Arcen Games’ Skyward Collapse combines 4X, god sim and diplomacy


By on April 14, 2013 at 11:25 am

Combining god sim and 4X sounds like one of the most niche hardcore thing ever, but Arcen Games apparently felt it was pandering to the mainstream too much with this concept so its new game Skyward Collapse eschews violence by casting you in the role of a benevolent peacemaker.

Players take on the role of The Creator of a floating world peopled by two factions, the Greeks and Norse. By handing out resources, buildings and new citizens, your job is to keep the two in balance so they stop trying to wipe each other out every few minutes, which is the AI’s primary interest.

Since the floating world is also host to roaming bands of baddies (why did you do that, Creator? That seems counter-productive) you’ll need to let your little warmongers have access to some weapons and training – but how do you keep them in check?

You’re right, astute reader – it does sound amazing. A beta is expected this month before a release later this year; learn more on Chris Park’s blog in the meantime.

Source: PC Gamer

3 comments (Leave your own)

Sounds really interesting, like the old school look too.


Anyone else remember that old Lucasarts game Afterlife?

Looks very much the same.



I do and that’s the first thing I thought of too. But I can’t remember much of it, i don’t remember any fighting between heaven and hell, just that it was like building 2 cities at once. I could be wrong though. But I do remember it being ridiculously easy.

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