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An officially licensed, North American follow-up to one of the most beloved RPG beat'em ups of all time.
An officially licensed, North American follow-up to one of the most beloved RPG beat'em ups of all time.
An officially licensed, North American follow-up to one of the most beloved RPG beat'em ups of all time.
5,179 backers pledged CA$ 217,643 to help bring this project to life.

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RCRU Holiday Update

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We've just released an update to River City Ransom: Underground in time for the holidays. To celebrate, the game will be 50% off on Steam from now until Monday, November 20th at 10AM PST / 1PM EST.

OST Relaunch


We're excited to release Dino Lionetti's new soundtrack for River City Ransom: Underground! Dino, one of the talents behind Cheap Dinosaurs, co-composed the original soundtrack for the game. Now he's back with an all new rendition, blending hints of classic Technōs groove with subtle, catchy, and cohesive tunes we think you'll love. 

Now available in Simplified Chinese


Thanks to great work by IndieNova and Project Gutenberg, RCRU is now available in Simplified Chinese! This language option will appear automatically in the game options menu as well as game clients. 

Modding Update

Those waiting for progress on modding will be happy to know that the engine is being re-tooled behind the scenes on a volunteer basis to support modding. Our current roadmap will focus on producing an open source version of the underlying engine, Pixel3D, capable of running RCRU content files. This will allow us to distribute modding tools separately from the game itself, providing maximum usability and ensuring mods can run long after RCRU is available.

Due to the technical challenge and available resources, we can't put a release date on this work, but you can follow our progress publicly on GitHub.

Thank You, Ethan Lee


One big reason modding is even possible is due to the excellent FNA project, a crisp and accurate open-source reproduction of Microsoft's XNA game engine, created by Ethan Lee. RCRU's rock solid Mac and Linux versions run on FNA. The new moddable engine will run on FNA exclusively, fixing intractable XNA bugs in Windows 10, and allowing us to run from a single codebase. Ethan is a tireless force in the indie game community, whose work has helped preserve and extend countless games.

What's next?

Now that the OST is released, we will continue our modding efforts as well as work to fulfill the remaining backer commitments, namely, shipping out OST and Game CDs before the end of the year. 

Backer digital rewards are ready - we're just working out a glitch and should have them ready in the next few days, and will send an update when they drop.

Have a happy holiday!

Love,

Team RCRU

RCRU is now live on GOG.com

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RCRU is 50% off in the Steam Summer Sale!

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Hello,

We just wanted to let you know that now is a great time to pick up River City Ransom: Underground on Steam, as it's 50% off in the Steam Summer Sale!

BARF!

Post-Launch Backer Fulfillment Update #2

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Post-Launch Backer Fulfillment Update #1

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