Hard to believe we’ve been commanding a small European tribe of settlers for two decades but it’s true, the Settlers series is 20 years old. Ubisoft have released a short documentary that goes into the series’ inception and development, showing you how vastly it has changed over the years.
Would you believe it almost became a top-down shooter?
I hope you answered no to that because there was never any possibility of it becoming a shooter. That would be silly.
Settlers 2 was the first game I played on a PC. I’ve not played any of the series since then but it will always remain the game that fostered my love of command. And a compulsive need to cut down trees and turn pigs into pork chops.