If you like total freedom in the way you conquer the enemy this is the ultimate war game for you. Build freeform constructions as a medieval Builder, fight in sword duels as a Knight or snipe with your bow as an Archer.
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Release Date: Nov 5, 2013

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June 27

THD Servers Down for Migration

THD Web Servers are all currently down and being migrated. Due to circumstances outside of our control, we're required to change hosting for all our major infrastructure.

This means that the KAG Site, TR Site, Soldat Site, THD Site, Game Servers for all games and the API are all out of action for the time being, which will make online play of King Arthur's Gold, Trench Run, and Soldat temporarily impossible.

At the moment we are working to get a minimal service back underway; a static website with information about the current state of things first, followed by the authentication and server list system so people can play again. We are working hard to get a full service back as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience in this trying time,
Love from everyone at THD

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June 25

Networking issue

Hello,

Due to networking issue with our ISP our servers are unreachable right now. This situation has been ongoing since the early morning (EU time).

We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience caused by it and with huge regret have to inform you that we have no ETA on when the issue will be resolved.

I know that the timing couldn't have been worse (duh, summer sale) but there is literally nothing we can do right now.

I'd like to apologise once again on THD's and my behalf.

Best regards,
Furai

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Reviews

“No other game allows you to build a castle, actively fight off invaders, and then jump onto a catapult to be flung over the walls of your rival’s castle to claim its inner sanctum as your own.”
4.5/5 – http://indiegamereviewer.com/review-king-arthurs-gold-build-destroy-and-storm-the-castle/

About This Game

If you like total freedom in the way you conquer the enemy this is the ultimate war game for you. Build freeform constructions as a medieval Builder, fight in sword duels as a Knight or snipe with your bow as an Archer. KAG blends the cooperative aspects of Lost Vikings, mashes them with the full destructibility of Worms and the visual style and action of Metal Slug, brought to you by the creators of Soldat.

  • Build Defenses With Freeform Building
  • Destroy the enemy castles with physics and explosives
  • Freedom to move by land, water, dig tunnels or fly in the air
  • Use the environment to burn or drown enemies
  • Interact with a living animal and plant world
  • Drive siege machines with your teammates
  • Fight with 32 unpredictable humans in multiplayer
  • Freely change to one of 3 distinct classes
  • Singleplayer, cooperative and competitive game modes
  • Customize with 60+ unique heads
  • Create your own adventure with community created mods & scripts

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB Integrated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.1GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Leopard
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB Integrated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Lion
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.1GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB Integrated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.1GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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pUnk
( 2,053.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I started out playing almost two years ago and didnt really fall in love until 800 hours in when i started to master the builder class. I played and played until the game became reptitive for me. Ultimately id have to say i reccomend the game though there are a ♥♥♥♥♥on of bugs they will literally never fix, thd loves to try to move on to new games(the fail that was trenchrun) and always seem to have enough people to vouch for their greatness(ie where they gave testers the game and then requested a review from all of them). There isn't much of a real community left, some of the admins are literally ♥♥♥♥, and dont get me started on the circlejerk that is the upper management of the kag community(if you can even call it kag's). Then there's the fact that the thd dev team is trying to masquerade this issue as a "server mitigation" when it was a ddos attack that shut down literally everything. Now theyre deleting posts on the forum or comments or w/e that actually tell players what is going on(because the truth is bad).
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mickeykwa63
( 27.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game is extremely fun and balanced, and while I have heard of cases where the playerbase is rude or trolls other people, this is pretty normal in any multiplayer game, and it also never happens to me. Recently, I started getting back into the game and players have been really nice at answering my questions. For example, in a tooltip I read it said you shouldn't go around breaking and killing things, because everything has a use, such as, chickens, or bushes. I thought bushes were pretty useless and I hadn't even noticed them in the game. I asked my team about them and I was told bushes could hide mines (I already knew chickens helped you float when you jump while holding them.) The classes are well balanced, the builder being the weakest in combat, but actually extremely important. The builder has 3 hearts of health and builds shops for others to buy items, tunnels to get you across the map extremely fast, traps to protect your base, and your base itself. The knight has 4 hearts of health and has a shield which completely blocks the damage of almost anything it is facing, it allows you to surf across the ground and water when you face it down, and you can use it to glide by facing it up and jumping. You have three different attacks, which are jabbing which is the weakest and can stun you if you hit an enemy shield. If you charge your attack you get a slash which is stronger and I don't think it stuns when hitting shields, and if you charge for a long time you get a slash which if you click really fast you can follow up with another slash and this is often used in combat. The knight can buy bombs which you can use to siege enemy buildings, or kill enemies. It also has a use where you light it, throw it at the ground and aim your shield towards it, this will help you vault over enemy structures, and you won't take damage from the bomb if done correctly. The knight can also buy water bombs which stop fires and stuns enemies. Finally the knight can buy kegs, which create + shaped explosions that are huge and are great for taking down buildings. However, bombs and kegs, (except for water bombs I think) can all be thrown back by the enemy players, which can make them risky, although you can just hold them longer. Finally, we have the archer. The archer is the classic ranged class with 2 hearts of health. You can charge longer to shoot farther, and if you charge long enough, you will shoot 3 arrows at once, which is extremely powerful in combat. You have 4 different arrows you can buy from the archer shop. You start with 30 normal arrows which are of course used for damaging enemies. You can buy, fire arrows, water arrows, or bomb arrows. Fire arrows, set enemies on fire, and wooden blocks on fire, which can spread to other blocks and take down wooden structures completely if not dealt with. Water arrows put out fires and stun enemies. Bomb arrows will damage structures and deal damage to enemies. The archer can duck to play dead and can climb and hide in trees. The archer can also use a grappling hook to move faster and go where other characters can't. These are just the basic characters, but there are modded servers with even more. There are official server gamemodes such as take the halls, team deathmatch, or my favorite, capture the flag, and there are player created servers, sometimes using mods. I hope this review, which turned into more of a beginner's guide (sorry lol) showed anyone who is uncertain about buying the game that the game can be really versatile and has extreme amounts of replayability. Also sorry if this review was too long, but I had a lot to say about this game.
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☯Flame2Flame☯
( 952.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
Great game, never gets old!
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Ryder
( 1,744.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
10/10 IGN played for literaly 1712 hours total not including classic.
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Must
( 109.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
How can I explain? This is best game ever. This is definition of entertainment.
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Kilohundreds
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Prett dank
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miller713
( 617.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
its not a bad game
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BoJack
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Perhaps I didn't experience the game enought for me to judge it properly, but I dont have a chance to since it's either stuck on "Steam Authentification" or showing zero available servers.
Here's what I think of the game so far:
It lacks finess. The game is far from being polished, the controls are sloppy, the movements - slippery. Absolutely no precision whatsoever.
The playable characters are meh. Your basic archer with a grappling hook, your basic swordsman with a sword and your basic builder from terraria. There is something to playing as archer, but there's no feeling of agility or speed. There's no fun playing as a knight because he basically has two attacks. Battling somebody as a knight is a game of chance. You just press "hit" and "shield" erraticaly and hope for the best because it's too fast to be able to have a proper fight. The "terraria" aspect of the game is pretty laughable. It's funny how they didnt even get mining right ( the white box keeps jumping from one tile to another". The whole game basically feels like a buggy terraria done badly. The only time multiplayer worked for me it was pretty bad. There were always like 10 people on screen and it was a complete clusterf**k. I even enjoyed the first several minutes but only because it was cute like a basket of puppies colliding blidnly with each other. After that it wasnt a game really. Just a huge mess, where you always lose the sight of your character due to a rainbow of meshed colors.
The destruction is there. The ships are there also but idk it felt like they were implemented poorly. For instance, when you're standing on top of a ship and it starts moving, you dont move with it but just remain static. You have to get inside it not to sall off and drown which is bizzare.

I'll probably check this game out in some time. For now 3/10
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chickenguy5
( 79.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
its quite a fun game (i always play as a builder, so keep that in mind) there are a lot of different things you can do in kag and many different ways to capture that damn flag!

pros:
funny art
funny sounds
merciless killing (its good!)
easy to mod and easy to play on modded servers
complex game mechanics that make it fun to learn!

cons:
not a very smooth gameplay
merciless killing (it not always good)
its realy just the modded servers that are fun
not that many people play anymore (but still enough to have a good time! only 6 people are needed for a game anyway)

i enjoy this game a lot, and still play it from time to time. but to truly understand you need to play it for yourself.

my advise is to buy it when its on sale, cuz as fun as it is, not realy worth 10 euro's. but hey, maybe thats just me.
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44 of 68 people (65%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
This is a good game! The gameplay is fast and chaotic, but the building is fun and tactical. I would recommend this game; the community however has some growing up to do.

Often new players are banned for "griefing" or accused of doing things they haven't done. The community doesn't care that you are learning the game. Contrary to other games, where other players are helpful and friendly, the community of this game will jump at the chance to ban you from the server for no apparant reason.

Tips to avoid being banned:
-play games in your region (to avoid being kicked for high ping)
-do not play builder as a new player (chances are you will be accused of "digging shops" or "griefing")
-do not mess with fire, bombs, or any other variation of
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
King Arthur's Gold can be described as a mix of Teamfortress 2 and Terraria. And it's pretty damn good.

King Arthur's Gold has two main game modes wich you can play. Capture the flag. And Take the halls.
In Capture the flag (CTF) you have to in co-operation capture the flag(s) of the other team and bring the flag(s) back to your own flag(s) to win.
In take the halls (TTH) your team has to capture and control all the halls on the map to win the game. At the start of the round each team controls one hall and there are 3 uncaptured/neutral halls on the map.
The gameplay of King Arthur's Gold consists mainly of building up your base at the start of the round and attacking the enemy team's base and defending your own team's base. However, how these goals are accomplished varies from class to class.

While playing King Arthur's Gold you can play as 3 Different classes wich are:

The builder

The builder(s) is the back bone of the team. He along with other builders is responsible for building traps and the main base for the round. Builder's can build all kind of sexy awesome things like ladders, wood blocks, wood doors, stone doors, stone blocks, spikes etc. The builder is mainly played defensively but can be played offensively.

The knight

Knights are the primary attack force of the team. They deal damage at close range to enemies with their swords. They can also block incoming things with their shield like other knight's sword attacks and arrows. They also specialize in explosives. They can use bombs and "Kegs" wich are big bombs wich with you can ALLAHU AKHBAR cause massive damage to your enemies! The Knight is a combat oriented class and is almost allways played offensively.

The Archer

Archers are the support units of the team. They are the squishiest class in King Arthur's Gold but they can cause damage with their bow with a wide assortment of diffirent kinds of arrows to tackle diffirent problems. These f****rs all have grapling hooks and they can climb trees so they are very agile. Archers can be played offensively or defensively depending on the situation.

King Arthur's Gold is a great team-based multiplayer game and I think that if you enjoy things like Minecraft, Terraria and Teamfortress 2 then you'll probably really enjoy King Arthur's Gold.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2,053.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I started out playing almost two years ago and didnt really fall in love until 800 hours in when i started to master the builder class. I played and played until the game became reptitive for me. Ultimately id have to say i reccomend the game though there are a ♥♥♥♥♥on of bugs they will literally never fix, thd loves to try to move on to new games(the fail that was trenchrun) and always seem to have enough people to vouch for their greatness(ie where they gave testers the game and then requested a review from all of them). There isn't much of a real community left, some of the admins are literally ♥♥♥♥, and dont get me started on the circlejerk that is the upper management of the kag community(if you can even call it kag's). Then there's the fact that the thd dev team is trying to masquerade this issue as a "server mitigation" when it was a ddos attack that shut down literally everything. Now theyre deleting posts on the forum or comments or w/e that actually tell players what is going on(because the truth is bad).
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
330.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This is a great game:

-I lived in australia and now the uk and to be honest UKS community is more... agressive to all players unlike australias

-Good pixelated graphics

-Fun

-Used to have more players ;-;
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Really fun! In this game, you have 3 main game modes: Take the Halls, in which teams battle to take small buildings which can be built onto to make defenses or produce goods that make attack easier with one starting base far away from the enemy team. CTF, in which, you guessed it, you capture the flag (or flags as some maps give the teams two flags each) and if you bring the other teams flag into your base, its an instant win, not point based. This mode is similar to Take the Halls because there is a lot of focus on building and destroying defenses. However, it doesn't really ever reach as much of a scale that Take the Halls has because there is much less distance between the flags then there is distance between starting halls, and seldom for any small bases or defenses ahead of the hall with the flag, there is really no buffer between the bases like there is in Take the Halls. It is still quite fun though, but I personally prefer Take The halls. Finally(?) we have team deathmatch. Its pretty self explanatory, it requires little set up and can be jumped right into without a whole lot of strategy. That is alright though, because the combat is good enough on its own. The game makes up for the lack of set up time to really get anything done construction wise by putting you in amazing varying maps, many of which have structures that use water physics instead of being extremely stone towers and buildings so when something breaks, although it isnt quite the same as watching a massive tower crumble to nothing under you and having to glide to safety using your shield into a battlefield now raging harder than before, the suddent rush of water pushing people every which way and completely changing the battle is a spectacle all on its own, even if less impressive. If you noticed my question mark after final, that is because this game has AMAZING mod support. Fret not though, you wont have to go online to find the mods for whatever server you want, it downloads them once you click on the server and agree to have some small mods downloaded. This is basically the same way TF2 works with its mods. These mods mean more gamemodes, characters, weapons, etc. based on whatever server you jump onto.

Many video game trailers often don't represent the game properly. They advertise amazing cinematic battles, when really those moments the games boast happen so often they become common place are rare occasions. This games trailer doesn't represent the game well either. There are like 10 explosions in this video, any game of CTF without 50 is being played WRONG. And TTH, well i hope youve contacted your next of kin, because these battles last so long, not because noone makes any progress, but because there is always more progress to be made! Whenever there is a tower destroyed, there is always an underground route to be built to flank the enemy when they arent expecting it and give time to rebuild. Whenever a base is captured, the line of people seperated and picked off now respawn together, with a shiny new catapiult this time around! Every time a massive skyscraper of stone is finished off with an extra archers bay and new resuply buildings inside, a an explosive keg was just made and is now being transported through and make getting more shops seem a trivial issue. I love this game, its explosive, fun, and everything just works.

Not a whole lot of people play it now, but there are a reasonable amount of people online in the evening and in the day. Good luck finding a game at 2 am or something tho.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Really fun kinda tricky though
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Lots of fun. Just wish people would play... online servers always empty...
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
I played this game since before it was even on steam and barely fleshed out, it is definitely worth the money if you enjoy a game that can be best described as a combination of a medieval base builder with team versus team modes. It has become much more and the art style is to die for. I still remember the time when hats were also first introduced. If your interested in this, don't let it pass by. If this review did little to nothing to help you its because it's my first and probably only one.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
79.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
KAG is essentially Battlefield with building and it places emphasis on game knowledge and skill. It's immensely satisfying, challenging and very effective at inducing rage directed at your incompetent teamates. However the community may get annoyed at those who are new to the game and fail to perform well. Grab 1 or 2 four-packs on sale and gift it to your friends. I guarantee that you will come to hate your friends after playing KAG.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Very fun with friends!!
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