City builder Patron gets a new patch full of community-requested features


Patron is a medieval city-building game that places its personal distinct spin on social dynamics, by turning residents’ happiness into “a complete gameplay system in its own right”, which launched in August this yr. Since then, it’s acquired a bunch of patches, hotfixes, and different bits and items – similar to a Halloween-themed add-on. Now, there’s a new replace that folds in a bunch of community-requested features.

“This update is almost entirely about ‘quality-of-life’ improvements, and most of its contents is based on your input and suggestions,” developer Overseer Games says in a Steam weblog publish revealing the adjustments arriving with Update 1.050.0. The largest addition among the many record is the choice to manually place your beginning city corridor – the central hub of energy and governance in your settlement – anyplace you want on the map. “This should increase replayability and enable you to achieve more variety when building up your town,” the studio explains.

Elsewhere, the devs have made some changes to deal with upkeep and useful resource administration. For occasion, you’ll now discover homes deteriorate over time (roughly 40 in-game years) which implies you’ll have to refurbish them to maintain them in ship form.

There are additionally some helpful new pointers geared toward “ease of play”, similar to new hints and notifications, in addition to a bunch of visible tweaks to make it all of the extra immersive. One such likelihood provides visuals to indicate smouldering ruins left within the wake of fireplace disasters.

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Here’s the full record of adjustments from Overseer on Steam:

  • Manual placement of the city corridor anyplace on any map, within the very begin
  • Beautification hedges are actually positioned by stretching them, not individually clicking every phase
  • Added visuals for smouldering ruins within the aftermath of fireplace disasters
  • Houses now deteriorate with time (about 40 in game years), and want refurbishing
  • Added notification when some useful resource isn’t delivered as a consequence of employee scarcity
  • Added extra helpful hints to icons above residents and buildings
  • People resting in homes will emerge quicker as soon as [a] job seems within the neighborhood
  • Bug with luxurious useful resource stacking in some homes is now mounted
  • Added new vegetation on a number of maps
  • Terrain enhancements on a number of maps
  • Further optimisations concerning pathfinding
  • Additional employee AI enhancements

If you’re eager to present the game a whirl, you’ll be able to strive it without cost, with a downloadable demo out there on Steam. The full game is at the moment priced at £15.49 / $19.99.