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Banished, Non-combat RTS town builder on Steam soon


#1 dothog   n ur race snakin mai kart CAGiversary!   2666 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2013 - 04:17 PM

Here's the link on Steam.  It's very promising.  I'm planning on picking up a few copies on release, one for me and one for a friend who enjoys SimCity/builder type games.  Looks promising, and the developer has a good attitude.



#2 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10612 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2013 - 01:58 PM

I don't normally preorder games but I've had my eye on this for awhile and would probably jump on it at the right price.



#3 csidegamer   Up the Irons! CAGiversary!   1917 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2013 - 03:06 PM

Been watching this too.

 

Added to my wish list.



#4 dothog   n ur race snakin mai kart CAGiversary!   2666 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:01 PM

This comes out on 18 Feb 2014. Expected to cost somewhere around $20. Here's an hour of gameplay...

 



#5 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8802 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:17 PM

Video isn't very good quality, even at 720p, and looks very washed out at times. BUT...it looks fun. It doesn't seem to really have an end goal from what I've gathered (I haven't read much about this), but I love city building games. Will definitely keep an eye on this. Hoping for a week 1 sale, or perhaps a sale on the website. If it's $20, I will probably pick this up since it appears to be a 1-man team?



#6 dothog   n ur race snakin mai kart CAGiversary!   2666 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:52 PM

Video isn't very good quality, even at 720p, and looks very washed out at times. BUT...it looks fun. It doesn't seem to really have an end goal from what I've gathered (I haven't read much about this), but I love city building games. Will definitely keep an eye on this. Hoping for a week 1 sale, or perhaps a sale on the website. If it's $20, I will probably pick this up since it appears to be a 1-man team?

It's only the one person doing the development, and from what I can gather, he's not interested in end goals, nor is he interested in other gaming tropes (e.g. creating mid-game objectives and tiers of structures to "unlock"...everything is available to build from the start provided you have the resources.) You just grow your village and survive winters, disease, famine, so on.

 

I wouldn't hold your breath for a sale, especially week one. Maybe over the summer?



#7 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8802 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:49 PM

It's only the one person doing the development, and from what I can gather, he's not interested in end goals, nor is he interested in other gaming tropes (e.g. creating mid-game objectives and tiers of structures to "unlock"...everything is available to build from the start provided you have the resources.) You just grow your village and survive winters, disease, famine, so on.

 

I wouldn't hold your breath for a sale, especially week one. Maybe over the summer?

I meant something small like 10% off for the first week or something. A lot of games seem to do that. Thankfully, it seems my laptop meets the min. requirements.



#8 dothog   n ur race snakin mai kart CAGiversary!   2666 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:08 PM

I meant something small like 10% off for the first week or something. A lot of games seem to do that. Thankfully, it seems my laptop meets the min. requirements.

Ah, I got you. Not sure about quick sales, but as Steam goes, that's out of the developer's control. He will be selling the game through his website, too, and in the Q&As he's done, he hasn't mentioned that. I believe he said "around $20" somewhere in there.

 

On performance, he had a very limited set of alpha testers, so PC requirements may be tough to call. He put a lot of effort into bug squashing, though, so for the configurations represented by his pool of testers, I would imagine the game is very stable.



#9 dothog   n ur race snakin mai kart CAGiversary!   2666 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:44 PM

Bumping to share an honest LP. This dude got early access. Looks good.

 



#10 dothog   n ur race snakin mai kart CAGiversary!   2666 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2014 - 11:48 PM

BUMP. Lots of LPs out there for this title, should give you an idea if it's up your alley.

 

It's supposedly being priced at $19.99 on Steam, and you can buy a DRM-free copy (+ Steam Key) direct from the developer for the same price.