Mojang releases new free-to-play strategy title Crown and Council on Steam0 Comments
Not content to rest on their laurels with Minecraft, Mojang has surprise released a new game on Steam this week. Crown and Council is a “geopolitical strategy” game in the same vein of classics like Sid Meier’s Civilization or the board game RISK. Players must conquer land in order to generate gold. With more gold players can afford better defenses, navies, expeditions to conquest the far reaches of the map, and more. The game also features pixel art, procedurally generated maps — assuring that no two matches are ever the same — and procedurally generated insults from each little dictator you face off against.
The game was developed as part of a game jam by Mojang employee Henrik Pettersson. A game jam typically asks a small team of developers (or in this case – one single participant) to develop a game from start to finish in a very short period of time, ranging from a day to about a week at most — a massive undertaking. Unfortunately, the reviews for Crown and Council complain of bugs and poor click response, but given the conditions it was created under we’d expect it to lack some polish.
The game is available for free on Steam, so you have nothing to lose by trying it out!