Look out your window right now. What’s the weather like? Depending on where you live, and when you’re reading this, you might see the sunshine, snow, light rain, or maybe even a thunderstorm. Now imagine what it would be like to live in a city constantly ravaged by storms and populated by animals. Well, that’s the situation in Against the Storm, a roguelite city-builder developed by Eremite Games and published by Hooded Horse. This city-builder game is currently in Early Access on the Epic Games Store, where it received an update earlier today.
In Against the Storm, the player takes on the role of the Viceroy of the Scorched Queen. The player must oversee the construction of refuge from a phenomenon known as the Blightstorm. According to today’s press release, building the city requires quite a bit of effort.
“In order to acquire the resources to rebuild, you must tame the wilderness, found endless settlements, and create supply networks while providing a good living for the beavers, lizards, harpies, and humans under your rule.”
The Update Adds a New Feature to Against the Storm
Today’s update introduced a new mechanic to the game called Timed Orders. Players can now take on specific tasks, which they must complete within a time limit. Finishing a Timed Order will grant a reward. Failing will result in a penalty.
Today’s update also changed an existing feature in Against the Storm.
“Meanwhile, Trade Routes have been reworked into an export and diplomacy system, where nearby settlements procedurally generate requests for deliveries in exchange for Amber — a unique resource used to unlock new perks and technologies. Trade route offers increase as your relationship with settlements improve, and the goods take time to reach their destination, requiring the player to balance the cost and time of sending a caravan versus the rewards obtained.”
Against the Storm is coming to GOG and Steam later this year. It’s out now in Early Access on the Epic Games Store.