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.

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An update number that unfortunately has the words 'elven' in it... stupid elves.

Posted by Tastyrice on Sep 23rd, 2011

Cool thing about code, trying to explain how something works versus making it work in code are COMPLETELY different. We were able to push out a pretty decent update for you guys with new mobs, new features, bug fixes, and some awesome goodies for those who have pre-ordered.

We are still in need of implementing task canceling; which logically would seem to be a pretty easy task but when it comes to computer logic isn't so much; and clean up the way the new multi-select UI works. But hey, that's what patches and updates are for.

-Added New mob "Chicken Shaman"
-Added New mob "Sheep"z
-Added New mob "Naked Sheep"
-Added Zombie chickens to Survival mode.
-Added New item "Wool"
-Added New UI element "The Actionbar"
-Changed Right clicking to destroy a block or attack a creature now opens up a menu that allows you to choose what objective you want.
-We actually tested this build and fixed another memory leak.

*For parents of piggies or space marines* (or both)
-Bestiary; for all your monster compendium needs.
-Original Art inspired by Limbo
-Dwarven Parenting Comics (Yes I realized it is misspelled as 'Dawrven' Parenting in the actual files)
-Activity Zones Design Doc

What should be exciting news for everyone (or maybe just us) is that aggressive mobs will be implemented next update! All manner of Orcs, Goblins, Skellies, and Zombies can and will be a very real threat to your beloved chick-er... dwarfs. And all the fun that dying entails; losing for example (which might I add is ALWAYS fun).

Speaking of fun, we had two fantastic interviews with James Attards from Indie Game Magazine and Pride St. Clair over at PikiGeek! Well to be fair we can't attest if it was enjoyable for them but we certainly had a good time. We would highly suggest you guys check out the interview which we conveniently added a link below. However if you want to check out the IndieGameMagazine interview you will need to be a subscriber, which I would urge everyone to do and support the fantastic staff and writers over at IndieGameMagazine.

Here are some great highlights from the interview.

PikiGeek: What drove you to pursue a career in game design?
FrenchRiceGames: We all played Call of Duty 4 on our Xbox and have since played every Call of Duty since then. We have played almost six whole games since we started. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Call of Duty: Black Ops are our top four games of all time.For all those wonderful Chicken Edition folks Alpha 10 (the one without the wonderful memory leak) should be up for you guys to test.

IndieGameMgazine:How many people are actually working on Survivors of Ragnarok?

FrenchRiceGames:There are three people actively working on Survivors of Ragnarok. We have a fantastic code monkey we found deep in the Amazon rainforest, we named him Garrett. Ugurcan Orcun, our incredibly talented bard. We unfortunately found him in a Turkish pub singing songs about elves. We fixed that problem fairly quickly. Finally we have myself, Genel Jumalon. By day I do all the artwork for the game, and by night I am the company Ninja.

Finally of course, it wouldn't be new build without ending the news post with good old Dwarven Parenting.

We still have plenty of pigs that need adopting so now would be great time to adopt one and check out Alpha 11.

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If of course you are an incredibly awesome person that wants intergalactic-space-marines to beam down and grant us gifts of chicken and bacon, adopt your very own space marine today! Trust us we would be eternally grateful you did.

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MasacruAlex Sep 23 2011, 9:17am says:


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Fib Sep 23 2011, 9:52am says:

You guys are funny...

I would be more interested in hearing more history. What prior experience with game development do you all have?

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Tastyrice Sep 23 2011, 10:25am replied:

Funny story about that... aside from small mod projects, little calculator games, and personal projects that only 3 people at most have ever glimpsed... we are just a couple kids trying to make it in the game industry.

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Tastyrice Sep 23 2011, 10:30am replied:

Also our 1 year development post is going to be up relatively soon :) in a couple weeks! So we'll have a nice little post about that about the development history of SoR and French Rice Games.

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jordo834 Sep 23 2011, 11:46am replied:

yay, thats cool, looking forward to it, i always alike video game history, like 'All your history are belong to us' i love your game btw, got the settler edition, gonna go download alpha 11 :)

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Vok5 Sep 23 2011, 12:38pm says:

Really great news !

I have a problem on the SoR forums. I cannot login on my account anymore... I forgot my password and I don't receive the email to change my password. If a dev could PM me a solution to this problem, it would be greatly appreciated. My account name is LePad.

Thank you.

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Tastyrice Sep 23 2011, 12:49pm replied:

Hey vok5 what is your forum name and we can reset your password for you :)

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Vok5 Sep 23 2011, 3:38pm replied:

Hey Tastyrice,

My forum name is LePad.

Thank you

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Tastyrice Sep 23 2011, 7:57pm replied:

password has been reset Vok :) check your email that you registered your account to.

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Vok5 Sep 24 2011, 3:43pm replied:

Thank you very much ! Everything is working.

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lol1234 Sep 23 2011, 6:57pm says:

Couldn't you make it so that a single variable determines whether or not it has a task on it, and what kind, with the right click removing it?

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Tastyrice Sep 23 2011, 7:55pm replied:

I'm no programmer :-/ Garrett knows the specifics...

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SolidFake Sep 24 2011, 4:40pm says:

you guys are very funny, you make fun about yourself and yet are extremely confident, and you all seem to be a couple of folks who like to laugh a lot, judging from your livestreams

not a lot developers who are that way
that's why you guys are my favourite dev team so far ;)

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Skunk992 Sep 25 2011, 6:46pm says:

Will this game be on Steam? Sorry if it has been asked, but I'm quite attached to Steam.

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