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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Hooded Horse
Developer: Minmax Games

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'Clanfolk' Gets Steam Early Access Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 26, 2022 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT

Inspired by Prison Architect and Rimworld, Clanfolk is a medieval Scottish colony sim offers a harsh lesson in survival.

Clanfolk is intentionally challenging and is designed to test players as winter approaches. Food will initially be plentiful and the nights warm until the seasons change and resources begin to dwindle. With procedurally generated maps, players will need to find the perfect location to put down roots if their Clan is to thrive.

Each member of your Clan has their own behavior traits that directly impacts how each character lives their life in your colony. Some will be afraid of the dark, meaning that bedrooms should be well lit to get better sleep, while others will have a high metabolism so they’ll eat more food but also work and move faster. Managing this, alongside the maintenance of your homestead, is key to not only surviving but also building strong relations with neighboring Clans.

With fully simulated weather conditions and seasons, each day in the Scottish highlands is unique. As you clear the land and build your homestead exactly how you choose you’ll need to juggle a complex hierarchy of needs that governs how your Clanfolk live their lives. This will ultimately determine whether you last through the winter. Played across generations, from birth until death, Clanfolk’s depth and scope is vast, granting players complete control over their experience and how they manage their survival.

Will you survive the winter?

Clanfolk will be coming to Steam early access on July 14, 2022 and will remain so for at least 6 months, but interested fans can already check out a playable demo on Steam.

“The Early Access version is fully playable and has all four seasons working. Each season takes roughly three hours to pass. It is also very unlikely anyone makes it through the winter on their first try. Clanfolk is also open ended, so players can guide their Clan to grow and flourish over generations.”

“The full version of Clanfolk will have additional content and systems compared to the Early Access version. Which systems receive more content will be the main focus of the Early Access period using the community to help guide priorities. The end goal is to achieve the feeling of a living homestead where players really care about each clan member and their future.”

Key Features:

  • Get to know and care for your Clanfolk, across generations, from birth until their eventual death.
  • Develop strong relations with neighbouring Clans, meeting guests, workers, and traders.
  • Clear the land and build your homestead, exactly how you choose.
  • A complex hierarchy of needs system governs how your Clanfolk live their life in the community you plan for them.
  • Process resources and craft everything you need from the environment, using historically accurate methods.
  • Full world simulation including weather, seasons, warmth, freezing, and much more.  Each day is a little different.

Clanfolk is in development for PC (Steam).

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