Development on survival game UnReal World began in 1992. 1992. And now, in February 2016, it’s coming to Steam. Better late than never!
The game, which began life as a shareware ASCII roguelike with a fantasy slant, has evolved through its years (well, decades) of constant development, jumping from DOS to Windows and going from a D&D-inspired game to an experience set in ancient Finland.
Yes, I just wrote DOS.
It won’t be for everyone—it’s more Dwarf Fortress than Rust—but if you’re down with trading visuals for complexity, it’s definitely worth a look.
It’ll be out on Steam on February 26, but you can try it now for free (
it’ll be free on Steam, too UPDATE: Sorry, it’ll be $11, though it’s on sale for $9.34 at launch).