Have you ever started playing Rimworld, only for you to be disappointed by its distinct focus on sci-fi, instead of fantasy? Well, we just might have something for you with King Under the Mountain!
King Under the Mountain is a (hopefully) upcoming strategy sim where you'll get to manage your own settlement, process resources via production chains, micromanage your settlers and all of those wonderful features you've come to treasure by playing Dwarf Fortress, Settlers, and the like. King Under the Mountain promises to deliver all of that and more, provided that it gets Kickstarted, of course.
Sitting at about $3,500 out of $13,248 required, and with 89 backers and 30 days to go, King Under the Mountain is looking good so far, with no real reason for us or the developers to be worried about its future.
The game is inspired by both classic and contemporary fantasy literature, and will offer a number of races for you to manage, each with special traits, needs, wishes and behaviours that a smart player will be eager to exploit for the meta-game.
Something that's very impressive at this point in the game's development is the fact that devs have already offered a playable prototype for us to try out, which is available on the Kickstarter page. It's more of a proof-of-concept demo than anything else, and currently in pre-alpha, but it's there, and that's a really good sign for the game's future.
If you're interested in helping the project along, be sure to check out the Kickstarter for King Under the Mountain, and with any luck, we'll be looking at something really impressive in a few years' time.