Kingdoms Rise is about palpable multiplayer fantasy battle. Build a unique warrior from a mass of weapons and abilities then step onto a battlefield where skill and cunning will decide your fate.
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Very Negative (15 reviews) - 13% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (934 reviews) - 57% of the 934 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 18, 2013

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are using Early Access to enable you to keep us alive long enough to finish this game. By buying the game while it's not finished we can keep working until it is.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We can't say how much longer it will take till we are at our full version, by a guess would be another 6 months or so”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

Full version is planned to feature:
  • Comprehensive Training/Tutorial
  • Ranks and Competitions
  • Level ups / XP
  • Lots of achievements
  • Steam workshop for custom maps and armors/clothes
  • Party Matchmaking
  • Clans/Guilds
  • Team objectives game mode(s)
  • Singleplayer/Co-op survival game
  • More of the other stuff (spells, swords, armor, etc.)
  • Much more balance and way less bugs

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“I'm not going to pretend this game is finished, as you can see from the list of features we are still working on it's going to be a fair amount of time before its called "done".

That said, the game is playable and enjoyable, the fundamentals of combat (albeit sometimes buggy) can currently be experienced by anyone in all it's glory.
If you are someone who needs more than just combat to continue enjoying the game, you may get tired of this fairly quickly”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“After Early Access this game will go up in price, hence why you would want to invest in it now while it's still a work in progress

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We listen very closely to everything our players relay to us. I'm sure many of our community members can already tell you how a feature or fix they have suggested has since been added to the game.

If you join the community you can be assured you will have an impact. We are not your programming slaves here to make any or every idea but we do consider all the ideas we read”
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About This Game

Kingdoms Rise is about palpable multiplayer fantasy battle. Take your choice of weapons and abilities onto a battlefield where skill alone will decide your fate.

With a multitude of armors, swords, spells, ranged weapons and more you can customize a warrior and a fighting style unique to you.

Kingdoms Rise makes fantasy combat something more than grind a earn level-ups. It's not a means to an end but and end in itself.
The feeling of steel against steel is made solid. Bringing all tension and thrill as knights wield sword and fire against each other.

Read your opponent and try to psych them out in tactical blade dueling.
Wield spells such as fireballs, lightening, hook-shots, invisibility and blinks that will work tightly in tandem with your strengths in swordsmanship.
This game has been build from the beginning to feel palpable, as though you control every muscle and plant every step. You wont watch a knight perform fancy pants maneuvers from simple button presses, instead you step into the very boots of your character and fight with your own finesse.

With deep character customization every fight is unique and every opponent will have a new trick up their sleeve.
Experiment with different combinations and strategies to create a knight with a fighting style unique to you alone.

Players can form parties with friends and fight in competitive modes.
In team games the only limit is your imagination. Your teammates can build themselves into roles such as tanks, damage dealers, supports or any new role you see fit. Think up new strategies, combine spells in interesting ways and achieve victory!

Key Features
  • 360° Directional Melee Sword Fighting System
  • Deep Character Customization
  • Wide Range of Magic spells and abilities to use and combine
  • Create a Party with Friends and fight as a Team
  • Full Controller Support


In Development Disclaimer
This game is still under construction, there are bugs yet to be fixed, features yet to be added and balance yet to be fine-tuned. Please understand that you WILL encounter bugs and balance issues while the game is still in development!
Players of the Early Access builds should expect some features to be 'coming soon' or still under construction.
Anyone on the Steam community should be able to tell you that we are constantly refining the game based on the valuable feedback of our early-access players.

The game is always taking form, stepping closer to it's potential each day and we hope you will join into the journey and see where this might go!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Negative (15 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (934 reviews)
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Gelt of Catarina
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Deader then dead. More hollow then a Hollow. More...Just... Just avoid it.
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CPvertigo
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
no updates
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Somewhat Deadly
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
The developers already abandoned this game, don't buy it.
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SirSoundwave
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
While I wouldn't necessarily say it's worth getting right now, a lot of people have been saying it's abandoned, which isn't entirely true. Did one Google search, found their twitter page, and evidently they've been busy porting the game to UE4: https://twitter.com/KingdomsRise?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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Polish Lemon
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
This game is the worst Early Access game.
Devs just stole our money.
BIGGEST SCAM!!!
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Bawta
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 21
Totally dead and abandoned by the devs. Leave this well alone unless you intend to seek out players via forums etc.
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Grudge
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 21
The game is abandoned and unfinished devs don't even boser answering questions anymore.

I thought it would be something like Jedi Outcast Academy II, yet JOA II has much better combat system and many other fun fichers (even so the game is hella old)

At this moment the game is so ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ dead (they could at least turn on bot practise and lvling up vs bots, but nah- why bother)
I do not recommend buying it
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CorruptComputer
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 17
This game was abandoned and unfinished.
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Keadas
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 17
I am crying my money with this ♥♥♥♥ of unfinished cr!@#p
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CrocBain
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 15
Wasn't really that great when it was alive.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 6
Abandoned, steer clear
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 15
Wasn't really that great when it was alive.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 17
This game was abandoned and unfinished.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
The developers already abandoned this game, don't buy it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 21
Totally dead and abandoned by the devs. Leave this well alone unless you intend to seek out players via forums etc.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
This game is the worst Early Access game.
Devs just stole our money.
BIGGEST SCAM!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
no updates
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 17
I am crying my money with this ♥♥♥♥ of unfinished cr!@#p
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
While I wouldn't necessarily say it's worth getting right now, a lot of people have been saying it's abandoned, which isn't entirely true. Did one Google search, found their twitter page, and evidently they've been busy porting the game to UE4: https://twitter.com/KingdomsRise?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
314 of 352 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 25, 2013
I'm a sucker for PVP melee combat games that involve both mind games and skill to win. I bought this game on a whim because I had nothing else much to play after I watched the trailer. it seemed very similar to Dark Souls and I was especially intrigued in the spells + sword fighting gameplay.

First thought was, "damn, why is this game so bright?" but the game is beautiful. Some things aren't texturized that well and the game is full of glitches, bugs and inconsistencies but that is what an early access is about. Things will be fixed and as of yesterday, a patch has already been released acknowledging many inconsistencies and imbalances.

Using the mouse to aim the direction of sword swings isn't unheard of, but I think the game does it well, and with the addition of bows, throwing axes, mines and magical spells, it adds alot of depth to the game. Discovering what types of spells go with which swords or abilities is fun and experimental and there are many different combinations to tinker with.

All in all, I think this game has so much potential right now. If FlyLeaps studios could make the sword play a little more responsive, (sometimes, hits do not register), add a duel-mode similar to that of chivalry, and some more content (including more spells, swords, maps etc.) this game will be big hit that will most likely appeal to a competitive community.
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