Forget constructing cities on land. It’s garbage, nonetheless and means too predictable. Let’s all begin constructing cities on a giant rock-turtle as an alternative, it sounds far more enjoyable. Upcoming city-building sim The Wandering Village will let you do exactly that – although, not as a result of the land is boring. The planet is definitely stuffed with poisonous spores and the turtle is your solely hope to maintain transferring away from them.
The Wandering Village will have you constructing a settlement and attempting to dwell harmoniously together with your huge turtle pal (who’s identify is Onbu). You’ll must develop crops to maintain your villagers glad and wholesome, and ensure Onbu is all the time transferring away from these icky spores to maintain it secure too.
Developers Stray Fawn Studio (who beforehand made Nimbatus) talked by a few of The Wandering Village’s inspirations through the Media Indie Exchange Game Dev Direct over the weekend. They talked about that the sport is influenced by Ghibli movies like Nausicaä Of The Valley of The Wind (although I reckon it appears a little like Howl’s Moving Castle as effectively). You can type of see a little bit of that Ghibli-ness within the art-style too.
“The thought for the sport first sparked into our heads when me and my enterprise associate have been strolling to an exhibition and noticed a attractive concpet artwork of a city constructed on the again of a large animal,” mentioned developer Philomeda Schwab.
On a utterly separate and barely bizarre be aware: the idea of The Wandering Village very particularly jogs my memory of among the lore within the Avatar: The Last Airbender collection. If you’ve seen The Legend Of Korra, you would possibly know what I’m speaking about. Essentially, the collection has flashbacks to historic occasions and the way folks initially obtained their elemental powers. They have been items from these huge beasties referred to as lion turtles, which all of the folks lived on high of in cities and villages. I’d’ve appreciated to be taught extra about these lion turtle cities, but it surely’s a comparatively small little bit of lore in a huge TV present. I simply love the idea! More constructing houses on massive wandering creatures, please.
If you’re , you can try The Wandering Village on Steam. It would not have a launch date simply but, however when it does come out it will be in early entry for about a 12 months.