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The Guild 3

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Developer: GolemLabs

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'The Guild 3' Comes to Steam Early Access Next Month

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT

The Guild 3 blends economic simulation, strategy, historical life simulation and RPG in 3D, in which the player builds his own dynasty and decides which path to follow.

The Guild 3 is a unique blend of eco-simulation, strategy game, historical life-sim, and RPG. Europe in the 1400s: The dark middle ages, once dominated by nobles and the clergy, came to an end and a new era begins: the age of free, prospering cities, trading and an open mind-set! One of the goals in the The Guild series is to create a family dynasty which can last for centuries. While the world around you and your dynasty rearranges itself time and time again – all nonplayer characters (NPCs) make their own decisions – you have to prove your skills in artisan craftwork and trading, participate in social occasions and perfect your political schemes and malicious intrigues.

In The Guild 3, the player will experience an AI that sets a new benchmark for the genre: the extraordinarily adaptive AI system, the EHE (Evolutive Human Emulator), will set new standards for economic simulations. Based on a system of six character attributes and the AI’s ability to adapt to any need and motivation system, it enables characteristic behaviour patterns to emerge and develop - resulting in an incredibly immersive game ambience.

THQ Nordic announced that The Guild 3 will go into Early Access on September 26th 2017. A detailed timeline on Early Access timetable, as well as a schedule for updates during Early Access, will be provided shortly after Gamescom.

"After months of internal discussions on which route to take on a couple of features of the final game, we decided to move into Early Access to do the final stretches of the game together with the community", said Heinrich Meyer, Producer of The Guild 3.

"Usually, we would approach an Early Access route a lot earlier during the development of a project," commented Jan Binsmaier, Publishing Director at THQ Nordic. "The Guild 3 is based on a very open and simulation heavy game design that we think Early Access is the best possible route to ensure the title matches fans expectations perfectly.”

Key Features

  • AI System: The new, adaptive AI system is based on a system of six character attributes.
  • Societies: Particularly influential organisations, some publicly known and others that are cloaked in secrecy.
  • Massive Replayability: The AI and the random-based global events ensure that every scenario and game feel and play differently
  • Character/Dynasty Evolution: A complex skill tree, professions, actions and bonuses are waiting to be unlocked.
  • Multiplayer With up to 16 Players: Integrated multiplayer mode and connection with other The Guild 3 players regardless of where the game was purchased.
  • Map Editor: Players can create maps to share with the gaming community and select their favourites from a constantly expanding library of scenarios.

The Guild 3 is scheduled for release in Q2 2018


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