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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Data de lançamento: 7 Jun, 2013

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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."
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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.

Requisitos do Sistema

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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4 de 4 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
8.9 hrs em registo
Publicada: 12 Março
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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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
7.1 hrs em registo
Publicada: 3 Março
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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3 de 4 pessoas (75%) acharam esta análise útil
17.7 hrs em registo
Publicada: 18 Março
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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3 de 4 pessoas (75%) acharam esta análise útil
54.6 hrs em registo
Publicada: 29 de Novembro de 2015
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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3 de 4 pessoas (75%) acharam esta análise útil
2.5 hrs em registo
Publicada: 22 Janeiro
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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