RimWorld updates with new scenario system, Steam Early Access release

That thing I mentioned a couple of months ago has come to pass. No, I hadn't predicted Brexit or Pokemon GO, unfortunately; I mentioned that Ludeon Studios' ambitious, complex colony sim RimWorld was heading to Steam Early Access, along with a new update that would add a scenario system to the game.

Well, it happened. It happened yesterday, in fact. And the game has already garnered "overwhelmingly positive" reviews. If you bought it previously from the official site, don't worry: you're getting a Steam key. Just click on this link, enter your details, and you'll get one.

Ludeon would still prefer you bought the game from their site, however, as it means they'll get "significantly more of the money" from the sale, as Steam won't be hoovering up their usual cut. Either way, you'll get a Steam key.

With the Steam Early Access release, RimWorld has been updated to version Alpha 14. Here's a big video detailing that:

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.