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AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CITY BUILDER – FOCUSING ON SURVIVAL, EXPANSION AND CREATIVITY.
Dynasty of the Sands challenges you to build a grand city upon the banks of the Nile. A huge open world awaits, populated with relics of dynasties past. Discover resources and technologies, improve the lives of your citizens, and build a vast city.
You start from humble beginnings, a collection of mud and straw huts, from which you will develop a mighty city.
Dynasty of the Sands takes place in an open world environment, with seasons, a day/night cycle, weather, wildlife, disease and more. These systems challenge the player as they develop a city to sustain a growing population.
Build resource chains to provide the essentials for your people. Learn to manage in the harsh desert conditions. The needs of your villagers, the environmental pressures and the demands of the Gods make constructing your city a challenging experience. Deal with pressure to appease the Gods and your people or suffer the potential consequences.
Utilise satisfying building tools to raise your settlement from humble mud huts to a magnificent city in the desert. Access extensive creative options for building the city how you see fit (buildings, decorations, plants, waterways, platforms, roads, staircases).
Delve into Dynasty of the Sand’s sizable map to discover points of interest, resource deposits, and various flora and fauna. Use uncovered knowledge to research technology, allowing you to create new and upgraded buildings to expand your settlement.
Master control of your city and population through governance. Create laws and mandates which let the city run itself, allowing your focus to fall on the most important aspects of your Empire.
DEMANDS OF THE GODS
The Gods pose an ever present threat, and appeasing them is the only way to avoid their wrath. Building statues, shrines, temples and giving sacrifices are just some of the ways to pacify them. By leaning into Fantasy elements the Gods become as real as they were to ancient people. Meet or refuse their constant demands, or perhaps become a God in your own right. Every choice will have lasting consequences for our players.
Emergent Events will provide content for the player to interact with throughout their entire playthrough. From villager requests, mysterious travellers and the appearance of the very Gods themselves, these events will weave their way throughout the fabric of the game and have far reaching consequences for the player to help cement their immersion in the world.
BUILD AND UPGRADE
A wide array of buildings and tools are at your disposal to create a mighty city. Most buildings have six levels of upgrade, from mud & straw through to a jewel-encrusted monument. The freeform nature of the building tools let the player to express themselves and their vision of a fantastic Ancient Egypt. Build stairs into the sides of hills, bridges over water and more.
CREATE BEAUTIFUL SETTLEMENTS
Creative tools are a key focus, place flowerbeds and trees along paths, build custom parks for your citizens, locate, recover and display artifacts in your city on a range of custom plinths.
Vast amounts of quarried rock are required to construct your Pyramid. Sandstone blocks and limestone casing become a valuable commodity as you expand your monument. Completion of Pyramid levels grants power from the Gods, used to unlock technologies and avoid the Gods’ wrath.
In-depth environments, day/night cycle, weather, wildlife, disease and many more systems are constantly changing and evolving to create a dynamic and engaging game experience. Explore Dynasty’s huge open-world environment and experience Ancient Egypt’s local plantlife, wildlife and the changing seasons. The world feels alive, allowing the player to immerse themselves in the distant past
THE CHALLENGE OF BALANCE
Constructing your city is a balancing act. The needs of your villagers, the environmental pressures and the Gods make this a challenging experience. However, perseverance will be rewarded with a golden city of riches.
Resources will be required in abundance. Primary resources like Mud and Flax can be grown and extracted. Secondary and Tertiary resources like Mud Brick and Pottery must be crafted within a series of production buildings.
Villagers must be provided with Water Sources, Food, Shelter and Entertainment to ensure they remain happy and healthy.