Beasts and Bumpkins is a 1997 real-time strategy video game
. It was developed by Worldweaver Ltd and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows. It is some of the greatest and most addictive 'god' style games
I have ever played. In the game, you, as the player, are sent into exile by the king for whatever reason. You're given a limited number of resources
and a small number of peasant to begin with, but you can slowly build your own empire
and later you can challenge the Dark Lord, who always seems to attack the surrounding area. The gameplay is very similar of The Settlers
. The player's goal is to complete a specific task on each level, be that collect a scroll or kill a certain bad guy. The main focus of the game is building up their village
and growing their community. An interesting fact that I have noticed in the game is that each villager simulates a life to death experience, meaning that they get older as the game progress and will eventually die at a certain point. This is an interesting concept and makes the game to be more realistic. The game also includes humor: all of the characters had a stereotypical English West Country accent. The true hilarity came from the villagers' sound bites, including "Fancy a bit of nookie?" and "oww, yes please!" responses. The graphics and sound are great. Overall, Beasts and Bumpkins is a great RTS game
, with some humor and realistic aspects. Go play it!