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A Step Backwards (April Fools')

Posted by: Drathy on steam_community_announcements April 1, 2019

The following is an April Fools' announcement.


Hello all,

Coming at you today with some great news for certain players. The recent state of our reviews makes it clear to us that Wayward is attracting far too many players that are not familiar with traditional challenging, turn-based roguelike games with grid-based movement. We never anticipated more casual players finding the game. No, Wayward is not like Stardew Valley! It has led to a lot of frustration and confusion on both our parts and the players who subsequently refund the game, after leaving a negative review of course.

Because of this, we are taking a step back and re-focusing our efforts to make a game that tailors only to true hardcore gamers. Gamers that don’t need fancy graphics or free movement to be satisfied.

Wayward is moving to ASCII! Here’s a preview of what is to come.



One of our developers has also been investing a large amount of time into a VR port, all done in ASCII of course. This will be one way we can combat all the UI issues the game has.

Stay tuned for more (real) updates!

Other Wayward News


Beta 2.9.1 Released

Wayward - July 31, 2020

First off, I want to thank you all for the great turn-out for this major release so far. I've had tons of fun checking out all the new changes/content and traveling with everybody in multiplayer.

Further Back

Beta 2.8.4 Released January 5, 2020

Beta 2.8.3 Released January 2, 2020

Beta 2.8.2 Released December 18, 2019

Beta 2.8.1 Released November 24, 2019

Community Custom Map Stream November 2, 2019

Wayward Beta 2.8 “Odds Ends” Released October 26, 2019

Beta 2.8 Status Update August 4, 2019

Happy (Late) Wayward Day! May 18, 2019

A Step Backwards (April Fools') April 1, 2019

Beta 2.7.4 Released March 10, 2019

More News

Wayward

You awake to discover yourself no longer in the company of good men or a fine seafaring vessel. Treasure... you remember something about treasure. Wayward is a challenging turn-based, top-down, wilderness survival roguelike. Explore, build, and most importantly survive in these unforgiving lands.

Developer: Unlok

Publisher: Unlok