A stand-alone, Mac OS X executable version of Wayward Beta 1.8. Max OS X 10.7+ is needed to run Wayward.
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.
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!
Some of the best stuff includes:
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.
Latest tweets from @vaughnroyko
Wayward Weekly: 1.8.4 T.co I pushed this release a day just so I could get a few more items added to the changelog.
Apr 18 2014, 3:34pm
@lfcstatus Is this happening again? sever100 is down/unresponsive for me for awhile now.
Apr 15 2014, 1:18pm
Learn all the things with RED 6 "Quick Life Hacks": T.co
Apr 12 2014, 11:37pm
@Moxyle It doesn't work, I don't know why / It works, I don't know why.
Apr 10 2014, 10:48pm
New Post: Wayward Weekly: 1.8.3 T.co - Not too exciting this week :(
Apr 10 2014, 10:41pm
@jaceanderson No offense! Haha.
Apr 10 2014, 4:29pm
@davearel You literally cannot believe how good it is, right? Screw all this other music I was listening to, this is my new jam, forever!
Apr 10 2014, 4:21pm
I wonder if I conveyed enough hints at satire in my last tweet. Or maybe I just converted to a social media zealot.
Apr 10 2014, 3:49pm
Apr 10 2014, 3:32pm
Pretty amazing IE6/XP end of support easter egg over on the Modern.IE site: T.co
Apr 10 2014, 1:14pm