Rise to Ruins releases on October 14th after a pleasant and busy few years in development, so I thought I'd stand up a discussion thread for anyone who dives in. The game allows you to stand up a settlement in the face of the Corruption, a sort of zombie occupation that must be driven back. Interestingly, each map will end up containing many of your settlements, which can trade resources back and forth as needed in the long-term fight to end the Corruption. Your settlements will rise, yes, but will they survive? Or end up in the eponymous Ruins?
This game has survival and city-building elements built into an RTS resource collection and production framework. It is *not* a twitch game, but rather a thoughtful, well-paced building game. You'll have to locate your settlements with regards to resources, build them out to exploit those, and deal with (some) resources running out over time, potentially. There is a substantial production chain system that lets you build more and more interesting/useful structures, and you'll need to attract new settlers while being careful to be able to support all of your citizens, even when times get tough. Multiple balancing acts ensue.
Anyway, feel free to put your experiences, stories, tips and system sleight-of-mouses here for others to enjoy.