This is sort of a random topic, but I’m very curious as to what types of animals (both wild and domestic) will be included in the game and what we will be able to do with them? I’ve seen from the current videos that we at least get wild goats to start with, which I assume our people will be able to tame and use for either food, clothing, or both, but are you able to tell us about any others you have planned? Personally, I would love to see dogs (or just domesticated wolves, as they would probably be at this point in history) and horses, both for fun and for work. City builders are my favorite genre of PC games, and it has always disappointed me that animals were never a very important part of them. Given the setting of this game, I think dogs would be particularly important, as they played a crucial role in the lives of early humans. Our citizens could use them for hunting and guarding the village against raiders. It would also be fun to watch our citizens interact with them in their daily lives, like seeing children play with them. If wild wolves are included, taming them could be one of the jobs citizens could choose to do, thus ensuring that the village always has enough wolves for whatever they choose to use them for. Villages could breed the wolves to trade with other villages to try and get different breeds that are better at certain things, like hunting or fighting. They could also be used to trade, for whatever the player wanted, including new wolves with different skill sets.
I’m not sure when horses were domesticated, so I don’t know what their role was to early humans, but they would definitely be useful in-game, especially as migration and raiding are present. They could also be used as farm animals when our citizens progress to that point. If an ancient Egyptian era expansion is ever introduced, cats could be included. They could be domesticated or worshipped (or both. That could lead to some interesting gameplay). Also, I know you said there wouldn’t be any, but someone suggested that Saber-tooth cats be included in the Ice Age expansion, as they existed during that time period. Is that something that could happen?
I’m not sure what the devs already have planned, and I certainly don’t expect anything like what I’ve suggested above in the very beginning, but it would be something I would like to see included at some point, even if it doesn’t end being a complex part of the game. Basically, I just really like animals and would like to see them included as more than just livestock, as so many city builders tend to do, and if there was ever an animal themed expansion, I would buy it in a heartbeat.