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 (106 reviews) - 69% of the 106 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 22, 2016

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March 9

v2.1 for Sorcerer King: Rivals is Now Available!

An anonymous note. A mysterious artifact.
An...unusually well-dressed Ogre.

What adventures await in v2.1 of Sorcerer King: Rivals?

Powerless to stop the rise of the Sorcerer King, you've done your best to care for the people of your small and struggling kingdom. Even as you watched the Sorcerer King's sinister plans spread, you didn't dare step into the conflict out of fear of what he'd do to you if you defied him. Instead, you choose the bliss of ignorance, remaining within your kingdom's walls while the rest of the world is closed off to you.

...That is, until now.

v2.1 introduces a whole new campaign that starts in a nearby inn with a single, mysterious letter. The writer has sent you an ancient artifact called the Crux of Az-Adoras, which is capable of piercing the magical wards that seal off your realm from the rest of the Sorcerer King's world. But, where did it come from? Who sent it? This isn't a world where things are ever done for free.

In order to solve those mysteries, you will need to explore the realm while taking care not to upset the irritable Sorcerer King. Each gate that you unlock with the Crux draws his attention as you explore territories that he’d previously barred you from. He’s willing to let you explore, but for a price - leave his minions be, and provide him with some of your life force now and again. Fair trade, right? Just ignore that pesky doomsday counter…

With a custom map and settings, hilarious quests written by Chris Bucholz, a new villain, and an unusually well-dressed ogre, v2.1 will provide you hours of additional amusement. The update is ready and waiting for you, so get going - the world isn’t going to save itself.

Sorcerer King: Rivals is available through Stardock or on Steam.
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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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