Hire heroes, send them on quests, get loot and make a profit as you expand from nothing into a bustling fantasy kingdom and attempt to win the coveted title of the greatest kingdom in all of the land!
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Mixed (379 reviews) - 66% of the 379 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 12, 2016

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July 4

RPG Tycoon 1.3.3 Hotfix Released


I patched the game overnight to fix a couple of bugs still hanging around from the last 1.3 update.

  • Fixed null reference error with Kingdom Naming on the start.
  • Fixed alignment issue when selecting to rename an item or character from the object info box.
  • Fixed an issue causing autosaves to stop working after year 1.

As always, thanks for the support and I always appreciate the feedback.

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June 26

RPG Tycoon 1.3.2 Hotfix Released

Hi All, I've just pushed a minor update to take care of some of the issues brought up from the 1.3 build earlier in the week.

  • Fixed Duplication of fields from Kingdom Overview Screen.
  • Fixed alignment of Quest UI boxes
  • Fixed a list misalignment issue for buildings in kingdom overview screen.
  • Added Save Game confirmation box when saving after naming a file to show it has actually saved.

Thanks for the feedback.


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About This Game


RPG Tycoon aims to create a familiar yet original experience for players of all ages by combining classic tycoon gameplay with the unique theme of Kingdom management.

Can you generate enough money to keep your struggling kingdom alive? Will you be able to keep the settlements you're protecting free from danger? Do you think you have what it takes to win the award for "Greatest Kingdom in All of the Land?"

Start with just a single plot of land and choose from a plethora of Heroes to send on quests in order to steadily grow the fame of your Kingdom. As popularity increases you'll attract settlers from the surrounding towns to spend money on shops and services you provide.

Choose from over 60 unique buildings and decoration styles to design your ideal kingdom!

Complete different quest combinations to keep the Settlements you protect happy and send your Heroes on Epic Adventures with multiple choice events inspired by tabletop RPG's!

Choose from over 30 different Quick Quest combinations & over 60 unique Epic Quests to unlock new content!

You won't be alone in your ventures. You'll have to prove yourself against the other Kingdom leaders as you compete in order to attain the title of "Greatest Kingdom in All of the Land".

Score points with every action you make and compete against AI's of varying difficulty to get the high-score and win!

As most of the data for RPG Tycoon is loaded from simple XML files and Spritesheets when the game starts it's hugely extendable with ease.

With a basic knowledge of XML or image editing software you can create an endless amount of additional content for RPG Tycoon with ease. Add new Quests, Buildings, Heroes, Items and more in no time at all.

Share and get feedback on your mods with other users on the Steam Workshop!


  • Over 60 unique buildings and decorations to design your Kingdom.
  • Over 60 unique choose-your-own Adventure style Quests.
  • 30 different Supply and Quick Quest combinations.
  • Multiple Heroes and styles to choose from.
  • 3 different game difficulties for those that want more of a challenge.
  • 3 different game lengths to suit your playstyle.
  • Choose from four different terrain types to establish your Kingdom!
  • Different AI difficulties to compete against.
  • Steam Workshop Support.
  • In-Game Quest Editor, export your quests directly to the workshop!
  • Pop-Culture references and Easter Eggs!
  • Achievements!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64 bit editions) with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Classic
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 180 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OSX v10.6
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 180 MB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Riddled with glitches. Game bugged so that I could only see 10% of the middle of the screen. Was unable to save, figured I could load one of the autosaves it's constantly doing. They were all deleted as well.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 15
Bought this as I was fancying a tycoon type game and it sounded promising. I've previously had fairly good experiences with EA games. Gave it a go and it had promise but was pretty full of bugs and I felt was pretty far from exiting EA. Unfortunately about a month later it was then announced that it's now fully released and this is basically it. Shame because it had potential, but I wouldn't waste your money on this incomplete game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Very fun game, however there are way too many bugs, it crashes very often, and random ♥♥♥♥ was deleted from my saves.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Best tycoon i played so far,
+ Great Story includes choices of your own
+ Great Concept
+ Can be played in a long time

Get it on sale!
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204 of 228 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
I bought this game 2 years ago when it was released in early access and really enjoyed it. The problem is this is just another early access game that was rushed into full release too early. There are just too many bugs in the game right now to recommend this game as is.

I will change my recommendation it a yes if the bugs get fixed.
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139 of 161 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Still seems to be full of bugs and unclear documentation. Some of the buttons don't work, when you train your heros it tells you they have increased in the stat you trained in but doesn't alway increase the stat and after a couple of training sessions it seem to give you like 500% of your current stat so 100 strength becomes 500 strength in 1 go. Needs more work feels half built.
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77 of 93 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Its not bad for less than £7 but its not actually finished really. The delete tool is impossible to use without losing everything and you can't save and load in between changes without using another "slot".
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82 of 106 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
The game is alright, but I would just save the money and get something else. It costs a good amount of gold to build and expand and it is a very small area they give you, building can be next to impossible if you need to remove something and there is a huge building in front of it, and the appeal of your town goes down too quickly so you are left to endlessly build decorations or else your town will get a bad rep and no visitors will come. For example, I tried removing my dirt roads to replace them with stone roads and ended up deleting a flagpole, bounty board, and statue by accident because the action highlighted was "delete road" but it deleted those instead wasting a lot of money. Also when you want to pause the game to manage a store or something else it puts a red tint across the entire screen that is just annoying.

In short, there are many problems with this game that just make it annoying. Save the money.
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44 of 55 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Started out alright started to get the hang of it (Meaning I realized you get points for making money so ♥♥♥♥ everything else and focus on income) and then it crashed. Luckily the game saves constantly so I got back right where I left off.

Unfortunately everything was pretty much bugged.

-3 buildings were solid the rest were opaque. Toggling that option just switched the 3 solid back and forth.
-Score was reset entirely for every kingdom.
-All quick quests were locked agian except for 4 random ones.
-Same with supplies for quick quests.
-All progress on epic quest unlocks was reset.
-Basically everything was completely ♥♥♥♥ed.

Also if you do play make sure you wait for a hero to actually start doing what you set them to do. Some things will allow you to set multiple heroes to one building (Such as training strength). If you do this any hero who arrives after the first will be stuck doing that thing forever and you have to fire them and start over with a fresh hero.

TL;DR Starts confusing, gets stupidly easy once you realize you can win the game by spamming shops everywhere, glitches out and you lose all progress.
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37 of 45 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 4, 2015
Before anything else, let me explain the game. You own a kingdom. Why? Who knows. You build stuff (taverns, shops, barracks, etc.) in a large-ish grid of grass and trees. You attract people into your kingdom, in hopes of them buying some stuff from your shops, like your average tycoon, although as of yet it is a very small focus. The big focus is on quests. You send your heroes on certain types of quests (rescue, vanquish, deliver, etc.) in certain other kingdoms. You allot some points to certain categories, and they're on their way. Thats pretty much it. Build more, quest more. Thats kind of all it is now. Now on with the rating. First of all, if I could rate this game N/A, I would. This game is simply unstable. There are many many bugs and imbalances. The developer himself said the game cost almost nothing to make, so I truly think the game would have been shed in a far better light if he waited to release it on early access. Although it is on the right track, its hard to recommend it as it is. Here is a pros and cons list, with that out of the way:

Sensory-depriving color pallette, nothing but green and brown and gold highlights the whole game.
Somewhat repetative quests, with sliders that seem to do nothing (unlike the ever-important sliders in GDT) EDIT: Sliders are now gone, and are replaced with... nothing? Now its worse than before, but not stealing something anymore.
Slow progression, esp. in building.
Once money (sorry, 'gold') goes below 0, its game over. No exceptions or anything, just a game over screen.
Heros slowly die, with no apparent way to heal them. You even get a healing potion store, but not for them I guess. EDIT: This is aparently now fixed
Klunky UI
(keep in mind that almost all of these cons are things that can very easily be fixed by tweaking some numbers and code, so its up to the developer to make things right, for me atleast.)

Interesting and unique graphics (though they could still use quite a bit of work)
Despite monotony, still quite fun.
Things to research,
Shops to run,
Not much else to say.

I recommend this game because it is absolutely on the right track. If everything goes as it is, this game will be good. I can't disrecommend this game because of unforseen bugs and unbalances. While the developer should have released it a bit later, he very well might not have gotten any playtesters, therefore not being able to find any of those bugs or unbalances. The core game is fun, and thats all I'm looking for. So overall, I'm cutting this game some slack. I'll probably only play it briefly after the large updates every few weeks or so. The developer very honestly says he will work as hard as he can to finish this game, but anything can happen to one lone developer. A caring, involved developer like this is what this game needs to be fixed. I just hope he will. As of now, the current update, wait to buy, but you eventually should.
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21.1 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 8
Purchasing this game is funding someones game design 101 course. It's a buggy mess with moments that shine, and the developer is and has been actively working on the game for a long time. I would recommend against purchasing unless the price is brought down to under 5 dollars - 10 is ridiculous.
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20.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
This game has promise but so many bugs its hard to play it and rather frustrating. I love the idea of the game but it needs some fixes rather soon.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
ok noting more
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2.2 hrs
Posted: July 31
i think i need to restart the game in just 2 hour around 20 times , stuck on autosave stuck in buy menu in hero menu.

bugs everywhere need to get fixed.

game have potential
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5.2 hrs
Posted: July 31
Good music, horrible game. half the things dont work as intended, and are glitchy as well. IE, you can pay heroes that you hire a salary of sorts. You can change this based on how much you think they should receive, and that affects their happiness. Im unable to do so. So all my heros just leave my town, which leads me to lose. Another issue: As i'm writing this review, i'm playing on my second monitor. Theres a monthly upkeep fee in the game. While i've been typing this out, the game seems to play at an increased speed, and goes and burns through the pittance of cash i had on hand, and now its GG again.

Definitely not a finished game, and definitely not worth 10.99. I wouldnt even play this game if it was free on Newgrounds. Go try out the Factorio Demo and youll have a better time.
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Carlos Danger
4.0 hrs
Posted: July 29
So this game seems to consist of sending your "hero" on "quests," which involve you staring at a static screen for 30 seconds while a bar fills up. It's more fun to sit in front of my TV when it is turned off.
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