RimWorld alpha 15 adds tutorial, drugs

People who own RimWorld can now better learn how to play RimWorld with the aid of a "rich" new tutorial system. The tutorial "teaches the basics of setting up a game, building a small self-sustaining colony, and defeating the first
raider", and that sounds like enough to get you started with the colony sim.

Alpha 15 of the early access sandbox story game also whacks in a drugs system, letting your colonists dose up in order to improve their performance or mood (there are of course downsides, including addiction and blood toxicity/death). It's a massive, enormo-update, and if you don't fancy reading the entire list, here's a handy video summing up the main additions:

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.