Foundation City Builder (Early Access) – Part 1 – The new Valley map!

Starting out in the new Valley map in the Foundation Early Access build just released on Steam. So much new stuff!


I originally purchased early alpha access via KickStarter but now it’s made it to Steam Early Access and everyone can play.

Steam page is here:

You can join their Discord here:

What is Foundation?

Foundation is a grid-less, sprawling medieval city building simulation with a heavy focus on organic development, monument construction and resource management.

The game features in-depth resource management akin to the Anno (Dawn of Discovery) series, expertly mixed with city building elements from Settlers, SimCity, and Pharaoh all topped with narrative encounters inspired by Crusader Kings II to create the ultimate medieval ant-farm simulation.

🔹Organic urbanism of the Medieval Era🔹
Create gridless and organically sprawling cities that grow like actual medieval cities.

🔹Lay the foundation, thrive, and prosper🔹
Weave a complex web of interactions between inhabitants needs and skills, resources availability, extraction, and transformation.

🔹Unique monument creation tool🔹
Craft and design original free-form monuments like Abbeys, Churches, Lord Mansions, Castles and more, with our proprietary node-based tool.

🔹Full modding support for the community🔹
Share characters, buildings, quests, and even real topologies through our mod-support tool and be part of the Foundation community.

🔹Powered by our own Hurricane game engine🔹
Experience a city-building game engineered with a dedicated, tailor-made, in-house engine built with our unique vision in mind.

🔹Original soundtrack by Paradox veterans🔹
Immerse yourself in our blissful soundtrack by talented composers who worked on titles suche as Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV!

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My name is Mark and I’m a middle aged (old) gamer doing let’s plays of games I’m playing, some old and some new. I’ve found that recording and sharing game play video is fun, and makes the games I play even more enjoyable. This is a hobby for me with my goal to provide at least a few videos a week, as many as I have time for.

I do hope you find these videos enjoyable! Comments are more than welcome, especially tips if I’ve done something silly (which is most of the time). Likes and subscribes are always appreciated!


Matt McMillan says:

If you haven’t been told this a thousand times, and you’re posting this stream, just so you know, you can only sell from your market when you select it, click the ‘what to sell button’ and select your product. you should delete this.

Neon Weaver says:

dropped a sub, you deserve it

Mindaugas Rimša says:

Try Kingdoms and castles !!!

Alleykats Games says:

Thank you for taking the time to explain this game – which I must say, you have made look quite interesting, entertaing, and just fun to play! I also appreciate that you don’t play through as fast as you can, not givivg us a chance to see /understand what you are doing. I ran across game over on Steam and came here to see what it was all about before perhaps purchasing (as I usually do). Ran into your tutorial – subbed. Again, thank you! Will most likely purchase the game.

Zack McPherson says:

Awesome gameplay! Could you tell me what you were referring to when you mentioned that it had a new map and sounds? Was there a previous version of the game?

zero tsang says:

lol derpa derpa derpa

Lem0nsquid says:

how do you get labor/kingdom/piety points? it so far makes absolutely no sense and i cant seem to figure it out

Daeshona Williams says:

No one should support this game or its developers! They’ve on multiple occasions censored people in their steam discussions for calling them out on their extremely shady pricing policy before going in EA.

Basically they charged canadians 40 canadian dollars, but for americans it was 40 american dollars, and for europeans, it was 40 euros.

Calculated 40 canadian dollars is equal to (around) 36 american dollars, and 26 euros, ao europeans had to pay almost double than canadians.

Their pricing policy is one thing, thats their choice, but silencing people who are letting everyone know about it is wrong, and just shows that they know themselves that it’s shady, since they don’t want anyone to know.

Phil Mehr says:

It looks addictive and definitely something I’d be into, being an AoE/Settlers fan. The visuals don’t look fantastic though (no, I’m not a graphics whore, just think it could look a lot more polished.) Soundtrack is great! Some points if dev’s are listening:

– Even though its stylized the characters still look a little, basic? The aesthetic of the style could be nicer.

– Environments look great although ground is very green, would be nice to see some break-up with different plants, wildlife, etc.

– A price like £10-15 would be much more alluring as well as reasonable to players right now (Rather than, £25 I think? On steam.)

Specifically referring to the UI, the art is ok. Does look fun 🙂

EDIT: (Wanted to edit my original post so it doesn’t look like I’m completely bashing the game)

Krystian Grzesik says:

Casual commentary, genuine fun playing. Leaving a sub!

Character Account says:

Seems like banished this game does.

Jungario says:

I think terrain graphic should be improved. Now, its only a green and grey coloured bad textures, no variety. No real rocks and montains only flat, grey walls 😛

Takeda says:

Good stuff as always, Tolakram!

Matshiro says:

That is the best advertisement that game company can get.
You are entertaining, you know what you are doing and overall you are positive all the way.
It’s kinda sad that guys like you who are doing stuff for enjoyment rather than money (so basically old-style yt) don’t have any subs, but channels which are uploading stupid 2-5 minutes shit are having thousands or more.
Good luck in the future!

Ewa Bast says:

hello, I just bought Foundation, and I have a question, Splendor what is that, and how to get it? i need some to open up the fishingting. I have alittle difficulti whit english . so i hope you guys get my quest.

Brandon Callahan says:

Just curious, why are you not going to get rid of the oaks?

Texan 214 says:

Loved this, looks like a fun but relaxing game. New sub.

Matt McMillan says:

Before you post to youtube I’m sure it’d be better for everyone if you spent time getting to know the mechanics. The potential of this game is really dumbed down with your ineptitude.

OmNomOm Omniarch says:

Great video, dude. You are coherent, calm and awesome; that’s a sub from me.

Budget Hitman says:

how the hell do i get my hands on some glass? i activated it in trade but i never seem to get any

Derek.Jianshen W says:

I just think the price is a little higher than it should be worth cuz now its just beta. Hope for better discount and more improvements in the future

Bad Don says:

Hello! Question for you …. I was looking at this today on steam, looks interesting, but some of the reviews thought the game is a bit high priced for what you get and still too many bugs for early release. I would love your thoughts on if this is worth the price they are asking and how is performance/bugs/crashing from your experience? Thanks!

Joseph Sin says:

Too much bird and nature noises, sounds like they’re in a rain forest

Postghost says:

Ew, aesthetically it’s very fortnightesque.
Why’d they have to go and do that?

Johnathan Demattei says:

The men look like the human version of Bender from Futurama

XspartenkillX says:

is there any conflict in this game at all? defending your kingdom or is it JUST a city builder?

Luke says:

Tempted but still going to wait for release, can only get better

Andrew Gribben says:

Digging the mellow attitude yet precise building placement. Looking forward to part 2.

Chancy says:

The chill commentary throughout was refreshing… instant sub! Great video!

Jordan says:

just gotta wait to get enough money to buy it lol!

Chuck S says:

So maps are not self generating and are thew same each time you play? Is this not old school.. replay-ability??

Rock’n’Rolla says:

This looks amazing! The water looks so much better than before!!

InfestedChris says:

love your commentary. Thanks for uploading this, I am considering the game. But price seems steep for how early the game looks

FINFORTHEWIN Hyde-Barker says:

Anybody think that this guy sounds like kyle gas from Tenacious D?

LunarLady says:

New subscriber. Love your chill commentary and cheeky sense of humor. Loved the Immigrant Song reference. Can’t wait to check out your other vids.

BLZBUB49 says:

Thanks for the nice video. Picked this up yesterday and got trapped into 4 straight hours game play right off the bat. And the bridge is still expensive for planks. lol.

Jordan says:

Just subbed to watch you play this game really thinking about buying but I wanted to see someone play it first hand and see what it is like

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