Kingdom is a 2D sidescrolling strategy/resource management hybrid with a minimalist feel wrapped in a beautiful, modern pixel art aesthetic.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (211 reviews) - 97% of the 211 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (2,987 reviews) - 85% of the 2,987 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 21, 2015

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June 23

Kingdom is 50% for the Steam Summer Sale! (Plus New Lands news!)

Couple of announcements: Kingdom is 50% off on the Steam Summer Sale right now! $4.99!

Exciting time to get on the game if you've been on the fence. ESPECIALLY since New Lands will be yours for free if you own the base game before New Lands launches NEXT MONTH!

We put up a blog post with new details, and an actual stream of some of the new content can be seen over on our blog too.


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June 2

Kingdom: New Lands news is coming at E3!

E3 is less than two weeks away now and that's where we're going to be revealing Kingdom: New Lands. We've done some small teases here and there, but expect a bunch of new info to hit then.

In the mean time here's a few things you should know about New Lands:

– It’s an expansion, and it adds a bunch of content and a new win condition while keeping the same core gameplay and simplicity.

– If you own Kingdom before New Lands launches this summer, you’ll get New Lands at no charge.

– If secret beta testing has told us anything, it’s that even if you’re a Kingdom vet you’ll still have a lot of things to puzzle out.

– We don’t intend on spoiling a lot, just like we didn’t spoil things the first time around, because we want players to be able to discover things on their own.

If you’re at E3, come visit us at IndieCade @ E3! We’ll be in the South Hall at booth #623.

Oh and here's a picture of a new creature. Wonder if you can ride it ...

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About This Game

Wise Rulers know their kingdom will fall,
Brave Rulers do not despair.
Great Rulers know their riches can rule,
And spend every coin with great care.

In Kingdom, each coin spent can tip the balance between prosperity and decay. Attend to your domain, border to border, or venture into the wild to discover its wonders and its threats. Master the land, build your defenses, and when the darkness comes, stand with your people, crown on your head, until the very end.

Kingdom is a 2D sidescrolling strategy/resource management hybrid with a minimalist feel wrapped in a beautiful, modern pixel art aesthetic. Play the role of a king or queen atop their horse and enter a procedurally generated realm primed to sustain a kingdom, then toss gold to peasants and turn them into your loyal subjects in order to make your kingdom flourish. Protect your domain at night from the greedy creatures looking to steal your coins and crown, and explore the nearby, mysterious forests to discover curious and cryptic artifacts to aid your kingdom.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 8.1
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6)
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 320m (or equivalent)
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • OS: OS X Mavericks (version 10.9)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • OS: Steam OS or Similar
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • OS: Steam OS
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
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Progeria Pete
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I made an African "kang" and kept all of my gold to make grillz for historical purposes.
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( 18.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
A fun game to toy around with from time to time.
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The Great Lemon
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I have not played much, but every minute was a good time!
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the outlaw josey wales
( 16.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
It's simple... Simply amazing
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Cam (Fishy)
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Very pretty and polished but the depth of a flash game. A wonderful game to pass the time and get some great enjoyment for 10+ hours but not much more. Once you get familar with all the mechanics, down to the number of breaths from your horse before it's ready to sprint, you will notice flaws or area of improvements in the games. The most notable change that needs to be made to the game is for idle archers to divide between both walls instead of grouping up at either the right or left for no specific reason and for them to move to the side that is in more danger. In some cases you will have 4 archers on the right ignoring the fact that on the left you have 1 archer trying to fight off the entire hord, and once they make it through the wall it's game over.
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( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Being a leader in most games allows you to be flawless in command (unless it's buggy and poorly created). In this one, your underlings can be frustrating, but it feels more like real leadership. You can't always get things exactly how you want, sometimes people just don't listen to you.

I beat this game twice now in five play throughs. It's challenging even when doing well... the last time I beat it I really thought about calling it in as the demons had collapsed my entire right wing of defense and some Breeders started crossing to the left side of my defenses from behind... while stupid unknowing villagers kept trying to attend their crops :P

I love it!
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( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Do not waste money on an incomplete game, with no real game like basis, stop making games.
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King Skywhale
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game is, first off, beautiful. It's animations are great and everything feels colorful and intricite. The gameplay is managing/defending your kingdom, which is way harder than it seems. The only complaint i have right now is that your character has no weapon, which is good because it's not a hack-and-slash where you alone defend the kingdom. The only reason I don't like this too much is because you rely entirely on your subjects. Maybe the devs will give your character a bow you have to take a bunch of time to draw back on? Either way, it's a good game.
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( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game is quite relaxing yet at the same time very strategic, and there's an expansion coming up.
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( 18.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
A great steady game for casual gamers. It takes a little brainwork to understand how things work the first time you play.
Fancy a challenge? Then try to acquire all the achievements.
This game is 9 out of 10, why only 9? because currently there's going to be some DLC to this game. ;D
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Product received for free
Original, fun and HARD game. You need to figure out what do rather than having tutorials and numbers tell you.

- Beautiful, coherent graphics
- Great atmospere
- Scary nights and monsters
- Original, unique gameplay

- Harder than you expect
- Hard to manage your kingdom
- You always wish for a faster horse
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Outstanding concept and exemplary execution! Swords & Sworcery and Terraria atmosphere, remixed and presented in a beautiful, minimalistic way. I am impressed!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I love this game.

Lately my life has been so busy, even when I have the time to sit down down and enjoy playing a game I rarely feel like doing it for more than 45 minutes or an hour. Kingdom has taken me back to what gaming use to be like for me: Losing hours of my life in a different world; Becoming completely immersed and forgetting about everything else.

It's hard for me to say exactly why this game is so great. At first it seems really basic, the entire game can be played with three buttons on the keyboard. Don't be fooled though, there is a lot of strategy here and the game will definitely kick your butt once or twice before you start getting the hang of it.

What makes this game special is not just gameplay though, it's the entire feel and atmosphere of the game. Whether or not you like pixel art, it's hard to call this game anything other than beautiful. The way day and night cycles, the sunsets, moonlight, fog, rain, clouds. Every day and night feels slightly different and it always feels special. This is complimented by the subtle yet suberb sound and music.

If you like the look of this game and think you'll enjoy it you probably will. Don't spend too much time researching it and potentially spoiling things for yourself, just know that it's a great experience and it is worth your time and money.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
I don't know how to describe this game.

It's different from anything that I've played so far. Completely.

You have to create your Kingdom, get people to work for you, defend your Kingdom from evil Monsters that want your crown and money.
That's pretty much everything you have to achieve in this game.
Survive as long as you can

- The Gameplay
The gameplay is pretty interesting. It's somewhat challenging yet simple.

- Controls
Arrow keys. Left, Right and Down. That's all you ever use. That's all you ever need in this.

- The music
I don't know what to say. The Soundtrack of this game is simply beautiful, reason why I bought it too!

- The design
Pixel Graphics is one of the tags for this game. It's true, it's yet another pixelated game.
Yet it's different. Each sprite is beautifully crafted, and the effects are just amazing.

Buy it when it's on sale. It's definitely worth it!
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
8/10, it's fun for a short amount of time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
TL;DR It's the only game that actually makes you care about NPC's

You know, I think Kingdom may be the only game that actually made me emotionally invested in anything other than my loot. When you build up your own Kingdom, you really feel like the people are your responsibility, and you feel awful when any of them die. It has pretty good progression, and you really feel like you constantly have to be doing something. It kinda has that Harvest Moon feel, you know. You feel like you wasted time if you stand still for even a second, since you kinda did. There are lots of ways to get gold, but they can't really be accomplished purely by yourself. You depend completely on your archers, builders, farmers, and everyone else. But in a roundabout way, they also completely depend on you, since you are essentially the strategist. I mean, it's not too uncommon to be the strategist, case and point Fire Emblem, but rarely do you still have a playable character who can get stuff done on your own. It creates a really interesting gameplaym style, and really reinforces the whole feeling guilty when your recruits die. Like, you recruited them, for a measly gold coin, to defend you and do all of your other dirty work, without much choice on their part. When they die, they die for you, and purely because you recruited them. Additionally, the graphics and overall feel are really spot on for this kind of game.

Since I'm not a big fan of /10's, I'll just say whether I recommend it or not, and in what circumstances. Basically, it's not a game for everyone, it's not a game that will give you 100's of hours, and it's not the game with crazy cutscenes and story. It's a game you play to be fully immersed in and actually give a damn about. If that interests you, buy it. If you refuse to play a game without that stuff. then don't play it. But at the end of the day, there's really no reason not to pick it up. It's really cheap and something that can really be called an experience.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Kingdom is an amazing stradegy game filled with epic art and overall great game mechanics, there are very few games which can actually work in this play style. When I first started the game it did'nt appear to be something that I could be addicted to; but after a few nights you get really into it.

--> 10/10 <--
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Simple, but varied. Beautiful, but minimalistic. Charming, but challenging. Riding my horse along the foggy riverside, past my newly recruited and equipped bowmen and builders, to upgrade my tented encampment to a thatched roof hall... I find the game relaxing and restoring despite the impending doom of my kingdom.

I also appreciate the random character selection (though it can be overridden if you have a preference and a minute to google it). When you start a new game you may end up being male or female of varying skin tones, all without choosing for yourself. Very good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
i love this game ever since i watched jacksepticeye play it and was upset when he stopped so i wanted to play myself but only got my computer recently and was upset when the graphics was't working and was wondering if there was any way to lower the game graphics to play on my computer this is a great game and i wish to play it real soon thanks.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
I like the game
i just wish you could customize your king/queen and the colors and banners
i also think the day/night cycle should be reworked cuz day is WAY too short
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