Tilted Mill just announced the spiritual successor to Pharaoh, Zeus, and Caesar III, titled Medieval Mayor. Here’s the site:
Build a city, illuminate the world…
Having received a charter from the king, you must establish, build and govern your city, advancing education, culture, commerce, science and the arts, and providing for the health and prosperity of your citizens. As the city continues to grow, the challenge becomes greater - will your city become a beacon of hope and light to the known world, or will it fall back into darkness? Tilted Mill Entertainment proudly presents Medieval Mayor - real time city-building strategy in the Middle Ages!.
The dark ages are ending and a new day is dawning - it’s the not so spectacular start of the glorious (if you do your job right!) Middle Ages. Your task is to bring the realm from the darkness of its feudal, warring past into the light of a new world of prosperity and culture. As mayor of a burgeoning medieval town you must build and grow the settlement into a thriving center of art, science, religion and government - all the while demonstrating to your beloved king and queen how great and prosperous the city is becoming, but lavishing gifts and tribute upon them, and fulfilling their needs and requests.
With its “easy to learn, difficult to master” gameplay and nearly infinite replayability, Medieval Mayor represents the best the city-building genre has to offer:
Real Time Strategy Gameplay
-multiple paths to victory
-food & goods production
-goals, requests, achievements
-dozens of animated characters and buildings
-crisp, colorful graphics
-original musical score
-simple user interface