If your game version in the game menu pops up as "Version X(xxxxxxx)" or if you are stuck in the character selection menu, you might be having issues with the folder permissions. These issues occur when the game is having problems accessing and editing some specific files in Raft folder.
To give the needed permissions, please give this a try:
-Go to " C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\LocalLow\Redbeet Interactive\Raft "
-Right click "Raft" folder and select "Properties"
-Make sure both "Hidden" and "Read-only" options are not checked and click apply.
-If the window below pops up, press "OK" after making sure "Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files" is selected.
This should fix the necessary permissions and hopefully let you play Raft! If the problem is not fixed after trying this, please make a bug report to us and let us know!