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    RimWorld is described as 'follows three survivors from a crashed space liner as they build a colony on a frontier world at the rim of known space. Inspired by the space western vibe of Firefly, the deep simulation of Dwarf Fortress, and the epic scale of Dune and Warhammer 40,000' and is an game in the games category. There are more than 10 games similar to RimWorld for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Steam, Linux, Mac and Xbox. The best alternative is Dwarf Fortress, which is free. Other RimWorld like games are Prison Architect, Banished, Frostpunk and Oxygen Not Included.

    RimWorld is mainly a City Building Game but alternatives to it may also be Survival Games or RTS Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of RimWorld.
    This page was last updated Apr 17, 2022
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    RimWorld follows three survivors from a crashed space liner as they build a colony on a frontier world at the rim of known...
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    1. Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy simulator. You can control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated, persistent world.
      Dwarf Fortress vs RimWorld opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Dwarf Fortress is a great alternative to RimWorld.
      MasterMegi it inspired RimWorld and these two games have many similarities.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      Build and manage a Maximum Security Prison. As the sun casts it’s early morning rays on a beautiful patch of countryside the clock starts ticking.
      Most users think Prison Architect is a great alternative to RimWorld.


    2. In this city-building strategy game, you control a group of exiled travelers who decide to restart their lives in a new land. They have only the clothes on their backs and a cart filled with supplies from their homeland.
      Most users think Banished is a great alternative to RimWorld.
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      As the ruler of the last city on Earth, it is your duty to manage both its citizens and its infrastructure. What decisions will you make to ensure survival? What will you do when pushed to breaking point? Who will you become in the process?.
    3. Oxygen Not Included is a space-colony simulation game. Manage your colonists and help them dig, build and maintain a subterranean asteroid base. You'll need water, warmth, food, and oxygen to keep them alive, and even more than that to keep them happy.


    4. Stonehearth is a game of exploration and survival in an epic fantasy setting. Build your town, care for your hearthlings, and defend against marauding invaders.
    5. Kingdoms and Castles is a game about growing a kingdom from a tiny hamlet to a sprawling city and imposing castle. Represent entire series of Kingdoms and Castles games.
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      Guide a group of space settlers trying to establish an outpost on a remote planet. Grow food, collect energy, mine resources, manufacture bots, and build a fully self-sufficient colony.
    6. Space Haven is a spaceship colony sim, where you manage resources and crew members in order to build and keep your spaceship. Then you'll be able to explore the universe with rewards and perils. Website: https://bugbyte.fi/spacehaven/.
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      Its still in production but its supposed to be basically Rimworld but in a space-station/spaceship.
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      Features a requirement to manage people as well as resources
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