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Painters Guild
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Jan 2, 2014 @ 10:27am
Jan 21, 2014 @ 1:09pm
Recent Announcements View All (3)
Release Date: September 1st
We have a release date!

Painters Guild will be released on September 1st. This is the announcement gif.

We have been working on many features such as hiring painters, expanding your guild, customizing it, different cities (Florence, Rome and Venice) and a lot more.

Thanks for your patience and we hope to see you all September 1st ;)

You can follow the game on twitter for more updates: @GuildOfPainters

Top 100 on Greenlight!
Painters Guild is now in the Top 100!

Great news! Painters Guild has reached the top 100 on Greenlight! It's not guaranteed to get greenlit yet, but it's an important milestone for us. Thanks to everyone who voted, you made this happen!

This is our % of the way to the top 100 on Greenlight at the time of this announcement:

I'm going to cut the formalities to speak personally for a bit. My name is Lucas. I'm the coder/artist/designer/everything-except-for-music of Painters Guild. My friend is making the awesome music, and the team is just the two of us. But I'm just a guy. Seriously, I'm just an average person who loves games. Sometimes it feels like I shouldn't even be here, like I don't deserve this and like I'm way in over my head. I hear in my mind "go play games instead, you can't really make them!". But it is what I love to do. I can make them and I will!

Painters Guild is my dream game. I have been making games for a while now, learning the craft, and I feel like I'm ready to create my masterpiece. This is not some quick game for a quick buck, it's the game that I would like to play. And it doesn't exist - yet. With your votes, you're making my dream come true. I hope Painters Guild gives you as much enjoyment as making it has been giving me. We are working hard to create a great game.

Development is going well. Coming in February, the next version will be set in Venice during the 16th century, featuring a bigger guild with multiple floors, more space and more painters. It will focus on giving players the ability to hire procedurally generated artists. Here is an image showing how searching for new apprentices will look:

Search for procedurally generated artists in Venice. More images soon!

But it's not over yet. The latest greenlight batch was announced just this week, which means it will take a long time until the next greenlit titles are announced. Meanwhile, other games are being submitted to Greenlight and we could lose our position. We need to keep getting votes to make sure Painters Guild is greenlit. We can't stop now! Tell your friends, tweet it, post in forums and communities and help Painters Guild reach Steam!

Play the first alpha version of Painters Guild at our website[]!

Release date: September 1st, 2015
Play the alpha here:

Manage a guild of painters!

In Painters Guild you can make paintings, sell them and develop your guild into the greatest of the Renaissance. The current alpha allows you to experience the early life of Da Vinci as Verrocchio's apprentice. More alphas will be released telling the story of other artists. The full game will feature these artists as well as a Sandbox mode.

Upcoming features:

-Play from 1400 to 1650 in Sandbox mode with infinite replayability.

-Hire new artists, both procedurally generated and historical: Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Caravaggio as well as female artists such as Sofonisba Anguissola and Artemisia Gentileschi.

-Customize your guild with furniture, wallpapers, floors, decorations and more.

-Form relationships and romances, both heterosexual and homosexual.

-Paint in different Renaissance art styles: Chiaroscuro, Sfumato, Cangiante, Unione and Tenebroso.

-See more painting sizes and visual diversity.

-Listen to new great songs by Morvan, our soundtrack composer.

-Craft items like paintbrushes, canvases and colors.
Popular Discussions View All (8)
Jun 21 @ 12:45am
I support this game! +1
Apr 23 @ 10:11pm
Release Date
May 12, 2014 @ 1:05pm
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louispcoll Jul 6 @ 9:09pm 
WOW !! Very funny ... tried this game back in january 2014 when my boy was born. Today, i remind me back this time and come to check the updates for this game and wham !!! A date ! Thanks ! will check back in september
Ultimuh Jul 6 @ 5:37pm 
I had almost forgotten that this existed.
Painters Guild  [author] Jul 6 @ 4:13pm 
Release date: September 1st, 2015. Thanks for your patience :)
thamos77 Jul 4 @ 2:08pm 
great! best theme EVER
Salty Udon Jun 11 @ 3:51pm 
Don't worry, the game is not dead. The developer posts updates on it via Twitter and TIG Forums.
GIRL LOVER May 24 @ 7:49am 
I will buy it when it will come out!
bridgeofblues Apr 14 @ 5:41pm 
no questions game who is your alter ego / persona you play as?
✔ale male✔ Apr 14 @ 3:13am 
Alice Liddell Apr 13 @ 1:20pm 
This game is awesome!
piltus Mar 28 @ 7:15am 
Still no release? :( I'm sick of playing the alpha! Great game, hope it is not dead.