Reviews, articles and interviews
- 30-May-2016 | InkTank blog takes a trip down gaming memory lane and posts their list of the 9 most important Finnish video games in history. Yep, UnReal World is listed there.
- 1-May-2016 | Listen to Roguelike Radio episode on Simulation
where Mark Johnson, Darren Grey, Tarn Adams and Sami Maaranen discuss Simulation in Roguelikes.
- Apr-28-2016 | UnReal World review at PixelPerfectGaming
gives 5/5 and states "I continue to be impressed by how fantastic of a game Unreal World continues to be, despite it being the oldest running rogulike survival game on PC."
- Mar-23-2016 | IGR's Review of UnReal World
Mar-23-2016 | Ona Koji Kuca:
Igrao sam: UNREAL WORLD
Mar-07-2016 | PC GURU:
UnReal World teszt
- Mar-02-2016 | Develop: There's no end in sight': Lessons from 26 years (and counting) of Unreal World by Matthew Jarvis
- Feb-28-2016 | Rock, Paper, Shotgun: UnReal World Arrives On Steam With Added Price Tag by Melody
- Feb-26-2016 | WIRED: Why RPG 'UnReal World' took 26 years to reach Steam by Matt Kamen
Feb-24-2016 | Game in development for 26 years comes to Steam
article at Develop, the only European-based website and magazine totally focused on the games development sector.
- Feb-24-2016 Dome.fi : Yli 20 vuotta kehityksessa ollut suomalaispeli saapuu Steamiin talla viikolla
July-10-2015 | Rock, Paper, Shotgun ranks the 50 best PC RPGs ever released and UnReal World
is 26th on the list - "a survival/crafting game that offers a more complete and compelling vision than anything else in the genre."
German c't magazine November 2014 issue includes
review of Unreal World.
Oct-20-2014 | This endless stream of game recommendations at Rock, Paper, Shotgun now asks
Have You Played... UnReal World?
A finnish book "Sinivalkoinen pelikirja" is the first true chronicle covering the dawn and evolution
of finnish video game sector (1984-2014). Here's the page about UnReal World in "Sinivalkoinen pelikirja"
where, among other things, it's stated that "UnReal World is Finland's own Ultima".
(The book is being translated to English and translated edition will be released by Christmas 2014.)
- 6-June-2014: Indie Spotlight: UnReal World episode is quite thorough 24 minute video covering the game on Minecraft Lab.
"I''ve scrounged up a real corker of a game for you to get your teeth into.", says Omnigamer and
presents to you UnReal World review on Hype Machine.
Listen to Roguelike Radio episode
about UnReal World.
You'll find UnReal World in
The Scavenger's Handy Pack Of Survival Games.
A History of Finnish Games, Part 2
reaches the times when "another indie game developer, Sami Maaranen, had started working on his bigger-than-life project, UnReal World,
in the summer of 1990. [..] But the vastness of the game was something unheard of in a roguelike..." and so on.
A Roguelike Primer: Best In Genre For Neophytes & Veterans Alike
is a basic guide to the best roguelikes for beginners, experts and those looking for something a little different.
You'll find UnReal World there among many others.
- Listen to Sami talking about indie games on
Malevolence podcast episode 11.
- Electronic Phillistine review states that
UnReal World seems rather real.
Anti-Skyrim: Iron Age Roguelike UnReal World Goes Free post at Rock,Paper,Shotgun says it all in a nutshell and requests comments: "Let us know you how get on with UnReal World. I want to hear stories of being eaten by bears in the middle of the night, eating your own clothes to survive, that sort of thing.".
On Feb-22th-2013 TIG source announces that
UnReal World is now free.
- Nathan finds UrW "a beautiful, fairly well-executed survival/RPG sim, but quite complicated" in his
UnReal World review on Independent Gaming blog.
Feb-20th-2013, The Indie Game Magazine highlights the fact that
UnReal World RPG is going free-to-play later this month.
The Escapist: A Game 20 Years In The Making is an excellent article by Stephen Murphy based comprehensive interviews during 2012.
Just like real life except fun! article about surviving (on occasion) in the wilderness of digital Finland at Deep Thoughts blog.
My Year in Roguelikes article and review of
NEO scavenger tease with few lines about features and feeling of UrW on Rock, Paper, Shotgun site by Adam Smith.
UnReal World is found interesting on
That's interesting... blog article by Bill Garthright.
5 reasons I bought Unreal World RPG listed by Zeus on bucketbros.com
It's tough in the Unreal World review in The Sandusky Register newspaper by Eric Majkut
Obscure, Innovative Roguelike RPGs article on philosophicalgamer.com
Review at Associated Content website by Fred Patrick
Review at gameskut.blog.hu by Marcell Geza Takacs
Review at Backwards Dog blog by Suspect Bucket
2004 scanned article about Unreal World in finnish newspaper Savon Sanomat: Muinaisen Suomen koodaaja. (engl. 'Coder of Ancient Finland')
2004 scanned article about Unreal World in finnish newspaper Kouvolan Sanomat: Muinaiset suomalaiset roolipelin sankareina. (engl. 'Ancients finns as heroes of a role-playing game')
Author's audio interview back in 2004.
Sami was interviewed on finnish national radio (YLE1) for a culture broadcast Kultakuume. There's english translation available.
Interview is also available transcribed in finnish.
Older (and ancient) stuff...