Kingdoms and Castles is a game about growing a kingdom from a tiny hamlet to a sprawling city and imposing castle.
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Very Positive (1,576 reviews) - 82% of the 1,576 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 20, 2017

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July 30

Patch Release - Version 105r1 - Now Out!



In case you missed it, we released version 105 back on Thursday. While we are still working on a content update, first we wanted to quickly get some fixes and improvements out to everyone.

If you are still running version 104, make sure to restart steam. That should trigger the update.

Improvements
  • Statues will no longer catch of fire, and tuned fire spreading in general. Still more to do here but it should be better.
  • When fully staffed, foresters now also replant trees on tiles without trees (instead of tiles only with) and employs one more person.
  • Added setting for camera keyboard pan speed.
  • Added v-sync setting.

Fixes
  • Fixed math bug in food info tooltip.
  • Fixed issue where ogre and dragon were still moving when paused.
  • Fixed issue where viking raids could happen back to back.
  • Fixed issue where vikings and armies would sometimes freeze.
  • Fixed issue where roads/bridges couldn’t be built sometimes.
  • Fixed issue where you could get more than three generals by destroying and rebuilding chamber of war.
  • Fixed issue where you could place a rock removal on top of an existing rock removal.

Stealth update: got a couple more quick fixes in today:
In 105r1:
  • Fixed issue where heads of household could also erroneously join the army
  • Fixed performance issue if you had a lot of jobs requiring wages and your gold was greater than 0 but less than the amount it took to page a wage

This is just one tiny step in our continued support of the game. There will be much more to come!

-Pete & Michael

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July 20

Roadmap and Future Development

Our launch is really just the beginning for Kingdoms and Castles, we’ve got a lot planned for the game coming up! Stay up to date on progress on twitter, facebook, or discord.

We'll be working toward big updates, but will also do smaller patch releases more frequently.

If you want to try the very latest version before it’s released, check out the steam branch called next-version-preview. Nothing is in there now, but we’ll post an announcement when a new build is ready. Keep in mind that the build in this branch is for testing and will likely have some issues and bugs.

Planned Updates
  • [In Development Now] - Merchants and Ports - build a port and merchant ships will dock to allow buying and selling goods. Sometimes they’ll even offer special upgrades for your town and castle.

  • [In Development Now] - Twitch Integration - Optional feature to let viewers interact with your game as you play. Viewers will get to vote on special events each year that can befall your kingdom. Perhaps they’ll help by voting for a windfall harvest, or they can make things more exciting by voting for things like fires, invasions, and plagues.

  • Hero System - A special hero unit you have direct control over. Depending on hero type they can help fight vikings or help your town run more smoothly.

  • Map Special Features - Maps have a chance to reveal a secret feature for your kingdom to contend with or take advantage of, things like bandit camps, ancient ruins.

  • VR Support - Play the game in VR! We’re investigating the VIVE right now.

  • And more - We’ve got a huge list of other stuff we’ll be organizing and updating the roadmap with as they’re ready. If you’ve got ideas or things you’d like to see in the game, come chat with us on discord and head over to the #ideas channel!
-Pete & MIchael
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About This Game

Kingdoms and Castles is a game about growing a kingdom from a tiny hamlet to a sprawling city and imposing castle.

Your kingdom must survive a living and dangerous world. Do the viking raiders make off with your villagers? Or are they stopped, full of arrows, at the castle gates? Does a dragon torch your granary, your people dying of starvation in the winter, or are you able to turn the beast back? The success of your kingdom depends solely on your skill as a city and castle planner.


Strategically layout your town to improve your peasants' happiness and to attract new residents. Tax them just enough to fund your castle. Make sure your peasants are fed in the winter and healed of plagues. Build churches to keep them from despair and taverns to keep them happy. You can even throw festivals if you've built a town square! Send out wood cutters to collect wood, set up stone quarries to build your castes, and farm the land efficiently so your town can grow and thrive.





The new land you're settling is at risk of viking invasion. These raiders seek to kidnap and kill your peasants, steal your resources, and burn your town to the ground. Use a powerful castle building system where castles are constructed using blocks which can be placed anywhere. Towers and walls are dynamically created based on how you stack and arrange them. Archer towers and other weapon emplacements have longer range the higher their tower. Try different layouts to best protect your kingdom and express your glory as a king or queen.





And it all takes place in a beautiful dynamic world with a stylized procedural cloud system and season cycle from summer to winter. A realistic tree growth algorithm simulates the forests. Depending on your needs, wood cutters can clear cut or responsibly manage your forests.






Kingdoms and Castles is the first Fig funded game to be released. Its crowd funding campaign succeeded with 725% of its goal and was supported by 1,400 backers. Supporters of the game could both pledge and invest during the Fig campaign.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 256mb or ATI Radeon HD 5670 256mb or Intel HD Graphics 4600
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 2.7GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.2Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 1gb or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 1gb
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 256mb or ATI Radeon HD 5670 256mb or Intel HD Graphics 4600
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 2.7GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 1gb or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 1gb
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 256mb or ATI Radeon HD 5670 256mb or Intel HD Graphics 4600
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 2.7GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.2Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 1gb or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 1gb
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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