Aurora Heir is a single player RTS / village builder / tower defense game which rests on Finnish folklore and mythology. Game is based on harvesting various resources and building up from handful of workers into a functional network of villages in which every resident has it's own role. Player may choose to micromanage everything or let workers do the decisions by assigning professions to villagers which will guide their actions and focus on higher level decisions.
Build up your towers, recruit and train war band to protect your domain from various mythical creatures. Establish vital production with fishers, hunters, farmers, miners, woodcutters etc. Beware harsh Nordic winters, which may easily eat up your tribe leaving nothing more than frozen soil behind. Player may choose to embrace or defy ancient gods for decisions like this will determine the outcome of the game. Harness the power of your shamans for interaction with the gods.
There are currently two tribes with different starting conditions and bonuses, which player may choose from. Game consists of five different classes (workers, shamans, warriors, scoundrels and rangers), 19 different professions, 25 different buildings + roads and paths and various critters and mythical creatures.
Maps are randomly generated and contains bunch of various resources, critters and of course space for building your village. Choosing the most efficient starting point in terms of nearby resources and sacred grounds has it's advantages.
This is indie project made with Unity engine and game is currently work in progress.
It's been a while and Aurora Heir is progressing steadily towards alpha 3.
First of all, I'd like to thank all who tried out alpha 2 and provided valuable feedback!
Feedback is crucial and I am extremely happy that I have received some.
Now then, alpha 3...
I have been improving all existing features and adding several new ones in my TO-DO list.
Here is a brief summary of features, that will be present in upcoming alpha 3 version.
The whole resource system has been rewritten so that there will be a bunch of new and different resource types, which are categorized as follows:
Each of these categories contains either harvested raw materials or cultured consumables, which may be crafted in various production buildings. In the end, this contributes towards more interesting resource management and more complex production chains.
I'm now using JSON based configuration for each of the resources, which leads to the fact that I can add or remove resources relatively easily in the future.
As a part of updated resource system, I've added following new buildings:
Additionally this basically means that there will be several new professions available.
Also new residential buildings have been added to enable more varying village layouts.
Several existing buildings has also received facelifts with new functionality.
In alpha 3 player may assign desired harvest zones for buildings and farms can now grow either turnips, potatoes or barley.
I decided to add nomads to the game, who are neutral native people with hunter-gatherer lifestyle.
They live in tepees and migrate according to natural yield. They might be willing to trade resources with player providing vital assistance in dire times.
Player just have to figure out first where to find them.
Storage buildings have now own inventory of resources instead of only expanding overall storage capacity. This also means, that resources must be hauled to closest storage with sufficient space for the resource.
Workers in production buildings must fetch resources from storage for recipes that they craft, alternatively player may assign conveyors to Sheds, which will handle the distribution of resources.
Many of the advancements has been re-designed and whole new branch has been added to "tech tree".
New and more effective tools and weapons may be unlocked from dedicated branch.
Based on feedback received, I've fixed several bugs and hopefully the game plays much better in the future.
As usual, camera controller, environmental details, weather effects, navigation etc. has all received various updates and additions.
Thanks for reading!
It is time to release a bug fix patch and couple of requested enhancements into Aurora Heir. Free demo update available!
It is time to put Aurora Heir into public test - I'm happy to announce that game is available for basic testing!
Aurora Heir progress update and introduction to new features such as resource transportation and building upgrade paths.
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