10 Crowns is a new epic strategy game from the designer of Civ IV

And from the art director of Civ V

10 Crowns is a new epic strategy game from the designer of Civ IV

Mohawk Games' first game was the excellent Offworld Trading Company, a kind of strategic resource management sim with plenty of sci-fi shinies to distract you from all the number crunching.

But the people at Mohawk are best known for their work on the Civilization series, including company founder Soren Johnson, who was the lead designer on Civ IV, and Dorian Newcomb, who was the art director on Civ V and thus chiefly responsible for that game's stately optimism.

Mohawk has just announced its next game and it definitely looks like it's building on that Civ pedigree, while possibly adding in a dash of Crusader Kings - or rather that's how we interpret the scant details in the press release.

10 Crowns is "an epic-scale turn-based strategy game that lets players create the greatest dynasty in world history."

It's being published by Starbreeze Publishing, the publishing arm of the Stockholm based developer.

“Everyone here at Mohawk is very excited to work with Starbreeze on 10 Crowns, going back to our game development roots to make a classic historical 4X strategy game with some important and radical innovations to the genre," reads the Soren Johnson quote in the press release.

"I look forward to sharing more about the design with the strategy game community and involving them in development as early as possible."

10 Crowns is still in the prototyping stage, so don't expect much in the way of firm detail for the time being. However, Mohawk were very open with the Offworld Trading Company community during that game's development - and it went through a lengthy early access period - so we would expect a similar approach again.

Mohawk has released some concept art to get the mind racing. We're especially taken with the transition between the last two images below.

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