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A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators. For PC & Mac.
A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators. For PC & Mac.
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July Update

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Hello Backers! 

First of all, we hope everyone has been enjoying their time with the beta. We’ve been thrilled with the response it’s received, and all the great videos and feedback we’ve been getting. 

Backer Beta 

Today we pushed out an update with a ton of new features and fixes, including a lot of issues and requests that have been raised via the Google Group we set up for everyone. You can see the blog post about the changes for a detailed list of fixes and new features. Some notable ones include tons of UI usability improvements, sprinting,  a new water system, and a skippable intro cutscene.

New foliage! We've filled in the world with a lot more life.
New foliage! We've filled in the world with a lot more life.

We’ve also got a lot of useful telemetry that’s helping us identify issues, so even folks who aren’t writing up notes are still helping us simply by playing the game. Here’s a look at some of the data we’re getting: 

The most popular ways to die
The most popular ways to die
That which is ailing you all
That which is ailing you all

We’ve also been filling in some more art for incomplete areas: 

The new liquor store
The new liquor store

Future Updates 

We’ve also got a lot on deck for upcoming updates. Our plan is to provide hotfixes, and release major updates monthly. One exciting new feature on the way is some new wildlife. 

A good source of meat, but deadly when provoked.
A good source of meat, but deadly when provoked.

We’re also working on expanding the beta length. A lot of people have reached the end by now, so we’re building out the next biomes with new locations. 

Other news

In the wake of E3, we were given a couple awards. Gaming Trend picked us as their Best Indie of E3.

We also got this fancy trophy from Curse

Beautiful, and razor sharp
Beautiful, and razor sharp

We’d normally link to a bunch of Let’s Plays and coverage here, but since you all can play the game, we figured that would be way more interesting than reading about playing it.

Thanks everyone for playing! We really appreciate it, and your help is proving to be extremely valuable for us in figuring out what we need to change, re-work, fix, and alter to make the game the best that it can be.

-Forrest & The Team

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    1. The Molasses Flood Creator on

      @Tobias.Wolter - No announced date yet... we'll certainly be posting here as soon as it's available.

    2. Chelle Destefano
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      Wooo you are making great progress and I LOVE that new liquor store screenshot! Omg I'm excited about the game! :)

    3. Tobias.Wolter on

      Hi Forrest & Team,

      any news on the soundtrack?

      Thanks,

      Tobias