Realistic medieval multiplayer sandbox with terraforming, free preset and modular building construction, rich crafting (smelting, forging, farming, animals breeding etc.), survival, no target physics based combat, original combat formation system and numerous other features.
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Release Date: Nov 17, 2015

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June 24

First steps as a publisher...

We are proud to introduce you to the first title of the Life is Feudal franchise, which is being developed by a team of fellow indie developers who call themselves Mindillusion!

We hope you will like the original mixture of innovative features and the Life is Feudal flavor in a city building simulator!

Looking forward to your support!

Check Life is Feudal: Forest Village on Steam Greenlight.

P.S. We expect a LiF:YO patch next week or the following week.
P.P.S. Beta wave#0 is in progress at full speed. We expect that it wil llast for a couple of weeks more before we will start beta wave#1.

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June 3

Moving Studios

Hey everyone,
today’s update isn’t a game dev announcement, just proof that we’re alive and doing something to benefit our continued function as a business!



As you all know, we are gearing up for testing to begin so we really wanted to improve the services we have available for the development team. Therefore, we decided to move to a new office, which is better suited for our needs - hence our quietness the past week!

Obviously, just before the MMO testing does seem an odd time to move - and we agree! Unfortunately for us, our plans to change office was moved up on the list when our landlord upped the rent: money we would, of course, rather be putting into our game!

The new location is a big quality of life improvement for the team - especially since we keep them chained to their desks! We also have improved internet and network performance, which will provide a huge bonus during the testing and development phase.

As always, thanks everyone for your patience and continued support!

P.S. We're 99.99% sure that Beta Wave #0 will start next week.

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About This Game

“Life is Feudal: Your Own” (LiF:YO) is a medieval life simulator for 64 players on a 3km x 3km gameworld. It places you in a realistic medieval setting with the ability to host your own private world and set your own rules. This world has free terraforming and building features. You can build your own house anywhere in the world! Team up with your friends and build a village or city and repel attacks by other players who want to steal your lands and slaughter your cattle! A good castle with tall city walls might help you protect yourselves and your precious valuables

Included in your purchase, all Life is Feudal:YO owners will receive one character to gain full access to early mmo testing in Q2 2016, and the full massively multiplayer game - Life is Feudal:MMO once released.

The combat system in our game is quite unique; it is a non-target and physics-based combat system. The direction of your attack depends on mouse movement. Basic movements combined with directional attacks can be mixed together to create deadly combos with special harmful effects. Battle formations are a new way to collaborate and control the situation on the battlefield with your fighting team. Depending on the battle situation, a group leader must issue the right commands to manage formations during a battle. The more group members that make up a given formation, the bigger the advantages they enjoy. A well organized group will always prevail over a bunch of chickens with their heads cut off.

True use of sandbox mechanics and not just the "sandbox" label being applied to the game. A great example is that player skill progression is not limited by artificial classes or roles. The Skill cap and Stat cap systems allow you to design a character, which fits your style of play perfectly. The crafting system contains a lot of sand and boxes too. :) An excellent example is how alchemy works almost the same way as it did in TES:Oblivion ©. The wikipedia and your friends won’t be able to help you because all the recipes are randomized for each character and the only way to learn them all is by experimentation.

Farming will demand a sound understanding of different crops, soil fertilization and knowledge regarding when to plant or harvest your crops according to the current weather. An example of farming knowledge is knowing your crop fertilizer comes from your stables and barns, which you need to manage and clean in order to breed the best war horses on the continent! You will also need to feed and tend your other livestock as well.

Food is very important for character development and skill progression. The higher the quality and complexity of your meal, the faster you will progress through your skills. This places a cook on the same level of importance as other craftspeople such as blacksmiths, carpenters or alchemists.

Features

Unique Features:
  • Free Terraforming & Tunnel Building. 100% free terraforming and tunnel building! Dig tunnels, mines and moats and expand them in all dimensions almost without limit! You can raise and lower ground levels with a landfall effect. Substances include soil, rock, granite, ore veins, clay, sand, and much more!
  • Battle Formation System. In massive battles you can react accordingly to the combat situation and provide your unit with certain bonuses, but to receive these bonuses, unit members must be well organized and always stay inside the formation shape.
  • Unlimited Number of Unique Alchemy Combinations. There are over 40,000,000 alchemy combinations unique to each player! Unlike other online games, you need to learn, experiment and create your very own unique combinations. Alchemy is not simply a matter of character skill as it strongly emphasises spending time and resources on creating good recipes and combinations.
  • Full Seasonal Weather System Seasonal weather that directly affects your gaming experience.
  • Complex Food & Cooking System. Cooking is no longer a secondary or non-existent skill. Being a good cook that knows many complex and tasty recipes means that you and your friends will be better fed and will receive skill bonuses!
  • Realistic Player Damage System. Based on human anatomy with fractures and bleeding wounds you can create unique and deadly combat tactics.
  • Double Health & Stamina Bars. Double health and stamina bars represent better information about the status of your body. Players can be knocked unconscious or killed. They can also be temporarily out of breath or totally exhausted.
These are only a few features that are listed. Craft and construct hundreds of items and build unique structures to create the world around you. Your imagination will be your only limitation as hundreds of personal choices and customization will offer endless combinations in Life is Feudal: Your Own.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (SP1)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD Phenom II X4 with at least 2,5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 460/Radeon HD 5850/Intel HD 4600 with at least 1024 MB video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 or AMD Phenom II X6 with at least 3,5 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 660/Radeon HD 6970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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Deaf_Poni
( 965.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I do enjoy LiF, and it's come a long way.
There are still a number of things that need to be fixed and polished though, namely disappearing horses, glitchy tubs and racks but overall it's a very rewarding game and the satisfaction achieved when completing a large building project with friends is palatable.
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ButtCheeks
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Grind for 3 hours get almost nothing done says you have 10 hours in game cant refund game is very bad but dope sound track
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Zhong Hits The Bong
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
It's worth more like 15 rupees instead of 30 dollars. You grind for hours to find out that you cant build what you wanted to build because you need a resource that you dont have the skills or tools to gather it. GET ARK INSTEAD!!
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RedPavean
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
A really nice MMORPG... If you find the right server


The character creator allowed me to.. Kind of make a character that I had in mind, but for the most part it's pretty minimal. For what LiF lacks in character creation, however, it makes up for in gameplay... Kind of. A lot of the fun for me came from joining servers and creation storylines with random people. It helped me see past the buggy mobs and average animations.


Plus, the game could only get better from here.
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Varanthol of the Strange
( 24.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I'm gonna keep this short and sweet.

This game is very in depth, almost punishingly so. But that sense of pure ecstatic euphoria when you hod that freshly forged Zweihandler ready to meet out medieval Punisher style justice on banditry and peasantry alike is indescribable.
This game does not hand you the world, you scrap, scratch, claw and punch for dear life.

It is difficult to get a grip on the games crafting and mechanics. But in the end, after several hours mining, more hours smelting, multiple hours forging as you don you're meticulously crafted helm ready to protect the home you scratched together from rocks and twigs in the begining.

If you want 'ease' and a peaceful medieval fantasy to kick back in and live a second life, redirect yourself to Wurm: Unlimited, just as rewarding but not as punishing. But if you want a harsh, unforgiving and brutality brutal world to rise in, Life Is Feudal is the choice for you.
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Smellblood95
( 295.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Although this game has its bugs and development is not very fast, it is a game that you can enjoy playing with friends. It is definitely not recommend to play this game alone. My suggestion for a good experience from the game is to find a good stable server that has RolePlaying. Not only is RP way cooler than just going in a normal server, but it also provides a server that has the least amount of adminabuse.
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Crimson
( 82.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I really enjoyed the pace of Life is Feudal. This game makes you feel accomplished for everything you build. Just leveling the ground takes hours, and gathering materials makes the game feel genuine. Me and 3 of my friends spent 80+ hours making our small out of the way village. Hauling lumber up to our encampment was an all day task. One friend collected ore, and another smithed it. While me and my other friend leveled ground, and built structures. Our base was finally coming together and then it happened...the server we were on got restarted because only like 5-10 people were coming on anymore. We haven't played together since.

The biggest issue I had when I played was that when the new day started the whole server would lag for a minute.
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rock3ru1984
( 23.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
the game has nice graphics but it has nothing to do with survival. It's enough to eat apples and u don't need any kind of clothes because you never get cold or hot. All you need is apples to survive.
It's a bit disappointing.
And the fact that nowadays u can't find a brand new official server for newbies makes it pretty hard to find a plot of land and evolve.

I can't recommend the game as it is in it's current state.
Still feels like a beta version / Early access game
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rmerasmus12
( 75.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I liked it quite a lot, still don't have that much hours on it but it's cool. It takes some time to really build a big thing though so you should be able to deal with that. Also make sure you get friends to play it with becouse it's a lot harder when you're alone, having a team helps, a lot.
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adeep187
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I recently purchased and it is unplayable for me.

I opened it but its nothing but black, grey and some blue boxes sometimes. There is sound however but that does me no good.

I found a fix on forums that said not to use Nvidia Experience and reinstall if you had optimized with it (I had not). I closed Nvidia Experience and reinstalled for good measure. Still accomplished nothing...

I found another that said to run in Direct X legacy mode. I tried that and it allowed me to see the game. I made a character, joined a game. I am unable to turn, can literally just walk forward, back and strafe.
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251 of 306 people (82%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Recommended
898.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Great game! Terrible carebear community with 90% abusive GMs. Hard to find a legit server without ridiculous rules. Everybody has their own idea on what makes this game good and what doesn't. Some players will say PvP is griefing, others will say skill. Some will force Roleplaying, if you don't roleplay to their exact idea on what RP is then you should consider yourself banned. If you are good at PvP and beat the server owner? Consider yourself banned. IF you are the best guild on a server and the GM doesn't like it? Consider yourself banned.

I speak from experience, I've been banned countless times over many servers and I've made sure I stick within the rules of each server. GMs are straight up the worst thing about this game. However I still recommend this game if you can find a decent server which has NO GM ABUSE! Do not play on carebear servers. DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE YOU SPEND HUNDREDS OF HOURS ON A SERVER ONLY TO BE BANNED WITHOUT WARNING. This game will shine when the MMORPG version comes out and these carebear players have nothing to hide behind besides the cold hard reality of what the game truly is - A dark unforgiving harsh survival game. Life is feudal.
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45 of 57 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
107.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Background: I have little time in survival/crafting games other then some time I put into minecraft years ago and a few hours in Don't Starve. The fact that they are all in early access for years turns me off. I followed this game since release because I liked the setting but only picked it up around March16 after they had upgraded the engine and ironed out alot of issues people complained about. I just had the itch to craft.

Short and Sweet: Deep crafting systems, nice graphics, Long building times and skilling up can be a negative to some but it makes the accomplishment SOOOO sweet. Engine still seems to have issues and doesn't run great, concerning if they are using the same everything for the MMO. Worth it if you enjoy crafting games and don't mind that it takes awhile to craft things.

Notes: I originally was turned off by the menu system, "why can't I just click a bunch of times to chop down a tree?" Well you can set an action to default click the menus are there because of all the options and how deep the game is compared to most open world/crafting games on the market.

Bottomline: I spent 70 hours on a server that had speed up on leveling up your skills as well as a higher cap, however things still went at a snails pace. This is a great crafting/openworld ONLY if you can deal with the slow pace. Example: If you need logs for a house? You have to carry a giant log on your back slowly to your work site. Not just chop it down and place 30 logs in your inventory.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,025.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Devs failed to fullfill any promises during development. Instead of using early access funds for this game they used it as a test grounds for their MMO. On top of that they are now branching out again and are claiming to be publishers of a Life if Feudal franchise. There isn't 1 complete game yet but they have 3 in the franchise? This is a scam.

I'm sad to say that I've played this game from conception to "completion." Waste of time and extreamly disapointing. Do not pay for this unfinished beta piece of junk.

At first it was a great concept and I looked forward to development. Development was slow, spotty, and buggy. Then they got bored with it and released it as a full version game so they could move on to their MMO project. THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE GAME. Many systems, items, and recipies aren't even implemented from beta. Nothing is optimized and no matter how beastly your rig is the game will lag, crash, and glitch. Speaking of glitches there are a tons of them and most require a GM or server reset to fix. Want to craft something? Too bad your crafting station is bugged and you have to wait until the server resets.

The combat system is clunky, unrealistic and unfinished. The hit boxes don't fit the character modles and you can littereally beat most people by looking at the ground, spining in circles and swinging at their groin. You can charge someone and drive a spear clean through thier character and not have a hit register for any amount of damage. Why? b/c you didn't aim at their nuts.

In short this isn't a game its a cheap concept and ball buster simulator.
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
42.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Product received for free
Okay, so my friend decided to gift me this game because we were moving from Reign of Kings to Life is Feudal and it was my birthday at the time. Let's start with the general idea of the game, you are living in a medieval era and you need to survive which will require making many friends and joining up with small to large factions. If you're wondering why you need to do this, it's because the game is so time consuming that you need multiple people to do certain things (this is a pro and con depending on how you look at it) it's rather realistic to a degree that you can't just cut down a tree and store 5000 wood in your inventory, you must carry the log back to where you are stationed and then cut it into what you need (logs, boards ect).

The game has amazing seasons, it's changing from winter, summer, spring and autumn constantly which makes the game constantly feel refreshing and you'll get a kick out of playing in the snow with your medieval bretheren by making snowballs or snowmen (snowwomen for all you feminists). Each season lasts a pretty long time varying from 2-3 weeks in real life time, this is immersive and allows you to really get into the game and interact with other people. As far as I can tell, the roleplaying in this game is amazing and the people I'm currently playing with are awesome and took me into their guild when I was by myself. I'm currently roleplaying as a Herbalist who specializes in selling explosions and potions, and managed to my ♥♥♥ whooped by someone who calls themselves "Witch of the Forest" as she slaughtered tons of my men on her own.

You're capable of taming, breeding and capturing animals which you can use for numerous things like Milk, Eggs ect and horses which you are able to ride into combat, or just in general to get around easier. I had a horse named Snow, I rode her into combat and then she vanished never to be seen again (clearly she was stolen because of her natural beauty) but no one is owning up to it, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s. Once you've managed to build your house, which is going to be stressful at first since it's kinda grindy (very on normal servers) you'll be able to actually build and put furniture inside which is part of the Carpentry skill I believe. You're also able to own shops, and perhaps even open up a trade route which other players will ride along in order to purchase your fine wares.

You have no fall damage, this has to be addressed and while some may see it as a pro for how fun it can be to jump off mountains, it's really a con since it can kill immersion and really dull the mood a tad bit. Items don't seem to automatically stack sometimes, so you'll find yourself having to drag them onto each other in order to stack them up which is annoying. Sometimes you may find that you don't hit the target you're attacking, some think the hitbox is a little messy but this can be fixed by swinging just before you reach the target. You'll probably find yourself using a cart a lot since you'll be carrying large shipments of items from one place to another (from mining rocks and storing them in a cart to your base ect) and this'll be a tad annoying since it's rather slow, although you wouldn't see someone doing mach 10 while pulling a cart so just relax and try not to get annoyed by it. This game isn't supposed to be something where you build an empire in a day, it takes weeks upon weeks of gathering and interacting with other players so enjoy the experience and don't get too annoyed by the smaller things.

Does this game have a friendly community? I've only played on one server, it's a big RP server and everyone on there is rather friendly assuming you are as well.

Is this game worth buying? Indeed, you'll no doubt spend countless hours on this game If you have a love for survival games, roleplaying and medieval type games.

WARNING:
If you do not meet the minimum requirements for this game, chances are it won't allow you to start up so don't bother getting the game If you don't meet them. You'll be extremely disappointed.
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40 of 65 people (62%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
DON'T BUY THIS ''game"

The idea of the game was not bad but the devs literally have stoped working on it with the excuse that they are centering themselves in a mmo version with the same name... Combat is a poor copy of Mount and Blade with a hitbox that doesnt even work 50% of the time. All animals ingame lack of animations and go through walls and trees all the time. Horrible optimisation for a world with mediocre graphics and environement. The price is just stupid... 30€ for a game that WILL NOT GET FINISHED, that doesnt have ANY OFFICIAL SERVER meaning you will lose everything you have build with your friends when a server gets closed (happened 2 times in 1 week)

Wait till the MMO version comes out (if it does) and dont waste your money in this mess.

I just hope the people who bought this get some kind of compensation or just the mmo itself for free because otherwise I just got skammed ;-;

EDIT: I understand some people have spend tons of hours in this game and enjoyed it but that wont make this game good.
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
111.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
badly optimized still look like an early acces game, the concept is really great tho
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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
It is absolutely shocking to me that the developers have the gall to charge more than five dollars for this piece of garbage. I got it in a humble bundle, and it still wasn't worth my time. By "realistic", the developers meant "lots of ♥♥♥♥♥♥ looking action menus and bad animations". The survival aspect feels trivial and the gameplay overrall is clunky. As it stands, this game is some kind of engine for people who want to roleplay as medieval citizens. There are some good ideas behind the combat, but the game overrall just isn't up to snuff.

If you're looking for a survival/crafting game, there are simply better products available.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
337.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
From working as a farmer to a mercenary to a diplomat, lots of RP (Role-Playing) Servers which can be pretty awesome, the gameplay and graphics are great, but as any MMO, the game is as good as the community.
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
103.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Probably the most potential for any early release title I've ever owned.
I picked this up as part of a humble bundle after having it on my wishlist for a year or so, and I regret not buying it outright sooner.
Progression is slow and painstaking, but in a way that is highly rewarding and meaningful.
MMO beta is just about under way now, which I am anticipating more than BF1 or Civ6 for 2016 releases.
There are a fair share of growing pains in the 'your own' hosted server community, and some less than admirable server admins out there, but none the less this is an awesome game that you should play if you have any interest in RPGs or survival games.
Highly recommend
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Game takes too long to to anything. Build a tiny shack? Well that'll take 2 hours minimum.

I needed to make a bow to hunt animals, so I need to level up my crossbow mastery first (??), but to make a crossbow I need a linen rope, then to make a linen rope I need to have my Procuration leveled up to 30... Which is leveled by hunting animals.

So I hunt animals with a sling for several hours to make glue out of their bones.

So after several hours of painful, glitchy and frustating hunting, I have my procuration up to the MINIMUM needed to make a linen rope.

Well now I need to build a spinning wheel.... which takes a wheel and nails.... which I need smelting and carpentry for.

So after about 12 hours I can't even make a simple bow, the weakest bow of them all.

I currently own a tiny shack, a camp fire, two furnaces and a kiln.

Keeping in mind this is with one of my friends playing while I'm not on and he's contributing to our little camp.

For now, don't recommend. The game is tedious, confusing and will definitely require the wiki which doesn't explain a lot at times.

I'm all for hard games, but this isn't hard. It's just repetitive, confusing nonsense. Luckily I play on a PvE server or else I'm sure I would've rage quit hours ago to do raiding on my little base.

Will update as progress is made towards the game.
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