A Celt-punk action-adventure set in a future Ireland ravaged by technomagical war and economic collapse, humanity clings on by using the remnants of technology that survive. Our hero must venture into lands unexplored, twisted by strange and mythical powers.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (70 reviews) - 22% of the 70 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 17, 2014

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About This Game

Forged from an ancient tale of Celtic mythology. An action-adventure set in a future Ireland devastated by technomagical war and economic collapse, humanity clings on by using the remnants of technology that survive. When their ancient spring of life begins to fail, an unwanted orphan child must leave the safety of his villages' mountaintop refuge. With only an ancient sword and a mysterious metal glove, he ventures into lands unexplored and twisted by strange ancient powers.


  • Celtic-punk – a fusion of Celtic and steampunk aesthetics
  • A rich and intriguing world, brought to life by beautiful hand-drawn sketches, lovingly painted and animated in high resolution
  • A lush world populated with strange creatures and vicious enemies, born in the cauldron of war
  • Fast-paced combat and epic boss encounters
  • Combat Arena with unlockable arenas and high scores
  • Critically acclaimed original soundtrack – Music from Irelands premier independent electronic artists
  • Play in Irish – a full Irish translation of the game.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or Greater
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 2)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 1000 MB available space
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
I really like this style of Action RPG.

I see so many people complaining about things I personally feel are nitpickings.

The sound effects remind me of older games, some SNES favorites came to mind (Secret of Evermore, Zelda)
The graphics aren't the highest quality, but I don't ever really care, I grew up on grids of colored squares, this is fine.
I like hand drawn games, and this genre is probably my favorite.

The game progresses quickly, and I do not mind that at all. I enjoy a game I don't have to invest half a year to beat.
I also look for titles that will play on even my lowest systems, I own alot of various computers, and it is not often that the game I am currently working on will play on a majority of the lesser endowed machines.

It is a decent game, short but decent. For games on the $5 tab, it does pretty well IMO. Budget games have their drawbacks, this is at least playable and nice to look at (and they aren't wasting your time with the length)

I am not calling it GoTY, but it does not deserve this BS low rating.
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75 of 88 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 17, 2014
This game looks like it is a blast, seems like an Irish Bastion right? It turns out to be a terrible port and not worth a 5 dollar price.

-Intriging story
-New setting
-Great art style
-Intresting concept

-Terrible textures, texutes don't all match, some have darker outlines and some don't, no shadows, everything looks flat
-Poor sound effects, I had to turn down the footsteps, they are not smooth and the chain hit sound blasts louder than the others
-Horrible controls, says full controller support but I had issues with the controller sticking and the buttons it says to press dont work (example it said to push "a" but the actually button was the trigger) also it wanted me to middle click which is not intuitive at all
-Dialouge boxes don't work well, I had problems navigating through the lines and when they closed they would flash for a frame or two
-Dialouge is written like a tumblr fan fic, early on the dialouge said " *Ku walks forward and raises his had* " which brings us to our next con
-Animations are not smooth, they don't flow with the movment and the cutscenses are just controlled walking.
-Music played by the early npc musicians was incredibly repititive, literally 4 seconds and looped for multiple npcs. I did not hear any other music after this so I do not know the quality later on
-Dialouge is written is a script like context, instead of a box at the top it says like "Culan: Ku, blah blah blah" and the name is the same color as the rest of the text.

This game is a tossed together ios port with an asking price that is not worth it. I could recommend the game at around $2.50 but not at $5, This was written on March 17 so the game might get future updates to improve. I would love to play this game but the flaws are too much at this current point. I hope they update to fix some of these issues.
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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 18, 2014
I really want to like this game.
The art style is lush; the story is promising and what I've heard of the music so far is great too.

However the game itself is disappointing to play.

- The sound effects are strange bordering on unpleasant. The "poing" combo attacks in particular are annoying.
- The controls and movement are clunky. I was playing with a mouse and clicking to move too often sent me in the opposite direction.
- There's no choice during cut-scene exposition so breaking that up into sentences which need to be clicked in turn is unnecessary.
- The script could also do with a good proofread / edit / rewrite.
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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2014
K:SotM is an incredibly short game. It took me under an hour & a half to complete, and I ran around searching every corner of each map.

It says it all that the length is my lasting impression of this game. It doesn't really have all that much going for it besides the visuals. The general look of the game reminded me a little of Bastion, but K:SotM does have its own unique look. The game presents itself as a top-down action game with a very distinct art style almost like each moving part of a character model is a separate cut-out drawing. This is rather pleasing on the eye, although some models have clearly had less attention than others. The screen is also too focused on the player, so you cannot see very far in any direction. I also had to use Task Manager to close the game at one point in the story, as an image that covers over almost the entire screenspace would not go away and the menu was unresponsive.

The game control scheme includes gamepad usage, however I could not get my official 360 wired control to work (and Steam forums are littered with others having issues with different controls). Instead, I had to use my mouse to play the game where left clicking moves your character & attacks, right-click performs a dodge roll, and space bar fires your projectile. The input of what I pressed on my mouse was frequently ignored by the game, causing me to stop moving at crucial moments, or for it to not use the correct weapon. The combat felt very clunky because of this. Also, there is only 1 melee weapon, and 1 projectile weapon. The lack of variety, no abilities, and only 1 melee combo attack mean that combat gets very stale regardless of the enemies. There also is not a huge range of enemies in the short campaign, although there are more variants of these enemies in the combat arena mode which adds a little extra lifespan to the game.

The audio is rather bland. There is not much of a soundtrack, none of the characters are voiced, and there are only a few sound effects in the game.

So to summarise: I do not recommend K:SotM, even if you have spare money to burn and it is on a heavy discount. There simply is not enough content here, and even if there was the gameplay is too repetitive and glitchy.
To top it all off, the game ends on a humongous cliff-hanger that cannot really be justified when the game is so short.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2014
Buggy, glitchy and sluggish, in addition to blurry graphics and limited animations, Ku has been nothing but a disappointment so far. Avoid for now.

[Rating: 35/100]
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