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.
Nothing but empty promises. This has been in production for about 2 years and have and is still not even close to any of the promise core features promised such as city building or the even the survival aspect which doesn't even work in its current form, which is virtually bare bones. The game used to function which at least credit I used to give to the developers for their virtually no existant game, but now it just randomly crashes for no reason at all. In theory up dates can fix the crashes but developers, like their game, might as well be ghosts as they often disapear for 5 months to only return to bring some asthetic updates such as different kinds of game modes(which are non existant) rather than to fix glitches and try to bring their original premise to life.
Alpha funding if for developers who are trying to breaking into the gaming industry not for people who seeks funding just for their hobby. And before anyone even mentions Dwarf fortress keep in mind that game is for free and Toady completely lives off of donations so he can create a wonderful experience(which he release public info to let us know what he's doing) without being impeded by work. These guys can't even spare a monthly status report to let use know what they are doing and why is it taking so long to bring in SIGNIFICANT UPDATES.If Desura has any integrity, they should stop selling this game as if it is still in production or sell it for free at this point because it quite clear the developers aren't taking this seriously anymore.
Seriously people, just buy and play Dwarf fortress, gnomoria, or wait for Stonehearth.they are Much deeper in gameplay and made by people who actually care about their game.
TL:DR: Game is non-existant, Developer is non existant, Desura should take this down, play Dwarf Fortress, profit.
After about two and a half years I came back today to see if there has been progress and yes there has been. But very much to my disappointment it seems it consists only out of interface changes
During this time I started up this game, well, about 20 times tops. And every time I'm turned off by bugs slapping me in the face in the first minute into the game.
* My dwarfs are walking or climbing on thin air
* .. stuck in infinite movement loops
* creeps are stuck inside the earth
* .. are attacking my dwarfs and they don't defend themselves
There is even no way to review it fully due to these game breaking bugs!!
If I hadn't seen a VERY similar game on greenlight just now, I would have completly forgotten about this one. (It's called Craft the World)
1.) No transparency on what edition you get (cheaper editions contain unplayable earlier versions).
2.) No development or status updates from the developers.
3.) No Updates for a long time.
4.) Not clearly visible that developers obviously have no time to develop the game any further.
5.) Promises of more feedback and communication are constantly made by developers but I have not seen one of the promises (more feedback and communication) kept. The only posts from devs are promises about more feedback.
so I tried the Demo (the first time many months ago - I couldn't even get it to run).
It looks interesting, looks like it might be a good bit of fun, and replayable, and worthy of a much higher rating.
However, the interface is a bit clumsy and not very intuitive. It's not entirely clear how you should use some of the in-game tools. Your workers sometimes freeze up, for the duration. It's buggy as all get out, crashing without error messages. And finally, if you are thinking of building up something, be prepared to play the demo many times to get the hang of it so you can work fast.
How it gets higher than a 5 much less someone to actually spend money on it in it's current state is beyond me.
HOWEVER... it IS worth keeping an eye on. Maybe things will get better, and it will be worth the amount they are asking.
I was impressed when I read the info on this game, it looks like it could be a good game... However the devs are retards and do not work on problematic areas they are just trying to add a bunch of stupid content before fixing the old garbage. So I am giving this game a 1/10 becuase of bad customer support and I hope one day they fixd the crashing at startup screen issue before they do finally release this piece of crap..
I purchased this game back in late 2011, early 2012, when it was one of Desura's first Alphafunding games. The development was slowly rolling along, and I figured it'd be an interesting purchase, and would be loads of fun when it would be finished. There looked to be some seriously awesome updates on their way.
Boy was I mistaken.
Survivors of Ragnarok is a simple tech demo, one that could be turned out in another engine in a matter of weeks. It's horribly unoptiomized (giving abysmal frame rates even on a brand new gaming computer,) and has little to no actual gameplay. Many of the ingame resource and crafting systems are "under development" (and I use those words *VERY* loosely.) The last few updates given have been nothing at all, except for hollow promises of further development, and pitiful excuses. Nothing has actually been added to the game in nearly a year.
Still, I try to sit here and hope for.... something, I suppose. If you really want to play a game like this, I recommend you take your money elsewhere; there's no need to incinerate it here. Perhaps donate it to the guy developing Dwarf Fortress, or pick yourself up a copy of Starbound. You'll only be doing your wallet (and patience,) a favour.