Thrive: Heavy Lies The Crown

Developer: Zugalu

City: Calgary


Thrive: Heavy Lies the Crown is a Medieval Fantasy city builder that forces you to make dire decisions that ensure the survival of your kingdom and the people you lead.

Volition is a valuable tool in your inventory as you build your city, shape the land and fortify it as you see fit. Burdened by the weight of your decisions, a seemingly trivial choice can shape your legacy and determine if you’re a soulless tyrant or a fair and just monarch.

Will your kingdom merely survive, or do you have the resilience and dedication to make it THRIVE?


  • Defend your castle in epic real time battles
  • Explore the new world
  • Random encounters
  • Harsh survival mechanics
  • Build your own fortified city
  • Multiple unique play styles depending on how you play and the choices you make
  • Advanced Weather system
  • Modding Support
  • Day / night cycle affects kingdoms and the population

Additional Features after initial game release:

  • Multiplayer
  • Family lineage tech tree
  • Multiple heroes to select from each with unique kingdom bonuses and play style
  • Attacking enemy kingdoms npc and human players
  • Online servers with shared community
  • Manage more than one kingdom within the same world
  • Updated, more advanced world map

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I created the Calgary Game Developers meetup group in 2013 and have been a director for both Calgary Game Developers Association and Interactive Arts Alberta.

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