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The Bustling World: A Grand Odyssey of Choices and Discovery in Ancient China

Set in Ancient China, The Bustling World is an upcoming open-world RPG developed by FireWo Games and Thermite Games.

The game has been in development for over five years by a young Chinese couple, amassing over 150,000 wishlists in just under 3 weeks on Steam. With a thrilling combination of gorgeous visuals, endless adventure, and the ability to immerse yourself in your own destiny, it’s not hard to see why it’s starting to generate a significant buzz.

The Bustling World In-game Screenshot of markets and shops
The Bustling World In-game Screenshot

What is the Bustling World?

The Bustling World is an open-world RPG set in ancient China and offers a diverse range of gameplay elements such as survival, farming, cultivation, management, crafting, building, and puzzle-solving. The game provides an immersive experience where players can make choices that have profound impacts on the dynamically evolving game world. So far, there isn’t too much information available about narrative elements, but the gameplay looks almost too good to be true. Here is what you can expect from this ambitious game.

  • Dynamic World and NPC AI with game elements reacting independently to your actions.
  • Decide your life with numerous job roles like shopkeeper, Farmer, Miner, Logger, Chef, and many more.
  • Authentic production mechanics with realistic ancient Chinese items.
  • Breed and train animals with chances for mutations.
  • Nearly 2,000 building components for creating architectural plans
  • Build, purchase, and trade properties influenced by market factors, and decorate with nearly a thousand ancient items.
  • There are plenty of activities to master and earn money, such as starting a business, pet fighting cards, cooking, martial arts, and horse racing.
  • Traditional Chinese clothing with advanced physics simulation.
  • Choose a dark life path and explore secret societies in the underworld.
  • Explore, fight, and discover in the Jianghu while recruiting heroes and building your mercenary force.
  • Authentic 3D art style, with over 5,000 hand-painted, hand-drawn textures.
  • Multi-language support

The Bustling World Release Date and Platforms

At the time of writing, The Bustling World does not have a release date, and the only platform it has been confirmed for is PC via Steam. There is no confirmation on whether the game will come to other platforms. However, Thermite Games have typically only released their games on Steam, so it seems unlikely the game will come to consoles.

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