Hard Ancient Life 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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July 10

Devblog #02

Quick preview from everyday life of the lowest social class in the game.
Inhabitants have their own needs, such as access to a cultural centre or entertainment.

There are 17 additional levels of residential buildings. This means a completely new model, the behaviour of the inhabitants and other needs to advance further. Satisfying these needs results in a progression to the next class and expanding the needs for new ones.

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July 1

Monuments #02

We have discussed the pyramids so far, so in this post, we will present another type of monument - Isis temple of Philae from one of the final missions of the late period campaign, last such large monument built before the fall of Egypt.

As with the pyramids, temples will need to be built step by step. The player will witness the construction to which he will need to deliver huge amounts of stone, wood, paint and lamps, and will also need to employ a huge number of workers.

The island of Phile was located at the height of the first cataract on the Nile, which was a sacred place of Egypt. According to ancient Egyptians, the island was the first piece of land to emerge from the waters of Chaos. In ancient times on the island of Philae was built a temple of Isis during the reign of Nectanebo I, king of the XXX dynasty. During the Greek and Roman rule, the temple was extended by the Trajan kiosk, the portico of Octavian and Tiberius.

A very interesting feature of this temple is a square closed on both sides with a colonnade, which on one side begins with the temple and on the other side with a small kiosk as a place of rest during cult ceremonies.
The passage between the two 22.0 m high pylons leads to the interior of the temple. The pylons are decorated with reliefs showing King Ptolemy XII killing his enemies.

In the courtyard, on its western side, there is mammisi – small chapel - from the times of Ptolemy Euergestes II and Ptolemy XII. Behind the courtyard, after passing through the second 18.0 m high pylon, the main passage leads to the hypostyl hall. Inside the sanctuary there is a cryptic nave surrounded by several rooms.

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About This Game

Hard Ancient Life 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.

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 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.

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.

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

    • 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
    • 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 MB 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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