Rewrite medieval history through bloody siege combat and grand strategy. Rule, build, and wage war as one of the minor lords of medieval Europe… Medieval Kingdom Wars redefines Medieval Grand Strategy.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (135) - 74% of the 135 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (519) - 77% of the 519 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 9, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Medieval Kingdom Wars is the game we always dreamed of creating. And doing it right! With the game of this magnitude and complexity we don`t want to be rushed by time or budget constraints, and Early Access allows us to take our time and truly perfect the game.

MKW is our 4th major release, and having successfully released an early access title before - we found Early Access to be amazing when it comes to involving our players in development, to truly make this a community project.

Please keep in mind, that Medieval Kingdom Wars is a work in progress. And while we did our best to eradicate most bugs prior to Early Access launch, it is far from perfect. In addition – as we are adding new player requested features we expect new bugs, and issues to arise.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to stay in Early Access for around 12 months, with release in mid 2018”

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

“With the title of this scope and epic scale the difference a year can make is huge. And while on the surface - at least as far as graphics and overall feeling goes - the game will not change much, the underlying gameplay mechanics of the grand strategy portion of the game are to be added, and skirmish balancing will be completely reworked.

In addition a lot more bonus features will be added to the game allowing players to do a lot more with the open ended game world.

And finally our level designers will complete all of the work re-creating 30+ castles and cities of the medieval Europe. This huge workload - never attempted by any RTS game before takes thousands upon thousands of hours.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“With pre-Alpha complete, Medieval Kingdom Wars has a solid foundation in place, and the game is already a lot of fun and stable.

We currently have both the singleplayer and multiplayer RTS skirmish game modes working with all the basic functionality. The singleplayer grand strategy is in it`s infancy - only prologue tutorial and world map browse mode is available at this point.

The game is almost asset complete - with majority of art and audio assets in place

Over the next month we`ll be concentrating on adding the last of the world map grand campaign features, working on completing all of the 30+ town levels and putting especial attention to balancing this huge and complex strategy title.”

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

“We plan to gradually increase the price through the early access - as more and more features are added and the game is nearing the completion price point.”

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

“Our team will do everything in our power to open up the development and commit to weekly updates. We plan to talk with our players directly in-game, and read and reply to almost every forum suggestion and reports. Players will be asked to vote on features proposed by other players, and our team will do our best to add most desired ideas, and features in-game.”
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January 15

Update 44 - Cloud, Tooltips, Name

Hey Everyone,

Hope everyone had a great weekend, and glad to see so many of you chose to spend your well deserved time off with Medieval Kingdom Wars.

We are starting this week with another big update. As we continue to work our way through you requests and suggestions we worked on finally adding Steam Cloud saves, that now work both for campaign and skirmish. Another long overdue feature added are the loading-screen tips. We also worked changed how the player heraldry works on the world map, fixed issues with tactical pause and added an option to change your username. In addition several highly requested fixes, and a lot of work was done on preparing Chinese and Portuguese localization - it should be ready sometime next week.

Later this week we will concentrate on more player reported issues, such as hamlet walls problems, as well as performance. We should have another update towards Thursday afternoon.

Thanks for all your support, feedback and reviews!

And so - presenting Update # 44:

Major New Features
-Steam Cloud save for the campaign
-Added 32 new loading screen tips, English only for now
-Change Name option now available in Skirmish menu version of Social
-New way to display player Heraldry on the world map
-New Player Heraldry separate from the Kingdom Heraldry

Fixes and Improvements
-Fixed issue with Tactical Pause not always working
-Campaign map will center on the last used army or town when returning to it
-Fixed issues with Scribe social window getting stuck on screen
-Localization translation added for everything by the tool-tips and few more lines
-Corrected major problem in Spanish localization
-Lots of ground work for Portuguese and Chinese localization - eta 1 week
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January 10

Update 43 - Tactical Pause & Heraldry

Hey Everyone,

We are starting this week with another major update. Over the past several days we have read and answered over a hundred posts on our forums, and had countless hours of conversations with our players in-game. And I must say, your feedback was really an eye-opener. As a result - we are greatly changing our production plan for the next couple of months, to concentrate elusively on our player suggestions and feedback.

Today`s update is the first of many more to come until we implement majority of your suggestions and requests. Update 43 added a Tactical Pause, speed controls in combat and town management, new world map Heraldry and so much more. We will follow up tomorrow with a smaller update to improve and expand some of the new features added today. And please note - there`s a small issue with Tactical Pause, you must select a unit before pressing the Pause Button for it to work, but we will be correcting this in 24 hours.

We are very grateful for your feedback, and the support!

UPDATED - This was added as part of the 43 B:
-Fixed crash at the end of large town siege when capturing the flag
-Improved how world map town banners look
-Added sound effects for tactical pause
-Fixed problem with town flag capture taking extremely long time in large towns
-Fixed problem with being able to build several building in the same spot when paused
-Fixed issue with day and night dial being shown on the world map

And so - presenting Update # 43:

Major New Features
-Added Tactical pause feature - pause and issue commands - to the battles and Town Management
-PLEASE NOTE: Tactical Pause will only work if you select a unit before pressing the Pause button. This will be fixed in 24 hours.
-Game Speed Control added to the Battles and Town Management
-New Day and Night wheel for the towns and battles, art to be updated
-World Map now shows heraldry instead of flags on all towns and hamlets
-Added Heraldry on top of all Lord and King portraits

Fixes and Improvements
-Added Battle chat back to the multiplayer
-Fixed major issue with large town sieges with AI constantly repairing and rebuilding
-Improved how the game responds when issuing orders and accidentally right click dragging the screen
-Dover, fixed incorrectly rotated palisade gatehouse
-Your units will no longer attack enemy citizens
-Saved Skirmish games not properly remember which gate was closed and which opened
-Fixed main menu getting stuck and appearing in campaign
-Scribe news log now sorts events by the month and year
-Added a warning when joining a multiplayer game, and you or the host have old game version
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About This Game

Medieval Kingdom Wars brings a fresh perspective to the grand strategy genre, combining it with a full-on real time approach, and daring to go where few strategy games have ventured before… Redefining Medieval Grand Strategy, by combining historical accuracy, a huge living and changing world, and historical quests, all in a real-time environment. Build your cities, wage your wars, serve your king, and experience siege combat with a degree of brutality never seen before

Innovative Real-Time Strategy with a single player grand campaign and solo/co-op multi-player modes

A grand campaign that puts the player in charge of a lordship entangled by domestic and international politics

The bloody siege combat of the period, with numerous survival elements and brutal historical realism. Includes looting corpses and hunting rats to feed your starving garrison

Realistic, medieval siege combat with intricate stronghold construction, and over 30 siege weapons and units

Featuring the most detailed and beautiful maps seen in this genre. The world map covers all of Western Europe

  • Beautiful and Dynamic World Map
  • Incredible Historical Accuracy
  • Complex Economic Survival Model
  • Control Enormous Cities
  • Weather and Seasons Change
  • Powerful World Editor &Workshop

And so much more awaits you...

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 / ATI Radeon HD 6570
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4. Internet connection required to play the multiplayer porition of the game.
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / Radeon HD 6790
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4. Internet connection required to play the multiplayer porition of the game.
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