Royal Envoy is a town planning or time management simulator, comparable to Farmville and the Settlers series. Upon arriving in the colonial era setting of Islandshire, the player is introduced to the game’s story through an animated sequence detailing the plight of the kingdom; with residents’ houses destroyed from recent rains – rains that are only set to worsen. A town planner is appointed to ensure the residents’ houses are constructed in preparation for the stormy season ahead.