Sorcerer King: Rivals is a turn-based fantasy 4X game from the people who brought you Galactic Civilizations and Sins of a Solar Empire. Build a civilization, go on quests, craft weapons and armor, research spells and gain enough magical power to ascend to godhood.
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Mixed (83 reviews) - 67% of the 83 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 22, 2016

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October 14, 2016

Sorcerer King: Rivals 2.0.2 Update Released

We hope that you are enjoying playing Rivals! We would like to roll out some improvements and fixes to the game. Please read below for details.

  • Neutrals more intelligent
  • Minor adjustment to the Ascendancy spell cost
  • Optimized when ZOC calculator gets called to improve performance.
  • Reduced the number of default monster lairs (see elementaldefs.xml to mod)
  • Reduced distance that the monsters and ruffians will look for something to kill to improve performance.
  • The Main Game Window now has an"Ascension" button near the ascension orb that functions as shortcut to cast the Spell of Ascension.
  • Fix for terrain morphing causing that was causing tears in the world.
  • Fixed a problem that would sometimes cause a crash on startup

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September 22, 2016

Available Now - Become a God in the 4X Fantasy Strategy Game, Sorcerer King: Rivals

Ascend to Godhood in Sorcerer King: Rivals!
From the makers of Galactic Civilizations comes a new fantasy 4X game!
The land has already been conquered. The malevolent Sorcerer King now seeks to become a god. Little does he know, however, that you can ascend as well thanks to the powerful Forge of the Overlord that only you possess.

Explore the lands and their wonders, expand with new cities and outposts, exploit the resources and treasures you find and exterminate all those who oppose you!

Achieve victory through Ascension
Consume the shards before the Sorcerer King gets them first. Rival his power while fending off the other factions rising against you and cast the spell of Ascension to destroy the world and become a God.

Face Down Powerful new Demigods
The Sorcerer King now has more legions prepared to guard his lair. Face down against terrifying demigods like the Shadow Dragon Nabunihr, test your might against the Crystaline Serpent Abeix, or train your bows on the great bird, Corvos, Bringer of Storms.

Explore new Factions and Champions
Turn the land into frozen mountainsides, build cities on the snowy plains, and enhance your warriors as Bazaal the Dwarven King, Sovereign of the Frozen Realm faction! Or, raise armies of undead and spread enchanted lands across the world with Valemor, Sovereign of the Endless Night faction. Conquer enemies and quests with new champions and their unique powers and abilities.

Craft Unique Items and Potions
Gather ingredients and recipes to craft unique weapons and armor for your army! Experience brand new adventure by embarking on never-before-seen quest lines while you enjoy the witty writing and light humor in the face of the world's destruction.

Share your Quests and Maps on Steam Workshop
Become the author of your own adventures with the user-friendly quest editor! Write the quest text, craft your decisions, and decide on the rewards. Tightly integrated Steam Workshop support lets you easily share your creations with the rest of the world!

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Note for Sorcerer King players

This is a stand-alone expansion to Sorcerer King. You do not have to have Sorcerer King to play this as it includes everything that was in Sorcerer King. However, if you have Sorcerer King, a discount should be shown.

What's new includes:
* Two new races (Sorcerer King included Men, Rivals adds Dwarves and the Undead)
* Two new sovereigns
* Two new champions
* Three new demigods that can roam the world enforcing the Sorcerer King's will
* New victory condition: Ascension
* Lots of new quests, items and units
* Quest Editor
* Steam Workshop support for sharing your creations or downloading maps and quests made by others
* Revamped main game UI
* Elimination of the Doomsday counter from Sorcerer King

Thanks for your support!

About This Game

Never the same game twice

You have risen to lead an up and coming civilization in magical land of Elemental. Your village lives in the shadow of one of the precious shards of magic. It also possesses something unique in all the world -- the Forge of the Overlord. This powerful artifact allows its user to craft magical items and equipment.

Armed with the Forge of the Overlord, your people look to you to challenge the malevolent Sorcerer King, a being who has devastated the land and filled it with ruins and minions.

Unknownst to him, you have learned the Spell of Ascension that will allow you to channel the magic of the shards and enable you to ascend to a being of nearly unlimited power who can set the world free (or destroy it).

But you are not alone. Other civilizations are rising while the Sorcerer King schemes in his distant fortress. They too have their own plans…

A rich world to explore

  • Choose from one of eight civilizations to play as including the Endless Night, The Dwarves of the Frozen Realm and the Men of Altar.
  • Discover ancient dungeons, lost temples, haunted villages and more that lead to adventures with danger and treasure
  • Use the included map editor to create your own unique world or let the game randomly generate one for endless replayability

A Deep history to expand into

  • Meet other races to ally with or go to war against
  • Put down criminal organizations, liberate oppressed towns and discover new lands to found new cities in
  • Research new spells, learn new skills, and craft new items

A vast empire to exploit

  • Use magic to raise mountains or create icy plains
  • Harvest metal, crystal, horses and other resources to build ever more powerful forces
  • Enlist the aid of powerful champions and terrible demigods to do your bidding

A myriad of foes to exterminate

  • Use your magic to charge Curgen's Bane to transform you into a god
  • Gather allies and assault the Sorcerer King in his fortress
  • Destroy the demigods of Elemental with your righteous might

Beyond the game

  • Construct new worlds with the included map editor to create your own land to conquer
  • Design new quests with the quest editor to create your own story or recreate your favorite RPGs of the past
  • Share your maps and quests with others with the integrated Steam Workshop library.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c Compliant Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
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