After a 14 day campaign, developer Uncasual Games has successfully kickstarted their new survival strategy game, Ancient Cities. Their official Twitter account announced that it was 100% funded on June 26; one day before the Kickstarter was set to end.
Big news! The project has been funded! THANK YOU ALL FOR THIS!
You have make this happen! Thanks a lot for your more than amazing support! pic.twitter.com/ltBJuSlmK0
— Ancient Cities Game (@_AncientCities) June 26, 2017
Since reaching their milestone, they have exceeded their goal by 25 percent, reaching a stretch goal that would allow them to implement fluid dynamics and DRM-free releases on gog.com and itch.io.
In Ancient Cities, the player will take control of a Neolithic era tribe and grow with each generation; evolving from a hunter-gatherer society into a full-fledged city. With a desire to create their own vision with ease, the developers have decided to create their own engine specifically for this game.
“We are developing our own custom engine and gaming technology for Ancient Cities because it allows us to render what we envision: thousands of items on the screen at the same time with nice fps, offering the players breathtaking images of their cities. Both, game-play and detail, are important to us.” – Ancient Cities‘ Kickstarter Page
Before starting their Kickstarter endeavor, Ancient Cities was greenlit on Steam, reaching 2nd place in only four days and being one of the last games Valve chose to greenlight.
Taking a slow and steady approach to their game development, Ancient Cities is in early alpha and is predicted to be released in December of 2018. Upon its initial release, it will only be available on Windows. However, Uncasual Games has stated that other platforms are to be determined.
For future updates on this project, check out their Twitter page and their official website. For your viewing pleasure, I have posted their Kickstarter video, which features early alpha gameplay, below. Congratulations to the staff of Uncasual Games, and may you all have the best of luck!
For your viewing pleasure, I have posted their Kickstarter video, which features early alpha gameplay, below. Congratulations to the staff of Uncasual Games, and may you all have the best of luck!
Travis is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia with a BA in journalism. He has had a passion for gaming ever since he played Pokémon Red Version and Donkey Kong 64. Some of his all-time favorite titles include Halo Reach, Spec Ops: The Line and Fallout: New Vegas. In his free time, Travis enjoys making a hot mess of himself and making situations awkward. Finger guns and puns are his specialties.
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