So who's read Gulliver's Travels? Raise your hands, don't be shy. Hmmm, more than we would've thought. Those familiar with the tale should remember the island of Lilliput (and its rival) which was the home of, well, tiny people. A Kingdom for Keflings
is rather similar in concept: you're a giant among insects (so to speak). From there the game concept adds in some dashes of SimCity
and Black & White
, as the goal is simply to build a city and castle as well as attract more Keflings.
While coming to us from the same devs who did Band of Bugs, A Kingdom for Keflings
looks like it's doing things that we've all seen before. Hopefully Ninja Bee will find the sweet spot of city-building, avatar control, and simply watching the simulation play itself out, so that the game doesn't simply tread old ground.