You crash land on a hostile alien planet with just two companions, a Labrador, and a sharp stick for company – so what next?
When it comes to the indie scene, there are few titles with quite such a loyal fanbase, extensive modding community, and dedicated designer as Rimworld – and that’s all even before the release of this western space simulator game, set to launch officially in late 2018.
What is Rimworld?
First unveiled in mid-2013 as a slightly under-polished addition to the simulation genre – and bearing a striking homage to the earlier beloved title Dwarf Fortress – Rimworld is one of those indie gems that you discover one day by accident. And, if you’re anything like me, you soon rack up hundreds to thousands of hours playing, without even getting into the late to end-game.
Officially titled as a ‘Sci-Fi Colony Sim’, the basis of the Rimworld experience is the typical rags-to-riches simulation adventure with a twist. Set in the far-off future following humanity’s colonisation of space, and with direct inspiration to space western series Firefly as well as epics like Dune and Warhammer 40k.
What you get with Rimworld is, essentially, what it says in the description; the objective of the game is to slowly grow and evolve your colony from your paltry early party into a splendorous and beautiful palace of a settlement containing dozens of colonists, complete with gold flowerpots in everyone’s bedrooms and copious