By Simon Moore on May 11, 2015 at 7:59am
“Folk Tale” is a sandbox fantasy village-building RPG - a mouthful but with a promise of being a rewarding and enjoyable experience. You’ll lead, direct and care for a small band of peasants in a settlement at the very edge of civilization just trying to get by in a world filled with fantasy adventures, and its complimentary monsters. As your village grows from humble hovel to thriving market town, you’ll be beset by the horrors lurking in the wider world…or at least the dastardly minions who are proactively plotting your downfall.
How you decide to rule comes down to personal preferences, want to rule with an iron fist where tyranny and oppression your key mandates, or is life and justice key to your core values? Perhaps you prefer to be the wealthy elite? Gold-hoarding and always looking for a quick sale, your grandmother would be disappointed if you hadn’t already shipped her off. With a world full of possibilities and random events designed to keep you on your toes “Folk Tale” should have something for every type of ruler and something to keep both you and the villagers occupied
Currently two factions exist in the game alongside the normal ‘humans’ that are will be available. ‘The Gladefolk’ and the ‘Withering Dead’. The Gladefolk are a peaceful faction dedicated to helping nature thrive and push back against the encroaching decay of the Withering Dead. These guys represent the necromantic factions residing in the dank, dark recesses of the world where the dead are laid to rest. Each comes with their own powers, abilities and heroes that will help defend and guide you through the world and both with a different play style that will give you a variety of options
We're not to sure who these guys are but they look pretty cool, and presumably will be one of the factions promised for later release during the development cycle.
The game is currently in ‘Early Access’ and its purchase via steam will give players access to the alpha version of “Folk Tale” at a special discount price. The 8 full-time developers working with Games Foundry are active with the “Folk Tale” community who's feedback is helping shape and improve the game. However as Games Foundry do mention ‘Early Access’ is not for everyone. There can be delays between patches, and it's very common for there to be lots of bugs and missing content. Modern games take a long time to make, and if you are seeking a finished highly polished game, or you are impatient, then it is recommended you wait for the final release
Don’t forget to check back on Player Theory because we will be bringing you an Alpha review of the title soon.
Folk Tale Website