Civilization V lead designer founds new studio - destructoid

Civilization V lead designer founds new studio

7:00 PM on 02.06.2013

Alasdair Duncan

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"At The Gates" is the studio's first project


If you've worked as a designer at both Firaxis and Stardock, then you must really know what you're doing when it comes to strategy games. Jon Shafer was lead designer on Civilization V, but now he's broken away to form his own studio entitled Conifer games. Obviously learning a thing from Sid Meier, the studio's first game will be a strategy game entitled Jon Shafer's At The Gates.

At The Gates is, unsurprisingly, a strategy title set during the final years of the Roman Empire. Beset at all sides by rampaging barbarian tribes, you will control one such tribe in an attempt to carve out your own empire on the ashes of the once mighty Rome. 

Also unsurprisingly, At The Gates is a Kickstarter funded project with a fairly modest goal of $40,000, with just over $11,000 already raised. This seems like an interesting project for strategy fans looking for an old-school empire builder. Look, it's got hexagons and everything!




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