Explore the deepest caves with a cup of tea in your hand, reach the heart of the jungle with your finger on a globe, send your highly educated employees to uncivilized tribes and don't let them convince you it's a certain death! The worst case scenario? You will hire new ones.
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Mostly Positive (19) - 73% of the 19 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 17, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are currently working on Career (story mode) and we have a lot of ideas. However, we can't do it all on our own, we need to cut something out and we decided to do it with the community. Let's decide together! The more support we get, the better the story will be. We have a stable, playable game with unique gameplay and we don't want to waste it. There's a lot to be done, we still need better interfaces, sound effects, and animations, but in the end it's pointless if the community doesn't like it. Then why not to keep working on it with the community in the eraly access?”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Three to six months.”

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

“There is no Career mode, only Tutorial and Custom game. It means that the experience is lacking the main story part. And we want to polish the game (UI, SFX and animations).”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“It's stable and playable. We have working custom mode, local multiplayer (hot seat) and the tutorial. The game looks decent but we are still working on it.”

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

“Yes, the price will be raised in the process of early access. Not much, but it will.”

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

“To create the best user experience we need users. We want to hear their voice (read their comments, there's no need to yell) and deliver to the market the game they want.
To do so we plan to be active on our community hub and we encourage everybody to use it too!”
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March 23

How many Random Events are in Archeo: Shinar?

How many Random Events are in Archeo: Shinar?

We've been asked about it a few times now.
Archeo: Shinar contains 98 random events, but we should make something clear about those.
8 of them are special events related to legendary explorers.
30 of them are simple events, which have their own conditions and will fill the blank spots if there's no place for advanced one (for example because of too big impact on the gameplay).
And we have also 60 advanced ones. Each advanced random event has its own storyline, it has always a meaningful choice and appears more than once in a game. Advanced random events are like simple stories always with two different sequels, but the player gets only one of them due to his choices. We can say that the whole 60 advanced random events contain more than 180 simple random events linked together.
There's no limit on how much advanced random events the player can get during his (or her) one custom game, but usually, it won't be more than 10.
The same event can't occur twice in the same run, but can during two different runs. In the career mode, random events can't occur twice in two consecutive runs.
If you want to know more, we posted a thread on the community hub about random events some time ago.


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March 21

Voice acting - What will it be alike?

Voice acting - What will it be alike?

We have prepared a little of voice acting in the early version of the game in custom mode. We’ve seen that most of you were surprised by it. If so, you probably will be surprised again, because we plan to add voice-over to all the texts which are related to the plot in career mode and also the the tutorial.

What does it mean? It means, that everything you see in the current version of the game won’t have a voice-over, only the tutorial (new tutorial) will get the voice-over. However, in the career mode there will be a lot of letters from the opponents, animated clips and letters between the missions. And all of that will have voice-over. That also means you won’t hear those voices till the career mode release. The tutorial voice-over is planned to be released before that, but not in the next update.

We do not plan dubbing, the voice-over will be only in english.

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About This Game

At this point, you may wonder what on Earth is this bloody project? Archeo: Shinar, because that's the full title, is a turn-based strategy video game focused on people & resources management.

It's not like other games about archeologists doing astonishing stuff in ancient tombs or something like that. No. In this game you will be the man behind the desk. Or a woman. We are talking about the lifestyle of the real archeologists, the true horror of dealing with traumas and phobias. Not yours! You won't risk your own health, we have employees to do that. The true horror of dealing with their traumas and phobias. Do you see where I'm going with it? Imagine the bills from doctors, the health compensations and the press. "Press? Why the press?" you ask. Yes, the press. Because you know the press. They are just waiting there for the unsatisfied explorer who would like to tell them how the "archeology" truly works. And we do not speak about how it truly works. They can't know the ugly truth. Never!

That's a lot of stress, right? Don't worry, as we already know, there is no better medicine for that than a cup of tea. Or a glass of gin. Your call.

Let's agree this is enough knowledge for now. More information could cause an Epistemophobia, and we don't want that, do we? Please, enjoy the view from your train's window and look forward to our next meeting.

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Archeo: Shinar is an economic turn-based strategy set in the world of archeology. It blends the preparation period (turn-based strategy) with expeditions (real-time strategy) in unique gameplay mixup with a lot of small stories and grotesque humor.

Key features

  • Prepare and explore - New, fresh gameplay based on mixup of two genres Turn-based strategy and Real-time strategy.
  • Hire and care - Find your best team and keep them in good shape. Or not, you can always replace them.
  • Money and reputation - Try to get both. Find a balance between them and be the true winner.
  • Collect and invest - There's no better way to get rich than by buying land. What's better than having land? Building your own buildings on your land. It's a great investment.
  • Read and decide - Now and then you will receive a small story to keep your experience interesting. Every time you will have to decide and every time it will have consequences!
  • Opponents and Vanessa - Meet memorable opponents, you won't forget them for a long time. And there's Vanessa. Such a shame she has a wig.
  • Solo or with friends - Play solo or with up to 4 friends (hot seat). But keep in mind that after the game they won't be your friends anymore.
  • Challenge reality - Check the facts, learn more about the history and try to find a proof that the developers were wrong because the world we are going to show you may make you challenge everything.
  • Difficult subjects - Mental illnesses, addictions, thievery, slavery, paradigms, tribal mentality, corruption, pride, and murder.
  • Economy end bankruptcy - Last but not least, do not bankrupt. It's like permadeath. You can withhold salaries only for a certain time, after that they will come. They will come and collect.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

We have addictions as a mechanic in this game.
There are in random events topics like romance, pregnancy, murder etc.
It hasn't any visual presentation, it's all in the text and it's based on suggestion.

System Requirements

    • OS: 64-bit Operating Systems (Windows 7, Windows 8.1)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 or AMD FX-8120
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 505
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DX11 compatible

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