Prehistoric Turn-Based Survival Game The Ancients Reveals Gameplay in New Trailer

The Ancients

Publisher Camlann Games and developer GorillaSoftWorks have released the gameplay reveal trailer for their upcoming title The Ancients. The Ancients is a turn-based survival strategy game in which you will lead your prehistoric tribe through the last Ice Age. The Ancients is set to release later this year in Early Access on PC via Steam. Check out the new gameplay trailer for The Ancients below before we jump into additional details:

In The Ancients, you will lead your very own prehistoric tribe through the last Ice Age. Being the leader of the tribe, it will be your responsibility to take key decisions and decide what is best for the survival of your tribe. With the continents shifting and the last Ice Age right around the corner, you have to lead your tribe to safety however the journey is not as simple as it sounds. Along your journey, you will fight many fierce predators who are trying their best to find any remaining food left in the world.

The game’s map will feature hexagon tiles where you will take part in strategic tactical battles with multiple clans and also learn about different prehistoric animals native to each region. As you progress in the game, you will also get a chance to improve the stats of your tribe via a detailed Research Tree. You can learn to use different tools, and weapons, and construct shelters to survive in the harsh Ice Age. Apart from learning to survive, you will also create your tribe’s very own culture as you will choose a language, build your tribe’s identity, and many other aspects.

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Depending on your choices in the game, you will gain or lose clan members but your ultimate goal will remain to ensure the survivability of your tribe. You will have the option of choosing a node to migrate, but you will need to commit to the travel and stick with your decisions. Key features of The Ancient include:

  • Survival: Navigate different biomes, adapting to different climates, weather, and seasons. Forage for food, and hunt historically accurate animals – or be hunted.
  • Tribal Life: Control one or more clans within your tribe. View their happiness by how fulfilled they are in terms of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
  • Technological Advancement: Research an expansive tech tree of primitive technology, and craft new tools and weapons according to your geographical needs.
  • Society: Make decisions to develop your tribes’ cultural, political, spiritual, and moral identity.
  • Migration: Migrate your tribe to different nodes on Earth, strategizing how to thrive in new biomes and climates.

The Ancients Gameplay

The Ancients is slated for an Early Access release on PC via Steam in November 2023, and additional details about the game will be revealed in the upcoming weeks and months leading to its release. A Steam page for the game is now live where you can add the game to your wishlist as well.

What are your thoughts on The Ancients and is it something that you might be interested in playing when it comes out? Let us know in the comments section below.

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