Hearthlands is a medieval/fantasy city-building real time strategy game in which you take a role of a king in a procedurally generated world. You can not control your subjects directly; instead you focus on city-building, resource management, diplomacy, heroes, magic and other things a typical king deals with on a daily basis.
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Release Date: Apr 28, 2017

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May 2

What's new in 1.1.1

As you may have noticed Hearthlands was released from EA a couple of days ago thus (now officially) bringing this 3 year journey to conclusion. This is how you make games god dammit, no Kickstarter, no nothing:) I don't recommend trying this at home.

As I've said before, this is not the end though:) Also, there's probably gonna be a long post soon-ish, once I finish writing it (need more time!).


This is a quick update focused on either preventing rare launch issues or telling you what's wrong and how to fix it.

Most problems so far have been related to outdated or wrong graphics card drivers.

If you're still having issues, please contact me at info@hearthlands.com. Make sure you include log.txt file from the game folder and your system specs.

The game now requires C++ Redistributable Package (on Windows), which should be installed automatically by Steam (99.9% of you already have it).

I also added 'Keep Playing' button in campaign missions. Thank you for the suggestion!



Hearthlands soundtrack is now available in higher quality on SoundCloud:

https://soundcloud.com/sergeysergio/sets/hearthlands-ost

Thank you for your support!

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April 14

What's new in 1.1.0

Campaign mode!

There are 12 missions, which help you understand more about how the game works. First few missions are quite easy, last few are rather challenging. First mission picks up (complexity wise) roughly were tutorial ended. As you go through missions, more buildings become available and the overall difficulty increases. Each mission has several steps you need to complete much like the tutorial, but it is not as limiting and they're more like guidelines.



Campaign is currently English-only. I'll make an update when translations become available.

Big change: grain, turnips, cotton and apples can now be planted (and therefore harvested) at any point regardless of the month. This means your growers don't have to wait before they can start planting crops. This is not very realistic, but makes the game much smoother. The numbers are still the same: each grower is able to efficiently plant and harvest 24 grain/turnip/cotton plots or apple trees per year.

The same goes for grapes and hops. As soon as you build grape plots, they start growing.



City reputation calculation has changed and recovers much faster now.

Migrants and merchants now have a high chance to evade monster attacks.

Only one squad at a time can throw a revolt.

Another big change: overall difficulty has been reworked. There are many small changes all over the place, but in general: very easy became much easier while very hard stayed almost as hard.

Forester's lodge no longer has to be adjacent to a road to function.

Blizzard spell used to be very OP. It now functions according to its description.



Watchmen became better against monsters, but cost coins to train. Two watch towers should be able to deal with one sewer entrance.

Rivals will no longer attack you if your army is away. Not very realistic, but it used to be annoying.

Ambient sounds now stop properly when you return to main menu.

A number of other changes, which I forgot to write down.

Savefiles from the previous version are compatible with 1.1.0.



Thank you for your support!

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Reviews

“It's a fantastic start to what looks like a seriously promising game”
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“Nice and interesting”
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“Charming if not yet exceptional”
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About This Game

Hearthlands is a medieval/fantasy city-building real time strategy game in which you take a role of a king in a procedurally generated world. You can not control your subjects directly; instead you focus on city-building, resource management, diplomacy, heroes, magic and other things a
typical king deals with on a daily basis.
The game is very flexible: you can build up a powerful realm and rule the lands with an iron grip, or establish a humble fishermen village. Or create a trading empire. Or found a small, but well-defended outpost or raider's camp. Or become a host of a wizard's manor.
All characters, from a hauler to a hero have their own minds and behavior patterns. Sometimes it is interesting just to watch people scurry about minding their own business.

Features:

  • Build a medieval city;
  • Play the game the way you like it: experiment with sandbox settings or play a campaign mode (English-only yet);
  • Keep your people happy by providing them with necessary resources and services;
  • Gather resources, produce goods and build industries;
  • See reports and tune up your economy;
  • Build an army and protect your city from monsters and invasions;
  • Trade and conduct diplomacy with neighbor realms, or go to war with them;
  • Research technologies and cast spells;
  • Challenge yourself by going after one of the achievements.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce / Radeon
    • Sound Card: Open AL compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Note! Integrated graphics adapters (like Inter HD Graphics) are currently not fully supported.
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Sound Card: Open AL compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Note! Integrated graphics adapters (like Inter HD Graphics) are currently not fully supported.
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce / Radeon
    • Sound Card: Open AL compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Note! Java 1.7 or later required. 64bit recommended. Integrated graphics adapters (like Inter HD Graphics) are currently not fully supported.
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