Of Kings And Men is an independently developed, third-person multiplayer “Persistent Medieval War” game.
User reviews:
Recent:
Overwhelmingly Negative (107 reviews) - 16% of the 107 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (1,274 reviews) - 52% of the 1,274 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 25, 2016

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

Of Kings and Men implements many experimental ideas not seen before. Community feedback is crucial to designing, testing and sometimes even discarding those elements. The development team works closely with the community to figure out issues early and to adjust plans accordingly.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

Of Kings and Men is planned to release the final version and leave Early Access after 1.5 to 2 years”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

  • The combat system will be extended to feature Horses, Squads, Crossbows, Spears and Throwing weapons, as well as Siege Engines
  • Players will be able to design their own weapons by combining different parts.
  • The game will hold tournaments and competitions with ranking systems
  • Players can work together to build castles, establish diplomatic relations to other player factions, implement a feudal hierarchy (with a few players playing as Kings), running large player-built cities, run industries, command an NPC workforce, trade, upgrade production cycles, and fight as mercenaries for the different factions.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At Early Access, the game contains the combat system and various game modes for it, as well as an early implementation of the war system; which will allow players to recruit armies, wage war against other kingdoms, and fight as a soldier or mercenary within those battles.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, the game will increase in price after Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“To participate in the development process and to brainstorm with the team, the forum is the first stop. Players and developers are having healthy discussions there about features that are going to be implemented and have already been implemented. Also, direct communication and discussion with the developers happens regularly on the games Discord channel.”
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February 15

1.6.1 - Bug fixes and small changes

The new patch is coming today as promised last week! As mentioned before, right now the team is focusing on dealing with all current issues, and making small, yet noticeable, changes. We would be happy to read more of your feedback once the update is available, especially if it's about other bugs or preferred features. The server will not be available for a short period of time, but it's a standard procedure.

 

Unfortunately, there is currently a temporary problem with Australian servers, but the team is working to resolve it as soon as possible. Meanwhile, connecting to an Australian server will use a server with the best ping.

 

Changes:

  • Adjusted a stun time
  • Added a players counter to Matchmaking menu
  • Added a projectiles count for ranged weapons
  • Made it easier to switch from a ranged weapon when being attacked
  • Changed scoreboard's layout by moving "Score" column
 

Fixes:
  • Fixed spawning underground
  • Fixed User Interface breaking when Voice Commands button is pressed twice
  • Removed an ability to equip a shield with an incompatible weapon
  • Fixed a weapon unsheathing again when a shield is being unequipped (including shield breaking)
  • Fixed arms being invisible when a short sleeved armor is equipped
  • Fixed trees floating on a conquest map
  • Fixed not being able to spawn with chat turned off
  • Fixed not being able to spawn without any equipment
  • Fixed a mouse cursor disappearing while in a menu
  • Fixed not being able to use ranged weapons properly in Practice mode
  • Fixed input being stuck when a chat window is opened
  • Fixed a character falling down in Appearance menu
  • Fixed Gear menu breaking when a specific sequence of items is selected
  • Removed an ability to sprint with an arrow nocked
  • Removed changeable arrow types until the feature is polished. Using voice commands while aiming is now always possible.

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February 9

New patch coming next week!

To reassure that the development is continuing, we've decided to announce that many previously reported issues are now resolved, and the update with fixes will be available next week!

We hope you will share your feedback and report if there is something else that needs to be addressed. Meanwhile, the team will proceed dealing with bugs, and will move on to developing new features once it is done.

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About This Game



Notes On Early Access:

Of Kings And Men is coming to Steam's Early Access program. This means the game is still in active development, and will be subject to change. You can find our roadmap below.

Persistent Medieval War

Of Kings And Men allows you to experience huge, player-driven battles like no other. Engage in massive combat with more than 200 players, capture territories, or practice your fighting skills in competitive matches with intuitive melee combat.

Throughout Early Access, Of Kings And Men will introduce strategic elements, allowing players to conquer and control the land by political, economic or military means. Send armies to protect your cities and invade enemy territories. Lead your troops into decisive orchestrated sieges against player-built fortifications that are fought with hundreds of friends and foes simultaneously. Every victory or defeat shapes history forever.

Key Features in the Early Access launch:

  • Battles. Over 200 players can battle it out in large, skirmish regions
  • Factions. Team up and wage war against enemy kingdoms
  • Skills. Train your character and practice your personal skills
  • Progression. Unlock Swords, Polearms, Spears, Bows, Crossbows, and other authentic 13th Century weapons and armors to customize your look and play style
  • Dynamic Combat. Fight with a fast-paced and intuitive combat system, based on the experience of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) fighters and medieval manuscripts
  • Custom Engine. Donkey Crew’s custom engine is tailored specifically to the game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 / AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz / AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 780 / AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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