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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October 5

Our new DOOM-inspired, ultra-violent shooter is AVAILABLE NOW!

Hi guys,

it's past 3 AM here and we're all exhausted so I'll keep it (relatively) brief: after 3 years of development, our latest shooter called BUTCHER has hit Steam:


and it's 10% OFF to celebrate the launch!

The game's core team consists of 3 people (Sebastian, Krzysztof and Maciej).

Here's what John Romero of DOOM and Quake fame had to say about it: https://twitter.com/romero/status/781488380785922048

Enjoy the carnage and tell your friends!

Forum post: https://forum.thd.vg/threads/butcher-is-now-available.26009/

Maciej (trainchaser)

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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!


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“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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB Integrated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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.
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.
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
259.4 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
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
732.6 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
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
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
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
no servers at all
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
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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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
487 of 520 people (94%) found this review helpful
87 people found this review funny
50.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
The moment I fell in love with King Arthur’s Gold is a moment that I have never been able to repeat, and likely never will. My team, red, was at the gates of the blue team’s home base for nearly 20 minutes, stuck in a stalemate that never seemed to go anywhere. The blue team had constructed a massive tower, complete with spikes and platforms for archers that made it impossible to ascend. To make matters worse, it was on the edge of a lake, meaning there was no easy way for us to dig under their tower and attack from behind. I was at a loss as to how we would be able to win, until someone had the bright idea to construct a boat.

It wasn’t just any boat mind you, for it was a war boat designed for ramming enemy fortifications that could also double as a spawn point. I, along with 12 others, hopped on the boat, and sailed towards the enemy stronghold. Arrows bounced off the hull, and someone was in the proper mind to shout “RAMMING SPEED!” through chat as we slammed into the base of the tower. It collapsed with one blow, and it killed around 20 people, defenders and boat people alike, in the ensuing chaos. But it didn’t matter, for within the next minute my team stormed into the enemy’s last stronghold and secured victory.

I encountered several similar moments throughout King Arthur’s Gold, each different from the last. Yet they all had one quality in common: insanely ridiculous action. And that is what this great multiplayer experience is really about.

King Arthur’s Gold is a two-dimensional side scrolling multiplayer game that pits two teams of 16 players against each other across several game modes. While each game mode differs in terms of goals, they all focus around building fortifications in your teams base and assaulting your opponents in return. The three classes that one can choose from and switch between at any point in the game are the knight, who focuses on stabbing and slicing the life and limbs out of his opponents; the archer, who has a wide variety of arrows for any situation alongside a handy-dandy grappling hook for climbing; and the builder, who can harvest resources and build epic structures that will make medieval castle designers blush upon first glance.

Each class works well in most situations. Knights are for when you feel like suicide bombing an enemy’s front gate, or want to not die as often as everyone else. Archers are for when you get tired of dying as a knight and want to rain death on whatever patch of ground takes your fancy. And builders, my personal favorite, are when you want to bugger off and construct elaborate traps and structures that someone will hopefully appreciate one day. It’s a healthy trio that allows for one to never get too bored, as you could just as easily change your style at a moment's notice.

As a general rule in multiplayer games, I tend to like it when there is a certain order to how the game operates. Objective is to kill the enemy team? I’ll grab a rifle, walk forward and start shooting. King Arthur’s Gold is an exception to that, in more ways than one. While a match will always start with some semblance of planning in effect, within five minutes utter chaos will descend upon the map. Suddenly the enemy is digging a tunnel under your capture point, and you forgot to place spikes around the pit of death you just constructed. Your teammates are imitating kamikaze pilots as they march to set off bombs at the enemy gates, and the catapult someone just constructed has just fallen over and killed a builder. And to top it off, you just discovered that not only do sharks exist in the water and that they can eat you, but they can also be ridden like a horse at the rodeo.

The amount of crazy that occurs in any given match never ceases to produce laughter and keep me entertained. Seriously, I discovered shark riding on accident. The simplicity of the game, combined with the number of possibilities that can be exploited, make for one hell of an entertaining ride.

That’s not to say that there are not any problems with King Arthur’s Gold. There is a singleplayer mode included within the game, along with a genuinely helpful tutorial that brings you up to basics quickly. The singleplayer is bland as a whole, lacking any of the chaos that is present throughout the game’s multiplayer portion. The AI is a pain, mostly because the archers have a godlike aim to them and the constant pursuit by them does not help ease the pain in singleplayer. In fact, one could skip out on the singleplayer portion entirely and not miss out on a single important concept that is necessary to know for the multiplayer.

And this may be minor nitpicking, but there are several bugs that are found in multiplayer that I have come across several times. For one, I occasionally was unable to respawn after dying, forcing myself to disconnect and rejoin a server to gain the function back again. And after several matches, I and several others I was playing with had to leave a server because the game was convinced that the new match would not start for half an hour. These were not isolated instances, and whether these glitches will be present for long remains to be seen.

But I digress, for those bugs do not take away from my overall impression of King Arthur’s Gold, which is a great multiplayer game that stands out from the crowd by being something that embraces lunacy and remains grounded with simple mechanics that allow for a variety of strategies.

Highly Recommended!

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371 of 415 people (89%) found this review helpful
184 people found this review funny
118.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Minecraft has shown me that some people find building a giant fortress very satisfying.

But you know what's more satisfying? Raiding said fortress, finding the plebeian who built it and curbstomping him while you blow up his precious work.

THAT is satisfaction.
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290 of 318 people (91%) found this review helpful
181 people found this review funny
250.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2015
If you're the kind of kid who drew little people fighting each other while your apathetic teacher regurgitated his syllabus, you're going to love this game.
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Chef Zed
1.3 hrs
Posted: October 16
Well, for starters, the hour that I have of this gave was not gameplay, it was literally just loading, authenticating, and ERROR, after ERROR, after ERROR. And apperently there are no server registrations availible, whatever thae means. Anyway, my experience with this game so far has been overall bad and I would NOT, I repeat, NOT reccomend this to anyone, they also might think that its a copy of terraria.
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104.7 hrs
Posted: October 15
needs more server
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3.6 hrs
Posted: October 15
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7.2 hrs
Posted: October 15
Ignore any rewier saying there aren't people playing.

There are full servers left and right of people doing stupid ♥♥♥♥.

Anyhow. As someone who has just started playing it, being not that good, it's hard to pick up, but it gets halarious and worth the money.
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332.4 hrs
Posted: October 13
I highly recommend anybody thinking of purchasing this game save your money. The community is tiny, most of the servers always empty, and there is good reason for it. Every server with a population is overrun by toxic players and enabling "admins", if you can call some of the kids they put in charge administrators. Admins enable their friends griefing, some of them grief themselves. The vote kick/ban system has no memory, so the toxic players just come back the next day even if they are removed one day for bad actions. No global ban list, no meaningful moderation by adults. The classes that were once reasonably well balanced are now unbalanced so badly a single player can hero-mode through entire castles/teams. It's really not worth any amount of money at this point, far better similar games out there - I would suggest one of those.

This is an example of a game that could have been a fun, long-lasting 2d platformer. Instead it goes permanently in the recycle bin.
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293.5 hrs
Posted: October 12
The only game in which you can play with the game creator and do not let him leave his base by killing him every time

12/10 would be a bully again
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KFC Chicken Benders
4.9 hrs
Posted: October 11
The emoticons should be the new apple emoji's.
They explain all that is needed.
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407.2 hrs
Posted: October 11
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0.6 hrs
Posted: October 9
Can't resize text to work with my computer, makes the game unplayable.
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Super Rage Boy
0.3 hrs
Posted: October 3
You need a magic server to play the tutorial.
Enough said.
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