Hearthlands, a medieval/fantasy city-building real time strategy game released officially back in 2017 just got a nice surprise update.
It's a "technical update" which includes no new content but it does update a lot of "low-level engine stuff" along with going 64bit only. On the Linux side of things, multi-monitor support has seen a vast improvement. For me, originally I was forced to run it in windowed mode as it would display in the middle of my two monitors which is now fixed—hooray!
- Build a medieval city;
- Play the game the way you like it: experiment with sandbox settings or play a campaign mode (ex. Polish localization);
- Keep your people happy by providing them with necessary resources and services;
- Gather resources, produce goods and build industries;
- See reports and tune up your economy;
- Build an army and protect your city from monsters and invasions;
- Trade and conduct diplomacy with neighbor realms, or go to war with them;
- Research technologies and cast spells;
- Challenge yourself by going after one of the achievements.
Is it worth picking up? You bet! I've put a ton of hours over the years into Hearthlands as it feels like a rather nice mix of classic city-builders wrapped up in sweet colourful graphics. It also performs really well, so there's that too.
The developer has mostly moved onto their newer game, Elsewhere, a game about exploration, crafting, building, mining and so on which resembles Minecraft in graphical style.