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Roguelite Village-Builder Kainga: Seeds of Civilization Opens its Gates at the Steam Next Festival

First gameplay livestreams, developer Q&A and playable demo all going live from today

Bangkok, Thailand, 16th June, 2021Erik Rempen, solo game designer of the exciting new roguelite village-builder Kainga: Seeds of Civilization will be hosting livestreams with unseen content and developer Q&A sessions at the Steam Next Festival starting today. That’s not all; you will also be able to download a brand new playable demo of the game directly from the Steam page and take your first steps into the beautiful, procedurally generated game environment as the village’s Thinker.

Kainga: Seeds of Civilization is currently heading towards the end of a successful Kickstarter campaign where the initial target was funded in the first 16 days and the first stretch goal has already been passed.

Two developer livestream and Q+A sessions are planned for Kainga: Seeds of Civilization during the Steam Next Festival where Erik will demo a brand new build of his game and introduce the key gameplay mechanics and unveil brand new locations. Head over to the Steam page at 7pm BST/8pm CEST/2pm EDT/11am PDT on 16th and 21st June to watch the livestream event and join in the chat.

Finally, an exciting playable demo will also be available to download from the Steam page on the 16th and will give you your first taste of life as a Thinker, the leader of the village. Your people will look to you to make the important decisions needed to grow your humble campfire into a flourishing village.

Check out the Kickstarter video with an introduction of the game by Erik here

Kainga: Seeds of Civilization is a roguelite village-builder set in a world full of mystery and surprise. Taking on the role of the Thinker, the leader of the village, you will need to adapt to the procedurally generated environment and surroundings and make the right choices to allow your people and village to flourish. The Thinker is responsible for passing the players’ decisions and commands on to the people. Although the citizens are somewhat expendable, if the Thinker falls, you lose. Much like the king in chess, they’re weak and vulnerable and must be protected at all costs.

Instead of following the long-winded city builder formula, Kainga: Seeds of Civilization is focused on short, 30 minute to 1 hour challenges. Each challenge is a fresh and diverse experience in a new location which still allows the player to make progression between runs.

Features of Kainga: Seeds of Civilization.

  • Create A Unique Culture. Using the unique thinker skill tree, select research from a diverse branching technology tree inspired by civilizations around the world, make your mark on the world, with your choice of buildings, festivals, resource production and more!
  • Adapt to Your Surroundings. Use the terrain and resources to your advantage, keep an eye on the resources you have available and carefully plan and adapt to an ever changing environment, as you battle against the elements, disasters, other villages and even the beasts that roam the lands.
  • Train Units and Tame Beasts. Keep your village safe by researching technologies to equip your villagers with weapons to repeal attacks, or even use the beasts to your advantage by taming them and turning them on your rivals.
  • Acquire New Knowledge for Future Runs. Every end carries the seed of a new beginning, unlock new technology, biomes and challenges to add further complexity to each run.. Earn Karma to purchase advanced structure types and rescue thinkers to play with their leadership style and unique quirks.
  • Live Amongst or Upon Giant Beasts. The wildlife of these lands wander and interact with the environment, and often destroy those in their way. Can you learn to live with these animals? Or better yet, manage to tame them and build upon them.
  • Build Legendary Structures. From towering stone menhirs, to great halls and more. Construct and protect massive buildings using materials sourced from around the map.
  • Customize Your Playstyle. Choose a look and starting layout personalized to how you play best before diving into the procedurally generated world and putting your skills to the test.

Kainga: Seeds of Civilization is live on Kickstarter now. Fans can also wishlist the game on Steam here.

For more information please visit the official website here, follow Kainga: Seeds of Civilization’s journey on social media via Twitter and don’t forget to join the conversation on the official Discord channel.

Vic
Editor / Writer / Producer For Drop the Spotlight