What Ancients Begat is a complete (~15 hour) game of family generations surviving the rise of western civilization. Survival is the ultimate goal. The sub-goals, you choose, build their story.Experience an abstract telling of the lives of our earliest recorded ancestors.
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リリース日: 2013年6月7日

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"An engaging combination of board game mechanics and pure storytelling, 7 Grand Steps is an addictive telling of one family's journey through history."
Gamespot

"...it’s so clever that you can’t help but love it."
Indie Statik

"7 Grand Steps hides a deeply strategic experience behind its deceptively simple and charming graphical appearance, ...immersive and engaging gaming."
GGS Gamer

"...entirely apart from the hundreds of games that have passed through my PC..."
Rock Paper Shotgun

"...I walked away from it as though I was telling a story that reached through time."
G4TV

"It's a simple looking game, but -- I found myself unable to stop."
KillScreen

このゲームについて

What Ancients Begat is a complete (~15 hour) game of family generations surviving the rise of western civilization. Survival is the ultimate goal. The sub-goals, you choose, build their story.


Experience an abstract telling of the lives of our earliest recorded ancestors. Part board game, part machine, part nod to computer games of yore, it begins with a simple mechanic. Spend tokens to traverse the wheel of life. Earn tokens by tempting the jaws of death. Then, like layers upon a pearl, game play expands, introducing fresh tactics and strategies which, turn by turn, drive a sophisticated, emergent narrative. How you play defines the lives of one family's generations through the changing ages.


An enormous tableau of ancient western culture awaits your exploration:


  • Core Mechanic - Back and forth tactics, across four social boundaries, to win legend points.
  • Family Strategy - Romance. Raise children. Rite of Passage.
  • Family Drama - Tales in the life. Sibling rivalry. Failed branches. Graveyard of ancestry.
  • Grand Legends - Earned over generations, they strengthen your family: Discoveries and Invention. Social Advancement. Heroics.
  • Ruling Games - City Administration. Warring Kingdoms. Imperial Senate.
  • The Challenges of an Age - Special for each social level. Survive and overcome, to enter a new age.

システム要件

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:XP
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:XP
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.5.8
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.5.8
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
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nothomewhenaway
( 記録時間: 14.8 時間 )
投稿日: 4月14日
The best game i have played in this kind of genre. Challenging and fun in a satisfying style. Enjoyable sound, and graphics design. Challenging but fun gameplay, my only crevat is that there are no sequels.
elStrages
( 記録時間: 1.5 時間 )
投稿日: 4月4日
I really love the concept, and from what i have played, i have enjoyed. I definitely think this should be transfered to a mobile game though. i feel the market there would be much more suited.
Stealth Bomber
( 記録時間: 0.5 時間 )
投稿日: 3月20日
One of the worse games I ever played
shanneng
( 記録時間: 17.7 時間 )
投稿日: 3月18日
Surprisingly addictive game where you play a family over multiple generations, trying to stay ahead of death, disease and poverty in the era where civilizations spread out of the Fertile Crescent.

The graphics are in a simple but satisfying "animated boardgame" style, and key "events" in the lives of family members are played out as a series of choices in a narrative. Sometimes the "right" choice leads to bad outcomes, and the "wrong" choice to social advancement ---- just like real life!

The story that builds really puts modern life in perspective. Marrying for love definitely took a backseat to marrying for the resources your prospective partner brought to the relationship in those times. Similarly, literally everything revolved around sacrificing as much as possible for your children; every inch of advancement you could buy them was worth it. And not just one child, but making sure you had a "backup" in case of misfortune. But don't spread yourself too thin! Sure children are free labor, but they are also mouths to feed...

I got around 20 hours of fun with this -- so for me it was definitely worth the Steam Sale price I paid for it.
Shan
( 記録時間: 8.9 時間 )
投稿日: 3月12日
It's a very addictive game for what seems like simple game play. You need to educate the offspring and make sure they all get the same treatment or you suffer the consequences which when you're just barely staying afloat can be make or break. But, if the siblings get along it can be wonderful.
I found myself often saying I'll just finish this generation before I quit ... and 6 generations later I was still saying 'just this generation'.
MaryVann
( 記録時間: 12.8 時間 )
投稿日: 3月12日
I really liked this game, it was shocking how quickly it became addictive putting coins in a slot. I really liked all the choices you had during the lifetimes of the characters and the outcomes. The game always felt fresh not repetitive while progressing even when doing the same task multiple times. I just wish that there was a future for this game, I would to play out the remaining six steps. My family now sits in limbo waiting for a life they’ll never have. I wouldn’t have bought it, if I had known it was only the first part and there wasn’t going to be anymore parts. Pitty, because it really was a good game.
Misayoto
( 記録時間: 0.6 時間 )
投稿日: 3月10日
I admit that I didn't play the game for a long time. The concept is ok. It's casual. You put coins to your family members to either move them to collect beads or make them grow (and love). You have choices to make and have to make your way through against rivalries (other families). I find the pacing of the game slow and repetitive. Well, at the beginning, you're kind of really not sure of what you're doing.
[T3] Blackthorne
( 記録時間: 7.1 時間 )
投稿日: 3月3日
Incredibly unique and well balanced board game that tells a story that follows your lineage through the generations. It's incredibly elegant and well tuned, and I found myself easily losing track of time. I really wish there were more games like this one, as it's a welcome departure from the plethora of fast paced arcade games on the market.

Recommended for people who love storytelling and boardgames.
No Pugga
( 記録時間: 9.1 時間 )
投稿日: 2月24日
interesting experience but doesn't appear to have much of a point, you just play endlessly moving up and down the classes.
CorranThrn
( 記録時間: 147.5 時間 )
投稿日: 2月17日
I really liked the game, but there is no sequel, and one was promised. Ends abruptly for 19.99.
Bing-Bong
( 記録時間: 4.1 時間 )
投稿日: 2月16日
Since I like boardgames, I thought I was going to like this game, but in the end I was dissapointed. It just lacked immersion, and the mechanics can become reptitive that it ends up becoming a grinding slog.

In this game, you try to advance through the board , which in this game is a wheel, using tokens, which you produce by moving backwards, If the wheel ends up dragging you to the wrong end, your character gets eaten by crocodiles.

No, you dont lose the game when that happens, instead you continue with a child-heir of yours, or if you don't have any, a past sibling.

The problem here is that, it is too much luck based, you don't know what tokens you are going to get, and there is a real good chance that you are going to run out of tokens, which means bye-bye and say hello to the crocodiles. This happens especially if you don't get married early, and the matter of you getting married is again dependent on chance and luck.

And if you don't have children, as I have stated above, you continue with a past sibling of yours, which means you will go back a generation. In my case, I was already in the iron age, but went back to the bronze age.

This made me stop playing, As it really felt that the game was never going to end.

Also, the writing which is supposed to bring depth, story, and immersion is weak and uninspired, and most of the time lacking in context - I'm a doctor? no? then a potter? not really, so what am I really? - Such basic questions, the game often fails to answer.

If you like games like checkers or maybe go. You might like this game, but for those seeking for an immersive saga through the ages, like me, we are better off looking someplace else.
gt_peter
( 記録時間: 11.2 時間 )
投稿日: 2月11日
I really wanted to like this game, but ultimately it is extremely random. There is very little strategy and the game always punishes behavior outside of a narrow path of best options. You'll spend some real time banging on this trying to figure it out. There is an illusion of depth with none really there.
Adam
( 記録時間: 7.6 時間 )
投稿日: 2月9日
I love this game, super cool, hella original. Just oozes radness.
foreman100
( 記録時間: 35.9 時間 )
投稿日: 2月5日
Very repetitive. Too random. People deciding not to marry repeatedly can set you back generations. Ruling games are entertaining though.
Caytlynn
( 記録時間: 2.1 時間 )
投稿日: 2月4日
It gets way too boring way too quickly.
Nat
( 記録時間: 0.3 時間 )
投稿日: 1月30日
This game starts off mildly entertaining but only it took me 15 minutes to start finding it boring and repetitive. They made a good effort at storytelling but the actual gameplay was too dull for me to care much about the plot.

You put tokens into slots to move your characters across a board, raising children along the way (by putting tokens into slots) to repeat the process with. I suppose if you enjoy putting tokens into slots this is the game for you.

I got it in a bundle and will probably play it now and then when I need to kill a very short amount of time, but it's not worth even half of the regular price.
Kennard
( 記録時間: 17.1 時間 )
投稿日: 1月29日
Nice 1 player "Board Game"
apsaps
( 記録時間: 35.7 時間 )
投稿日: 1月27日
Its a great game dont know why this got mixed reviews it deserves a mostly postive atleast.
I enjoyed it and replayed it and am waiting patiently for a sequel.
So a thumbs up for this creative game and storytelling.
dunn.steve.j
( 記録時間: 4.8 時間 )
投稿日: 1月23日
This game might be good for people who are more into puzzle games than I am.

It plays a bit slow for my tastes and has a great deal of complexity that doesn't always seem well explained.

5/7 Family history simulator.
Kardamon
( 記録時間: 9.9 時間 )
投稿日: 1月23日
While the concept alone is not too bad, it's not enough to justify the length of a single game. It drags on way, WAAAAAAAY too long, quickly becoming extremely repetetive - even if you're able to progress without any problems. And if anything sets you back, it gets even worse.
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記録時間: 14.8 時間
投稿日: 4月14日
The best game i have played in this kind of genre. Challenging and fun in a satisfying style. Enjoyable sound, and graphics design. Challenging but fun gameplay, my only crevat is that there are no sequels.
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記録時間: 8.9 時間
投稿日: 3月12日
It's a very addictive game for what seems like simple game play. You need to educate the offspring and make sure they all get the same treatment or you suffer the consequences which when you're just barely staying afloat can be make or break. But, if the siblings get along it can be wonderful.
I found myself often saying I'll just finish this generation before I quit ... and 6 generations later I was still saying 'just this generation'.
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記録時間: 7.1 時間
投稿日: 3月3日
Incredibly unique and well balanced board game that tells a story that follows your lineage through the generations. It's incredibly elegant and well tuned, and I found myself easily losing track of time. I really wish there were more games like this one, as it's a welcome departure from the plethora of fast paced arcade games on the market.

Recommended for people who love storytelling and boardgames.
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おすすめ
記録時間: 17.7 時間
投稿日: 3月18日
Surprisingly addictive game where you play a family over multiple generations, trying to stay ahead of death, disease and poverty in the era where civilizations spread out of the Fertile Crescent.

The graphics are in a simple but satisfying "animated boardgame" style, and key "events" in the lives of family members are played out as a series of choices in a narrative. Sometimes the "right" choice leads to bad outcomes, and the "wrong" choice to social advancement ---- just like real life!

The story that builds really puts modern life in perspective. Marrying for love definitely took a backseat to marrying for the resources your prospective partner brought to the relationship in those times. Similarly, literally everything revolved around sacrificing as much as possible for your children; every inch of advancement you could buy them was worth it. And not just one child, but making sure you had a "backup" in case of misfortune. But don't spread yourself too thin! Sure children are free labor, but they are also mouths to feed...

I got around 20 hours of fun with this -- so for me it was definitely worth the Steam Sale price I paid for it.
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おすすめ
記録時間: 1.5 時間
投稿日: 4月4日
I really love the concept, and from what i have played, i have enjoyed. I definitely think this should be transfered to a mobile game though. i feel the market there would be much more suited.
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3 人中 2 人 (67%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 7.6 時間
投稿日: 2月9日
I love this game, super cool, hella original. Just oozes radness.
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4 人中 3 人 (75%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 54.6 時間
投稿日: 2015年11月29日
Amazing game. Truly out of the box experience. 9/10 overall.

The gameplay is simple, but if you're an History entushiast as I am you will find yourself immersed in the storytelling very soon. It's thrilling to follow a single family line during centuries. The events writings are great, although they get a little repetititve after some hours.

Cons: no resolution options (even on windowed mode); sequel has ben cancelled ):
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おすすめ
記録時間: 2.5 時間
投稿日: 1月22日
Very interesting and original board game...

Pros:
+ Original concept
+ Clever mechanics
+ Many things to discover
+ Fun

Cons:
- Solving "wtf is that?" is a somewhat long process
- Price tag is absurd

Final verdict:
An original, fun board game to kill some time (*cough* if you grab it on discount *cough*).
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おすすめしません
記録時間: 32.8 時間
投稿日: 2015年12月30日
General disclaimer for my reviews, don't trust my played time in a game to mean anything. I'm lazy and will leave them running 24/7 when I get on a kick with them. That said...

In the end, not worth $20.

It's the weird love child of a board game, a strategy game, and the Sims. The uniqueness of the game is interesting, but there's just not enough meat there to drop that much money when I can get so much more for that. Yes, I am miserly. Why do you ask?

I enjoyed my time with it. If you get a string of bad luck it can be tedious. Not a ton of replay value. If you ever see it for $5 or less, and you like quirky, think about it.
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記録時間: 55.1 時間
投稿日: 2015年11月21日
This is a charming and deceptively simple game that I really enjoyed playing. The game mechanic is straightforward: generate tokens that enable you to progress around life's wheel. The subtlety lies in the tiny decisions you make which gradually drive the longer narrative of the game. Every turn of the wheel could raise you up or bring your family's fortunes crashing down. Do you spend tokens to educate your children or use them to race ahead of your neighbours and grab the "legend" beads? Marry for love or for a large inheritance? Attempt to gain political power or technological advantage? A very absorbing game and a welcome break from "instant reward" type gameplay.
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1 人中 1 人 (100%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 12.2 時間
投稿日: 2015年12月21日
I've never seen anything like this game. It has a very unique concept and an engaging atmosphere, which will captivate you or maybe leave you indifferent. I really liked it but not everyone will.

However - as other have said it, the price (20$/Eur) is absolutely insane. Wait for a huge discount or get it in a bundle.
It's absolutely worth experiencing, but not at full price. There's also a demo on the developer's website, mousechief dot com, so you can check if the concept works for you.
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記録時間: 5.4 時間
投稿日: 2015年12月3日
IF: you enjoy some random chaos with your mechanical board game that plays out over hours trying to advance the status of a single bloodline in ye' old ancient times.

But it is a risk calculator & counting puzzle game. As with any independent game, watch a Lets Play and do some research so you know what you're buying.
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1 人中 1 人 (100%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 17.1 時間
投稿日: 1月29日
Nice 1 player "Board Game"
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1 人中 1 人 (100%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 35.7 時間
投稿日: 1月27日
Its a great game dont know why this got mixed reviews it deserves a mostly postive atleast.
I enjoyed it and replayed it and am waiting patiently for a sequel.
So a thumbs up for this creative game and storytelling.
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記録時間: 39.7 時間
投稿日: 1月22日
They've done a pretty OK job at showing how much life must have sucked back then, but if it were really representative, upward social mobility would be a lot harder. This is the kind of game where you're almost expected to fail. The kind of game that'll look at you weirdly if you win and ask "How did you get here? All of your kids were supposed to be eaten by cows somehow. Did you hack?" And you'd say "Yep." Like playing monopoly during the great depression, or an MMORPG without any NPCs or quests, you're trying to create a family dynasty in a world where noone seems to know what is happening or what they're doing. Good luck.

4/5 would recommend to boring people.
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記録時間: 9.9 時間
投稿日: 1月23日
While the concept alone is not too bad, it's not enough to justify the length of a single game. It drags on way, WAAAAAAAY too long, quickly becoming extremely repetetive - even if you're able to progress without any problems. And if anything sets you back, it gets even worse.
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2 人中 2 人 (100%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 4.3 時間
投稿日: 2014年3月20日
独特なゲームです。ボードゲームとテキストアドベンチャーをくっつけたような感じ。ストラテジー要素もあるにはありますが、かなり単純です。

ゲームデザイン自体が独特で、またアートワークやBGM・効果音もよく、いい雰囲気を醸し出していますが、ゲーム自体はあまりおもしろく感じませんでした。
どうしようもなくつまらない、というわけではないですが、単調でやれることも少ないので飽きます。

どちらかというとオススメしない、という感じ。
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98 人中 89 人 (91%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 8.7 時間
投稿日: 2013年11月26日
When it comes to games of chance, I would normally stay away. Slot machines at the casinos are a prime example. However, with 7 Grand Steps, there's more at stake. Your coins are steps to improving oneself in the world. In this case, a coin operated Ancient Egypt. You have coins that denote the 'skills' you can adept yourself in as it pushes you forward into time. If you decide to excel yourself in the society, you move up in the social hiearchy. You can find new techs (skills) or become a hero through its adventure-story style of narrative.

However, once you get to the ruler class, it becomes a challenge and that is what I admire: a game that is actively trying to push you back if you screw up. It is telling you to learn the mechanics again and come back when you are ready. That is why I am recommending this game. It is a game that is responding to your choices, your shifts and your play of the coins. Who knew a slot machine would be this fun?
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153 人中 124 人 (81%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 7.5 時間
投稿日: 2014年1月12日
7 Grand Steps is an interesting concept: board game meets chose-your-own-adventure-meets (very light) civilization. You begin the game as a couple of poor workers and must build a dynasty, trying to climb the social ladder. Since 7 Grand steps is very much the sum of its parts, I'll describe each one, as it's quite difficult to understand the game based on existing reviews.

Description

The board game. That part is an almost direct port of the board game Cartagena. You almost always control two playing pieces (husband and wife). You advance the track by paying a token that makes you advance to the next location on the track that has a symbol matching that of the token. You can also move backwards to the next space that is occupied by another playing piece (either your spouse or one of the shadow pieces that are controlled by the AI). Doing so earns you tokens. How many and of what type depends on your skill level (more on that later). Here stops the Cartagena comparison.

Whenever you land on a space occupied by your spouse, there is a chance that you'll get a child. Children must be educated, so it's best to feed them tokens as often as possible. Doing so increases their skills, which will be used when the child becomes an adult (you can chose which child to play as in the next generation, a choice you have to make when the current one reaches the end of the track). Remember that the skills increase the number of tokens received when making a move towards the back.

There are 4 different tracks on the board, one for each social strata. With few exceptions, you're confined to your own social status's track.

On some spaces, beads are found that you can collect if you are among the firsts to reach the space. Collecting enough beads will trigger an event of one of three types: discovery (which changes one of the symbols on the track to a new one, and gives you a boost in skills and tokens for it, therefore giving you an advantage over shadow playing pieces), heroic, or social advancement.

Heroic and social advancements trigger a short choose-your-own adventure. A narrative is presented to you, and you'll typically have to make 5 choices. If you make "good" choices, you earn rewards: assorted rewards for the heroic events, or climbing one step of the social ladder for social advancement ones.

When you reach the fourth and last social class, you must make civ-style ruling decisions for your city each turn. You'll typically start as a sort of secretary of agriculture, but you'll get more power later on, on financial and defence matters for example. Most of those decisions are actually sliders to set (how much grain to distribute to the people, how much to store, what level of corruption do you tolerate/encourage, etc.)

Comments

Regarding time spent on each section, 7 Grand Steps is actually about 90% board game, 7% choose-your-own-adventure, and 3% civ-style ruling.

Meaning you'll spend the bulk of your time (I guess about 15 hours per game) playing the board part. Now ask yourself this: are you comfortable with a 13.5 hours-long game of Cartagena? No? Me neither! Cartagena is fun as a 45 minutes affair, but it's not meaty/varied/strategic enough to warrant 10+ hours a pop. It gets boring quite fast, actually.

The choose-your-own-adventure part is unfortunately not better. It feels completely random, gives incredibly weak feedback (to the point where the text describing the resolution will leave you scratching your head: "is that good or bad?" ). It's also repetitive and lacks drama. The board game part might be boring, but at least it's something solid. You feel like you have some control on the outcome. Not so with the adventure part.

About the civ-style part, I must admit I have not spent a lot of time with it (more on that later) and I certainly haven't seen all it has to offer. What I've seen is something pretty abstract, and relatively basic, but it made sense and gave me control, so probably the best part of the three. Too bad it's also the one you'll play the least.

So why did I spend so little time with the ruling part? Of course, partly because, as I said, it's only accessible once you reach the top of the social ladder. But also because, when certain conditions are met, a "challenge of the ages" is triggered, which is another choose-your-own-adventure that ends in an age advancement (from the copper age to the bronze age for example). It's as random as the others, but the consequences are much more dramatic. After my first "challenge of the ages", my character died and I got to play a distant sibling in the next age. The problem is, that sibling was only on the second rung of the social ladder and had of course no access to the ruling game. And that's actually the moment I quit this game: I didn't want to spend another 3 or 4 hours to reach the point where I could play the only part of the game that was at least mildly satisfying. yuk

Conclusion

I don't recommend 7 Grand Steps. It's much too repetitive, long and random. in short, it's very boring. That's a shame, really, because the basic concept is interesting. This game is apparently the first of the 7 grand steps (full title is 7 Grand Steps, Step 1: What Ancients Begat). IF (capitalization intended) the developer manages to correct its many flaws, I think there's a possibility of making a very good and original game out of the concept. I therefore wouldn't rule out playing step 2, if it ever sees the light of day. But until then, I'd avoid the game entirely.

If you're desperate for playing a game with a similar concept, there are two alternatives I can think of:
* Zafehouse Diaries, about Zombie apocalypse survival. Not excellent, but much better than this.
* King of the Dragon Pass, which I haven't played yet, but sounds similar with a stronger emphasis on the ruling part (it also has much better reviews).
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投稿日: 2015年6月28日
The game is okay, but the price is absolutely ridiculous. I got this in a bundle and paid less than a dollar for it, and it's been worth that much. But there are literally thousands of other games I would buy before this one at full price.

Essentially, you control a family from ancient times as they make their way throug the ages. The entire game happens in this weird wheel segment, with tokens representing your husband and wife moving around on it. The game mechanics boil down to spend coins to move clockwise on the game board, and collect "legends", points that go towards earning discoveries, which can give you technological advances, earning you big chunks of coins, or help you move to the outer rings of the wheel, where you have more movement options. You have children, and spend coins to boost their skills. These skills help them earn more coins when they take over the family line. But as far as I can tell, that's about it. It's an endless cycle of earning and spending coins. The story elements aren't compelling at all, as they come in tiny fragments and don't seem to affect anything visibly. Like I said, mildly distracting, but far from addictive and not worth twenty bucks.
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