Developer and publisher Long Jaunt announced Norland, a city-building and medieval kingdom simulation where stories are created. These stories can be based on just about anything that could happen in a medieval kingdom: a noble family, a slave uprising, betrayal, battles, religious conflicts, and class society. Norland inspired by other strategy games such as Rimworld, Crusader Kings and Caesar, who were honored for building the world and telling stories in those worlds. If Norland manages to be even half as good as these games, then we’ll have a great time.
Players will manage a noble family in a city filled with dozens of characters of different classes such as peasants, slaves, soldiers, criminals. Quests can be assigned to all members of a noble family, who will build “difficult relationships” among themselves with such things as love, hate, envy, jealousy, betrayal, and the all-too-familiar lust for power.
Watch the announcement trailer below:
The game has a world map, so you’ll have to make the right decisions as events unfold on a global scale. Assassination and intrigue will be your bread and butter, and you will need to make yourself strong by increasing your kingdom’s population and production chains in order to trade with caravans and pay the wages of your workers.
The starting conditions in each new game will be different, so Norland should be a relatively unique experience on each playthrough. We’ll have to see for ourselves when the game releases on Steam in the fall of 2022.