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.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,894 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 5, 2013

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September 8

Build 1239 - Crash Hotfix

This build only contains a hotfix for a crash bug in 1236 related to the unicode changes - servers should be more stable and people should be able to enjoy more uninterrupted play.

Have Fun!

Max/Geti

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September 5

Build 1236 - Fixes and Archer Tweaks

A quick one, so only a few changes this time around.
First up:
We're hearing you on the archer shotgun changes
This has been a strongly dividing issue - some like it, some hate it, there are certainly more archers and more arrows flying.
To counteract this we've made the outer arrows of overcharged shots disintegrate after a moderate distance; you can still use them for support and CQC, but cant rain them in big arcs.
If this isn't enough to stabilise the opinions around it and result in a good archer meta we'll take a vote on where to go next. So far we're seeing more archers, which we take as an indication that the class is currently more fun for the average joe - we've just got to find a balance that appeases the higher tier players and those maining other classes.
Fix and Tweak Summary

  • Potential Fix for invisible mines
    This one has been clamoured about for a while - we thought this was fixed a few builds ago but
  • Fixed Builders getting half materials
    This was a hard to catch typo bug that slipped in halfway through the last round of changes; was good that it was caught early after the release though and has been fixed now.
  • Fixed some spike network sync issues
    at the cost of a little latency in the spikes reaction
  • Removed archer ignoring fixed camera setting
    We decided to just let players choose properly; some people have been complaining about this both ways so we removed the conflicting setting.
  • Clantag re-added to character name in scoreboard
    Adding a new column would take too long, so the clantag was just added to the name column again.
  • Clantag colour is same as name colour on mouse hover
  • Removed "invalid utf8 spam" for people with invalid names
    should just cleanly replace bad characters now.
  • Siege Engine Conversion Tweaks
    Siege engines can't be converted in 0 seconds flat any more, and in fact cannot be sat into before conversion; This should make defending a forward ballista a little simpler and mean a little less "hot potato" seat swapping.
We'll see how it goes over the weekend, thanks for bearing with us with some of these more experimental changes!
Have Fun!
Max/Geti

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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB Integrated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 256 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.1GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
581.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
An amazing game if you invest the time to get good. Perfectly balanced, very competitive and tons of fun.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
I am not a big fan of competetive multiplayer games, but this game is pure gold.

Its also an example where retro looks are making the gameplay better, and are not there for just for the sake of looking retro. Every object is easily recognizable due to them, and gameplay is fast and focused.

My only grief is that the game is pretty hard for newcomers, and for people who are not skilled in competetive games... Everyone just seems to be better than me, and I am only a supporter and a spectator in the field of skilled warriors and builders. ´´´ But once in a while I capture the flag myself, and feel like a hero doing so!
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
43.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I want to say I really enjoy this game but there are a few things that really bug me

1) When you play a game and your team looks like it might start to lose most of your team jumps ship into the other side, which is why people grief alot- to even things up.

2) The community is not as teaching as the game would have you think so if you want to play this game well you should read alot of guides

Overall I want to like this game: the components are there but the execution is poor.

We need locking teams unless it is uneven then the bigger team is the only side that should have the option to switch to make this game really good other than that I recommend.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
82.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Listen sonny, I've played some games in my time and it's very VERY rare that one achieves the balance and strategy of this gem. The learning curve is a little steep and you'll want to go out of your way to learn a few tricks to keep pace with the senior players, but this is a challenging title that you'll never play the same way twice.

For those of you that remember Soldat (also an addictive, solid game) way back when, this is the same group.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
I describe this game as what Terraria PvP should have been, but it's really a lot more than that. The game manages to keep complexity and high skills caps while remaining mostly balanced. There is a sharp learning curve, but you feel acomplished even as a beginner player and stay useful to the team, with the exception of the builder class. The community is generally welcoming even to new players, but I've seen players kicked for accidents before.

The one thing I'll never understand about this game is why it never got as much popularity as I think it should have. It's one of the games I most frequently recommend to other people.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
In this era, there are very, very few games considered "New", or "original", without taking key gameplay elements/codes/graphics/other from a different, more popular game.

Thankfully, King Arthurs Gold (KAG) is one of those few.

In no other game I have played can you
  • Throw sharks at people
  • Blow things up
  • Shoot your enemies bodies back to their base... with a catapult
  • Build things
  • Blow said built things with said bombs
  • Shoot a bow like a shotgun (Screw physics!)
    And last but not least-
  • Tunneling right underneath an enemies castle, and watching in awe as such a magnificient structure comes tumbling down from some stategically placed kegs

As you can see, this game truly is unique- It carries graphic styles and building mechanics from previous games such as Terraria, without actually "Stealing" what those games already have done.

This game has many strong points, but unfortunately many weak points, however small. Like every other multiplayer based game in this era, it is expected that the community is terrible (which is very, very sad), and KAG is no exception- With incompetent allies, moronic chat-spammers, and annoying griefers, this game has its fair share of community troubles.
But that is not something the developers can control.
Some other main complaints about this game are things that the developers CAN control, such as useless kegs (update months ago caused them to be virtually unusable outside of getting shot out of a catapult, but even that can go haywire after a simple arrow can shoot the keg off your back), and weakend ballista bolts- Seriously, 2 shots for 1 bolt? Now that I think of it, though, these really are my only complaints- everything else is generally balanced.

As for the good things, A lot of them I didnt list- For example, you can do things such as launching your best friend straight into enemy territory via catapult, crashing down enemy towers (Just for the awesome physics of this game you should buy it), and taming sharks- thats right. TAMING. SHARKS.

1 last thing before I sign this review off- There is seriously a lack of players in this game right now- What happened to the 5-or-6 full servers ay any given time? now hardly anyone plays Take the Halls, and when someone does it rarely exceeds 10 people.

Rating-

Gameplay: 9/10
Graphics: 9.5/10
Community: 8/10
Fun-Value/Value for Your Money: 10/10
Uniqueness: 10/10

Total- 46.5/50

Verdict-
This game is seriously worth the money- You will get every penny you put into this game out in entertainment. There is no reason not to get this game, for it is just a small $10, which is just 2-3 skipped Starbucks coffee. You will seriously enjoy it.
(Do not let my steam hours fool you, I have well over 200 hrs put into this game, plus whatever steam says I played)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Probably one of the best games ive ever played spent over 60 hours still fun every time i play it. Worth every penny.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This game is really fun mix of terraria + chivalry with great building physics, if you looking for game you want to just pick up and play somtimes or even just have a bit of fun get this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Store a bomb in your own base. Super ninja climbs your castle wall and picks up bomb then runs into your spawn and blows self up. intense action 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
302.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
This game is amazing. You build castles, blow the enemy team's castles and players up, and just generally participate in a gorefest. The only downside to this game that I can think of is that there really isn't a singleplayer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
117.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Learn the way of the Chicken Warrior, fly over the heads of confused guys with madhaks hats. Jump on trampolines like a boss. Fall into pointlessly over the top traps that spike you to extinction. Get shot by legolass in pixel form. Get owened by that one addict on the enemy team.

Basically it's good and get it.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Simplified and perfected Terraia PvP.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
This game is amazing
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
You can implode people's heads with your shield. Why have you not slammed your money into its face yet?
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
126.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Great Gameplay :)
Good players.
Love the falling castles.

Servers can be a bit laggy from time to time.

Why did the Devs allow people to be Moderators of main servers?

-Watched a moderator ban a player for being new and not knowing how to build. (1 Day ban)
-Listened to moderators threaten people with punishment if they do not listen to THERE rules. (Not the games)
-Watched a moderator curse someone to hell and when they replied, PermaBan.

Blue guy drops spike from cliff to hit red guy, Misses and hits blue teammate. Common mistake, Battles are chaotic right? Well the guy he hit was a moderator, and he froze him so he could not move and demanded an apology, After the guy said he was sorry so many times... Permaban!

Great game, just don't forget to stay on bended knee for the moderators.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
561.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
king arthers gold is one of the coolis game i ever play its so much fun you can mack stuff and fight its so cool
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
329.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
One of the most underrated games. As of writing this I can't recommend it because they have changed things that I don't personally like to cater to the more elite crowd - and all the elite crowd does is use macros. In order to actually completely please that crowd though, I think they would have to redesign the game.

With that said, it was definitely fun and worth the money. I was always able to find a full server, even if that meant playing on overseas servers, although you risk getting temp-banned for high ping (rare though, but be aware that you should have a good internet connection).

Pros:
  • Explosives & dynamic options to leverage physics (bomb jumping if you shield down on a bomb, for example)
  • Castle building with interesting mechanics including team-only doors, and 2 types of block material
  • Easy to jump into a game
  • Plenty of mods, and also completely moddable via LUA
    Mods include Role-playing modes, extra vehicles and weapons, entirely new games like Shiprekt and Bunnyfection
  • Relatively fast matches (less so since the update where you can repair over damaged blocks)

Cons:
  • It can run slowly on a lot of computers, because the code is apparently unoptimized afaik (devs have mentionned they're trying to get this fixed but their company head is slow to approve patches)
  • Occasional glitches (including animation glitches which are frustrating because they can completely mask what an enemy is holding)
  • No way to stop macro users (a mouse macro can completely break this game, disagree or not it is actually a bigger problem than some people realize)

I want to give this a thumbs up, but in the current state a lot of matches either go to server crashes or ties which can get kind of boring. You also need a fairly good rig to have this game play smoothly (sorry non-pc master race).

If the pros outweight the cons to you though, this may be worth a buy, it just happens to be right on a tipping point for me though where I can't recommend it to everyone (and I sincerely apologize to the devs, because I think they are actually trying really hard to fix it).
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
try it awesome , if you are starbound fan you got to check this game out
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
It was good while it lasted but the story was incredibly short and boss battle was incredibly annoying and hard
The controls are solid but the tutorials do a pretty bad job of telling you properly what does what
The flow of the game is pretty quick but the combat is pretty slow

If you want a short game then this is pretty good just don't expect a lot from the money you spend on this
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
It's an amazing game buy it
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