RimWorld artwork for the new Biotech expansion

If you're looking for even more toys and systems to play around with in RimWorld, you might be interested to hear that the Biotech expansion has now arrived. True to its name, Biotech brings with it gene editing technology that allows you collect and implant a variety of alien genes in order to create super-human (or perhaps super-monstrous) colonists.

Thanks to the new expansion, colonists are now also able to become pregnant and give birth - both naturally and through technological means. From there you can invest a considerable amount of time and effort into training and educating your progeny to mold them into valuable members of the colony, or if you're going for a bit of a... different strategy, pump out cheap and disposable soldiers from the new growth vats.

Most excitingly, the Biotech expansion has also brought with it the ability to create and control an army of mechanoids! These can range from simple labor robots that will help with odd jobs around the base to gigantic war machines that will devastate everything before them. So as long as you can manage the considerable amount of pollution their production creates, the mechanoids will be a sizable boon to your colony!

What all of this looks like in action, however, that you can check out through the launch trailer below. Have a gander, it's quite a fun one:

I've only just dipped my toes into Biotech so take the following with a few grains of salt, but much like the previous RimWorld expansions I feel like Biotech is a solid new addition though nothing truly mandatory. So if you're taking this opportunity to dive into RimWorld for the very first time, just stick to the base version as you'll have more than enough stuff to mess around with for a very, very long time. And if you find yourself itching for more, then consider giving the expansions a look as they're all a nice bit of fun.

Whatever your plans may be, you can learn more about RimWorld and its Biotech expansion over at Steam. Enjoy!

RimWorld colony simulator game screenshot of a school area from the Biotech expansion

RimWorld colony simulator game screenshot of a mechanoid construction factory from the Biotech expansion

RimWorld colony simulator game screenshot of a gene editing lab from the Biotech expansion