Hooded Horse have revealed a brand new Clanfolk trailer ahead of today’s highly anticipated launch. Solo developed by MinMax Games and inspired by Prison Architect and Rimworld, the medieval colony sim offers a harsh lesson in survival against the backdrop of the Scottish highlands.
Set across multiple generations as your family grows and survives against the brutal winters of the highlands, Clanfolk is designed to test players as the seasons roll by. With food plentiful and the nights warm during the spring and summer months, mother nature begins to bite as the seasons change and resources begin to dwindle. With procedurally generated maps, players will need choose wisely where to put down roots if their Clan is to thrive long enough to last the winter.
With a heavy focus on lineage, players will have to manage their family, traits, roles and responsibilities if they’re to prosper. Each member of your Clan has their own behavioral traits that directly impacts how each character lives their life in your colony. Some will be afraid of the dark, meaning that bedrooms should be well lit to get better sleep, while others will have a high metabolism so they’ll eat more food but also work and move faster. Managing this, alongside the maintenance of your homestead, is key to not only surviving but also building strong relations with neighboring Clans.
With fully simulated weather conditions and seasons, each day in the Scottish highlands is unique. As you clear the land and build your homestead exactly how you choose you’ll need to juggle a complex hierarchy of needs that governs how your Clanfolk live their lives. This will ultimately determine whether you last through the winter. Played across generations, from birth until death, Clanfolk’s depth and scope is vast, granting players complete control over their experience and how they manage their survival. Will you survive the winter?