The year is 1510. As wars rage across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, it is the age of gunpowder and mercenaries - that changed the course of history. You can do it as well, going from a leader of men to the ruler of an empire in this unique mix of RTS and grand strategy.
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Mostly Positive (61) - 75% of the 61 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 15, 2024

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Why Early Access?

“Renaissance Kingdom Wars is the game we always dreamed of creating. And doing it right! With the game of this magnitude and complexity we don`t want to be rushed and Early Access allows us to take our time and truly perfect the game.

Renaissance Kingdom Wars is our 6th major release and having released another title through Early Access we found EA to be amazing when it comes to involving our players in development, to truly make this a community project.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to stay in Early Access for several months, with release in 2024”

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

“With the title of this scope and epic scale the difference a year can make is huge. And while on the surface - at least as far as graphics and overall feeling goes - the game will not change much, we plan to focus on the underlying gameplay mechanics of the grand strategy portion of the game – to get everything well balanced and polished.

In addition, we hope to include some bonus features that will expand on late game gameplay as well improving on-boarding, expand intro tutorial. And of-course - polishing and balancing the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Renaissance Kingdom Wars has a solid foundation in place, and the game is already a lot of fun and stable. All the game modes are complete and working and the game is feature complete.

Please see the "About This" section for complete feature list.”

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

“Yes, the price of the game will increase by about 30% for a full release.”

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

“Our team will do everything in our power to open up the development and commit to weekly updates. We plan to talk with our players directly in-game, and read and reply to almost every forum suggestion and reports. Players will be asked to vote on features proposed by other players, and our team will do our best to add most desired ideas, and features in-game.”
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About This Game

Renaissance was an era of science, arts, philosophy - and the art of war. Split between warring kingdoms, merchants, and religions, the Renaissance saw the rise of mercenary armies, waging war across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for the highest bidder, with captains of these forces making or breaking nations.

Renaissance Kingdom Wars puts you in the well-trodden shoes of one such captain. You’ll wage wars for your king, fighting real-time battles to conquer cities for the crown. Then you’ll bring them to prosperity, becoming a lord in your own right. Once you master this grand strategy, you may already be sick and tired of bending the knee for scraps from the royal table.

What then? Raise the standard of rebellion and take the crown. And if that’s not enough? The rest of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East awaits to be united under the leadership of a new emperor, who would eclipse the achievements of Rome…

You start the grand campaign as a captain of your mercenary company. Whether it is the frigid Scandinavia, the scorched Holy Land, or somewhere in between, your contract to your liege will lead you to numerous battles under their flag. From epic clashes involving thousands of men, horses, and machines, to brutal sieges and merciless naval engagements, you’ll be expected to lead your troops to victory - and keep them in fighting shape once the slaughter is done.

You may be rewarded with a city of your own, becoming a lord, expected to keep the economy running, engage in diplomacy, and carve out a domain of your own. If your ambitions are greater? Nothing stops you from tearing up the contract and turning your pikes, arquebuses, and everything else on your former employer. Still not enough? You can become the emperor general of the known world, stretching from the Pillars of Hercules to Jerusalem, and face the great politics that have already ended one such empire. Will you fare better?

To reflect the dynamic nature of the Renaissance, it’s not just the scope that changes. As you battle, siege, manage, negotiate, and conquer, the technology marches on. Spears give way to pikes, trebuchets to cannons, knights to cavalrymen, and gunpowder transforms the battlefield from a medieval abattoir into an even bloodier horror.

All amidst the endless war over power, religion, and ego that tore apart Europe in the 16th century. From the sultanates of North Africa to the remnants of Byzantium, the Russian steppes and the Golden Horde, to the kingdoms of the West and the fractious Holy Roman Empire, there is only war - and over 500 provinces to battle across, besiege, and conquer for your sovereign - or yourself.

Whether leading armies to bloody victories, building a domain of your own, or expanding your empire through violence, diplomacy and trade, you can choose to view and manage everything from the world map - or command from the frontlines, zooming in to witness the turbulent 16th century in all its gory glory.

Don’t want to bother with guts? Start your conquest as a minor lord from the get go, rather than carve it out with pike and shot. Or pick one of the thirty six historic kingdoms and engage in great games and politics from the start - but remember, then you are the king the other mercenaries work for and they might decide that their heads are a better fit for the crown!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 Processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / Radeon RX 480
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / Radeon RX 490
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

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