Based in Australia
July 31 2018
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.
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.
- 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
Kickstarter Trailer YouTube
About the Game YouTube
Walk Through Video Series YouTube
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For more details see the website: neolithic-game.com.
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.
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Check out the Twitter feed here: twitter.com/neolithicgame.
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.
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