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Painters Guild
Preview: Venice and Hiring Artists
January 5, 2014 - Painters Guild

New guild and city.

Salve! The new version of Painters Guild is in development and we want to tell you about what's coming next.

The setting will be 16th century Venice. The city was a major center of the Renaissance along with Florence and Rome, having great painters such as Titian and Tintoretto.

We're focusing on gameplay now. While the first alpha presented the game through the story of Leonardo da Vinci's early life with his master Verrocchio, this time it's all about your own unique painters.

You'll be able to hire new artists for your guild. These artists will be unique to each playthrough: their appearance, stats and personality traits will all be procedurally generated.

Hiring artists screen.

You will have your own storylines developing through gameplay. Will you hire a talented but indisciplined boy like Caravaggio? A skilled young man that could get arrested for his sexuality like Leonardo? A driven woman that wants to be an artist against the rules of society like Sofonisba?

Those are only a few of the possibilities you might come across when hiring procedurally generated artists.

Another look at hiring apprentices.

The release date for this update is February this year, so in just over a month. Remember: you can already play the first alpha at

So to sum it this preview of the next version:

  • 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.

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Schnubby Jul 3, 2014 @ 2:47am 
Any infos on the price for early access?
Painters Guild Apr 21, 2014 @ 1:19pm 
We're considering Early Access soon. Thanks for your patience :)
jon_8ball Apr 21, 2014 @ 12:58pm 
Sell it in Alpha
Painters Guild Apr 20, 2014 @ 2:25pm 
We're working on a Steam release since the game has been greenlit. It might take a while longer than we expected but it will be worth the wait!
jon_8ball Apr 20, 2014 @ 1:17pm 
Its April... No update?
Polish Viking Feb 15, 2014 @ 2:59am 
Will the game be paid or not, and if so how much it will cost and when game go out ? And what is the pegi rating number ?
Moonlightau Feb 4, 2014 @ 10:09pm 
Sooo Cool
Lord-Rico Jan 31, 2014 @ 12:22pm 
Can't wait for this game.
guttermanek Jan 23, 2014 @ 11:25am 
Can't wait!
blaman7 Jan 21, 2014 @ 11:53am