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Medieval Dynasty

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Toplitz Productions
Developer: Render Cube
Release Date: 2020

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'Medieval Dynasty' Steam Early Access Update Adds Fishing, Roads, New Sounds, Tweaks & Fixes

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2020 @ 9:24 a.m. PST

Discover the wide-open world of the Middle Ages with all its dangers and mysteries! Hunt and cultivate your land, build your home and expand your village into a flourishing medieval town.

Europe in the early Middle Ages -- Nobles and clergy rule and the trade between the nations brings prosperity as well as envy, distrust, and greed. Military conflicts are everywhere and whole continents are changing.

You are in the role of a poor but skilled hunter and farmer set to take his fate into own hands. Use the ever-changing landscape to turn your small plot of land into a home, a village, and a kingdom that will stand the test of time, as you and your descendants create a dynasty to rule for generations to come! Entice others to live near and work for you, build your home, a village, and ultimately a thriving city where your dynasty will reign for generations.

Defending against wild animals while hunting for food, gathering resources and crafting equipment, building a house and erecting a whole bustling village while founding a family all contribute to a unique gameplay across many genres. Tough winters and unexpected events challenge your skills and dexterity as you strive to build your own legacy.

You can choose to follow the main chapters, solve the questlines or just roam around and explore the vast medieval world – but be careful as wolves or bears may try to take a bite from you...

Begin with the simplest things for your own survival like hunting and farming as well as building yourself a home. Found a family and have a heir - entice others to live near and work for you, erect many other building to transform your settlement into a vibrant village and, ultimately, a thriving dynasty that will reign for generations.

A massive medieval open 3D world awaits… Be aware of harsh winters and unexpected events while honing your skills to turn from a medieval survivor into a dynasty ruler. Grab your axe, hammer, or hunting bow - and craft your legacy!


Two months ago, Toplitz Productions and RenderCube released “Medieval Dynasty” on Steam Early Access, and since then the publisher and developer haven’t just sat down and waited for the full release far from it, they have been regularly releasing updates. The feedback and response from media, influencers and the community has been amazing and the gaming public who in turn have left unprecedented incredibly positive likes on steam - over 8500 on last count so far.

The game is able to offer players four gaming genres: Survival, Adventure, RPG and Simulation. This is one of the many factors that has increased its appeal with players. Those four genres offer the player the ability to mix, match and adapt their gaming styles and start building and socializing - all in an open medieval world.

The company has released more than 20 updates including many updates and new features like:

  • One of the first big additions to the game are events. The events cover various aspects of gameplay, and depending on your decisions, they will have specific outcomes.
  • We also added a few more items for you that will make your life easier, and your village prettier – enjoy the new street lighting!
  • To make the game accessible to many players we added many new languages like Russian, French, Japanese, Italian and many more
  • There is now an additional opportunity to get food - fishing. You’ll be able to catch different species of fish in various locations and craft new tools. 
  • A highly requested feature from the community is the path- and roadbuilding. You can now plan the layout of buildings and roads according to your plan.

We have many other updates coming up which for example will include Riding, Farming, Barkeeping and Bandits. So many things to come and enjoy in Medieval Dynasty which are worth to stay tuned!  

Update to v0.2.1.2

This update starts with a warning! In this update, we had to change the Skill Points progress variable between Skill Levels (both for the main character and the NPC). Therefore, this value will be reset when the game is loaded in this update. The Skill Level itself remains unchanged, so you will not lose all your progress. Unfortunately, this is a necessary change, and it is not possible to maintain these skill values.

Added:

  • New building feature - Roads.
  • New sounds for Sheep.
  • New sounds for Stove.
  • New sounds for Cauldron.
  • New sounds for Stone Grate.
  • New sounds for Fire Box.
  • New sounds for Fishing.
  • New draw/shoot sounds for Bows.
  • New language - Simplified Chinese.
  • The inhabitant/building/animal/field remains selected when switching the categories in Management.
  • A selected category in last opened tab (armor, miscellaneous, survival, hunting etc.) is persistent and will be remembered.
  • New indicators for building condition and heating level have been added to the building detail window.
  • NPC comes back to the previous location a few seconds after the player moves it (pushes it).
  • New fishing dedicated weapon - Fishing spear.
  • Three new types of fish added to the existing lakes and rivers (Pike, Roach, Perch).
  • Fishing with spears and other weapons.
  • Notification when assigning/removing animals to/from the building.
  • Knowledge updated with the information about inhabitants' Mood.
  • Notification about player moving into a house.
  • New fishing animations for NPCs.
  • NPCs can fish (fishing hut workers).
  • Acceptations pop up when assigning an NPC to a new home with information about his/her family.
  • Resolution 3840x1600 added in 21:9 aspect ratio.
  • Reloading sounds for arrows.
  • New hit sounds for arrows.
  • New sounds for flying arrows.
  • New sound of an arrow hitting the grass.

Fixed:

  • Items are not floating in water.
  • Getting dirty does not work when unlimited stamina is on.
  • Progression bug in new game after loading a quick save.
  • Instant finishing hunting part in Alwin's Story part III.
  • Problem with numbering for miscellaneous items, causing wrong items to be sold to the vendor.
  • Approval and Affection are not dropping down in time, causing the recruitable NPCs to never leave the map.
  • The recommended skill in the building details is only visible in production buildings.
  • Visuals for the lists in the Management window.
  • NPC details do not update after assigning/removing home/workplace.
  • Visuals for "Other" category in radial menu.
  • Quicksaving at the edge of map allows to pass the map boundaries.
  • Toddlers are going to the Tavern or sitting.
  • Management lists are not updating when removing something from Management details.
  • No profession is displayed in storage's details.
  • Visual fixes in building details assignments.
  • When trying to assign NPC to a house, on the inhabitant list there are people that can't be assigned.
  • Visuals in Knowledge and Event history.
  • Visuals in Skills.
  • NPCs do not go to work in the morning (work hours 8am to 6pm).
  • House modules have incorrect heat values.
  • Incorrect cost of one of the Hunting Lodge modules.
  • Incorrect cost of one of the Food Storage modules.
  • Medium and Big Fishing Nets catch the wrong fish.
  • Wood need drops to 0 when the building has been fully upgraded.
  • Tool is not spawning in hand if player performs action like skinning. It also may cause a camera bug.
  • Assigning item to occupied quickslot does not make the old item to be unassigned.
  • Buying animals is impossible if last opened tab was the Management and last category was other than "Buildings".
  • Player's house is in wrong position on compass.
  • Various bugs with trading and transferring items.
  • Building and destroying Hen House modules has incorrect sounds.
  • Village info shows after every assignment in Management tab.
  • Roads don't remove bushes and stones.
  • Fish are not visible with a Talent for spotting animals.
  • Inaccurate detection of collisions makes it difficult to destroy buildings.
  • Items dropping to minimum freshness and never being removed but adding various other items.
  • When the torch runs out, it destroys the new one instead of the old one.
  • Notification about removing resources when building fences.
  • After the player dies and switch to heir, the heir's wife and children do not have right references to the heir.
  • Player cannot build a Hen House.
  • Sometimes the sound of rain is missing.
  • Lack of Gloves in the Sewing.
  • Sometimes trees fall under the ground.
  • Fish sizes are incorrect.
  • Hunting quests displaying duplicate animals.
  • Small generic quest bugs.
  • Picking up buckets with water/milk/spoiled milk results in them being added to selected quickslot.
  • Some schemes in assignments menu are not locked by the Technology even if the scheme isn't purchased.
  • Some tools condition decreases only once.
  • Name "Recursive Bow" to "Recurve Bow".
  • Shovel durability isn't decreasing when digging out stumps.
  • Equipping last selected quick slot on game load.
  • Consuming capacity from items like "bucket with water" through inventory consumes capacity of whole stack.
  • Notification about building unlocked shows up, but building is still locked - Player needs at least 0.1 technology points above desired value to have the building unlocked.
  • Certain birch stumps weren't associated with Extraction skill.

Updated:

  • Increased chance to pair inhabitants.
  • Turkish language.
  • Increased many items buoyancy.
  • New inventory system for better optimization.
  • Inhabitants Mood level has a new range (-100, 100) - The former 50% is now 0% (the range used to be <0, 100>), so the values will slide smoothly to the new range.
  • Information about adding, removing, or consuming item from inventory also shows the number of items in inventory.
  • Changed the name "Fish" to "Fish Meat".
  • Improved accuracy in detecting plants when harvesting with a scythe.
  • Fishing Nets now provide specific type of fish instead of a fish meat.
  • Changed Coin icon.
  • Game logic optimization.
  • Input holding behaviour regarding how fast the elements can change and total amounts of steps in sliders.
  • Chances of rainy days have been reduced.
  • German language.
  • Rendering optimizations.
  • Added more fish spots.
  • Description for fishing spear, shovel, torches and fish processing.

Key Features:

  • Beautiful and realistic open world 3 D landscape with state-of-the-art graphics
  • Full 4 seasons with day/ night cycle and realistic weather conditions
  • Interactive environment with trees to fell, various fruit to plug, stones to collect, caves to explore and many more
  • 18 different buildings with various levels from hay shacks to full stone mansions
  • Over 60 pieces of equipment to craft, including weapons, tools, furniture and clothing
  • Realistic wildlife interaction with plenty of different animals such as wolves, wild boars, deer, rabbits and others
  • All activities with impact on food, water, health and endurance status
  • Detailed skill tree for individual character development
  • Unique events and decisions with direct impact on gameplay
  • Dynasty reputation system triggering events with the king
  • Quests, trade and economy, sandbox option, social connections to NPCs and many more

Medieval Dynasty is currently available for PC in Early Access (Steam).


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