The Wandering Village is a “city builder on top of a giant creature” developed by Stray Fawn Studio.

The devs recently launched a campaign on Kickstarter, with a goal of $35,527. This target sum was shattered in less than 24 hours, and the game is currently almost 300% funded.

The Wandering Village’s reveal trailer might tell you why the game got funded so quickly, with so many people supporting it.

In a post-apocalyptic world filled with mysterious plants emitting toxic spores, a group of people survives while seeking shelter atop a giant creature called Onbu. We are their leaders, helping them build a settlement and a symbiotic relationship with the majestic creature as it wanders the beautiful yet perilous world.

The Wandering Village is a city builder/sim game with rogue-like and survival elements (every game needs rogue-like elements these days). The game will have us farming crops, sending out scouts to find rare resources, and constantly expanding our settlement.

Living on a colossal creature’s back presents unique challenges. Helping maintain the creature’s health and gaining its trust can make it more attuned to your needs and wander to new biomes with the resources you need.

The Wandering Village’s ultimate goal is to find a place where our people and Onbu can settle down and live in peace. Getting there is a balancing act between what is best for our settlement and what is best for the creature.

The Wandering Village spores

The Wandering Village is inspired by French artist Moebius’s works and movies such as Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind and Princess Mononoke. The visuals blend 3D models and hand-drawn 2D art, which give the game a unique style. Watching the trailer, we can see how lovely the graphics and animations are.

Stray Fawn Studio is an indie game studio based in Zurich, Switzerland. The studio has developed and published three games: Niche – a Genetics Survival GameNimbatus – The Space Drone Constructor, and  Retimed.

The Wandering Village is currently in development for PC and still does not have a release date. But you think it looks cool, you can pledge to its Kickstarter campaign and add it to your Wishlist on Steam.

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