You are Robin Hood! Forge your destiny and fight to liberate Nottingham in this epic story-driven RPG blending interactive fiction, resource management, and base building set within a lushly-illustrated Sherwood Forest.
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May 6

Jon Boden - Special Guest Star

We're thrilled to announce that Jon Boden - lead singer for the Remnant Kings and the late, great, Bellowhead - will be performing his previously unrecorded song, Living in the Greenwood, for Nocked. This special addition will appear in the game and as a bonus track on the original soundtrack!

Find out more about Jon's work here: http://www.jonboden.com
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Reviews

“A magical game, interactive fiction with a heart, soul, and style.”
4.5/5 – Gamebook News

“It's wonderfully written and has incredible detail and depth.”
iOS RPG site

“The writing is fantastic, the story was incredibly engrossing. [Nocked] is absolutely worth picking up and playing.”
The SML Podcast

About This Game

The Story
The peasants of Nottingham bow under the weight of Prince John’s taxes; nobles fall to the Sheriff’s political machinations; deserters from the Crusades pillage the land; and fairies lure the unwary into the depths of mist-shrouded Sherwood Forest, never to be seen again.

Step into the chaos of a magical England at the end of the Third Crusade.

Maid Marian hides breathless amidst the brambles after the sack of her father’s castle; Little John charges a bodyweight in gold to cross a lonely log; and Will Scarlet holds court in a brokedown tower surrounded by trees as tall as the sky, waiting for a king who will never come.

The time is ripe, a spark is lit – from the ashes of your home, from the shadow of anonymity, step into legend.

You are Robin Hood.

The Game
Nocked! is a lushly-illustrated, story-driven role-playing game. Define the deeds and identity of Robin Hood, outlaw of Sherwood Forest; recruit allies, forge alliances, find love; and chart a path between war, negotiation, and dangerous magics. Your choices are remembered and your actions shape the world, but you can’t do it alone.

Story and strategy collide as your reputation spreads and Merry Men join your band: Build and expand a base in the hidden deeps, manage your earnings from raids on tax collectors, and prepare for the coming of the Sheriff of Nottingham. There is no sure and easy path to victory, no one decision that will save your resistance; will you fall beneath the Sheriff’s boot heel, or will you build a movement to last the ages? The choice is yours.

Experience a lush and vibrant Sherwood Forest on desktop with art inspired by Lotte Reiniger - an early animator/director/artist - combined with traditional watercolor techniques; and original music drawn from medieval sources.

Features
  • Over 10 hours of gameplay incorporating more than 600,000 words of text and 7,500 unique narrative actions. No single playthrough is the same; this is interactive fiction on an epic scale!
  • Play as male or female Robin.
  • 10 romanceable characters, including both same and opposite-sex relationships.
  • 5 unique backstories that change the way the world responds to your actions.
  • 4 difficulty levels. Resource management can be an afterthought or a vital element in your decision-making.
  • 3 customizable bases, each with a unique look and play style. Build your base and see it reflected in the art and story.
  • 300+ pieces of hand-drawn art by Amanda Spaid.
  • Over an hour of medieval-inspired music by Ivan Oberholster; and featuring a new recording by Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden!
  • Dozens of different endings. See the culmination of your choices and their effect upon the world.
  • Play for minutes or hours at a time. A robust autosave keeps track of your progress.
  • Adjustable text size.
  • Built-in Twine and adapted for both desktop and mobile by Unmapped Path, specialists in narrative experiences, co-founded by Twine’s creator, Chris Klimas.
  • Originally launched on iOS in 2017, Nocked! has been lovingly expanded and refined for PC and Mac, with overhauled mechanics and additional art, music, and text.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.10 Yosemite
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated

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