Press release

Manor Lords surpasses 3 million wishlists

The most wishlisted game on Steam passes huge milestone on the road toward its early access release

April 22, 2024 - Hooded Horse and Slavic Magic’s highly anticipated historical city-building and strategy game Manor Lords, has smashed through another wishlist milestone ahead of its April 26 release.

Manor Lords has captured the imagination of gamers the world over since its original announcement and has been picking up momentum ever since -- From the 2022 demo that generated over 500,000 wishlists alone to the fact that the game passed 2 million wishlists in the wake of the release date announcement. As the pre-release campaign kicked into full swing, it was recently announced that the city-building sensation had passed 2.5 million wishlists, and now, seven days later, Manor Lords charges past this latest milestone with four days to spare ahead of launch.

“Slavic Magic has done amazing work,” says Hooded Horse CEO Tim Bender. “We’re honored and glad to be his publisher and help him realize his dream.”

Manor Lords presents a vibrant and detailed world inspired by 14th-century medieval life. With a high degree of historical authenticity and a rags-to-riches premise, players will be tasked with growing a humble village into a powerful feudal city. The game mixes complex city-building systems and intricate production chains that feed into a real-time tactical combat layer where the workers are also the warriors.

Manor Lords will release into early access for PC on April 26, 2024 via
Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store, and will also be available day one on PC Game Pass (Game Preview). A press kit is available.

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About Hooded Horse™
Hooded Horse is a publisher of deep strategic and tactical games with people and partners worldwide. Starting in 2019 with a single title, Hooded Horse’s portfolio has grown to 29 games and counting. Our goal is to empower and support developers in doing what they love so that they can create world-class experiences for their audiences. From the distant past of Manor Lords and the haunted woods of Against the Storm, to the depths of space in Terra Invicta and Falling Frontier.

You can find out more about us on our Steam publisher page, as well as our social channels; Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Discord, and website.

About Slavic Magic™

Slavic Magic is the Polish development studio led by Greg Styczeń, the (mostly) solo developer of city builder/RTS game Manor Lords. With a background in film production, Greg has enjoyed making things his entire life, and Manor Lords was born out of years of experimentation and prototypes of different game experiences.

You can find out more via the official website, as well as Twitter, Facebook, and Discord.