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An RTS game with lots of depth, including character development & city-state building. Release on PC mid 2018 after much testing!

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Factsheet

Developer:
AlexTHarvey
Based in Australia

Release date:
July 31 2018

Platforms:
Windows
Mac
Linux

Website:
neolithic-game.com

Description

Neolithic: First City-States is a Deep Historical Strategy Game heavily influenced by games such as Age of Empires I, Civilization & Caesar III, and to a lesser extent games like Haven and Hearth, UnReal World and games like RimWorld. The game includes aspects of city building, military strategy and deep character development. The game is about making this micro and macro scale gameplay meet in a meaningful way. Set in the Neolithic or Chalcolithic to Late Bronze Age, the game features characters that have needs, gain skills, carry, equip and craft items, build structures and each have unique strengths and weaknesses.

History

Neolithic is a 1 person project set for release in 2018.

Officially, Neolithic started in January 2017 on the top of existing game functionality I had been developing.

I've been lucky enough to have had quite a bit of creative freedom in my career, but I've never really been able to focus exactly on the game that I myself want to play. This design has been brewing since I decided I wanted to make games around 20 years ago. I guess you could say it has a lot to live up to!

Being solo on this project will mean I can take the time to get things exactly right - which was the reason for choosing this path.

The game is inspired by the setting of the original Age of Empires, but I wanted a lot more depth in city planning, characters, combat and the world.

To put it another way, the game includes a mix of strategy gameplay from various games that I love and think would work great in combination, but isn't really available in the market now. If you would like to know more please visit the Kickstarter page.

Features

  • Characters inherit traits, develop skills & carry items
  • Open world with villages & cities
  • Cultures with unique items & play styles
  • Formations, morale, flanking & fortifications
  • Detailed city planning with roads & canals
  • Day/night with rain & seasons

Videos

Kickstarter Trailer YouTube

About the Game YouTube

Walk Through Video Series YouTube


Images

Download all screenshots & photos as .zip
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EgyptianSolders.png
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BuildingVillageAnimation.gif
Hoplite.jpg
CulturalUnits.gif
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MorningBeach.jpg
crafting.gif
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NeolithicBlack.jpg
TitleAndHead.png
AnimatedBattleV1.gif
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NeolithicText.png
CulturalBuildings.png

Download logo/icon assets as .zip
logo
icon

Monetization Permission

AlexTHarvey allows for the contents of Neolithic:First City-States to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Neolithic:First City-States is legally & explicitly allowed by AlexTHarvey. This permission can be found in writing at https://www.indiedb.com/games/neolithic/presskit.


Website
For more details see the website: neolithic-game.com.

Kickstarter
The game is currently live on kickstarter. All support is very much appreciated! kickstarter.com/projects/1238022363/neolithic-first-city-states-a-deep-historical-stra.

Facebook
Like Neolithic on Facebook: facebook.com/neolithic.game.

Youtube
For more videos check out the youtube channe:. youtube.com/channel/UCSGLAqqcfFNqYBNgZfk-jlQ.

Twitter
Check out the Twitter feed here: twitter.com/neolithicgame.


About AlexTHarvey

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I first started making my own games over 15 years ago. Since then I’ve worked in game studios in Australia (Firemint - now Firemonkeys) and Japan (Acquire), and remotely with the US and internationally on everything from Playstation & PC, PSP & handheld, mobile to browser & smartphone. Initially an artist, I’ve slowly moved more and more to programming and design. Nowadays my time is spent on design, programming, artwork and everything in between.

More information
More information on AlexTHarvey, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Neolithic:First City-States Credits

AlexTHarvey
Founder


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