There’s a new world to explore! Customize a character from one of six races to begin as an adventurer in the town of Everdale. Assemble a party and gear up in your epic quest to become a powerful and renowned hero.
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Release Date: May 31, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“EA LAUNCH NOTE: Thank you for considering us during Early Access! Early Access is where we intend to test our game, add functionality and bring different aspects of the game up to completion. As with many Early Access titles you are buying an unfinished product in the Alpha/Beta phase. If this is for you, we would love to have you in the game! If you are expecting a finished product free of bugs, you may want to hold off. We are very engaged with the community and do weekly developer chats regarding the progress and features of the game.

Kings & Heroes is a very ambitious game. In the future, the game will feature a seamless open world and PvP combat. Currently the game offers multiple types of dungeons to explore, a local town (community hub), crafting and player progression. Early access is an excellent opportunity to further test the game with the help of the community and get their feedback on content additions. This will build the foundation for all of our planned future releases, including adding open world content.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect to be in Early Access between 6 to 9 months.”

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

“The full version of the game will feature more aspects of gameplay including an open world, additional classes, and PvP combat. During early access we will improve the overall performance, but our main focus will be debugging and optimizing all game systems. We are looking forward to feedback and will make decisions on gameplay aspects based on the feedback from the community. These aspects include difficulty, leveling, items, and group play.
Please use the “feedback” button found in the games menu to let us know of any fixes or improvements you’d like us to make.
Early Access development will also include:

- Mac version

- Open world development

- Player vs. Player content

- More creatures

- Additional character customization

- More items, weapons, and armor sets.

- More bosses

- More dungeon types

- Addition of Level editor and Steam workshop””

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

““The early access version includes:

* An amazing starting town of Everdale along with settlements throughout the world.

* Wide variety of creatures including 20+ bosses.

* 6 different races to choose from with character customization

* 5 playable classes

* Large variety of items including weapons and armors.

* Crafting with numerous trade skills

* Player stats and advancement

** For more details please read our “Features” section””

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

“We do not intend to increase the price after Early Access the price may remain the same.”

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

“We have feedback and bug reporting built right into the early access version of the game. It is as easy as the push of a button for any player to give a suggestion or report anything that’s not working correctly. These messages go directly to us and we take them very seriously and will often times respond directly to the players giving us this information. Detailed updates based on this information can also be found on the game website and will happen on a very accelerated schedule throughout early access.”
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June 28

Patch 13b

This patch is a follow up to last night's optimization patch. Significant performance increases should now be functioning properly for a much wider range of players. Improvements have also been made on information loading in inventory.

More to come....and thanks again for all the help and feedback!

Warren

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June 27

Patch 13

Todays patch addressed the following two items:

1. Fixed the auto-grouping feature.
2. Many client side optimizations - The game should be closer to running good on a wide variety of systems. Please let us know how your systems performance is with the in-game feedback.

Tomorrow we will be testing a Random dungeon feature as well as preparing many more content related items that will be introduced later in the week.

Thank you for all your great feedback and support through Early Access!

Warren

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About This Game

Exciting First Person Action Fantasy RPG


Explore a rich fantasy world and conquer challenging dungeons by yourself or with up to 8 people.

Create your character


Create up to 6 individual characters per account. Choose from 6 different races including Orc, Goblin, Human, Dwarf, Elf, or Halfling. You can then select your class with each having a very distinct play-style either in group or solo. There are currently 5 classes: Champion, Ranger, Cleric, Wizard, and Rogue. Finally, customize your character with a variety of choices to make them your own.

The Amazing Town of Everdale


Begin in the beautiful adventurer town of Everdale. Everything you need to train and gear up can be found in Everdale. Talk to interesting characters, form groups with other players, explore the various districts of this quaint town. When you’re ready you can also find plenty of dungeons to explore by talking to one of the many adventure masters at the town inn.

Procedurally Generated Dungeons of varying size and difficulty[/h2]
  • Four different dungeon types with many different themes including castles, crypts and caves.
  • Pick your size and difficulty (of course the harder the dungeon is, the better the rewards)
  • Amazing creatures including 20+ bosses
  • Can be played single player
  • Co-op play – Groups of up to 8 players with one being the “Group Leader” (Recommended)
  • Traditional Dungeon Crawl Experience – Unique classes with unique roles
  • “Roguelike” true dungeon running risk - wipe and the run is over…you’ll have to regroup in town to begin another adventure.

Large Variety of Items including Weapons and Armors


There is a large variety of armors and weapons, all of which can be dyed a wide range of colors. Enemies drop what they have equipped. So if you like that fiery sword or awesome helmet a minion is wearing go over and take it from him…if you can.

Crafting with numerous trade skills


Salvage, scavenge, harvest and mine in order to have the raw materials to craft items in the following disciplines:
  • Armorsmith
  • Weaponsmith
  • Tailoring
  • Leatherworking
  • Enchanting
Some of the best items in the game will be player made!

Multiplayer RPG


Play in an amazing world with hundreds of other players. Create groups of up to 8 players to explore and run dungeons. You can use standard text chat or built in voice chat to communicate with your group or those in the world.

Beautiful Environments


The realistic graphics of the characters and environment are rendered in a unique style that we like to call “fantastic-realism” through use of the Unreal 4 engine. We take full advantage of advanced DirectX11 rendering techniques in order to make your stay in Everdale a pleasant one.

Become a Legendary Hero


Advance through the ranks starting at Level 1 and go all the way to level 50 to make your character a force to be reckoned with. Along the way you can learn many different abilities unique to your class. Gain experience by completing complex quests or vanquishing evil creatures. Your exploits will be automatically recorded on an in-game character journal as you become more renowned for your combat prowess.

Fight the Ultimate Bosses


Come face to face with the most terrifying bosses as you attempt to raid their domain. Becoming a Hero sounds good until you take your first step into a dark evil infested dungeon. Encountering your first boss will let you know if it was a career choice you are well suited for. Each boss has its own unique AI and strategies to overcome but for those able to defeat them, priceless relics and ancient treasures await.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, or Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 660 with 2 GB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Quad-Core 64-bit CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 770 with 2+ GB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Mostly Positive (269 reviews)
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tominator22
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
I'm just going to cut to the chase: is this game worth $30? Not in it's current build, in my opnion anyway. In no way am I saying that this is a bad game, quite the contrary actually. The game is really fun and addicting, even in it's currently buggy and unoptimized stage. I'll just go ahead and list some pros and cons:

Pros:
-First person (this is something that seems to be very controversial, but I've always been a fan and I think it's really cool to see in a fantasy game)
-Solid and fun combat
-Lots of social group-finding features make it easy to group up and run dungeons
-Tons of loot to craft and collect
-Very cool art style (again just my opinion)

Cons:
-Unoptimized - by far my biggest gripe about the game. Most games I can run fine but when I'm in the town and even some dungeons my frame rate just takes a ♥♥♥♥.
-The world isn't very fleshed out, although it has been stated that the devs plan on implementing an open overworld. Even now the world is absolutely massive, just not much going on in it.
-Not much to do besides running dungeons

Overall, I am pretty happy with my purchase and can't wait to see where this game goes, but I could easily see why someone expecting a near complete game would be turned off by the price.

This game is playable (unlike a lot of EA games these days), and with the right group it is a blast
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[HI5]Nemorian
( 29.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
This game looks very promising.

Now it is not very polished, doesn't have a wide variety of activities, but it is fun already.
And there is hope that the game can grow in a diamond.

In a year, for example.
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Skeletor
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
It's alright, but not my cup of tea.

-The graphics are cartoonish.
-The music sounds a lot like remixes from old Might n Magic music, which i just noticed. (Specifically the login music)
-The "party raid" System i guess is fun, but playing solo, this game really isn't.
-It's a tad laggy, so Australians beware.

Overall it feels like D&D games or Warcraft with the guts pulled out of it atm, i'm sure the game is worth a price, but not 24$ atm. Maybe leave it for a few months.
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xuton
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
*yes, i got the copy from a giveaway held by the devs, however considering how many games i own i got for free and didnt even play i would say it doesnt take away from my review, and while im biased in favor of the game as an early access title that hasnt failed me like many others, my review is also one of an early access title

Kings and Heroes is a CO-OP(or solo, if you so wish) online ARPG with an easy to pick up and fun to play dungeon crawler nature(and open world theme currently planned further down the road).

the game features(currently) 5 classes and 5 races, each with their pros and cons(human being the averege guy who doesnt suck at anything but isnt particularly strong either)

dungeons feature good old flavor breakable objects, treasures, hidden rooms and traps that anyone who enjoys more than a beat em up would enjoy(but dont worry, there are still plenty of mobs you can beat up)

at this moment my play-time isnt very long due to some technical difficulties im experiencing(banged up keyboard and headset making gaming a pain in the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ in general), so i cant say a lot about my experience yet, but what i've seen i liked and ill be back for more when i can(in part thanks to the fact the dev team is constantly communicating with its fans and fanning out bugs)
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Speedy☆☺
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
Game has a lot of potential. I don't think it's worth $30 yet. I can see a lot of good becoming of it though.
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CaptainBeeftits
( 31.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
For early access i had quite a bit of fun. This is a game that needs to keep doing more of what its doing could be the group party adventure quest game people have been waiting for. Still very early on in its developement process though.
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thelastrace
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
This is a great game and maintained really well so far. When playing keeping in mind this is Early Access for a reason and the developers are patching this game very often addressing the issue.

Keep up the great work Industry Games!
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StalkingShadows
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
Might be a good game if it worked, it dose not. Game launched with my oculus rift with out my consent, crashed my computer, tryed launching with steam vr game crashed. Tryed launching with oculus on, screen blurry could not control the game, Game fail....
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Taiga Kagami
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
This game is not a finished product, but is already very fun to play and worth it if you love RPGs, Dungeon Crawlers and 1st Person view/combat.
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-=TcG=- Tempes799
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
Already a lot of fun, and has a lot of potential to be amazing.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 7 days
10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
Product received for free
Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the developers as being one of their on-site focus testers for Kings and Heroes before the game hit Steam Early Access.

The developers are constantly tweaking the game and adding features that the community has suggested in the forums and in-game feedback and fixing various bugs all the time. They even added a few of my suggestions for the game that I had mentioned during my pre-release focus testing. :)

As of this review they've already had 10 patches and the game has been out a few weeks.

I wish I had more time to play so far, but Real Life™ has been getting in the way.

If you want to get involved with this Early Access game as it develops, and have a chance your ideas will be added to the game, then I'd recommend picking up a copy or two to play with friends. :)

IMO the game is a lot of fun as it is in its current state and has a TON of potential for the full release.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
I enjoy this game. Yes, it has its problems, but it is in Early Access. I think this game has tremendous possiblities. I believe they will expand out and not just be a log in, dungeon run, rinse and repeat. I have the feeling that the developers have a grander plan.
The game and gameplay is fun. Getting around is a little confusing at the beginnings. Not alot of entry level tutorials, but so far the community has been very helpful.
I recommend this game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
This game is not a finished product, but is already very fun to play and worth it if you love RPGs, Dungeon Crawlers and 1st Person view/combat.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
For early access i had quite a bit of fun. This is a game that needs to keep doing more of what its doing could be the group party adventure quest game people have been waiting for. Still very early on in its developement process though.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
Game has a lot of potential. I don't think it's worth $30 yet. I can see a lot of good becoming of it though.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
This game looks very promising.

Now it is not very polished, doesn't have a wide variety of activities, but it is fun already.
And there is hope that the game can grow in a diamond.

In a year, for example.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
This is a great game and maintained really well so far. When playing keeping in mind this is Early Access for a reason and the developers are patching this game very often addressing the issue.

Keep up the great work Industry Games!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
*yes, i got the copy from a giveaway held by the devs, however considering how many games i own i got for free and didnt even play i would say it doesnt take away from my review, and while im biased in favor of the game as an early access title that hasnt failed me like many others, my review is also one of an early access title

Kings and Heroes is a CO-OP(or solo, if you so wish) online ARPG with an easy to pick up and fun to play dungeon crawler nature(and open world theme currently planned further down the road).

the game features(currently) 5 classes and 5 races, each with their pros and cons(human being the averege guy who doesnt suck at anything but isnt particularly strong either)

dungeons feature good old flavor breakable objects, treasures, hidden rooms and traps that anyone who enjoys more than a beat em up would enjoy(but dont worry, there are still plenty of mobs you can beat up)

at this moment my play-time isnt very long due to some technical difficulties im experiencing(banged up keyboard and headset making gaming a pain in the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ in general), so i cant say a lot about my experience yet, but what i've seen i liked and ill be back for more when i can(in part thanks to the fact the dev team is constantly communicating with its fans and fanning out bugs)
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 23
Product received for free
Kings and Heroes has all the makings of an excellent RPG experience. While the scope of the full game is quite ambitious, the development team is making huge strides each week in EA. If you're a grizzled EA veteran, give this game a shot. If the buggy goodness of EA games scare you off, then wait til full release. Either way, keep an eye on this one - it's potential is huge!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
I'm just going to cut to the chase: is this game worth $30? Not in it's current build, in my opnion anyway. In no way am I saying that this is a bad game, quite the contrary actually. The game is really fun and addicting, even in it's currently buggy and unoptimized stage. I'll just go ahead and list some pros and cons:

Pros:
-First person (this is something that seems to be very controversial, but I've always been a fan and I think it's really cool to see in a fantasy game)
-Solid and fun combat
-Lots of social group-finding features make it easy to group up and run dungeons
-Tons of loot to craft and collect
-Very cool art style (again just my opinion)

Cons:
-Unoptimized - by far my biggest gripe about the game. Most games I can run fine but when I'm in the town and even some dungeons my frame rate just takes a ♥♥♥♥.
-The world isn't very fleshed out, although it has been stated that the devs plan on implementing an open overworld. Even now the world is absolutely massive, just not much going on in it.
-Not much to do besides running dungeons

Overall, I am pretty happy with my purchase and can't wait to see where this game goes, but I could easily see why someone expecting a near complete game would be turned off by the price.

This game is playable (unlike a lot of EA games these days), and with the right group it is a blast
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