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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
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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[]!

Preview: Venice and Hiring Artists
  • The setting will be the beautiful and aquatic city of Venice in the 1500s.
  • You will be able to hire procedurally generated artists and train them to become the next Da Vinci - if you can.
  • This new version is coming in February 2014.
  • More features and screenshots will be announced in the following weeks.

We would like to thank everyone who voted for us on Greenlight. Your support has been awesome, thanks!

Anno Domini 2014, die 5 Ianuarii.

Release date: Mid 2014
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)
Aug 19, 2014 @ 9:15pm
I support this game! +1
Dec 24, 2014 @ 9:49pm
Release Date
Homo Christian Feminist
May 12, 2014 @ 1:05pm
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[RGN] AvaX Feb 24 @ 9:12am 
[ER] why u dont ask him by urself at the Forum?!^^
[ER] Blade Feb 23 @ 2:09am 
Is this game ever going to be released?
cwINC043 Feb 13 @ 5:32pm 
The description says mid 2014 was the release date, its 2015, wtf
umuttoygar Feb 8 @ 5:02am 
when the game will relase
Daxern Feb 2 @ 11:24pm 
The Dev posts some twitter (@GuildOfPainters) updates every once and a while, with the latest one (as of this comment) January 30th. Lately he's been adding new Scenarios like Rome, Venice and Florence. Also he is working on Guild customization and such.
wingzero5555 Jan 16 @ 10:41am 
God all the good games are never released
[RGN] AvaX Jan 2 @ 3:16am 
The Dev is still working on it...if u want to motivate him to go on or just to get some news from the game go to:
Lorenzo von Matterhorn Jan 1 @ 12:28am 
this game is awesome but it will be never released..........
Cookie Monster Dec 29, 2014 @ 8:16am 
Seek Dec 23, 2014 @ 7:01pm