Love your city / village building sims? You should take a little look at Folklands, a relaxing settlement builder with simulated citizens that you need to take care of.
The developer, Bromantic Games, recently put up a new demo to get ready for Steam Next Fest. Their previous demo had a lot of placeholders with this new demo having a graphical update, plus tons of other improvements and content additions. Part of what has my interest is that you'll not only be able to play solo, but you'll also be able to play online with or against others. Nice to see more village builders have that in.
A recent trailer is below:
- Collect & Refine Resources - Settle down in uncharted lands, and harvest its resources. Refine raw materials into processed goods to build and expand your settlement. Create production chains that enhance or combine materials to create even more advanced products as the needs of your settlement grows.
- Trading & Dimplomacy - Establish trade routes with the nearby kingdoms to stock up on resources you don't have, or become a trade hub supplying goods and resources. Trade with one of the 3 kingdoms in singleplayer or with other players in multiplayer.
- Overcome Adversity - Face different challenges as your settlement grows. Manage the production and distribution of necessary resources to combat and prevent the dangers of fire, sickness and crime.
- Never the same twice - A procedurally generated world tuned to your liking, guarantees that you will never play the same game twice. Adapt to the surrounding terrain and the availability or scarcity of resources to ensure a growing and happy settlement!
- Build a peaceful thriving settlement or enable the optional disasters or conflict mode for additional challenges.
- Planned Steam workshop support will let you create or install new content or modify the game rules to your liking.
- Please your citizens to attract different types of people and trade with the neighboring kingdoms.
- Play with or against your friends or enjoy a relaxing settlement building experience alone.
Check it out on Steam with a demo now live. It has Native Linux support.