Create your cities from a large set of customizable buildings, manage various production chains, negotiate with neighboring towns to trade, define taxes and policies, and watch as Ostriv’s world reacts to your decisions in a natural way.

detailed economic simulation and human behavior
There's a strong emphasis on interaction with your citizens. People in game act like people: they have their own motivation, needs and skills. Citizens will take jobs only if they are satisfied with them (or they are desperate). They can sell goods and services to each other on the local market. Wealthy citizens could start their own business in your town and hire other people. You will need to influence your city by means of setting prices, taxes and various policies. Each decision will certainly lead to some reaction of the society.

- trade
You can conduct negotiations with other cities to conclude the most profitable trade agreement. Explore nearby cities by sending messengers to find more import and export possibilities.

For more effective resource transportation inside the town or for outer trade you will need vehicles. Wagons, fishing boats and wheelbarrows could be built by a local carpenter or to be bought from outside.
The breeding of draft horses and oxen is also required to move resources as well as for cultivation of fields.

unrestricted building placement
There’s no any kind of grid or angle restriction for placing buildings. Any building could be placed on any angle. Building on slopes is also available.

roads modeling
Dirt roads are formed in a natural way at places, where people move the most. You can build paved roads for more comfort and better aesthetics, but they’ll be used only in case of reasonable placement.

– dynamic seasons change

a unique visual style inspired by Ukrainian architecture and way of life

Official website: (don't forget to subscribe for a newsletter)

If you like my game, you can support it by giving it a like on Facebook or follow it on Twitter
You can also subscribe to my subreddit: /r/OstrivGame/

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Post article RSS Articles

Alpha 1 release notes


So, the first public Alpha 1 is now available to purchase on and I finally managed to find some time to write a changelog.

So, what’s new:


    • The biggest – completely new building models and construction animation, that took me almost the whole September, which I constantly posted on my twitter
    • on this occasion, there are also icons now for all the buildings:

    • improved selection of fishing spots
    • main menu
    • UI scaling feature (100 to 300%)
    • other graphical options
    • wooden bridges
    • popup window showing total amount of resources
    • added construction status in build queue tooltips
    • export stock feature on trading post
    • overall UI improvements
    • new plowed field texture

    • fields creation improvement – can now get back to previous step with a right click
    • improved fog a bit
    • somewhat reduced birth rate
    • all trees can now be chopped or planted:

  • some new sounds added
  • cowshed workers can now also mow grass for hay
  • autosave feature
  • now scaling kids correctly depending on age
  • improved visuals for wheat and potatoes; also reed and other plants in winter
  • improved fence snapping
  • women can now also be assigned workers on a farm
  • a lot of other small stuff and balancing


  • water reflection was glitchy at the top of the screen in fullscreen mode
  • now removing doors after building demolished
  • glitchy shadows on distant ice and plants
  • oil workshop production limit didn’t work
  • build priorities sometimes didn’t work when construction started on game paused
  • now cow marked for slaughter can also starve to death
  • two cowsheds used same fallow field
  • families got stuck on “moving out” forever
  • foresters refused to produce firewood in some cases
  • foresters don’t try to chop trees out of map bounds anymore
  • now rendering shadows on doors properly
  • weird stuff when relocating carts back and forth
  • thaw roads glitch
  • wrong bulls number in population stats
  • random crash with cattle trader
  • job preferences were breaking build priorities
  • a bug when workers were hired where they shouldn’t (like several people at the market stall)
  • now correctly saving citizens clothes and portraits
  • corrupted save related to hay dryers
  • crash after trade deal terminated
Ostriv Alpha 1 is now available for pre-order

Ostriv Alpha 1 is now available for pre-order

News 1 comment

Announcing the start of pre-order with gallery update.

Patch 9 release notes

Patch 9 release notes

News 1 comment

Development update and progress report on a city-building game Ostriv closed testing.

Patch 8 release notes

Patch 8 release notes

News 2 comments

Development update and progress report on closed testing.

Status report and closed testing announcement

Status report and closed testing announcement

News 1 comment

A short list of features I've been working on for last month.

Comments  (0 - 10 of 27)

is ti coming to steam? and if I get it on the site would I get a key?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes

How to download

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.


Those automatic built paths are the result of erosion caused by traffic since people prefer the faster route to their destiny. I got it. Then I think they should pop up as mud paths and slow traffic instead of those paved ones that improves the speed up. As it turns to mud, people should avoid it and find a new fast route that should be walking beside it. As they do that, the mud path should get wider. A village center would became a mud pit e.g.
Paved paths should be built at high costs of both workforce and resources. It might add an interesting dynamic and realism to the game, players will avoid packing buildings at the beginning and since they build pavement they will be able to get back and fill the gaps left between buildings.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes

banished is nice, but this is a beautiful game!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes

Great looking game!!!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
INtense! Staff

Is modding support planned?

Reply Good karma+2 votes
yevheniy8 Creator

sure, see the roadmap here:

Reply Good karma+2 votes
INtense! Staff

sorry a bit daft of me, we've got a modding platform coming out soon - if you are interested i'd be keen to show you it sometime.

Reply Good karma+2 votes
yevheniy8 Creator

I guess that's a bit early, the game is still too underdeveloped

Reply Good karma+2 votes
INtense! Staff

When the time comes please reach out - we are keen to support, promote and even invest in games with mod support should it be required! Keep up the fine work.

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Windows, Mac, Linux
Send Message
Release date
Game watch
Community Rating



2 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Single Player

Latest tweets from @ostrivgame

Someone on @IndieDB decided that Ostriv is released already and now it's even in the top 100 of "indie of the year"…

Dec 11 2017

I have to admit that optimization is the most boring part of game development: you spend days to get another 1-2 ex…

Dec 4 2017

As the sales peak is mostly over, I'd like to take a moment and thank everyone who supported me by purchasing the a…

Nov 30 2017

Just tried the game on 4k screen. I'm terrified of the blurry icons. Need to replace them immediately!

Nov 26 2017

I've chosen a bunch of challenging tasks this time, so releasing the next patch gonna take much more of your patien…

Nov 24 2017

Working on some renderer improvements, that might help running game on Radeon videocards

Nov 23 2017

Embed Buttons
Link to Ostriv by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Last Update
123 members
You may also like
Ancient Cities
Ancient Cities Real Time Strategy
CaesarIA Real Time Strategy
TMM: Entourage
TMM: Entourage Real Time Strategy
The Last Train
The Last Train Real Time Strategy
Tenshu General
Tenshu General Real Time Strategy
Unknown Horizons
Unknown Horizons Real Time Strategy