The developer of strategy city builder Manor Lords expected 14,000 Steam wishlists… and wound up with 2 million

A medieval battle in the woods

When I first saw footage of medieval city builder Manor Lords a few years ago I added it to my Steam wishlist before the trailer had even finished playing. That’s how good it looked.

I wasn’t alone, either. Manor Lords has occupied second place on Steam’s top wishlisted games for at least a year, where it’s rubbed shoulders with big name games like Hades 2, Starfield, and Hollow Knight: Silksong. That’s especially impressive considering Manor Lords is being developed by a single person, Greg Styczeń, of Slavic Magic.