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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Mixed (918 reviews) - 58% of the 918 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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Overall:
Mixed (918 reviews)
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warhawk373 (Payne)
( 24.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 25
Before I start, I recommend this game only if it becomes f2p or if the community fixes and more people start to play. Well....I have to say, I had alot of fun playing it when it first came out. Sadly, like most people have already stated, the development has dwindled to say the least. There is currently only one server (that I can see at least) and nobody is ever on it. The one thing I wanted to add that is different than the other comments is that I remember reading something from the developers that said "if it comes down to it we will make it f2p". Which honestly I wouldnt even care that I wasted $15 on it if it became free because it is a great game. If anyone wants to play 1v1 or get some other people on then add me, I won't play all the time just because I play alot of other games but I'll definantly play sometime.
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Cephalopod kid
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 25
Another reason to scorn Eary Access. Unfinished since it came out 3 years ago, probably never will be.
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Smeows ♦♣♠♥
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 21
This game seems absolutely unfinished and no one to play with. Howeverever, the combat is something i wish most melee fights games like chilverly or dark souls had a combat system like this, it is the perfect balance of fighting, swinging swords recklessly, parrying, clashing swords with your enemy like from the anime bleach, very satisfying. I only wish it was finished but as is other than the no one to play with part, this game is really good. The magic makes everything chatoics and adds another dimension, some magic games do not even have magic as fun as this. Sending people to their doom off cliffs or comboing to do really fun stuff, appear behind them in an instant and swing.

So overall this game is not done, no one to play with, amazing combat and magic; overall play with a friend so you can actually play the game and you will have fun but a bit pricy for a vs game, so weigh the the option on how much you are willing to spend on a game that most likely wont develop further but is actually really fun reguardless of being unfinished.
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Zombiekiller
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 16
Release Date: 18 Nov, 2013
“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”
I'm writing this review in april 2016

Since then there was some progress made but it is still far from being finished.
Multiplayer game and nobody is online to play (due to the state of the game).

Potential, yes - but totally unfinished (SOON TM)
Don't buy until its fully released and finished, if it ever will be.
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Grumpy Wolf
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 8
GAME IS DEAD DO NOT BUY!
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deadfonki
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 6
Хорошая игра.Последние четыре минуты проведенные в ней Я провел с удовольствием.Лучше играть под музыку
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ryuhoshino666
( 23.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 4
I have played this game for a while i loved it when it first came out i met some good people on game it is dead now and that really sucks for a game that had alot of potential
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小心月光奏鸣曲!!
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 4
an utter waste of 15 dollars
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♛Nep'Nep♛
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 18
Never got out of early access.
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nemesis-xt
( 22.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 18
Games been dead for a while now, no updates. Asked steam for refund recently, they says "nope". Dont understand how its acceptable to sell ppl a promise that the games going to be finished and then just abandoning while keeping everyones money. Its a shame too, because this game had really good gameplay.
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Tom Danks
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 14
Most disappointing investment of all time.
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PimentViolet
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 13
It has potential and some good idea. Too bad the devs have stop. Another Early access i wish i didnt spend my money on, just like cube world.
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Adoring Fan
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 10
No one plays it. Huge waste of money.
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Valion
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 7
I wanted so badly, for so long, for this game to become what it looked like it could have been, an epic 3rd person pvp swordfighting and magic wielding deathmatch of glory. Unfortunately, almost 3 years into "early access" the Developers have abandoned the game with there not so much as being an update in almost a year, and the community is dead. Don't let the pretty screen shots and epic videos fool you, no one plays Kingdoms Rise anymore, and the game never came close to living up to it's promise. Frankly at this point steam should take it down because the game looks to never be finished.
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Greenfields
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 6
The game is good and all, but needs more people.
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NadirehS
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 22
Dev decided to work on porting this unfinished game to console instead of fix the Early Access version. Bought this a few years ago and hardly played it because it was atrocious. I check on it occassionally because I want to try it again when it full releases, but that might never happen.
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bigpinkdoggy
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 20
The downside of early access.
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Aloranax
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 20
I don't know why this is allowed on the store page still. It has been totally dropped by the developers and there is no player base. Do NOT buy this game.
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Zerthios
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 17
Early Access gone dead, was fun had potential should be taken down or made free.
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Ritz
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 17
Unfortunetely I can't get a refund for this ♥♥♥♥ show. It could have been an amazing game. I gave it all the time I had the patience for, but this game is unplayable. It has hundreds of bugs, the servers are dead, and the devs gave up on it, so theres no hope for the potential to be built on. So the bugs will never be fixed, and hopefully nobody else would waste their money on this garbage. I had such high hopes...
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 21
This game seems absolutely unfinished and no one to play with. Howeverever, the combat is something i wish most melee fights games like chilverly or dark souls had a combat system like this, it is the perfect balance of fighting, swinging swords recklessly, parrying, clashing swords with your enemy like from the anime bleach, very satisfying. I only wish it was finished but as is other than the no one to play with part, this game is really good. The magic makes everything chatoics and adds another dimension, some magic games do not even have magic as fun as this. Sending people to their doom off cliffs or comboing to do really fun stuff, appear behind them in an instant and swing.

So overall this game is not done, no one to play with, amazing combat and magic; overall play with a friend so you can actually play the game and you will have fun but a bit pricy for a vs game, so weigh the the option on how much you are willing to spend on a game that most likely wont develop further but is actually really fun reguardless of being unfinished.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 10
Had potential.

It's sad that they didn't develop that potential.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
44 of 44 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 20, 2015
Devs stopped, dont buy at all
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34 of 37 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 11, 2015
Devs pls, accept my refund
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 17
An example of Early Access gone to trash, which had great potential. (Among many others)

Stay away from this.

Edit: Apparently, I have spotted the dev responding to some comments recently about this game's status. I understand that you are a very small team of two and such, and the slow progress can be understandable. But you need to understand yourself that you have to keep at least some announcements, or some kind of dev blog about this game, rather than succumb us into dead silence for almost a year now. That's not how 'business' works around EA titles, and you can clearly see you've earned a pretty harsh reputation from your community. Just my two cents out there. Don't leave us in the dark, because there are other EA titles that have done this. I have no idea if this game will even progress at all, since now you speak of a 'port'. Do know that not everyone is happy by the way you've handled things, however. We want this game to succeed just as much as you do, so act like you want to.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 22, 2015
Used to have potential at launch, hasn't changed all that much in the 2 years of early access. Population was almost dead back then and that should be an indicator what to expect nowadays. Game's website hasn't been touched since Dec '14, Twitter since Apr '15, and so forth.

Just another indy money grab if you ask me, not sure how these projects get put on to the store page but if it's a dead game then suspend sales at the very least to protect people with background information. The only way to currently play is to hopefully schedule match times with people through 3rd party means.

Hope this saves someone else's $15.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 17
another steam-EA stopped in development..
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 30, 2015
This game is silly.

A) No one plays it, or at least when im on.
B) Basically forced to play Survival to learn the game.
C) The AI in Survival are Extremely stupid and in no way act like a human would.
D) The AI in Survival Key-read or whatever its called; When you are about to attack it immediately goes to block, when you try to attack during its attack in order to say-for-instance parry, it'll attack moments before your sword connects because you know, the AI has a faster swing than you. (Cuz thats fair).
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 22, 2015
"By buying the game while it's not finished we can keep working until it is"...
Pulled from the Developer response to 'Why Early Access?'
Unfortunately. It appears the developer has abandoned this game. No recommendation. In it's present state it's not even presentable.

Do not purchase. Do not recommend.
I'll update this review when[if] the game is updated again or 'finished'.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 22, 2015
Wish i read more into this before buying, servers are dead and game is incomplete
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 2
I had high hopes for this game when I first purchased it about 16 months ago. At least back then there were actually people online to play with. This could have been a really sweet game but it seems to have been abandoned by the dev and is now obsolete. I would only recommending buying this game to try and access the code and rewrite it into the game it was supposed to be.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
314 of 351 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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213 of 263 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 6, 2014
This is unplayable. I can't believe they make people pay for this. It has a LOT of potential, but the greed from the devs might screw it up. You should go watch a movie or eat something with your 10-15$. Devs are blacklisted.

TRIGGER: Buyer's remorse
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132 of 160 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 31, 2013
This game was nearly unplayable for me. No matter the server one player always had higher ping, and this enabled them to dominate all as there was no way to defend against attacks since the ping delayed you too much for it to even register a block.

It's a awesome concept, but to have a intricate battle system you also need the netcode or servers to back it up.
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105 of 131 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 25, 2013
Another early access game with plenty of potential behind it, especially since it is developed by solely a two man team at the moment. It boasts 360 directional attacks and parrying with swords. While this may be a dreamland for swordplay, one must not forget the dark fantasy background it has by including magic. It's a game that's still currently rough around the edges, however still manages to be enjoyable.

This game may not be for everyone due to the amount of work it still needs. As this game is in Early Access, the developers do want you to report problems and make suggestions on their Kingdoms Rise Community Hub. So if you can make constructive feedback with some research, why not pitch in to help out?
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76 of 90 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
591.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 5, 2014
First off I would like to say that I've been playing this game since the beginning and have literally not stopped playing. If what you're looking for is a multiplayer melee experience similar to that of war of the roses or mount & blade, but set in a fantasy world where you control magic at your fingertips, then look no further. This game really delivers, for an alpha.

The updates in this game take awhile since there are only two devs working on the game and they do aim for monthly updates, doesn't always happen but they do let us know what is going on. As I have said the game is still in alpha and will have some bugs here and there. Playing with a low ping is highly recommended. Anything over 130 (in game not in the server menu) is not very playable.

Right off the bat you are able to customize your knight in some impressive fantastical armor and clothing, but there are also choices for some more 'realistic' gear. Devs are adding new things all the time and are always showing off their progress on the Kingdoms Rise facebook page.

As of right now there isn't a tutorial in-game, but one can be seen in the guides section made by the devs. You don't need to look at the tutorial, but believe me when I say, at the very least look at the parry and parry lock section of the manual. It will save you a lot of grief in game and once you master those skills, gameplay becomes even more addicting. You can get away with spamming away attack with other new players, but once you meet someone who knows how to parry, you will most likely lose. Luckily, those experienced few in the community are always willing to help out new players and usually it isn't too hard to ask these guys for some help.

There are many different swords in the game, each with their special effects and stats. They aren't perfectly balanced, but your use in magic and skill with the sword is enough to offset any of the swords' abilities currently available. Magic in this game isn't over powered and is meant to be used to complement your swordsmanship as well as mold the playstyle you want. You can only equip 2 spells, however, you are able to have doubles of any spell as well as have a large selection to choose from. There are many types of spells from attack, to defense, to healing and mobility. Mix and match to create the playstyle you want.

You will have a hard time at first controlling the sword with your mouse due to the nature of the screen moving with you as you strike, but like I said, look up the tutorials and get some practise performing the moves. They do require some timing and precision, so if an easy mode game is what you're looking for, then you are in the wrong place. However, if you're looking for a competetive game where the skill cap is high and it is very much possible for a skilled player to take on an entire team, without the use of cheap tricks/exploits, this game is for you.

**AUGUST UPDATE**
AI has been added to the game and makes for quite the training partners as well as a challenging surviving mode that will have you crying for mama within the first 5 waves. Really fun if you just want to mess around by yourself, or can't currently find a game. Just remember not to use the disonnect button while you're in the survival server as it will crash the game
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610 of 905 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27, 2014
This game has lots of potential, but is hardly updated, and dead. I can not recommend this game until it has a higher playerbase and more updates.
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45 of 49 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
32.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 31, 2015
It hurts to give this game a bad review, because it could've become something great.
However, it did not. The game is dead, Dev kept lying to the community, and eventually he gave up on it.

He's now working on some new project, while this one hasn't even been released.
Don't bother buying this.
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52 of 67 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 9, 2015
Completely DEAD
All servers are empty.
has great potential, the customisation is really cool!
would get a lot of attention if it was F2P!
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45 of 56 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 20, 2015
No updates, no players, no tutorial, not worth your time or money. But what it does have is glitches, and bugs. -10/0 "Would return if possible"
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