Lords of New York is a new kind of poker game where you can cheat at cards. With RPG-like skills, cheat your way to victory against exciting and hilarious characters.
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Mixed (32) - 59% of the 32 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 19, 2017

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Why Early Access?

“Early Access is our chance to share Lords of New York with our fans in a fully playable and enjoyable form while we work on our grand vision for the game. You're getting a fun game already, with robust multiplayer, engaging AI players, and a poker game like you've never played before. When it becomes the game we've dreamed about, you'll be the first to play it in its complete form. We have a very active development cycle already, with loads of characters and abilities to add. We're eager to share it with our fans, hear their feedback, and have them contribute to Lords of New York's development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Majority of our work in getting out of Early Access will be polish, adding new characters, venues, and preparing our Story Mode interface. It will take several months of work and maybe a few more as we apply feedback from our Early Access community.”

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

“Lords of New York is all about its characters and their stories. Our full release will give them an even greater focus on them with in-depth story content, small mini-games, new poker venues and game-play variations as well as additional Steam functionality. We want to give players an opportunity to really bond with our characters, and that's what we'll be spending the extra time doing.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Lords of New York is fully playable. We have six playable characters, fully voiced and animated. You can play online-multiplayer with friends and in single player versus AI.”

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

“The price will not go up after Early Access. We will be frequently adding features and characters to Lords of New York both in both Early Access and after release. These will be fully available to you whether you purchase early or not.”

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

“Community is a huge part of our game. Our core mechanic of cheating at poker requires lots of balancing, and our players are the most integral part of the process. We'll be listening to feedback and collecting data on how to make our characters even more fun and interactive. We're committed to making our current and upcoming characters really fun to play. We want Lords of New York to be the most fun way to play online poker with your friends. We know the key to that is listening to our community.”
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October 5, 2018

Setting Lords of New York Free

It's time for Vince to bounce from the big house. Lucky's free, Vince's free - the Lords of New York are running free!

On a serious note, what happened to Lords of New York?

We worked hard on Lords of New York. Dozens of people sweated and pursued this ambitious title.. and by pursued, I mean, went after it 7 days a week for over 5 years. We made dozens of unique characters and stories, built our own cross platform, C++ engine from scratch, and even invented a new type of 2D animation and tooling.

Why go free? Why did the work stop?

In the poker game of life... you make the best of your hand. Stopping development had nothing to do with the game, the team, tech, finances, community... it was life. Sometimes, it's simply time to release and allow for the next chapters of our lives and careers to take place.

Thank you for supporting us! While we left a lot on the table, and had even more in store, we're proud of this game. We gave it our all, and are proud of our efforts, the innovations, the awards, but most especially, grateful that you came on this journey with us.

You'll see us all again, spread throughout the industry with some big and creative things in the works!

Enjoy the game -- and at free, it's a great price. We hope you and your friends make this your new poker Thursday game.

Happy gaming!
Lunchtime Studios

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About This Game

Lords of New York is poker the way it oughta be - with a lot fewer of those boring rules! Cheat your way to the top in style in this stylish 1920s-era Poker RPG, where you'll develop skills over the course of every game to give you an edge on your opponents. Don't like the cards you've got? Switch 'em around. Don't like the way your opponent is betting? Make 'em regret it. Pick your character, and see how fun poker can be.

Every character's skills and abilities match their distinct personalities, and they're all lovingly animated and fully voice acted. They'll let you know exactly how they feel about the way the game is going, encouraging players to bond with them over the course of a game. Poker isn't about cards - it's about the people - and Lunchtime Studios has created a cast of characters you won't forget.

Lords of New York features:

  • Texas Hold 'Em
  • Unique character skill trees.
  • Single-player Story Mode (upcoming).
  • New 2D Animation technology for body language expression.
  • Humorous characters that react to your every move
  • AAA voice acting
  • 4-player multiplayer
  • Cross-play from PC/Mac to iOS on a LAN

What are you waiting for? Pull up a seat at the table, and cheat your way to victory!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Intel Graphics w/512 MB ram
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c sound device
    • Additional Notes: Highly optimized, may run on older machines as well.
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 3GHz or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c sound device
    • OS: OSX 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics w/512 mb
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Default Mac Audio
    • Additional Notes: Runs on Mac Mini 2014+, or 2008 iMac+
    • OS: OSX 10.9+
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or Nvidia Graphics w/512 mb+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Default Mac Audio

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