Life during medieval times was rougher than anything we might ever endure nowadays, which is probably why no one makes medieval peasant simulators. Of course, this leaves room for other stuff, things like Kingdom Come: Deliverance or the Reigns games, where we play as people rising through the social ladder, or just skip it altogether, becoming king or queen after a few clicks.
Yes, Your Grace, created by developers Brave at Night, seems to be taking aim at Reigns‘ crown, though without that game’s quick royalty turnaround (I swear, more kings and queens have died in Reigns than they’ve ever lived in our world, and that’s saying something, since if there’s something History has taught me, it’d be that there’s always someone willing to crown themselves ruler and think they are better than everyone else). In Yes, Your Grace‘s Slavic folklore inspired world, we’ll play as King Eryk, a ruler who probably thinks himself better than everyone else, trying to guide the Kingdom of Davern through all sorts of dilemmas and threats both fantastic and very realistic.
Yes, Your Grace tells a tale of Davern, a medieval kingdom ruled by King Eryk. The game is set in a fictional world where monsters and arcane practices inspired by Slavic folklore are the order of the day. Villagers will ask for your help with various problems, from monsters attacking the village to a lack of places to relax and enjoy themselves. Some will bring humour to your throne room and some will present you with difficult choices. Your family is important too, and throughout your time as King, you will have to support them in their struggles.
You will face lords with a variety of personalities; you will need their support in order to win an upcoming battle, but some may ask you to perform dirty deeds to cement the alliance. One thing is clear: It won’t be easy to keep everyone happy…
–Listen to petitioners each turn and decide who needs your support.
–Aid your family with their personal problems and decide upon their fate.
–Hire Generals, Witches and Hunters to aid your efforts.
–Prepare for battle and make alliances by satisfying the whims of lords and kings.
–Follow the stories of the quirky and determined characters that visit your halls.
Did all of that pique your interest? Then head over to the game’s Discord server, as they’ll be running a closed Beta in November and you might be able to secure a spot for yourself if you are savvy enough. The full game should be out in 2020.