Shining Rock Software, and the one man developer behind the upcoming PC title Banished, announced via a Reddit AMA yesterday that he plans on releasing the game in January 2014.
“I’d like the game to be out as soon as possible. Development is pretty much done. I'm hoping for a January release, but this depends on final testing”.
“Combat is a possibility. I have a design for it - but I'd really need to prototype it before I make a definite decision. Even if it does get added as an expansion, there will always be a way to play without it. I'm in the same mindset as you - sometimes I just want to build without worrying about the town being destroyed.”
Development of the game over the last three years has taken the studio from zombie title into the beautiful piece of software we see today, each of those steps has being recorded through Shining Rock Software’s devlog. Teasing the gaming community with screenshots, videos and updates on the process has kept many salivating at the mouth in anticipation and hopefully January will let us finally get our fill.
At the moment nothing is set in stone, but with a PC version of Banished hopefully here for January stay tuned for more from Shining Rock Software or head over to Reddit for full AMA.