Kainga: Seeds of Civilization has you managing a village

Kainga: SOC – Erik Rempen’s Beast Taming City Builder

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.

Developer

Erik Rempen is a US-based one-person game developer and artist. Kainga is his first big project. 

You can support the indie developer through Patreon, which offers regular updates on Kainga. Kainga also has a Kickstarter page.

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Kainga: Seeds of Civilization has you managing a village

Kainga: Gameplay and Story

According to the game’s Kickstarter and Steam pages, Kainga is meant to be a rouguelite city-builder. The village you manage will be located in a world with extreme environments and diverse wildlife

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. 

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Kainga: Seeds of Civilization has a cute graphics design

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

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Weather is one of the enemies in Kainga: Seeds of Civilization

Kainga demo has been played on YouTube, and the developer’s Patreon has update videos as well. You can find a lot of information about Kainga before you decide that you want to purchase it.

Note that the game will be in early access since November. Its full release is planned a year from that date in 2022. 

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Kainga: Seeds of Civilization demo

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.

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Kainga: Seeds of Civilization demo playthrough

Conclusion

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. 

You can follow the game on SteamPatreonKickstarter, and you can watch a YouTube video or two to figure out if you want Kainga

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