Ask me anything!

For the next couple hours, I’ll be answering user submitted questions on Reddit regarding Banished. Have a question? Head over and ask!


    December 16, 2013 11:57 am

    How soon do you think it’ll come out?

    Will there be a open/closed beta testing?

    Will it be free/paid, and will it be on steam?

    December 16, 2013 12:00 pm

    Did not see the reddit part. My bad.

    December 16, 2013 12:13 pm

    I hope this game meets your vision and you make a lot of money as a result.

    December 16, 2013 1:07 pm

    What is system requirements of this game? Because I have only 2 GB RAM.

    Fidoo Ellen
    December 16, 2013 1:16 pm

    I live in singapore, will it be available for singapore ?

    December 16, 2013 1:28 pm

    do you have content you’ve created that you know will not make it in the game for the release?

    do you intend to continue producing content after the game’s initial release?

    December 16, 2013 1:29 pm

    Hello. How many languages does the game have later? thx

    December 16, 2013 1:55 pm

    Would you be willing to (eventually) offer the game on DD stores other than Steam, such as I would (and will) buy on either, but prefer the latter.

    December 16, 2013 3:54 pm

    Your game will support only English? If not, my second question is: which languages Banished will support.

    Sorry for my English and I hope see some Polish in Banished :)

    Best wishes and marry christmas 😀

    December 16, 2013 4:56 pm

    Is it possible to show more of your game in videos on YouTube. I got 3 nephews and I will all need to get one of your game. Looks really cool. By the way will there be any type of conflict between towns or tribes or etc. Just wondering.

    December 16, 2013 5:39 pm

    1 question: will there be any expansion in the future after the game is release?

    2 question: Can we create our main character at the beginning before building our village? After which we can marry and have a generation tree diagram of our kids and their family. And since it’s “Banish” shouldn’t we after creating our character be able to be mayor of the village?

    December 16, 2013 5:45 pm

    1. What will end game be in banished.
    2. How far will we be able to advance our settlement. Will they reach more modern days with skyscrappers, will roads for cars need to be built.
    3. How many unique buildings are there and will we reach the point where a settlement is complete yet there is a large amount of the map left, where we just repeat our town over and over to fill the map.

    December 16, 2013 6:24 pm

    can a low-end computer”laptop play it without any lag?

    December 17, 2013 12:24 am

    Will Be There A Strong Political System , Like “Crusader Kings II’s” Planned In The Future? I know It Seems Like A Huge Step For A Small Studio, But There’s A Few Things A Like In Games:-

    1- Politics.
    2- Taverns.
    3- Armies.
    4- Adventures.

    The Question Is: If You Guys Develop In Gaming Industry, Will You Be Making These 4?
    For Me, I Hope So!

    Robin Nies
    December 17, 2013 4:51 am

    Hee! I like to do as many different thinks in life as possible. In case you might be interested, I offer you my services to translate the game to Dutch. Not the first language of the world but in case you do what to have the language in the game, don’t hessitate to ask :)
    Gr. Robin

    Not a moron.
    December 17, 2013 4:34 pm


    someone else
    December 17, 2013 5:48 pm

    Really appreciate the answers and detail.

    Looking forward to this game.

    December 18, 2013 4:44 pm

    Good questions, great answers. I’ve been keeping up on your updates and I’m more excited than ever.

    December 19, 2013 7:39 am

    Hi there !
    Hope the testing is going well. Can’t wait to get more of it !
    My questions are in regards to strategy. What is the process you took to make the game challenging? (I have heard about winters, starvation, crop diseases) How is this balanced ? Meaning, does the disasters appear randomly? Are they triggered ?
    Did you make sure that several building strategies are effective (compared to a mean approach)? I.e. Are you better off keeping out of stocks on specific map , or if you want to make specific crops ? Or is it just better to do a little of each to keep the balance ? Can you get rid of some part of the economy , for a while , for the whole game ?
    What kind of game choice will we be facing


    December 19, 2013 6:57 pm

    Can’t wait to throw my money. Day one. This blog is the best I have ever seen. By far.

    Hexinobus Prima
    December 21, 2013 9:59 am


    – France.

    December 21, 2013 11:46 am

    when is this game coming out please we can’t wait

    December 22, 2013 9:22 am

    Anxiously awaiting the completion of Banished, so take your time, but hurry! From its’ looks it will be superb. Can’t wait. I enjoy this type a game so keep it up. Well worth the price whatever it is. Not too crazy about STEAM though, so I hope I can buy directly from Shining Rock Software. I also hope that it will auto-update if I am on the web.

    Thanks – – -Happy Holidays —– Don

    December 24, 2013 7:00 am

    merry christmas and happy new year…and overall…

    December 30, 2013 9:43 pm

    Goood game man

    December 31, 2013 5:57 pm

    Hey there. The game looks and sounds awesome. Really love the style and gameplay.

    Is this potentially going to be available for Mac OS?

    Are you considering online integration, for say trading with other towns and the like?