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.
User reviews: Very Positive (152 reviews) - 81% of the 152 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 3, 2014

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December 16, 2015

X-mas event + Free game

X-Mas Event for everyone
It is that christmassy time of the year again, as you might know in order to properly celebrate you need to eat lots of turkey and candy while not exploding and also smash lots of snowmen to snowy bits.



Everyone can do that starting now in Last Knight, both the Big X-mas Chow Down mode and the Big X-mas Mow Down mode are unlocked for everyone and that also includes everyone who don't even own the game! Just download the special X-Mas demo on the store page:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/262210

Here is a little run down on the Big X-mas Chow Down mode:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qW9708f8U0
You will also find lots more presents with randomly generated hat inside in the Endless modes while the X-mas event lasts!


Wonders of the World:

I know most of you never made it to a Wonder of the World in the Rogue Rider Adventure mode because it is a darn brutal world and they are very hard to find and reach. To those of you who got one or even all 7: Congratulations!

Everyone can now check out all the wonders in their 3 dimensional glory on Sketchfab: https://sketchfab.com/TocoGamescom/folders/wonders-of-the-world


Free game Forklift Man:

I participated in the recent Ludum Dare game jam and created Forklift Man.


Forklift Man is a video game hero unlike any other, his superpower is that he can grow his limbs rapidly at will. In this small game his power must be put in good use among various challenges and puzzles.

Do you have what it takes to be Forklift Man? Will you use your superpower responsible? Find out now, it is up here for grabs:
http://tocogames.itch.io/forklift-man

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September 28, 2015

Halloween Event and some Making Of



It is Halloween! Already, in Last Knight! In this little Halloween event you will be able to find lots of Pumpkin hats in the Endless modes. The horned bucket heads, skeletons and other rider will wear various pumpkins as well. If you happen to encounter ghosts, don't worry they are just common encounters at Halloween and are pretty harmless. Some of them are likely your dead previous selfs since you likely got wasted a lot since you first set a horse foot in this world.



The update also includes a small fix for a really rare case were some of the levels would not generate properly on start sometimes and the player gets stuck.


Some Making Of

It has been some time since the game released and I'm currently busy with making 2 new games but lets take a minute to reminisce with some bits of the development (hell):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O54Crl08Ogc
Note: Most of these bits show more or less unintended results which are often of a amusing nature.

Here is something of more substance in terms of making of. This shows how I sculpted most of environment assets as very high resolution Zbrush sculpts which are then baked to models with much lower poly counts.


The grass for instance is actually modeled in various variations and then baked to planes.

Here is the bat as a Zbrush sculpt and as the final model in the engine:

A lot of the characters had been mostly modeled as high poly meshes instead of sculpted which works best for clear defined shapes like the knight's armor:

Here you can see the low poly version. The goal was always to make it as low as possible while remaining most of the silhouette. A lot of the high poly detail and smoothness takes over to the low poly through a baked normal map texture. It basically fakes the low poly model to look like a high poly model. This technique is still a standard in current games. While polygon counts keep rising it won't go away anytime soon.

For the skeleton I did something special in terms of animation. I used motion capture to record my movements using the Kinect. It was a bit tricky to get working:

But later I got it working and with a few tweaks I got this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Qaq_8M_oo

So the next time you behead a skeleton keep in mind that really it is a projection of me! (I have more fingers though.) I also motion captured all the other creatures. No just kidding, it was the skeleton exclusively, doing any anything different then humanoid motion capture is rather tricky.

Btw, if you are already living in the future like me and still need something to 3d print for your Halloween decoration check out this Skeleton version that snaps together and can move: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:644370

Here are some more pics of the development:

The horned bucket head high poly model.


The little dragon ZBrush sculpt.


Some tests with various mutators.


Showing the later added world deforming destruction.


First implemented part of the weather system.


The food shader deformation animations.


The first randomly generated hat which really was a wig.

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

P.S.
Here is a little something of one of my next projects which is a first person painter:

For more development hell you can follow me on twitter: @TocoGamescom
Or check out my free game jam games:
Where Is My Hammer: http://tocogames.itch.io/where-is-my-hammer-destroy-everything
Shootmephrenia: http://tocogames.itch.io/shootmephrenia

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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

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

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OSX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: - Long startup loading on OSX, Fast CPU recommended
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2015
Endless "rider" with tons of modes, challenge levels and a bunch of goofy hats to collect. Also a story mode and an uprade system. Seriously, seriously a fun game, and this is coming from someone who usually despises the endless runner-type genre.

I've got an additional 20+ hours in the original non-Steam release of Last Knight, so the number of hours reflected in my Steam playtime aren't an accurate representation of the total time I've actually put into the game (FYI, the Rogue Rider edition is superior but the two versions are similar in playstyle).

Anyway, I've owned Last Knight for quite a while now and I adore it. This review was a long time coming, but props to the devs for creating such a fantastic little gem.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2015
Highly recommended for people with bad eating habits. I've never been so terrified of donuts and cheeseburgers in my life. Also for those with fat and exploding fetishes.

Oh and the game is pretty damn good too. The raising and lowering of the lance can be a bit wonky at time and aiming it favors the right side just a tad, but otherwise that aspect is pretty cool. I also don't really like that it's possible for enemies to spawn just behind jump only sections and make it very hard to land and lance almost simultaneously. Ragdoll physics can be pretty hilarious too.

Overall yes I recommend it. It's very enjoyable and quite comical.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Crazy fun. Ragdoll physics do make everything better.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
It is really good at what it does. You have 5 buttons to use, of which you mostly use 4: left, right, attack, jump. That's it and when you get to the harder levels, you will be glad that there is nothing more to worry about. The game does have a cliché medieval atmosphere, but never ever takes itself seriously at all. The humor is fun if you are 6 years old, or if you sometimes long to be a 6 years old again.

Don't expect to much from the campaign: it is just a kind of extended tutorial and hardly contains any content that it not elsewhere in the game too. The endless runner mode however is great. Graphics and controls are very well working together: the graphics give you a sense of motion and chaos, while the controls keep things structured for you. Very well executed.

- The only thing I don't like about the game is that I always have to hear this annoying sound when I die, and always need to press a button to indicate that - no, thank you - I don't need to see myself die in slow-motion AGAIN. But this is just because I die so ofter ;).
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2015
Reminds me of Crash Bandicoot so that's pretty cool.
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