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Your destiny is never tied to anybody other than yourself.

A unique mixture of economic simulation, strategy game, historical life simulation and role playing game in 3D!

Europe in the year 1400: The dark middle ages, once dominated by nobles and the clergy, came to an end and a new era begins: the age of free, prospering cities, trading and an open mind-set!

One of the goals in the The Guild series is to create a family dynasty which can last for centuries. While the world around you and your dynasty rearranges itself time and time again – all non-player characters (NPCs) make their own decisions –, you have to prove your skills in artisan craftwork and trading, participate in social occasions and perfect your political schemes and malicious intrigues.

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Developer Blog

Patch notes for EA “Welcome to the Hansa!” – May 16th, 2022


Hey folks, With Patch EA you finally have the opportunity to play on the Hansa map – in the…

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List of all Patches in Early Access


This list contains all patches we have released in the Early Access phase of The Guild 3 since September 2017.…

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Patch notes for EA 0.9.18 “Raise your flag!” – April 13, 2022


Dear adventurers, The most important addition to the game in Patch EA 0.9.18 is undoubtedly the interactive interior of the…

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DevDiary #29 “Roadmap to Version 1.0” – April 2022


Hello everyone, It’s been a long way, but now we’re finally turning onto the home straight: This summer, The Guild…

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Name in game


Hear ye, hear ye! Good people of the Guild, we have an announcement to make! It’s only because of your…

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Results of the surveys for the patch EA 0.7.4 and for the patch EA 0.7.5


Hi everyone! Our next patch will be a big one! It is currently stabilized and we plan to release it…

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Results of the survey for the patch EA 0.7.3


(from February 15th 2019 until March 15th 2019) You can find the detailed results for every question here: Link Whereas…

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Results of the survey for the patch EA 0.7.1


(from January 18th 2019 until February 15th 2019) You can find the detailed results for every question here: Link Patch…

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About The Guild 3

The Guild 3 is currently in Early Access and therefore in development. It will be regularly updated, so if you are looking for information regarding the current state please check-out the latest patch notes.

Upon release of the game you will be able to experience the following:

  • Guide your avatar and his or her family to acquire wealth and influence
  • Become an honest craftsman, trade, start romances, bribe officials or thow bombs and poison your enemies – it’s up to you how you amass more and more power
  • Acquire titles, take positions in town council offices and join a guild
  • Ranging professions, a complex skill tree and many unlockable actions and bonuses
  • 13 unique scenario maps based on authentic historical locations in Central and Northern Europe
  • Day and night cycle and seasons that influence game events
  • Play against AI dynasties or friends in multiplayer matches

The Guild Series Timeline

2021 The Guild 3

The Guild 3

Developed by GolemLabs / Purple Lamp Studios

Logo: Steam Logo: GOG
2010 The Guild 2 – Renaissance

The Guild 2 – Renaissance

Standalone addon for the popular Guild 2 series.

Developed by RUNEFORGE Game Studio

Logo: Steam Logo: GOG
2008 The Guild 2 – Venice

The Guild 2 – Venice

Second official expansion for The Guild 2. Playable without the original game.

Developed by Trine Games

2007 The Guild 2 – Pirates of the European Seas

The Guild 2 – Pirates of the European Seas

Official game expansion to The Guild 2.

Developed by 4HEAD Studios

Logo: Steam Logo: GOG
2006 The Guild 2

The Guild 2

Successor to the highly rated Europa 1400 – The Guild.

Developed by 4HEAD Studios

Logo: Steam Logo: GOG
2003 Europa 1400 – The Guild Expansion Pack

Europa 1400 – The Guild Expansion Pack

Official expansion to Europa 1400 – The Guild.

Developed by 4HEAD Studios

Logo: Steam Logo: GOG
2002 Europa 1400 – The Guild

Europa 1400 – The Guild

First game of the The Guild Series – released in 2002.

Developed by 4HEAD Studios

Logo: Steam Logo: GOG


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FAQs Multiplayer

(last update: September 6th, 2019)


If you have a restrictive firewall then you may have to manually open the following outgoing ports to be able to play in multiplayer:

  • 61111 TCP & UDP
  • 36895 TCP & UDP
  • 36975 TCP & UDP

Known Issues with the Multiplayer

  • If the host crashes or he loses the connection to a running game, then there is no way to migrate the game to another participant of the game. You have to reload a former saved game to continue playing your multiplayer game.


(last update: February 12th, 2021)


After installing the latest patch, your old saved games will possibly no longer be shown in the menu due to the reason that the game recognizes them as “incompatible”. If you have problems with loading or saving, then we recommend deleting all files from the folder named “Games”, where all of your saved games are stored.


It is possible that some of the issues that you encounter but other players not, are causes by missing or corrupt files. In this case it may help if you do the following:

on STEAM -> right click “The Guild 3” in your Steam library and then Properties – LOCAL FILES – VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES

on GOG -> right click “The Guild 3” in your library and then Properties – “More” -> Manage Installation – Verify / repair

General questions

Where you can buy the game : At the moment, you can buy the game on Steam in Early Access (http://store.steampowered.com/app/311260/The_Guild_3/) and GOG in Games in Development (https://www.gog.com/game/the_guild_3)

Price : It is only 29,99 € / 24.99 £ / 29.99 U$ for now. When the game leaves Early Access, the price will rise.

Release date : We still don’t have a release date, since we are currently in Early Access.

Price at release : When you buy the game now (in Early Access), you will get updated continuously until the day of full release for free. At release, the price will be announced. The TG3 key stays valid after the Early Access. So you won’t have to buy it twice.

If you already pre-ordered : The boxed version (Aristocratic Edition) will include a DVD and a Steam key. But everyone who already bought the boxed version via Amazon etc. has to wait until the official release for his/her Steam key. If you want to take part in the Early Access and if you have pre-ordered the box, then we suggest that you cancel that order and then buy Early Access on Steam or GoG.

Full version of the game : The final version of the game will include all bugfix and content patches of the Early Access, as well as the fully localized texts in the supported languages. And we will add some scenario maps which haven’t been released before.

Community : We will interact with the community regularly on the steam community page of the game – please note, that all Early Access related threads may be deleted at the end of the Early Access phase.
We’ve setup a redmine bugtracker for bugreports. Redmine is free, easy to use and no registration is required: https://redmine.thqnordic.com/projects/the-guild-3-early-access
Additionally to that, we use the following Discord server during the Early Access, where you can give us feedback as well (we will read everything, although this will not be a 24/7support service): https://discord.gg/theguild

Efficient Bug reports : Here you can find our post about how to help us the most. Go and see it for yourself: https://steamcommunity.com/app/311260/discussions/0/3114770279398536252/

Patches for the predecessor games : You can download the latest patches for Europa 1400 : The Guild, The Guild 2 and The Guild 2 – Renaissance here:

Known Issues

Resolution : If you have trouble with the resolution and/or with the window mode, then please try the following: end the game and then delete the folder “C:\Users\[user]\Documents\Guild3

Starting the game (Black screen) : Change Desktop Resolution in Windows (any resolution might work, but usually lowering helps) and launch the game again.

Starting the game (music but no window) : This fix only concerns those of you who get a black screen & can hear the sound when starting the game. STEAM users will receive the notification to start the game in “safe mode”. If you have had a black screen problem, please accept. If not, you can decline. GOG users can reach the notification manually by starting the file “Guild3SafeMode.bat” in the installation folder. The options can be changed afterwards with a restart.

Black Screen : When you receive a message saying ”Could not initialize the graphics subsystem. Change the resolution to %ix%i [windowed] (the program will have to be restarted manually for changes to take effect)?” when starting the game, you will receive a prompt asking if on the next attempt, you want to start the game at the minimum resolution in windowed mode. You need to accept it. Once you are in the game, you will be able to change the resolution if you want to.

Buildings (Shortcuts) : In case you want to add more building shortcuts (like the keys 1 for your residence and 2 for the nearest marketplace) simply select the building and then press ctrl + the desired number key.

Buildings (Click) : If you’re not able to click on any buildings, go to the main menu (ESC) and back.

The Game

Controls (How to walk and control characters) : To select your character, there are two options. One: “double-click” with the left mouse button on the avatar’s portrait on the top left hand side of the screen, which will simultaneously center the camera on the avatar. Or two; press the “C” key on your keyboard. To displace your character, “right-click” with the mouse on the location you want your character to go to.

Controls (Camera) : To move the camera, there are two options. One; you can use the key on the keyboard “W,A,S,D” or the directional arrows on the keyboard. The center “scroll” button on the mouse has two functions. One; Zoom-in and out is controlled by “scrolling” up or down and the angle of the camera is controlled by pressing and holding the “scroll” button all the while moving the mouse.

Business 101 : At this early stage, a fan made an efficient guide to play the Business side of the game. Feel free to go and read it to help you play the game: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1148869259


PS: Please note that this will be updated and as much as possible. So keep coming back. Thank you!

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