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The Guild 3

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

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'The Guild 3' Delayed Until 2019

by Rainier on June 25, 2018 @ 3:49 p.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.

With last week's announcement that The Guild 3 development is no longer being done by GolemLabs, but instead taken over by Purple Lamp, we reached out to THQ Nordic to ask whether the game was still on schedule for its Q3 2018 release. Based on the reply we received, that no longer seems to be the case.

"We don’t expect the game to ship in 2018 anymore, no."

Features (existing)

  • AI System: The new AI system is learning from own activities as well from the behavior from other players.
  • Huge Replay-Value: The AI as well as the different and unique scenario settings make every map look, feel and play differently.
  • Scenarios: The player can choose between 8 scenarios: Augsburg, Barony of Birmingham, Archbishopric of Magdeburg, The mighty City of London, Vienna and Presporok, Hanseatic city of Visby, Paris and Mazovia.

Features (planned)

  • Societies: In The Guild 3 the societies can be compared to very powerful social clubs. Some of them, like the freemasons or the craftmans' guild, are publicly known, others, such as the thieves' guild or the brotherhood of light, are kept secret.
  • Multiplayer with up to 16 Players via Internet and/or LAN: Custom multiplayer and connection to other The Guild 3 players, no matter where they bought the game.
  • Scenario Editor: Players will be able to create their own maps and create specific rules for them - change ranks and privileges, production chains or societies. These scenarios can be shared with the community.
  • More Scenarios: 4 new scenarios will make their way into The Guild 3: Kingdom of Bohemia, The Netherlands, Duchy of Burgundy and The Hanseatic League.

Currently available through Steam Early Access, The Guild 3 is scheduled for release in 2019.

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