If you’ve ever played RimWorld before, then you may want to follow along with the development of Ruinarch where you basically play the evil overlord of a D&D campaign trying to kill off all of the players through various means. It’s still in EA and needs a lot of work, but the potential is there for great things.
Tag: Steam Game
This week I returned to a little Wurm Online, my Vynora priest is doing well – grinding channeling (yuck) and my ‘main’ character continued to work on my home base. I have one floor left, and it’s not a complete ‘floor’ that I need to do, so much as two sections of towers, and then a roof. Once that’s done I’ll bash out the ladders separating sections, and I can focus on adding a base floor, and furniture. Exciting stuff!
With the main house complete, all I have remaining on my plan is two more towers, and then rope bridges connecting those towers. I do plan on building myself a water cave entrance to the deed, but I’m not in any great rush for that. I love how it’s all coming together!
Today was the steam launch of Wurm Online – and along with it came a brand new server. There were definitely some hiccups, but for me, personally, things were very smooth.
Since I already have characters on Wurm I decided NOT to use the steam client. There’s really no difference between the two game play wise. You can’t use the steam client to log in old characters, though you can use either the old client or the steam one to play on any server with a new character. Does that make sense?
So I logged in to Golden Valley (the tutorial zone), passed through the magical portal to Harmony (PvE server) and immediately set off to raise my body skill to 1.5 and my alignment to 1.0 so that I could talk to the NPC in the chapel and become a follower of Vynora.
No real issues with any of that.
Afterwards I tried to get another character in game, and it turned out that there were some throttling issues going on, so it took quite a bit of time. My priest character will be joining a large market village and working towards skills that are preferred for a priest, and my second character is just to establish a little village for myself, nothing fancy. It’s hard NOT to set up a deed in Wurm I’ve found.
I eventually stumbled into the perfect area on the East Coast. A little bay with mountain, sand, trees, and clay all right on deed. SCORE!
I can’t wait to get it set up. I’m not expecting to make anything too fancy, but we’ll see how it goes. I also haven’t unlocked any affinity skills yet, or raised any skills that high yet, but it will come with time, I’m sure.
Pictured above is my latest obsession, the textile section of ‘foundation’ a game I recently picked up on the summer steam sale. Well, my husband picked it up for me as a gift.
If you’ve ever played Banished before then you will already be familiar with how to play Foundation, because the two play almost similarly. So far the main differences (besides graphics) is that in foundation your town acts more like a town, you train soldiers and can send them out on missions (I’ve lost a few townsfolk that way so far) and there’s more ‘stuff’ at the base game. For Banished I found I needed to have mods to expand the base gameplay.
This game IS in early access, and has been for some time, but it’s a fun little play especially since it’s on sale right now. I’m hoping that it continues to be developed, I’ve been burned by early access games in the past. In the meantime, I feel like I’m at least getting my monies worth from it so far. The graphics are cute (and detailed) and so far at least there isn’t a lot of ‘bad’ going on. I’m not sure if that’s because of a setting some place or what, but it makes for good casual gaming where I can just sit and watch the world grow.
Anyone seen my lemur around here some place? It escaped from the zoo and is apparently now wandering through the crowds….
This month the humble bundle early unlock caught my eye almost immediately. Slay the Spire released earlier this year, but I had never picked it up for whatever reason, even though I happen to really enjoy playing card games (and this one has a bunch more to it). I already subscribe to the humblebundle monthly but decided to pay it ahead of time to unlock the two games they mentioned. I have little interest in Squad – but I’m INCREDIBLY glad I picked up Slay the Spire.
It’s a cute little card game where you also earn relics that can add / negate / destroy certain aspects of each fight. You can upgrade cards, visit merchants, and basically follow a path of monsters and bosses until you reach the top of the ‘spire’. There are three acts, three different characters, and before I knew it I had invested multiple hours into the game.
There’s quite a bit of randomness to the initial climb so even if you fail (which I do, often) you won’t feel like you’re doing the exact same fight all over again. Once you beat the first three acts you can also ascend your character, improving rewards for each defeated creature (but also increasing their difficulty). So far I’ve only ascended once, with one character. Lots more to go!
Anyone else pick this game up early?
When I first started playing Garden Paws I didn’t really understand what I was doing. I saw rooms I could join, and a story mode and a creative mode. I saw a lot of locked rooms that I couldn’t get into and cute little animals that I could turn my avatar into.
I spent some time playing it last night, and this game is just too dang cute! I collected some wood, opened up a shop, sold some items I had collected. Explored the areas closest to me and managed to find some chests with goodies. I was going to go further and get into the crafting portion but alas life happened and I had to step away. I’m hoping to get further in today and maybe I can start up the farming portion!
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself.
When was the last time a game took you by surprise? A game that wasn’t even on your radar and you had barely acknowledged as being out there – suddenly you’re playing it (or reading about it) and you stop and think ‘wow, this is really something special’. I find that we tend to research these purchases far more than we research anything else we spend money on, and that tends to leave us reluctant to splurge on something we’re not 100% sure about.
I don’t look into many of my games before buying them. I sign up for humblebundle monthly just so that I get a surprise selection of games I’ve never heard of each month, and in those bundles there’s usually one or two REALLY neat ones that catch my attention.
Yoku’s Island Express is one such game. It came from the latest humblebundle and I had never heard of it before. It released May 2018, so it has been out a while.
The reason I love it is because I’m a sucker for pinball games. That’s right folks, I LOVE pinball. Rollers of the Realm? I was all over that one. Yoku’s Island Express uses pinball mechanics and it’s just an absolutely beautiful game. One I typically wouldn’t have even given the time of day, because lets face it it’s niche and none of my friends have played it.
So what are your surprise games? Ones that you had never heard of that just caught you off guard. Let me know in comments, and as always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself.
I’m still trying to grind my way through hard mode in Dragon Cliff, but I’ve come up against a bit of a wall. I need better gear, and better characters. Once you unlock ancient it’s a waiting game with RNG to see when you’ll get the next tier, called ‘star’. I’ve only unlocked a handful, and I need many more. Until then I’ve just been grinding.
Still, it’s the best $5 I’ve ever paid for an idle game. I think I have over 100 hours into the game now, and it was well worth the price of entry.
Normally a steam sale happens and I don’t end up getting anything at all. Whether it’s because the games I really want are actually not discounted, or because there’s just nothing that piques my interest, this time was different.
I went in with a budget, stuck to it, and walked away with 7 new games (8 if you count Dragon Cliff, the idle game I wrote about previously). I’m pretty excited about everything from my list, they’re all games I know I will enjoy (to varying degrees) and all games I’ve wanted for quite some time. I decided instead of splurging on a really expensive game, I’d take a look at my list and purchase some of the less-expensive (but still highly anticipated) things I wanted.
Garden Paws in particular I’ve been eyeballing for a while because a few friends play it and spoke highly of it. Whether or not I actually manage to carve out any time to play, well, we’ll have to see.
Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!