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.

About Wayward

  • 5 distinct environment types to explore – all generated procedurally.
  • Over 450 items to craft, discover and interact with.
  • More than 40 creatures and animals to combat and harvest.
  • Sandbox game mechanics mixed with roguelike gameplay and heavy inventory management.
  • Deep, multi-faceted skill system with over 25 skills.
  • Open-ended and open-world gameplay.
  • Online multiplayer with optional PVP mode.
  • Optional permadeath (hardcore), or respawning (casual) modes.
  • 15+ hours of content and gameplay before reaching the "end-game".
  • Day and night system.
  • Choose from the following game modes: hardcore, casual, challenge, or custom.
  • Modding and Steam Workshop support.
  • Play in turn-based (default), simulated turn-based (multiplayer only), or real-time modes.
  • Character customization.
  • Dynamic reputation and difficulty system.
  • Ability to rollback to the last 25 versions or play the latest development build of the game before public release via Steam.
  • Iterative game design and community feedback driven.

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 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. 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.

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Wayward Beta 2.8 "Odds & Ends" Released

October 26th, 2019

Sorry about that wait! The next major Wayward update is finally upon us! This release we focused on many improvements and a new unlockable system for added replayability. There's not really a theme here to speak of, hence the naming of "odds & ends".

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Beta 2.8 Status Update

August 4th, 2019

So, what’s the status on beta 2.8? We have been working on it, although admittedly a bit slower than normal. According to our FAQ statement on releases, we should have dropped a new major release around this time.

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Happy (Late) Wayward Day!

May 18th, 2019

Happy Wayward Day! Okay, well, not quite. Due to some scheduling conflicts, we are a "few" days from April 22nd. For the 3rd year of Wayward on Steam, we are offering our best sale yet at -30% off for the next 24 hours on Steam or through the widget on our website.

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Keep up to date with everything we are working on via Trello!

To view the latest change notes, check out the changelog page!

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Jay is games

All crafting and survival buffs, just cross out the rest of your weekend now.

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PC Gamer

Wayward, a graphical roguelike with echoes of Ultima Online, Dwarf Fortress and Minecraft. Which means: Survival! Crafting! Treasure! An ace chiptune soundtrack! And lots of other things worthy of !s

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Rock Paper Shotgun

It's already very impressive though, with plenty to see and do.

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