It's been a while since we last heard of 10 Crowns and just when it seemed we never again will, Mohawk Games announced the 4X title to be hitting early access with a new focus and new name - Old World.
Any Civ fanatic worth his weight in saltpetre is well familiar with Mohawk Games or should be. Their co-founder Soren Johnson is a big name in the genre, having lent his expertise to some of the absolute Civ classics.
"Conquer the Old World in this historical, epic strategy game from Soren Johnson, Lead Designer of Civilization IV and Offworld Trading Company. Every year is a turn, and each leader is a mere mortal, so your lasting legacy will be the dynasty you leave behind", the description reads.
Interestingly, 10 Crowns was supposed to be published by Starbreeze, who in the meantime ran into financial trouble themselves. In an attempt to improve their finances, they ended up selling the rights back to Mohawk, who clearly had no plan of abandoning it.
Playing Mohawk's earlier game Offworld Trading Company made it pretty clear that the team has quite the knack for strategies, and we expect no less from Old World. Granted, the former aimed at quicker strategy games, whereas Old World is more along the lines of Civ, as you can see from the trailer.
As far as mechanics go, Old World doesn't run on turns, but rather orders, which will be your chief resource. Mohawk said that the game uses a deep and dynamic system to generate procedural stories that follow your in-game decisions.
"The game has over 1,000 unique events, many of which are inspired by historical events from the period. These events give characters Memories, Traits, and Relationships, which can then trigger later events, so be careful what you choose", Mohawk wrote.
You can find Old World's page on the Epic Games Store .