Survive the wilderness, establish yourself, meet someone special, raise a family, and dominate. Gain power as President, deliver justice as Sheriff, fight for your tribe as Chief, or show some southern hospitality as Governor.

It's the turn of the century on the American homestead. Heat will give you the pioneer's experience of struggle and triumph first-hand.



SurvivalGather and hunt for food to keep yourself strong. Collect a variety of raw materials from nature for use in crafting, building and refinement. Build stockpiles to store your resources and goods for later consumption, or exchange them for currency. Once you have the basics of sticks and stones down, you may begin your journey towards establishing yourself as an industrious and powerful colony or even President of the United States.

There will be struggles and fallbacks along the way. Your character may be killed and robbed, where everything he or she has equipped is taken. Your property may be broken into and looted by a gang of raiders lead by other players. But with plenty of resources and defensive tactics at your disposal, raiders will be in for a serious fight.

Seats of Power


Seats of PowerGain power as President, deliver justice as Sheriff, fight for your tribe as Chief, or show some southern hospitality as Governor. It’s up to you what you choose to do with the power given to you.

Building And Crafting


Building & CraftingConstruct your new home - From a quick hobo shack, a rustic cabin deep in the woods, a refined mansion, or a giant fortress. Place walls, floors, doors, windows and other fixtures individually by your own design. Populate your estate with sawmills, tanneries, smelters and other workstations to craft, research and refine. Protect your establishment with well-placed cannons and strategically planned fortifications.

Character Customization


Character CustomizationChoose your gender and tune your appearance to your liking, including variations in skin tone, height and girth, the shape of facial features, hair or lack thereof, and voice tone.



CombatOn your adventures you'll encounter other players who may or may not be friendly. Likewise, you may not be so friendly either given these tactics at your disposal:

  • Fill 'em full of lead with plenty of handguns, rifles, shotguns and other firearms to craft.
  • Take the more silent approach with bows and javelins that will leave your foes looking like a pin cushion.
  • Get up in their face with melee instruments, or beat them down with some good old blunt force.
  • Capture and put them into your interrogation dungeon with its various contraptions.
  • Messily dismember with a well-placed strike or shotgun blast.
  • Blow them to smithereens with artillery cannon fire and TNT.
  • Experience the thrill of vigilante justice from either a first or third person perspective.



EnvironmentExplore a vast and diverse, multi-biome landscape ranging from the cold mountainous peaks to the tropical seashores, and from the harsh deserts to the muggy swamplands. Built from the roots up using real-world photogrammetric data, experience next generation graphics in both variety and detail.



FamilyMeet someone special and start raising your own family of NPCs from infancy to adulthood. After your child is born, you will need to provide him or her with sustenance and shelter to keep them happy and healthy. Once your child becomes an adult, they will be able to protect the family homestead and aid you in raiding other players.

Mounts, Livestock And Wildlife


Mounts, Livestock & WildlifeThe landscape is populated by a variety of American wildlife, all of which can be hunted - assuming you are not hunted yourself. But they can also be tamed, whether as livestock or as a beloved pet. You may ride tamed horses, as well as other animals - even bears!