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

  • Infinite procedural generation with three island types featuring many sub-biomes and environments.
  • Over 500 items to craft, discover and interact with.
  • More than 45 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.
  • 20+ 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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Beta 2.9.1 Released

July 31st, 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.

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Wayward Beta 2.9 "Seafarer" Released

July 25th, 2020

Introducing, "Seafarer", the 9th major release of Wayward on Steam, and the end of limited exploration in the game. You can now sail the seas and explore new worlds and sets of islands.

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Wayward Newsletter #7

April 22nd, 2020

Hey all, thanks for taking a look at our 7th newsletter. Oh ya, and also happy Wayward anniversary! We have some news to share on beta 2.9 as well as information on how you can help support the project going forward as we approach some really big game-changing milestones for Wayward development.

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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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