A village story generator
Ages of Cataria, a ‘village story generator,’ was looking to bring in $10k to launch on PC. That goal was easily hit, but fans were very interested in the Switch stretch goal. That sat at a rather lofty $80k, but with 3 days left on the campaign, supporters managed to help the game cross that threshold.
We don’t know when exactly Ages of Cataria will land on Switch, but at least now we know it’s official. To learn more about this unique game, check out the press release below.
Ages of Cataria is a village story generator! Learn your villager’s stories as they grow old in your town, customize your village to your aesthetic, and discover a fantastical new land.
Legend has it the continent of Cataria was home to an ancient civilization. One day, the continent mysteriously vanished and became lost to the world. After hundreds of years, the land of Cataria has been rediscovered and all that remains of the civilization are ruins. Now, thousands have set off to explore Cataria to settle a new home and uncover the mysteries of this land.
Characters’ lives: Characters live full lives from birth to death in Cataria. Villagers will express individualized thoughts and develop personality traits over the course of their lives, affecting village productivity and villagers’ interactive stories. Your villager will also gain XP toward their skill levels based on what jobs they work around town. Villagers who become specialists in any specific skill can unlock bonuses in their field.
Your story in Cataria: Choose to play as either Humans or Elves, and select the origin story for how and why your villagers arrive in Cataria. From there, decide which environment you would like to settle in and begin to customize your village. Dynamic building upgrades allow you to customize your village the way you want it. You can even focus your village on collecting just one particular resource, and utilize the limited multiplayer trading to barter for the resources you need.
Interactive novels: Your characters will have events within the village bounds that may be related to their relationships, their wellness, or inclement weather. It will be up to you to decide how they proceed. Characters will also have various matters to handle outside of the village. Whether it’s a muli-chapter journey through the Catarian wilderness, or a short quest for a rare resource, it will be up to you to move them forward. Be warned: the choices you make may have life-long effects.
Assign your villagers to jobs around town. Each village job has an impact on your thriving village, from farming and mining to schooling and animal care-taking. Decide when your villagers work, what jobs they do, and how many of them are assigned. Play the minigames associated with the various jobs for a boost in productivity and villager skill.
Discover and domesticate all kinds of animals, from pigs and cows to unicorns and turtle-ducks! Cataria has a vast bestiary of rare and magical creatures.