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 (43 reviews) - 65% of the 43 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,017 reviews) - 85% of the 3,017 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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (43 reviews)
Overall:
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Penkoffi
556.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Cool game, ♥♥♥♥♥♥ community
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elainedave
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
cant get the freaking thing to work tryed everything what a joke and waist of money and steam are no help
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Ruzzy
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Product received for free
It was a good game until they added certain things like bisons. It used to be fun until you had to pay for the game to. I wouldn't say its fun to play anymore. Don't buy it.
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Skilldevader
961.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Confirmed that my hours prove i know nothing about this game 10/10
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JPosh
56.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Paper shield
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iiscn_
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
i got banned from every server for destroying stuff

10/10 would reinstall 5 months later again
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[EG] WinterSolace
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Sadly I can't say much about this game, it looks great from the trailer and the videos I have seen. But unfortunately I can't login with my steam account. I still give it a positive because I know it's an amazing game, only the community needs to grow.
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Xyodo
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I enjoyed this game, and usually played as builder, so this review will be based off of my experiences in that field. One thing that I quickly noticed about the game is the variety of defences you can build, while you have simple objects such as platforms, spikes, trap blocks, and team doors, you can create all sorts of structures by combining those elements.Some examples include a pit trap with some unidirectional platforms to prevent enemies from jumping out (inside you could fill with spikes to stab or water to drown), a ladder structure only usable by the team becaues it is composed of team doors, or a boulder that is hidden in a dark corrider, only triggered by a passing enemy. The classes are balanced I feel, with archers getting grapplehooks for mobility, while the knight gets a shield that doubles as a glider, and the builder who can build structures to get where he needs. In the older versions, when builders were an option to play as in the free for all deathmatches, I was able to win by quickly building rudimentary structures, set to rain rubble upon my battle-equipped foes with the destruction of a carefully placed weak point. If you like building structures to defend strategic points in a two-dimensional battlefield, if you like defending them as a knight and/or archer, or perhaps leading a siege on an enemy's defences as any of the three classes, I recommend this game.
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Epicred4
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I never regreted getting this game.

However once it hit Beta.
Things started to fall apart ever since.
At its current state expect to see empty servers.
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Maestro Blunt
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
I can't recommend this game enough, it really has everything somebody would want.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
340.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Only problem with this game is lack of players
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
118.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
King Arthur's Gold (KAG) was a game with a lively community, albiet i wasn't there for the early days, the days I growed into were amazing. Plenty of mods, servers, and an everlasting community. There were many pros and cons back then, but now it's, i would harshly say, dying. When I had booted up the game since the last year or two, I noticed a few things that lingered as I continued to play. For one, the community had been cut severely in half. So much to the point, there were only two decent servers to get onto. Two, the players were not very accepting of my rustiness, most were. I know there are tons of nice people on here, it's just what I have faced. Or much so to other actual new players. This cut me off, but not much so i stopped playing entirely. The game itself had a few patches implementing new crafting slots, such as components and whatnot to add onto the game. I've only been playing for four days, and the game has already shown deteriation from the last time I had played. Aside from this, I was desperate to see some light in the darkness sooner, or later, but it never came. Such as the lack of patches to fix the problems occurring since the last time i had played, but it's understandable, considering the developers eased off of major development for KAG. The game has it's amazing moments, although I wish they were more apparent. I wish i could've returned with a positive review, but i just cannot do such a thing with the game in it's current state. It's even more so sad for me to admit the game is out of beta, and still poses these problems. I would be glad to do an edit of this review once the developers spend more time on KAG, and give it the positive review ti deserves.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
I'm going to assume you guys know the basic premise of the game, so I'll skip the explanation and tell you guys how I feel about it.

What I like

This game provides very niche game play not seen in many other games. It gives you a fresh breather from the cookie cutter FPS games and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ly simple and repetitive indie puzzle-platformers that flood steam. The satisfaction you get from watching multiple enemies die in succession to a simple spiked pit trap of yours is immense. Spamming arrows down onto your enemies from afar is sadistically cathartic. Blitzing with your fellow Knights into enemy territory, whether it be above ground or covertly through a tunnel, is exciting and chaotic. This game puts a whole new spin on PvP action. It's a great way to spend an hour or two listlessly clicking away at gory little pixels on your screen for fun. And it is fun.

What I don't like

This game is actually deceptively hard to master. And maybe not in a good way. The controls feel very clumsy and sluggish, like you're wrestling a cow while wearing a straitjacket with the left side of your body completely paralyzed. Mining is a sluggish "Oh ♥♥♥♥, I didn't mean to break THAT!" wonky ♥♥♥♥ fest that somehow fails to be an effective point-and-click system that will inevitably result in you accidently destorying your team mate's projects and uselessly digging up dirt from time to time. The Builder must also deal with extremely agitating buidling mechanics. It takes practice to build the simplest walls and traps with ease. PvP as Knight and Archer are perhaps less broken but it can still be a little confusing to tell where you are aiming sometimes. Navigation is also a ♥♥♥♥♥ as the battlefield quickly deteriorates and begins to look more and more like Marvel's Apocalypse went to town on the map. Craters form and intricatel defenses crumble, leaving a messy nightmare-scape that is near impossible to traverse at times.

Besides that there is the community. It can be best described as a senior citizen on life support. And not the cool senior citizen either, I mean the one that tries to guilt the nurses into ♥♥♥♥ing him before he dies and yelling at his care takers for giving him the wrong flavored pudding. The game's player base is very small and the few people you DO encounter can be VERY toxic and harsh towards new players; descending into frothing, seething fits of rage because "yer breakin muh meta". I'd say they're even worse than CSGO. You will get vote kicked a lot for simply exploring the game's mechanics and learning.

"I don't give a ♥♥♥♥ about your opinion... so should i get it or not??"

This IS a relatively cheap game, even more so when it goes on sale. If you regret any one thing going into this game, I'd say it would be the community that's going through death throes right now. Living on the US East Coast, I am able to find a few populated servers at certain hours, and often times there will even be one or two full servers. My recommendation is to pick up the four pack during a sale, so you can goof around with some buddies going into the game. Anyway's I'll just tell you to buy it as you see fit since I really need some more people to fall into my spike traps.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,089.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
This game is one of the best games ive ever played, i have 60 friends who play this game and over 1000 hours. so you should buy it:)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
556.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Cool game, ♥♥♥♥♥♥ community
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
961.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Confirmed that my hours prove i know nothing about this game 10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
i got banned from every server for destroying stuff

10/10 would reinstall 5 months later again
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481 of 513 people (94%) found this review helpful
87 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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366 of 410 people (89%) found this review helpful
183 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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288 of 315 people (91%) found this review helpful
179 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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