A New Era of Organic City-Building Simulation!

Patch Is Now Available!

Hello Lords & Ladies! 

A new patch is now available. Here’s the rundown of what’s included in



  • Added a maximum distance villagers will travel to during their free time to find a bench, which is based on the location of their homes
  • Upkeep categories’ ordering in the Book now follows the same order as the list of building categories in the build menu
  • Villagers happiness tooltip positive and neutral colors are now easier to read


  • It was possible for builders to reach construction sites and not do any work
  • The build menu scrolled back to the top after placing a monument part that featured several of them, hindering complex monument construction
  • Coins total from taxation could exceed the limit set for individual houses
  • Some resources in storage facilities weren’t displaying a numerical value for their available quantity (they now do even at 0)
  • The Builder’s Workshop was displayed at the end of the building list unless players reloaded their game
  • Rare case where the game displayed wrong quantities after switching resources assigned to a Warehouse/Granary/Market slot
  • Building upkeep costs 
    • Weren’t calculated correctly when pausing/unpausing a workplace
    • Were wrongly modified when adding more workers, causing players to pay more than intended
  • Building upkeep costs were wrongly calculated The Sturdy Material edict’s effect wasn’t applied in the real calculation of the budget
  • The Sturdy Material edict’s effect wasn’t applied to maintenance costs from additional workers
  • Villagers crossing under a quarry were teleported on its ladder
  • Some tooltips had more empty space than intended
  • A number of Mod.io thumbnails’ colors were misinterpreted
  • Music wasn’t switching when players reached different Estate tiers
  • Changing the monk/nun dorms function could cause a crash 
  • The Abbatial Gate – Major door wasn’t working
  • Quick reloading while the “Promote villagers to higher status” list was opened could cause a crash
  • Rare crash when downloading mods

The 1.9.2 Quality of Life Update Is Now Available!

Hello fellow city-building enthusiasts!

Update 1.9.2 has just been released. This version of the game focuses on four key points: improving the budget breakdown, adding new construction steps to the Monastery, using right-click to close windows and hitting ESC to close (or open) the system menu. But that’s not all: we took this opportunity to introduce some quality of life (QOL) changes as well as fix multiple bugs—including one where villagers would trek far and wide to find the most comfortable benches!

Here’s more details of what you can expect in this update:

Budget breakdown

Understanding Foundation’s economics makes all the difference between running a thriving or a struggling medieval village. For this reason, we now offer a more in-depth budget breakdown. It should help you plan better, but more importantly, get a clearer picture of your expenses and income as they roll in.

Here’s an overview of what’s been added to the Budget tab:

  • Quantities for resources bought and sold 
  • Upkeep costs per buildings’ categories and types, each with their respective quantities
  • Territory costs, including those purchased and maintained
  • Taxes per type, including how many villagers and/or buildings are affected
  • New categories for data previously displayed under Miscellaneous
  • Tooltips for all categories

Every single feature mentioned above will work with previous Foundation saves. You will also notice some quality of life changes included in the budget breakdown such as the possibility to collapse/expand data either individually or globally and better category grouping and visibility. On a related note, save files have been considerably shrinked thanks to the compacting of budget data. 

Modders will be happy to learn the new, detailed budget breakdown leaves room for custom upkeep costs, i.e. something not called coins.

New construction steps for the Monastery

Last year, one of the biggest changes to Foundation was how players would progress through the game by specializing in different Estate paths. Clergy in particular was completely reworked with the addition of several new building functions and events. Back then, our art team laid out the groundwork for a new and improved vision of what the game should look like, previewed first with the Abbatial Church. 

It’s not just about raising the visuals bar either: adding construction steps to the Monastery is something we had planned for a long time, which better reflects the evolution of this prestigious monument and helps bring it to life—complete with scaffoldings for all of its variants! 

What you see from the Monastery in this newest update sets a new benchmark for the future of architecture in Foundation. In time, our goal is to apply the same principles to other buildings and thus bring them to higher quality standards.

User experience (UX) improvements

Part of being game developers is taking the pulse of what the community wants so we can deliver a frictionless experience. An oft requested quality of life feature has been added in Update 1.9.2 with the ability to close windows by simply right-clicking on them. In the same vein, we have added the expected behavior of opening (or closing) the system menu when pressing the ESC key.

This concludes the core features added or improved upon with Update 1.9.2. For more details, read the full patch notes below.

1.9.2 Changelog


  • Budget breakdown overhaul
  • Monastery construction steps
  • Right-clicking on panels will now close them
  • ESC key will bring up the systems menu or close it if it’s already open


  • The Daily Average Balance now displays more accurate information about whether you are making money or not
  • Save files’ size have been considerably shrinked—up to 70% less!


  • Housing help topic
  • Editing buildings help topic (refund)
  • Localization


  • The special panel style for buildings now only applies to the parent building, which should help distinguish them from sub-buildings
  • Added a confirmation pop-up when unassigning a slot with stocked resources (example: Warehouse)
  • Improved the resource refund feature when destroying parts to be more consistent across the board
  • Wealth calculation from the Book will now display a score after the first month regardless of your income status positive or negative)
  • Improved performance for densely populated villages


  • Fix: in some circumstances, the game wouldn’t properly close on exit
  • None of the shortage events (except for service) were displayed in the Happiness tooltip
  • Villagers trying to fulfill needs spread too far from each other on the map would get stuck in a needs loop, which led to further issues
  • Added a distance limit so villagers won’t be traveling far and wide to use benches
  • Destroying a monument before its completion refunded too many resources
  • While a game rule that modified the trading price was active, the “Buy from village” price was rounded before calculating the quantity available for purchase
  • The Rustic Gate – Elevated part from the Monastery snapped inside the model, which blocked entry to the location
  • Multiple scrollbars could be displayed when building a Cloister


  • The Unlock Trade Route button wasn’t displayed when mods added new resources for trade. The GUI now handles up to 5 resources rows without a scrollbar
  • Switching a sub-building function in the Fuel mod (1.9+) crashed the game
  • Exposed the Hospitium, Monk Dorms and Nun Dorms functions for the Monastery

Our Roadmap Update Is Now Available!

Greetings Lords & Ladies!

We have some important news to share with you about Foundation’s next steps. The team is pleased to unveil an updated roadmap! 📅

But first, a 2022 Retrospective

2022 was a big year for Polymorph Games, but also one of transition. 

First and foremost, we have worked on our biggest update so far, Foundation 1.9, that has added the remaining systems and bound all of them to shape the core experience we intended for Foundation. We also have included and expanded the monastery gameplay, with a revamped visual, representing our work on the final Art Direction (see: GameDeveloper.com).

Another major feature that we were happy to deliver was the first iteration of the map generator, allowing you to have more maps to play with.

The second important change that happened last year was the expansion of our team, with the addition of team members filling important roles, such as an Art Director, a Lead 3D Artist, an Engine Programmer and a Narrative Designer. This is allowing us to work on multiple aspects of the game at the same time: improving our visuals, the game content, as well as the procedurally generated content like the map generator.

Roadmap Update

In the last couple of months, we’ve made the delicate and thorough exercise of reviewing and completing our game design. Every idea and planned feature has been discussed and questioned, and we aimed to leave no stones unturned. This process had us recenter on Foundation’s strengths, and the result is a better defined feature list.

Today we are pleased to share our updated roadmap – a glimpse of both our major and minor updates left to be released.

Upcoming Major Releases

We are planning five major releases until Foundation’s end of Early Access. 

1 – Residential Density and Safety Concept

The next Major Update we are working on is about adding Safety, a tool players can use to control the density of housing in specific zones. Safety is also something that will be used and extended by the Castle in the Kingdom progression path. This will also integrate the walls into the construction flow. We will provide more details soon.

2 – The Castle (Kingdom Progression Path)

We know you are eager to get your hands on this one, and we are already working on it. In addition to the new Castle monument, expect more gameplay options from overhauled military missions (including squads!), and more interaction with the new safety concept.

3 – Labor Progression Path

This update will round off the final Estate gameplay and visual overhaul of the three estates. It will focus on giving the tools to improve happiness and taxation capabilities.

4 – Environment Rehaul

As you may know, we are working to revamp our building and environment visuals: environment biomes, skyboxes, lighting, map edges.

5 – End of Early Access Release

This one will have all the completed game content, with the improved residential zoning, and tier 3 housing.

Along the way toward Foundation’s full release, the team will continue to add minor features, to include new quality of life (QOL) changes as well as game content.

Some Planned Minor Releases (not in release order)

  • Continuous Monument Experience Improvements
  • Continuous Map Generator Improvements
  • Continuous Quality of Life Improvements
  • Continuous Accessibility Improvements
  • Continuous Modding Improvements
  • Continuous Balancing Improvements
  • New Productions Buildings and Production Building extensions
  • Fertility
  • Scalable Quests
  • New Mandates
  • New Information Layers
  • Job XP Implementation
  • Paved Roads

Some shelved or on hold features

As mentioned earlier, the process of reviewing and completing our game design had us focus on Foundation’s strengths. But that also means that unfortunately, some features we have added to the roadmap during the Early Access won’t make it to the full release, as we realized that they will not add any significant fun to the game and will create more micromanagement than we wish to push on the player. We are thus shelving housing decay, aging and families, and graveyards from the roadmap. The disease feature and vehicles are also postponed, meaning they might become part of the game at some point, but not before the end of the early access. Steam Workshop Integration has also been dropped as we continue to focus on mod.io and its cross-platform modding capabilities.

We know some of you will be disappointed about this news, especially the aging and family, but the average village size in Foundation has a higher population count than first anticipated, and having a feature like this would have brought us on the path of survival, micromanagement and overcomplexity.

We have reasserted our inspirations – Pharaoh, The Settlers and Anno – all games that don’t feature aging and death, but are still unique in their own ways and most importantly, great city-building experiences. With that in mind, we are confident that we are on the right path with Foundation’s design plans.

Putting an end to the Trello and to Mantis Public Bug reporter

As many of you may have realized, the Trello board was not being updated often. It has shown to be a lot of work to maintain, and it also creates a divergence with our internal planning tool. Hence why we are closing the Trello, and will instead share updates and progress on the roadmap on posts such as this one.

We are also closing our Mantis Public Bug reporter. We realized that the most efficient way to track bugs and get feedback is through Discord or right here on the Steam forums. It is also a better way to filter what is a bug and what is not, because the community usually provides help as well. So don’t hesitate to join our Discord Server to share your bugs and feedback!

Experimental Builds

In 2023 we also want to give you access to experimental builds. Their goal will be to test new features and progression changes before they’re applied to the live version of Foundation. This is a way for us to get important feedback from you, that will help us deliver polished updates. The first experimental build will be the next minor update that changes a lot of the early/mid game balancing.

When are the next updates planned?

As of now, we are currently working on multiple updates:

  • 1.9.2 is about an improved budget breakdown and multiple Quality of Life improvements, like the ESC and right-click handling (Estimated Release Date: February 2023)
  • Minor Update: We are preparing an experimental build that changes early progression in the game (In Progress, Experimental in March 2023)
    • Taxation will be moved to the Labor progression path
    • Tavern will become a need for the commoners
    • The early and mid game progression will be reviewed
    • Trade revenue will be more generous
  • Minor Update: Plains terrain type (flatter) will be introduced in procedurally generated maps (In Progress, Estimated Release Date, March 2023)
  • Major Update: Residential Core + Safety (Being prototyped, No ETA yet)
  • Major Update: Castle (Kingdom Progression Path) (In Progress, No ETA yet)

Note that this planning is subject to change along the way.


In 2023, we are full speed ahead to deliver consistent and substantial updates that will keep improving the overall quality of the game.

We thank you for your continued support, we are lucky to have such a loving and dedicated community.

—The Polymorph Games team


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The 1.9.1. Update is now available!

Greetings Lords & Ladies! 

Update 1.9.1 has just been released on Steam & GOG. Here’s what you need to know:

The Map Generator is Now Public! 

First and foremost, the experimental map generator is now part of Foundation’s public build. Everyone can now discover the joys of building a village on a procedurally generated map. Choose from one of the three available topographies (Hills, Coastal, Fluvial), roll the dice and jump into an infinite number of maps, each with their own unique landscapes. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the players who helped us with the map generator’s initial release in the beta branch about three weeks ago. Also, quite a few things you asked for are already planned down the line! One such case relates to overly hilly maps, something we plan to mitigate with flattened “plains” clusters. 

Resources Tooltip: Now With More Details!

As part of our continued efforts to improve your medieval city-building experience, we added a detailed breakdown of each resource’s physical location in the resources tooltip. For instance, hovering over the wood icon will show you how much of that resource is currently available in storage, in production, in stalls or in transit. In a similar vein, if you have wood which is already in use, the tooltip will clue you in: it may be in production, in construction or in transit.

Delivery quest changes

The delivery quest window now clearly shows how much of the required resources are accumulated in your warehouses. Furthermore, reserved resources from your warehouses are now included in the calculation of the delivery quests. We also made it so reserved resources from your warehouses will now be cancelled in order to complete delivery quests.

Loading Screen Tips

You may have noticed new loading screen art, which has been added as part of the 1.9 update. From now on, this loading screen will be enhanced with easy to understand tips about some of Foundation’s best kept secrets. Our first batch includes 5 of them, with more to come. 

Update Notes

  • New: the map generator is now available for everyone! Three topographies are included in this beta version: hills, fluvial and coastal
  • New: resources tooltip details
  • New: loading screen tips
  • Balance: Monastery parts
  • Balance: traded resources
  • Fix: mineral deposits were sometimes unreachable
  • Fix: mineral deposits were sometimes falling into the ground
  • Fix: crane storage was sometimes displaying wrong values
  • Fix: the bonus effect of a Masterpiece only affected the sub-building it was built in. If it was built in the root of the parent building, none would benefit from the effect
  • Fix: when any privilege that modifies an upkeep cost was applied, the modifier only applied to the parent building’s parts and not the sub-buildings’
  • Fix: Lord Manor (Stone Office) had negative Desirability
  • QOL: delivery quest changes
  • QOL: added a yellow highlight when hovering another sub-building from the EDIT tab in the builder window
  • QOL: Bell Tower sound improvement (some large bell towers had the small bell tower sound effect)
  • Modding: couldn’t override TRADE_SETTINGS
  • QOL: updated localizations

That’s it for today. Stay tuned for further update news coming up in 2023.


Patch is now available

Greetings everyone!

The game has just been updated to version Here’s the highlights:


  • Newcomers will now properly spread around the Village Center
  • Removed the cloister condition of having a connected entrance
  • Layout for the What’s New window has been slightly adjusted
  • Updated localization

Bug Fixes

  • The initial warning window would not go away even if you checked the ‘do not remind me’ box
  • SSAO with specific hardware wasn’t working properly
  • The Automated Fountain masterpiece wasn’t displaying its name in the build menu
  • Snapping points of compatible parts weren’t reset after changing a sub-building function
  • The / month string (from the taxation toggle) wasn’t localized (is now / #MONTH)
  • The underline from tax tracking was removed after a change in the amount of coins
  • Interactive locations were being used even though buildings/buildings parts weren’t built
  • The Unlock the Merchandise Taxes on Market Stalls text was displaying 0 days left

Crash fixes

  • Crash related to having a Military Fort without an entrance
  • Crash related to monks arriving at a Hospitium
  • Other rare crash fixes


  • Exposed PlaCCompWarehouseSetuper

As always, we are more than happy to read your feedback about this new patch. Head over to our Discord channel if you want to chime in!


The 1.9 Update Is Now Live!

Greetings Lords & Ladies! 

Foundation’s Update 1.9 is finally available on GOG and Steam

The team has been hard at work to bring you quality content as part of a new and improved gameplay experience. 

Here’s a quick overview of what’s included.

Village Aspirations

A fundamental aspect of Foundation is the customisation of your experience, which is reflected in the game by the organic growth that makes each village unique. With 1.9, we wanted to go one step further and give you the ability to achieve Village Aspirations: optional objectives that offer different ways to play in order to nab sweet GOG or Steam achievements. Examples include building an Abbatial Church or having 100 citizens in your village

Village Aspirations are another way for us to not only increase the replayability of Foundation, but also to make it a somewhat more challenging experience.

Progression revised from the ground up

Update 1.9 changes several elements of Foundation, including the way you progress into the game. Now, each EstateUpdate 1.9 changes several elements of Foundation, including the way you progress into the game. Now, each Estate—whether it be Labour, Clergy or Kingdom—has several unlockables of its own. Investing influence in and thus favouring one Estate makes it more difficult to progress with the others. This dynamic requires more planning on your part and adds weight to your decisions without restricting your ambitions.

In addition to Estate-specific progression paths, there is also a common progression path, which includes quite a few essential production buildings in Foundation, such as the Warehouse, the Stonecutter Camp and the Fishing Hut. In e

In addition to Estate-specific progression paths, there is also a common progression path, which includes quite a few essential production buildings in Foundation, such as the Warehouse, the Stonecutter Camp and the Fishing Hut. In either case, you will need to reach different tiers of Prosperity before being able to unlock some of the most desirable options. This new measure of your success takes into account six factors: wealth, territory size, trade, population, splendor and beautification.

Our next updates will focus on upgrading both the Kingdom and Labor progression paths.

Edicts and privileges

You may have noticed that the progression page has a tab dedicated to edicts and privileges. This is another new feature introduced with Update 1.9. The first case represents what may be described as laws that you enact in your village. The second case represents rewards given by the different Estates to their most loyal Lords or Ladies.

Edicts and privileges grant important boons such as reducing a Splendor penalty between two Estates, increasing the market value of certain resources or reducing the maintenance cost of production buildings by half. They are unlocked with coins or influence points. Afterwards, you just have to choose the edicts or privileges you want to activate.

Buildings and sub-buildings

The city-building aspect is at the heart of the Foundation experience, so we wanted to let you expand the capabilities of your buildings. You can now assign functions to a group of building parts (what we call sub-buildings) instead of individual parts. Each sub-building will therefore be linked to a single function (e.g. Treasury) which you can change should you desire so.

In a few words, this means that a Monastery can now be home to a Chapel, a Scriptorium, a Hospitium, a Monastic Garden and so on. The same goes for a Market, which you can expand by adding a sub-building associated with a separate function from the parent building if you wish, such as a Luxury Goods Stall. At any time, it is possible to browse each of the functions of a parent building thanks to the “Parts List” tab.

A glorious Monastery

Progressing on the Clergy path, you’ll soon notice important changes. For starters, there are several new functions available, including a Hospitium that will host visitors, a Scriptorium that will help you produce Manuscripts used to promote your faithfuls or a Cloister where they can medidate while fulfilling a new need. Moreover, you will have the pProgressing on the Clergy path, you’ll soon notice important changes. For starters, there are several new functions available, including a Hospitium that will host visitors, a Scriptorium that will help you produce Manuscripts used to promote your faithfuls or a Cloister where they can meditate while fulfilling a new need. Moreover, you will have the pleasure of building a prettified Abbatial Church: our artists have done a great job upgrading its visuals for your enjoyment!


Previously, Foundation’s economy was largely tied to market stalls. With Update 1.9, taxation replaces the main way to fill your coffers. The Manor House now has a Tax Office function, which is combined with the Tax Collector job. Each house accumulates coins over time, and it’s up to you to decide how heavily your village will be taxed. But beware: people are not too keen on having to pay much, so there is a balance to be struck so as not to collapse your global Happiness factor!

Even more modding possibilities

In keeping with our commitment to the modding community, we’ve outlined several new features that are sure to have a snowball effect in the coming weeks. Without getting too technical, the major changes to unlockables, the progression system and narrative choices will certainly result in the creation of mods that we’ll be happy to share with you!

Looking forward to a bright future

Foundation’s 1.9 update is multi-faceted and marks an important milestone in our Early Access (EA) journey. We hope you will enjoy how we reimagined some of the existing systems while adding more depth to the core medieval city-building experience.

As for what the future holds, in the short term work has already started on a first patch to fix newly discovered bugs. At a later date, and after focusing a lot on the Clergy progression path—particularly the Monastery—we want to give the other two Estates the attention they deserve. We plan to overhaul the Kingdom and Labor progression paths, in that order.. We will let you fill in the gaps as to what that might entail.

Until then, have fun!


Foundation’s Update 1.9 Public Playtest Is Now Available!

It’s been a while since we’ve posted on the blog, but today marks an important milestone in the development of Foundation and we couldn’t pass up such an opportunity. From now on and for a limited time, all players can participate in the public playtest of our upcoming 1.9 update!

Over the past few months, we’ve worked tirelessly to redesign some of the game’s core features and improve the overall experience.

We encourage you to playtest the Clergy progression path, which has been reworked the most. In a few words, what this means is that we’ve focused on this Estate in terms of unlockables and narrative for the time being. The Monastery—crown jewel of this Estate—has undergone several changes. You can now build new parts such as the Hospitium (to host visitors) and the Scriptorium (to produce manuscripts with copyists). You can also build Nun Dorms and yes, even concede female villagers to your monasteries!

A new Monastery awaits!

A crucial element of the 1.9 update is all about progression. Some buildings are now part of what we call a common progression path, i.e. without any investment towards a particular Estate. Others are linked to one of the three available Estates—Labor, Clergy or Kingdom—and require you to reach specific Splendor thresholds to be unlocked by spending Influence.

A preview of the Clergy progression path

The dynamics between Estates are very important in update 1.9. The more you invest in a particular Estate, the harder it becomes to progress with others’. This is our way of adding weight to your decisions, but it doesn’t mean you’ll be handcuffed to the Clergy should you choose this progression path, for example. 

Update 1.9 introduces sweeping changes to Foundation, including to its economy, which is now largely tax-based—something that was attributed to markets in the past. You can now tax your villagers and send a tax collector to collect the precious coins that will soon fill your coffers. Trade remains another viable avenue for accumulating wealth; the introduction of upgradable trade routes makes all the difference! Oh, and military missions are still a surefire way to get valuable resources, as always.

Edicts and privileges change the rules of the game in your favor. Once unlocked, these options can, among other things, mitigate a penalty or improve your trade with a neighboring village. Be careful though: if you change your mind about a specific edict or privilege, you will need the help of a Bailiff.

Players looking for an extra challenge will be pleased to know that we’ve added Village Aspirations. These are long-term goals that you can try to achieve, with some of them being pretty hard! Eventually, we’d like to tie these goals to GOG/Steam achievements and give them a bit more fanfare. At this point though, their integration is not final, but gives a good idea of our intentions with this system.

A work-in-progress view of Village Aspirations

You will notice that narration plays a bigger role in Foundation than ever. Indeed, our Narrative Designer has been pretty busy and added a large number of interesting events and opportunities, ranging from hosting fairs to improving trades with neighbors and much, much more. In that same regard, players will feel they have more of a say as Lord/Lady thanks to the addition of more extensive narrative choices.

In order to better guide you through Foundation’s many interconnected systems, we’ve thought of a series of one-off (and entirely optional!) advice to guide you through your first steps as Lord or Lady—what we call Onboarding. This helps smoothes the learning curve and makes you feel more in control of your village’s development.

The 1.9 update includes lots of other new features and changes, but we want to leave you the pleasure of discovering them on your own terms. This post just skims over the scope of the changes to give you an updated look at Foundation.

You’ll soon notice that the game remains true to itself, but that its form has matured to a degree we’re very proud of. Expect a more detailed breakdown of the many new and improved features once the update is officially released to all Steam and GOG players around the world!

How can I participate in Foundation’s Update 1.9 Public Playtest on Steam?

  1. Open the Steam client
  2. Right-click on Foundation
  3. Click on Properties
  4. Click on BETAS
  5. Under Select the beta you would like to opt into, choose preview
  6. Launch the game

How can I participate in Foundation’s Update 1.9 Public Playtest on GOG?

  • Open the GOG client
  • Navigate to your owned games, then right-click on Foundation
  • Click Manage installation – Configure
  • Under Beta channels, choose Preview
  • Launch the game

Where can I talk about Foundation’s 1.9 Public Playtest?

General discussions take place on our official Discord server, in the dedicated #public-playtest-1-9 channel. You can report bugs or technical problems in the #bug-report-public-playtest-1-9 channel. If you would rather write us, please do so using the following email: support@polymorph.games. It’s always a pleasure to read about what you have to say!


Modding Mondays Episode 6: A Farmer’s Life

Welcome back to yet another episode in our Modding Mondays series! 

It’s already been a month since we last featured a popular fan-made mod here. 

Today, we have the pleasure of talking about the Vegetable and Poultry Farms mod from creator Batyushki, whom you may remember from the Security mod we shared not so long ago.

Immersion is an important part of gaming: feeling like you’re part of the world and, to an extent, being able to engage in role-playing. 

One way to achieve a greater level of immersion is by adding gameplay features that feel relevant without bloating what’s already in place. With Vegetable and Poultry Farms, Batyushki had two goals in mind: to add variety and a more realistic food supply for villages. 

This was one of the first mods that I designed. I am a hobby farmer in real life and wanted to add some basic foods to the game. The mod has been through many versions and I’ve slowly improved and simplified it over time


Agriculture and farming in the Medieval age were critically important: most peasants worked the land and played a key role in the production chain.

This mod introduces two major gameplay additions to Foundation. The first one, a poultry farm, is unlocked once you get 10 villagers. Once it has been built, you will be spawn chickens and geese (they respawn every two weeks).

Chickens produce eggs and poultry. The former is faster, but trades for less gold. On the other hand, geese, duck ponds and dovecotes produce only poultry. You want to keep that in mind once you start building your new poultry farms!

Additionally—and this is a nice touch—you collect dung from your animals using the dung heap. You can then turn dung into compost to grow your vegetables. The circle of life!

The other major inclusion from Batyushki’s mod are the vegetable farms. Unlocked once you get 20 villagers, you can build them according to your own taste just like wheat farms (by snapping together building parts in free-form) or use the simple, fixed farms.

The free-form farm requires both field workers and a processing worker, but produces more per acre of land than the simple field farms. Once you build a free-form farm you need to select which vegetable to grow, and paint the crop field.

Here’s a list of available vegetables:

  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Beans
  • Broccoli

Vegetables require compost (see above) and water to grow. Once you have vegetables ready for trade and stocked in a granary, you can add them to the vegetable cart, which acts as a market tender.

Creating the Vegetable and Poultry farm mod proved to be quite challenging. With a lot of hard work and the help of a fellow modder, Batyushki was able to see its completion:

One challenge with the mod was how to make the chickens and geese move. I knew this was technically possible but I didn’t know how to go about it. A fellow modder, Minotorious, created code that other modders can use to do simple movement animations. So in the end I didn’t have to solve the problem myself but was able to leverage the code Minotorious developed. I’m looking forward to many more collaborations with other modders going forward.


We are always humbled to see such amazing content created for Foundation. The modding community is truly astonishing and we know it’s only going to get better as the game further evolves.

Download the Vegetable and Poultry mod now!


Modding Mondays Episode 5 : House Additions V4

Hello everyone!

This week, we’re back with a fifth episode in our Modding Mondays series.

Foundation is a medieval city building game. Therefore, its buildings are at the heart of the gameplay. We can think of them as characters for the game who are all working together to give it a unique identity.

Something that truly inspired Vjraymon, a former IT professional who discovered his passion for modding through a co-worker. With House Addition V4, his goal was to offer more variety with Foundation’s architecture.

Modding new buildings for a city builder seemed like a no-brainer. I first added them to the so-called organic house system of the game, then I took inspiration from the Vanioville mod created by Arthas to populate them manually.


Here’s what the mod has to offer in terms of new possibilities for residential zoning:

  • Green house (4 slots)
  • Red Wine House (6 slots)
  • Red House (6 slots)
  • Charcoal House (6 slots)
  • Two Stories Charcoal House (8 slots)
  • One Story Red House (6 slots)
  • Yellow House (6 slots)

Another mod from Vjraymon allows you to manually place the new houses in your village, which is very interesting. As a reminder, Foundation villagers build houses by themselves in residential painted areas on your territory. The end result is entirely organic.

Like others before him, Vjraymon learned how to code mostly on his own, but also with the help of the community and developers here at Polymorph Games.

I learned to code in Lua with Foundation. At the beginning, I used examples provided with the game in addition to the help of Maxime and the modder Helron.


Today, this creator has more than 20 mods to his name. His biggest wish for the future of modding with Foundation? Being able to mod character animations beyond what we currently offer, i.e. move, rotate and scale.

Download House Addition V4 now!


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