Survivors of Ragnarök is a city-building-management-survival game inspired by Dwarf Fortress. Manage, create, and survive through dynamic and deadly worlds. Losing is a fundamental core aspect of design.

Report article RSS Feed Survivors of Ragnarök - 17

We may be a little late, but let's just pretend it's still March.

Posted by Tastyrice on May 19th, 2012

Yes. Yes. No. Ninjas. Yep. We know. Funny story. Yup. Mmhmm. Yes. We're sorry. Yeah. We promise. We love you too.

So according to the ancient Nordic calender it is still March (at least the SoR lre calender). Long story short; there was an intergalactic super-dimensional tear within the space time continuum that ricocheted Garrett and myself many moons forward.

Also a healthy does of procrastination on my part did not help at all. If you gentlemen really want the long winded version about school, work, finals, women, and the arduous endeavors of everyday life then we would gladly write a whole wonderful news post dedicated chronically our time in intergalactic super-dimensional hyper space.

So now that Alpha 17 is out what exactly is new? Well a whole lot. Aside from water physics functioning we also have our new crafting system working. And that is just a few of the many changes added into our latest build.

  • Anvil
  • Bedroll
  • Brew Master
  • Brewery
  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter Workshop
  • Cloth
  • Cloth Sheet
  • Cook
  • Cooked Bacon
  • Cooked Meat
  • Iron Forge
  • Kitchen
  • Pillow
  • Smith
  • Steel Forge
  • Stone Cutter
  • Stone Forge
  • Stonecutter Workshop
  • String
  • Tanner
  • Tanner Workshop
  • Workshop
  • 17 new items.
  • 6 new jobs.
  • New water physics and water animations.


  • New crafting system.


  • Dwarfs would chase water arround instead of drinking it.
  • Dwarfs would get stuck drinking water.

As always don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Desura, IndieDB, Blogger, and Steam! You can now subscribe to our Pixel Pushers Podcast on iTunes!

The Kitchen

Post comment Comments
DarkOnyx May 19 2012, 6:07am says:

Yayyy you are finally back! Really missed you! Though I was not complaining, but maybe you should tell your fans next time about all this.

Sadly I am one of those who still can't test the new stuff ~.~ but I will happily wait until you fix that!

Kind regards

+2 votes     reply to comment
garrettcolas Creator
garrettcolas May 19 2012, 9:27am replied:

Thankfully, I will begin posting a stand-alone release of the Jar, so if we ever have launch errors again, everybody can just download that.

Thanks for your patience, I hope everybody can forgive us for such a long wait.

+6 votes   reply to comment
DarkOnyx May 19 2012, 12:15pm replied:

Don't worry they will have to forgive you ^.~

+2 votes     reply to comment
FlyingMonkey59 May 20 2012, 9:25pm replied:

Just happy to hear all is well with you guys!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Omegaprime02 Jun 6 2012, 1:36am replied:

Your life first, you make the game on your time, besides working with stress is bad for your health, and quality of product.

Now back to the Deep with you!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Cabs May 19 2012, 9:19am says:

Wow, I just bought this and didn't even have to experience all that waiting. Take that, everybody else!

+5 votes     reply to comment
cyb3rk19ht May 19 2012, 10:30am says:

Lets hear about your time in intergalactic super-dimensional hyper space. I have been there too. We can swap stories. :D

Glad to have you back.

+6 votes     reply to comment
hemebond May 19 2012, 4:50pm says:

How does it work?

+1 vote     reply to comment
FlyingMonkey59 May 19 2012, 5:15pm says:

Ahhh good! Contact! Im glad all is well with you gents and production is again streaming along! I cannot tell you how much I want this game to be a smashing success, and it made me very happy indeed to see you return to the light of day! Best of luck here!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Metalspy May 19 2012, 6:52pm says:

I can't seem to get it to work anymore. I've tried starting the game on both my desktop and my notebook and the only thing happening is the 'splashscreen' with the anvil (if I remember correctly) displaying.

+2 votes     reply to comment
garrettcolas Creator
garrettcolas May 20 2012, 12:40pm replied:

The packager program I use to get it as an EXE must of messed up. I'm gonna try to get that fixed today.

I told someone else I'm also going to start uploading a stand-alone Jar for all users.

That way if the Linux launch script get's messed up or the EXE packager gets Borked. There will still be a playable version.(That all happened this update btw, Oh boy :/)

+1 vote   reply to comment
garrettcolas Creator
garrettcolas May 20 2012, 12:50pm replied:

Also, what is happening to you? Does a black screen come up?

+1 vote   reply to comment
Metalspy May 20 2012, 6:43pm replied:

Well, like I said I get the 'splashscreen' after choosing to play SoR, after that just.. nothing happens. The javaw.exe process runs when the splashscreen is being displayed, but after that the process 'disappears', so stops running.
I am a Windows user by the way.

I wish you the best of luck :P Fixing it should be fun though, since programming is all about solving problems, right? ;)(That's what I keep telling myself when I run into annoying bugs)

+2 votes     reply to comment
garrettcolas Creator
garrettcolas May 21 2012, 2:12pm replied:

Have you tried updating Java? I've ran the current release on 3 machines and it's working fine.

+1 vote   reply to comment
Recs May 21 2012, 2:34pm replied:

this happens to me as well. win 7 64 bit.

I have the latest java and other java games run fine.

+1 vote     reply to comment
explorer13 May 19 2012, 10:25pm says:

Perhaps if you have some extra time.. descriptions of items on hover-over or something would be <3... I have no idea what most of the things I look at are :P (It looks beautiful.. I mean.. I just cant.. uhm.. Dont get me wrong it looks great and it all makes sense I just dont know what goes to what before that and.. maybe its just me..)

+2 votes     reply to comment
garrettcolas Creator
garrettcolas May 20 2012, 12:41pm replied:

That is totally in the plans. Probably in 2 or 3 updates I'll get cracking on some tool tips for the GUI. The GUI code was made from scratch so it will be a bit of an undertaking.

+1 vote   reply to comment
pinguiniv May 20 2012, 8:54am says:

It looks awesome. I will make a new video to spread the news in russian community:D

+1 vote     reply to comment
garrettcolas Creator
garrettcolas May 20 2012, 12:51pm replied:

This is good news Comrade!

+3 votes   reply to comment
pinguiniv May 21 2012, 1:36pm replied:

Here it is;)
Worked hard trying to uderstand anything but in the end I understood that I can't understand the crafting system and the stockpiles.

+1 vote     reply to comment
garrettcolas Creator
garrettcolas May 21 2012, 2:13pm replied:

I've noticed your computer is running it a bit slowly. What kind of processor do you have?

+1 vote   reply to comment
pinguiniv May 21 2012, 2:58pm replied:

The reason is fraps. It rus pretty good when normally playing it.
It is core i7. I don't know exact parameters.

+1 vote     reply to comment
h4z3 May 21 2012, 3:03pm says:

This game needs a tutorial.

+3 votes     reply to comment
pinguiniv May 21 2012, 10:42pm replied:

It is ok without one. Like inecraft or terraria - it iw ore interesting figuring it out yourself...

+1 vote     reply to comment
DarkOnyx May 21 2012, 11:13pm replied:

I think a tutorial is a good idea. If you have no idea what you're doing, then you'll look into the games wiki and find out everything immediatly, but if it is possible that you have to find out yourself, it would be actually more fun ... at least in my opinion!

+1 vote     reply to comment
CanadianWolverine Jun 9 2012, 11:19am says:

You know what, from what I have seen go down with Project Zomboid and other Developers, I think gamers / customers would for the most part be pretty understanding if in future other bits of life got in the way of artistry and maybe even inspire it a bit. Thanks for coming back into communication and hope life is going well.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Survivors of Ragnarök
Windows, Mac, Linux
French Rice Games
Custom Built
Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Released Aug 2011
Game Watch
Track this game
Report Abuse
Report article
Related Games
Survivors of Ragnarök
Survivors of Ragnarök Single Player Real Time Strategy
Related Groups
French Rice Games
French Rice Games Developer & Publisher with 4 members