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.
출시 날짜: 2013년 6월 7일
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7 Grand Steps 구매

평가

"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

게임 정보

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.

시스템 요구 사항 (PC)

    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

시스템 요구 사항 (MAC)

    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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7명 중 4명(57%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
464 개의 게임 보유 중
평가 41 개
4.9 시간 기록
보드게임 형식의 겜. IGF 2013 최종후보작까지 들었는 멋진 겜으로 그 해에 FTL, 뜨거운선 우리어머니, 켄터키 프라이드 치킨, 카트 라이프(고갤러 인생) 만 없었으면 분명히 상 하나는 먹을 게임이였는데 아쉽다. 다만 몇가지 단점은 너무 심심한 사운드, 멀티플레이 요소를 넣을만한 게임인데도 못 넣은 점. 이런 류 게임은 컴퓨터보다는 패드가 적합하다고 생각되는데 그런게 없다는 점이 아쉽다. 그래도 그걸 뛰어넘는 중독성이 있으니 훌륭한 겜이 아닐까?
게시 일시: 2014년 2월 15일
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16명 중 14명(88%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
176 개의 게임 보유 중
평가 6 개
2.6 시간 기록
Life's all about the right and wrong choices that have been made, are made and will be made. Not only in your own life but choices made in past generations can even trouble the life of your fututre siblings.
A game you never have played before, a new kind of strategic thinking. Don't take life and luck in life for granted because this can change in an instance when you make 'that' decision in life.
게시 일시: 2014년 2월 15일
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12명 중 9명(75%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
705 개의 게임 보유 중
평가 34 개
13.3 시간 기록
7 Grand Steps is an ambitious game. It provides a single-player boardgame experience against computer-controlled AI characters set amongst the classic ages of history. Unfortunately, the experience is enormously crippled by the random elements of the game. Progress often feels the benefit of luck, and the frequent impediments to your progress are frustrating and feel beyond player control. While the various storylines you'll encounter are somewhat engaging, they are often hopelessly vague. Character choices that work for one individual utterly fail for another. While training children is an important part of the game, the parents can reproduce beyond their means, such that nurturing each child becomes impossible. Should you choose to dote on one child, rivalries will develop which hinder progress down the line.

While progress is exciting, especially from Age to Age, due to the strange and random nature of the game, you could be forced to play one Age for a great length of time. As you are forced to make the same choices again and again, the tedium weighs the experience down, such that slogging through the wheel becomes a chore. While you may find the game has an instant surface appeal, it doesn't ultimately hold up. The lives of the characters in the game feel beyond any meaningful influence, and each turn eventually feels mechanical.

The initial wonder of the experience was greatly muted after a few hours of play, to the point that I couldn't explain why I continued to play. The structure of 7 Grand Steps is intriguing, but sadly, it is a flawed creation. "Winning" the game is an empty achievement: the end result of many hours of token creation in a blind universe.
게시 일시: 2014년 3월 8일
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3명 중 3명(100%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
296 개의 게임 보유 중
평가 1 개
14.1 시간 기록
Strangely addicting solo board game. Neeeeed morrre tokenssss.
게시 일시: 2014년 1월 17일
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4명 중 3명(75%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
358 개의 게임 보유 중
평가 9 개
4.1 시간 기록
Very board game-y with a bit of narrative thrown in, though it's not clear what the narrative does or how it affects the game. Becomes repetitive after a bit. Ultimately not very fun.
게시 일시: 2014년 6월 14일
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