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Posted: 8 weeks ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Dice Legacy is a city-building simulation game where dice represent your civilians. You roll the dice and then place the skill that lands face-up on the map to gather resources, expand your outpost, or fight hostile invaders in real time. It combines chance-based dice rolls with staple city-building mechanics to reveal how the game is deciding your progress.

You're initially given five six-sided dice representing peasants under your rule. Each one has various actions shown on the faces: gathering crops, mining for resources, building new buildings and so on. You roll them each turn and place each one to perform their face-up action on specific areas of the map. In this way, you build out your settlement, increase your population and gain new classes of civilians, each with different abilities. You also encounter hostile tribesmen, who you defeat in strategic fights.

However, with each roll of the dice their stamina decreases so you have to refresh them at the tavern regularly. This extra layer adds a risk-reward strategy as you want to keep all dice in play, but to do so risks losing them and diminishing your power. You can also combine and experiment on dice to enhance their abilities or make them more strongly favour landing on a specific face. Then there are the changing seasons that affects play, as winter stops crops from growing and freezes your civilians if they stay out for too long.

The result is a deeply tactical game that wears its stats on its sleeve. You can always see exactly how you are doing and what the odds of success are by how many dice you have and what you have rolled. Unlike other games where this isn't seen, you can use this to play the game how you want.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 09/09/2021

Platforms: PC and Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Fighting, Role-Play, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibility: 20 features

Pieces: Dice

Developer: Destiny Bit (@DestinyBit)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 9 hours to complete. To complete the first scenario, which acts as the main game, takes on average 6 hours, but to complete all the different scenarios with all the different leaders will take far longer. After completing the story once, you unlock extra modes, which modify the gameplay, for example, by making it always winter or making the crops grow slower. Different leaders, which change the game's mechanics more subtly, requiring you to discover strategies that mitigate or take advantage of these changes, can also be unlocked.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Implied Violence.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

CostsCosts

Dice Legacy usually costs £15.99.
 

Dice Legacy

Steam Store PC £15.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. There is extra content you can buy which adds a new dice class: cultists. It also adds an associated game mode and new mechanics.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Dice Legacy Accessibility Report documents 20 accessibility features:
Although the game is real-time and not turn-based, you can change the speed of the game and even stop time, giving you all the time you need to carefully consider your actions.

The text throughout the game is often very small, and can at times be of low contrast to the background. The game also contains motion blur. You can opt to enable or disable district borders on the game's world but cannot adjust the head-up display.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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