Crate Entertainment's new project - a town builder

city builder ew no

Oh but it is - FACT!

They are not making a city builder fact, common sense, logic.

If you say they are, have they said they are. If they have not said, but you know they are show the proof.

Yes they have.

If they have not said, but you know they are show the proof.

Proof follows:


  2. Medierra’s comments from the 5th October stream:

"kobrao :hows new project going @Medierra
Medierra :I think we’re getting close to being able to show more / announce the new game but we don’t have a website / marketing art or anything else set up… so much peripheral stuff you have to do beyond just making the game

drazac :so is the new game a city builder, or is it a strategy with city building elements
Crank9000 :Has there been any info what genre the new game is? There was talk about some kind of RTS around year ago or so
Medierra :its a town-builder with an optional combat element

genericvillain :Is it confirmed that their new project has anything to do with grim dawn?
Medierra :new project is not related to Grim Dawn

CepheidSauron :Any new projects you guys are working this year, except for the expansion?
Medierra :“new” project, which is about 2 years old now, is a town-builder done in Unity though… then we’ll be starting something else soon"

You want facts - you have FACTS. :rolleyes:

Medierra’s common sense/logic is outlined here in this post from 2016:

He’s just a little behind in telling us more about it than originally planned. :stuck_out_tongue:

Whooo… you haven’t been paying attention lately have you? This is old news :rolleyes: I suppose in your defense you’ve only been registered on the boards for about year so I suppose you’ve missed it all.

The very first hint we ever got of it was here…

You can mostly thank the XboxOne port. :wink:

It requires DX11 and we’ll also need to do a bunch of work to get decent frame rates on there. We won’t be changing anything else about the PC version that will affect gameplay but it will get these engine improvements and some additional controller functionality.

We also are planning another “spin-off” game that is based on GD but a somewhat different kind of game.

The totally new non-GD project we’re working on uses Unity.[/QUOTE]

It hasn’t been widely discussed overall and certainly not by them for the most part, except with teases/hints. But otherwise, by this point, it has definitely been confirmed to both be in the works (and in the works for roughly 2 years already) AND that it is indeed a city-builder.

We don’t need proof, we just need: FACT, COMMON SENSE, LOGIC!

Good try powbam, but wrong. This was the first almost exactly 2 years ago now.

However, a hint of what might come our way was even earlier - right back in May 2011.

So yeah, for some of us - really OLD news. :wink:

Ahh… had a feeling there was a lil something prior to it. Jus didn’t feel like trying to find it :wink:

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No problem for me, they’re in my increasingly longer and longer list of things I need to know. :smiley: Those were noted before I became a mod though as I knew people would ask questions about the new project as time went by so made sense to be able to find them quickly.

If you click on the Crate site button in the top menu you can poke around and find 2 pieces of what appear* to be concept art from a city builder too.

Yes, they were mentioned in the Mountain Valley Town thread as well.

Still no idea what the second one might have been for, but as eis said has been on the site pretty much from the website’s inception I think. Who knows. That may also become part of a new Crate project some day. :smiley:

I hope its something like Anno in GD setting.

Difficult to tell atm since we only have the one screenshot from last Christmas’s message and the background screenshot on the Crate website to go on.

Pretty sure they confirmed it had nothing to with gd sadly but maybe it will be a similar setting

That second picture I do believe has to do with the Black Legion game they were originally going to do. I’m pretty sure I came across that picture in some old articles discussing it.

Edit: yup I found the picture in use here, circa 2009…
… enjoy.

This article also uses the picture.

You may want to see the various other articles of it around that time. Here ya go.

The interesting thing tho is that medierra originally did in fact confirm, as I show in one of my posts further up, that it was based in GD’s world, not necessarily the same time frame. So, I’m not sure if there is some kind of mixup going on over it or if something changed at some point.

Thanks for those powbam, I’ll have a look in a bit.

As for Medierra changing his mind I think you’ve confused things a bit. In that quote he says they’re “planning” a spin off based on GD, but then goes on to say the totally non-GD project uses Unity - and we know the town builder has that engine. So possible new game being planned based on GD, but the project already being worked on was the Unity engined town builder.

Yeah I’ve noticed that it could be read that way as well but it’s hard to say for sure since it wasn’t put in the clearest of ways. Maybe we’ll get lucky and he’ll pop in and enlighten us.

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Yeah, but you also have this at the end of his big post in the Mountain Valley thread.

So yes, they are looking at other GD related games, but the town builder was never one of them that I can see.

That not quite ARPGs still intrigues me.

Alright. So it is probably a mixup since he was mentioning different trains of thought with different type games in the same breath basically :wink: kinda his fault but I’ll forgive him lol

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