So, what is this game about? Well it's a turn based exploration game with some RPG elements where you lead a party of pioneers each with different professions, skills and attributes. You start out in a town where you first have to assemble your party from the tavern, plan out and buy equipment you need from the supply store and get yourself a ship. Or two. Then by conversing with different people you get quests, which may be to follow the steps of the previous explorers that never came back and find out what happened, find treasures, compose an accurate map, find contact with unknown native tribes and 'export' religion or simply be the first to disover a piece of the world. You do all that while surviving the harsh environments with seasons that change each bringing with them a different set of challenges, fighting wildlife and tribespeople, finding food and water and trying not to die of dysentery. With each part of the world you discover, you gain access to larger regions further away from home. It's not that you couldn't go there to begin with but you need more men and supplies, which means you need to collect more wealth beforehand.

What else can you do? One crucial, sort of, aspect of the game will be communication. You see, when you encounter an unknown tribe you are not able to understand them because they speak an unknown language. All foreign communication in the game takes place in form of icons/symbols/glyphs that you have to decipher. To make the players life easier, animals and tribes both share the same system. When you see a wolf start to attack you and this certain icon appears over its head you better remember this, because when you interact with some tribes and the same icon appears, you know you better get out of there.

If you have any questions, suggesstion or bugs to report please post them in the official game forum linked below.

Do download the latest build directly and to get more info about the development please visit the official website.

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22 comments by EigenLenk on Feb 27th, 2013

Greetings, fellow adventurers.

I'm very happy to announce that a new build is now available. It fixes several issues found in the last version but also introduces a lot of new content and gameplay features. For example along with a simple introduction to the story there is now a basic tutorial mode introducing the core gameplay mechanics.

Here are the download pages (or direct download links, if you prefer):
Windows (Direct link)
Mac (Direct link)

What else has been added? In more technical aspects terrain now has height, which has its advantages and disadvantages. Higher ground offers greater range of visibility but isn't always the easiest to reach and ofen blocks your way. Quest system has also been rewritten in Lua, eventually allowing you to make your own quests.

In graphics and audio department the campsite and brig now have their own screens. Two new headbobbing tunes have also found their way into the game. That is nearly 30 minutes of original soundtrack now!

Please try it out and let me know what you think. Your feedback will help shape this game. If you like what you see and hear, visit the game's website to see how you can show your support.

Thanks for reading.

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Pioneers Build 6 (Windows)

Pioneers Build 6 (Windows)

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The world is now one huge and continious area, no more maps per se. You can explore anywhere at any time. Then I pretty much rewrote the town areas. They...

Pioneers Build 5 (Windows)

Pioneers Build 5 (Windows)

Feb 27, 2013 Demo 0 comments

Build 5 features a simple tutorial mode along with an even simpler intro sequence, introduction to a story of sorts plus a lot of fixes and improvements...

Pioneers Build 5 (Mac)

Pioneers Build 5 (Mac)

Feb 27, 2013 Demo 0 comments

Build 5 features a simple tutorial mode along with an even simpler intro sequence, introduction to a story of sorts plus a lot of fixes and improvements...

Pioneers Build 4 (Windows)

Pioneers Build 4 (Windows)

Dec 4, 2012 Demo 10 comments

This version adds an overworld and some simple sailing mechanics among other things.

Pioneers Build 4 (Mac)

Pioneers Build 4 (Mac)

Dec 4, 2012 Demo 0 comments

This version adds an overworld and some simple sailing mechanics.

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EigenLenk Creator
EigenLenk Mar 6 2013 replied:

Win / OS X? Downloding from IndieDB or the direct download link?

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hardpenguin Feb 28 2013 says:

Now this is awesome. You really plan to support Linux? I am looking forward to this! Gonna get the game if so!

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EigenLenk Creator
EigenLenk Feb 28 2013 replied:

Yes, that is the plan :)

I've been in contact with my Linux maintainer and hopefully we'll get the new build out in a few days.

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Arethrid Jan 30 2013 says:

This is one of my favorite games here on indieDB.
I wish you the best luck with your game, it's really amazing.
I hope to see it's final version.

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EigenLenk Creator
EigenLenk Jan 31 2013 replied:

That is very kind, thank you. Hopefully the final version will be better than you expect :)

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Evropi Dec 26 2012 says:

Looks very interesting... are you planning a Linux version? And I mean native, not WINE (pleaseeee :( )

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EigenLenk Creator
EigenLenk Jan 1 2013 replied:

That is actually planned, yup :)

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thedarkgod Dec 11 2012 says:

I'm getting some strange red artifacts covering the text making the game unplayable, anyone knows how to fix it?

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EigenLenk Creator
EigenLenk Dec 12 2012 replied:

Thanks for the report. This issue has already come up and I'm trying to figure out the cause. Please check out this topic: and tell me if you see a similar thing. Also let me know what graphics card / chip you have. I posted a test build there so if you please have a moment try it out and tell me what you see in the main menu.

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