Mojang has released a new strategy game called Crown & Council.
Get ready, Minecraft fans: A new game has been released on Steam from Mojang — and it’s free.
The game is called Crown and Council, and it’s a new strategy game along the lines of Risk or Civilization, according to a Mojang statement.
It has the same 16-bit style of art that Minecraft users have come to know and love, but it aims to conquer some new territory. This game will focus on the geopolitical drama of kingdoms as players attempt to build kingdoms and defend them while vanquishing their foes.
You use gold to build your kingdom, expand into other areas, and get other advancements like universities, much like in the Civilization series.
Mojang calls the game simple to play but difficult to learn. If you mistakenly allocate your resources incorrectly, you might be stuck with too much investment in universities and not enough in other things your kingdom desperately needs to maintain an edge.
The game has a map generator as well as 75 included maps.
In a statement, Mojang called it a “fast-paced strategy game about conquering land and obliterating rival monarchs. Click adjacent land tiles to subdue them with your army, earning gold to fund further expeditions, defensive forts, naval attacks, universities and more. Muscle your opposition off the map! There can be only one ruler in these lands!”
The statement adds: “It’s simple to play, but not quite so easy to win: do you spend all your cash on universities, hoping to survive long enough that your book-learnin’ makes you unstoppable in the late game? Or do yo go for a quick land-grab, hoping to put enough boots on the ground to give you an irreversible early advantage?”