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Lead Your Refugees to a New Life and Create a New Home for Them

May 11, 2017  –  Developer Mindillusion and publisher Bitbox announced today the upcoming release date for their Middle Ages-era City Building game, Life is Feudal: Forest Village. Set for release on May 26, Forest Village challenges players to lead a small group of refugees, forced to begin again on an unknown island. Shape the land and expand with houses, pastures, orchards, farms, windmills and many other real-world experiences. Forage in the forest, hunt for prey, grow crops and domesticate animals for food. As Winter creeps in, you’ll need to stock up on firewood, charcoal and warm clothes to survive.

Feeling like getting more directly involved in your town’s development? Then take control of one of your villagers, zoom down to their level, and work on construction, foraging and management, or just enjoy strolling around town. Forest Village is all about realism, from having to fight disease and malnutrition, to dealing with the specific water and soil requirements of a summer crop, and even getting everyone undercover during a terrifying lightning storm. The game will challenge the burgeoning Burgermeister in everyone.

Life is Feudal: Forest Village is a feature-rich, town building simulator strategy game with engaging survival aspects. Lead your people — a small group of refugees who were forced to start again on an unknown island.

You can oversee your village from a birdseye view or occupy one of your villagers to control and perform tasks in a first person view to speed things up or just to explore.

Features Include:

Advanced farming system – Different crops require varying amounts of moisture, labor and time in order to ripen ready for harvest. Your pastures and hens require hunters to protect them from forest predators.

Switch between birdseye and first person views – Play in a overhead view, or take direct control of a villager and play from a first person perspective.

Diseases, food rations and vitamins – Diseases spread faster in cold weather, especially if your villagers lack warm clothes or their food is too plain and lacking in vitamins. Try to stock all types of food possible to keep your villagers healthy.

Dynamic/reactive  ecosystem – Villagers walking in the surrounding woods too often will scare wildlife deeper into forest, making hunting more challenging. Excessive farming or woodcutting can lead to flora and fauna extinction

Real time weather and seasons system – Summer droughts will force your farmers to water your crops and rainy days will force them to dig trenches to drain excess water. You’ll also need firewood and warm clothes for your villagers in Winter.

Morale and increasing population –  Keep your villagers happy and their families will grow – that is, if their needs are being met! Living in overcrowded hostels, unfulfilled requirements and even bearing witness to a villager’s demise will reduce morale and their productivity.

Disasters – Lightning strikes, tornadoes, earthquakes and more! Make sure your villagers are prepared for disaster and have places to hide.

Mod friendly – Game modders will have access to AI, animations, task and resource management, navigation, sounds and many other game systems.
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Bitbox is an independant indie studio, developer and publisher of PC games. Founded in 2011 by Vladimir ‘Bobik’ Piskunov, the studio’s most notable achievement is the release of the successful multiplayer online RPG project: Life is Feudal: Your Own.

Mindillusion is a small indie game development studio of roughly 5 developers that was founded in 2015. Their development is based on the homemade gaming engine, that was developed by their lead developer in the past decade. Forest Village is their first gaming title shipped.

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