Last Knight is over-the-top jousting action in a beautiful brutal fantasy world! It comes with bucketloads of content and is inspired by outstanding third-person platformers like Crash Bandicoot.
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Release Date: Oct 3, 2014
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"A Must have game for all you out there that loves games where you run and dodge sh*t, In simple words this game is just simply .epic, 10/10 get it now"
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October 19

More More Moar Moarrr!

Hi there musketeers of the round table of the triangular kingdom.

There are now more then 550 Musketeers! The kingdom, king and queen are more then well protected! If you have not joined yet go here and grab your musketeer hat: http://steamcommunity.com/games/262210



Rogue Rider Adventure Preview Video

As you might noticed or not noticed there has not been much press about the release of Last Knight: Rogue Rider Edition but there have been Youtube videos. Here is a great entertaining one about the Rogue Rider Adventure mode by MetalCanyon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUC-tFQTPfo

As also mentioned there the food has been not made clear in the game which let to the confusion of explosive food, poisoned food and even radioactive food. But the most important bit is that the food only shows up as red bllinking when you are too fat to eat it. If you know Monthy Python you probably also know that too much eating results in explosion of the body.
If not you need to watch this right now because it is a must see! But beware it is also very gross:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhbHTjMLN5c
For the next update I will include some info about that as well as the inventory slots. Also, if you have questions don't be afraid to ask in the forum. In Last Knight there are quite a lot of things different then in other games.

Cool Stuff

In order to promote the game I created several interesting things.
A version of the low poly stylized kingdom which works realtime in your browser:

https://sketchfab.com/models/4629b972551c4faf89e6dead5f5fe705


The Last Knight cereals called Smashies, unfortunately not real but the box shows some real things of the game: https://sketchfab.com/models/6ed1f37731ca4269a78f03c075b5cb57
The Smashtastic of the intro: https://sketchfab.com/models/2bb18e8e990841cd872592b185dce3e9

There is also this 7 Seconds Last Knight trailer now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJsVnw4neU8
Here as a looped gif: http://i.imgur.com/qsID5Bf.gif
I also updated the Trailer on the Steam page with some quotes in a interesting way.

Achievements Guide

Jepp created this great guide, with the help of Chris Fifty-Two, for all your achievements hunters out there: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=326182231
Getting all 77 achievements sure is not easy! Here are all 77 in 1 image plus a steak, a meat pizza and a scared skeleton:

Gamers Got Hearts

The Gamers Got Hearts event which donates all received money to the Save the Children charity is currently going on. I also donated Last Knight keys to it. For every donation you make you get a game and the amount gets amplified by 6 and all send to Save the Children. You probably have Last Knight already but your friends might not and you can of course get also a lot of other games there. I am not allowed to put the link here on Steam but this should work: https://twitter.com/TocoGamescom/status/523808310424649729

Next Update

Apart of the already mentioned more info for the Rogue Rider Adventure mode I will also add something that lets you later on buy hats or transform existing hats with lots of gold in Endless Journey. That idea has been already mentioned several times in the forum, then you have something to do with all your gold after you have bought all the power ups, upgrades, characters, safety rope, insurance and the castle. But don't worry it will always be gold that you find in the game which lets you then buy hats, never something like "Secret of the Magic Crystals - Dress Up" DLC
...which is currently in the New Popular Releases, this screenshot probably already says it all: http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/321421/ss_8cc650f13c8cbed67954ba102929a242981501e6.1920x1080.jpg?t=1413577934
Poor hats, poor horses, so sad.

For the update some Halloween themed hats should also be cool as well as some more magic properties.

Need Moar Games?

Check out these other new Indie games made in Germany that have recently released on Steam:

Cool looking first person puzzle platformer with lots of amazing triangles: http://store.steampowered.com/app/293660/
2D puzzle platformer with lots of known characters and their abilities:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/302850/




All for fun, fun for all,
David Hagemann
Toco Games
@TocoGamescom - http://www.lastknightthegame.com


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October 3

Full Game Release!

Last Knight: Rogue Rider Edition is now finally released as the full game! It is now over a year ago that the standard edition launched and a lot has been added, improved and tweaked since then. It now has become this big package which includes 3 full-fledged game modes. Each of them has a lot to offer while they all stay true to the fun arcade-ish experience.



For those who don't know: Last Knight is jousting action, platforming, and the very important: avoiding painful crashes! It twists it with rogue-like elements, arcade-ish endless fun and more traditional like story levels.

But enough of the talk, here is now the promised Launch Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoBhmJC8iQE
I hope you like what you see because you get to see it now also as the intro of the game. It should give a rather quick impression of the dangerous and big fantasy world that lies in front of you. It utilizes the same cool looking low poly stylization that also the ingame 3d map is made with. Honestly, it is also because I don't have tons of cash lying around to blow on a CGI trailer. :)

The music is made by Edouard Brenneisen who also made some great new gameplay music as well as nice less up-tempo music for the 3D map and inventory.

Also new in Update 7 are the wonders of the world which are of course 7. Because all good things are 7 which also includes 77, like the 77 achievements the game now has!



The rogue rider mode is already really hardcore with just trying to survive, so don't get your hopes up of accidentally stumbling upon a wonder of the world. Also, stumbling gets you killed!
There is randomization to it but there will be always all 7 distributed over all the directions in the distance. When you should find one and get to it, it will be added to your trophy room along with the achievement. You can then collect all 7 over the course of multiple games. I'm pretty sure getting all in one game would be not humanly possible.
The first person view and bird's eye view are now also added to the rogue rider mode. Getting a wonder of the world unlocks a view mode here.



The full game release doesn't mean that I will abandon the game but it means that I have now finished the Rogue Rider Adventure mode and with it made the game a complete package that hopefully a lot of people will enjoy. On that note, if you know someone who is into jousting action or better just into fun games spread the word! :)

The previously missing German, French and Polish localizations are now of course also included for the Rogue Rider mode.

May you have a smashtastic experience, 
David Hagemann 
Toco Games 
@TocoGamescom - http://www.lastknightthegame.com

P.S.
Here is the change notes list:

  • Added wonders of the world
  • Added the intro
  • Added new music and stingers (by Edouard Brenneisen)
  • Added missing rogue rider mode localizations: German, French and Polish
  • Added 8 new achievements
  • Added rogue rider mode stats screen
  • Added view modes for rogue rider mode
  • Added more info text for inventory
  • Tweaked lightshafts for First Person nightmare to be less
  • Fixed endless bombs having jump controls
  • Fixed missing skeleton character menu graphic
  • Fixed treasure inventory gold add bug
  • Fixed higher intelligence then 9 being possible
  • Tweaked some menu stuff

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Reviews

“Its just damn fun. That is why we play games, right?”
Alex Coccia, Greenlit Gaming

“By the end of a run-through you will be left breathless and your brain buzzing as it slows back down to reality.”
Tom Christiansen, Indie Game Mag

“The production values are top-notch, especially for a game that comes with such a low price tag.”
Matt Suckley, God is a Geek

Key Features

  • OVER-THE-TOP JOUSTING! - Countless enemies had been shot, hacked and slashed in the history of games. Now it is time to ram a wooden lance in some gut, send your foes flying, and watch them bite the dust! Body parts ripping off, ragdoll horse physics, and destructive environments included.
  • A BEAUTIFUL BRUTAL WORLD – Dive into a magical fantasy world full of treasures and adventures! Don't be fooled by the cartoony looks: here, simply bumping into a silly wooden fence spells a sudden end to your hero's life. If you fancy dying in a more heroic way, how about getting swallowed by a giant toad, falling into a lava pit, exploding from eating too much turkey, getting impaled by a Hitler Snowman, or just getting lit on fire by a dragon!
  • BUCKETLOADS OF CONTENT – Divided into three major parts - the Story Mode, the Endless Journey Mode and the Rogue Rider Mode - this game has a lot to offer and there is always something new to accomplish, find, or unlock. Power-ups, characters, view modes, mutators, quests, game mode variations, randomly generated hats, you name it! Did you ever wish to be a skeleton king with a fancy wig riding over rainbows on a flower-pooping pink unicorn? It's all up to you in this game!
  • INSPIRED BY CRASH BANDICOOT – Good third-person platformers were always hard to find on PC, when consoles sport countless shining examples: the first Crash Bandicoot titles, Spyro, Ratchet & Clank, and Super Mario were all a big inspiration for Last Knight. This game kicks it up a notch with non-stop jousting action, no-health instant death, procedurally-generated worlds, as well as custom-crafted levels with Knightmare levels in-between. To top it off, the new Rogue Rider Mode pushes it all into a rogue-like direction, and if you don't like third-person view, try playing in first-person mode!

What they say

  • Quote by: Alex Coccia, Greenlit Gaming:
    "Its just damn fun. That is why we play games, right?"
  • Quote by: Jim Rossignol, Rock Paper Shotgun:
    "Splendid-looking cartoon jousting and knightliness game."
  • Quote by: Tom Christiansen, Indie Game Mag:
    "By the end of a run-through you will be left breathless and your brain buzzing as it slows back down to reality."
  • Quote by: Matt Suckley, God is a Geek:
    "The production values are top-notch, especially for a game that comes with such a low price tag."
  • Quote by: Joe Jasko, Gamezebo:
    "Amazing visuals. Fun environments and power-ups. Rewarding difficulty and jousting combat system."

About This Game

Last Knight is a unique genre mix that combines platforming, action-packed riding
and ragdoll physics driven jousting! It is fast-paced action in a never ending randomly generated Unreal Engine powered fantasy world!

The story mode put it's player in control of a squire on its way of becoming a knight. But before he can prove himself, events of epic proportions make him the last hope for the kingdom! On his heroic adventure he will have to fight the horned bucket heads and oversized hungry creatures. He will have to get through a wide range of dangerous environments as well as his own Knightmares. But beside the story there is much more. Various game modes let you adventure through always different never ending generated worlds filled with riches and dangers. On your journeys you will also find quests that will take each of the characters on different missions in the hunt for fame and glory as well as gold and chivalry. Gold can be spent on fancy power ups, while chivalry can unlock world bending mutators and different view modes like the intense first person view. Cutting-edge features like a fully dynamic randomized weather system and a collision system that can alter basically everything of the world geometry make this game even more over the top.

Features:
  • A full-fledged adventure in the story mode
  • Randomly generated world in the different endless modes
  • Your own adventure in a generated kingdom in the Rogue Rider Adventure mode
  • Wide range of different fantasy environments
  • Quests and rewards system
  • Beautiful graphics archived with the Unreal Engine
  • Unique Power ups and other special unlock-ables
  • Customization with different characters
  • Dynamic weather system
  • Ragdoll physics feedback
  • Impacts alter and deform the world
  • 3rd Person, First Person and Bird's Eye view modes
  • World Mutators, Body Mutators and randomly generated hats

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or higher
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Dual Core or 2.6GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Shader Model 3.0 Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or AMD Radeon HD 3870 or 1GB Nvidia GeForce
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or higher
    • Processor: 2.6GHz Dual Core or 2.8GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Shader Model 3.0 Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or AMD Radeon HD 3870 or 1GB Nvidia GeForce
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 2.5GHz Dual Core or 2.6GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OSX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: - Long startup loading on OSX, Fast CPU recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 2,6 GHz Dual-Core i5 (3,1 GHz Turbo Boost) or 2,2 GHz Quad-Core i5 (3,4 GHz Turbo Boost)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Graphics Card
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OSX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: - Long startup loading on OSX, Fast CPU recommended
Helpful customer reviews
29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
64.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Fantastic little game that develops a simple idea with a surprisingly good result: it's funny, addictive, challenging, with sense of humour, good sounds and graphics, different game modes, rogue-like endless runs, customizable heroes, crazy quests, etc.

It's in early access yet but I can't wait to see the final release. Besides, many interesting extra features might be added, it has enormous potential for that, and I hope the developer will add them sooner or later.

Excellent game. PLAY IT!
Posted: May 21
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35 of 53 people (66%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Transitioning mobile games to PC is a fickle thing. Going from a platform primarily played in short bursts while waiting in line or for a call, to one that people tend to set aside hours of their time to play something more substantial, often leaves mobile to PC ports feeling watered down; too shallow to keep the players interest when there is so much else to play and better left on the platform they originated on. This isn't to say I'm in any way opposed to mobile games coming to PC, but the way games are approached on the two different platforms is so different that it's often hard to bring one to the other without losing something along the way.

Last Knight fits into all of this for the fact of it being an endless runner, a genre often cited to have began with Canabalt but was certainly popularized with mobile games like Jetpack Joyride and Temple Run. Toco Games aren't looking to make just another runner however. Instead, there's a clear vision at the core of Last Knight that they feel the genre has room to grow past its time waster roots into something more compelling and engrossing. Fantastic visuals are the first to sell this idea, with noticeably higher production values than you see in most games of the genre, with tons of color and visual effects making for an impressive display that really makes you feel they're onto something. Looking past the pretty graphical prowess however, the game begins to show it's not as far off from its shallow contemporaries as it would like you to think.

Though split into three modes, classic endless running, a campaign, and a still in production choose-your-own-adventure experiment, the gameplay of Last Knight is relatively the same throughout all of them. Mounting your horse and grabbing a lance, you ride through levels dodging left and right between obstacles, jumping gaps, grabbing coins, and occasionally hitting an oncoming rider off his horse. It's a traditional but perfectly solid design, whose flaws lie in how actually playing it feels.

Endless runners rely on quick reflexes, which in turns require you be able to see the obstacles in front of you in time to react to them. Last Knight fails both of these by positioning the camera in possibly the worst view it could be, creating a painfully low draw distance that barely allows you to see ahead of you at all, but certainly not enough to dodge obstacles consistently with how slowly your rider moves from side to side. It makes death feel cheap and random, like you simply got unlucky by being on that side of the screen when they through something at you you had no chance to avoid. I also found myself feeling rather seasick from the view angle, which for those often prone to motion sickness in games may make the game unplayable.

Last Knight fails again in regards to making itself a game that players want to return to. Level designs are decent when you are going through the story and only seeing each area once, but in endless mode it quickly becomes obvious how little variation there is between sections, and as a result I became bored of the mode after only a handful of runs (which for an endless runner is essentially a death sentence).

I can't recommend Last Knight for a variety of reasons, but perhaps the biggest one is that for how hard it tries, it winds up even less than the free (some would say throwaway) runners that populate mobile and flash gaming. It's impressive visuals can only do so much to hide the dull and forgettable gameplay underneath, that all the while did nothing but make me wonder why I wasn't playing any number of other games instead. I'd like to say Last Knight still has potential, that while it's still in early access it has time to be reworked and improved into something more enjoyable, but at this point and with how tightly ingrained its issues are I'm really not sure it does.
Posted: June 22
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Last Knight: Rogue Rider Edition, is one of the those amazing games that steam fails to promote fairly.
( notes , I got this game on April while it was on early access and i have a few hours on game-play but offline so it was not recorded, and I stopped updating it but since I saw it fully released now I updated and started playing again )

This game is really something , I liked it ever since I played it the first time although there were some glitches and Serious Framedrops at the beginning which stopped me from playing this game at first , but they are all fixed now and i'm enjoying this game a lot which is why I am making this review

To hit the point early, Whats not to like ? This game has beautiful artwork style, outstanding graphics, interactive story, great gameplay, Unlockables , Customizations, Secrets, Achievements , Trading cards, Stats , Controller supports and it also works beautifully on a keyboard and mouse so its got everything.

It is basically a running game, With Medieval touch, You're a knight on a horse the character keeps running, you dodge stuff jump And use your spear to thrust and the game gets better and better the more you play.

It supports huge screens with the resolution options, and while there it also has full graphics settings and the game is not that demanding with requirements I have a very normal laptop with a small Nvidia gpu and running this perfectly.

The game has some modes and stuff that makes it more entertaining, Such as Powerups to improve your strength by purchasing various items, unlocking quests for different characters throughout Endless mode ( which is really fun and hard ), More unlockables as you play through the game.

The game has (Mutators) which are more unlockables you unlock by getting (chivalry) points , they alter how the game is , For an example, one of them can turn this game into a first person view, and many more that changes the world and everything ( wont spoil it any further ) but they are brilliant

There also a "New world" Mode that is a randomly generated world you choose your path as you go on it has powerups and secrets and hats ! ( for customizing character )
And it is considered a Rogue-like , it spends a few seconds generating the new world ( a map for you to travel on ) and if you die its game over in this mode and you have to generate a new one, it is very different from the base game, you have a health Bar and find food to regain Hp, and after ever level you open up an inventory to upgrade your state and abilities.

And 4 other Fun modes to waste hours and hours on : )


Just by looking at those store Screenshots you can tell that this game is fun, Thats exactly the type of graphics I like in a video game, The water reflection, the trees the lights are so addictive and fun and the Animations with it are truly outstanding.

The game's soundtracks are really great, it brings out the medieval sense to this game along with this artwork.

I especially like the challenges in this game, it gets harder by the minute, faster and requires precision and more crazy stuff popping out and dragons ! you can't have a game with knights in it without dragons I always say !

The character designs are brilliant I love how they add this "Comedy" Touch to the game while maintaining its realistic forum and story.


So Overall.

- Pros :
1 - Wonderful Graphics, Animations, Artwork, Character designs, Style, Soundtrack
2 - Great addictive entertaining game-play, and a long story.
3 - The game takes a while to finish and with the challenges and modes it could be at least 20 hours to begin with and i'm looking at more hours : )
4 - Unlockables, Mutators that alters the game, Unlocking new characters , Customizing your own character and horse, Purchasing PowerUps, Endless mode for laughs and giggles ( and more secrets ) brings out more hours
5 - VERY fair store price ! I mean for this game you'd expect it to AT LEAST hit 14,99$ but this ? This is a great deal!

- Cons
1 - I feel the game is still not 100% optimized it COULD be that my laptop is just old , because when I minisize the game and bring it back up it freezes for a few seconds and takes time to start sometimes, Not sure if this should be a con because its the game or not a con because my laptop is getting old

This game is a must have for all you out there that enjoys those Runner games where you keep dodging stuff because this should be one of the tops, Everything about this game I just love so much I dare to say that you NEED to buy this game if you liked how it looks in the store
Posted: October 3
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Last Knight is a runner game frequently compared to Temple Run but honestly feels alot more like a game based around the Warthog level in Crash Bandicoot 1. There is a mode that allows endless running but there is also a story mode and an addictive rougelike mode. Hats, power ups and a food system offer a surprising amount of content for what appears to be just another runner. It is a good looking game running in the Unreal engine and has tons of charm. Accidentally making your rider eat a giant meat stacked burger and then fearing the sight of floating chicken wings is definitely a unique and rather comedic experience.

The sound effects and music are very well done and perfectly fit the theme of the game. Most importantly controls are tight and responsive making moments when a rival rider or monster knock you off your horse feel fair. The rag doll effects when you best your foes is a very enjoyable effect that never gets old. Though this is not the kind of games you would play for hours on end, it's more of a go to game when you have a bit of spare time and want a simple yet challenging gaming session.

This is one of the very few Early Access games that I am glad I supported, friendly dev that is open to suggestions and a released product that feels complete and polished. If you are one of those people that stare at your Steam list wondering what you should play I can think of no better go to game than Last Knight Rouge Rider Edition.
Posted: October 7
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Last Knight just didn't grab me. I played until the cave chapter with the bats. I found the viewing angle a bit awkward at times, making it annoying trying to line up my lance. It was also rather repetitive in the short amount of time I spent with it. Jousting a bat felt very much like jousting a spider or little slime pouch that was sticking up out of the ground. I can see how someone looking to pass some time riding a bus playing the game on a mobile device might find more value in it, but for me there are so many better little action games to pick up and play for short periods of time, or something more substantial for longer gaming sessions.
Posted: September 16
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85 of 98 people (87%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game is actually suprisingly fun to play on the PC. While I understand it is a mobile port, the added content, improved graphics, and friendly Dev all make it worth while.

It is a nice casual game to pick up and play for 15-30 min during breaks.

One thing to watch out for though is how often the screen shakes. It shakes a lot to simulate riding a horse. Something I found to counter this shaking is to actually ride a real horse while playing the game. Works great.
Posted: March 29
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