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The Legend Of King Arthur Reborn! A vast army has gathered in front of the castle gates and is preparing to attack King Arthur! How has it come to this? Witness important events in the history of the legendary king and accompany him and his army on the path to an uncertain future.
Release Date: Jul 25, 2013
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March 19th, 2014

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Patch 4.04 released

January 31st, 2014

Dear Community,
The next big Citadels patch is now live. The team from BIGMOON Studios finished working on patch 4.04.

The following changes have been implemented:

Citadels Patch 4.0.4 release notes:
- Optimized Auto-Repair and Repair functionality.
- Added building queue for peasants. Peasants will build multiple buildings.
- Both campaigns should be working.
- Fixed/Optimized quests.
- Improved game physics.
- Fixed leaks related to game sound which were causing game crashes.
- Player bonuses should be all properly working.
- Improved overall combat mechanics.
- Fixed Siege units collisions while on movement, they won’t damage attacking units instantly anymore.
- Fixed walls collision polys (Edge connections).
- Siege towers are now working and implemented in-game. When units are deployed they don’t fall off the wall and can walk/fight on the walls.
- Siege towers shouldn’t crash the game anymore.
- Fighting on the walls shouldn’t crash the game anymore.
- Ladder units are now working. When they climb a wall they dont fall off the wall and they become a knight and can walk/fight on the wall.
- Trebuchet no longer gets stuck on build mode.
- Fixed catapult and ballista fire rate.
- Recalculated damage of ballistas and catapults. When ballistas and catapults are firing against non-buildings objects the damage is increased by 250% of the base damage.
- Improved game UI.
- Added mouse hovering info/selections when the player has a object selected already, this makes the game much more intuitive.
- Changed slightly the peasant model for better in-game recognition/perception.
- Changed the three main peasant action menu icons for better in-game recognition/perception. (Main buildings, resources buildings,
fortifications)
- Adjusted mass and force applied to dynamic boulders.
- When we have a selected group of units OR when we have a selected building in which there are peasants working on it, now we can select/focus a single unit of choice by clicking on the icon of that unit on the information window.
- Improved pathfinding, mainly focused on impregnable fortress's, enemy wall invasion if wall's breached and enemy wall enemies detection/targeting and fighting.
- Optimized Save/Load games.
- Adjusted skirmish maps maximum population cap, now 499 maximum units (Game settings).

All the best,
the bitComposer Team

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About the Game

The Legend Of King Arthur Reborn!

A vast army has gathered in front of the castle gates and is preparing to attack King Arthur! How has it come to this?
Witness important events in the history of the legendary king and accompany him and his army on the path to an uncertain future. It is up to you to restore the honor, the glory and the reign of the Arthurian line, and rewrite the course of history!
Good or evil? The decision is entirely yours! Two extensive campaigns give you insight into both sides of the war.

Key Features

  • Construct impregnable fortresses, equip them with units, ditches and palisades and crush the hordes of enemies with your defense structures!
  • A fortress alone does not mean victory! Build a dependable infrastructure and manage your resources.
  • Your strategy will decide between victory and defeat! Only with the right combination of defense structures, units, extraction of raw materials, and production, will you emerge victorious from the sieges.
  • Experience epic battles with realistic destruction! Assemble your army from a multitude of different units. But beware of falling rubble and take geographical conditions into account in your battle plan.
  • Unlock legendary characters! Complete specific tasks and gain the support of famous heroes, granting you strategic advantages in battle.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP2) / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB Graphics Memory with Shader 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Supported Graphics Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 / 8 / 9 / GT / GTS / GTX series; ATI Radeon X1900 / HD 2000 / HD 3000 / HD 4000 / HD 5000 series
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP2) / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 3.5 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB Graphics Memory with Shader 3.0 or better (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or better, AMD Radeon HD 7700 or better)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supported Graphics Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 / 8 / 9 / GT / GTS / GTX series; ATI Radeon X1900 / HD 2000 / HD 3000 / HD 4000 / HD 5000 series
Helpful customer reviews
42 of 47 people (89%) found this review helpful
166 products in account
1 review
15.4 hrs on record
This is horrendous, I keep coming back to this game every few weeks (now months, less and less) hoping some of the main bugs have been fixed. I really enjoy playing it although the wall-building bugs can be enough to drive you insane, I somewhat got used to play around the bugs and limitations.

What really drives me away from this game every time however are the crashing bugs, I have been stuck on that one mission for about half of the time I've played this game (the one where you have a couple villages to help and a big enemy citadel to take down - I think it's the 3rd mission or so). Why? Having to restart it over and over and over, all for the same result: game crash. And don't count on using save games either, loading them will also crash the game.

I enjoy the game concept and can look past the many UI issues and quirks, but the crashes and corrupted saved games just plain and simple ruin it completely. Apparently there is no traction on even fixing issues as critical as constant game crashes. Although I still hope someone gives it some TLC and fixes the crashes, I have to say I would not buy it again.

A definitive don't buy. :(
Posted: February 12th, 2014
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
24 products in account
1 review
0.4 hrs on record
All I can say about this game is... Even on sale it's a waste of money
Posted: March 19th, 2014
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
89 products in account
1 review
2.2 hrs on record
This game is pure crap. save your money!
Posted: March 19th, 2014
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
55 products in account
4 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Atrocious graphics, horrible management of your controls ( clunky and not functioning). Worst decision I've made in my gaming life was to buy this game.
Posted: January 24th, 2014
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
227 products in account
6 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
Dont waste your $ not worth a cent. Been like 1 update in 6 months. im asking steam for a refund
Posted: February 5th, 2014
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507 of 544 people (93%) found this review helpful
152 products in account
3 reviews
2.9 hrs on record
Have you been looking for a new real time strategy game lately to scratch that strategy itch you've been having? Well look elsewhere, because Citadels is a dreadful and incomplete mess. The game was created by an unknown and inexperienced development studio called Games Distillery. Currently a different studio called Big Moon was hired to add further playability and stability to the game. In the future, at best you can only hope for a polished yet dreadful entertainment product (without the entertainment value).

Citadels attempts to accomplish what so many other strategy games have already done before, and it accomplishes those things poorly. Citadels most closely resembles a stripped down Age of Empires title. Everything from base building, combat, and resource gathering are implemented poorly. There is no strategy involved at all because combat boils down to spamming units. You can literally spam the most basic miliary unit available and win every time. The utter lack of military units available leaves no room for strategy, tactics, or planning at all.

The game has a boring campaign that currently can't even be finished entirely, and a few lacklusted skirmish modes with terrible AI. There is only one map available per skirmish mode and no matter the difficulty you choose you cannot lose due to the incompetent AI. Citadels is only a singleplayer game so these are your only options. There is no map or scenario editor or multiplayer of any kind. The poor quality of this title combined with the utterlack of content at a $40 price point is downright theivery. Avoid at all costs.

I only put 3 hours into this game but that was rather generous of me. The boring gameplay, poor design, and lack of content leave little reason for me to play any further.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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