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.
User reviews: Mixed (873 reviews) - 63% of the 873 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

    • 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
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 49 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Early Access Review
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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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Early Access Review
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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24 of 36 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Early Access Review
Slow updates. Low to zero player base.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Early Access Review
So.. TD;DR:
Playing with friends = extremely fun = buy
Playing online with randoms = there is no players = dont buy.

Kingdoms Rise is a GREAT game, really really fun to play with FRIENDS. If you think about buying this game to play online with random people, DONT but it, servers are dead, this game is like a Versus with friends, buy only if you want to play with friends. Dev is slow for updates (they come eventually), but there is no player base (or at least a constant one)

Graphics: 8/10 | not the best ones still not bad at all

Gameplay: 10/10 | Really fun and skill-based gameplay, with customization of spells, secondary and primary weapon, for all kind of player (stealth, tank, archers, damage, sustain, etc)

Sound and Music: 8/10 | Sounds and musica are just ok, still, at the end of the round (-1min left) epic music starts, there is when ecstasy comes.

Story: No story, just fighting, do you even fit?

I will recomend this game only if you want to play with friends, if not, dont waste your money.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Early Access Review
Boy this is ♥♥♥♥.

No, seriously. This has absolutely ridiculous levels of horrible. Everything that can possibly be wrong with this game is. Comical levels of clipping, the name of program is "MADE WITH UDK" - as in "MADE WITH UDK has stopped working. I cannot believe I greenlit this.

Actually, I can. Honestly this type of a game where you can kind of do the RPG spell-sword deal outside of Magicka is a good idea, and the way this was presented in Greenlight was pretty good. But let's get real, it's been about two years that this has been in early access and the features on it are absolutely minimal. You still fall out of the world, you still have a attack-defend combat cycle that you get locked in and can't break out without a third party's intervention. There's no time to do anything else besides hold left click for five seconds, hold right click for five seconds because the charge times take so long. There's basically only a,w,s,d and jump for movement controls, no evasion, nothing fancy, just walk left and right. It's just broken in the worst places and stiff and static in the very very few places that it is functional.

It's not the worst game I've ever played, but that doesn't mean it's not a colossal waste of money.
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