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Fantasy City Builder Distant Kingdoms Coming This Spring

February 2, 2021

By: Patrick Perrault

 
 

Kasedo Games and Orthrus Studios have announced that their fantasy city builder, Distant Kingdoms, will launch on Steam's Early Access in Q2 2021. Players will use strategy, social management, and magic as they try to build a thriving kingdom and unite humans, elves, dwarves, and orcs as they try to save their world from "apocalyptic ruin".

“We’re excited to be able to deliver a unique game that mixes vibrant fantasy elements with the city building tropes that players of this genre love,” said Oliver Smith, Founder of Orthrus Studios. “Although we had initially planned a full release, the excitement and input of the community since announcing has made us rethink a little. By going to Early Access, it means we can involve the community and mould our already unique game world into something players can play for many hours”.

Banished by the gods because of conflict between the warring races, players are now in the lands of Ineron and must build a civilization that everyone can be a part of. This means that you must build a sprawl of towns and cities that provide for everyone's need, and players will eventually move from being a peasant to the nobility. Players will also explore the new world, sending adventuring parties and decide their fate through a choose-your-own-adventure quest and event system. Dragons, imps, wraiths, trolls, and other creatures will have to be dealt with as "dark and curious" dungeons will be explored across the game map.

There will also be a demo available during the Steam Games Festival from February 3-9 that will allow players to experience both the tutorial and early gameplay before its Q2 Early Access release. You can give the developers feedback in the Distant Kingdoms Discord channel or follow the game on Twitter if that's more your thing.