Be the architect of your own Egyptian empire in this meditative survival city builder, where every decision, no matter how small, has lasting consequences. Survive alongside your people, expand your influence across the Nile and create a grand Dynasty to rival the gods themselves. Paradise awaits.
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An Ancient Egyptian City Builder – focusing on Survival, Expansion and Creativity.

Amidst the shifting sands on the banks of the Nile, a young civilisation calls for a leader to guide it to glory. Take up your mantle as Pharaoh to create a thriving city, discover resources and survive flood, famine and fickle Gods. Will you create a paradise for your people? Will you placate the Gods or become one? Or will the desert itself claim you?

Set to launch in Early Access in 2024, Dynasty of the Sands is an Ancient Egypt-inspired creative/survival city builder hybrid set in a stunning open world. Wishlist NOW!

Dynasty of the Sands takes an innovative simulation-based approach to the genre, with players contending with seasons, a day/night cycle, weather, wildlife, and disease – right down to the individual desires, hopes and dreams of each villager. These systems and the environment challenge the player as they develop a city to sustain a growing population while balancing the favour of the Gods.

Dynasty of the Sands includes:

  • In-depth city-building tools allowing the player to express themselves and their vision of a fantastical Ancient Egypt. Build stairs into the sides of hills, bridges over water, mighty statues on walls and more.
  • A villager event system presents creative city-building objectives in a fresh format. Individual villagers make unique requests, which require city-building solutions.
  • Deep simulation means an ever-changing world of day/night, weather, wildlife, disease and many more systems to create a dynamic and engaging game experience. These systems challenge the player as they develop a city to sustain a growing population.
  • By leaning into fantasy elements the gods become real as they were to ancient people. Meet or refuse their constant demands, or perhaps become a god in your own right. Every choice will have lasting consequences.

Build up from nothing, explore and exploit the land, the river and wildlife to forge the start of your civilisation. Battle the seasons, hunger, thirst, disease, dangerous wildlife and more to overcome the dangers of ancient life. Create resource chains to provide the essentials for your people. Learn to manage in the harsh desert conditions. Deal with pressure to appease the gods or suffer the potential consequences.

Utilise satisfying building tools to raise your settlement from humble mud huts to a magnificent city in the desert. Access extensive creative options for building the city how you see fit (buildings, decorations, plants, waterways, platforms, roads, staircases). Create laws and mandates which let the city run itself, allowing your focus to fall on the most important aspects of your Empire.

Explore the map to discover points of interest, resource deposits, and various flora and
fauna. Use uncovered knowledge to research technology allowing you to create new and upgraded buildings to expand your settlement.

Dynasty of the Sands is designed to continue playing indefinitely. Completing one of the final objectives puts a capstone on the main narrative of the experience, however completing this does not restrict the player from continuing to expand and challenging their infrastructural set up to provide for the increasing population. The infinite game gives the player the opportunity to strive for their own ideals and create a true paradise from the once barren desert.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Some cartoon depictions of violence. Villager sacrifices, disease systems & minimal blood and gore.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 660 or AMD HD 7870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • OS *: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or newer (64 bit)
    • Processor: 5th Generation Intel i5 CPU or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 1070 GTX or AMD Radeon RX 5700
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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