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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

The Wandering Village is a strategy game where you build a city on the back of a giant, wandering creature called Onbu. It's unusual because as well as building a thriving settlement, you have to also take care of the creature on who you are building. You need to establish a symbiotic relationship to survive together in the hostile, yet beautiful post-apocalyptic world through which you trudge.

Like other simulation games you need to gather resources, farm various crops, send out foraging missions to gather ores and survive a variety of different biomes and events, build a relationship with a giant and influence its actions. Unlike those simulations, you have to also deal with the toxic spores as you travel through different biomes with specific and different challenges each time you play.

As you progress you realise you can interact with Onbu in a number of ways. You can fling food into their mouth, you can treat their ailments with medicine and even a horn to issue commands (provided you have built up enough trust). This last interaction enables you to control how fast Onbu moves through the biomes which can help (or hinder) the civilisation you are creating on their back.

Living on the back of wandering creature comes with challenges. You need to maintain their health and build trust. Your goal is to find a place where you can settle down with the creatre and live in peace. It's an Ecology/Biology inspired game that puts gameplay and imagination rather than issues first.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/09/2022

Platforms: PC and Xbox One

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Simulation, Strategy and World Building

Developer: Stray Fawn Studio (@StrayFawnStudio)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 16 hours and 25 hours to complete. Replay-ability means you can easily play this for 100's of hours.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Rating

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to deal not only with the civilisation building aspects, but the relationship management with Onbu. Coping with many simultaneous systems requires patience, attention to detail and careful planning.

CostsCosts

The Wandering Village usually costs £19.49.
 

The Wandering Village

Steam Store PC £19.49
Steam Store Mac £19.49
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our The Wandering Village Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@StrayFawnStudio) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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

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