environments.

Starting with the most basic of tools, collect resources to survive in the wildness. Evolve your world to create one of the biggest cities of all time or a gigantic castle, or simply let your imagination run riot! If being creative is all too much, just connect with your friends and get them to help.

Anything is possible!

Features

  • Randomly generated worlds
  • Completely modifiable environment
  • Both single and multi-player modes
  • 200 different building materials
  • Place customised images in your world
  • Complex and deep network of underground caves
  • Environmental physics - trees and items
  • Interact with just about everything, right down to playing the piano!
  • Day-night-cycle
  • Powerful Modding/Plugin API

Your purchase entitles you to receive all future updates free of charge!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit) or higher
    • Processor: 2+ Cores, e.g. Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB VRAM, OpenGL 3.0, e.g. Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 240, AMD Radeon HD 5650
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 compatible operating system. Recent graphics drivers have to be installed to ensure full OpenGL support, this may only apply in some cases. Please note: AMD Radeon HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 are not compatible due to discontinued driver support.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit) or higher
    • Processor: 4+ Cores, e.g. Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024+ MB VRAM, OpenGL 3.0, e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 compatible operating system. Recent graphics drivers have to be installed to ensure full OpenGL support, this may only apply in some cases.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.9 or above
    • Processor: 2+ Cores, e.g. Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB VRAM, OpenGL 2.1*, e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 compatible operating system. *Not all 2.1 cards are supported, please contact our support if you are using a 2.1 graphics card.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.9 or above
    • Processor: 4+ Cores, e.g. Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024+ MB VRAM, OpenGL 3.0, e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 compatible operating system
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS 64-bit 13.x or similar
    • Processor: 2+ Cores, e.g. Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB VRAM, OpenGL 3.0, e.g. Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 240, AMD Radeon HD 5650
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 compatible operating system. Proprietary graphics drivers have to be installed to ensure full OpenGL support, this may only apply in some cases. Please note: AMD Radeon HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 are not compatible due to discontinued driver support.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS 64-bit 13.x or similar
    • Processor: 4+ Cores, e.g. Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024+ MB VRAM, OpenGL 3.0, e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java 8 compatible operating system. Proprietary graphics drivers have to be installed to ensure full OpenGL support, this may only apply in some cases.
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