- Crate Entertainment, the company responsible for Grim Dawn, has announced a new title - Farthest Frontier.
- The game will be an economic strategy that will enable you to build your own settlement on the frontier and manage it.
- The title will launch in early access and remain there between four and eight months.
Fans of so-called city builders, or economic strategy game in which we can build our own cities and manage them, are certainly familiar with Banished. This 2014 title enabled you to take control of a group of exiles forced to establish their own medieval settlement and gained quite a lot of popularity. It was was well received by both the community and industry media. If you liked the title and you're looking for something new with a similar vibe, you may want to take a look at the recently announced Farthest Frontier.
Farthest Frontier is the responsibility of Crate Entertainment, which previously developed the popular hack'n'slash Grim Dawn. During the game our task will be to build a town somewhere on the frontier. Our duties will include building new houses, workshops, barracks, defense walls, or public buildings, collecting resources, trading with other cities, and of course, taking care of the basic needs of the inhabitants. This last aspect is to be quite complex. For example, we'll be able to get food by hunting, fishing, and farming, but in the latter case, it will be necessary to use crop rotation, which will prevent the soil from becoming barren.
In addition, our charges will be threatened by numerous external factors such as severe frosts and heat, drought, agressive fauna, and disease. The avoidance of epidemics is to a large extent dependent on our actions. For example, ensuring access to clean water will minimize the risk of citizens contracting dysentery or cholera.
Farthest Frontier already has its card on Steam. Soon the title should launch in early access. It will contain a skeleton of planned gameplay which will be enough for over 10 hours of fun. Testing period will last between four and eight months.
Although the premise of Farthest Frontier promises to be quite interesting, some may ask, what next for Grim Dawn? The team at Crate Entertainment has assured that the title will still receive updates. However, most of the studio's employees are focused on the development of their new game.
- Farthest Frontier - official homepage