Manor Lords

About Manor Lords

Manor Lords is a strategy game that allows you to experience the life of a medieval lord. Grow your starting village into a bustling city, manage resources and production chains, and expand your lands through conquest.

Inspired by the art and architecture of late 14th century Franconia, Manor Lords prioritizes historical accuracy wherever possible, using it to inform gameplay mechanics and visuals alike. Common medieval tropes are avoided in favor of historical accuracy in order to make the world feel more authentic, colorful, and believable.

City-Building Experience

  • Spreading outward from a central marketplace, build your residential, commercial, and industrial districts following the natural lay of the land.
  • Establish farms based on soil fertility, position hunting grounds according to animal populations, and ensure access to adequate resource deposits and forests to provide the raw materials needed for growth.
  • Assign areas for housing and watch your residents build their homes in accordance with the historical burgage plot system. Each area will be subdivided based on your roads and the allotted space, and homes will scale accordingly.
  • Build extensions behind larger homes to generate resources that would not otherwise be available. Homeowners don't just pay taxes – they grow vegetables, raise chickens and goats, and otherwise supply themselves and other townsfolk with essential needs beyond what your managed farms, pastures, and industries can provide.
  • Guide your settlements through the unique demands and opportunities of each season, enjoying the bounty brought by spring rains and preparing for the harsh snows of winter.

Economic Management

  • From boots to barley and hides to honey, Manor Lords features a great variety of goods fitting of the era.
  • Materials need to be transported and processed into finished products through production chains.
  • Resources are littered across the map, encouraging you to expand and establish multiple specialized settlements.
  • Unchecked expansion will have a direct effect on the environment.
  • Establish trade routes and sell surplus goods to traveling merchants to enrich your population.

Conflict and Warfare

  • Yours is but a small parcel of land in a vast territory, and the competing ambitions between you and rival lords will inevitably lead to conflict.
  • Train a retinue of skilled warriors to fight battles alongside the levies you raise from the town militia.
  • Command real-time tactical battles, taking into consideration fatigue, weather conditions, and equipment.
  • Feel the cost of battle, even in victory, as each fallen soldier represents a lost person from your city.

This game is a passion project started by a solo developer. You can reach out to me and share your opinions, ideas, and criticisms - I listen to your feedback.

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