I saw a video on youtube yesterday about a new game called Banished. It has been developed by an Indie developer since 2011, made entirely in C++ by one guy, who did all of the coding himself, inclding the music and graphics. Though developed by an indie programmer, the graphics are very good and have a nice feel to it. Banished was published on the 14th of february 2014, so that's quite recent. It is available on steam. It is a city building game, but in reality appears to be more of a risk and resource management game. I hear it gets a lot of positive reviews, according to some reviewers it is better than simcity 5 or cities XL. Now to me simcity5 is as big a failure as rome total war 2, so that doesn't say much. Compairing a brick with a brick, still makes it a brick and not a gem, but could this Banished game be a gem? I haven't played this game yet, but I am seriously considering buying this game. The videos, reviews and tutorials intrigued me. It kind of reminds me of the old Caesar3 or Simcity3K city building games. Two games that were excellent in the day. Yet it is set in a different atmosphere and the gameplay appears to be widely different from any other city building game out there today. Gameplay wise this looks to be a lot better than any other current city building game out there. The gameplay appears to be far better than anything publishers like Haemimont or Kalypso can come up with. The programmer is currently working on mod support for this game. One negative thing I hear about this game though is the learning curve. Almost every reviewer says it is a very difficult game, but that could be because it is deep, very very deep. This is not some shallow little puzzle game like 1849 that calls itself a city building game, when in reality it is just a puzzle game. Anyhow despite the warnings about the difficulty, I still think this one might be the real deal and worth the purchase.