Builders Of Egypt is a city-building economic strategy taking place in the Nile Valley. Immerse yourself in a world full of pyramids, where you will become a part of the ancient world. Create history, be history!
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February 25

Devblog #09



Builders Of Egypt

Changing the game title!

We decided to change the name of the game to something friendly, easy to remember and obviously associated with what the game is about. I hope that this will help in the game recognizability, so we do not hide that this is mainly a marketing step.

The previous title was a quotation from the Book of the Dead, which I liked so much that I wished to give the game a title based on it, only that at that time nobody knew that it would actually be a game that will be released on Steam in the future. No matter how much I liked the title, there were many voices that the game seems to be cool but the name is terrible and it's high time to abandon it.

Below is a screenshot from the progress of work on the map of the world, there are no cities on it yet and no ready UI, but I'll tell you more about it in the near future when I'll write something more about how it should work - if you are familiar with the Total War series you generally know what it's all about.

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February 8

History #01



Egyptian light bulb – lost technology?
Imagine you’re an Egyptian craftsman, hired to paint frescoes in a freshly carved tomb. Precise drawing requires good light, but oil lamps in the chamber would leave soot all over your hard work.

So how... about electric light?
A stone relief in the Hathor temple at Dendera in Egypt depicts what some have interpreted to be the very first electric glass bulb with a tungsten filament.



However, the Egyptologists argue that this ‘bulb’ is in fact a stylized depiction of a lotus flower (very common in the art of Egypt), spawning a snake (filament) inside it. The snakes coming from the lotus symbolize fertility, linked to the annual Nile flood.

If so, then why were tombs clean of soot deposits? Did the painters use mirrors to light them or some other way? What do you think?

Tell us what you think about posting interesting facts about Ancient Egypt, if you like this formula, we will write some more every few days!

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Author: Maciej Paprocki
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About This Game

Builders Of Egypt is an economic type of city-building taking place in the valley of the Nile. The story starts in a little-known protodynastic period in which you will be able to observe the birth of the Old Egypt and finished with the death of Cleopatra VII.



The most important aspect is the skillful management of urban planning by shaping the grid of streets, placing buildings and their mutual relation. Well-designed city will greatly improve economic efficiency which may convert into city income.

Diplomacy and politics:
The governor will face very difficult choices to be made in a constantly changing political environment. Costly expeditions, Pharaoh and other cities requests, military threat and a mixture of different cultures will be a commonplace. A series of wrong choices can cost the loss of trading partners and low interest in the city by settlers. Moreover, the total lack of obedience to the rulers may end up with a civil war.



Religion:
Deity will be able to interfere with daily life but it will be done implicitly. The main aspect of religion will be satisfying the need for access to the places of worship, providing supplies for temples or organizing festivals. Neglecting this sphere may result in a dangerous social unrest on a par with e.g. famine.

Trade:
Trade is the most important element in royal treasury. Without it, it is very difficult for economic stability built solely on taxes. Therefore, in the interest of the player, producing goods for export at prices that will be able to change dynamically depending on the geopolitical situation, will be required.



Monuments:
What would the real Ancient Egypt be without its monumental sacred architecture? There are mastabas, obelisks, Karnak among others, the Ramesseum and of course the pyramids that are waiting to be built. You will be able to observe the slow process of construction. A team of carpenters, masons, architects and ordinary workers will rise building step by step. It will not be just a graphic feature - the building process is costly and will have an impact on the finances or the public mood.

War
Egypt's history is full of clashes of emerging and failing empires. You will have the responsibility of defending cities from foreign military attacks, making plans to attack and joining your forces on Pharaoh's own call.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB & AMD 7970 or nVidia 770 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64
    • Processor: Fourth Generation Intel Core i5 2.5 Ghz or AMD FX8350 4.0 Ghz or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4GB & nVidia 960 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device

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