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Folk Tale
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Players: Single-player
Aug 30, 2012 @ 5:17pm
May 30, 2013 @ 12:59pm

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Folk Tale Now Available On Early Access
31 May: Folk Tale On Steam Early Access
Release date: Steam Early Access 30 May 12pm PST

Folk Tale will be a sandbox fantasy city builder strategy game in which you lead a ragtag band of peasants in growing a small settlement into a thriving market town, while the dastardly Slavemaster Urzal and his minions plot your downfall. Sound the rallying call and head out into the wilds with parties of heroes and fight back the tide of evil in a game of endless possibilities.

Rule with tyranny and oppression, or liberalism and justice. Play as a merciless expansionist hell-bent on destruction, or as a gold-hoarding mercantilist who'll sell their own grandmother. With random events and dynamic story, in Folk Tale you never know how the story will unfold.

Folk Tale for PC, Mac and Linux is developed by indie collaboration studio Games Foundry. Our small team spans 15 time zones and is yet to meet face to face, but talk every day to bring you a refreshing and exciting break from conventional gaming.

  • Rich and varied gameplay from building your own impressive settlement and economy, to overcoming puzzles and challenges on the path to adventure, unlocking new characters and abilities as you conquer your way to victory;

  • Follow the lives of your moronic peasants as they evolve from simpletons into masters of an empire;

  • Tongue-in-cheek humor including "street-style gangsta goblins" for a refreshing blend of fantasy;

  • Endless hours of sandbox fun with random events within a dynamic story framework;

  • Three camera modes for a variety of play styles - overhead strategy-cam, third-person follow-cam, and first-person stench-cam where you can smell your peasants you'll be that close;

  • Beautiful stylized hand-painted artwork with broad appeal across all age ranges;

  • Supports different styles of play, from fast-paced war-mongerer to slower city management;


Continuing our policy of transparency, we would like to share with you the current state of Folk Tale, and our plans immediately following launch of the alpha on Steam Early Access so that you may make an informed purchase. We encourage you to read the Steam Early Access FAQ to familiarize yourself with this new and exciting way to play and support games.

Folk Tale in its current form is a linear mini-campaign tutorial introducing gameplay concepts that we plan to include in the final game. As a game being organically developed based on community feedback, not all game elements are presented in the tutorial, and some that are may not be included in the final game. After graduating Steam Greenlight, we asked the community which game mode they would most prefer, and they voted for sandbox. Our plan following Early Access launch is to implement sandbox mode as the primary playable option. Sandbox mode IS NOT currently available, and will be rolled out as game updates in coming months.

That said, the mini-campaign is packed with entertainment including over 10 minutes of voice acted cut scenes and might be considered a feature-rich game in its own right. We hope many of you do choose to support us during Early Access, and look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas on how we can make Folk Tale a kick-ass city-builder sandbox game.

We welcome your questions and are here to help as always.

Get in touch with us by emailing info [at] gamesfoundry [dot] com


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Commando91 Mar 27, 2018 @ 2:38am 
Any news?
Harmony Nov 30, 2015 @ 12:00pm 
Fantastic game!
Keego Extremo Aug 29, 2014 @ 11:49am 
I love RTS, I love RPG, I love city builders. Fingers crossed for this game.
Sir Pompom Jan 19, 2014 @ 11:22am 
30 may 2013? is there any news guys ?
Sioke Dec 7, 2013 @ 10:01am 
woah! :D
Backhausen Nov 15, 2013 @ 12:01pm 
Invredably awsome looking game, Big fan of what i¨v seen so far!
skyscan29 Oct 13, 2013 @ 1:37am 
May 30 was your last announcement, would like to see an update soon thank you
VH Oct 5, 2013 @ 7:24am 
class101 [linux] Sep 5, 2013 @ 2:45pm 
This game has been reviewed and added to the Procedurally generated games collection
Karlonia Aug 29, 2013 @ 11:18pm 
This looks like a good idea for a game -- subscribed and added to wishlist.