Kingdom Wars is a free to play 3D MMORTS with real-time siege combat, without the pay to win element so common in the genre. Kingdom Wars offers beautiful 3D online world, where players construct strongholds, direct citizens, complete quests and eventually manage a global empire.
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Release Date: Apr 1, 2013

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April 28

Update 1.2 - "First Step" is Live!



Hey Guys and Girls,

It`s such an amazing feeling to continue work on Kingdom Wars 1. The team and I are looking forward to fulfilling all the promises we made with regards to Kingdom Wars future, and albeit delayed by a few months, we hope that today`s update will be a great first step in that direction.

Today we take another swing at releasing update 1.2. Following the problems with the original patch we broke it down into two parts, and done a lot of of additional debugging and polishing.
We have taken all the precautions to make sure nothing gets broken, and if it does, nobody will loose any progress (at most 60 minutes of progress will be lost if worst comes to worst)

This Part 1 will include 90% of changes from our original update 1.2, however we will not be forcing players to update (can keep on playing on older patch), and it will now include few core fixes, like: better performance, no multiplayer lag, steam overlay and store working for everyone, stability and crash fixes.

Updated on the new update 1.3 could be found here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/227180/discussions/0/358415206080453946/

After we have finally updated to 1.3 we`ll easily be able to patch the game in the future, and our priorities will continue to be getting Kingdom Wars stable but free by early-mid summer, followed by release the Lords and Vassals expansion. From that point on we`ll be working on copying various cool features to KW1 - from pathfinding and turn times to Russian localization, and smooth & stable multiplayer games.

And so presenting 1.2 "First Step"

-Fixed crash in the Orc regions view
-The Bank is now global shared between player towns
-Fixed but with Bank losing player units on game reload
-Fixed vast majority of out of sync bugs
-Fixed World Map bug with armies stuck in the mountains
-Fixed several visual glitches on the world map
-List of player online updates much better now
-New items in the Store: Small Treasure, and Epic Treasure
-Fixed various bug with workers not dropping off resources
-Player referral window is back
-Quest, Siege, and PvP rewards reduced by 30%
-Crown exchange price changed to 2500
-All the crown costs of buildings, either eliminated, or made much lower.
-Updated social options in the main menu
-Limit of 32 horse carts per army
-Fixed workers that wouldn't gather or quit gathering.
-Fixed sale pricing resulting in very low or negative prices



And here`s a small preview of what will be included in Part 2, in May.

-Eliminated almost all multiplayer lag
-Fixed Steam Overlay not working on Windows 10 and 8.1
-Fixed launch crash for some players after Windows 10 upgrade
-Fixed Market transactions not working for some players
-Fixed majority of bugs with losing units or armies due to connection issues
-New way to treat players losing connecting to server

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April 15

Resuming work - Update 1.2 next week



Dear Players,

After vacation week for our core team, we are back to work on Update 1.2, and after resolving a few issues - we are now working on good way to release 1.2 next week. You know... without any of these tiny... town erasing bugs.

The plan right now is to update in several patches. We`ll release a small start-up patch 1.2A on Tuesday, and then follow up by releasing several mini updates B, and C later in the week.

The big part of the update 1.2 C will come on Thursday/Friday as a Beta update, that players will be able to opt-in to try over the weekend. If everything goes well there we`ll complete the patching progress by the following Monday.

Once we finally complete upgrading the game to 1.2 things will go much better down the road, as updating Kingdom Wars will be a breeze compared to hell we are going through with 1.2

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the patch. I do have to mention that this time around e`ll be taking all the precautions, to make sure nobody will loose any progress due to patching.

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About This Game

Kingdom Wars is a free to play 3D MMORTS with real-time siege combat, without the pay to win element so common in the genre. Having evolved from Dawn of Fantasy: Kingdom Wars this strategy game offers lively online world, where players gather resources, construct majestic towns, and impregnable strongholds, direct citizens, complete quests in the service of mighty nobles and fiendish rogues, and eventually manage a global empire. All within an online realm that grows, works, lives, and breathes even when you log off. All this in glorious 3d world with stunning level of detail and epic scale - with vibrant towns and thousand strong armies. And of-course let’s not forget the glorious siege battles all in real-time! Developed by Reverie World Studios, Kingdom Wars is the result of several years of hard work by a new Toronto based studio, with members all over the world.

Features

Innovative MMORTS Approach
  • Wage war with neighboring regions or complete countless hours of quests as you unveil the dark secrets of Terria while managing a persistent kingdom and economy with thousands of other players. Socialize, trade, forge alliances and - best of all - battle against other players across the world, defeat their armies, and burn their towns!
Not Pay to Win
  • With Kingdom Wars free to play release our goal was to create a game of skill, not bigger wallets. We have followed player suggestions and tried to avoid the common pay2win traps. In Kingdom Wars majority of micro-transaction only effect cosmetic changes or unlock bonus content, that does not effect game progress and player interaction. All the other options are limited to one time use, to prevent anyone gaining unfair advantage.
Multiple Games Modes
  • Two additional singleplayer modes - including open-ended Campaign mode, and content-packed single-player Skirmish mode with both Lay Siege and Castle Defense maps - guaranteed to satisfy players of various tastes and gameplay styles.
Stunning Siege Combat
  • User-friendly Siege-oriented gameplay adds a whole new dimension to the battlefield as you ram the enemy gate, scale the walls, and place automated defensive systems, such as: stone tippers, boiling oil, and wall-mounted catapults.
Three Distinct Races & Styles of Gameplay
  • Kingdom Wars features three distinct civilizations: Elves, Orcs and Men, presenting a unique approach to these iconic races with three distinct styles of gameplay. Each race is complete with its own lore, language, world region and terrain, dozens of distinct units and buildings, hundreds of unique technologies, and each even has a different approach to economy and building style.
Fully 3D Dynamic World Map
  • Travel the MMORTS world using a beautifully-designed 3D World Map featuring scale replicas of all the NPC strongholds, quest areas, and the player's homeland.
Original Base Building Approach
  • Each player’s Stronghold features hundreds of buildings that look and behave like a City-Simulation game, but without any micro-management, giving the player more time to spend on the battlefield. In addition each race offers a different approach to building strongholds.
Complex Economic Model with Corpse Looting
  • Combines the complexity of nearly a dozen gathering possibilities, different for each race, with automated simplicity, allowing players the options to micromanage their economy, or leave it to run itself in times of war.
Realistic Weather and Season Change
  • The gaming world comes alive as you build and battle during winter or summer months, as you push your armies through heavy rain or snow storms. Your economy significantly changes from summer to winter, when different strategic options are available during different times of day and severe weather makes certain units useless.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 / ATI Radeon HD 6570
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:7.5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Internet connection required to play the game. Software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory:6 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / Radeon HD 6790
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:10 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Internet connection required to play the game. Software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4.
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Sad Hairy Green Baby
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Riddle Diddle
Piddle Fiddle
Middle Giddle
Biddle Ziddle

That is my review.
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SycoticRealm
( 41.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I played this game pretty far in when it first came out and up to the magic stuff.
I then quit playing and have returned to all what i did before is gone i wish i could jus get my money back what kinda game deletes your saved games ?
Waste of time and wish i could get a refund!!!
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AKOxiiPEIN
( 279.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
3D stratergy this is so fun and this is so real :D
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-=||DSG||=-The Virgin
( 97.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game overall i believe to be good the reasons why is its a very good strategy game although i believe alot more work couldve gone into it making it better. My second reason for this opinion is that the game has so many possiabillties for troops allies and enemies its quite amazing although again i feel as if more couldve been done i wish you could bring more troops into certain combat situations for example and i really hate the whole crowns system for building as well as paying to play other cities without deleting your old one.
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Qai
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
A great idea for a game, but very badly marketed.

1) F2P does not give you access to single-player.
Despite that the game is advertised on Steam as being single-player, there is initially only an option for online multi-player. In order to get access to single-player you have to navigate through the menus to an "Enter Code" screen that is used to unlock access to single-player as 'Premium' content.

2) F2P allows you only one free city slot.
There are a maximum of 24 slots available for different cities you can have on your account. You get only your first slot for free and have to pay for the other 23. With the game having 3 races and several city creation options, if you don't want to purchase additional slots, then you literally have to create one city, play it until you get bored, then delete it to create another one in order to try something new. Then there is the issue of what exactly will happen to your purchased slots should the game's online servers shut down.

3) Unreliable online support.
At one point there were server glitches that deleted some peoples' cities completely, which included those in paid-for slots. AFAIK, there was no backup system in place. Therefore, people literally had to start over completely. Moreover, given the recent shutdowns of several prominent online gaming services (e.g., Games for Windows Live, GameSpy), one must question the ability of this studio to keep online services functioning.

I am not against paying for purely cosmetic items in F2P games and I understand the need for the developers to make money. However, the F2P model used in KW, instead of just being an annoyance as in most F2P titles, is outright limiting and a hindrance in allowing players to experience the full aspect of the game. While the game is not "Pay to Win" in terms of player advantage, the "free" aspect essentially makes the game into a MP demo to get you to buy city slots, which, AFAIK, can only be obtained with real money payment.

Furthermore, the game's mediocre graphics, akward troop movements, and bugs make it difficult to appreciate this title, let alone spending ~$5 x [1-23] = $5 - $115 to get through the convenience pay-wall.

This game is in every sense what you would expect in terms of micro-transactions from something labelled 'F2P', and then some. IMO, the game is more suited to a reasonably-priced one-time purchase (+DLC) everything-accessible business model than F2P, i.e., KW2.

Ultimately, though, since the game is "free", there is no reason not to try it for yourself and make your own decision.
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Mr.Derp
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
It's Prity good
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22Vertigo
( 40.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
REALLY GOOD GAME
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[AI]Decim8
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
I am really enjoying this mmorts's style, it's quite unique... It's like Age of Empires... in an open world... with active quests in a more realistic trade/commerce environment.
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matthew.pritchard.944
( 35.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
its an amazing game but could do with the option to take over other race citys
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Creepus Columbus
( 106.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Got on,opend my city,got the daily reward,it broke got free 250 crowns gg wp
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
A great idea for a game, but very badly marketed.

1) F2P does not give you access to single-player.
Despite that the game is advertised on Steam as being single-player, there is initially only an option for online multi-player. In order to get access to single-player you have to navigate through the menus to an "Enter Code" screen that is used to unlock access to single-player as 'Premium' content.

2) F2P allows you only one free city slot.
There are a maximum of 24 slots available for different cities you can have on your account. You get only your first slot for free and have to pay for the other 23. With the game having 3 races and several city creation options, if you don't want to purchase additional slots, then you literally have to create one city, play it until you get bored, then delete it to create another one in order to try something new. Then there is the issue of what exactly will happen to your purchased slots should the game's online servers shut down.

3) Unreliable online support.
At one point there were server glitches that deleted some peoples' cities completely, which included those in paid-for slots. AFAIK, there was no backup system in place. Therefore, people literally had to start over completely. Moreover, given the recent shutdowns of several prominent online gaming services (e.g., Games for Windows Live, GameSpy), one must question the ability of this studio to keep online services functioning.

I am not against paying for purely cosmetic items in F2P games and I understand the need for the developers to make money. However, the F2P model used in KW, instead of just being an annoyance as in most F2P titles, is outright limiting and a hindrance in allowing players to experience the full aspect of the game. While the game is not "Pay to Win" in terms of player advantage, the "free" aspect essentially makes the game into a MP demo to get you to buy city slots, which, AFAIK, can only be obtained with real money payment.

Furthermore, the game's mediocre graphics, akward troop movements, and bugs make it difficult to appreciate this title, let alone spending ~$5 x [1-23] = $5 - $115 to get through the convenience pay-wall.

This game is in every sense what you would expect in terms of micro-transactions from something labelled 'F2P', and then some. IMO, the game is more suited to a reasonably-priced one-time purchase (+DLC) everything-accessible business model than F2P, i.e., KW2.

Ultimately, though, since the game is "free", there is no reason not to try it for yourself and make your own decision.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I am really enjoying this mmorts's style, it's quite unique... It's like Age of Empires... in an open world... with active quests in a more realistic trade/commerce environment.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
41.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I played this game pretty far in when it first came out and up to the magic stuff.
I then quit playing and have returned to all what i did before is gone i wish i could jus get my money back what kinda game deletes your saved games ?
Waste of time and wish i could get a refund!!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
This Game is a good fanasty building game but needs some work with building and a little bit of graphics
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
106.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Got on,opend my city,got the daily reward,it broke got free 250 crowns gg wp
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
88.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
This game doesn't just mix a variety of genres. It interconnects them while wrapping it all with an MMO layer. I am having a blast so far.

Note: It plays wonderfully on a GT630 with 2GB RAM
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
its an amazing game but could do with the option to take over other race citys
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
just started the game. looks cool i like rts games also i think this referral code is good for something like a day of premium time so enjoy people! REF110000108CF2D8D
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415 of 460 people (90%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
288.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
MUST READ BEFORE YOU PLAY:

There are a few things i think people should know about before playing this game.I bought kingdom wars before it was a f2p game and have had two maxed out citys with high lvl hero's and have spent money on the game beyond just buying it pre f2p.This is my honest review about what i know of the game.

BUGS! Be prepared to lose resorces for winning pvp matches.That's right you lose for winning! If a person trys to fight you and you accept and then he pays you to flee battle you get a win and maybe a little gold from the payout BUT you will lose 5k food 5k wood and 5k stone from your towns resorce stash which varries depending on what your stash has in it but that was my last loss to this bug. Not only do you lose for winning a pvp match in this manner you don't recieve the crowns for the win that you are supposed to get for winning.The only way to avoid this bug is to fight until the game tells you you won or lost.

BUGS! That's right more bugs.This one however is in your favor.When creating troops to build an army some times you will dupe extra units.

BUGS! Your city is full of small bugs that are annoying at times but minor and not worth more then a mention that thay are there.

THE MOTHER OF ALL BUGS! This is a big one in my opinion! Be prepared to lose it all! That's right and not because you can be captured or destroyed by another player but because everytime the dev's change the game some people not all but at random get a full wipe including your account like you never exisited in the first place. The money you spent "poof gone" the time you spent "poof gone". I know this first hand as both my maxed out city's got wiped and in return i didn't even get a response from the support team. After the first time i said "ok i haven't played in a wile no big deal i lost my stuff" and i moved on rebuilt spent money on the starter packs and was back on top in a few weeks and that's when the dev's changed the game again and i lost it all again.Sense the game came out pre f2p i have put about 60$ into the game and 288 hours which i wish at this point i had not but if you don't mind losing it all and spending money and time on a game so that a bug can rob you in the end then this game is for you!

There are some cool things about kingdom wars but the amount of bugs makes the amount of cool things not worth the mention as the bugs destroy the enjoyment all together.The dev's don't really care about the game the bugs have been there forever and have never been fixed the team took what was supposed to be an update to kingdom wars and made it a stand alone game "kingdom wars 2: battles" which is the same game with a cuple added fetures.The team only did this to pump more money out of people instead of fixing and updating the game they had already created "Kingdom wars" leaving KW broken and a waste of time and money.

In the end i can't say i recommend any games from this team as they don't put any real care into the games they create beyond publishing bug filled crap they have no intention to fix.
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158 of 185 people (85%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
202.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
i have 198hrs on this game i took a break and they deleted my kingdom ♥♥♥♥ this game!
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