Mojang Releases Surprise New Game, For Free


Mojang may be the creator of one of the most successful games of all time, but it’s not all they’re about. They do work on other titles from time to time, case in point. They just released a new game right now, and it’s free!

Available right now on Steam, it’s a strategy game called “Crown and Council.” Mojang describes it this way:

It’s … a fast-paced strategy game about conquering land and obliterating rival monarchs. Click adjacent land tiles to subdue them with your army, earning gold to fund further expeditions, defensive forts, naval attacks, universities and more. Muscle your opposition off the map! There can be only one ruler in these lands!

It’s simple to play, but not quite so easy to win: do you spend all your cash on universities, hoping to survive long enough that your book-learnin’ makes you unstoppable in the late game? Or do you go for a quick land-grab, hoping to put enough boots on the ground to give you an irreversible early advantage?

Crown and Council was created by one Mojang employee, Henrik Pettersson. It contains 75 maps, and can use its own procedural generation system to create more. It’s a mere 300MB in size, and can be downloaded from Steam on this page.

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