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Wayward is a turn-based, top-down, wilderness survival roguelike currently in beta.

In Wayward, there is a large focus on simulation, survival and openness. There are no classes; there are no levels. Progression of your character depends on individual skill and stat gains by your interactions with items or objects in the world. You are free to play and explore the game in any fashion you wish.

Wayward is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, all modern web browsers and on most tablet/mobile devices via their corresponding web browsers.

Stylistically, Wayward hearkens to a 16-bit aesthetic in graphics and in sound. Game mechanics wise, the game is similar to the Ultima series, more specifically, Ultima Online, with inspiration from other roguelikes and roguelikelikes such as Dwarf Fortress and Minecraft.

Wayward will continue to grow, expand, and evolve over time to open up new modes of play, add depth and complexity, add content, and further refine the systems presented. In this public beta, you are free to come a long for the ride as we try to make this game a truly unique experience through our iteration and through your feedback.

Current Beta Features

  • 5 distinct environment types to explore – all generated procedurally.
  • Nearly 200 items to craft, discover and interact with.
  • Around 20 nasty creatures and animals to combat and harvest.
  • Sandbox game mechanics mixed with roguelike gameplay.
  • Deep, multi-faceted skill system.
  • Open-ended and open-world gameplay.
  • 10+ hours of content and gameplay before reaching the “end-game”.
  • Day and night system.
  • Preliminary modding support.
  • Iterative game design and community feedback driven.
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Wayward Beta 1.8 Promo - HELP! Beta 1.7 "Daily Challenge" Living Mushrooms in Darkness
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0 comments by VaughnRoyko on Mar 20th, 2014

Wayward Beta 1.8 Promo - HELP!So, if you are updating from 1.7 to 1.8, you can view the changelogs from 1.7.1-1.7.4 and 1.8 itself to see all the changes. Quite a bit there for just a little more than a month! In fact, it's the biggest amount of updates we've ever made in a new version. Progress!

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Wayward Beta 1.8 (Windows)

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Wayward Beta 1.8 (Linux 64-bit)

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Wayward Beta 1.8 (Mac OS X)

Some of the best stuff includes:

  • Fixed a bug where Legendaries were not giving skill bonuses.
  • Tiles now also save durability between uses. This will make more sense moving forward when some monsters can perhaps break down walls?
  • Resource tiles are now physically spawned, rather than items simply spawning on top of them. This will give a large performance boost as well as reduce save file space by 40%+ on new saves. Unfortunately most of this will only apply to newer saves.
  • Resource tiles now appear visibly different on the minimap, and are visibly different even outside line of sight.
  • Tons of HUD/GUI design changes and bug fixes.
  • Lots of performance improvements (especially to the offline version).
  • A brand new creature! Along with some graphical improvements to all enemies.
  • Fixed a bug where Solar Stills and Stone Water Stills recipes would duplicate in crafting dialog.
  • english.js (translation file) now reveals when changes are made to the file to keep your translation up to date easier (Removed/Added/Edited with version information).
  • Tons of other fixes and improvements/balance changes. See the changelog for more details.


In other news, we've recently moved over to Trello for the Wayward Todo. This allows everybody to view what we are working on. Donators get to become "Members" which allows them to vote and comment on everything. Additionally, there's also a fully public board, which let's everybody submit ideas, suggestions and bugs here.

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Wayward Beta 1.8 (Mac OS X)

Wayward Beta 1.8 (Mac OS X)

Mar 20, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

A stand-alone, Mac OS X executable version of Wayward Beta 1.8. Max OS X 10.7+ is needed to run Wayward.

Wayward Beta 1.8 (Linux 64-bit)

Wayward Beta 1.8 (Linux 64-bit)

Mar 20, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

A stand-alone, Linux (64-bit) executable version of Wayward Beta 1.8. Some intermediate Linux knowledge may be needed for proper execution.

Wayward Beta 1.8 (Linux 32-bit)

Wayward Beta 1.8 (Linux 32-bit)

Mar 20, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

A stand-alone, Linux (32-bit) executable version of Wayward Beta 1.8. Some intermediate Linux knowledge may be needed for proper execution.

Wayward Beta 1.8 (Windows)

Wayward Beta 1.8 (Windows)

Mar 20, 2014 Full Version 1 comment

A stand-alone, Windows executable version of Wayward Beta 1.8.

Wayward Beta 1.7 (Mac OS X)

Wayward Beta 1.7 (Mac OS X)

Feb 16, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

A stand-alone, Mac OS X executable version of Wayward Beta 1.7. Max OS X 10.7+ is needed to run Wayward.

Wayward Beta 1.7 (Linux 64-bit)

Wayward Beta 1.7 (Linux 64-bit)

Feb 16, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

A stand-alone, Linux (64-bit) executable version of Wayward Beta 1.7. Some intermediate Linux knowledge may be needed for proper execution.

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pos_car Jan 27 2014, 1:37pm says:

Not to sound like a total dummy, but on the site it says donaters receive links to the pre-release betas, and to check your spreadsheet for the link. Erm, what spreadsheet?

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VaughnRoyko Jan 28 2014, 11:43am replied:

Hey there, if you did donate, and didn't get my response via email, please shoot me an email - I respond to whatever PayPal tells me your email is, which could be outdated/non-existent for some people.

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VaughnRoyko Dec 18 2013, 12:06pm says:

Wayward didn't quite make it into the IndieDB's 2013 Indie of the Year. Why not try for the Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2013?

You can vote on all your favourite roguelikes here. Wayward is near the bottom of the list. *hint* *wink* :)

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pos_car Dec 7 2013, 11:21pm says:

Such a good game!

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ChrisHateZ Dec 7 2013, 7:47am says:

Wow why didn't I find out about this game before! Definitely gonna track this one, looks pretty interesting.

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Player007 Aug 27 2013, 1:08pm says:

What are you planning in regards to distribution services? Is this going to be strictly a Steam game? Desura? Gog?

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VaughnRoyko Aug 28 2013, 2:57pm replied:

ALL! Hopefully, haha.

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Mood21 Aug 25 2013, 6:50pm says:

It nice and got something going for it but it needs a tutorial

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b5cully Feb 28 2014, 3:13pm replied:

The in-game hints should be enough to understand the basics of the game I think.

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ChrisHateZ Dec 7 2013, 7:49am replied:

Tutorial in a roguelike? GET OUT OF HERE!

What makes this types of games awesome is when you explore and figure out things for yourself. Tutorial would ruin half the fun.

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