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Rise to Ruins is one of my favorite games ever - I've got close to 600 hours in it so far, with no sign of stopping. It's a fantastic blend of genres I didn't think possible before; a rogue-lite god game city building civ sim. It may take a little while to get into the swing of things, and the most important thing to remember is you will die, a lot. But I urge you to play it, it's amazing.

Hi Ray, I've just purchased the game but can't seem to get it game working on Kubuntu 20.04 with OpenJDK 11.0.15. I've played a few other Java games just fine. Tried Update 1b and Update 2 Unstable 2. No window shows and the java executable seems to get stuck at 100% CPU. Logfile at


Hi there.

The official website link in the description seems wrong.
First off it unnecessarily redirects via Steam, then it redirects to a seemingly unrelated site (with self-signed cert). Please fix.

Nice game, I got it during the Halloween sale and played it for a couple of hours yesterday. I think it is mostly held back by the UI, which I find to be convoluted, overloaded and taking up far too much screen estate. I encountered a bunch of other issues and it's often hard to tell whether it's a bug or I just couldn't figure out how to do it. Builders insisted to repair all damaged buildings rather than building a new one that might have saved the colony. Builders sometimes didn't harvest nor get the stone required to build for unknown reasons. I can't figure out how to build new log roads, but the road builder happily repairs pre-exisitng ones. Manual install on Linux is a bit cumbersome since multiple files need to be marked executable first (at least start script and jre).
My first colony, on standard, didn't go well. First people died of heat (in the spring), then someone died of dehydration, then they died of starvation and the last remaining survivors got eaten by Zombies. Afterwards I could not continue playing because apparently for that you need migrants, so I had to reset the map. I was surprised that the world didn't get re-generated, it is exactly the same, only without my failed colony. Maybe peaceful mode is better for first time players.

Thinking about buying this game...

On Steam, its currently on sale, but i prefer Itch...

Will InDev 34, Unstable 2 be released?

Hi! I bought the Big Back for Meeple Station that was supposed to come with a Steam key for this, but I did not receive a key. How do I access the key? Thank you!

Hmm? Rise to Ruins has no affiliation with Meeple Station. Where did you see that? :)

Oops. It was "Regions of Ruin." Thanks, though. Sorry about that. :)

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haha, that makes a lot more sense. Region of Ruin and Meeple Station have the same publisher! :)

Hope you enjoy both games, they look great.

So, somehow this was not on my Steam wishlist. I'm glad I misremembered the name for the other game! Purchased! :D

Just wishlisted it on steam, best of luck!

Hello! Somehow the Steam key doesn't show up in the Downloads section – any steps we need to take to get this one? Thank you!

Huh, strange. Shoot me an email to raymond (dot) doerr (at) rayvolution (dot) net with a copy of your receipt, and I'll shoot a key your way. :)

I've already bought this on steam; can I use that to play it through itch or do I need to pay for it again? I think it would be worth it, but I would rather not pay twice. 


If you can show me proof over on Steam you bought it, I'll give you a key over here. ;)

Having said that though, the game has no DRM, you can also just pull the install folder out of Steam and play it whereever you want anyways.

Hi, how do I go about for getting a key too? Also bought it on steam.

PS: The game is awesome, well done.

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