The beauty of Kickstarter isn’t just that you can support projects from all walks of purpose, but you can also see the creativity in the ideas that are being presented. Take King Under The Mountain for example. This procedurally generated game starts off as a simple settlement building simulator. But, once you get your village up and running, you can actually send characters off on journeys. It’s a beautiful and creative take on both genres.
As noted, your initial goal is to build you a home, but even that has some choices in the game. There are three races you can be from the start, and each one has special skills, as well as challenges. For example, if you play as the Dwarves, you’ll be able to do things a lot easier because they’re working together happily. Whereas Orcs are more primal, and always want to fight, and thus don’t think building homes are that important. Then you got Humans, who will only work if you pay them. Each one requires a different kind of playstyle which is sure to entice strategy gamers.
King Under The Mountain really is a procedurally generated game. So if you don’t like how you start one game, then you click a new one, the map won’t be the same. Furthermore, once you go and explore the world you live in, the map will often randomly fill in certain areas depending on what you’re doing.
Though the game has dual game mechanics with the world-building and exploring, it has depth in both. You’ll need to keep managing your settlement, raising up characters to help run things, setting up special buildings so that people can get certain things, it’s a full-on simulator, one that will require a lot of your attention. Whereas the adventures are a bit more straightforward, but they still can be very rewarding in both getting treasures and boosting the morale of your characters.
King Under The Mountain is seeking $56,000 and has 28 days to go.