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Just your average bloke, completed addicted gamer, former streamer now turned contributor to Indie Drop. #CraftFightSurvive, if a game ticks one of those boxes, it's probably good for me!
  1. It’s a game that is so easy to lose a lot of hours to!
  2. Another game on the Steam wishlist!
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    We Knew No Bounds

    “We knew no bounds, as we marvelled at what we could achieve it never dawned on us to consider whether we should.” “In the beginning it brought only improvement to our life; communication, information, education, we lived longer and in more comfort than our ancestors could ever imagine.” “We pushed the boundaries, we created life where the natural order had decided it shouldn’t exist, and that still wasn’t enough.” “Further, further we dabbled with power that wasn’t given to us, power that we didn’t truly comprehend the consequences of. We didn’t simply create life, we tailored it, bent the very basics of our essence to our will, we played God. Not content with simply improving our lives, we believed it was our right to improve life itself!” “Still we didn’t stop; that inner desire to explore, to hunt, drove us on. Almost a century had passed since we first stepped foot on the Moon, a hundred years full of technological advances, a hundred years where Mankind got smarter and smarter, but at no point did we get wiser.” “We began to reach for the stars, this time to claim them as our own, and only then did the gravity of our mistakes become clear, we foolishly believed we were enlightened, how naïve we were.” “We knew no bounds, and our reward was the discovery of that which we had denied existed for so long, that which we ridiculed, and as we toyed with the power of Gods, the Gods took notice of us.” HappyFeet
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  5. Ronfort struggled through the pouring rain, lightning arching overhead, planting each foot carefully as he hauled his deadly cargo into position. Groups of Tribal raiders had flooded over the horizon,innumerable, unannounced, catching a group of passing traders unawares and descending upon them from among the trees. The other raiders sped towards Mountains Hope, as panicked colonists rushed to connect the auto-turrets power systems to the main generators, this was a race against time. Ronfort began to lower his cargo into the newly forged mortar as another flash of lightning streaked past, striking mere feet outside the walls of the colony. The passing traders had all fallen by now, the raiders attention fully turned to Mountains Hope, it’s colonists arrayed behind sandbags braced to fight if needed. Ronfort steeled himself, adjusting his aim, steadying his hands. Suddenly the staccato boom of the auto turrets erupted, giving Ronfort the confirmation he needed to find his range, without hesitation the mortar fired, straight & true. As sunlight began to break through storm clouds, the devastating effectiveness of the colonies defenses was clear; a huge gouge in the earth, littered with corpses torn asunder from explosion and turret rounds, marked the survival of another day on this Rimworld. Rimworld, now fully released as a complete game, is a sci-fi colony management sim, whose real strength lies with the three AI story tellers that dictate the trials your colony will endure. While it is completely achievable to ‘win’ by creating a stable colony and advancing through Rimworld’s technology tree to finally create a spaceship and escape the savage lands on which you first crash upon, the beauty of the game is that the journey along the way is as, if not more, rewarding to experience. These storytellers (Phoebe Chillax, Cassandra Classic & Randy Random) are responsible for both the pacing and severity of any beneficial or threatening events; ranging from raids to traders or tornadoes to beautiful auroras. Alongside the story creating AI lies a very deep, and realistic, modelling system for a whole range of factors which contribute to the success (or failure) of a colony. Social relationships within your colony can result in rivals, social fights, marriages, affairs and everything else in between. The health,and usefulness, of your colonists is just as important, with Malaria, heart attacks, food poisoning,carcinomas or hypothermia just a small selection of threats waiting in the wings if you fail to prepare your people properly. Thankfully, for every disaster lurking in the shadows is a counter measure at your disposal; fine marble artwork, bionics or even hard drugs if you dare roll that dice. Replayability of the base game is a real selling feature, as even if you choose the exact same colonists to start in the same map area no two games will ever play out in the same way. I personally haven’t delved too deeply into the modding community of the game, but once you delve into that rabbit hole you’ll inevitably find ever increasing ways to keep your interest; whether that be Alien vs Predator, Warhammer 40k, Lord of the Rings or any number of other varied packs to spice up your game. The main potential drawback for Rimworld is that it is a game with an unforgiving learning curve, which has no qualms about devastating your colony, and even your enthusiasm sometimes, but remember this is the beauty of the game, it’s created to tell a story, even if that is one of hilarious self destruction or valiant defeat, and also the reason why it is worth a few hours (or over 350 in my case) of anyone’s time. You can grab Rimworld from Humble right here. Tynan, the game's developer, can be found here on Twitter. If there are any other games you'd like to see me review, let me know in the comments below! HappyFeet #CraftFightSurvive
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