The art styles of these 2D medieval games are based on books and other media. Fans of the time period should check them out.
Many games take place in the Middle Ages, the Middle Ages, or the Renaissance. There are a lot of different kinds of games that can be set in the Middle Ages, and there are many different kinds of settings that can be used. Games set in the Middle Ages can be historical, fantasy, or a mix of the two.
The Witcher, Crusader Kings, and Medieval Dynasty have all done well with a 3D art style. But there are other games in the same genre that use a 2D art style to tell their own amazing stories. The art styles of these games can be based on books and other media from the Middle Ages, or they can have their own styles.
Pentiment is a murder-mystery game made by Obsidian Entertainment. It takes place in 16th-century Bavaria. Andreas Maler is an artist and illuminator for manuscripts. His time in the village of Tassing is made hard when a friend is accused of murder. Andreas decides to look into the murder himself because he thinks that his friend is not guilty. Over the course of 25 years, he tries to make a life for himself while getting involved in many of the town’s mysteries.
The art style of the game reminds me of the illuminated manuscripts Andreas is trying to learn. Late medieval manuscripts had an effect on everything, from how characters looked to how fonts were used.
The Life And Suffering Of Sir Brante
Trying to improve your life and status is hard, and Sir Brante is very familiar with these problems. In a world where a person’s station determines how they live, most people don’t think it’s okay to try to move up the class ladder.
Sir Brante was born a commoner, but his father was a nobleman, and his older brother makes sure everyone knows about it. He has to make hard decisions that will affect the rest of his hard life. The story of the game told by turning the pages of a virtual book that looks like a manuscript. This gives players the feeling of reading a choose-your-own-adventure book.
It’s like a medieval version of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. But with Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski as the narrator and visuals like those in The Longing. In “Harry at the End of the World,” Harry tries to bring back his first love, Zula, who killed because she was a witch.
The game’s looks are based on woodcut engravings from the 15th century by artists like Albrecht Durer and Michael Volgemut. Danse Macabre and The Expulsion from Paradise. Which are both dark, silly, and wacky, are echoed in all the grimy and dark parts of the world that Harry visits.
The Pillars Of The Earth
The movie The Pillars of the Earth is based on the same-named Ken Follet book. The point-and-click puzzle game changes what happens in the book by letting Jack, Philip, and Aliena make decisions that affect what happens in Kingsbridge and the Priory.
The game has a unique 2D hand-drawn style, and the backgrounds are painted by hand. The choice of graphics makes it feel even more like a book. As if players are flipping through a graphic novel or art book to read the story.
Wildermyth is a turn-based tactical role-playing game where the story is made up by a set of rules. Players make their heroes and send them on different game paths that written by different people. Each time you play, the game is different, and each hero you make will be a little different from the others.
The art style of the game is similar to that of games like Cuphead, Indivisible, and Child of Light. In a 3D world, the characters look like 2D paper cutouts. Some players may not like the graphics. But the simpler graphics make it feel like the characters are moving around on a game board. This makes the game more like Dungeons and Dragons and makes it more fun to play.
Yes, Your Grace
Yes, Your Grace is about how King Eryk of Davern tries to keep the gold, supplies, and happiness of the people in balance. Eryk of Davern has to make these hard decisions as King. He also has to deal with two wars and fight his own battles with his family. One of Eryk’s problems is finding an ally in his war against Radovia by marrying off his oldest daughter.
The game’s pixel art may not be to everyone’s taste, but it is by no means bad. Even though it’s simple, the design of each character and the background still pretty detailed, showing that it inspired by Polish medieval architecture.
Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator
Alchemy is often a part of larger games about fantasy, the Middle Ages, and the past. It can be a part of how a character made or a way to play the game. In Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator, the main draw is the fun of making potions to sell to people in the town to help them with their problems. Players try out different ingredients and alchemical methods to find the best recipes and methods for their play style.
Slope Game looks and feels like stepping into a fantastical medieval book, with yellowed pages. And decorations like those found in medical texts and manuscripts from the late Middle Ages. When you look at digitized medieval and Renaissance medical manuscripts, you can see where the ideas came from.
Some people like the idea behind Rags to Riches. In the colony simulation side-scrolling game Kingdom Classic, you start with an empty piece of land. And build a new kingdom from scratch. A King or Queen riding a horse comes to a poor area. And the people who live there must recruited to help build the new kingdom.
The Monarch can get coins by farming, hunting, logging, and finding coin chests in the wilderness. People asked to join the kingdom by giving them these coins. As the Monarch works to settle this area, he or she can find out why no one has ever been able to stay there.