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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Developer: Polymorph Games
Release Date: Q4 2018

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'Foundation' Gets Steam Early Access Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2019 @ 12:30 a.m. PST

Foundation is a grid-less, sprawling medieval city building simulation with a heavy focus on organic development, monument construction and resource management.

Setting to redefine the city-building genre, Foundation puts the emphasis on the organic aspects of urbanism in the cities of old, powered by Polymorph Games’ proprietary game engine, Hurricane, which allows for full mod support and is optimized for the thousands of moving parts that come with building humongous cities.

This is the start of the middle ages and you have been given a land grant by the King for services rendered to God, King and Country. You are now the Lord of the Village, determined to build a prosperous settlement in this intricate period... will you be a gentle Lord? Or one with ‎a Fist of Steel? Your challenges will be many, but the rewards will be great. In Foundation, your choices are many as you seek to build your legacy!

The game features in-depth resource management akin to the Anno (Dawn of Discovery) series, expertly mixed with classic city-building elements from Settlers, SimCity, and Pharaoh all topped with narrative encounters inspired by Crusader Kings II to create the ultimate medieval ant-farm simulation.

Grow your untapped land into a great sprawling kingdom as you appease different factions of your area, all while listening to a beautiful original soundtrack by the veteran composers who’ve created music for Paradox Interactive titles such as Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV.

Foundation arrives on Steam Early Access on February 1st 2019.

The Early Access release build will include:

  • Improved graphics, including all new environment visuals and FX that will immerse you even more into the world of Foundation!
  • A new version of the villager character
  • An improved housing system that will introduce the concept of residential density
  • A new playable map - the Valley

Key Features:

  • Organic urbanism of the Medieval Era: Create gridless and organically sprawling cities that grow like actual medieval cities.
  • Lay the foundation, thrive, and prosper: Weave a complex web of interactions between inhabitants needs and skills, resources availability, extraction, and transformation.
  • Unique monument creation tool: Craft and design original free-form monuments like Abbeys, Churches, Lord Mansions, Castles and more, with our proprietary node-based tool.
  • Full modding support for the community: Share characters, buildings, quests, and even real topologies through our mod-support tool and be part of the Foundation community.
  • Powered by our own Hurricane game engine: Experience a city-building game engineered with a dedicated, tailor-made, in-house engine built with our unique vision in mind.
  • Original soundtrack by Paradox veterans: Immerse yourself in our blissful soundtrack by talented composers who worked on titles suche as Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV!

Foundation is scheduled for release on PC in 2019.

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