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Ballads of Hongye is a gorgeous Chinese-themed city builder

Ballads of Hongye shows off stunning ancient Chinese-inspired architecture and flashy UI in a new trailer for its upcoming alpha test

Ballads of Hongye Alpha: Chinese-inspired city architecture

Ballads of Hongye’s newly-released alpha trailer immediately commands attention with its stunning Chinese architecture and flashy UI. Developer Seasun Games has announced the alpha test, starting on April 18, with a rather eye-catching showing. This upcoming city builder aims to showcase ancient Chinese architecture with a wealth of beautifully animated buildings based on historical Chinese designs.

As the magistrate of your town, you are tasked with racing against time to complete objectives in order to expand and upgrade your settlement. Ballad of Hongye places a focus on time-limited challenges, and should you not manage to complete your agreements in time then the potential resources will be lost.

Challenges will offer players a randomly generated building plan, setting out the buildings and industry that must be used in order to complete the task successfully. Players will also have to contend with seasonal weather as well as natural disasters such as plagues, droughts, and famines. Of course, there will be plenty of potential ways to contend with these issues by building appropriate infrastructure such as fire stations and the intriguingly named Insect Rack.

The Seasun Games devs are promising more story reveals as the game progresses, such as finding out who is responsible for blocking your urban restoration plans. Ballads of Hongye is currently loosely slated to arrive in Summer this year, but keys for the alpha test beginning on April 18 can be obtained by joining the game’s Discord.

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