The Great Emu War, As Simulated By Rimworld

Games are fun and all, but they're even better when they're capable of simulating national embarrassment in all their pixelated glory.

YouTuber Yeti spent far, far too long recreating the 1932 war in Rimworld, the colony simulator that's one of the highest rated games on Steam.

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I watched a man tearfully avenge his dear old dog, freshly murdered by a dastardly raider, and then cook and eat it immediately afterwards. What the fuck, RimWorld? What the fuck?

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Rimworld is typically more about sci-fi colonies, but as the game has modules to work out AI pathfinding, trade, melee combat, gunplay, ecology, psychology, and more, it's apparently perfectly suitable for recreating a bunch of emus running into machinegun turrets.

Just like the actual war, the humans lost.


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    Looks like They Are Billions, only with emu's...

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      I couldn't agree with you more. Soon it will be like Gizomodo (which I don't visit anymore) with no comments and constant spoilers posted in the headings of stories.

    Good to see this little channel of Yeti's getting in the spotlight and to see someone else mentioning RimWorld - simply an amazing game and his videos show off some really neat stuff beyond this.

    There was one where he put graves inside a room and it created a tomb, which could then be used to boost the pawns' individual (non-social) recreation... Just boggles the mind, the kinds of things in this game...

    This video shows that Emus are the devil, though... Not as stupid as people think in real life either so not surprised about that great emu war...

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