It's 1347, the time of the Hundred Years' War. In this historical grand strategy and RTS hybrid you play as one of 200 minor lords or across medieval Europe, Africa or Middle East. Rise up to take over your Kingdom and be crowned, then fight preserve your empire as Black Death descends on Europe.
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Positive (31) - 83% of the 31 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 9, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The Plague: Kingdom Wars is a sequel to Medieval Kingdom Wars, that was build on the foundation of the original game. With our current Early Access build, bigger half of the game has been remade from the ground up, and gameplay has evolved in new directions. A greatly expanded world map and new plague mechanics are just the beginning. There are hundreds of new lords to play as, and over 30 new nations to conquer and control.

However, since we wanted to focus on changing gameplay during production, some of the art and level assets remained from the original MKW. Our main priority during Early Access is to create brand new art assets and city levels, with unit and building variations by culture, and so much more.

The final goal is for each nation to play differently, and have four distinct cultural sets, with their own unit and buildings, spread across the greater Europe, including Western, Southern, Slavic and Muslim culture sets.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The Plague will be in Early Access for about one year, until Spring 2021.”

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

“As we launch into Early Access, the game is nearly complete gameplay and content wise. However, The Plague is our biggest game made so far and it would require months of polishing and balancing.

We also plan to add more unique features, but nothing that will affect the core gameplay.

Other priority during Early Access is to update all the level design and art to original, with unit and building variations by nation, and so much more. So final game will look a lot better than the Early Access launch build.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is nearly complete gameplay and content wise; all game modes and all playable factions are fully playable.

However, the game requires a lot of polish, and balancing, which due to the scope of the game will take several months.

In addition, right now the game uses some assets from it`s prequel - Medieval Kingdom Wars. And while it looks quite different, and these assets do fit, we plan to replace all of them with original art during Early Access.”

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

“The price of the full release will be about 50% higher. Price might increase as the game develops through the Early Access.”

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

“As a well-established indie studio, the Plague is our 5th major release. Most of our games go through Early Access process, and we have become quite good at this. We reply to almost every forum post and bug report, and work extremely closely with the community.

All the major decisions on major balancing and new features will be directly decided by our community. In addition, we plan to continue with system of player in-game votes to decide what projects the team should work on next.”
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About This Game



It's 1347, the time of the Hundred Years' War. You take on a role of one of 200 Minor Lords or Kings from the time period. Be a minor noble in Ottomans court, an earl in Ireland, or Emperor of Byzantium, and rewrite history by fighting to preserve your empire, and prevent the spread of the Black Death across Europe.

You bear the burden of leadership, and must decide how to keep your people safe. Act swiftly, using diplomacy or military might, but do not hesitate or the consequences will be dire. History has shown the critical importance of sound leadership in times of great crisis, even as we face these dangers now.


Redefining the Genre

The Plague: Kingdom Wars is the first historical strategy game to feature a full scale pandemic, as well as the optional undead mode, with millions of infected and undead potentially roaming the world map. Gameplay is ever evolving from lordship or kingdom management, to fighting a pandemic, or stopping an undead apocalypse.

Battle the Plague

The black death is here, and as it sweeps through your empire your focus will quickly shift from conquering your rivals to surviving the pandemic. Utilize primitive medieval medicine, quarantine your cities, cut trade with distant lands, whatever it takes to stem the tide of death. Millions of people across Europe will get infected and die, and very soon it's the human resources and not silver coins that will become the most sparse resource.


Brutal Epic Battles

Battles are truly epic - with several thousands units on all sides of battle. Bloody sieges, pitched field battles, and naval warfare unfolds with brutal historical realism and survival elements. When the battle is won, loot corpses or take apart towns to replenish your much needed resources.

Enormous World Map

The entirety of greater Europe and beyond is your playground – from the sultanates of North Africa to Byzantium, the Russian states and the Golden Horde, and all the Kingdoms of the Western and Central Europe. You can start the game as a minor noble with a small demesne or as a King ruling a great nation. There are dozens of Kingdoms for you to choose from and over 300 Lords and Kings whose role you can play.


From the makers of Medieval Kingdom Wars

The Plague: Kingdom Wars builds upon the success of Medieval Kingdom Wars and takes things further. As we enter Early Access, however, almost everything has been redone from the ground up, and gameplay has completely changed. Only some of the art and level assets remain (for now). A greatly expanded world map and new plague mechanics are just the beginning, with hundreds of new lords to play as and many new nations and cities to conquer and control.

Build an Empire

Build your cities and hamlets, engage in trade, economy and diplomacy, and in this time of great conflict in Europe – partake in almost non-stop warfare – from epic sieges to naval combat and bloody field battles.

Manage Towns Up-close

You have the freedom to manage everything up-close and personal by entering towns in RTS mode. Construct buildings and walls, and position your troops. At the same time, you can also manage everything on the world map.

Undead Mode

In the optional Undead mode, the millions infected will soon turn into an even deadlier plague, hordes of undead aimlessly roaming Europe, destroying everything in their path. Will you isolate yourself on one of the islands, or attempt to unite Europe through diplomacy as you try to stop thousands of undead at your castle walls?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / Radeon RX 480
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • 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 portion of the game.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 Processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / Radeon RX 490
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • 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 portion of the game.

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