Kainga: Seeds of Civilization comes out November 11, 2021.
It is a city builder in which you defend an ancient village from the elements and enemies. You can also tame huge beasts and build on their backs!
This indie game has rouguelite elements and challenges as well.
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Erik Rempen is a US-based one-person game developer and artist. Kainga is his first big project.
Kainga: Gameplay and Story
The challenge of the gameplay is always new due to the random location choice. The Kickstarter page promises 30-to-60 minutes of gameplay per run.
Each run will contribute to a metagame. In it, you will be discovering new technology, village leaders, and options for runs.
The main concepts of Kainga are building, technology, and challenges. You unlock all of those by completing runs.
Additionally, there are weather, disasters, and massive beasts, which you can use in building. As your metagame progresses, you are more likely to survive and turn crises into opportunities.
Also, an interesting element of the game is the Thinker, who is the village leader. Every Thinker you discover allows for different runs because they have access to different technologies and crews.
Note that the game will be in early access since November. Its full release is planned a year from that date in 2022.
From the looks of it, Kainga is a cutely designed but difficult city builder. The rouguelite elements add to replayability. The short duration of runs might make them more engaging.
For the fans of the genre of city builder, Kainga can be very interesting.
A new early access indie game Kainga: Seeds of Civilization will be interesting to the fans of the city builder genre. The rouguelite elements add metagame options, which can improve replayability.