A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Buy Now$18.00 USD or more

Vintage Story is an uncompromising wilderness survival sandbox game inspired by lovecraftian horror themes. Find yourself in a ruined world reclaimed by nature and permeated by unnerving temporal disturbances. Relive the advent of human civilization, or take your own path.

Page-Ethical.png.63f7c0e016476d83e8ecfa84b9be7cfe.png Fair & Independent No ads. No pay2win. No marketplace. No loot boxes. No microtransactions. No hidden fees. No user data monetization. No software patents. No shareholders. No publisher. No 3rd party interests.

Page-Handmade.png.ff2cdf99ab3720b3b48b0c88f5a4947c.png Handmade Vintage Story is powered by our own cross-platform game engine. This allows us to tailor the engine exactly to our needs while still keeping hardware requirements low. We are 100% Indie.

Page-Social.png.4e3f9ac50bd2556416241bf86398dab6.png Social We do our best to foster a friendly and supportive community. We have our own official forum, Discord chat server and wiki. Several protections are in place to ensure a productive in-game multiplayer environment. You can also get in direct contact with the developers of the game. 

Page-Open.png.a861c61f5e7c5855cd2de6b0f9421aef.png Open
You can customize your game experience in infinite ways. The game's mod api itself is used to build the survival and creative mode. Half of the game is under a readable source licence. We built our own modelling and animation tool. Vintage Story runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. The game engine is written in C# and OpenGL.

Vintage Story is currently an early access title. 


Buy Now$18.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $18 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Vintage Story v1.12.14 for Windows
Vintage Story v1.12.14 for MacOS
Vintage Story v1.12.14 for Linux

Development log


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What... This is Skirym but in Minecraft

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this is like mine craft just more historical and makes the player do more than craft,the player has to build the sword,hunt,do more than just survive the night the player has to do hunt,explore,overcome,and be ready for what lies beneath the feet of the player that thing could be dangerous

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it already is multiplayer


So this game has DRM in the form of a log-in?


Yes, you have to log-in once to be able to start playing. After that you could stay offline or block connections forever.


Unfortunately for me, I've gone full DRM free. Thanks for the response, though. :)

This game is listed under "local multiplayer". For most games in this category that means two people can play on one device. Is this possible in this game? Are there third party tools to accomplish this? Would be nice to play side by side with kids, or with significant other. 

Thanks for your hard work here, looks clear we both have the same taste and desires that MC sadly failed to deliver adequately. What you did here is like an answer to all my frustrations in the past, very polished very sleek. Cheers - TJ

Weird, I could have sworn I removed the local-coop tag before. Well, now its removed again. Its currently not possible to do local-coop on the same machine, sorry for the confusion.

I'm glad you like the game! It was indeed born out of a desire to deliver an experience we hoped MC to have, but which never came

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I bought the game through itch.oi and used the key to create my account normally, but when I log into the game and try to login, a message appears saying '' Login failed: unable to connect to the authentication server . '', I've been trying since yesterday, but I can't get into the game.have a problem with the server?

Hey Jackill, from what I can see, our servers are operating nominally. What operating system are you on?

In case its linux, you might need to install some certs. See also our forum post on setting up the game on linux.

my and windows 7, I was able to enter the '' client area '' normally but I can't get into the game.

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Hm, thats weird, could you write me a one-line support ticket on our site please: https://www.vintagestory.at/support/
It's a easier to handle support for me there.

i will do that then.

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So, I bought the game, and when I try to start it, it tells me to log in to "great justice"... what is that and why do I need to log in there to play a local single player game?

(I am aware that I can connect to a multiplayer server, but I don't intend to do that just now, just me on my laptop)

Hi gunnar_z. On the itch.io download section, a bit further down should be a game key link think. When you browse to that link you can set up a game account and then log in in-game. 

Hope that helps!


It would be good if they put it free because I and my friends at the high school are waiting for it to be free if we all play online


This is the silliest thing I have ever heard.. "Hey you made a game and put time and money into it? DROP IT FREE BECAUSE I SAID SO!"


Please do not post comments on itch.io project pages asking for paid games to be free, or we’ll have too block your account from all future comments. We ask that you be respectful of a developer’s time and effort when leaving a comment. Thanks!


Please, put it on steam too.
I'm Brazilian, so as my country is passing thru an economic crisis games in USD became too expensive and in itch i couldn't split the bill in my credit card as i could if the game was on steam too.

And one question, you plan to support Vulkan in the future?

You should be able to pay in BRL on our main site. I don't well we'll support Vulkan in the near future.


Yeah, but i couldn't split in multiple parcels, this is an common pratice here in Brazil (we call it "parcelamento", i don't know if this is a custom elsewere), this would bring more Brazilians into the game.

Instead Steam you could add an payment option using "pagseguro", or putting your game on "nuuvem" so it would be easyer to Brazilians pay and play and know the existence of this game.

Hi! Just fyi, it seems like only the Windows build is set up correctly. With the itch Launcher on Linux it only showed the Windows Icon and did not allow me to download the game.
Looking forward to checking it out after GamingOnLinux covered it ☺️


Oh, right, seems like i forgot to properly mark it as the linux version. I fixed that now, thanks for pointing that out :)


This is a great game, started playing a week ago and love it so far. I'm renting a server from Citadel Servers and it's working great, join my server: The Empire, search it and come play with me!


giv-me a key?no have money


are you serious : /


You obviously have money if you have a computer or phone that you're posting this from


please i have no money 


when you sleep with clay ingot mold raw in fire it will turn into ceramic ingot mold raw 


hm? Not sure I understand

if you go to bed with a clay ingot mold raw in a fire when you wake up it turns into a ceramic ingot mold raw. Just a funny glitch

I will be getting money for this game next month does itch support prepaid cards?

Hey, I'm not sure. Might need to google for that. Alternatively, the game is also on the humble store.


Bought it! I wish I knew I could buy it on Humble Store all this waiting to get this game anyways I got it to run on Linux but server auth wasn't working if there is a fix for that please tell me. I have a dual boot so when stuff like this happens I can still play it but id rather play it on my Manjaro installation.

You might need to run "sudo cert-sync /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt" or something similar. See also https://www.vintagestory.at/forums/topic/520-linux-distrosconfigurations-under-which-vs-is-known-to-run/

Figured it out was using wine mono not regular mono


If games could be crack this would be it I have never played a Minecraft-like game were I felt it was complete although I do recommend to simplify the controls and make the menus cleaner outside of that I am enjoying this game to it's fullest


Can't wait to eventually toss my money at this


Hi Guys, i would like to make a german Lets Play from the Game and want ask u for a Key :)

Ohai, still interested? I could send you a key now. 


Sure :)


So u have a key for me now @Tyron?? :)

Did I ever sent you a key? Otherwise, please make a contact request with your email address and link your youtube channel on vintagestory.at so that I have your email to send the key to.


Have send it on the Site now, check ur mailbox :)