Recent Articles In Offworld Dev Journals
May 24, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
Jupiter’s Forge is the first major expansion to Offworld Trading Company and it certainly wouldn’t be complete without additions to the campaign. Io has come to OTC, bringing with it significant changes to to resource tree, specifically centered around water. This means that simply adding to the Martian campaign was never going to be enough, and Io therefore has received its own separate campaign.


Every CEO in Offworld has received a new set of engineers that will be...
May 17, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
The Nomads of the Penrose Collective aren’t the only ones throwing their hats into the ring. With them comes the Diadem Trust, known quite simply as the Elites. Led by Philippa Ndiaye, this faction is not looking to be sneaky, crafty, or clever. Their plan is to overwhelm to competition with the raw strength of their corporate empire.

Every last bonus the Trust brings with them comes from their superior advanced buildings. Some of these bonuses are straightforward, and easily exploitabl...
May 10, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
The promise of a new theater of capitalism has brought new competitors with it. The first of these is The Penrose Collective (also known as "Nomads"), a ragtag community brought together under the unifying leadership of Ezra Hoang. This group’s atypical practices have allowed them to find a place in the still young solar economy.


Much like our other abnormal corporation - the outcast Scavengers - the Nomads don’t rely on steel to form the foundation of th...
May 3, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
Hello everyone, and welcome to another Dev Journal. Jupiter’s Forge development continues, but this week we’re going to take a break from talking about it. This is because we’ve seen many returning players coming back to OTC, and given that we’ve just celebrated Offworld’s first anniversary this past week it seemed like a good to time to catch them up on some of the major changes we’ve seen this year.


- Balance -OTC hasn’t seen many major ba...
April 26, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
Last week we covered what’s available (and not available) on the surface of Io. The schedule says this week we’re going to have a special journal entry for OTC’s anniversary. That’s still coming in a couple of days, but for now we’re going to talk about all the new buildings available on Io and how you can use them to survive on this truly barren rock.


- Water -Finding water on Mars is not easy. Buried far underground or in ice that has to be melte...
April 19, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
Hello everyone, and welcome to our second dev journal about Jupiter’s Forge. Today we’re going to begin digging into the meat of the upcoming Offworld expansion, starting with the most obvious place, Io itself.

As we talked about last week, Io is not a pleasant place to be. A good look at the moon’s surface should reveal why. Immediately alarming is the fact that Io is covered in lava flows and volcanic pits. However, most of this lava is composed of basalt. This is in fact ...
April 12, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
We’ve built a new home on Mars. It hasn’t been easy, it hasn’t been simple, and it hasn’t been safe. But for those with the will and cunning, it has been profitable.From Mars we went to Ceres, and created a refuge for belters across the system. Completely devoid of atmosphere and with a scarcity of resources that made Mars seem plentiful, Ceres was a challenge for even veteran Offworld entrepreneurs. And yet with all the resources of the belt flowing through, we once agai...
November 15, 2016 by Zultar327 on Zultar
Recently the “The Patron and the Patriot” DLC was released for Offworld Trading Company. This DLC focuses on revamping the OTC campaign, specifically aiming to add story elements and new game mechanics focused on increasing replayability.

But before we get into the DLC we need to discuss what the campaign actually is, so that’s what we’ll be doing today.


Offworld was designed for quick, competitive games. Companies rise and fall in a matter of minutes, and most matches fini...

We’re releasing the biggest DLC for Offworld Trading Company yet today.  It adds a lot of new content and is, btw, only $4.99.

The Campaign

The Patron and the Patriot is a DLC pack focused on enhancing the single player campaign mode within Offworld Trading Company.

The campaign mode that shipped with the base game operates like a competitive tournament that lasts for seven games. There are nine characters to play, each with their own set of perks. While p...
October 25, 2016 by Zultar327 on Zultar
Continuing the look back through OTC’s development, today we’ll be focusing on the Black Market.

The Black Market is a very familiar mechanic to anyone who’s played OTC for more than a couple hours. This is the tool that player’s have to directly and immediately interact with their opponents, by blowing up their key structures, disabling large sections of their headquarters, or sweeping all of their resources out of the sky. That’s why it might be surprising to learn that the Black Market w...
October 18, 2016 by Zultar327 on Zultar
For those who don’t know, Offworld Trading Company came to Early Access on Steam back in February 2015. Immediately developers and community started working together to make the game the best it could be. Part of this process was making sure the community always had a good idea of what was coming next to OTC. Ever since release almost 6 months ago, finding information about what’s on the horizon has become more difficult for our players. The primary goal of this diary will be to make...
August 22, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Originally posted by Soren Johnson on the Mohawk Games blog.


Today, we released the Ceres Initiative DLC, which is a entirely new location to play Offworld, with new terrain and even a new resource tree.

The rule changes are the following:

Resources diminish over time (a High resource tile becomes Medium and then Low)Uranium is a new resource (it’s a metal, like Iron and Aluminum, so it is produced by with the Metal Mine)New building: Nuclear Pl...
May 20, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Originally posted by Soren Johnson on the Mohawk Games blog.

Offworld shipped three weeks ago, so it’s a good time to roundup some of our best reviews!

Rock Paper Shotgun:

Civilization IV – the greatest strategy game ever made – was Offworld creator Soren Johnson’s first commercial games as a lead designer. Offworld Trading Company is an entirely different proposition: short-form rather than ultra-long-form, real-ti...
May 19, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Originally posted by Soren Johnson on the Mohawk Games blog.

The Offworld Release Tournament has finished, and the best-of-5 finals were between PBHead and YerAnd. The streams were broadcast by Zultar, and the match is linked below.

The final bracket can be viewed here.

The third-place match between Gameslayer and Deathtacticus was also pretty interesting:
May 11, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Originally posted by Soren Johnson on the Mohawk Games blog.

I did a playthrough of all five of the Practice Games, which can be found under Learn to Play. (Note: to unlock them, finish the first two scripted tutorials.) Over the course of the series, I explain how to play from scratch, so the videos will also serve as a good introduction to the game if you want to learn to play just from watching.

The videos are also available as a playlist.