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Here's another one we missed from Kickstarter. Neolithic: First City-States is a historical strategy game inspired by the likes of Age of Empires, Civilization, Caesar and more. It's fully funded and coming to Linux.

 Neolithic: First City-States is a Deep Historical Strategy Game heavily influenced by games such as Age of Empires I, Civilization & Caesar III, and to a lesser extent games like Haven and Hearth, UnReal World and games like RimWorld. The game includes aspects of city building, military strategy and deep character development.

It was funded on Kickstarter back in September of 2017 with over 300 backers contributing more than AU$13K to help it speed along.

Here's a nice overview of some gameplay elements:

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The developer said Linux and Mac are platforms that will be supported, but it might not be a same-day release along with the Windows version. They were very clear on this during the Kickstarter campaign. However, they did say in a recent Kickstarter update that Linux testing would be happening soon. A later post on Twitter mentioned Linux testing had actually begun, so hopefully there will be no delay.

Since it seems rather interesting, we will now be following it a little more closely. For the release, they're hoping to be on both Steam and GOG.

See more on the official site.

Hat tip to Tiedemann.

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Schattenspiegel 30 Nov, 2018
one for the watchlist
Cmdr_Iras 30 Nov, 2018
Looks quite good, may have to wishlist this; pick it up in the future.
Bard 30 Nov, 2018
I am fond of the stone age and like the idea of a game covering that age. I watched the video and it looks great. I only hope that he will be able to finish and release the game, for it sounds like a lot of work for one person.
Whitewolfe80 30 Nov, 2018
Been burnt to much for early access or kickstarter but will watch it as this is my jam
DMG 30 Nov, 2018
Definitely my type of game ^_^
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I really like the look of this game. I hope the developer is successful in his mission.
razing32 1 Dec, 2018
Seems ambitious but i am holding my fingers crossed they pull through.
0AD has been on Alpha since I was in college almost 10 years ago. And it is STLL in Alpha.
Would like to see a nice RTS on Linux that is complete.
Colombo 1 Dec, 2018
I kind of test this on Linux. It runs well (although water graphics is a bit broken). Dev listens to feedback and it is changing a LOT in area where it matters (controls). It used to require a lot of micro since you had to manually assign each action, so making advanced materials was annoying since you had to click every board or clay brick. But now, villagers without job automatically gather crops during season, they find incomplete tasks, such as building, and finish them and refining materials is easy since all you need to do is to assign person to workbench.

Basically, everything that I didn't like was reworked and now is much smoother.

Game is a bit empty right now, currently all you can do is build small village (as in video), but there is much more planned. Defensive buildings (palisades and stone-walls for big cities), warfare (some weapons and combat is already implemented, but it is lacking on enemy AI), trade and many other things you would expect in neolithic age.

It wasn't originally planned on Linux, but I have been pestering dev long enough that he tried to click on export button in Unity and it worked:) another proof that when you are smart enough and build with multiplatform code in the first place, it is not hard.

Same goes for the recently showed Fertile Crescent, I annoyed dev a bit and he send me linux build:)

So thanks Alex for this and LincRead for FC!

btw. I love the graphics in Neolithic, it remind me paintings in these history books (and textbooks).
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