Rise to Ruins is a Dwarf Fortress-inspired village simulator that launched on Steam early access in 2014. Originally called Retro-Pixel Castles, developer Raymond Doerr changed the name of the game to Rise to Ruins. While the title is still in early access, it has become a lot more popular and successful. Today, the independent developer announced that, due to the game’s success, he has shut down his Patreon. As a way of thanking his supporters, Doerr will be returning two times the amount his Patreon supporters pledged.
“Rise to Ruins has been doing increasingly well over the last 6 months or so, and to return the thanks you gave me by pledging, I would like to return to you 2 times the amount you pledged to me since the Patreon began,” reads Doerr’s heartwarming message. “Meaning, if you’ve pledged $10, I’ll return $20!”
If you are one of the original supporters, you can contact Doerr and take him up on this offer. For those who don’t have a PayPal, the developer is offering Steam gift card codes of equivalent value.
“Please, don’t look at this as a negative, I greatly appreciate everything you guys have and will do,” he continues. “This is actually a great thing; as Rise to Ruins has become so successful a rainy day fund this Patreon set out to build is no longer necessary. :)”
Rise to Ruins
Rise to Ruins is a hybrid city-builder inspired by great real-time strategy games like Towns and Banished. Currently in early access, the game offers lots of content including three game modes: survival, peaceful, and sandbox. The developer values community feedback and stands by a free DLC policy. Rise to Ruins is sitting at a comfortable ‘very positive’ review rating on Steam. Currently, the game costs $9.99, which will be increased to $14.99 after the full release.