We’ve put countless cities, towns, villages, and dwarven holds under siege during our thousands of collective hours in the Total War strategy games, but these experiences have always been from the perspective of the battlefield commander. What are those sieges like for the people living in these settlements? Siege Survival: Gloria Victis is an upcoming hybrid of strategy and survival games that puts you in the tattered boots of a city resident, and it’s your job to live and help your town repulse a Viking invasion.
Holed up in the keep of a medieval town under siege, you’ll have to gradually piece together the means necessary to survive the onslaught of enemy troops and help the castle defenders push them back. Rather than commanding formations of troops, you’ll be controlling a small but growing group of rag-tag survivors, and you’ll have to decide how each one spends his or her time and resources.
At night, for instance, you can sneak into the occupied city to forage for food and scrounge materials. That’s dangerous, however – hostile troops patrol the city districts, and you’ll have to be careful about how far you press your luck on nightly excursions.