KNIGHTS and MERCHANTS recreates the era of the Middle Ages. Apart from the purely fictitious geography of our world, all game elements and scenes are based on the Anglo-Saxon period, 1200 A.D. And we haven't used imaginary elements like fabled creatures, either. The player takes on the role of an ordinary captain in the Palace Guard.
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Release Date: Oct 14, 2013

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“Cult suspicious mix of building-up strategy and real-time battles - a true free time killer!”
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About This Game

KNIGHTS and MERCHANTS recreates the era of the Middle Ages. Apart from the purely fictitious geography of our world, all game elements and scenes are based on the Anglo-Saxon period, 1200 A.D. And we haven't used imaginary elements like fabled creatures, either. The player takes on the role of an ordinary captain in the Palace Guard. A conspiracy against the king catapults the captain into a situation where he finds himself responsible for the defence of the last royal province. This is all that remains of the shattered kingdom, which has been split into numerous small principalities and fiefdoms. And now even the king himself, ensconced in his capital, is threatened by enemy armies. This is the starting point of your Middle Ages adventure. Now you must win back all those provinces which once belonged to your king.

THE SHATTERED KINGDOM:

After many battles, a former kingdom has been divided into many small principalities and earldoms. The kingís troops were pushed back into one last royal province, and the rulers of the other provinces waged terrible, destructive wars against one another. The whole land fell into a state of chaos and now the former royal capital itself is under
siege by the armies of the rebel lords. You belong to the last remaining group of loyal kingís men, and have been commanded to go to the king in view of the imminent
attack.

THE PEASANTS REBELLION:

Build a prosperous settlement with a complete economy. Arm your troops and meet the enemy on the battle field! Master these tasks and the King’s subjects will be able to live in peace and freedom again.

GAME FEATURES:

  • Middle ages simulation and Real-time strategy
  • 2 campaigns "The Shattered Kingdom" and "The Peasants Rebellion" with a total of 34 missions
  • Skirmish Mode and 10 Multiplayer-Maps
  • About 25 different types of buildings
  • More than a dozen different types of characters
  • Over 10 different troop types, including archers, scouts, knights, bowman and barbarians
  • Multiplayer battles with up to 6 players in LAN or through the Internet
  • New Musical Score

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Singlecore CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with DirectX 9.0c support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Stereo Soundcard
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Singlecore CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with DirectX 9.0c support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Stereo Soundcard
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Mac Single Core CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 128 MB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: required
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Mac Single Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 128 MB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: required
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Singlecore CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with OpenGL support
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: required
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 15.10 or SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Singlecore CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with OpenGL support
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: required
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, Mouse
Helpful customer reviews
401 of 456 people (88%) found this review helpful
349 people found this review funny
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2015
I bought this game for my father since he used to play back in the days.
He worked as a baker before he got unimployed. All he did was play Knights and Merchants.
Now he is unimployed and whenever I see him, he is still playing this...
I've tried making him play many other games, yet he always comes back to this... On the same day.
It has been many months since then, and he still plays it.
Nothing but Knights and Merchants.
He doesn't seem to know how to save a game. He always restarts and enjoys it alot.
I told him to play this on offline mode though, otherwise I can't play my games on steam.
However, it is not exaggerated if I say he played atleast 1000 hours. If not more.

My father is 55. Only plays Knights and Merchants.
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27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
Back in the day, strategy games were really hardcore! The villagers didn't take orders from you and you had to feed your troops or they would starve! And if you wanted to recruit one soldier you had to forge his sword and armour first and then you could have one! And then you would have to constantly feed him or else he would die of famine!
Ow those were the good ol' medieval days!

After hours of micromanagement watch your entire army perish from starvation cause you forgot to attach your bakery to a road! Priceless!
10/10 would starve my armies again
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
Before Age Of Empires... There was K&M.
Knights and Merchants forces you to use tactics and strategy employed the right way the first time around.
Resource gathering is also a high priority and will reserve many hours.

Its a great game, even today and uses a number of features that haven't been used in any other games since.
For me this game is a 10/10 based on that it is such an iconic game and one of my first!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
There was no steam when we (as father and son) started to play this game but there were long, sleepless AWESOME nights which we stayed up all night and have arguments with my dad... IT IS A EPIC MEMORY FOR MY CHILDHOOD. This the perfect game for those who are patient and you need to calculate every move of your kingdom in order to prosper. JUST EPIC...

Go ahead and buy it and thx me later...
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
This Game is seriously old. Seriously Hard, Very frustrating. But... i wouldnt change a thing. Its an absolute classic and anyone who is into this sort of game, well its simply fantastic.
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