RimWorld - Royalty

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In RimWorld - Royalty The Empire has arrived. Their honor-bound culture wields hyper-advanced technology, while bowing to the ancient traditions of kings and queens. Now they settle the rimworld, and seek allies.
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About RimWorld - Royalty

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The Empire has arrived. Their honor-bound culture wields hyper-advanced technology, while bowing to the ancient traditions of kings and queens. Now they settle the rimworld, and seek allies.

Colonists can gain royal titles bestowed by the Empire. A Knight or Count can call upon the Empire's elite troops in times of need, bond with unique bladelink weapons, and wield psychic abilities.

Those who hold titles become haughty and demanding. They'll need luxurious bedrooms and grand throne rooms. They'll issue wild decrees that must be carried out. They'll make inspiring or demoralizing speeches from the throne. They'll play piano, harp, and harpsichord. They'll demand royal clothes and crowns.

Titles give the right to an Imperial psychic amplifier. Those who hold one can use their mind to manipulate and defeat their foes. Psycasters can blind enemies or mind-control them, block sensations of pain or confer deadly focus on an ally. Advanced psycasts induce mass vomiting in crowds of foes, teleport objects or people, drive enemies insane en masse, or render allies temporarily invisible for stealth attacks.

For those who wish to live as rebels against the Empire, there are other ways of acquiring psychic amplifiers as well.

Earning royal titles means completing quests. Since RimWorld is a story-generation game, quests aren't fixed like in other games. Instead, the system procedurally generates unique quests with every new game. Different goals, foes, guests, rewards, helpers, special threats, and world conditions combine to create endless varied stories and challenges.

Quests will reward you with new allies, unique implants, archotechnological artifacts, gear, royal titles, faction goodwill, and more. Quest givers may even provide special helpers during the quest - for example, a quest may ask you to fight a huge mechanoid cluster, but also include help from elite Imperial cataphracts to make the battle winnable.

The purpose of quests is to generate dramatic stories that couldn't happen otherwise. Quest challenges are grander and more exotic than day-to-day defense, but the only happen if you accept them.

  • Hospitality quests ask the player to host a group of dangerous prisoners, haughty royals, derpy pets, hunted refugees, or other guests. The guests may be injured or healthy, useful allies or helpless burdens, single or numerous. They may be hunted by mercenaries, pirates, mechanoids, or more. You might need to get the guests to an escape shuttle under fire.
  • Construction quests ask the player to build something special, and sometimes, to protect it from attacks.
  • Assistance quests ask you to send some of your colonists to help an ally for a time.
  • Site quests open nearby sites that present opportunities, threats, and mysteries.
  • Threat quests present special combinations of mechanoid clusters, raids, animal attacks, atmospheric effects, weather, and more, in exchange for rewards.


The final quest comes after you have climbed the ranks of Imperial nobility. Host the Imperial High Stellarch and his elite Stellic Guards in your luxurious court, protect them from their enemies, and be invited to leave the rimworld as an honored royal guest.

Mechanoids can now create mechanoid clusters - groups of new mechanoid buildings which work together to present a unique tactical challenge.

Mech clusters always appear in an initially dormant state. The player can take the time to decide and execute a plan of attack. This puts the player on the offensive, which contrasts with the defense-oriented fights in the base game. Mech cluster elements include:

  • World condition makers that poison the air, darken the sky, or create some other world condition.
  • Shields to block bullets or mortar fire
  • Factories to assemble new mechanoids over time.
  • Beacons to call reinforcements.
  • Turrets, mortars, and surrounding walls.
  • Unstable power units which you can attack to create explosions, or steal.
  • Alarm systems of various types.
  • Mechanoid defenders including the new Pikeman sniper mech.


Each mech cluster generates with a unique layout, presenting a unique tactical puzzle. Some of them will require a frontal assault. Others may be susceptible to mortar bombardment. You may be able to plant explosives inside the cluster before waking it up. A few can be defeated with a key sniper shot to a critical structure. There are many other tactics. Mech clusters can even be used to your advantage if you can lure foes or undesired allies into them.

Imperial technology mixes ancient weapons and ultratechnology. They wield plasma swords, electrical zeushammers, and hypersharp monoswords. Some of their weapons can speak directly to the wielder through a psychic link. These bladelink weapons are frighteningly effective, but bonding to one is a lifelong commitment. Imperials also have a rich tradition of body implants - neurocalculators, drill arms, gastro-analyzers, skin hardening glands, under-skin weapons, poison attacks, aesthetic enhancements, nuclear stomachs, and love enhancers. You can acquire their techprints and craft all of these.

This expansion includes a new full album worth of new music by Alistair Lindsay, composer of the original RimWorld soundtrack.

(Since RimWorld translations are fan-made, non-English languages won't be available for the expansion immediately upon release.)

DLC Details

Release Date:
February 24, 2020
Developer:
Ludeon Studios
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
RimWorld
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: OSX 10.5
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

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82% of users would recommend this.
4.7

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ReptilianR06
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It's good, really adds to the Organ harvesting simulator that is Rimworld.
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Too pricey for what you get.

Limey the Lost
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The DLC provides more quests and events the add more direction to the base game. It is a lot of money to spend for what you get though and ultimately doesn't add enough.
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Alex
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Brilliant Game. Spent way too many hours playing...fanatical service worked perfectly.
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Granite
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The dlc are pretty overpriced in my opinion but the content they offer are practically necessary for most mods and adds pretty fun features
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Excellent addition to an already amazing game!

Bil
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Royalty adds a lot to an already huge immersive game! I highly recommend this and the ideology expansion to revitalize the game for those who, like me, have way too many hours in it!
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TLDR Royalty is a nice addition, get Ideology first. adds more gameplay variance and decisions than

Wesley
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Adds another layer of content involving faction and quest based interaction as well as providing new psychic powers and skills. It is only easily accessable through contact with royalty or meditating at a tree that provides the psychic based abilities. There are new enemy types called mechanoids that can be pretty scary. But overall you could grow a colony in RimWorld without encountering royalty or investing in psychic powers. That being said it feels like a nice little addon to RimWorld. It is overshadowed by it's little brother, Ideology. Fun DLC and interesting content but as the popular concensus goes, Ideology provides more content. And much more direct gameplay faster.
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Sir Percival
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I've played Rimworld for some time before deciding to buy this DLC and it was worth it. I will probably buy the other DLC (Ideology) in the next time.
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If you like rimworld you might as well buy this too...

Chickn
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Royalty expands on the game quite a lot - lots of interesting mechanics that flip the vanilla game on its head.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need RimWorld on the same platform to play RimWorld - Royalty.
Available DLCs for RimWorld include Anomaly, Biotech, Ideology, and Name in Game Access
Yes, RimWorld - Royalty is Steam Deck Verified.
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
Minimum:
  • OS: OSX 10.5
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
82% of Fanatical users recommend RimWorld - Royalty. The average review score is 4.7/5
RimWorld - Royalty was released on February 24, 2020
Yes, RimWorld - Royalty supports MacOS.
Yes, RimWorld - Royalty supports Linux.
RimWorld - Royalty was developed by Ludeon Studios
Fanatical users tagged RimWorld - Royalty as Colony Sim, Survival, Base Building, and Building
Fanatical users tagged RimWorld - Royalty as Management, Sci-fi, Space, and Western
Yes. Fanatical users tagged RimWorld - Royalty as having Singleplayer

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