Publisher Team17 and developer Covenant.dev are working on a single-player dark fantasy strategy game called Gord. Today they revealed 16 minutes of gameplay in a new behind-the-scenes video, which can be viewed below.
What is a Gord anyway? It’s an old Slavic word for “settlement.” You control the fate of a Slavic tribe as they work to survive and establish a community in a harsh world full of monsters based on Slavic folklore. It’s dangerous outside of city walls, but you must explore the surrounding areas to gather items and resources. The inner walls of the Gord need your attention too, as each NPC has its own life and story, and if they’re not happy, battles could be harder to fight.
Dark Fantasy Strategy: Lead the people of the Tribe of the Dawn and venture deep into forbidden lands in a lore-rich, dark fantasy, real-time strategy campaign
Build and Survive: Grow your gord from humble settlement to formidable fortress while protecting your citizens from invading tribes, gruesome monsters, and mysterious powers that lurk within the surrounding woods
Unique Sanity System: Keep a close eye on your townsfolk as everything from illness to hunger and the death of kin can have devastating impact on their lives and well-being
Hand-Crafted Quests: Take on a wide variety of quests and random encounters that will lead you deep into the wilderness to hunt legendary creatures, uncover ancient secrets, and vanquish deadly scourges
Unleash Powerful Incantations: Unlock a variety of offensive and defensive spells to tip combat in your favor, each with custom animations
Custom Scenarios with Procedurally Generated Levels: Take on an endless variety of challenges by creating your own scenarios. Customize your playthrough by picking a main objective, choosing your starting party, level size, number of resources, enemy types, raid intensities, and even the severity of the weather!
Neither Team17 nor Covenant have publicly revealed when to expect Gord. Even its own Steam page just says it’s “coming soon.” When we hear of a release date, we’ll pass on the word.