Of Life and Land is a charming settlement-building strategy game paired with a rich simulation experience. Every animal and plant strives to find its place in nature while you lead your villagers to their future. Expand to different regions and trade with local factions to gain needed resources.
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Very Positive (116) - 91% of the 116 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 2, 2024
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Since the beginning, the community has been an important pillar in the development.
Early Access helps us to get more feedback to improve the game. In addition, interested players can test it already.
Please don't buy this game if you want a fully fleshed out experience right now.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“As we are a small indie team, it will take a few years to deliver the full experience.”

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

“The full game will have a larger set of features and more content. We love to work together with the community and quite some features will come out of that. In any case we plan to add new production lines, new models, new biomes/maps, another scenario, modding support, and small stories.
Your feedback will help us to polish the game, decide on new ideas and in which way we can provide modding support.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The most important features are available. It is possible to construct and upgrade buildings, gather and transport ressources to refine and use them, hunt and keep animals, observe the complex needs of your villagers and animals, as well as the active heat and water simulation.
There is also a map editor to create your own scenarios and extend them through mods.”

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

“The price may increase moderately after Early Access.”

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

“Join our Discord and let us know about your ideas, feedback and votes for future features.
It is also possible to contact us on the Steam forums of the game; although it is harder for us to help you there.”
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About This Game





Take the role of a leader delegated to build new settlements in remote, unknown corners of the empire. In those forgotten places, nature is wild and legends are more real and vivid than one may think. Experience the challenges of different seasons and climates in a world, where every animal and every plant tries to find their place in nature, while you lead your villagers. How much will you share with nature? Will you strive for balance or even enforce the extinction of certain animals? Follow the old paths… or find your own.

Find Balance (Or Not)

Humans share the same space and resources with nature, and they influence each other. While in the beginning the influence of the humans is insignificant, it gets more and more important when the city - and its needs - grow. There is a risk that some animals or groups will become extinct or explosively multiply, depending on your actions.

Build Your Economy

Manage the acquisition, refinement, and distribution of resources. Goods must be transported to desired locations by someone who has the time and space to do it.

Care For All Living Things

Manage the needs of the citizens. They are “alive” and have a specific home, workplace, and broad range of needs and goals. But animals also look for food, get thirsty, sleepy, form groups, look for social interactions, and try to find their place in nature. Even plants need water and the right temperature in order to survive.

Observe The Vibrant World

Seasons and weather affect the gameplay. Certain plants grow only in certain seasons, need more water on hot days or freeze during cold periods. Humans and animals need more energy to keep warm in winter or more water in summer to keep cool. In extreme cases, they suffer from exhaustion and may even be harmed.

Take Your Time

You set the pace. Pause the game, speed it up or slow it down whenever you want. Nature is robust, and your villagers develop more complex needs as you progress.

Build Your Own Scenarios

Create your own maps and scenarios in the editor. You can change the landscape, generate plants, and place animals. You can also connect watercourses and create new paths for travellers. Add new maps or link existing ones together to a new world.

Features

  • Unique deep simulation of the nature in a building strategy game with complex interdependence between humans and nature.
  • Manage simultaneously the acquisition, refining and distribution of resources on multiple maps in different climatic conditions.
  • Manage the needs of the citizens. They are “alive” and have a specific home, workplace, and unique needs.
  • Animals are looking for food, get thirsty, sleepy, and form social groups to find their place in nature.
  • Plants grow and are affected by the actions of the humans, animals, and their environment.
  • Seasons and climate affect the gameplay, as certain plants grow only under certain conditions. Temperature affects humans, animals, plants, and the environment.
  • Interact and trade with other factions that produce goods with the same rules as you do.
  • Create own maps and scenarios in the editor and extend them using mods.
  • Charming and calm low poly art style.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB VRAM / OpenGL 3.3 / 1280 x 800
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse & keyboard
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 3 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970, AMD RX480 / 1920 x 1080
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any modern desktop distribution
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB VRAM / OpenGL 3.3 / 1280 x 800
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse & keyboard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Any modern desktop distribution
    • Processor: 3 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970, AMD RX480 / 1920 x 1080
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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