Lakeburg Legacies is a Lighthearted Kingdom-Building Life Sim

Lakeburg Legacies takes a different approach to kingdom building and puts a spin on the challenges you'll face.

What if The Sims, but Crusader Kings? That's what Ishtar Games asked themselves and came up with Lakeburg Legacies as the answer.

Described as a light management sim "with a social twist," Lakeburg Legacies tasks you with keeping the affairs of your kingdom in order and sparking some affairs amongst the citizens to boost the population.

Every playthrough is randomized, so no two scenarios are the same, and you can destroy your kingdom with careless decisions. Still, it's much less serious than something like Crusader Kings.

It's a refreshing change of pace for Ishtar. CEO Matthieu Richez said:

Having previously worked on titles with more tense, survival settings (such as Dead in Vinland and The Last Spell), with this new IP we're excited to bring a lighter mood to our work - while keeping what makes the core of the studio design philosophy.

Lakeburg Legacies will release on PC via Steam and is available for wishlisting now.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jun. 11th 2021

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