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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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Rekindling has been in the works for over 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 game 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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Recent updates View all (17)

July 20

Weekly Update 0.35. Zim Raids & Leaderboard Reset



Main feature in this update is the addition of random Zim raids at night. The further along you are in the game the more zims that will appear in the raid so be prepared! As this increased the difficulty of the game in later stages we have decided to wipe the leaderboard. We will do this a few times through Early access as the game changes. Previous top scorers will still be featured on the stats page.


A picture of Brett with his chicken and full patch notes are below. If you want keep seeing Rekindling grow bigger and allow Brett to capture and raise this poor starving chicken, leave us a Steam review or feedback on the Steam forums or in the Discord it really helps us out a lot :)




0.35.0
  • Added Zim Raids
  • Added new Achievement: Scientist
  • Added Section on stats page for previous leaderboard record holders.
  • Added New head with glasses
  • Added Display for how much of an item is in objects
  • Changed: Turrets now require ammo to operate
  • Changed: Crafting job for ammo produces 10 ammo instead of one now.
  • Changed: Survivors will continue to do attack jobs until the thing they are attacking is dead
  • Changed: Saves pre 0.35 will not add to leaderboard score
  • Fixed: People now will always have a positive triat
  • Fixed: People can no longer hate and love science at the same time
  • Fixed: Priority updates are more well respected by survivors

0.35.1
  • Fixed stats scrolling issue on smaller resolutions.

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July 14

Weekly update 0.34 Better looking people and Stability



More polishing this week! We took a long look at a lot of our core textures. All of the textures with survivors have been updated and there are about twice as many variations now on hairs/heads/bodies. We spent a lot of time working on dynamic lighting this past week as well but it is still too slow for me to be comfortable releasing it to you guys yet :) Other than lots of texture tweaks as well as some big bug fixes.

Full patch notes are below. If you want keep seeing Rekindling grow bigger and better please leave us a Steam review or feedback on the Steam forums or in the Discord it really helps us out a lot :)

0.34
  • Added tons of new hair body and head textures
  • Added additional crash logging
  • Added Shovels when people are farming instead of hammers
  • Added Digging sound effect with shovels
  • Added more slight random variances in survivors appearances
  • Changed building and farming skills to reflect building/farming properly
  • Changed food to give more hunger due to longer farm build times at low levels
  • Changed some of the ground textures slightly
  • Changed Natural hair colors to appear significantly more often
  • Changed Toilets/outhouses to hold less poo so you can get more fertilizer
  • Fixed Bug that stopped science and alerts when autopickup was on
  • Fixed spelling of Cheerful (not cheerfull)
  • Fixed Germaphobes crashing the game when they try to pick up items
    sometimes
  • Fixed planting crops counting as a building activity for skill points.
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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 and devour human flesh. You find yourself in charge of a colony of survivors trying to rebuild society.

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

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 every Sunday 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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