It's here! At long last, the 2130 expansion and the 2.0 megapatch are finally out of the oven, nice and fluffy, ready to be consumed!
Let's get the marketing blurbs out of the way:
The world has changed. Ruins of the past lay in the shadows and your once thriving business must now rise again. This is 2130.
Kasedo Games and Dapper Penguin Studios are thrilled to announce that expansion Rise of Industry: 2130 is now available for Windows PC, Mac & Linux for $9.99/€9.99/£6.99.
Set 200 years on from the base game, 2130 is set in a bleak dystopian future caused by mankind’s endless capitalism and the environmental corruption of decades gone by.
From the towns and cities that have risen again, you must adapt to your new settings and become a business tycoon in a new and unknown world.
Manage pollution in your new world, harnessing it to create new resources, but limiting its effect to create thriving farms. Scavenge materials from ruins of former cities, and move them to market with new cargo boats, maglev trains, and even dropships.
Base game players will also gain from the release of the expansion. The free 2.0 update, which is available now, brings new features to enhance the Rise of Industry experience.
With the new Layouts function, players will be able to build their ideal production setups and share them with the community or replicate them as many times as they like.
The introduction of seasons, a new objective-based 'helper' system - 'The Assistant' and a host of fixes and improvements completes the update.
Ok, with the corporate spiel out of the way, let's get down with the other changes:
- The once-called OST DLC was now expanded into the "Supporter Pack". It now has more songs, a super awesome Art Book, and the Recipe Book.
- 2130 can be purchased on its own HERE, but if you want to be my very best friend, you can buy the Plus version, that includes more songs, the 2130 Art Book, and the 2130 Recipe Book. We spent a lot of time making the art books, and I personally love them (I printed it out and have it next to me, in all its high-def glory!).
- Again, the 2.0 update is completely free. No need to buy anything. Just let it patch!
- As for 2130, we could've just done a couple of buildings or a new industry line. We went overboard and basically redid the whole game. I think it's well worth the price (less than two McMenus!).
As always, stay awesome, and really, from the bottom of my overworked heart, thank you for being here. This is an amazing trip I wouldn't be able to do without you all.
PS: if you want to read to the extremely long (14 pages) changelog for both 2130 and 2.0, you can do so HERE.