Getting Started

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Ordering Overgrowth

After ordering Overgrowth on Steam, through Humble Bundle, or through Wolfire directly, you can access it on all platfoms, with or without DRM. Further, after purchase, you gain access Overgrowth's Secret Preorder Forums (referred to as SPF). In order to read and post to the SPF, you will need to create or log into a Wolfire forum account. Then, following the link given in your pre-order email, type your forum account nickname to get access to the SPF.

Steam users can follow this guide for getting access to the SPF.

The SPF is a place where the Overgrowth community can gather to discuss all aspects of the game with others who have purchased the game, as well as ask questions to the Wolfire team. Wolfire also has a dedicated Discord server. Join in the conversation!

Running Overgrowth

Upon opening the game, you will be greeting with a menu screen. There is a side-scrolling list of levels from which to choose. Clicking on a thumbnail causes the level to load. Most settings for Overgrowth can be changed within the game's "Settings" menu; to change other settings, see Configuring Overgrowth.

For help controlling your character and learning basic combat commands, see Player Controls.

If you wish to try community-created content for the game, you can visit the Steam workshop, download and install the files manually from the SPF, or use the community created tool, the SUMLauncher.

Reporting Issues

If you encounter any errors, bugs, or other problems while installing or running Overgrowth, you can file a report to the Wolfire time via email at [email protected], so they can be made aware of the issue, and work to find a solution for it.

Your email should contain the following:

  • The Overgrowth Version in which the problem was encountered
  • Your system setup (Hardware, OS, etc.)
  • A Brief explanation of the problem
  • Actions performed, step by step, which led up to encountering the problem
  • Expected and Actual Results
  • Helpful Attachments (screenshots, videos, crash reports, etc.)

Refer to this webpage for tips on how to write a quality bug report.

If you have difficulties or issues regarding recovering an already purchased game license, or are having issues purchasing the game, you can contact a representative of Wolfire at [email protected]