Take command of a pair of villagers and help them build a mighty civilization that will spread across the world and conquer it. Idle Civilization is a civilization builder management game where you will oversee the growth of your people into a mighty kingdom through building, research, warfare, religion, diplomacy, culture, heroic...
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Mixed (160) - 47% of the 160 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 23, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game is finished.

Well almost finished, if it would be 100% finished we wouldn't be having Early Access. Ok, but what's not finished you might ask? Well, music and sound for one. Ok, there IS music and sound, quite enough of it I like to think, but they're royalty-free assets I got off the internet. I'd like to be able to commission my own music and sounds. That creates a better experience for everyone. Music you find online, while it might match the desired tone and mood you need, it won't be perfect. So I would like Idle Civilization-tailored music and sound. Unfortunately...that costs.

Another thing? Well, you might've noticed the Unity logo right at the start of the game. I'd like to license my software. Unfortunately...that costs.

That bug you found? Yeah, I'd like my FINAL, FINISHED version to not contain it anymore. I'd like you to play it and test it and tell me where you find the bugs so I can fix them quickly.

That's the gist of it. The game is nearly finished, but I'd like some of your trust and good will at this moment in order to get it completely FINISHED. So basically, let's polish it together.

Oh and I will add a cool feature here and there while I'm at it:
- Archons and Cultural Elite citizens
- A better newspaper system
- A few reworked graphics assets
- new Wonders and Perks”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“At most, two months. So sometime at the end of January, Idle Civilization should be out of EA.”

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

“The main thing is better polish, better music, better sounds, less bugs. More minor features on top of the ones we already have.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is completely playable, all major features are implemented, everything works, there are no locked areas or "coming soon" areas, there are no gamebreaking bugs. It might simply be lacking polish here and there.”

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


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

“The community made this game what it is now. This version you see here is the result of my web community giving me feedback and me listening. So you are going to be listened to, your bugs will be fixed, your (sensible) suggestions and desires will make it into the game.”
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About This Game

Enter the vast lands of Communia, the magical planet that goes on forever. Or at least it looks that way. Several hundred colonies later people still have reported absolutely no end in sight and no familiar sights whatsoever. Goes without saying that it's an easy job to find an hitherto uninhabited place and claim it as your own. So take command of a pair of villagers, help them build and grow and expand your village...until it turns into a town, a duchy, a kingdom. When that becomes unsatisfactory, turn your kingdom into an empire, conquer your smaller neighbors, trade with your bigger neighbors, raid and explore, send heroes on missions and grow, grow, grow!

So what is this?

Much like the title says, the game has its roots in the "idle" genre and indeed it was such when it first started out. But it has evolved into so much more that, in the current incarnation, I can proudly say it's a full-fledged civilization builder.
Idle Civilization offers depth and complexity that most idle games do not. Yes, you will see big numbers, yes, you will only go upwards and rarely downward, yes you will have a prestige system and other classic elements, but you will have so much more to manage and entertain yourself with than in your average game in the genre.

Alright, so what should we look forward to?

- over 30 buildings
- over 60 researches
- 6 deities to worship with unique powers
- a randomized map full of towns and villages to conquer on each colony
- ruins to explore in search of ancient magical fragments
- mighty heroes to send on epic adventures to gain loot and glory
- unique wonders of the world
- diplomacy and cultural events
- random events
- lots of achievements
- a compelling colony system
- offline progress
- and more... (there's always more and more)

So what this game isn't

This game isn't something like Sid Meier's Civilization. This is a management game where you oversee your civilization from various panels and buttons and sliders and commands. Well I guess you can see that from the screenshots and videos but it doesn't hurt to state it again.

And who are you?

I'm a fledgling developer from Romania, working on this project mostly alone (with help from a dear writer friend for the lore, game newspaper and quest texts/direction) and hoping to bring you something that you will enjoy for hours upon hours. Others have!

Wait, others have already enjoyed this?

Yes, I've been working on this game since early 2015 and the game started out as a browser game and it's currently enjoyed over 500,000 plays. You can still play it on Kongregate but the Steam version will have features, wonders, areas and generally content that the web version will not have going forward. I feel the game has matured enough so that it can be considered a full (albeit small) indie game that deserves a PC release. If you feel the same way, please vote for it. If you don't like it, please let me know what exactly you would like to see or what bothers you.

I'm always available for inquiries through the discussion thread or through email at support@verysimpleideastudios.com

System Requirements

    • OS *: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (32 bit or 64 bit)
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9 Compatible Graphics Card
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.

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