Investigate your own death, find ways to break free from a time loop, chose a hero who will ascend to the throne and rule the Northern gate! The fates of whole nations of the land of Midian depend on your choices.
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Very Positive (11) - 90% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (619) - 84% of the 619 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access is a dialogue with the players who participate in the process of creating the game, the team focuses on feedback after each update.
The goal of Early Access is to work with users to create a product that will delight everyone.

In Knock on the coffin lid, the walkthrough for two heroes is already ready, this is enough to form an opinion about the game in Early Access, immerse yourself in the history of the world and experience the pleasure of winning the final battle.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are targeting the Q3 2024, if nothing portends trouble.”

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

“We are not that far from the release.
All game characters are ready and available in the game. In the near future we will completely update the storyline and all the events in the game. And also on the way is an integral DLC - "Milenis Nightmares" Despite the fact that the most stable build is now available, you may still encounter random bugs, missing scenes or art.

In the final version, we plan to add more cutscenes and visual effects, more art, events, and enemies. There is also a full-fledged work on game balance, mechanics and bugs so that you can get a full-fledged, high-quality product.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“- 4 biomes with charismatic inhabitants and complex conflicts
- 70+ events
- 50+ easy and 20+ worthy opponents
- 12 bosses and 3 super boss
- 1 secret superboss
- 450+ cards
- 200+ items (10+ special sets)”

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

“The price will not go up any more.”

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

“Of course these are your bug reports, but the gods of testing keep them. Communication with the audience allows you to soberly assess the balance, get feedback on the quality of a particular component. New ideas and a fresh perspective help to refine the already existing concept and the team's vision of the final product. We look at feedback, suggestions, discussions on Steam, the game's Discord server, and third-party forums.”
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“Developer RedBoon is particularly committed to serving the story of the game, even more so than limiting itself to the game’s mechanics.”
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“RedBoon Studios’ Knock on the Coffin Lid is quite an interesting take on RPG, roguelike, and card game as it combines it all together in a plot-driven title that’s heavy on its card game mechanics and progression.”


About This Game

In Knock on the Coffin Lid you wake up in a cold crypt a thousand leagues from home, devoid of memories of what has happened, and in the company of an enigmatic stranger. To return lost memories you will have to examine the dark secrets of your own death, form unexpected alliances and carefully plan your route.


Set off on a journey across three mysterious regions in order to return home and untangle a web of deadly intrigues. On your way you will meet many new friends – as well as those who only want to appear as such.


Decide what your world will look like after you ascend to the empty throne of the Northern Gate. Will the goblins remain slaves, or will they rule over the orcs in the Crimson Steppes? Will the elves be wiped from the face of the earth? Who will become the dominating force in the Northern Gate?


Collect powerful artifacts, build unbeatable decks and fight the leaders of factions that try to dispute your authority.


Learn the secrets of the three main heroes and their antagonists. Unlock 12 original subclasses in order to appreciate the depth of the game play and enliven your game experience.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: 2.6 Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DX10
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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