At the Gates is a 4X grand strategy game from Jon Shafer, designer of Civilization 5.
You are a dark age lord. Your destiny is to build a kingdom in the shadow of the crumbling Roman Empire. Explore the dangerous landscape around you, harvest its resources, and build a mighty economic and military machine. Your clans have their own personalities and desires, so carefully consider how you use them.
It won't be easy. Your path is unsure. Overcome your immensely strong neighbors. Outlast the frigid winters of the far north to discover a source of gold and vast riches.
Are you the leader who will usher in a new era of European history? Or will you be forgotten?
An Evolving Map
Seasons and weather dramatically transform the landscape around you. The river that acted as a barrier during the summer might become a highway in the winter - for both you and your enemies!
Each of your clans has unique traits and desires, so carefully consider how you use them.
Survival & Roguelike Elements
Keep your clans fed through the harsh winter. Resources run out so always be hunting for more. Your neighbors can be immensely strong. Every game will present you with new challenges and opportunities.
Watercolor Art Style
A beautiful watercolor landscape serves as the canvas for your clever economic and military strategies.
AtG features a revolutionary user interface which utilizes "tooltips-in-tooltips" for the first time, making it easier to learn AtG without sacrificing any gameplay depth.