After 26 years in development, Unreal World arrives this week

Move aside, Duke Nukem Forever – there’s a new contender for the longest-developed game of all time.

Unreal World has finally come to Steam, after nearly three decades in development. That’s right – the sandbox RPG has been worked on for 26 years by a team of two people. Head creator Sami Maaranen started the project in 1990, releasing the first public build two years later. Erkka Lehmus helped with additional programming and design.

Unreal World started as a shareware RPG built in ASCII, before amassing and refining extra features and even changing location from a fantasy world to an Iron Age Finland. The title launches on Steam on February 26th for $10.99 – although a free browser version is also available.

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