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All is not well in RimWorld, the popular space colonist simulator released in July. Yesterday, a Rock, Paper, Shotgun writer opened up RimWorld's code and published some surprising revelations about how sexuality factors into its gameplay. RimWorld's developer, in response, has gone on a tear, denying that the game mirrors the "sexist expectations of romance" described in the recent article.
In Steam sci-fi colony-building hit RimWorld, sanity is precious. Colonists have to deal with a lot of shit -- from deceased loved ones to rampaging space turkeys -- and they sometimes snap. H.P. Lovecraft also knows a thing or two about driving people to madness.
RimWorld is a phenomenal little game capable of generating stories equal parts hilarious and fucked up. The sci-fi colony sim is meant to be more accessible than inspirations like Dwarf Fortress, but it can still be kinda... obtuse. Here are some tips to help you get started.