Fans of games like Banished and the Civilization series will be excited to hear about the multiplayer city builder simulator featured at Gamescom Asia this year – Kingdoms Reborn.
In this medieval-themed management simulator, players can build solo or with 7 more players for a multiplayer experience in crafting, constructing, and colonising the world around them to build an empire worthy of greatness.
Medieval Management: An Overview of Kingdoms Reborn
Kingdoms Reborn comes as the first game from solo-developer and publisher Earthshine.
From a distance, this game could look like a typical colony base-building simulator, but scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find a whole other world of engaging new mechanics at work.
Each open world that the player inhabits is procedurally generated, with 7 distinct biomes to occupy from jungles and forests to deserts and icy tundras for additional weather challenges along the way for the individually-simulated citizens.
What Makes Kingdoms Reborn Different?
There are a couple of standout differences with Kingdoms Reborn.
For one, players can’t just build their settlements anywhere willy-nilly. The use of randomly generated card systems with action, policy, and bonus cards means that players are always kept on their toes, and ensures each game will be different from the last.
Civilisations can level up through the extensive research tree, which opens up more with every Era Progression that goes by. Grow with your initial settlement, starting from a tiny medieval hamlet with just a few villagers in the Dark Ages, and expand as a revolutionary empire through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and into the Industrial Revolution era.
Players can also enter real-time multiplayer mode either in co-operative mode or go head-to-head in competitive mode in a race to the finish for the biggest and best empire in the open world map.
The soundtrack composed by Alistair Lindsay (the composer for games like Rimworld and Prison Architect) immerses players in the world of Kingdoms Reborn, changing with the ages as your empire progresses.
When Can I Play Kingdoms Reborn?
Players may have a little wait in store for the full release of Kingdoms Reborn, which is expected to be launched fully in either 2022 or 2023.
For budding constructors who can’t wait that long, there’s good news! You can play the game in Early Access available from the Steam Store today.
Add Kingdoms Reborn to your Steam wishlist to be notified upon full launch, or download now to begin your empire from scratch by yourself or with friends.