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If you love the idea of building your own town then you will LOVE this game.
Banished is a city-building strategy game that is all about life and survival as you control a group of exiled travellers who decide to build their own city. The object of this game is to keep the population alive and to grow it into a powerful civilisation.
It has the feel of a modern Caesar 3 or Zeus: Master of Olympus but with much deeper gameplay. That’s because sustainable resource gathering must be considered if you want your settlement to survive in the long term.
This game has appeared out of nowhere but the initial youtube videos look brilliant. What’s more impressive is that it’s been developed by just 1 guy, Luke Hodorowicz .
If you’ve watched Lord Of The Rings, Star Trek, Avatar or other fantasy and sci-fi films then you maybe wondering if the languages spoken by the characters are real languages, or are the actors merely speaking gibberish?
This is a great video by John McWhorter that firsts asks if these are real languages before breaking down exactly what makes a ‘real language’. It’s a worthwhile watch for anyone interested in Conlangs or language in general.
It also has really beautiful animation. So click play below and don’t forget to comment.
If you’re looking for a little something to spice up your maps then here are 22 great map resources that I’ve collected from around the web. Many of them appear in the World Builders Guild resource folder on DeviantART.