Hardcore and realistic; LiF is a Medieval multiplayer sandbox RPG, with free terraforming, a rich crafting system and preset and modular building construction. With engaging survival aspects, no target physics-based combat and a unique formation system - along with numerous other features - LiF is not for the faint of heart!
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Mixed (93 reviews) - 62% of the 93 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (6,366 reviews) - 67% of the 6,366 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 17, 2015

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October 21

Sign up for the MMO beta!

Dear fans!

You can now sign up for beta! Just follow this link and click the button!

In the following week, we will be collecting your applications and will randomly pick a handful of testers to participate in the next short Beta Test Run, which is planned for the 28th of October.

These testers will be eligible for all following Beta Test waves of Life is Feudal: MMO.

Expect more news about longer Closed Beta Test waves in November!

- Thanks, the team

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September 13

Some visual improvements ( and Hotfix ( released

Ninja Hotfix released

This small fix addresses issues with certain doors not working and also some castle wall collision issues.

Hey everyone,

If you follow our development blogs, you’ll probably have seen that we’ve announced some visual changes in our game! If not, don’t worry - you can take a quick glance at those here.

This current patch brings those visual changes live to your PCs!

Patch notes (ver.
New features and tweaks:
  • Reworked the HDR system completely. Make sure to try playing with different settings in the Video options menu
  • Nights have become darker now. Be sure to wield a torch before you go for a wander
  • Eye adaptation effect has been implemented. You can see it while entering or leaving buildings or darker parts of world
  • Ambient lighting has been tweaked to provide better visual quality in shaded areas
  • Added some more minor visual effects and improvements
  • Increased warehouses window size for easier inventory management
  • Repair ability duration changed from 5 seconds to 10-8 seconds
  • Fortifications are harder to repair now
  • Large repair kits are now 10x more effective than the small one
  • Added new trophies (boar, wolf, bull)
  • Reworked some existing models: Campfire, Forge and anvil, Potter's wheel, Quern, Deer Trophy, Masterwork vase, Vase, Winepress, Stone wall sections, Wooden wall sections, Loom, Bed, Bench, Chair, Decorated bed, Expensive bench, Table, Wall Shelf, Sleeping Bag, Throne, Wooden mill, Big Plaster house

Bug fixes:
  • Provided a couple of serious client side optimizations, which should increase your FPS in crowded areas
  • Some potential/rare crashes have been fixed
  • Fixed a vulnerability that allowed game servers to be crashed remotely (“Death Star” found by Alakar)
  • Short Pike and Long Pike "wall of pikes" attacks now works as intended

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About This Game

Life is Feudal: Your Own is a truly hardcore sandbox RPG with captivating survival aspects. Described as a real life Medieval simulator, which caters for up to 64 players on a 3km x 3km gameworld, any and all paths are an option.

Included in your purchase, all Life is Feudal:YO owners will receive one character to gain full access to Life is Feudal:MMO - coming soon.

LiF:YO places you in a realistic feudal setting with the ability to host your own private world and set your own rules to suit your playstyle. There’s an in depth crafting system, a range of building features, and free terraforming across the map - meaning you can build your own house anywhere in the world. Team up with your friends and build a village or city and repel attacks by other players who want to ransack your lands!

The unique combat system is non-target and physics-based; the direction of your attack depends on mouse movement. Basic movements and directional attacks can be combined to create deadly combos with special harmful effects. Battle formations are also a new way to collaborate and control the situation on the battlefield with your fighting team. Co-operation and a good strategy within a formation will help you prevail against the enemy.

Everything is tweakable and unique to you, including how your character progresses. The skill and stat cap system allows you to design a character moulded to fit your style perfectly, for example. Even alchemy is unique; all recipes are randomized for each character thus the only way to learn is by experimentation.


Unique Features:
  • Free Terraforming & Tunnel Building. 100% free terraforming and tunnel building means you can dig tunnels, mines and moats and expand them in all dimensions barely without limit! You can raise and lower ground levels with a landfall effect. Substances include soil, rock, granite, ore veins, clay, sand, and much more
  • Battle Formation System. Strategize for massive battles and provide your units with certain bonuses with the formation system. Keep organised and inside the formation shape to continue to reap the benefits
  • Unique Alchemy Combinations. There are over 40,000,000 alchemy combinations unique to each player! You need to learn, experiment and create your very own unique combinations. Complementing the hardcore feel of the game, alchemy is not simply a matter of character skill as it strongly emphasises spending time and resources on creating good recipes and combinations
  • Full Seasonal Weather System. Much like in real life, LiF features seasonal weather that directly affects your life in this feudal world
  • Complex Food & Cooking System. Cooking is no longer a secondary or non-existent skill. Being a good cook who knows many complex and tasty recipes means that you and your friends will be better fed and will receive skill bonuses
  • Realistic Player Damage System. Based on human anatomy, with fractures and bleeding wounds, you can create unique and deadly combat tactics
  • Double Health & Stamina Bars. Double health and stamina bars represent better information about the status of your body. Players can be knocked unconscious or killed. They can also be temporarily out of breath or totally exhausted
These are only a handful of the many features that make Life is Feudal:Your Own unique and true to life in a Medieval world. With hundreds of personal choices and customizations on offer to create endless combinations, your imagination will be your only limitation.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 (SP1)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD Phenom II X4 with at least 2,5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 460/Radeon HD 5850/Intel HD 4600 with at least 1024 MB video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 or AMD Phenom II X6 with at least 3,5 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 660/Radeon HD 6970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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57 of 68 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
270.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Folks have heard me off and on about this game. Great graphics, bad behavior from the devs. Simply put, they don't listen. They don't care. They censor everything you do. They would remove all these negative reviews if they could. It's that bad. And if you even mention another game, as a reference, they threaton to ban you from their forums.

This is NOT good behaviour from devs. They should listen to the players. But no, they would rather harrass the players which is why this game has such bad reviews. I used to promote this game on youtube, no more will that happen. I removed them all.

The YOUR OWN version is the devs way of saying "Hey, buy this and you can play our real finished online only version, but with a fee of course". Bottom line, the players are getting screwed.

The only reason I bought this game was NOT the MMO. I wanted the YO version only. But here is one of several problems the devs won't address... Static Map. No dynamic anything. Once you learn where all the resources are, that's it, the game is boring. The random map generation. Nothing. It's the same map for everyone, with same resources in same places every time. We the players, have been asking the devs to fix this. They won't listen. So I can't recommend this game. It's a "We only care about your money" situation with these developers.
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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
930.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
I initially wrote the following in response to a post on the community page about why people dislike the game:

It gets bad reviews because it is bad. The devs are EXTREMELY slow in getting updates out. There are lots of gamebreaking bugs. (gotta love tubs and racks still not working) Performance is still pretty poor for lots of folks. Good servers are hard to come by as they are community ran. Good servers fill up and you can't get in due to 64 person limit. The animal AI is atrocious. Its not a survival game because its insanely easy to find some apples. Fighting is rather counter-intuitive and if you don't like it its only because 'you aren't any good' which really just means you haven't taken the time to learn how to exploit certain weapons.

The MMO can solve some of these issues, but first it actually has to get out of beta wave 0 which its been in for what, 6 months now? Not to mention the low skill cap and low skill multiplier make it a total grind fest. They announced that partnership with the microtransaction company like it was some crowning achievement which means milking us for every penny seems to be highest on the priority list. The concept of clans battling on some neutral outside the world battlefield also seems insanely stupid as well.

I have nearly 1000 hours in the game and regret most all of them. If it wasn't for my addictive personality and the crafting system I would have given up much sooner. The one positive is that I can write reviews without the trolls complaining that I don't have enough game hours to have an opinion.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
74.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
I really tried to enjoy this game. The bottom line is it feels too much like an actual job. Construction is very complex and one troll or group can ruin things for you. I love pvp, but pvp in this game is not well done. The game is basically a rush to make leather. Without it you can't make anything worthwhile and you are basically defenseless. The other option is to play on a server with no pvp and then the game becomes pointless. The terraforming and construction is pretty awe inspiring, but overall there is something missing here. I don't regret the purchase, but I can't recommend the game.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,965.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
After 1843 hours of playing LIF and running a well populated server for the past 6 months, let me tell you no game compares to this one. No game out there is quite like LIF, best RP/PVP game out there.
-Great graphics
-4 seasons, 12 month cycle
-Deep crafting system
-NO AI (this isn't a single-player game!) go make friends lol
-everything is player built
-decent size map (for the amount of players aloud 64/64)
-very immersive and has that RL feel to it
-have fun raiding and sieging or just working on your city/home, farming, cooking, hunting etc.
-different trades with different titles. For example, become a blacksmith and open up shop, become a carpenter and sell your furniture, become a hunter and sell your high quality leather and many more trades.
-Most servers have events hosted weekly/monthly where combat/jousting tournaments are held, lots of fun!
-Join a group or play solo, all is possible.
-Just imagine what kind of life you would of lived in medieval times and you can live it through LIF.

Yes it is true that you'll come across bugs as you play but far from being anything game breaking and they happen rarely. Bugs like your horse will get stuck or a sound bug where you still hear your horse even after getting off (relog takes 5 sec and boom back to playing:) )

Overall if you like Building/Survival/Medieval/RP/PVP games well this is the game for you.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
98.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Good, solid game. Interesting, in-depth gameplay. Few bugs, efficient game.


After close to 100 hours, I revisite this review and must say that lot of different things are constantly drawing me back to this game.

I found it well built, like, moreso than usual early access MMORPGs / Survival. Maybe for a good reason because it's been in development for 4 years, mainly through crowdfunding. Also, they're indie. Indie forever :D :D

I think their engine scales well for various PC capacities, and it has a very distinct feel and style to it. The gameplay is smooth, although rather slow in its execution, and that's exactly what I was looking for. It is a early medieval/dark ages, realistic, skill-based, open pvp and combat.

I like the deep, complex crafting and ressouce gathering and management. The game is very complete in terms of what activities/skills can be used, from building, farming, landscaping, hunting, taming, riding, fighting, resource gathering, resource transformation, tanning, dyeing, etc. The more you use a skill, the more skill points you gain in that skill, but it is capped, and the characters can be modified and continue to evolve in different ways to fit your playstyle pretty much forever.

The game is also evolving towards a full-fledged MMO (its currently 64 players max per server) on a gigantic map, which is currently in closed Alpha. It will eventually open to all owners of the game. So there's very active development and huge future.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
997.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Best value for money. Very addictive and fun.
I paid like $40 dollars, played for like 900+ hours so far.
Thats like 4cents per every hour so far.
Cant wait for the MMO
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
135.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Best Medieval Life simulator ever. I'm a new player of this game but in 3 hours it became one of my favourite games.
-the graphics are not the best but it is enjoyable
-best crafting system you can find in a game
-real teamwork (if you want to play this alone, change game)
-nice community (at least the italians)

-some bugs
-some wooden animations
-improvable combat system
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
231.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 10
I have played this with my ex-girlfriend for many hours. We played it in our own server, and played it PvE. We liked the grinding and survival element.

BUT, I have to give it a thumbs down, since I fear this is an abandoned product. I played it in early access period, and hoped they would fix a lot of the bugs, and implement a lot of the promised features (like sawmill and horse pulled carts). It`s almost a year after they released the game (YO) from EA, and these features are still missing. House pulled carts where supposed to be implemented in august 2015.

I see they continue to postpone things, like the MMO. The first wave 0 was supposed to be 1-2 weeks. This was from 10. June, and they are still to this date on wave 0. It would not surprise me if we never will see a final release of the MMO version (but I hope I`m wrong). Unlike most, I don’t care much for the MMO. But I still would like to have a finished product in YO.

If they ever implement promised features in YO, like sawmill and horse pulled carts, I will change my vote to a thumbs up. Regardless if we ever will see a MMO version.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
51.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I was a priest named Brandan Lamberstan.
Arrived at a unknown land with only my devotion to God to hold my bones.
Walked right into a viking village, was made a slave. Between that there was a lot of character development.
Haha, fun times.
Now, the game is excellent if you like Roleplaying a character.
The main critique I have for the game is the loading time and the quantity of players.
There aren't enough players to make it run smoothly, roleplaying-wise. Sure it has some tech problems and stuff...
But that doesn't matter to me.
Only the RP aspect matters and the lack of players, at least at the server I was playing (GREAT server btw, Australian Realm of Fury, much detailed and organic!), was what made me step out for some time.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
40.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
this game is very promising, i love the way this game is developing.
the design and stucture is very interesting, its very time comsuming, but if you are looking for a game with some satisfaction about what you can accomplish with building, harvesting, survival, fighting (fighting mechanics are very bad)
this is the game to keep folowing in the future. i would not recommend this game at this stage. but then again, it is very interesting and fun to play. we should give the developers a chance and support,
cant wait how it wil be when alpha is launching.
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4.8 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 27
Scam, €30 and developers dont do anything about the game, just a money grind for them to get rich fast. Worthless, dont buy it! save your money!
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12.9 hrs
Posted: October 26
I spent loads of money during the starting stage on this game, You know what it can be better if developer let us have all the weapons and armors easier, I mean make it a game, not a simulator where you need 3 hours in real time to build a house. Also please add a hunger game mod where people just want to play classic games, It must not be hard for them, but they just did not do it, so currently I do not recommand this game.
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59.2 hrs
Posted: October 26
Warning: more addictive than minecraft.
This is not a single player game, if you're trying to play it as such, you're going to have issues, as it is a lot of work to get anything done, and a variety of players with a variety of skills makes everything go a lot smoother.
But if you enjoy those games where you spend a lot of time doing the same sort of things over and over again for an end result, this one is for you.
It's got a lot you can do in it, from terraforming, construction on that now flat ground, farming, hunting etc. and most of it seems to work fairly well.
It is a bit of a learning curve, but after a few hours it does become fairly intuitive, you right click, you discover what you can do, you do it a bit more, you can do more things.
I certainly reccommend this game, although do stress again, not a single player experience.
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25.4 hrs
Posted: October 25
I think the game is amazing! But I will still make a pro-con list!

- Beautiful game
- Almost no lag unless your graphics are set too high for your PC
- Amazing crafting gameplay
- Incredible creations and teamwork is used a lot
- RP servers are a thing and so are just regular servers
- A lot of servers with a lot of people all day
- Ability to Realisticly hunt, mine, chop trees down, etc.
- Very easy to find groups in game to work with
- Very few updates THAT make you restart everything!

- Everything takes time! You have to work minutes, hours, days to complete tasks, depending on your task
- Combat, A bit weird with swinging direction thats like Mount and Blade (Which I LOVE)
- Stupid People, Something you have to deal with every once in a while, What you get for playing a multiplayer game...
- Long connecting times, (5-10 minutes no matterwha computer you got)

These cons don't mean that much when you think of the big picture and you will see people HATE the game, why? They got killed and lost skills... Or are very stubborn about the combat which is still FINE! Hope you find this helpful!!! :)
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113.6 hrs
Posted: October 25
Now that I have amounted some hours into this game, it is actually a lot better than I originally thought. First time playing it, I did not understand it, and just quit on the game. But with some friends help, they taught me the game, and now it's a game a play on a daily basis.
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{ph3ar} lordsudo
8.1 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 24
Game pace is too slow; I would like to get an empire up and running in a few hours, not in a few weeks. #grind

These games require a team since the pace is so slow, especially a team with rotational shifts if you want an upper hand on the map. #moregrind

The amount of realism is accurate and superb, the UI and design are well done, and the graphics are nice, however, the bugs were definitely real, and from I have read from other reviews they seem to have not been fixed and the common trend is that a lot of promises weren't kept and the developers were treating reviewers horribly! I don't know how true that is, as I stopped playing this when it was still in early release, so I stopped following the news. Long story short, I just simply didn't enjoy it.

EDIT: Despite what is said above at least you get the MMO for free if you bought this.
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3.1 hrs
Posted: October 24
At some point in game development, you would think most devs would suddenly realise that what they are creating is simply not fun. At this point, you would hope said developers would make drastic changes to the core systems to make their hard work something enjoyable.

Sadly, this has not happened here.

LiF:YO is a great idea in theory, just incredibly badly executed. There is not a single system in this game that is not a tedious context menu progress-bar fest. I have never been so frustrated trying to play a game.

Let this one simmer for a couple of years.
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270.5 hrs
Posted: October 23
This is a great game to play with friends or make new ones!
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1,479.0 hrs
Posted: October 23
Very fun game, but extremely tediously grindy and needs to be constantly played, otherwise everything you have built will decay in a matter of days. Life is feudal either becomes your life for 4-5 hours every day, or you just should not even try to play.
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