The Guild 3 is a fascinating trade and life simulation that takes place during the late Middle Ages. Step into the shoes of a citizen, acquire businesses and mansions, produce goods and trade them, start intrigues in politics and society, love, hate, bribe, fight and live through good and bad times!
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Release Date:
Sep 26, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The Guild is an established brand with a loyal userbase that has been waiting for many years for this sequel. As we're nearing completion and balancing/polishing the game, we want to have feedback from as many fans as possible, to be sure the finished version will meet everyone’s expectations, and that we'll be able to incorporate as many of our fans suggestions as possible, before the official release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We haven’t set a fixed end date as this depends heavily on you, but we assume a duration of at least 4-6 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The only differences will be those made due to feedback from the fans, and of course final fixes. We also plan to add more languages and scenario maps.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Early Access is fully playable but in need of balancing and (performance) optimization. Participants can expect minor and few major bugs, that we will fix during Early Access. At beginning of Early Access, the game will be playable in English and German only - more languages (e.g. French, Spanish and more) will be added by the end of the Early Access period –voice output will follow at release.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, the Early Access version will cost less than the full version, so Early Access players will get a great incentive to join early and shape up the game together with us.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will interact with the community regularly on the steam community page of the game - please note, that all Early Access related threads will be deleted at the end of the Early Access phase.
And we've setup a redmine bugtracker for bugreports. Redmine is free, easy to use and no registration is required:

Additionally to that, we use the following Discord server during the Early Access, where you can give us feedback as well (we will read everything, although this will not be a 24/7support service:”
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October 19

Patch notes for Patch Version: 0.018O on October 19th, 2017

Patch notes for Patch Version: 0.018O on October 19th, 2017
Steam version number: 2209931

Bug Fixes
- The actions "Praise [...]" and "Denounce someone in front of the city council" should no longer cause the game to crash;
- A baker sending out an employee to retrieve honey should no longer freeze;
- The Master AI will continue working after loading a save game;
- The Master AI will no longer hire more employees then the available space;
- Switching off "Random Events" could prevent the player from using the menus on top of the hud, e.g. the skill book;

- Shortened the Life Candle near the character's portrait on the top left corner;
- When character is in good health, the bar will now appear as green instead of red;
- Adjusted the alignment of multiple text threads;
- Added missing icons & replaced temp work icons;
- The production menu in the residence no longer show the AI controls or the (empty) number of employees;
- Added an indicator icon that shows where an item can be dropped during a transaction or transfer;

Please note that the next patch is due for Tuesday next week.
When a new patch is released, we highly recommend to start a new game rather than load a saved game from a former patch since you might experience issues that have been resolved before.
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October 17

Patch notes for Patch Version: 0.018N on October 17th, 2017

Patch notes for Patch Version: 0.018N on October 17th, 2017
Steam version number: 2205516

Bug Fixes
- Resolved another crash when a building is destroyed;
- Fixed a bug which is related to the "drop downs" in the map selection window and the character creation window;
- Collect Ingredients: Fixed a bug where either an employee or avatar would "freeze" if sent during a second errand;
- Collect Ingredients: Fixed a bug which did not permit to change the order while the employee is out getting resources. It will now stop the first order & get the other one instead;
- Collect Ingredients: The amount of workers on their way to collect ingredients are now correctly displayed;
- Characters will now face the correct direction when going to a destination while the FPS (Frames Per Second) are low;
- "Black Screen" temporary test solution: This fix only concerns those of you who get a black screen & can hear the sound when starting the game. STEAM users will receive the notification to start the game in "safe mode". If you have had a black screen problem, please accept. If not, you can decline. GOG users can reach the notification manually by starting the file "Guild3SafeMode.bat" in the installation folder. The options can be changed afterwards with a restart.

First patch of the week! Our goal is to come out with another patch this Thursday.
When a new patch is released, we highly recommend to start a new game rather than load a saved game from a former patch since you might experience issues that have been resolved before.
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About This Game

We find ourselves in middle Europe of the year 1400. The dark middle ages, once dominated through nobles and clergy, ends and a new era begins: the age of the free cities of trading and of the free mind!
In The Guild 3 you create a family dynasty which can last for centuries. While the world around you and your dynasty rearrange itself again and again - all non-player figures make their own decisions - you have to prove your skills in handicrafts and trading, at social occasion and finally in politics and in malicious intrigues.
The Guild 3 is a unique mixture of economic simulation, strategy game, historical life simulation and role playing game in real time 3D, with atmospheric voice recording and medieval soundtrack.

  • Beautiful world that looks and feels alive, with day and night cycle and the four seasons Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, each with specific influences to the world.
  • Many "Story Quests" offer hours of game fun!
  • Multiplayer experiences with up to 16 players at once!
  • Known and Secret Societies, e.g. the Freemasons and the Alchemists Guild! Join one of the societies, support your fellows and get supported, get access to special powers of your society and try to mold your city and whole scenario map according to your societies philosophy!
  • 12 unique scenario maps that comprise one or more cities and their surroundings, based on original historical locations in central and northern Europe.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB Direct3D 11 capable video card (GeForce GTX 470 or Radeon HD 5850)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound card
    • Additional Notes: These are preliminary system specs that can and will change!
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