Voilà une des belles surprises du festival des démos qui s’achève aujourd’hui sur Steam. Il s’agit d’un petit city-builder, très relaxant, et dont le principe est tout simplement d’associer des tuiles similaires. Cela au fur et à mesure que celles-ci seront piochées aléatoirement, en n’en connaissant que deux à l’avance. Au début, c’est simple, et très vite on s’aperçoit que cela se complique. Tout en restant toutefois assez amusant pour que l’on essaie de faire le meilleur score possible.
Démo oblige, la version actuelle du jeu est très limitée en contenu. Et l’interface est par moment un peu confuse. C’est le défaut des jeux misant sur une forte simplicité visuelle, il faut parfois trop deviner ce que l’on doit faire… Mais je n’ai essayé que la démo et à terme on voit bien le potentiel très sympathique de ce titre créé par quatre étudiants berlinois qui ont trouvé là une belle formule.
Pour plus d’informations sur Dorfromantik, dont la sortie en version Accès anticipé est prévue le 25 mars prochain, voyez cette page sur Steam. Dans un genre similaire, mais sans hexagones, voyez aussi notre article sur Islanders.
Dorfromantik in Early Access on March 25
We are very happy to announce the Early Access launch of Dorfromantik for March 25 2021.
Why Early Access?
Originally, we had set ourselves a timeframe of about a year for Dorfromantik, with the release falling on mid-late 2021. However, in our view Dorfromantik is already in a perfectly playable and stable state with all core features and lots of polishing already in place.
Dorfromantik is a peaceful and wholesome game and many of you are telling us that even the prototype helped you unwind in these globally harsh times. This has convinced us to bring Dorfromantik to the community earlier than we had originally planned. An Early Access release allows us to do this and improve the game with updates and the feedback from you, the players.
The Early Access version offers enough content to enjoy for many hours and will bring you a beautiful, relaxing experience. Also it can be a great distraction while sitting through boring Zoom calls
How long will Dorfromantik be in Early Access?
We don’t want to drag out the development of Dorfromantik unnecessarily, but continue to work towards the mid-late 2021 target for the full release.
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
The core mechanics of Dorfromantik are complete for us and we would now like to build on them with more complexity and variety. Next to a creative mode, we envision more biomes, more unlockable tiles (some with special behaviour), more options to collect points and more supported languages. But we also want to communicate quite openly and transparently where we don’t want to go with Dorfromantik, namely: 4X strategy, trading & resource management, combat and multiplayer.
What will the state of the Early Access version be on March 25?
Dorfromantik is currently in a perfectly playable and stable state. There is a playable tutorial to learn the game mechanics and a classic game mode where you can improve your own highscore. There will be 3 playable biomes and 10 unlockable tiles on the Early Access release.
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
Yes, we would like to thank everyone who is already supporting us during Early Access with a reduced price for that period.
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
We are a small team of 4 Game Design students and have set ourselves a clear goal with Dorfromantik for the year 2021. We are happy with the current core gameplay mechanics and don’t want to make any more big changes to it. We will read through all the community feedback and address it if we think it fits well with our ideas for Dorfromantik. We can also imagine leaving specific feature requests to the community via voting to decide what will be in implemented for the final game. Please note that we will mainly use the Community Hub in Steam for all of this and communicate in English or German.
Playable Demo & Steam Game Festival
Don’t forget that you have the chance to play our exclusive new Demo during the Steam Game Festival February 21. Just visit us on our Steam Store Page during the festival and download the demo there.
As always wishlisting the game helps us a lot to get a chance showing Dorfromantik to a bigger audience, thank you very much for your support! ??
Team Toukana :)