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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Mixed (35 reviews) - 65% of the 35 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,950 reviews) - 85% of the 2,950 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 5, 2013

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August 21

"Authenticating Forever" Fixed!

Hey Everyone!

An update on the recent issues people have been having with the steam version of King Arthur's Gold:

We narrowed this down to only affecting new accounts, which is why we were getting conflicting messages regarding whether it was working or not, and testing it with our own accounts was working when it wasn't for some users. A huge sorry to any and all of the new players affected by this!

This was caused by a bug in the API that was avoided by the previous hosts configuration, and hence became visible after the migration. It was not a result of the DDoS protection, the DDoS taking the API down, or any other speculation you might have heard.

The bug has been fixed as far as our testing has shown, and players should no longer have issues with "endless authenticating" or anything like that - if you do please let us know asap, and include as much info as you can to help us narrow down any new issues!

Cheers,
Max

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August 14

Attack/Migration Update

Hello everyone!

Firstly, proof that things are not permanently down.

Here's the server list from the standalone client, with people playing and several active servers, taken ~11:32 am Monday 15th August, AEST.

Here's checking the same servers from steam to ensure authentication is functioning, taken a few minutes later.

We understand that these are not huge numbers of people playing minute to minute, but there is enough of an active population to always find a game, despite attacks.

There are people spreading word that the game is permanently down, dying, or dead. This is (thankfully) untrue. We still see hundreds of games are played across the official servers alone, with many more hosted on community servers. There is a very active community drive for new maps for the official servers. Some new modders have joined the scene and there is work towards an official modded server. These are not the usual symptoms of a dead game.

However, we are suffering ongoing attacks against the Game Servers, Site, Forums, and API*. Most of the time we are able to cope with these attacks, but sometimes a service will be down temporarily. Please be patient, and try again at another time.

If the game is down you can still often access the Official Forums for extended discussions, or the IRC channel (webchat link) (#kag on quakenet) for instant messaging. The latter can be particularly helpful for troubleshooting if the right users are online.

If you are unable to log in for an extended period of time, or if other players are able to get in but you are not, please get in touch directly with support@thd.vg or use the official contact form. You get personalised, direct support through these channels. We do not provide official support on the steam forums.

Perhaps most importantly - we are working on hardening our services against these attacks! In particular we do have general DDoS Protection for the site and most ongoing DDoS shouldn't be an issue. However, some attacks and exploits can still bring the site or services down temporarily and we are working with our host to mitigate these as they come to light. Our new host has been working very hard on keeping everything running and updating our aging site codebase.

We are still unsure about the reason for the attacks, but they certainly seem dedicated to causing us grief. Thank you for bearing with us through this trying time.

Cheers,
Max

* The API is used for logging into the game and providing the server list, as well as updating mods and serving forum avatars. It being inaccessible is the most likely reason you cant get in-game.

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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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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
62.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
This game is essentialy a multiplayer game. There is a singleplayer mode, but ultimately it's just a little gimmick without any real value, and the true juices of the game can only be found in it's multiplayer. Is it a good game? Yes. So what's the problem?

The game is very fun, it offers three classes all with completely different roles, used in order to combat the other team. Well, it can be fun...

When it comes to games that offer a compelling storyline or an amazing sandbox for singleplayer, multiplayer might not be such a big problem, and so servers aren't that big of a deal. But seeing as how this game focuses on multiplayer, there should be a few official servers for a few regions like EU, US, Aus, etc. But when you open up the server list there's only one (or maybe two at most) servers from one gamemode, or two at most. The rest are either completely empty or from another region meaning the ping is rediculously high and so unplayable. You can play on modded servers, but I'm talking about the official servers. I get it's not that big of a game but I still find it to be a problem.

But then again, this isn't as big of a problem. What is perhaps this game's major downfall is the community. Again, if a game has a worthy singleplayer, then the community might not be an issue at all. But as you will most likely spend all your time in this game with other players it becomes an issue. A rather large one. You mightn't find any major issues with the community at first but as you play on it becomes more apparent. One issue is the community's dislike of 'noobs' or new players in general. They will often get kicked for mistakes evidently made because they are new, and on the topic of getting kicked, you will often times get kicked for the dumbest of reasons. Disagree with how a base is being built and try to change a bit? Get kicked for griefing. Start a chat with a teammate? Get kicked for spamming. And so on, so forth. The players often tend to be racist and intolerant if you disagree with them, again, sometimes ending up with you being kicked.

To summarize, should you get the game?
If you don't mind sitting around in singleplayer playing around with options and mechanics clearly designed for multiplayer, then go for it!
Don't find the above issues a problem? Then go for it!
Otherwise, no.
You might be able to pump some hours into it but you will either love it or absolutely despise it.
Now, this is coming from a person who has played this game pre-steam, in other words before it was released on Steam, so I would have played this game a lot more in the past.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Great LAN party game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
511.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Yet another game, killed by lazy devs and salty community

King Arthurs Gold. Someone said, its Team Fortress 2 of terraria-like games. I, personally, remembers Chivalry. Whatever - this game is trully inspirited by these titles. Its same multiplayer mayhem, as tf2, but also with knights and ability to build (but, mostly - destroy) stuff. Sounds fun? Sure it is - watch on my hours.
But, as we all know, empires always fool. Same happened with this one. While this game used to be fun, now its...

Whats Good In This Game:
+ True Skill-Based Action. If you think, that 2D pixelated sidescroller cant be skill-based - I have some news for you. This one is. Feel free to grab archer and literally fly over map with your hook, while noscoping others. Or chase knight and use your shield as snowboard and parachute at once. Or go builder and... Well, just go builder.
+ Thousands Of Modes. Well, not thousand. But, following vanilla ctf, tdm, tth (its about checkpoints) and challenge (not sure, should I list it here or not, as nobody plays it anyway), there are enough of community-made ones to spend your time. Zombies included.

I think, thats all. I didnt say anything about graphics or physics, cuz its will be subjective for everyone. Anyway - things, listed above, are reason, why I've spent here 500 hours of my life. Since then, I ll talk about why I left it. So...

Whats Bad In This Game:
- Optimisation. If you will look on system requirments, you will notice, that its cpu-bound. And, when you will launch game 1st, there will be 30 fps lock. For reason.
This game is heavily unoptimised. On other side of map fell tower? Enjoy your lagspikes, fps drops and, if you uses mac or linux - sweet noises inside your headphones (as devs said - its glitch, caused by middleware and they have nothing to do with that).
- Lazy Devs. If you dont know, there was game before current King Arthurs Gold. Now you can search for it on youtube by adding "classic" to its name. Know what? It still has more content, than current kag. But, ever if you didnt play this, there are lot of features, left unfinished - singleplayer campaign is joke, some old vanilla game modes cut off to mods, cuz devs didnt maintain them, etc etc.
And thats not only problem. Lemme tell you fun story. Once, when I gave up with these glitches and lags, I've tried to check, is there any limit to them. I didnt use any bugs, hacks, or something else - just built lots of ladders and then broke em. Server crashed. Then I made shrug face and came sleep "I didnt use anything, that isnt in game's mechanics, right?". Know what? Server was offline for a week. OFFICIAL EU SERVER WAS OFFLINE FOR WHOLE WEEK AND NOBODY GAVE A ♥♥♥♥, UNTIL I REPORTED IT. Nuff said.
- Salty Community. While most of cool people gave up and left, current community is overfilled with salty kids. As someone said, "dont do anything, they dont like, and they wont ban you". But its impossible, cuz looks like they dont like literally anything.
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100% leggit list of things, you may be kicked/banned for:
1. Reporting teamkiller
2. Killing teamkiller
3. Fixing glitch
4. Killing admin
. Happens only on player-hosted servers, but who knows?
5. Building ♥♥♥♥
6. Removing ♥♥♥♥
7. Being rude with someone rude
8. Being AFK
9. Not being AFK
. Basically you need only one guy, hates you, to summon votekick. With 95% chance, most of people will vote 'yes'.
10. Causing game to lag. Again - as I said, you dont need to be nasty hacker to do that. Just break big tower or flood map - server will lag, people will cry. And votekick you, yes. Or ban, if you was unlucky to be on player-hosted server with admin online.
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As you can see - almost everything here counts as grief and follows kick or ban. Just like if all salty people from valve's competetive games made party and you suddenly was near.

So... King's Arturs Gold. Its used to be fun little competetive game for those, who are bored enough to constantly rush b or take mid. For those, who prefer skill over paid stuff. Well, its used to be fun. Its used... Long time ago.
Did I enjoy this game? Just take a look on my hours. Sure I did.
Can I recommend it now? Hell no.
Empires always fool and time to bury this stewardess without mercy came long time ago. She was nice girl, but now slowly turns into rot. Go away, there is nothing to watch on
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
518.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Side-scrolling, base-building and base-destroying multiplayer madness with a surprising amount of depth - don't let the simple graphics fool you. Difficult to master - and a lot to take in for new players - but as you learn to contribute more and more to your team you're bound to experience many epic, glorious, hilarious, as well as frustrating moments. Worth every gold coin.

10/10 would be catapulted into the enemy base with an explosive keg in order to capture the flag only to get mauled by a shark on my way back home again and again and again and again and again...
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
59.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Let me tell you: I love this game!

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
i love this game and heres why. point 1 the community is lovley and the gameplay very fuild and tactical amd the combat is spot on. point 2 building traps is fun and intresting and VERY satisfing when you unleash your traps on the enemy. point 3 and playing with freinds can lead to quite funny moments. THIS GAME IS FANTASTIC!!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
255.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Even with the dwindling community and wall glitching and people ♥♥♥♥♥ing about builders all the time this game is absolutely one of my top five favorites. It's a shame it's not more popular at the moment, but there are always enough servers up to have some good fun.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
694.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
After nearly 700 hours of playing KAG I realized I hadn't written a review yet...

It's a very, very fun game.

The combat system is for me what makes this game really special. I have spent most of my time in game practicing knight combat. If you like fighting games such as Smash Bros then the combat here will likely appeal to you a lot. The knight has only a few skills, but there are a huge number of ways in which they can be combined. There is little better feeling in this game than going on a huge kill streak.

As the best games should be - it is simple to learn but takes many, many hours to master!

There is a small but very dedicated community. Don't worry about there not being enough players. It only takes around 12 players for a good game of capture the flag, or just 6 for team deathmatch. At the time of writing there are always 60-100 players online.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
I only played it for a little bit. It's ok I guess.
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14 of 28 people (50%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
628.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
I'm afraid, I haven't played enough to give a good and full review.
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Chaza Good
0.5 hrs
Posted: October 1
no servers at all
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Johnny
1.4 hrs
Posted: September 30
Not that it's not fun...the problem here is that... it's BORING! It could be better! Get it only on sale!
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Acture
21.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
Game was Great when i last played it... Hours of endless fun and Banter. although last time i remember playing the servers were dead with no one on them and occasional login issues but back in the day it was a great game.

9/10 would buy for that again

otherwise dont <3
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alexbali25
14.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
Wtf is with the multiplayer?
All the servers say: No Ping or Unresponsive or Not Responding
I cant join anything
I have super great internet
And I see players playing on it
WTF IS WRONG WITH IT!?
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Kallott
31.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
This game is great. Addictive as anything. Capture the flag or team death match modes. Mine stone, gold, cut timber, build elaborate fortresses, and traps, terraform, all in glorious 2D pixel-scope. The gameplay can be a bit mad to begin with, but once you get used to it, you'll have a lot of fun. Teamwork is essential! Great, great fun!
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i know bean its food
72.2 hrs
Posted: September 21
you get to play as the peasants from stronghold
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