"Life is Hard" is a 2D real time strategy with elements of god simulator. The goal is to bring your tribe to the victory by evolving your village and defending from external threats like barbarians, wild animals and nature.
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Mostly Positive (127 reviews) - 70% of the 127 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 3, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to give you a high-quality product, but we realize that "Life is Hard" isn't finished at this stage yet. Early Access is a great opportunity for us to develop a product which community might like.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

UPDATE 15/10/16: Due to lots of different things, we have delayed the release. Now we're planning to release the game as soon as the storyline will be finished.

We're planning to release final version in a half of a year. During this period, we'll be adding new content, including quests, random events and another features.”

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

“We're launching Early Access with the basic gameplay structure and functioning. It means that "Life is Hard" still requires polishing with optimization and bugfixes. We'll add a big range of gameplay features and improvements. And this isn't our final point, because we're planning to keep in touch with our community to include players wishes into our TODO-list.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state is Puiblic Beta with basic gameplay mechanics, some random events and the small range of quests.”

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

“We're still discussing this question. Most likely no.”

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

“We plan on being very involved with the community throughout development. It'll help us to collect bug-reports, tips and suggestions from community.”
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May 23

Really hot update.

Greetings, community!
After two months of hard work we are finally ready to present you a really HUGE update. So, let's begin.

Interface:

  • New production interface. Now a player will be able to choose how much production a building produces per day. You don't have to click the soap icon a million times per day anymore!

  • New map. Now there are two maps in fact - a global map and a village map. Heroes, soldiers and workers are shown on the viillage map.

  • New minion control menu. Now you can assign your minions to work in buildings from here.
Mechanics:
  • A new quest line from the North Kingdom has appeared. In case of alliance, the nords will share their weapons and armor with a player. After defeating the nords a player will be able to choose what to do with them - either to destroy or to make them pay tribute.

  • Fire. If a building's health points are cricitically low, a fire breacks out. You can extinguish it by fixing the building with the help of your minions. If your village is developed enough, the firefighters will appear near the Town Hall.

  • Now you are able to hire workers to work on your farms.
Graphics:
  • New heroes' attack animation. Now every character has 5 different attack animations, that will make fights more entertaining.






  • New well sprite.
Stuff:
  • New Steam badges.

  • New logo!

  • New loading screen.
A HUGE load of bugs was fixed thanks to you. Thank you for helping us to improve our game!

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March 15

Deep North Folks.



Greetings, community!

We've released a major update which improves some user interfaces, basic gameplay mechanics and adds light infantry (berserkers) and new animations for nords.


New UI for workers. It can be seen clearly now that every minion has his own perks. Mood level is shown with different smiles. A player can understand whether a minion believes in god or not by the ankh.


Workshop. A player can improve workers' instruments and farm fertility here.


Upgrade menu, that has dramatically changed. Different technologies can be researched here - from outfitting an expedition to rabbit hunting and catapult building.


Sacred altar. You can revive and upgrade your hero here.


Blacksmith.

And here come the nords:








Moreover, we've fixed plenty of bugs and made some minor balance changes.

> Follow us on Twitter.
> Join our Discord server and our Steam group.
Yours sincerely,
Pirozhok Studio.

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About This Game

"Life is hard" is a strategy/village management game. Your aim here is to control a tribe. Defend your village, harvest resources, expand your town, colonize the islands, upgrade your tools and weapons and contact with other civilizations. There is no specific aim in our game. You can do whatever you want.

Expand your village: build farms and houses, upgrade tools in blacksmith, trade with your neighbors. It’s your destiny to create the most powerful town in this amazing world!

Conquer the world by fire & sword or with power of diplomacy. What would you choose – to help your neighbors to deal with the Vikings for iron ore or to rob them to get more? To pay the Normans tribute or to refuse, condemning your nation to war? To trade with the caravan or to loot it? Make your choice, but remember: every medal has its reverse...

Prove that your civilization is the most cultured by building the Wonder of the World! You have to put many resources in that project. But it’s worth it, isn’t it?

Whatever you choose, your path won’t be easy. Your plans can be ruined by one of many random events. But it’s no need to get upset! In the moments of crisis there come those, who are the only support of justice. Those, who are ready to lead people into the thick of battle. Heroes – braves, who are lead by you and ready to support people in need. They are ready to die for their ideas. Every one of them has unique talents that can help you in different situations.

The belief of your people is strong not only in heroes, but in the God. Choose your patron, but be careful: that choice will affect the whole game. Pray your god and he’ll give you talent of a trader. Or, maybe, the forest itself will raise against your enemies? Will he reveal the secrets of construction and craft to you? It’s your choice. Choose wise, because life of the whole nation is on you!

Remember that life is hard. Whatever you choose, remember, you path will be thorny.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel® Atom™ Z3xx, with clock frequency higher than 1.33GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: with memory size larger than 1 GB and DirectX® support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Сompatible with DirectX® sound card (if you want to play with sounds)
    • Additional Notes: Last graphic drivers. NTFS filesystem required for the 64-bit game
    Recommended:
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit systems are highly recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: Apple® Mac OS X® 10.7 or newer
    • Processor: Intel® Atom™ Z3xx, with clock frequency higher than 1.33GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: with memory size larger than 1 GB and DirectX® support
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Сompatible with DirectX® sound card (if you want to play with sounds)
    • Additional Notes: Last graphic drivers
    Recommended:
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit systems are highly recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or newer, SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel® Atom™ Z3xx, with clock frequency higher than 1.33GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: with memory size larger than 1 GB and DirectX® support
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Сompatible with DirectX® soundcard (if you want to play with sounds)
    • Additional Notes: Last graphic drivers
    Recommended:
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit systems are highly recommended
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