Embark on a Tranquil Gaming Journey with 'Pioneers Of Pagonia' During Steam's Festive Event
- 2023-10-13 09:00
Navigating through the abundance of excellent demos on offer during Steam Next Fest — Valve’s online event to honor forthcoming games — can be a daunting exercise. One moment, you're deeply immersed in a joyful roguelike; the next, you're racing through stunning open-world landscapes, only to be thrown into a harsh LEGO-inspired apocalypse. Amidst this whirlpool of experiences, 'Pioneers Of Pagonia' provides a serene refuge for weary participants.
Steered by original 'The Settlers' creator, Volker Wertich, his new team at Envision Entertainment released 'Pioneers Of Pagonia'. It is a city-builder game that offers a fresh perspective on the gameplay pleasures inherent to 'The Settlers', focusing more on the aspects of exploration, community, and, of course, settling. Rest assured, it still provides the customary resource allocation and infrastructure planning gameplay elements.
The debut of the demo slightly predates Steam Next Fest, resulting in its high popularity among the city-builder games featured in the event. The demo offers players a chance to explore three distinctive maps depicting fantastical empty islands, which players must populate by advancing their economy, managing resources, and continuously building activities.
Experiencing the game firsthand on the simplest map, it comes off as a mixture of strategic decision-making and laid-back gameplay. However, be ready for a learning curve as the demo is relatively low on tutorials.
For those who resonate with the vibe of 'Pioneers Of Pagonia', there is a piece of good news. The game enters Steam's early access on December 13th. To give players a glimpse of what is to come, the developers have published a provisional roadmap along with the demo. Upcoming enhancements include a cooperative play mode, broader productivity visualizations, underground mining, and a fishing hut. Moreover, plans for the addition of combat elements and bigger threats are in the pipeline for the next year.