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 (382 reviews) - 67% of the 382 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

Hi,

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.

Matt

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About This Game

A CLASSIC TYCOON GAME WITH A UNIQUE TWIST

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 FROM NOTHING
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!

  • EXPLORE AND EXPAND
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!

  • BE THE GREATEST KINGDOM IN ALL OF THE LAND
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!

  • EASILY EXTENDABLE
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!

FEATURES


  • 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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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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Overall:
Mixed (382 reviews)
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R3dlegend
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
This game is good until you get a Market and find out how cheap you can just buy land. Normally new land would cost thousands, when you can buy it from the Market for about 1,000. After a while you make a huge amount of money and don't even need the heroes, you can just keep adding buildings and never lose money when the month ends. I would recommend this game, just get ready to restart once you hit that unstoppable point.
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roguewarrior501
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
Game Bugs make this game almost unplayable.
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SinRopa
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
Was this even remotely tested?

Second quick quest got stuck, hero never to return had to save and exit. On reload, achievement randomly unlocks...

Tried to remove a hero home to find the outline of a confirmation prompt blocking half the screen with no way to remove.

I understand and expect minor issues, but you should at least test the first two hours of gameplay unless you want mass returns.

The achievements unlock, hopefully not as randomly going forward. As broken achievements are pretty much the only reason I will refund a game, I will prolly give this another shot if I see a patch otherwise meh.

I feel this was overpriced, during the sale, as the flash games of my day had more QA. Loved the idea, but almost nothing about how it was implemented.
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christinenice
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I cannot recommend this game. Sometimes it wouldn't save, and it crashed too many times. It doesn't feel like a finished game.
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CheluNeb1
( 18.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Since the last time I've played the game, it has dramatically improved. Still, there are some bugs to be fixed, like some buttons or tabs not being available anymore (faded tabs/ inactive tabs) or heroes getting stuck on the map, even though they had a connecting path.
The quests approach is much more fun and the upgrades for buildings are better than before.
Still, I have a sense of lacking space in the kingdom and I cannot upgrade so fast because is too expensive.
There are many settlements and few possibilities to obtain them all. At some point, I was at year 17 and still had 7 settlements to conquer but lacked the expansions required.
I played my best and reached level 7 at year 17, so how could I possibly reach level 20 in 25 years? My oppinion os that the game is very hard, without being propery balanced. Maybe, if they fixed the bugs and didn't have problem for recognising steam achievements, it would probably worth 2-3 bucks.
UPDATE: It's filled with bugs, almost unplayable!
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Kulich
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Did not like this game, not very user friendly and difficult to grasp unlike other tycoons. 2/10 Do not reccommend unless you know exactly how this game plays.
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Pneumo
( 66.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
If the words 'rpg' or 'tycoon' spark your attention, buy this game.

Being one of those that sat for many hours playing hospital tycoon/ theme park/ rollercoaster tycoon/ zoo tycoon etc etc- this game sparked my attention. so i bought it. i didnt play it much at first but recently it updated and i started playing again.

Its much like 'Game Dev tycoon' with building aspects, quests to do (epic quests have loot drops), team and captured town management and a dice roll/ text parts of the quests undertaken. Quests give experience, both toward the heros that youve sent out, and your kingdom, that goes toward new building types, kingdom expansion and player stats, that affect your dice roll during quests.

The gameplay is verymuch sandbox, but you can choose to undertake the general progression type quests, that give you money when youve completed a small list, which leads to another list, with more money.

You can also start a custom game, where you can choose how much starting money you have, experience amounts given, etc etc...

The devs are also happy to let people mod the game, and apparently its easily done... and, you can (if not a mod maker/coding expert like myself,) you have to ability to write your own quest stories and layout (not that ive done so, but still.) ...I've checked therough the files saved on the compueter however, and i can see that, the config files are also quite easily changed... so theres that too.

EDIT: I have recently been in contact with a developer of this game, and they seemed very considerate and detailed within their responses. Good news.



....Yes, there have been issues with bugs, but upon realising that after uninstalling the game, files were left behind, so i deleted them after searching 'my computer' and then using Ccleaner to scan and delete old files and registry files3- i re installed and the game is prettymuch working perfectly, dont be offput by negative reviews... its a one /two man team thatve been working on the game for a few years, and, through reading the replies from the devs toward bug reporting comments- the dev/s understand there are issues, and havent made any poor comments toward constructive criticism.

be patient...it'll be worth it, im sure.



I've rebuilt and started over too many times... its my own fault, i cant help it.
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My Magikarp-et ride
( 29.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
i need to be able to actually restart, when i hit "new game" it puts me in a new kingdom on the same world. I even tried deleteing all the data from previous saves and it still returns me to a world where all the heros from my previous game(s) are doing what they were when i lost.
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LetTheRaineFall
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I have such a love-hate relatoinship with this game right now. I'll start with the bad.

Yes people have said bugs, but what bugs? Let me mention my two most annoying ones.
1. Deleted/messed up save files. I'll go back in to play and I will be pushed back by a lot of progress and I'll forget how I got to where I'd been so I just start over which is really annoying after the 5th time. The most recent occurence could have been because the game updated, not sure.
2. I would click on a character and click on their name and a box would come up, but I couldn't get rid of it and I would have to close out of the game and lose my progress.

In addition to this it does bother me a bit that the difficulty curve on epic quests is a bit odd but whatever.

Now on to the good!

I first purchased this game I think last year? Not sure exactly. But a ton of things have been improved since then making things more logical, giving more options, and I love all of the equipment and items. Really it's becoming a thorough game.

I think that this game has a ton of potential but it's still not perfect. I really suggest that anyone try this out, especially those who like time management, rpg mechanics, tycoon games (obviously), or anyone with some free time on their hands. The price is worth it.
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-=nOrse=- Awesomeman
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
ITs an interesting concept, Very blocky and it kind of hurtfull to the eyes. Its something about the size of it all that hurts.
The game in it self works ok ish but thers some bugs and for instance you cannot seem to replace pathways once youve placed them in the connection spot for buildings. seemed to bug out and get a window that was partialy see through but no information when you tried to demolish a building that was occupied. Im disapointed in it. It could have been better.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Was this even remotely tested?

Second quick quest got stuck, hero never to return had to save and exit. On reload, achievement randomly unlocks...

Tried to remove a hero home to find the outline of a confirmation prompt blocking half the screen with no way to remove.

I understand and expect minor issues, but you should at least test the first two hours of gameplay unless you want mass returns.

The achievements unlock, hopefully not as randomly going forward. As broken achievements are pretty much the only reason I will refund a game, I will prolly give this another shot if I see a patch otherwise meh.

I feel this was overpriced, during the sale, as the flash games of my day had more QA. Loved the idea, but almost nothing about how it was implemented.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Game Bugs make this game almost unplayable.
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190 of 214 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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131 of 153 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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73 of 89 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.7 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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77 of 101 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
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:

Cons:
Unbalanced
Buggy
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.)

Pros:
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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42 of 53 people (79%) 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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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
RPG Tycoon - Review

Gameplay:
This game features two different aspects (RPG and Tycoon, duh), which are brought together in a rather interesting, but initially confusing way. Basically half of the game happens in text boxes.
You manage a kingdom, build it, take care of your people (your followers) and expand by meeting the needs of both your followers and your heroes.
Heroes bring in the aspect of RPG: You use the heroes to gain gold, experience, supplies and reputation all around, by sending them on quests. These quests do have direct effects on your kingdom, but in terms of gameplay are basically a few textboxes and a progress bar. It basically brings in another aspect of management, next to the management of income, followers and overall expansion.
The game was very confusing in the beginning, since you need to figure out how much you actually spend on working on your kingdom and how much you invest into your heroes and their quests.
There is a big repertory on buildings and quests, so one is faced with a lot of decisions.
The Tycoon part in general is filled with neat sprites, whilst the RPG part is pretty basic, yet it plays a big role in the development of your kingdom.

The game also features quite a lot of bugs, which, for a full-release title, certainly is a big down.

Pros:
+The aspect of kingdom-management has been very well designed
+Long lasting gameplay
+Full workshop support

Cons:
-The RPG aspect of the game is textbased and very basic
-Bugs

Conclusion:
The game seems to be in a strange harmony, with the graphic based kingdom management, and the text based quests, where you need to find the balance between these two aspects to be successful on your journey.
Since this game is already full-release I can not ignore the bugs and they therefore also will be part of the final score:
5/10 - in its current state.

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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 8, 2015
I've been watching this game for a long time now, I remember when it first came out, it looked pretty bad. I bought it yesterday and it's honestly shaped up to be a pretty good game.

Dont count this game out because of it's old reviews. I've had a blast playing it.

I'll try to update my review once this gets updated or upon full release but as for now I wanted to add a positive review to the list.

UPDATE 12/2/15
I havent tried this game again in a good while. So far I can tell the game has had alot of explanations for things added. Such as skills on your heroes. I didnt know what they really did before (or if they even did anything back then) but now you can mouse over things to see what they do. I also enjoy being able to make multiples of certain buildings. Like needing to build houses for each of your heroes, rather than just having one house that you cram all of your heroes into. IM SO GLAD I CAN BUILD MULTIPLES OF THE SAME BUILDIGN NOW! Now I can make massive marketplaces rather than only being able to have one weapon shop! This is something I wanted REALLY bad before.

This game keeps getting alot better as time goes on. Though I'm sad I lost my save from for freaking ever ago, there's alot of things that changed that I'd need to learn about by playing again. I'm a massive sucker for Town management games. I love this game.
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