Empires and Tribes is a unique hybrid of a medieval city builder and a role-playing game. You will undertake the duties of a mayor in the 13th century and manage the expansion of your city, ensure the production of resources and raise a powerful army to protect yourself from rival principalities.
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Release Date:
May 1, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Empires and Tribes is a project that has been shaped by the active participation of the community since the release of the first playable alpha version in November 2017. Feedback from players and developers on features, bugs and game mechanics has been the basis for the long journey of Empires and Tribes development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to complete the work on Empires and Tribes six months after the release of the Early access version”

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

“The old building models as well as many props and items are replaced step by step.
The sound system will be expanded. Also the campaign including new campaign maps and the number of sandbox maps will be extended. We will write more AI opponents with specific diplomatic, economic and military behavior, which will be used in the campaign. The number of items and weapons that can be used by the player will be significantly increased. In addition, we will of course continuously take care of any bugs that occur and hope for a strong feedback from the community to further improve the balancing and performance.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version includes the majority of the final game mechanics, several maps, the first campaign and two tutorials and is playable. However, some building models are still from a very early stage of development and will be replaced by us step by step. As the development of Empires and Tribes continues, players will certainly still encounter some bugs, but we will continuously fix them.”

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

“A different pricing system is currently not planned.”

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

“We will regularly discuss the game on the Steam Community page of Empires and Tribes.
The easiest way to contact us directly and send bug reports and related logs is via our email address whitevertexstudios@habmalnefrage.de
Further feedback and comments to which you don't expect a direct answer can be posted in the Steam Forum, on Facebook or on Twitter.”
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About This Game

Empires and Tribes is a unique hybrid of a medieval city builder and a role-playing game.
You will undertake the duties of a mayor in the 13th century and manage the expansion of your city, ensure the production of resources, develop innovative technologies, negotiate new laws with the city council and raise a powerful army to protect yourself from rival principalities.

In Empires and Tribes you will find the classic game principles of a real-time strategy game combined with the possibilities of a role-playing game in first person perspective. In addition to city planning and economic decisions, you can expect political power struggles in the city council, an indecisive priest, a strike-hungry population, bandits, begging monks, thieves and four hostile principalities in the immediate vicinity.
Demonstrate leadership, economic and diplomatic talent to maintain your place in the challenging world of Empires and Tribes. Plan and expand your settlement wisely and with skill, and you will lead it from a small fishing village to a thriving hub of trade. Tap natural resources, create residential areas and build public buildings such as chapels and taverns to meet the growing needs of your inhabitants. Protect your settlement by building castles at strategically important points and expanding them with towers, gates, courtyards and various expansions. Recruit units and construct siege weapons to finally bring your opponents to their knees in tactically demanding sieges.



Features:

  • 3 population levels -peasants, craftsmen and townsmen- with different needs
  • Complex economic cycle with over 20 different goods and 35 different buildings, most of them upgradeable one to three levels
  • Large battles and sieges with more than one hundred units involved
  • 6 different combat unit types such as swordsmen, archers, knights or trebuchets
  • Individual design and layout of castles and defensive fortifications with a variety of extension buildings
  • AI, which develops its city depending on the given conditions and attacks the player if necessary
  • Simulated daily routine of the NPC's and 19 different professions for the city population
  • Simulated day-night cycle and variable weather
  • Disasters such as fires and lightning and events such as bandits, sale of indulgences or mendicant monks
  • Crafting of tools, weapons and all resources and trade goods used in the game
  • Skills system, equipment and inventory for the player
  • Interaction and communication with the NPC's

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DX11 capabilities (GeForce GTX 770 or Radeon HD 7870)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound card
    • Additional Notes: These are preliminary system specs that can and will change!
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OSX 10.9.5
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DX11 capabilities (GeForce GTX 770 or Radeon HD 7870)
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound card
    • Additional Notes: These are preliminary system specs that can and will change!
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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