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.
This has been in alpha for years and is still a buggy, unplayable mess. The creators need to stop adding content and get the core game working. The UI is a joke (the Esc key should NOT shut down the game) and it crashes and hits game breaking bugs on such a regular basis, I don't think I've ever been able to play for more than 10 minutes. Oh, and declairing losing as a "core game mechanic" is not an out for crappy balance and design. Also, I think most of the 10/10 rating are fake.
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.
the tutorial is very bad. The game seems interesting, but i don't understand how to do anything. I guess that every game has a learning curve, but when a game is well done, you understand basic stuff immediately. Furthermore, good game even explain basic stuff. Here, i'm not even sure of what i should do. I don't understand how i lose, there is a flying cow that seems to urinate on the world, it fills up with water and after sometime my guys die of something (they don't drown as they stand up hills. but they still die of something...)
Well, seems promising, but needs a lot of work before beeing playable/fun to play. And i got a crash after a few minutes. I would not buy the game right now.