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 di rilascio: 7 giu 2013

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"An interesting blend of classic arcade and board game elements. Made by 1 person, which is always impressive."

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Recensioni

"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.

Requisiti di sistema

PC
Mac
    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
Recensioni utili dai clienti
16 persone su 17 (94%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
12.1 ore in totale
Slow to develop, and maybe a bit too repetitive after a bit, but plays nicely, and is not trivial to survive. Some neat long lasting effects from real decisions meant to represent daily struggles in ancient times. One for board game lovers, especially on sale.
Pubblicata: 18 agosto
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
14 persone su 17 (82%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.0 ore in totale
Fun game if you are looking something different. You have to pay attention and rely on a good amount of luck to win this one.
Pubblicata: 18 agosto
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
11 persone su 12 (92%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.8 ore in totale
This "singleplayer board game" is damn surreal, and very complex, but weirdly compelling at the same time. Games go on so long you may never finish your first one, but you'll at least have enjoyed the time you spent.
Pubblicata: 22 settembre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
8 persone su 9 (89%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.9 ore in totale
This one I got on a sale, and am suprised to find out that it costs 20 bucks...

7 Grand Steps is a sweet game, it has an interesting concept but yet it is very plain and eventually that's a board game, and I got the feeling that the advertisements tried to make it look like something more than that..

While I can't say that this game is *just* a board game, because, yes, it is more than that, it is still *mainly* a board game,

It has story elements in it, as it involves raising a family (kind of), and progress with it from generation to generation holding onto the wheels of time (really, the board is a wheel of time).
During the board-game moments you'll have to spread skills to your children and make some decisions from time to time when some textual messages show themselves, describing a certain situation.

Those are the basics, and yes, there IS some more, but not much.
This game really rocks, as a board-game, because it's different and executes new and original ideas in it.
Yet, it's extremely simple and eventually it's merely a time-killer, for me at least. And while I really liked it and played it for a couple of times I just didn't feel like returning to it and felt I've already seen everything this game can offer rather quickly.

I do recommend it, but perhaps when it's on a sale or something, because I can't see why it costs 20 dollars.
The title on the steam library says "7 Grand Steps, Step 1.." So maybe that means there are other parts coming out, but I don't see any official statement about it.
Pubblicata: 4 giugno
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
5 persone su 6 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
13.5 ore in totale
Eminently addictive and fairly deep despite being simple to play. There's probably a great boardgame hidden in this somewhere, but for the dearth of tokens it definitely benefits from not being one. The game could certainly use a bit more to do in some areas and the events tend to repeat a bit often between consecutive generations, but on the whole it's just a great "one more turn" type deal.
Talking about deal: Wait until it's on sale or in a Humble Bundle. I doubt I'd be as happy about it if I had paid $20 for it.
Pubblicata: 21 settembre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
11 persone su 11 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.3 ore in totale
Un sistema sicuramente ingegnoso e molto meccanico, che vi porterà via ore e ore, anche se alla lunga potrebbe risultare pesante. Considerando che una partita media completa potrebbe durare anche 15/20 ore, il ripetere in continuazione le stesse azioni potrebbe portare alla noia; anche perché, ed è importante sottolinearlo, si tratta prima di tutto i un gioco basato sulla fortuna. Non è difficile da capire, ma il cercare di pianificare l’evoluzione della propria famiglia, soprattutto nei processi più avanzati, risulta molto complesso, anche in previsione di famiglie numerose. Non si tratta certo di un gioco per tutti, anche per via dell’incredibile durata di una partita che potrebbe stressarvi, ma il livello di sfida proposto stuzzicherà i palati più fini, nonché i più avvezzi ai giochi da tavolo infiniti. L’enorme longevità è affiancata da un comparto sonoro semplice ma mai noioso, quello grafico non brilla per originalità, ma combacia con lo stile dei tabelloni di un tempo (pur rimanendo bloccato a una risoluzione di 1024×768).

Vieni a leggere la recensione completa su TheShelterNetwork.com:
http://theshelternetwork.com/7-grand-steps-step-1/
Pubblicata: 27 novembre 2013
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No