With freedom and feel that is reminiscent to Assassins Creed, This Land is My Land opens up a new but old open-world concept where the player is indigenous.
As Red Dead Redemption 2 came late last year, interest in Wild West games sits at a heightened level.
This makes looking at This Land is My Land a game that seems broadly similar to RDR 2, but understanding that it is taking a very different approach to the subject.
This Land is My Land — which due to fully release in Autumn — is an open-world game set in late 19th century frontier, but it’s played from the point of view of an indigenous character.
The game is set at an earlier time, when North America was being overrun by white settlers.
The hero is a man who makes use of traditional weapons as well as modern guns to stem the invasion.
According to the game’s development lead Denis Khachatran, the character represents an amalgam of western tribes.
Khachatran mentioned the Chickasaw, Cherokee, Lakota, Cheyenne, Apaches, Navajo, Shawnee, Shoshone, Mohawk, Utes and all other tribes large and small.
Within the game, the last patches of homeland seem insignificant for the settlers, but for the character it is the “heart of everything.”
The game is being created by Ukrainian outfit Game-Labs, best known for the PC strategy Ultimate General series, set in the American Civil War, and the excellent age of sail combat MMO Naval Action.
There will be no simple life for the main character either. Each time a players starts a mission, the map will be re-generated: the location of the camps and the patrol routes will change. In addition, the game world itself will create obstacles for the fighter for independence and self-determination.
“Game mechanics will treat you as an intelligent adult who can make smart decisions to overcome our cooperative AI, that intelligently reacts to threats and changing surroundings,” writes the game website. “There are multiple ways to achieve your objectives. In addition to that, every play-through will be unique because the world will change every time you start a resistance. Cities will grow differently, camps will develop in altered places, and patrols will take new routes.”
Using strategic and asymmetric warfare, open combat is dangerous, but stealthy destruction or quiet sabotage can be used to defeat the strongest opponents within the game. Although it’s a single-player game, artificial intelligence allies that can be made can be used to scout out locations, help with crafting and create distractions during attacks.
This Land Is My Land plan is already set to release for pre-order. If you buy the Premium version of the game for $50 or Founders edition for $80, then you can begin to play immediately. The official and full release is promised this fall, but the exact date is still unknown. Price regular edition — $ 35.
As the developers have insisted, if the premiere is successful, the developers will think about console versions.
More info can be found at https://www.thislandmyland.com