How did you discover UnReal World?

A friend told me
40 (4.8%)
I heard people talking about it at gaming event/concert/bar etc.
1 (0.1%)
I saw a let's play video on YouTube, or live gameplay on twitch etc.
103 (12.3%)
I read about it on some other gaming forums
78 (9.3%)
I read a review on some gaming site
32 (3.8%)
Being a roguelike fan, I found it on some roguelike site
108 (12.9%)
I actively searched the net for a game like this
160 (19.1%)
I was browsing the net for something else and found it by accident
54 (6.4%)
I've known UrW for so long that I don't actually remember
118 (14.1%)
118 (14.1%)
By some other way (you can reply here to tell your story)
26 (3.1%)

Total Members Voted: 835

Topic: How did you discover UnReal World? -- 10 choice poll  (Read 51045 times)


« Reply #60 on: May 11, 2021, 11:51:20 PM »
The game was in a recommendation list on r/dwarffortress for someone looking for games like df adventurer mode.
I tried it... and goodbye df...

Just knowing that this game was out there since 1992 and I haven't been aware of it makes me feel sick.


« Reply #61 on: May 12, 2021, 12:45:20 AM »
Okay, it is a little over a year I first found this game so I wanted to write my story about it. ;D

I've always liked survival games, mostly played arcadey games like Don't Starve, Minecraft and so on. At the end of 2019 I've become interested in indigenous cultures and survival skills. While I was doing little projects of mine, I wanted a deeper and more realistic survival game too. I remember exactly searching "Hunter gatherer sim" in google. Led me to a reddit post which one user was suggesting Unreal World. It was a indie game subreddit If I remember correctly. To be honest, I was kind of dissapointed at first. I was not expecting a turn based rogue-like game. I watched some videos, saw the devs and how "real" they were about the whole atmosphere of the game. The videos which they have uploaded made me change my opinions about the game and I didn't even try the free version, I just bought it off Steam at full price :D (The price was very pocket friendly for my currency even at full). And later I bought one for my friend at sale. Now I don't even look back as I stray further away from video games, URW became the only game I still play and it is the only game which I actually joined its community. I first joined because I wanted to try some mods, but after seeing the other users were pretty chill overall, I decided to join.

I don't really know why but URW is really a special game for me, the theme the message in the outro everything is just perfect. Thank you Sami and Erkka for this amazing game.