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Honestly Games
Based in Prague, Czechia
Made by Michal Roch

City-building sim, strategy

PC (Steam)


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Release date:
Early Access in summer 2020
Full game Q1 2022

Regular price:
To be decided

Grow dynasties of medieval families and see them evolve and interact as you build their homes.

Lords & Villeins is a new lighthearted city-building strategy simulation of medieval society where you shape the dynasty of the ruling family. In this game, you don't manage the daily life of every villager. Instead, you deal with whole families and their descendants.

Players manage peasant and noble families, expand production chain, work with the church, train an army for the king and influence the daily lives of villagers while making important decisions and engaging with the fantasy of being a lord.

At the heart of its design is an emotional journey - seeing your villagers grow, evolve, create relationships, go through struggles and challenges to shape their lives and stories in interesting ways.


The development started in 2018 as a small side-project and eventually became more serious. The game is fully developed by one person, so the progress was not as fast, but in February 2020 the game has received first public playable demo. At this time, Patreon was started to support the development further and complement with plans to launch early access on Steam in summer 2020. Full history and roadmap are available on the main page.


  • 150+ objects to build, decorate and improve the settlement
  • More than 40 different zones and professions that can be performed by the villagers for the player to manage
  • Over 100 resources to be used in a fully functional production chain
  • Unique family-management perspective where the player negotiates with groups of villagers through the head of their family
  • The fully simulated procedurally generated environment with a complex AI that can create relationships and develop character traits
  • Seasonal cycle with a simulation of weather conditions, humidity, and temperatures that have an impact on villagers lives