RimWorld gains "clever new AI strategies" with Alpha 11, new sapper and traps mechanics, new 'snowman joy activity'
Life on the frontier in Tynan Sylvester's RimWorld has just got harder, and a little bit easier. Alpha 11 has armed both the AI and player with new strategies to deal with pesky raiders and other unwelcome guests.
Sappers can now sabotage defences by digging tunnels and using explosives to blast holes. Crops are also vulnerable to being set on fire by raiders, but players can now use traps to even the odds.
Yes, joy can now be had - even demanded - in the latest Alpha release for RimWorld. Colonists now seek out ways to entertain themselves and will take up skygazing, meditating, horseshoe tossing and TV watching.
Repeat one activity too much and a tolerance builds up, so it's ideal to provide a "variety of joy sources." I think perhaps describing something as your 'joy source' doesn't happen nearly enough, daily.
Ludeon Studios has released the latest alpha update to RimWorld, the 'prison architect of the stars' where we manage a handful of colonists stranded on a world in the outer rim of space. Fortunately, they've now got beer.
The fascist prohibition is over as Alpha 9 spreads the freedom to get drunk, go through the hell of a hangover, and put up with do-gooder teetotaler jerks. There are plenty of other new additions as well.
The sci-fi colony sim RimWorld is finally ready to start taking names and even backstories from Kickstarter backers who pledged for those tiers. The indie game also nabs Starbound and Gnomoria artist Rhopunzel.
RimWorld's creator Tynan Sylvester reveals the design rules the art style must follow, as well as a sampling of the new look. He's also been working on sound and modding.
Another batch of Steam games and apps have been approved by Steam Greenlight, highlighted by the classic Treasure "bullet hell" game Ikaruga, the Enhanced Edition of J.U.L.I.A., an adaptation of Fantasy Flight's Elder Sign, first person adventure Montague's Mount and the sci-fi RTS/RPG/tower defense game Universum: War Front.