Here’s what The Repopulation’s current owners are working on in 2019


At the tail end of 2018, The Repopulation actually saw some forward movement under its new owners at Idea Fabrik, with the launch of a major patch focused on the combat overhaul, performance issues, and rebuilds of two key areas, Ghetti Gorge and Plymouth Control Center. Now the studio is looking ahead to 2019.

“In this next development cycle we will be focused on three aspects of development across all teams,” the team writes. “This will include UI/UX and data cleanup, new inventory/container system and starter island build.”

Idea Fabrik is also planning a new set of forums and working on Rhyldan.

“During our work prototyping the island and new world areas we took note of areas in need of re-evaluation. Adjustments include the addition of sea areas and new geological features. We feel these additions will improve functionality as well as add a more real world and wild feel to some outlying areas. The main areas we wanted to focus on was increasing the spacing between the starter island and the main land. We want to make sure that players that are on the island are not affected adversely by any main land load, and vice versa. The small adjustments we made to the map will help ensure that both the mainland and the starter island has the best performance available and actually be part of the world.”

Source: Official site. Thanks, Panagiotis!

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2 years ago

I think it can still turn to something good. Definitely not easy but time will show

Sarrene Grant
2 years ago

You are correct it will not be easy. But we will do our best! :) Thank you!

2 years ago

The regret I have backing this, even at $60. The engine issues and the slow progress have been pretty depressing. I remember being excited for this in like…. 2012? 2013?

Sarrene Grant
2 years ago
Reply to  Real

Thank you! I do understand what you are saying, especially after all this time.

Do know that even though we bought the game, all backers and owners of the game previously are still able to play.

There is no need to buy, purchase or even reenter your cd key. If you have it on Steam, it is honoured. If you have the game but not on Steam, please submit a ticket with your info on our official site here:

Would love to get your feedback of the game currently and the up coming changes and adjustments!

Sarrene Grant
2 years ago

I can understand where some of the confusion might be coming from. Perhaps you thought that prototyping (separate world) was the same thing as building on the actual Dev Server. We do have different teams.

Plymouth Control Center (PCC) was and is not the Starter Island. PCC was our focus last quarter. Ghetti Gorge is not the new Starter island. These are three different areas in the game, and with two different purposes.

While PCC and Ghetti Gorge were being developed, the Starter Island was being designed and prototyped.

All things are prototyped, especially with so many different custom systems that ABT created. We make sure that these will work and testers approve.

The good news is that this quarter we are working on the new Starter Island on Dev as the news article states on our site. Templates done, testing done, and the new areas created.

2 years ago

Nope! Not a chance in hell. Heh. I think most of you know why.

But I do warn you guys. Every couple of months we hear about Repops progress and guess what? Despite their to-do lists, they are spinning their wheels with the same issues because of the Hero engine. Idea Fab is not to be trusted.

But, I digress. And to those that support and follow this game, good luck. I mean it. I hope it works out and you guys get the game that was promised long ago.

Rodney Perry
2 years ago
Reply to  rafael12104

I have no hope, this was my first kickstarter game and such a let down.

2 years ago

They would have to totally upgrade the graphics for me to give it a shot. Its hideous and plays clunky. Such a great concept though.

Im still waiting for someone to go the SWG route with the skillpoint system and true sandbox elements.