This game is kind of racist. It seems like your only goal is to start off as an all-black house and marry your members into the whitest looking people available to elevate the average skin colour of your house.
Relive medieval times
through the family tree of one of the four Noble Houses.
Marry your nobles with the other houses.
Survive for centuries and generations.
Grow your family.
Realistic biology based genes!
Watch the genes of your kin unfold
Experience the marvel of realistic,
simulated genotypes and observe the phenotypes!
"Coetus in imperio"
Fertility makes us grow
"Purissima huius spei genus"
Influence is power
"Salus et sanitas"
Good health endures all
Knowledge is advantage
will you choose?
- UpdatedApr 27, 2020
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Each house and character has different genes. The skin tone is one of the gene attributes but is not linked to anything else in the game (so not part of the goal for the player). Even though the game was made in only 48 hours we did find it important to add some diversity. We would love to expand on that even more in a potential future version of the game. The actual winning goals that cumulate into the score are: Years you manage to survive, number of family members, average lifespan, oldest family member times the number of generations.
I love this game. I just wish there was incest
The man said it. Incest was and still is very common in historical royalty, not even limited to europe itself. It has existed since ancient egypt and the famous Tutankhamun married his sister.
got 81k score
add incest its called nobles for a reason
AAAA!! I love this game! It's a shame I can't download it, but I can always stick it up and play on web. THIS GAME IS AWESOME!!!!
Thanks! Maybe one day it will become a standalone game...
I wish it was possible to make gay families xD the line wouldn't grow anyway lol but doing so I think it would add some "challenge" 'cause if you do match the couples too randomly and too fast you could get someone who can't physically produce children together, as well as dying like it is now. (= adds more possibilities to dont be able to make the family tree growing, lol)
Or, it would be fun to add the possibility to cheat aha like adding a third person to the couples... illegitimate heirs! xD
This if fun! I like the graphics, I love the idea!
Nice game! Got 7350
needs intructions had no idea how to play
We will look into creating some instructions in the future. For the original game jam, we were out of time and left it at the original experiment to learn.
Thank you for the feedback!
I abolutely love this game! Ive actually played this game using playing cards in a very very similar way and is great to see it done well!
This is approximately how I played the game(i changed it frequently to try and mke it better/experiment):
Take pack of cards
Seperate face cards from numbers
one black king red queen start at the top with a token on king for ruling
players can play from a deck of face cards to 'marry' other cards(place next to).
Also can play to 'birth' kids if married, first kid is first heir etc.
draw from the 'destiny deck' of the number cards, lower than 3 kills the top row of people and pass the ruling token down to the heir.
aces can be used to assassinate/kill people who are married to try and edge your dude in.
It would be more realistic if when a spouse of your family member dies and the family member is young they can be remarried. Also it would be cool if distant cousins could remarry I hope you guys keep updating this game its really fun.
We will take these ideas in consideration for future development. Thanks for the suggestions and the kind words!
Really fun game
This game is really fun to play, this game belongs at an app store. It would be nice to be able to download this. It's like more of a unique life simulator, although it keeps reloading usually after generation 5 making me lose all progress
Thank you, we're glad you enjoy it!
Putting it on a store is a bit too much work for a one off that we'd have to offer for free (although ads might be an option).
But it's a nice compliment. I'm not sure why the game keeps reloading for you. Probably because the time runs out?
I can't seem to play it using the Itch app. When I press launch it won't play.
Hm. That's strange. Hard to tell what's going wrong from here. There might be an output_log.txt inside of the game's folder (or the data subfolder). If you find it and upload it for me, I might be able to make a guess.
Hi Thanks for replying. I press launch and it comes up with unity web GL and a white screen. Looked in folder and can not see what you are referring too. I'm on windows 10.
Cool concept, lots of fun! My only issue is that zooming in and out is a bit difficult, but I know you're no longer actively working on the game and I appreciate you making this free and easily available :)
Thanks! We made it for the last Ludum dare so it sure has some hard edges. We do plan on building on this in the distant future though! So stay tuned.
Hey! i love your gaem but could you make it possible to remarry after a spouse dies? ive had cases were the spouses dies and the other spouse is still alive and fertile and couldnt remarry causing me to lose <3 love the game!!!
Thanks for playing our game and the feedback! We're not actively developing it, so I don't think we'll still make changes to it. But as I mentioned previously, we might pick up the system again and create a new game around it. So I'll keep your point in mind!
I just came across this game today, and WHOOOOOOOOO BOYYYY am I hyped about it. I love family trees (especially ones with medieval themes) and I will definitely play this for a long time to come! The only think I find a little annoying is when I have two people get married but the one from the other family dies really early on and I cant have the spouse just remarry. It just feels like a waste of a person, especially when they are quite young. But nonetheless its an amazing game!!!
Hey Wallace, glad you enjoy our game so much!
Yeah, remarrying didn't make the cut when we had to prioritize. We still want to do stuff with this system in the future - maybe in another game jam.
It was a lot of fun playing this game ! I had to let my family go at around this score, but I probably could have continue more. I would love to see this game being developped more ! Maybe a story mode in the future ?
Wow! That is one amazing score.
Thank you for playing. We really enjoyed making this game in the Ludum Dare game jam and we are looking into another internal jam. So we can look at it with fresh eyes!
More story and a challenging difficulty would be awesome!
I'm quite certain this is not the last you will see of Noble.
Thank you for your donation!
I love this game. It’s great how you can see how the genotypes all work out. Some suggestions could be events, such as war or technological advancements. It is a great game, good work.
Thank you! Events would be awesome. We got some ideas for those for a possible future update. The events would have effects on people who have specific genes or who lack specific genes. That way finding the right couples can give more weight to the game.
Thanks for the feedback!
I've become obsessed with this game! My high score is 4881! I love the simple interface and the great concept. I've had just one issue, sometimes when I hit the pause button, it shows the button as being clicked, but the game continues to run. Doesn't take much away from the game however, as I can just re-click the pause button and it will actually pause. Overall, I love this game! It's so much fun to play!
Thanks for your feedback! Glad to hear you enjoy it so much! Crazy score!
There's a new version coming later today. We're adding a new scoring mechanism and a time-trial mode, and new hairstyles!
Unfortunately, I couldn't reproduce the problem with the pause button yet. Alternatively you can press the space bar. It might be a performance thing that when the game gets slower it doesn't recognize the button as well as it should.
Really simple design, but effective and satisfying! Some sound effects would definitely add to the gameplay. :)
Anyone got higher than me?
That's impressive! Would love to hear if any players have come close or beat that score!
The other houses ran out of eligible spouses around generation 4 so that
was the end of the game for me. I imagine it was just bad luck, but
perhaps a more forgiving RNG could be used? You could also allow for distant cousins within the family to marry and for widows and widowers of appropriate age to remarry. Chelsea posted already about the interface issues so I will merely second that comment. On the whole I think you have a good start and I'm looking forward to future updates.
Another interface idea might be to replace the gender icon with a skull when characters die just to make it easier to see who is still alive when zoomed out.
Yeah that's probably bad luck.
About the mouse issue - are you using Chrome or a different browser?
I love the concept; the one thing that bugged me was that I had a hard time dragging the icons from the bottom of the screen. I had to move the graphic with the different houses in it every time I wanted to place a character somewhere to make it really close or the mouse wouldn't do what I wanted. Otherwise, this was enjoyable!
Thanks for letting us know! That sounds pretty odd. I'll see if I can reproduce that problem here.
To explain it a little clearer, I guess I would say I would click on a character icon, drag it to another, and it would only stay if it was already very close. If it was too far away, it would bounce back to its' original place within the family it spawned from. Hope that makes a little more sense.
I think it could make a nice slow paced game to play over a few weeks - checking back in on my family tree every evening.
Love the looks of this game. It felt more like a toy to me than a game, though. But maybe I was missing something. I clicked on the fastest button and things went crazy quickly. I love the art here.