Civitatem is a medieval city builder where you help your villagers raise a new settlement in dangerous lands by making use of their skills and available world resources.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“City builders are complex beasts, and we are aiming to make this game as fun and as polished is possible. To add more value to the game and improve it further, we'd like to welcome other people to play the game and voice their suggestions.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It mostly depends on the community feedback, but we are aiming somewhere between 6 to 12 months.”

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

“We are planning to add gradually more features and content, and improve the core features, functionality and graphics with each new update. Some of the upcoming updates we are planning to release are:
  • A research system to develop new technologies: craft better weapons, tools, improve the village
  • Tier II buildings which will provide the player with new jobs for his villagers and new challenges.
  • Complex diplomatic system between your village and other settlements in the region, which will help you develop alliances, improved trade relations or even provoke wars.
  • Large scale battles with new formations along with new defensive buildings: walls, gatehouses, towers.
  • Raids on other settlements.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The core features are done and the game can offer dozen of hours of gameplay. You can build, manage your villagers, scout the region, trade, craft items, react to random events and your villagers needs, defend your village. Seasons and weather are also implemented, which can provide a tough challenge due to the production of food, lack of clothes for cold seasons and natural disasters.”

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

“The price may be increased upon release from early access.”

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

“The community is a major part of our development process, and we expect players to voice their opinions on Steam game's forums, official forums and the most importantly through the in-game submit feedback form. This way we will get a better view on what players think and act accordingly when possible or when is appropriate.”
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Available: Q1 2018

 

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February 14

Civitatem Dev Blog 5# - First steps



Hi Guys,

With the first version for the early adopters a few days away, i released new blog post to explain some of the core features.

You first step in Civitatem is to gather the necessary materials to build a stockpile. While builders can get the necessary raw materials from the ground (after they are mined or cut), a stockpile is necessary to gather all construction materials in one place for fast delivery. Since you can build only one stockpile at the moment, the location of the building is quite important.



Following the completion of a stockpile, you must develop of strategy on what to build next. A barn for food? Housing for your villagers? Time passes and villagers only work between 5 AM and 8 PM. After that, they rest, sleep, eat and do other activities which you don’t have control over, unless there is an emergency.

Villagers can be assigned to jobs through the job UI. Large type jobs like farming, cutting wood, or foraging can be assigned to a large number of villagers, while specialized jobs like blacksmithing, hunting and similar, can only be assigned to only one villager per building. Since each villager has its own skills, you can assign them manually by clicking on them, or by using the villagers list since the job UI assigns jobs randomly and doesn’t take in consideration skills.



Besides housing, food is quite important, since it decays every season. So whatever you gathered/produced this season, next season if is not preserved (like meat to smoked meat by using salt), is destroyed. If you build a village hall, certain stats will be gathered for you to understand how much food and other resources are used by village. It’s also important to have high skilled farmers planting seeds in the spring so you can harvest raw food sources at the beginning of autumn. After that, the raw food is transported to the barn and you need to build or assign specialized villagers to produce food from these raw materials. Example: Raw Grain goes to Barn > Baker takes it to the Windmill > Processed grain goes to the Bakery and Bread is made.



Each villager has several attributes and skills where the most important are health, energy and morale. Morale is the formed from all the needs, random events and certain resources if available. Each skill is increased by small margin when the villager successfully completes an action on his job. Having a low morale for a number of seasons, a villager and his family might decide to leave your village.



Your population is increased with high morale families that have a chance to make children each season. Children age to 16 in one year, when they can start working. Up to that age will try to help with housing chores, like getting food for the family house, water and other resources.



Temperature is also a factor since villagers cannot work if is too cold, unless they have proper clothes (produced from hides by the Hunter or later, by a tailor from flax or cotton), or if is too hot, they need to take pauses to drink water. Some might even get sick, but if you have a Herbalist he should take care of the problem, but it will take time based on the gravity of the illness.

That’s it for now. Thanks for your support,

George,
LW Games
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About This Game



Civitatem is a medieval city builder where you help your villagers raise a new settlement in dangerous lands, by making use of their skills and available world resources. Shape the future of your people by managing and assigning the most skilled villager for each task. Educate them and research new technologies, fight off the natural elements or raiders, explore the land for new villages to develop new trades routes, acquire new technologies and develop diplomatic relations.

The most important resource are your villagers, each specialized in some areas, gaining experience each time they perform a task. Educate them in schools and libraries to allow them to perform more complex tasks and jobs. Besides education, the health of your people is imperative, so herbalists and doctors are also quite important.



Nature has always had her way since the beginning of time, so be prepared each season to face storms, disease, quakes and other events. Gaining high education, technology and constructing a strong settlement will help you survive in these troublesome times, but be prepared to defend your village from raiders, wild animals and unfriendly neighbors.

Features:


  • Procedural Maps - Territory Maps and Land maps are procedural generated along with the resources.
  • Villager Needs - Each villager has a certain numbers of needs for him to survive. Not fulfilling his needs like having access to food, shelter and water, might lead to the villager's death or him and his family departing your lands..
  • Dynamic Events - Every season is a challenge. From a chance to being raided by some greedy raiders, getting attacked by wildlife or experiencing a natural disaster, there is no time to relax, unless you are prepared. Not all events are negative. There are also positive events that might help your village grow faster.
  • Seasons, Day and Night cycle and Weather - Seasons are important due to weather, temperature and times to harvest and plant crops.
  • Research System - By educating and acquiring books for your people you can develop new technologies ranging from military to farming and architecture. Some technologies will be unlocked only when you perform certain actions.
  • Crafting - having the best armors, weapons and tools is the route to success in these dangerous lands.
  • Territory Exploration and Diplomacy - Besides your territory, you can send scouts to search the land for other villages and points of interest with which you can interact, providing rewards ranging from acquiring new books for your libraries to developing trade treaties or other diplomatic relations.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GT/s 2xx or Equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
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