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 (86 reviews) - 59% of the 86 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (6,350 reviews) - 67% of the 6,350 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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35 of 43 people (81%) 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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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1,292.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Hello Community,

let´s start with the good asspects of this game!

It´s an open sandbox game, where you can buid everywhere and change your surroundings. (100%)
- it takes a lot of time, but you can really form a whole new area
- only down side is, that the grass doesn´t grow back, so dirt stays shipped
- building freely what ever you want (with the given stuff), some stuff take a long time do build

The Crafting

- mixed feelings about the whole context menu thing,
- the skilltrees got remade, they are mostly logical now (expect some hick up´s in farming one)
- Overall it´s interesting to do

PvP / PvE / RP

- PvP, fun but it need´s some fixing, (70 / 100)
- different builds are availabel, no omny build (stats) seen so far!
- siegwarfare needs some more tweeks, but is fun to do (85 / 100)

- PvE, the AI of animals is just bad! (10 / 100)
- in the early game wild animals are important, in late game, they just bother you.
- it´s not too hard to survive in this game, never starved.

- RP if your into that kinda stuff, there are good servers out there for it
- since the game give´s you a lot of freedom how to build you can play out nearly anything


- since the D11 patch, a lot of stuff looks way better ( 70 / 100)
- When all the model overhauls come in, I thing it will look even more nice then.


the game is good! If your into that kinda game. If your not sure if you like it, look it up on YT, make sure you got a recent video and watch some LP. Many people buy it and don´t got the point, what it is and start to complain....

75 / 100 ATM
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9 of 14 people (64%) 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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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
94.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
I bought this game about a week or two ago and played some hours. (~90hours)
I really like this game, it has alot of potential. I really hope the devs will continue adding some new stuff, and fix bugs.

It has a few bugs, some weird mechanics(combat) - but building a village with other people is a ♥♥♥♥-ton of fun.
Dont expect it to be like minecraft, where you start building and 3 hours late you have a huge palace.
When you first play the game, expect to have nothing but a small flattened area with a furnace on it after 5 hours.
It is really slow paced, and i mean REALLY slow. its more like a medieval simulation.
Survival in my opinion is a little bit too easy(no heat/cold, no drinking, plenty of food).
You will find yourself mining for hours, planting crops for hours, harvesting them a day later for hours(depends on rates of the server).
But after alot of playtime, you just look at your little village and think about what you have done to archieve this.
This motivates you to keep going and make it even more awesome. Add a wall here, some towers there, maybe a windmill and so on.

29,99€ Is a bit much, so i would wait for a sale. But its definitly a fun game, and i got what i paid.

(excuse my english, not a native speaker)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
143.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
This game to me is an escape from the crap of everyday real life. I enjoy it very much and have a great time crafting new items and the discovery of things as the game progresses. If you have patiences, I recomend this game. If you don't, then I would not buy it. This game takes time in all things, but feels very rewarding when you accomplish it. Like any game it could use a few simple things as the weather affecting the character with warm and cold temps, moon phases and birds flying in the air. But over all I enjoy it very much and maybe this will get added. Onward Oh! My feudal comrades. P.S. Sorry for any words spelled wrong. I've had 2 beers and it's 3:30 in the morning.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
120.1 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
451.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
So I haven't wrote a review before..but here goes. I like this game alot and the crafting is pretty amazing but that being said it fells a bit out of balance for me. If you want to grow food and craft things it's really amazing but once you get going there isn't much point to the game. There is no real struggle for anything. If you want to pvp you can run around and kill other players for no reason which I think is dumb. There is no REAL reason to trade unless it's just for rp interaction because with a high skill cap you can make everything. I do recommened the game it is good enough to play but the price it pretty high for what feels like half a game to me. As far a the player hosted servers go (and that's what they do) There are good ones that are long running and established but with them being player hosted that brings a whole set of it's own problems. If i could add something to this game it would be npc traders, npc enemies and a skill tree overhaul ( why can I use a cross bow before a regular bow?) just sayin..but if you like crafting and are obsessed with product quailty then spend your money.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
964.9 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
302.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Don't take all the reviews as gospel, I have this game and have played it on and off since it first got released, currently it may not be quite worth what they are asking price wise, but it is a very well thought out game. The skills levelling system is very deep and the crafting possibilities are huge. I have only played this as a single player and it takes a long time to get anywhere but that's what makes it good, it will not be completed in a couple of weeks. And if you decide to join on of the community servers then their is some great role play to be had. 8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) 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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191.8 hrs
Posted: October 22
Great game. I like the immersion into the medieval atmosphere.
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467.4 hrs
Posted: October 20
This game legitimately ended an irl friendship

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6.1 hrs
Posted: October 17
This game is for people who want to grind for hours on end, more than any other survival game I've ever played.
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97.7 hrs
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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2.0 hrs
Posted: October 17
A lot of money for nothing. This "your own" seems to be just a scheme to squeeze more money out of the game. I was a sucker. Have my own area "my own". Instructions for beginner are very thin and for instance you are on a deserted island and they tell you to go to a 'crafting station'. They put absolutely no effort in adopting their instruction to the "your Own" version.

Save your money, do not get ripped off!
I cannot even get my money back because I tried too hard for too long to get things to work. So now I have been on it too many hours to get a refund. Learned the hard way!

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