At its core SÆLIG is a trading and management game centred around the accumulation of wealth, and the prosperity of your household. Live through the turmoil of the Dark Ages and do whatever you can to bring riches to your family.
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Release Date:
Jun 30, 2017

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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?

“I want to use Early Access as a tool to get the best feedback from players. It is often the players who have the best ideas for what should or should not be in a game. I want to involve the players as much as I can.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“At least a year.”

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

“SÆLIG currently is not feature complete and there is still a lot of stuff to add over the course of early access. Once these are all added the game will enter its full state.

Some of the main features that are planned to be added between now and then are:
  • Many maps which are unlocked and changed based on the current state of war
  • New mission types (trading, assassinations, rescues, sabotage)
  • More businesses, buildings, upgrades, and productions
  • Expanded crime system
  • Positions of power that allow you to play the game in different ways
  • Viking raids and war events
  • Construction and land ownership
  • Adventures and lots to discover

There are also plans to include a form of multiplayer at some point during development.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

Currently you can do all of the following:
  • Choose between two maps to play on
  • Create a character
  • Buy houses and businesses
  • Upgrade and manage buildings
  • Produce goods
  • Form relationships
  • Get married
  • Have children
  • Commit crimes
  • Trade goods
  • Explore in first person
  • Do basic trade missions

Some of the current features and mechanics are yet to be fully fleshed out and will slowly change as the game develops.”

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

“The early access price will be lower than the final price.”

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

“I want the community to help decide on new features, and how some things should work. A small test group was able to help shape the game in a massive way. I want to continue this with a larger community.”
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May 13

Update #16.7 - Bug fixes and map update

Hey all,

Just another small update for you all.

  • Fixed pregnancy bug (in some cases this could require a new game, sorry).
  • Fixed bug that would make the game stop progressing at midnight.
  • Fixed a few loading bugs.
  • Fixed many other small bugs.
  • The East Seaxna map has now been completed and the other half is now available from the year 900 onwards.
  • Many tweaks to many different aspects.
  • Some new props.

Still working very hard on new content, but sometimes work slows a bit.


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April 24

Update #16.6 - Little things


Just another small update while I continue to work on new stuff.

  • More market adjustments.
  • Disposable packs are no longer given to you when you break into a building or waylay a cart. If you want to take more goods you will need to equip a leather pack. The same goes for the AI.
  • Fixed a few bugs that could cause loading issues.
  • Fixed some more bugs that could cause small but odd things to happen.
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent some cart drivers from releasing when offloading goods at their home building.
  • Further fixes to waylaying, should now be more reliable.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause you to become well fed without actually eating anything.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause inventories in the trading panel to shift and switch around while transferring items to carts.

Sorry that there isn't much here, but more stuff is on the way.

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About This Game


(Old English: blessed, fortunate, prosperous, happy)

880 A.D.

At its core SÆLIG is a trading and management game centred around the accumulation of wealth, and the prosperity of your household. You will be in charge of managing the life and affairs of a young Anglo-Saxon in the kingdom of Wessex, a kingdom at constant war with Vikings. It is in this world that you must find a way to thrive, and make a name for your family.

SÆLIG also incorporates many role-playing and simulation features, including: relationships, buffs, skills, health, missions, needs, character based interactions, and direct character control.

There are numerous ways you can live your life, each one brings both risk and reward
  • Find love, and start a family.
  • Start a business, hire workers, and produce the goods that people need, as well as luxury items.
  • Make your fortune by trading between towns.
  • Head a gang of thieves and take what you want.
  • Sabotage your competition and monopolize goods.
  • Accept and carry out missions to deliver goods around the map.
  • Buy houses and rent them out to the poor.

Some other key features
  • A living, breathing world, where each character is trying to survive and prosper.
  • Each character has their own life from start to finish and has the potential to shape the world around them, just like you.
  • Live through several generations – when you die, you can continue as one of your children.
  • Dynamic seasons and weather that affects the world around you.
  • Lots of different types of buildings to purchase and upgrade.
  • Fires and diseases have the potential to not only decimate your home, but also towns and villages all over the map.
  • Living economy - nothing simply exists, everything is made and consumed by the population.

SÆLIG is not feature complete and at this point there is currently no construction or land ownership, instead you can only buy buildings. These features will be added once I have fleshed out other base mechanics.

(Linux version coming after initial release)

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2 Cores or more
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, Radeon HD 6970, or equivalent, or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: You may need to lower texture, shadow, pathfinding, and LOD settings to get suitable performance on your hardware. Saelig works best on dedicated desktop hardware, performance on laptops can vary widely.
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 4 Cores or more
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Something better than the GPUs in the minimum requirements, with 2GB or more of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Higher end CPUs and GPUs will allow for higher performance using higher graphics settings.
    • OS: 10.12, 10.13
    • Processor: Intel i5, i7 or equivalent with 2 or more cores
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 - at the very least
    • Storage: 6 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Primarily tested on a 2017 MacBook Pro (low graphics settings), should work on similar hardware or better. Saelig works best on dedicated desktop hardware, performance on laptops can vary widely.
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