"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 (136 reviews) - 72% of the 136 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 3, 2015

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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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January 19

New animations.

Hello everyone. We're back from winter holidays and now we're ready to continue the development.

As a matter of fact today's update has only a half of planned content as we wanted to release some major fixes.

We've decided to update minions' animations by adding new variations and making them dependent on some game's events.
Thus, walking animation of a tired minion will be different from the animation of a well-rested one:


Now gathering berries, plants and harvesting crops has different animations:




We've worked on synchronising animations with game events.

Moreover, we've added two new minions, give it up for them!


If a boar or a deer is killed by a soldier or a hero, it leaves a corpse, which can be flayed to obtain resources:


Little things:

  • In winter hygiene decreases more slowly.
  • Reduced memory consumption when loading a save.
  • Removed gnomes and goblins from the diplomacy menu because of the uselessness.

Fixes:
  • Fixed loading savegames.
  • Fixed bears and deers highlight.
  • Fixed getting stuck in the mine.
  • Fixed infinite spawn of bears in winter.
  • Now soldiers remember their squad, minions remember their job.
  • Fixed the bug with the cursor disappearence.
  • Fixed the bug, when minion go to the bath, even if his hygiene is above 50.

By the way, we will update our banner on Steam very soon. Check out!


And here comes a little teasering bonus:

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December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve.

I've just finished working on the New Year update. It adds the Winter Sun Circle Fair, where players can purchase various gifts and accessories for their Christmas trees.

For example, you can trade wood for sweets with Father Frost (it's cold in the north, so he needs to fill his fireplace with something). Those, in return, can be given to elves so that they would give you various gifts, be it weapons, gems or a cup full of beer.


Happy New Year, folks! Here's a present for you:

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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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