Over at Boing Boing's G+ Community, D.S. Deboer says:
Just a heads up on a cool indie game in development right now. It's a village simulator called Banished, and it looks pretty neat. It hasn't been released yet, but I'm following its development pretty closely and almost certainly buying it when it comes out.
What's great is that the developer is doing a lot of detailed blog posts about how he's developing the game, and the decisions he's making re: pathfinding, features, etc. And there are some YouTube videos of gameplay that are making me very excited.
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