It’s been a while since I highlighted a cool indie game, so today we’re going to take a look at The Wandering Village, a city building simulation game with a unique twist to the mechanic!

The Wandering Village is a city building simulation game. 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 they call ‘Onbu’.

Become their leader, build their settlement and form a symbiotic relationship with the creature to survive together in this hostile, yet beautiful post-apocalyptic world that now surrounds you. What makes the game unique is that as the creature travels, the goal is to 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 while 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.

Key Features

  • Build a village on the back of a giant creature
  • Farm various crops
  • Send out foraging missions to gather rare resources
  • Survive a variety of different biomes and events
  • Build a relationship with a giant and influence its actions
  • Ecology/Biology inspired gameplay
  • Unique blend of 3D and hand-drawn, hand-animated 2D graphics   

I gotta say, I don’t think I’ve seen anyone try something like this, which has me quite excited to try it out. From what I was able to gather, the game is scheduled for a Q4 2022 release and is a single-player game, which is sad because it would have been dope to see other players Ongu and see how their towns developed! I look forward to trying out the game, and if you’re interested you can wishlist it on Steam now!

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