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Kingdoms and Castles city builder releases

kingdoms and castles city builder releases linux mac windows games

In Kingdoms and Castles is a city builder now available on Linux, Mac and Windows. Since games start out creating small villages. While expanding to thriving cities protected by imposing castles. And while Kingdoms and Castles releases on both Steam and GOG. It’s a rather impressive singleplayer.

So as the game progresses, choices around strategic building expansions, tax policies, farming become apparent. Yet other factors weigh in, industry, religious institutions and defense. Since each of the decisions play a role in the city’s growth, strength and resident’s happiness. While other factors will determine if their cities thrive or fail.

Therefore strategy will determine if the viking raiders make off with their villagers. Or if they are stopped and full of arrows, at the castle gates. While a dragon torches the town’s granary so that people die of starvation in the winter. Or hopefully and boldly defeat the beast. So the world dynamically changes and evolves throughout the games seasons. Forests grow and clouds move through the sky, with a variety of algorithms and procedural systems. All operating behind the scenes to have the environment simulate real world conditions.

Kingdoms and Castles Features:

  • Tightly designed simulation of medieval cities, everything from apple orchards to plague.
  • Clean and bold low poly art style.
  • Free form castle building system.
  • Attacking vikings and dragons.
  • Dynamic environment with procedural terrain, trees, and clouds.

Pete Angstadt and Michael Peddicord, who between them have worked on acclaimed indie games. These include releases Abzu, Journey and Cannon Brawl as well as Spore and Boom Blox. Founding studio Lion Shield and announcing their new city building game, Kingdoms and Castles. While having successfully crowdfunded on Fig for the games financial backing.

So Kingdoms and Castles is a big release for a city builder. Yet fully available on Steam and GOG for Linux, Mac and Windows.

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