For The King is a strategic RPG that blends tabletop and roguelike elements in a challenging adventure that spans the realms. Set off on a single player experience or play cooperatively both online and locally. Every play through offers new challenges, opportunities, and rewards.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (90) - 77% of the 90 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (1,588) - 85% of the 1,588 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 28, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“For the King has been in development for over 2 years during which time we’ve had a successful Kickstarter campaign along with an extended closed beta for our backers. This has produced a fun game with a high degree of variety, polish, and stability. We now feel that the game is ready to be played by the public, especially those willing to help shape the game through their feedback and suggestions. If you’re willing to put up with the occasional bug or balancing issue in trade for being a part of the development process, then Early Access is for you. If you would prefer a perfectly balanced bug free experience then we suggest waiting until the final version.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The goal is to be in Early Access for roughly 6 months (give or take a few months). The length of time will largely depend on community feedback and requested features.”

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

“The full version will add support for a balanced 2 player adventure (currently only the single player and 3 player coop adventures have been balanced). New loot and equipment, including the majority of Kickstarter Backer items will be slowly introduced throughout Early Access. The final version will also contain the Frost Realm and Jungle Realm, along with new enemies and encounters. We’ll also be unlocking several Points of Interest like the Warrior’s Arena, The Mage Dungeon, The Water Temple, and more.
In addition, we'll also be adding support for Steam Trading Cards, Steam Achievements, Cloud Saves and language support for French, Spanish, German, Italian, and possibly Russian.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The core adventure is complete from beginning to end and the first couple Acts have received significant polish and balancing. Currently only the single player and 3 player coop adventures have been tuned. All cooperative modes can be played both locally and online. There are still some rough edges which we’ll be polishing based on your feedback and we’ll be adding new content up to and beyond our full release. The Lore Store (which contains persistent unlockables) is functioning but will grow significantly in size prior to full release.”

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

“The game will be full price after Early Access so gather your party and take advantage of our EARLY ACCESS DISCOUNT!

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

“IronOak Games has been working with it’s community since we Kickstarted For The King over a year and a half ago. We value feedback and suggestions more than anything else and will be in constant communication with players on our forums, on the discussion boards and various other outlets. We’ve already implemented many great ideas from our backers and can’t wait to hear more from our extended family. You might even have an adventure or two together with us online!”
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October 11

Update incoming!

Obsidian Keep

Howdy all!
It’s been a little while since we’ve posted an announcement, but we want to let you all know that we have an update incoming imminently. This update will likely be next week.

Saved games will break, but Lore is fine
It’s important to note that the update will not be backwards compatible with save games. With this in mind: we are starting a new standard procedure where we will use the Steam Betas feature to keep the previous game version live for people who want to stick around on there for a while.

You will need to opt in to this in the BETAS tab in the For The King game Properties. It will be called “legacybranch” So use this if you want to keep playing your old saves until you’re ready to swap over to main.

Opt in to the LegacyBranch to keep playing old saves

Sneak Peak

Without giving it all away, I'll let you know a couple cool new things in the update:
  • New Dungeon! The Obsidian Keep
  • Multiple saves / save slots
  • Complete weapon attack descriptions
  • Achievements! A big first batch of around 30 will go in. We’ll add more as time goes on ;)

Expandable weapon info

Multiple Save Slots

We’ll post another announcement the day before we’re going to set the update just to remind you of the Save Games breaking.

-IronOak Games
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September 13

Hotfix 1.1.24

Hello adventurers. Some basic hotfix of issues today. Our next update will contain new features / polish. Stay tuned.

  • Maxed skills will display with a different color (the 95 cap)

  • Fixed an issue where Scourges could activate, and Chaos could increment while in a dungeon
  • Fixed an issue where in the event of a critical being the outcome: an enemy or a player would override being shocked
  • Fixed some layout issues with 16*10 ratios
  • In rare occurrences: if a sidequest could not find a suitable location: the game could hard freeze
  • Declans Bow now has 4 slots, as intended and additional attacks
  • The Chaos Blade item card is now centered
  • If you resumed a game while in a balloon, and your balloon was over a cave or other POI: then the POI would be destroyed and inaccessible
  • The QuarterStaff is now properly configured and should not cause crashes
  • In the event that a character runs or flees from battle: he will no longer be considered for the item distribution pool. This would previously cause confusion and item loss when "passing" to a non-existent character
  • Fixed an issue where in a certain unlucky layout of belt items: it could become impossible to select the items in the second layer of the belt
  • Fixed bug that was allowing high level overworld encounters to spawn - for example: players could get an encounter that would grant them a 25 damage broadsword at level 0
  • If the tutorial was on: being ambushed by the Kraken would freeze the game
  • Fixed some navigation issues in the Display Menu as well as the Save Game menu when using the controllers

May RNGesus smile upon you.
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Early Access is Now Live

Adventure Awaits! For The King is now available for Early Access. Check back often for updates, new content, and other related news. Please visit the Official Forums for more details on build notes, feedback, tips and tactics. Happy Adventuring!

About This Game

The King is dead, murdered by an unknown assailant. Now the once peaceful kingdom of Fahrul is in chaos.

With nowhere left to turn and stretched beyond her means, the queen has put out a desperate plea to the citizens of the land to rise up and help stem the tide of impending doom. Set off with your make-shift party, either single player, local, or online co-op. Choose to split your party up and cover more ground, or stick together for protection. A sound strategy can mean the difference between life and death.

For The King is a challenging blend of Strategy, JRPG Combat, and Roguelike elements. Each play through is made unique with procedural maps, quests, and events. Brave the relentless elements, fight the wicked creatures, sail the seas and delve into the dark underworld. None before you have returned from their journey. Will you be the one to put an end to the Chaos?

Fight and die as a party in fast paced and brutal turn-based combat using a unique slot system for attacks and special abilities. Find and gather herbs for your trusty pipe to heal your wounds and cure your maladies. Set up safe camps or brave the horrors that nightfall brings.

Just remember adventurer, you do this not for the riches or fame but for your village, for your realm, For The King!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.4 GHZ dual core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB GeForce 8800, Radeon 3850, or Intel HD 3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
    • Processor: 2 GHZ quad core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Processor: 1.4 GHZ dual core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Discrete GPU
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Processor: 2 GHZ quad core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB Discrete GPU
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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