Medieval city builder Manor Lords combines the peaceful industry of settlement management with massive Total War-style combat. Created by independent developer Slavic Magic, the grand strategy game is published by strategy and city builder Hooded Horse, and you can get a demo of the city builder side during Steam Next Fest in early October.
Inspired by the architecture of late 14th-century Franconia (a German region in the south of the country where Nuremberg is located), Manor Lords allows players to build their cities with complete creative freedom, eschewing similar grid-based systems instead. Please full position. control. As you build houses, you can add outbuildings to allow your population to grow vegetables, raise animals, and more. The visual details are also beautiful, allowing players to get up close and watch their employees go about their daily business.
Of course, you will have to deal with the demands of the time of year to stock up in the spring and summer to get you through the harsh winter months. You can settle on the map, build multiple settlements, and search for more valuable resources. However, the environment will react to your expansions: animals will migrate from the bustling colonies, and deforestation will become a real threat if you get too greedy in collecting materials.
You may also establish trade routes with other neighboring lords, or you may (and most likely) come into conflict with them. That’s where combat comes in, and your soldiers aren’t just faceless drones, but trained warriors and your favorite minions, meaning “every kill is a price to be reckoned with.”
Every fallen soldier means one less person to work in the colony, so even a battle won can have lasting consequences for the population. Fortunately, considering tactics and positioning, Slavic Magic claims that even a small force with a numerical disadvantage can win decisively with the right leadership. Unfortunately, the demo on offer won’t let you master this aspect just yet, but it promises to give Manor Lords an experience quite unique to many city builders and settlement sims.
However, city building has a lot to offer and should give you a good idea of what Manor Lords has on the table. You can list Manor Lords on Steam, and a city-building demo will be available during the Steam Next Fest from October 3-10.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for more strategy, Terra Invicta Early Access is underway, giving fans a taste of the ambitious space game from the makers of the XCOM Long War mod. Heart of the Machine, another upcoming Hooded Horse game, lets you become a sentient AI in an already established civilization and decide how to influence the course of history.
Source : PC Gamesn