Blog #27On 5 January, 2018 by Redbeet
It’s 2018 and time for a new blog entry! We hope you had a great holiday filled with food, celebrations and good times! With renewed energy after eating too much holiday food we head straight into the new year by talking about what’s new in Raft!
During the past year we have put a lot of focus into creating new features and content for the game in order to make it a more interesting and fun experience. More things to build, places to explore above and under the surface, fishes to catch etc. However, we felt that the game lacked a bit in the immersion department. We wanted the world to feel more alive and dynamic. It is the ocean after all. So, to tackle this, we have finally implemented a weather system to allow for different waves, rain and fog. We hope you like it!
As you explore the islands and reefs, you might come across abandoned huts. They’re quite small and not very well built, but it definitely seems someone has once lived here. While they may contain some good stuff to bring back to the Raft they’re usually a bit more difficult to reach.
From watching lets players and seeing your feedback, we’ve seen that those who enjoy the game may find different parts more interesting than others. Some only like the creative aspect of building and find the surviving part less enjoyable, while some want to be more challenged in that department. We of course want you to do what you like most, which is why we’ve added game modes.
In Creative mode you can’t die and you don’t have to worry about getting food or water. You also have unlimited resources, allowing you to build and craft with ease.
Normal mode is the default mode where you’ll face all the regular challenges. If you die, you can either be rescued by a friend and keep all the stuff you’ve gathered or choose to re-spawn, resulting in the loss of all the items you’re carrying.
Hard mode is similar to normal mode in how fast you lose health, hunger and thirst, but you’ll have to be more careful. In Hard mode you can’t re-spawn and will lose all your progress unless a friend helps you.
That’s all for this time folks! As always, we hope you’ll have a great weekend! Also, please tell us what you think about these additions!