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Pioneers of Pagonia Announced by Volker Wertich, the Original Creator of The Settlers

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Envision Entertainment Reveals First Details About the Brand New City-Builder, Launching in Early Access on Steam in the Fall of 2023

Today, award-winning German indie studio Envision Entertainment is announcing Pioneers of Pagonia, a vibrant city builder coming to PC. Developed under the creative direction of Volker Wertich, the original creator of the famous The Settlers series — which sold more than 10 million copies worldwide — Pioneers of Pagonia will launch into Early Access for PC by the end of 2023, and can now be wishlisted on Steam.

Watch the teaser trailer to get a first look at Pioneers of Pagonia:

Pioneers of Pagonia is the ultimate simulation title, a return to classic city-building gameplay where players will discover and explore the fabled islands of Pagonia and forge alliances with its many inhabitants. With over 40 different building types and over 70 different goods and dispersed production chains available in Early Access, players can get creative in building their own unique economy. Watch your economy come to life through stunning animations for all goods transports, production processes, and discoveries of the population. And thanks to the procedurally generated maps, countless variations are possible for a unique game experience every time.

Exploration of the islands also plays a significant role in Pioneers of Pagonia; you can discover lost treasures, underground resources, fertile lands, and hidden places. Although you’ll have to be careful, as not all inhabitants of these beautiful islands are peaceful. A co-op mode is also being planned, so players can explore and develop the islands of Pagonia together.

“With Pioneers of Pagonia, we’re returning to the origins of city-building simulations, with thousands of inhabitants scurrying around and a focus on the in-depth simulation of the game world and economy that the community loves so much,” said Volker Wertich, Creative Director at Envision Entertainment.

The development of Pioneers of Pagonia was financially supported by the German games fund grant by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection. Further information about Pioneers of Pagonia can be found at:

A full press kit, containing logos and key art can be found here:

To stay up to date on Pioneers of Pagonia, be sure to follow the game on Facebook, join the Discord server, or visit the official website.

About Envision Entertainment

Envision Entertainment was founded in 2013 at Ingelheim near Frankfurt, Germany. The 20-person team — consisting mainly of former Phenomic Game Development (later: EA Phenomic) employees who worked on hit games such as SpellForceBattleForgeLord of Ultima, and C&C: Tiberium Alliances — focuses on the development of strategy games. In 2016, Envision Entertainment won the German Computer Game Award for “Best Mobile Game” for its smartphone strategy game Path of War. In 2023, the new IP Pioneers of Pagonia will launch in Early Access on Steam. A final release date is yet to be announced.


James Robinson and Sean Walsh
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