Recurse Games

Children of Ishtar


Ishtar is the Mesopotamian goddess of sex, war and power. This is an abandoned project where the player walks through a procedurally generated world whose occupants marry, reproduce, die, murder, punish, gift and beg. It has been abandoned, as its similarity to Lives of the Azar means there’s not much to learn from it.

Below are some screenshots of Children of Ishtar in its final form, where agents wander the landscape and build houses in real-time…

Children of Ishtar Graves
Children of Ishtar House
Children of Ishtar Interior