Wurm Unlimited is kicking ass on Steam

Wurm Unlimited is still hanging out in SteamSpy’s top 25 after one month of release. A press blurb from Code Club lead developer Rolf Jansson says that the fantasy sandbox also has the third highest playtime of all the games listed as well as an 82 percent positive review rate. He also reveals that Wurm is now available for both Linux and SteamOS.

“I’m extremely proud of the launch of Wurm Unlimited, and I think it is pretty amazing given that people actually run their own MMO engine,” Jansson writes. “This can feel slightly overwhelming with some technical challenges but we’ve made it as straight forward as possible: basically you click two buttons then locate your server in the LAN tab and connect.” He also says that Code Club is continuing development on both the Unlimited and the MMO versions of Wurm, with running water, sitting, and improved client performance next on the to-do list.

In other Wurm news, someone has made Tamriel inside Code Club’s game. It’s described as the “ultimate sandbox server,” though it’s worth noting that the makers haven’t modeled any cities from the Elder Scrolls series.

Source: Press release; Tamriel; thanks Milosanx!
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kalex716
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Rozyn Damonvile Its not a cutting edge graphics game, nor is it informed by a particularly cohesive art direction, or unique visual language of any kind… Its muddy, generic, and drab. That being said, the game can still be considered beautiful according to its own merits.

Its such a therapeutic type of game, that you can feel a real sense of solace when the game rolls into night, and you are safe inside the house you built with the ovens and the furnaces emitting their crappy warm glow while you are working on some kind of project. 

Every thing is earned in that game, and when you hop into a boat, and set sail out on an adventure for supplies of any kind, the game can stimulate real feelings and sensations when you look out over the horizon that I would easily call beautiful.

Rozyn
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Damonvile Rozyn BTW I don’t mean ‘hardcore’ as a negative, I forgot I was on Massively where it’s generally perceived as some horrible thing. In EQ2 I called myself ‘harvestcore’ because I’d always die trying to get nodes in areas my adventuring level had no right to be in.

Damonvile
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Rozyn Damonvile You did imply being hardcore is the motivation, and I didn’t say it’s hardcore I said it takes time. There’s something rewarding about having to do all the tasks it takes to build something in wurm as apposed to in wow where you click craft and it’s done. That’s all I was saying.

As far as wanting both deep crafting and good graphics…yeah sounds great. When they make a game like that I’d like to try it too. So far the options are about as deep as a puddle when it comes to the building part of games.

Rozyn
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Damonvile Rozyn I didn’t say being ‘hardcore’ is the motivation for playing, but it’s the first thing Wurm reviewers – and yourself – talk about lol, how it’s so much effort and it takes so much time. As if that’s the justification for it looking bad and having a subpar UI – that it takes a long time to do stuff. I actually don’t mind effort, but if it looks like ass I have a hard time justifying that kind of time in it. If I’m cutting down 300 trees for an armoire it better be a lovely and visually pleasing experience. People seem to be thinking either you’re a graphics snob one-button shallow WoW crafter or someone who’s committed to ‘deep experiences.’ I say, I want a bit of both. :) Nonetheless, I hope some more games follow Wurm’s offline, co-op ideas! Just preferably on a legit engine.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

ChristopherPierce Rozyn Hey, I’m just going off of what everyone’s saying here, that it takes 2 hours to get 20% of a floor finished. And people have a lot of pride about that, that they’re not one-click crafters, they’re elite 400 click crafters. It can still be an interesting game with deep systems, but it also still takes forever to do stuff and the people who enjoy it are proud of that. I’m just saying, if it’s going to take 2 hours to get 20% of a floor done, it better look good while I’m in there.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

agemyth Lethality The Windows 10 version of Minecraft is 100% java free.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

Rozyn Well, it was made in Java. So there that. I mean, look at RuneScape. That still looks like butts.

milosanx
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milosanx

Damonvile Rozyn hehe yes it is not a game for people that say “it has to be way prettier….” rofl…..wurm is unique and it’s great it getting some good exposure. We are already seen lots of people even migrating to Wurm Online from Unlimited.
Makes me laugh though..seen other people compare wurm to things like ARK, Rust, Dayz and all the other survival sandboxes coming out..but they have nothing on the depth of wurm.

Don’t try it if you can’t put a little effort in…you’ll be gone before you know it.

ChristopherPierce
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Rozyn Or it has a unique set of features, such as deep crafting, terraforming, and a skill levelling mechanic that are rarely packaged together in MMORPGs…

… no, I am wrong; Wurm players are masochists /s

agemyth
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agemyth

Lethality Minecraft once required Java and still contains the necessary pieces of Java in its install package. I don’t like it either, but it won’t stop me from playing a good game.

MarkusTender
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MarkusTender

This is a very good game, but i do not like the target system.
So i prefer Xsyon.

Damonvile
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Rozyn I don’t think showing off how hardcore you are is a real motivation for playing :) If anything wurm ppl tend to be the types that like to quietly build their stuff without engaging others all that much. The exception of course is pvp…which I don’t really get in this game. The combat is pretty awful. 

It’s totally not for the one button click wow crafting types that like to get things done quickly. There’s not really fast anything in wurm. Everything takes a long time so if you don’t enjoy that, you’ll hate this game…a lot. I spent 2 hrs this morning building a floor in my house for example. I got about 20% done :P

Rozyn
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Rozyn

This game is so janky-looking I showed it to a friend who still plays DAoC and even he laughed. Particularly when we realized it’s old, but not that old. I still don’t want to write it off entirely, but holy hell it’s ugly and I can only imagine how the controls and UI perform. Part of me wouldn’t mind trying it, but not enough to download the MMO. Reading reviews this game strikes me as the type that appeals to people who like to show how hardcore they are about suffering – it’s gotta be way prettier for me to put that kind of effort into something.

Zulika_Mi_Nam
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Zulika_Mi_Nam

Lethality I played it once on a old machine I had reloaded and that used only use for odd things -but ya Java and Flash are in constant competition to see who is the best work of devil.  After I was done playing, off and on over a week, I reloaded the machine again, it just felt dirty.

Lethality
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Lethality

It requires Java, which means it’s not getting played.

skaz123
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skaz123

And its 10% off till Dec.1.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

I have a lot of hours into WU. it has it’s issues but it’s been a lot of fun. As far as sandboxes go this is about as deep as they come, you just have be able to get past it’s age and bad graphics.

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