A new trailer, lifting the lid on the events surrounding the siege of Edring – as told in the forthcoming survival management strategy gameSiege Survival: Gloria Victis – has gone live today.
Narrated by John Cavanagh, it tells the story of how a small band of civilians, trapped by a besieging army in the small keep of the city. They are helping to supply and support the last remaining troops holding back the enemy while desperately awaiting the arrival of a relief force to end their suffering.
In addition to the trailer, the developers have put together some narrated gameplay footage which is also being released today.
Siege Survival: Gloria Victis is set in the same medieval world as Gloria Victis MMORPG – the gritty realism focussed MMO of warring factions that has brought critical acclaim from hundreds of thousands of players across the globe.
In Siege Survival, your country has been invaded by ferocious warriors from the north and your city is now under a brutal siege. In your hands lies the fate of a small group of civilians who are trapped in the last remaining stronghold and are hanging on for dear life.
Although you don’t participate in the fighting directly, their survival and that of the entire city is left to you as they try to support and supply the remaining soldiers who defend the walls on what little resources you can manage.
There are three core elements to the game:
- Crafting & resource management: You need better weapons, a roof over your head, hot food and all the other trappings that just existing entail; and the only way you’ll get these is if you and your team craft them. But resources are scarce and you’ll need to manage them wisely to make it through in one piece.
- Scavenging: Venturing out from the safety of your keep, you have to explore the ransacked city at night to collect raw materials, abandoned goods and weapons that you need to survive and hold out long enough for the reinforcements to arrive. Unlock new routes to various districts of the city, recruit more survivors and avoid enemy soldiers patrolling at night. If you don’t make it back by dawn, you’re as good as dead.
- Surviving the siege: Defending what’s left of your city are a few tired troops in dire need of arrows, weapons and armour; along with treatment for the wounded. You need to keep this squad supplied and supported in every way possible ahead of their battles every few days; otherwise the enemy will storm the keep.
All this is woven into a grim narrative with numerous moral dilemmas, forcing the player to regularly make tough decisions as they scavenge the city of Edring and desperately try to save it and themselves from impending doom. Sustain the troops or keep the civilians alive? Only the player can decide.