Get ready for a fun new roguelite city builder: Kainga: Seeds of Civilization will be making its way to Steam later this year, although you might be able to get it even earlier through Kickstarter.
There's been a bit of an uptick in city builder games in recent years, especially on the smaller side of things. Sure, you could build a massive metropolis in something like Cities: Skylines, but there's a certain amount of charm in aiming for something smaller and more focused in a game like Flotsam. Now, developer Erik Rampen has revealed his first commercial release for Steam via a press release and it actually looks pretty cool!
What is Kainga: Seeds of Civilization?
Kainga: Seeds of Civilization is a roguelite city builder that seems simple enough at first. You have "The Thinker" leading your village, a few villagers, and a handful of resources to get you going. From there, you'll need to set up the infrastructure you need to survive.
As anyone who has played a city builder can tell you, survival is a challenge unto itself. Things can and do go wrong even when you're trying your hardest — and that's not even the worst of what can happen.
Aside from the usual problems with building your own town, you'll also have to contend with wild beasts, raids from enemy villages, and the weather turning against you. The villagers are certainly expendable, but The Thinker is the key to keeping the whole thing running — if he dies, it's game over, man. Fortunately, it looks like your progress can be put to good use through the ability to gain new knowledge for future attempts.
When is the Kainga Release Date?
The Kainga release date will be sometime in Fall 2021 according to a press release from the developer. Unfortunately, we don't have a more specific date just yet.
That said, this game will be coming to Kickstarter on May 18, 2021, and that may very well provide you with an opportunity to play it a bit earlier as most games do. For now, you can add Kainga: Seeds of Civilization to your wishlist on Steam. You can also learn more about the game by checking out its official website.
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