Rekindling is a settlement building and management game. You are tasked with rebuilding society after the ZTD virus has taken over and turned the masses into mindless creatures. Build, Harvest, Mine, and Fight with your survivors to build a sustainable society and take steps towards finding the cure!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Rekindling has been in the works for almost three years now, and for us it is a whole lot of fun. However we want to be able to craft this game with the community in mind. All feedback and suggestions will be carefully considered and if we like them, added to the game!

Before Steam Rekindling has just been worked on and looked at by mostly a single person. That gives us a good core to build from but the only way to make it to the next step is to get community feedback.

We plan to be constantly updating Rekindling with your feedback and helping it to make a great game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Rekindling will stay in early access until we feel the game is more feature complete. We want to get the full game out to you guys as soon as possible in a fully enjoyable form. Expect some time in late 2019 for a more complete and possible transition from early access.”

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

“The full version of Rekindling will have more depth in survivor interaction and new ways to play the game, such as allowing you to control individual survivors and living out their lives in the colony that you have built. We also want to add a scenario mode where you have to manage an existing colony and fix whatever problems it may of had.

Planed features

Here are some features that we would like to add to the game before the full release
  • Full research tree for unlocking new items for your survivors
  • More dynamic survivor interactions. Such as dealing with outsiders and distrust/love between existing survivors
  • Tons of more items and objects
  • A mission driven scenario mode where you have a colony already and have to solve its problems
  • Steam Workshop custom items&buildings
  • Control mode where you can become a survivor and do actions directly controlling them as them
  • More sandbox and free build options such as picking the starting world settings
  • More Biomes and environmental differences such as Tundras, swamps and grand forests
  • More ZIM variants EX: a large slow ZIM that destroys buildings.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“All content visible on this page is currently in the game and will be updated as new content is added. There will be some bugs and hiccups with the current version but as it currently stands it is pretty stable. Please refer to the planed features section below to see some of what we have planned for the future.”

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

“We plan to gradually raise the price as new content becomes available until the full release.”

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

“We want the community involved as much as possible, for those who know us, know that we take community suggestions very seriously. We Absolutely love community involvement and feedback and will try our hardest to read and respond to everything posted! That ranges from feature suggestions such as "having mechs for my survivors would be super cool because..." to bugs and minor annoyances.

Bring all your ideas to the Steam forums here and on our official discord server. We are extremely excited to hear from you guys and realize the full potential of Rekindling.”
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Available: April 22

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April 14

0.21 Update is out for Beta Testers!

As Rekindling has been getting weekly updates for quite some time we are going to start posting the patch notes here as well. We are very excited to have all of you start playing in a week.

Beta 0.21
Saves will work from previous updates unlike last update! There is a bunch of balance changes in this one..
  • Added SMGS
  • Added Bats
  • Added Ammo
  • Added Early access splash screen on game load
  • Changed the max amount of an item you can have queued to craft form 99 -> 999
  • People now will pickup equipment and weapons if they see better ones that they want to use
  • Barricades can now be dragged and placed like walls.
  • Zims will now take damage if they are alive in the sun
  • You can no longer stack more than one dead person in a square at a time
  • Decreased the rate at which people get sick
  • Survivors can now contract ZTD & Dysentery
  • Q will now unpause the game if the game is paused and change the speed like it does when the game is not paused
  • Pressing the K key will no longer kill people
  • Pressing the F key will no longer light things on fire
  • Reduced the size of the nameplates below survivors
  • Decreased the rate at which new survivors join
  • Fixed some bugs with loading multi part objects
  • Fixed getting put back into a loaded game when clicking quit from a loaded game
  • Fixed growth states on farm zones and zone presets not saving properly
  • Fixed Dead people not saving properly
  • Fixed crash when going to the stats page when Steam is not open
  • Fixed lag caused by the autopickup button
  • Fixed a lot of bugs with the daynight cycle getting out of wack from rain happing at dawn/dusk and loading/saving at weird points
  • Fixed peoples currently held weapon not saving properly

Join the community on Discord. A lot of the content in this update was inspired by members there.
discord.gg/5jvaVQA
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April 2

Rekindling on Steam!

It has been a long road but Rekindling is finally coming to steam early access!
To catch you guys up we have been working on Rekindling for around 4 years now and recently went into a closed beta earlier this year in January.

We felt the game was at a spot where we could use more eyes on it so we are bring it to Steam. We have been doing weekly content updates with feedback and bug fixes from the beta group since then. We plan to continue doing weekly updates every Sunday/Monday for the foreseeable future.

I'm very excited to hear everyone's feedback and input on the game. Together we can make this a very fun game. Feel free to post questions here on Steam or check us out on our official Discord channel. We don't bite I promise!

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https://discord.gg/5jvaVQA


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About This Game

The ZTD virus has taken over and turned the majority of the population in Zims. Zims are mindless creatures that will stop at nothing to find devour fresh human flesh. You are responsible for helping rebuilding society.

Rekindling is a survivor management game where you must task your survivors with building up a sustainable settlement. Have your survivors build, farm, mine and fight to do so.

Harvest the land

Randomly generated worlds and survivors each time you play. You must collect nearby scraps, rocks and trees to prepare for the Zim attacks that happen each night!

Build your settlement

Over 50 unique items to build and create in order to enhance your settlement.

Deal with setbacks

Dynamic weather and seasons with harsh winters and hot summers that if you are not prepared for will destroy your settlement!

Avoid death

The Zims like the dark and will come out to attack each night! Make sure you are ready to fight back the hordes.

Planed features

Here are some features that we would like to add to the game before the full release.
Updates will come out regularly with these additions as well as whatever you guys come up with!
  • Full research tree for unlocking new items for your survivors
  • More dynamic survivor interactions. Such as dealing with outsiders and distrust/love between existing survivors
  • Tons of more items and objects
  • A mission driven scenario mode where you have a colony already and have to solve its problems
  • Steam Workshop custom items&buildings
  • Control mode where you can become a survivor and do actions directly controlling them as them
  • More sandbox and free build options such as picking the starting world settings
  • More Biomes and environmental differences such as Tundras, swamps and grand forests
  • More ZIM variants EX: a large slow ZIM that destroys buildings.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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