“The Mims Beginning” Is About To Hit Steam

Worth waiting for? Hell yeah! I’ve been waiting for “The Mims Beginning” to release ever since trying the demo several months ago!


The Mims Beginning is a visually beautiful God like Indie title from Squatting Penguins . It is reminiscent of the classic “Populous the Beginning”. It’s a mixture of RTS, fantasy and adventure, set in a very unusual and graphically stunning world. The game was given the Green Light treatment on Steam last year and the team has been working tirelessly ever since to bring us the title we’d been promised when we tried the demo.

The game combines numerous elements of gameplay. Your colonists act on their own most of the time, going about their duties without orders issued by the player. However, you can control them directly by issuing simple commands.With a use of godlike PSI powers the player can influence living things in their range of power, aiding the colony. This feature is reminiscent of that found in “Populous the Beginning”.

The main focus of the game lies in expanding and defending the colony. Every building or plant placement counts, nevertheless the game falls more into a light strategy genre. Casual gamers will recognise numerous familiar aspects of gameplay that will require player’s fast, on-the-spot decision making.

The release date is set for the 14th of January 2015


Current Features:

  • God simulation
  • Story mode
  • Colony expansion
  • Autonomous characters
  • Technology research
  • Creating & upgrading structures
  • Various species of plants with different ways of yielding fruit
  • Livestock farming & trading
  • Skill acquirement by Mims
  • Special divine powers at player’s disposal
  • Protecting colony from wildlife predators and vermin
  • Natural disasters (e.g. meteor shower, acid rains, infections and more)
  • Secrets to be found across numerous islands
  • Unique monsters (bosses)
  • Real Time Physics
  • Planting your own fruit crops
  • Timeline mechanic allowing to predict future events
  • Smell sensor – excessive odor will attract pests and predators
  • Varied floating islands with many unusual adventures
  • Different landscapes and weather conditions

Planned Features:

  • Tweaking & balancing of gameplay
  • Survival mode
  • New types of enemies
  • Additional natural disasters
  • New missions – full version is planned to contain around 20
  • Side objectives implemented into missions
  • Easter eggs
  • New language versions
  • Optimalization

System Rquirements

  • OS: Ubuntu 10.10 or later or Chosen Distro
  • Processor: 2.8Ghz dual core CPU
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 4850
  • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space




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Author: Kereltis View all posts by
Linux advocate, born in Liverpool, grew up in Cork City Ireland and currently living in Corvallis, Oregon. I love all things Linux, my favorite distro being Ubuntu followed closely by Kubuntu and Linux Mint (Cinnamon and KDE). As far as I'm concerned Linux is the future of gaming. Lets make the world as open and transparent as we can!

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