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

  • Sandbox survival game mechanics mixed with roguelike gameplay.
  • Over 630 items to craft, discover and interact with.
  • Deep, multi-faceted skill system with over 25 skills.
  • More than 50 creatures and animals to combat, harvest, or tame.
  • Iterative game design and community feedback driven with transparent development.
  • Online multiplayer with optional PVP mode.
  • 25+ hours of content and gameplay before reaching the "end-game" with supplemental content requiring hundreds of hours.
  • Infinite procedural generation with four island types featuring unique content for each biome.
  • Optional permadeath (hardcore), or respawning (casual) modes.
  • 45 milestones to unlock that provide unique gameplay modifiers.
  • Ability to rollback to previous versions or play the latest development build of the game before public release via Steam.
  • Choose from the following game modes: hardcore, casual, challenge, or custom.
  • Day and night system with temperature effects.
  • Character customization.
  • Dynamic reputation and difficulty system.
  • Play in turn-based (default), simulated turn-based (multiplayer only), or real-time modes.
  • Modding and Steam Workshop support with extensive development tools.
  • 18 custom music tracks.

In Wayward, there is a large focus on simulation, exploration, and discovery. 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 a traditional roguelike, meaning it has random environment generation, (optional) permadeath, turn-based gameplay, grid-based movement, complexity, non-modal interactions, resource/inventory management, and more. As such, Wayward is similar to games like UnReal World, Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead, or Dwarf Fortress.

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Beta 2.11.2 Released

January 9th, 2022

Hey all, we have another batch of fixes and improvements this week with a focus on smoothing out some of the features that showed up with the major release.

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Beta 2.11.1 Released

December 31st, 2021

Hope you are enjoying (or already enjoyed) your holidays! We have a patch ready to fix up some of the issues everybody has spotted after the major release launch with a few balance changes thrown in for good measure. We still got lots on our to-do list for this release series, so expect more soon! Happy New Year!

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Beta 2.11.0 Released

December 24th, 2021

Twas the day before that Christmas thing, when all through Steam; not a creature was stirring, except for a Wayward release!

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Wayward Newsletter #10

November 26th, 2021

Welcome to the 10th Wayward Newsletter where we will be focusing on previews of some of the features coming up in the next major release, beta 2.11, codenamed "Island Hopper" due to one specific feature, island maps!

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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!

Twitter Updates


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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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