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Ymir is a 4X multiplayer strategy game combined with a city builder where each player develops a civilization of Pigmen starting at the stone age.
The game is divided in 2 main interfaces : a worldmap view and a regional view. Each world tile matches a unique procedurally generated isometric zone that can be explored, settled and built on by players. In each one players can find random resources such as ores , animals or plants depending on the climate, relief and vegetation of the region.
Pigs with clothes.
Multiplayer on local or persistent servers.
Complex socio-economic simulator for a challenging city-building experience on its own.
Fully procedural worlds where each region is random and unique.
7 biomes, each one with its own specific resources to encourage player-trading.
Advanced diplomatic and economic tools to setup treaties ( right of passage, taxes, payments, trade agreements... ) and trade routes between players.
Real-time battles.
WILL remain free of any pay-to-win .
No direct control over population and economy: They breed, age, work and buy things according to the simulation.
Population divided in social classes with specific incomes, purchasing power and revenues.
Dynamic resources prices based on supply/demand, rarity and production costs.
Even player consumed resources are taken into account: materials for buildings have to be bough at their market prices, generating incomes to the producers and affecting the economy.
A simulator instead of a set of independent game rules : all variables and actions influence each other in sometimes unpredictable ways that makes things frustratingly challenging.
Producing too much of something can be as damaging as not enough making the logic of the game quite different from classic management games. ( ex: instead of having positive effects, distributing a new resource can actually destabilize your economy if you're not careful )
Real-time battles are not instantiated and actually take place in your cities.
Build and customize your fortifications with walls, bridges, gates, stairs, towers and battlements.
With the terrain tools, modify the terrain heights to take maximum advantage of natural defenses like cliffs and hill tops.
Water forces troops to embark and cross with slow vulnerable rafts: dig canals around your forts, secure your bridges or build a citadel on a river-island with fortified bridges.
A Strategic-tool allows players to design their local defensive strategy in each one of their cities in case of attack: creating defensive zones, setting troops initial deployment positions and setting their behavior in battle.
Battles are not instantaneous and belligerents can send reinforcements while a battle is still in progress.
Battles can include unlimited 'teams' at the same time, each one fighting according to its allegiances.
Battle troops during a battle are all AI controlled ( so that battles can happen independently of the player's presence ).
Dozens of unit types including mounted camels, elephants and mammoths.
2 game modes:
Real-time mode : a 'classical' mode to be played alone or with a few friends, meant to be played with the permanent presence of all players and to be stopped/continued over several playing sessions.
* Permanent mode : a more "MMO" mode where the game server is to be left running 24/7 at all times even when players are offline and where actions take much more time than in the real-time mode. Meant to be played with the maximum number of players on a day-to-day basis, with games lasting several weeks.

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Thibaud Michaud
Thibaud Michaud
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Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel core i5
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7800, screen resolution 1920x1080
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Product received For free Early Access Review A few Words to Ymir: (Further down there are also links to my Ymir videos, in case you don't want to read) Ymir has a solid Basic Idea and allows you, especially with Friends, but also with Strangers within a big Spi There's a lot of Fun to be enjoyed with. Interacting with others, and Raging in a complex geopolitical Environment, is more than interesting And offers many exciting opportunities. That's Why I give Ymir a positive Rating. The Game is far from finished, though,... The Package you get is playable, but from time to time also to annoy in black-Why this is how I explain in the Text, but rather also in the Videos. First of all, on technology: If you only have one IPV6 Address (like me) you can't even host a Server without Tunneling services like Hamachi. Dedicated Servers are planned or are being worked on, but to my Knowledge not yet ready for mass use or can be purchased by server hosting Service. The Servers or the Saves are currently very unstable, so you should be prepared for multiple Reboots and New Beginnings. To joinen The Ymir Discord To then joinen the appropriate Community Server Discords (There is a Channel by listing them all) is Mandatory to be well informed. The Construction Part of the Game is solid, so who only plays "Single Player-Ceaser with Pigs" WIL, l can at least do that until an "idea" (Which one needs for Research) does not want to spawn partout, because the Game wants to force one In To make Contact In order to exchange "ideas." You should be able to do so at least English, have a Lot of Luck to meet a Compatriot or just Look for servers that are awarded German. The Game has included a lot of construction Sites, for example, the non-existent Game Balance at the Beginning (which is partly wanted x _ x) if you want to play competitive. The Battle AI is virtually non-existent and you can adjust to getting your hair out when your Troops line up like brainless Golems and run to Their deaths. The Event System during Exploration Can also bring you violently to the Palm Tree. It can be, if you're unlucky, that you lose "just so" whole Armies, or the Painstakingly built movement Points, – There the Game is unforgiving. Especially if that happens several times in a row you really think RNG be out to get you:D. A Defensive Style of Play is generally strongly preferred (bunkering down in almost impregnable fortresses is quite possible). As an aggressive Player, you have to do a lot to crack them, which is also because there are no Siege Mechanics. The Economic System is gradually improving and, in addition to political Possibilities such as introducing Social Reforms, various Economic forms and other ' Policies ', is one of the strong Sides of the Game. In Theory, Ymir is a great Sandbox that invites cooperation, Conflict, trade, deep Thoughts about one's economy, Stimulus programs, and other shenenigans-but still some. Parts severe, Teething suffers. Short Known Facts:-The Game is not yet available in German (If there should be a Fan Translation at all)-it is a 1-Man team, so everything takes a correspondingly long time-Ymir was developed with Gamemaker (!)-There are currently less than 10 Persistent Server-Meanwhile, Ymir has an integrated chat that facilitates diplomacy-A decent Session in Persistent Mode can take several Months, which is more of a Strategy MMO That is partly reminiscent of Browser games than a classic 4X Strategy. -There is also a Kind of "World Chronicles" in which Players can share their Achievements with others = write about them and publish a Kind of Newspaper article. My Impressions of Ymir in Video Format: My new Series for the current Steam Release-it also includes TUTORIALS HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=AVHOGEGJFYE Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMwqkym59Zrv_FkwJ_uGNCXNn0GAeIbuB Real-time Game to "Learn": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fegt1aAC78k&index=2&list=PLMwqkym59ZruZ62NR_m4TcTHCs9wuIqGL&t=0s Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMwqkym59ZruZ62NR_m4TcTHCs9wuIqGL My first Great Persistent round with great Alliance of Start at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6dhdkkW7CQ&list=PLMwqkym59ZrvS-q9kabNtS4puBnZBofHA&t=0s&index=2 Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMwqkym59ZrvS-q9kabNtS4puBnZBofHA
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