Ancient Cities is an upcoming PC game city builders should keep an eye on

Cities: Skylines provided players with a blank canvas to construct and manage their own modern city, but what if you wish to take a trip thousands of years ago and start a colony way back then? This is what Ancient Cities from Uncasual Games plans to offer. The title is a real-time strategy civilization simulator that touches on exploration, the evolution of colonies, as well as the introduction of technology.

The game has already gone through Steam Greenlight, surpassed a goal on Kickstarter, and is now on Indiegogo to continue funding for development and more content for release. Here's the goal with Ancient Cities:

We love tech, strategy games, history, archaeology and cities. We dream, as you do, with a gorgeous strategy city simulator, focused in history and realism, that lets the player develop its city through the ages in a credible and immersive way.

What makes Ancient Cities intriguing to someone who enjoys a solid real-time strategy or city builder experience is the ability to start fresh in the Neolithic era and take a colony through the ages. The team has already built a stable foundation with the absolute essentials already coded. Things like citizen needs, technology advancement, exploration, day/night cycles, and basic AI are all stated to be developed.

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That said, there's still a long way to go and this game isn't slated for release until December 2018. The developer has shared some features that are planned for release:

  • Discover the lands with parties.
  • Develop relationships with factions.
  • Other cities for raiding, trade, and more.
  • Migration will be simulated (religion, tech, culture).
  • Hunter parties.
  • World events to change the course of history.
  • Defensive structures, including walls, towers, and more.
  • The introduction of finite natural resources.
  • Unlock weapons and tools for construction.
  • Religion will play a major role, as well as politics.
  • Increased number of clothes, animals, building types, etc.
  • Citizen traits (religion, culture, etc.)
  • Simulated health and sickness.

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Interested in backing the game ahead of release? Head over to the Indiegogo page to make a pledge. We'll be sure to cover the game as it nears release next year and will no doubt have a review published to see if Ancient Cities is worth your time.

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Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.