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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.
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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80 – PC Gamer UK

About the 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

    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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Stereo Soundcard
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, Mouse
Helpful customer reviews
36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
855 products in account
46 reviews
6.1 hrs on record
Finally The game is out on steam, Knights and Merchants is a typical Strategy game Based on the feudal system in the middle ages or what we call as Feudalism, What made Knights and Merchants Stand out back then that its even alive today is that game has a strange charm about it, It has no epic story or huge cinematics but its rather simple and great implementation of the feudal system , If you have played settlers this is no strange game then, its very similar to it .

What i like about Knights and merchants is that game is well paced and restricted unlike the other games like age of empires where you can build up very quickly and rush others, KAM lays down a Strong System where you need to have specifc Buildings to progress to the next one , so Unless you have a strong economy setup , there is no way to build up a army Fast and rush, It retains that cumbersome slow system Feudalism was. You can Focus on the city Builiding and then make units.
It even has a feeding system where you have to feed everyone in your base constantly so , planning is very important , without the right balance people will go hungry and die eventually.
Everything is simple and Influences your game in a way.
Its a very unique old game , unless you master that starting tutorial the game will be impossible to play easily.
There are a lot of fan based Re-makes and fixes but i recommend playing the game as it is, Its a great challenge that way, specially For those not interested in multiplayer.

Do Remember to save a lot , The game tends to crash after a long stretch of gaming or music changes
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
126 products in account
1 review
9.9 hrs on record
This is THE game that got me into the RTS genre when I was a kid (before Age of Empires 2). It is a nice classic game. It involves a complex economy, involving production chains of raw material to finished product like ANNO 2070, which I like. The military fights are alright (make sure you have planty of archers). The pathfinding is okay though not as responisve nor smart as the only thing that is annoying (damn you modern RTS). This is a solid classic RTS if it is something you are looking for from the old days.
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
448 products in account
19 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
This is a Classic Game, For me it was one of the Defining Games from my Childhood, It is an all-round fun game and for the Price....Just Throw your Money at the Screen, you dont be dissapointed.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
87 products in account
2 reviews
53.2 hrs on record
Game of my Chidhood(first game in my life also xD) <3 was played this around 8 years.So many differently modern strategys we have right now,but still i can recommend this game for everyone who love this games style,u will like it :3
Posted: November 23rd, 2013
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
95 products in account
21 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
9/10
yes i know 9/10 for an old game but the game play it just great
you will need to have 2h to put in but you will get so much out of this game i have been playing this off and on for years
i had it on big box but thats long scince gone
so the game build a city build roads but not just any where you need to plan every last thing to get your city moving smothly build defence towers and armys the res chain is huge 1 you need a store house then an inn for every one to eat at a school to train people to work in a set building a farm for wheat vines the wheat gows to the miller at the mill then to the baker to make bread but some wheat will got to the pig farmer the pig farmer it feed the pigs then produce leather and meat the meat gos to the butcher to maks sausages then to the inn the lether gos to the tanner to make armor
well you get the idea i could go on so much more but if you like the sound of it now then you will love it after 2h in on the game
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
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