Rustforge is a game about crafting, automation and exploration on procedurally generated planets 🪐 Currently in a closed Steam Playtest.
Hello again, it's time for a Dev Diary about the Rustforge game project! This time we have some new screenshots to share, and along with that some cool background story about the game's name and slogan. As you might have noticed the latest cover image of the game contains the slogan "Explore > Grow > Protect" below the game's title. In this blog post we're going to explore the mystery behind these words. Keep reading!
Okay, let's start with the game's name. What was it again? Rusty Fork? I mean Rust Forge. No, bare with me: Rustforge. Now we got it! It really isn't that complex. The game name combines two central themes of the game. The first part of the name, rust, is a direct reference to iron, which is a central resource in the game. Rust is in fact the oxidation of iron. And we have lots of rusty iron-based structures in the game. On the other hand, forge, references another key element in the game: the act of forging structures out of iron. Now you know!
So, what about the slogan then? Well, it contains three words: explore, grow and protect. Exploration is easy explain: you have to explore the uncharted planet for resources in order to advance in the game. The more you explore, the bigger you can grow. With growth comes a downside, however. A large factory setup requires a lot of protection. And since you're on an uncharted planet you never know what you're going to face! That's right: there will be enemies in the game and there's bound to be some sort of tower defense gameplay involved in protecting your precious realm of rust...
That's it for this time. I hope you enjoyed reading the Dev Diary! Stay tuned for more sneak peek content later! If you got interested, you can find the community for Rustforge in Discord just one click away. See you there!
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