Kickstarter Wandering Village Launched

Another very interesting Kickstarter has launched: Wandering Village. And interesting in more ways then one: the developer behind the Kickstarter is Stray Fawn Studio plus this is a city builder with a twist!

Recently I got to know the developer studio because I had the pleasure of reviewing Niche: a Genetics Survival Sim. That great game started life as a Kickstarter too, which is why I’m very interested in this new campaign. Even though, for now, it aims at a Steam release.

Onbu, the Wandering Creature

In a world where mysterious plants are spreading all over the earth, emitting toxic spores as they grow, a group of people seeks shelter on the back of a giant, wandering creature. Becoming their leader, players build both their settlement and a symbiotic relationship with the gentle beast to survive together in this hostile, yet beautiful post-apocalyptic world that now surrounds them.

At its core, The Wandering Village is a city building and resource management game with rogue-like and survival elements. You can farm various crops to keep your villagers fed, send out foraging missions to gather rare resources and scout the environment while constantly expanding the settlement.

Of course, living on the back of a living, breathing beast comes with its own challenges, such as helping to maintain the creature’s health and building trust. This might even lead to the beast paying attention to your requests as it wanders through a variety of different biomes, each with its own perks and challenges, always trying to outrun the threat of the toxic spores.

Funny, this concept really reminded me of Terry Pratchett’s Disc World! But the developers write on their campaign page: “Our main inspirations for the game were the evocative drawings of french artist Moebius and the works of Studio Ghibli, specifically Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke.”

Aiming for Steam, Stretch Goals Will Follow

The aim for now is to bring the game to Steam in Early Access in Q4-2021. A goal that Stray Fawn Studio (a Swiss studio from Zurich) is working hard on, ad half of their 10 person team is working on The Wandering Village.

The goal of this Kickstarter is € 30.000 and the campaign has only just started and has to be funded by Fri, November 13 2020 11:30 PM CET. At this time, being launched today, there are already 506 backers that have pledged €13,642! So I’m pretty sure the goal will be met, so it will be interesting to see what the stretch goals are….still hoping for a Switch release!

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