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Today’s Spotlight is Besiege, the physics-driven medieval construction game by Spiderling Studios that has finally left Early Access.
In Besiege, players construct giant siege engines out of modular parts in an attempt to destroy armies and strongholds. The game features a single player campaign comprised of 54 handcrafted puzzles, as well as multiplayer and full Steam Workshop support.
You can view an earlier trailer below.
You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:
Besiege is a physics based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines and lay waste to immense fortresses and peaceful hamlets. Build a machine which can crush windmills, wipe out battalions of brave soldiers and transport valuable resources, defending your creation against cannons, archers and whatever else the desperate enemies have at their disposal. Create a trundling behemoth, or take clumsily to the skies, and cause carnage in fully destructible environments. Ultimately, you must conquer every Kingdom by crippling their castles and annihilating their men and livestock, in as creative or clinical a manner as possible!
Battle against other players in custom arenas or team up with your friends to destroy armies of knights, obliterate fortresses and sack settlements, by travelling through into the Multiverse!
Download other player’s war machines, levels, skins and even mods through the Steam workshop to further customize your playing experience!
Can’t find what you are looking for? Build it yourself! In the level editor, you decide where players spawn, what the objective is and what it looks like. Adding sheep and peasants will bring a level of charm to your game but archers or yak-bombs will challenge your players as they attempt to complete the objective.
Still looking for more? Expand the Besiege experience by creating your own mods or downloading existing mods from the workshop. Mods allow you to add custom machine blocks, level objects, level logic and much more!
Bring your childhood fantasies alive in the world of Besiege!
Singleplayer Campaign – A challenging single-player campaign with 54 levels. Conquer the 4 differently themed islands and claim victory over the Besiege world.
Multiplayer PVP & Co-Op – Go head to head in epic war machine combat or compete against your friends to complete objectives and levels. Work Cooperatively to conquer objectives, complete puzzles and lay waste to fortresses & armies.
Open Sandbox – Mess around in open sandbox environments with your friends, construct wacky machines and abuse the level’s inhabitants at your leisure.
Level Editor – Build new levels with your friends, or have your friends testing the level in real-time whilst you build it! Construct castles, create armies, design custom game modes and objectives, or bring your level to life with the logic editor.
Custom Skins – Change the visual appearance of your machine using customized skins
Mod Support – Creating mods for Besiege has never been easier, the extensive documentation will help you get started.
Workshop Integration – Share and download machines, skins, levels and mods on the Steam Workshop.
Localisation – Besiege officially supports 9 languages;
– Simplified Chinese
Achievements – A wide range of achievements for you to unlock.
Cloud Saving – Never lose your level progress or your masterpiece machines
With almost 10,000 members, you’ll be sure to find help building, modding, skinning and if you’re looking for a challenge you can take part in one of the building contests.
The community Discord is also a great place to find other people to play multiplayer games with!
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