Today, developer Mindillusion and publisher Bitbox announced that the medieval city-builder, survival and strategy game Life Is Feudal: Forest Village will be officially releasing on May 26.
In Life Is Feudal: Forest Village, players lead a small group of people who have been isolated on a foreign island. As their only guide, you will be tasked with establishing their village by building houses, pastures, orchards, farms, windmills, and more. Establishing a renewable and reliable haven for these folks will be key as they are particularly suscebtible to the elements. When winter hits, they’ll need to be ready.
Forest Village will also allow players to take control of individual villagers to see the world from their perspective. Here are just a few of the key features that will be present in Mindillusion’s title.
Advanced Farming System – Different crops require varying amounts of moisture, labor and time in order to ripen ready for harvest. Your pastures and hens require hunters to protect them from forest predators.
Diseases, Food Rations and Vitamins – Diseases spread faster in cold weather, especially if your villagers lack warm clothes or their food is too plain and lacking in vitamins. Try to stock all types of food possible to keep your villagers healthy.
Dynamic/Reactive Ecosystem – Villagers walking in the surrounding woods too often will scare wildlife deeper into forest, making hunting more challenging. Excessive farming or woodcutting can lead to flora and fauna extinction
Real-Time Weather and Seasons System – Summer droughts will force your farmers to water your crops and rainy days will force them to dig trenches to drain excess water. You’ll also need firewood and warm clothes for your villagers in Winter.
Morale and Increasing Population – Keep your villagers happy and their families will grow – that is, if their needs are being met! Living in overcrowded hostels, unfulfilled requirements and even bearing witness to a villager’s demise will reduce morale and their productivity.
Disasters – Lightning strikes, tornadoes, earthquakes and more! Make sure your villagers are prepared for disaster and have places to hide.
Mod-Friendly – Game modders will have access to AI, animations, task and resource management, navigation, sounds and many other game systems.
Life Is Feudal: Forest Village has been a Steam Early Access title since August 2016. It will officially launch for PC on May 26. It is a part of the Life Is Feudal franchise established by Bitbox.