During a recent interview, with The Nayshow at IndieCade, Reigns creator François Alliot confirmed that a sequel to the popular, choice-driven ruling game would be getting a sequel before the end of Q2 2017. He also confirmed that the original game would receive a free expansion prior to the release.
Reigns, for those who haven’t played it, is a game where you are dealt two cards (depended on what is going on) either with a different action that can be taken to resolve a current event or issue; players can then select one to proceed with. These events and actions are heavily branching, and follow the story of a cursed throne, as the player attempts to rule well, and lift the curse, over the generations. Regular comparisons saw it described as Tinder, a dating app which uses a similar selection mechanic, and CKII.
I spent some time with the game last year, completing a couple of playthroughs, but never failing to get the proper ending; I saw my country through wars both domestic and foreign, quests through dungeons, and also had some tidy chats with the devil. Casually.
The interview is below,
Reigns is out now for iOS & Android, it’s also available on PC, Mac & Linux via Steam.