Banished (2014)

About This Game

Banished is a city-building strategy video game developed by Shining Rock Software. It was released for Microsoft Windows on February 18, 2014. The game focuses on careful resource management and survival as an isolated and growing society. Its gameplay can be compared with economic theory on sustainability and optimization. Banished received mixed reviews on release, with reviewers praising graphics and difficulty early in the game, but criticizing a lack of feedback for player actions and lower emphasis on survival as the city grows.

Banished is a city building game where you control a group of exiled people who are restarting their
lives in the wilderness. They have only the clothes on their backs and a cart filled with supplies
from their homeland.

The townspeople work, build, get older, have children, and eventually die. Keeping them healthy,
happy, and fed are essential to making a successful town grow. Any structure can be built at any
time, provided that your people have collected the resources to do so.

There are many occupations that the people can perform from farming, hunting, and blacksmithing, to
fishing, teaching, and healing. You can choose to replant forests, mine for iron, and quarry
for rock, and more!

  • Build a city with any layout you want with almost no restriction on when, what, and where you build.
  • Keep the population happy and healthy by providing them with food and warm shelter.
  • Watch the town grow as you assign 20 different jobs to build buildings, grow food, craft tools and clothing, and more!

Game Details

Genre Strategy – Real-time – Historical
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released February 18, 2014
Size 122 MB
Company Shining Rock Software / Shining Rock Software


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor, 512 MB RAM, DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with 512 MB VRAM (Shader Model 2.0 support required), 150MB HD Space


Banished (2014)

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