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.