Clanfolk – Announcement

Posted on 12 Aug 2021

Indie developers MinMax Games (Space Pirates and Zombies 1 and 2) have revealed their latest game, Clanfolk. This colony building strategy game puts you in the role of medieval Scots attempting to build and maintain their homestead across generations. Clanfolk is releasing for PC in Q4 2021. Check out the press release below for more info.

Official Press Release

A First Look At Clanfolk!

From MinMax Games, the makers of Space Pirates Zombies 1 & 2, and Golftopia.

August 11th, 2021 – Get ready to experience Clanfolk, an elaborate life sim set in the highlands of medieval Scotland.

Live off the land using historically accurate tools and processes to survive while building a growing settlement for your Clan. Every tile on the map has a purpose. Where you place your settlement, and how you build it, really matters.

Clanfolk will execute your grand building plans while also intelligently fulfilling their own personal needs. Get to know your Clanfolk as they live their entire lives in your care.

The world is fully simulated, and the largest threat is nature itself. Initially, food will be plentiful and the nights warm. There is lots of time to plan and enjoy the medieval homestead atmosphere. As the seasons change, resources will dwindle and careful planning becomes critical. Surviving your first winter is highly unlikely.

Watch The Clanfolk Announcement Trailer On YouTube

After working on Space Pirates and Zombies 1 & 2 for eight years, MinMax began developing two solo side projects. Initially estimated to be 14 month projects, Golftopia and Clanfolk began simultaneous development. These 14 months came and went, and went again, and while Golftopia achieved its final release as of March 2021, for Clanfolk time went by yet again.

Now after four years of solo development, it is time to show Clanfolk to the world!

Clanfolk is coming Q4 2021 to Steam for Windows

About Clanfolk

Clanfolk is a historically accurate colony and life simulation. Clear the land, build a home, hunt, fish, gather, craft, have children, marry them off, raise livestock, farm, meet the neighbors, hire, trade, run an inn, prepare for winter. Build your home in the highlands… or die trying.


  • Clear the land and build your homestead, your way.
  • Get to know and care for your Clanfolk, across generations, from birth until their eventual death.
  • A complex hierarchy of needs system governs how your Clanfolk live their life in the community you plan for them.
  • Process resources and craft everything you need from the environment, using historically accurate methods.
  • Learn just how hard it was to make a linen shirt. Grow the flax, thresh out the seed, rot the stalks in a river, strip the fibers from the stalks, spin the fibers into thread, weave the threads into cloth, and THEN sew your linen shirt!
  • Full world simulation including weather, seasons, warmth, freezing, and much more. Each day is a little different.
  • Develop strong relations with neighboring Clans, meeting guests, workers, and traders.
  • Escape into life in medieval Scotland.
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