"The Vagabond Emperor" is a 2D RPG where you start as a simple vagabond and become an emperor. Smite enemies, build a town, create a family, suffer from the curse, do what you want.
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Mixed (23) - 69% of the 23 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 29, 2021

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“From the beginning, the development was a single person's job. It took a lot of effort and time. And now it is ready for early access. It is time to introduce the game to you and listen to your feedback. Fellow players, get to know the game and tell what you want to know. Early access is your way to contribute to the development of this game. The content and balance will be improved based on your feedback, bugs will be fixed, the game will become more exciting. You are the ones who can help make the game better and more enjoyable.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game is to be released in about 6 months. The aim is to make the game as enjoyable and engaging as possible. To release the game from early access, the following points need to be fulfilled:
  • implementing the planned ideas
  • adding essential content
  • adjusting the game balance
  • making the players happy with the obtained results

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

“Many other game mechanics are planned. I hope they will gradually appear in the game and take their rightful place in the gameplay.
  • I am planning to add new contents - items, weapons, features, dungeons and much more
  • I intend to improve the balance of the game and make it more solid and polished
  • The game's optimization and performance is planned to be improved
  • The game will likely be translated into more languages

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Friends, all the features presented in the 'About this game' section have been successfully implemented. Check it out for more details. The current version is fully operational and walkable from start to finish. Yet there are so many ideas and features that could be added. The current amount of content is far less than planned. The balance is still far from perfect. Certainly, there are still bugs and errors, but the game is being improved daily. I hope you will enjoy it and dive into its world for hours.”

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

“The price of the final version will not change. But continuing the development will require additional resources - graphics, music, sounds, and time.”

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

“You will have an opportunity to leave your feedback via the Steam group, Discord, and other ways. Friends, I am waiting for your suggestions for new and existing mechanics, items, quests and adventures! The most interesting and effective of them will be in the game. Let's create the game that we all will be excited about together!”
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About This Game

"The Vagabond Emperor" is a 2D RPG where you begin as a simple vagabond who decides to become an emperor in the fictional Middle Ages during a spreading curse. It's up to you to decide what to do and where to go to achieve your goals.

  • Build relationships with other people, fight the enemies in arcade or turn-based combat
  • Create factories, towns and kingdoms. Travel and make decisions.
  • Hire warriors and buy titles.
  • Create a family, continue to play as an heir after your character dies.
  • Install artificial limbs, explore dungeons, find valuable artifacts and treasures.

For example, playing as the king's son, raise an army, kill him, and receive the royal title by right of succession.
Or seduce wife of another king. Continue the game for the child born and get the crown after unsuspecting ruler.
You can get a job and earn a certain amount of money, then build a factory, get an income, and buy a title.
Then build your own city, declare yourself king, and go to capture other towns.
As an alternative, engage in begging, use the money to install artificial limbs, and go to seduce the queen in this guise.

Take part in battles and win personally by fighting in the front lines. Swords, axes, bows, pistols, and arquebuses are yours for the taking. Recruit fighters for your side and troops for your home and town garrisons. Gain rich spoils of war and lord your will over the vanquished.
  • Towns and Kingdoms

    Open a factory and produce goods. Build a new town and collect taxes from other characters. Create your kingdom and compete with other rulers for world domination.
  • Relationships

    Enemies will try to get to you or your family. Friends will support you in a difficult situation. Build relationships with characters however you like. Execute, torture, show mercy, trade, insult and, of course, wiggle your eyebrows.
  • Dynasty

    Create a unique character in the built-in editor. Find a loving partner and create your own family. Children will take on the traits and characteristics of their parents. After the death of the main character, the game will continue for the heir.
  • Artificial Limbs

    Wooden arms and steel jaws are commonplace in this world. Replace body parts with artificial ones to become stronger.
  • World

    A completely open world and freedom of action. There is a terrible curse hanging over the world - Tlen. You are not limited in the ways of achieving your goals. Every journey is unique. Embark on adventures full of battles, dangers, plots, and chance encounters.
  • Dungeons

    Perilous dungeons, dark caves and hidden lairs are located all over the world. Deadly traps, fearsome enemies and rare treasures await you.
  • Jobs and Tasks

    Do tasks, play musical instruments, trade your own body, or beg. All means are good on the way to the royal throne.
  • Titles

    With each new title, you gain more respect and the right to own factories and towns. Your army, the size of your inventory, and your luck increases to help you reach your goals.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad-core AMD / Intel CPU, 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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