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User Info: Heavenwargod

Heavenwargod
2 years ago#1
It was a trial version (or at least I think it was a trial) that came with an old computer. I can't remember exactly how long ago was it, but I reckon at least 10 years ago. It has bugged me for many years until I gave up trying to remember it, but recently, a friend of mine brought up the genre as a topic of discussion and it started to bug me again.

Google wasn't helpful at all, I looked through the list of "City-building games" on GameFAQs and either I missed it or it simply isn't there.

Some descriptions:
- It's a town-building game. Or village/city, not entirely sure but it certainly feels more like a village than anything else.

- Control scheme is similar to WC3. Graphics too, but maybe slightly worse.

- Does not feature any battle system, only purpose is to get the town to prosper. I think there were some goals you need to reach as well, such as getting a certain amount of gold.

- You control some race that clearly isn't human. I'm not exactly sure but I seem to recall them looking like a bunch of Shreks.

- One of the resource/sustainability terms used in the game is "Famine". The game repeats "Your town is ________ famine" quite often (can't remember the exactly line, but what I'm sure of is that the word "famine" is read out a lot), and your villagers/townsmen seem to throw up frequently as their idle animation whenever you're in Famine status.

- One of the build-able structures is a wine tavern/bar. I think there are windmills as well but unfortunately, I can't affirm it.



I can't be the only one who has played this game before, but Google seems to tell me "nay, it was your imagination". Any help would be very much appreciated!
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User Info: TharosThorakan

TharosThorakan
2 years ago#2
I seem to remember something like this is well. Sorry I cant help but I would love to know the answer as well.
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User Info: Moorish_Idol

Moorish_Idol
2 years ago#3
Might be a long shot, but maybe Hinterland?

User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
2 years ago#4
I would advise using the year/genre filters at "Mobygames", chances are they'll have an entry if it was a reasonably well known game.
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User Info: Heavenwargod

Heavenwargod
2 years ago#5
TharosThorakan posted...
I seem to remember something like this is well. Sorry I cant help but I would love to know the answer as well.

I'll post back if I find out anything. It's great to find out it's getting less likely that it was an imaginary game in the back of my mind though.

Moorish_Idol posted...
Might be a long shot, but maybe Hinterland?

Nope, but thanks for the suggestion.

JKatarn posted...
I would advise using the year/genre filters at "Mobygames", chances are they'll have an entry if it was a reasonably well known game.

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try and see if I hit up anything.
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