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.

Early Access Features

  • 5 distinct environment types to explore – all generated procedurally.
  • Over 350 items to craft, discover and interact with.
  • More than 30 nasty 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.
  • Modding and Steam Workshop support.
  • Play in turn-based (default) 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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Beta 2.5.7 Released

February 19th, 2017

It's the major update that just keeps on giving! We are releasing yet another minor patch for 2.5.x to address some issues and tweak a few areas of the game. This release will fix up the container opening issue that multiple players have reported and hopefully correct some hardware compatibility issues.

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Beta 2.5.6 Released

February 4th, 2018

Well, it looks like we needed another 2.5.x release after all! In beta 2.5.6, we've addressed many issues and improved some player interaction like reducing item pick-up delay and increasing movement speed slightly among other things.

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Beta 2.5.5 Released

January 21st, 2017

This may be the end of the line for minor patches for beta 2.5, depending on if there is any game breaking issues discovered.

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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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Wayward is also available to purchase via the following platforms:

Steam Humble Store

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