Rimworld Biotech Released

Biotech is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux on GOG.com* and Steam, offering an expansion for RimWorld, the sci-fi colony simulation from Ludeon Studios. There's also a listing for this on the Epic Games Store, which says it's "coming soon." Here's a Biotech trailer showing off what this brings to the party. The focus of the new content is dealing with everyone's biological clocks:
With Biotech, colonists (and outsiders) can become pregnant and give birth. Pregnancy can begin naturally, or via technological means, and can be controlled by a variety of methods.

Babies bring joy, but also challenges. Colonists’ hearts will melt when the baby coos and giggles in their arms. But it takes effort to keep a baby happy and healthy and loved - create a safe haven for them in a cozy pastel nursery where there is always warm milk, a comfortable crib, overflowing toy chests and kind caregivers.
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Oct 23, 2022, 05:09
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Oct 23, 2022, 05:09
 
One mod that some of you might be really interested in is the Multiplayer Mod (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2606448745) which allows you to play Co-op Rimworld with friends who also have the game (and/or DLCs). It's very well done and works seamlessly via Steam.

Another nice one (that also can work together with the Multiplayer Mod) is the Character Editor Mod (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1874644848) which allows you to create/save/modify your starting Colonists. My friends and I often use these two mods together to create ourselves and play the game together in Co-op. It's an absolute blast and voice-coms is an added plus (although the Multiplayer Mod adds text chat). Due to our varied backgrounds and skillsets, usually certain friends are designated as the go-to person for certain things such as farming, cooking, dealing with pets and taming, doctoring, using guns, etc.

I can't honestly play Rimworld without some form of a Multiplayer or co-op mod from now on since it's made an already amazing game that much more fun by allowing me to play it with friends.
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Oct 23, 2022, 04:47
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Re: Rimworld Biotech Released Oct 23, 2022, 04:47
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This is the first dlc that I'd be seriously interested in, except the first two and some base game changes have put me off of the game for almost two years now. The $25 price doesn't help. I skipped Ideology because I wasn't interested in that aspect of the game or that mods and ones imagination could already do those roleplay things without costing me $20. Royalty I bought but didn't really use much. It doesn't help either that every dlc has meant you have to deal with mod updates and game saves that can be just totally borked. At least if you own the drm free version via the dev's website or gog, it makes it somewhat easy to create standalone versions of the game that are self contained with saves and mods. That took me over 5 hours to get running though after the Royalty dlc.
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Oct 23, 2022, 03:49
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 23, 2022, 02:57:
This is a cool game and all, but what's up with these DLC prices? 20-25$ a piece for each of the three of them, total price for the complete game is up to $100 now.

It can be a bit of a shock to see the DLC prices, especially when you consider it's a single player game.

Though, with over 1000 hours in the game myself, I don't mind throwing a few more bucks at it.

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Oct 23, 2022, 02:57
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This is a cool game and all, but what's up with these DLC prices? 20-25$ a piece for each of the three of them, total price for the complete game is up to $100 now.
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Oct 23, 2022, 02:32
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phinn wrote on Oct 22, 2022, 22:58:
This really has become one of the most interesting single player games you can play now. It's gotten so complex I feel a bit anxious even trying to get back into it, but definitely will when I get some spare time.

Same here. I skipped Royalty because it added so much. Ideology I went for but even that adds too much to the already complex game as it is. I'm still on the Fence about Biotech DLC. At some point the game gets so many meta layers to look out for that I won't be able to just pick up and play it casually when I can find the time. Rimworld always had a kind of soothing aspect to it when it was on Kickstarter. Since then a lot has changed and it has become so complex and busy that I'm uncertain if I need even more to add on to that.
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Oct 23, 2022, 00:38
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I'd be devastated (the base for sure) if one of the children I raised in the game turns out to be a pyromaniac.
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Frijoles wrote on Oct 22, 2022, 23:31:
Not sure how I feel about children yet.

You just know insectoids are gonna spawn in the nursery... xD
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Oct 22, 2022, 23:31
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I'm at 700 hours in RimWorld. This DLC will hopefully improve the late mid to early end game when you have the resources to spin up a massive base. I'm about 10 hours into the DLC and haven't touched the new genes yet. Been building a colony of robots to do my bidding. Not sure how I feel about children yet. The one in my base isn't very old yet.
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Oct 22, 2022, 22:58
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This really has become one of the most interesting single player games you can play now. It's gotten so complex I feel a bit anxious even trying to get back into it, but definitely will when I get some spare time.
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jdreyer wrote on Oct 22, 2022, 14:51:
Not sure what to think about this. I have 40 hours or so on the original, and got nowhere close to the endgame. Piling more systems on top of an already massively deep game starts to sound like work.
My son just bought it and I peaked at some of the new features. The biotech features are pretty insane and adding children to the game seems to change your focus quite a bit.
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Oct 22, 2022, 15:41
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jdreyer wrote on Oct 22, 2022, 14:51:
Not sure what to think about this. I have 40 hours or so on the original, and got nowhere close to the endgame. Piling more systems on top of an already massively deep game starts to sound like work.

I'm with you on that. None of the expansions (Biotech, Ideology, and Royalty) ever really appealed to me for that reason, especially Ideology. I suppose it's nice for people who are looking to create a unique, fun story with their colony that they can have fun sharing with others. I just want new buildings, foods, enemies, furniture, etc. Can't complain too much though, as mods have most of my needs covered.
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Not sure what to think about this. I have 40 hours or so on the original, and got nowhere close to the endgame. Piling more systems on top of an already massively deep game starts to sound like work.
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