Rimworld guide: how to build, defend and sustain a successful space colony

And you thought it was tough on earth...

Zam's Rowan Kaiser has been playing Rimworld for quite some time now -- and he knows how to get a good colony going.

Here in part 1, he covers everything you need to know to get started -- and get cooking -- with the sci-fi colony builder's finest ingredients.

Here in part 2, he covers the basics of life support: food, freezers, and getting your defenses up and running.

Part 3 is all about how to successfully fend off angry pirates, recruit solid colonists, tend to their needs, and build apartments that they'll actually want to live in.

Finally, part 4 covers research and expansion, the keys to a successful, long-lasting colony.