In some city building games you may have to turn highways around improper hills or level some slopes in order to be able to place buildings, but Lizara: Top of the Kingdom It is a whole new ball game. The settlements you build and manage in Lesara are located on top of a mountain among steep slopes, treacherous terrain, extreme weather events and all the logistical supply chain issues that come with building an almost vertical city.
In addition, there are avalanches. Parts of your growing city may be buried in a sudden and catastrophic wave of snow and ice. Get a shovel.
Building on steep mountain slopes and creating supply lines to get resources from the bottom to the top seems like a challenge on its own, but then suddenly imagine finding your hard work buried under dozens of feet of snow.
But while avalanches may be inevitable, you can at least plan for them and take steps to mitigate the damage they cause.
“Forest key areas to create natural barriers, build artificial barriers to redirect flowing ice blocks, or trigger an avalanche early, while still being manageable,” says a two-person developer. very good games.
Your mountain has different areas to build, with arable areas in the green lowlands and mineral deposits close to the high treacherous glaciers. Getting the resources to where they are most needed will be key, and you may need to construct vertical supply elevators to lower them from massive cliff walls and build roads and bridges across rivers and canyons. Failing that, you can always use a yak to transport goods. Not enough city builders include yak management, in my opinion.
There is another interesting feature of Laysara: while you build multiple cities on different mountains during the course of the game, these settlements do not exist in isolation.
“During the campaign or playing in the sandbox, the player will create multiple cities, each on a unique mountain with its own characteristics. All cities coexist in symbiosis, creating a trading network, which can then be modified according to the needs of the players by already reconsidering the settlements Upgraded,” the developers say.
If you can build a successful city, you can even conquer the top of the mountain and create a large temple at the top. Like everything else on Laysara, she looks pretty cool. The Polish developer says that the game takes place in a “fantasy world” but based the appearance of the buildings on the architecture of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan.
This all looks really cool, especially the shots that show someone working on one part of the settlement, zooming out, rotating the camera around the mountain, and then zooming in again to work in another area. Above, you can check out the full trailer for Laysara: Summit Kingdom and here Her page on Steam. It is due to be released sometime this year.