40K, Molotovs and Quill18's video
We've doubled our goal in about three days! Thank you everyone for all the support!
Last night I put some incendiary weapons in the game. So now raiders will sometimes spawn with molotov cocktails or incendiary shot launchers. And, of course, you can take these weapons and use them yourselves. Fights are much more interesting when stuff is on fire. Especially when it's people. In fact, it was amusing yesterday when I was testing this - my colonist was firing an incendiary launcher at some raiders. But a squirrel wandered between them and got shot, bursting into flames, running around, and spreading fire across the field.
Next up, the famous YouTuber Quill18 has made an excellent video showing off the first 15 minutes of the game. If you want to see some footage of the game in action, you should totally check it out here. Look! It's a real game, not Kickstarter vaporware!
Finally, I wanted to clarify the Pirate King a bit because the (somewhat unclear) reward text is confusing people. Every version of RimWorld will be the same. It doesn't matter which level you back at - you get the same game. You always control a group of colonists.
The only special thing about Pirate King tier is that you get to define one of the pirate leaders who may attack the colony. You don't control this character - he just spawns into anyone's game randomly.
Thanks again for the support everyone! As always, I'm around to answer questions. And the community at the Ludeon Forums is growing fast if you want to talk more about the game. An old friend of mine just put up a fun gameplay story of his last play.
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