Rewrite medieval history through bloody siege combat and grand strategy. Rule, build, and wage war as one of the minor lords of medieval Europe… Medieval Kingdom Wars redefines Medieval Grand Strategy.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (24) - 62% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (950) - 79% of the 950 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 9, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Medieval 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 by time or budget constraints, and Early Access allows us to take our time and truly perfect the game.

MKW is our 4th major release, and having successfully released an early access title before - we found Early Access to be amazing when it comes to involving our players in development, to truly make this a community project.

Please keep in mind, that Medieval Kingdom Wars is a work in progress. And while we did our best to eradicate most bugs prior to Early Access launch, it is far from perfect. In addition – as we are adding new player requested features we expect new bugs, and issues to arise.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to stay in Early Access for around 18 months, with release late Fall 2018 or early winter 2019.”

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, the underlying gameplay mechanics of the grand strategy portion of the game are to be added, and skirmish balancing will be completely reworked.

In addition a lot more bonus features will be added to the game allowing players to do a lot more with the open ended game world.

And finally our level designers will complete all of the work re-creating 30+ castles and cities of the medieval Europe. This huge workload - never attempted by any RTS game before takes thousands upon thousands of hours.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“With Alpha complete, Medieval Kingdom Wars has a solid foundation in place, and the game is already a lot of fun and stable.

We currently have majority of the campaign features working, as well as the second skirmish game mode with solo/coop/pvp options.

The game is almost asset complete - with majority of art and audio assets in place

Over the next month we`ll be concentrating on adding the last of the world map grand campaign features, working on completing all of the 30+ town levels and putting especial attention to balancing this huge and complex strategy title.”

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

“We plan to gradually increase the price through the early access - as more and more features are added and the game is nearing the completion price point.”

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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November 9

Update 65 - The Follow Up



Hey Everyone,

As a follow up to yesterday`s update, we have another game changing patch for you today. We have reworked all the price tags in game, from livestock to research, both in RTS and World Map mode. You`ll find that all the income and expenses have went down greatly - up to 12 times lower. For example if before a unit could cost 1200, now it`s just 120.

These changes go far beyond simple math though, as relation between world map silver prices and RTS prices has been completely reworked as well. In addition this update is complete with the usual lengthy list of changes and fixes. We are breaking for the weekend, but you can expect another massive update next week.

And so presenting Update 65:
-All RTS mode prices reduced by 8x to 12x
-All World Map prices reduced from 2x to 4x
-Adjusted every single income or expense in-game to work with the new numbers
-Fixed the last startup crash issue, when clicking on Options window
-Fixed various issues with too much blurring in-game
-Adjusted in-game brightness and overwhelming bloom values
-New portrait for Serf, holding a pitch fork
-It is not significantly easier and more affordable to play on the world map
-Rebalanced income from Mines and Serfs to be significantly higher
-Reworked how AI trains units on the world map
-AI will no longer send overwhelming armies in the first couple of years
-AI progress through the first 10 years of campaign is significantly slower
-Reworked tutorial level 2 and 8 - AI assault force s a significantly larger now
-Reworked all tutorial levels with new light values and new unit cost
-All cavalry unit stats have significantly increased
-Archer attack significantly reduced - no longer op
-All the prices in-game are now even multiples of 5
-AI hamlet garrisons for level 4 and 5 are much weaker now
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November 8

Update 64 - The Game Changer



Hey Everyone,

And we continue with massive weekly update - allow me to present our biggest gameplay update so far. The changes go beyond a simple patch, instead you can call this a total gameplay conversion - or as we like to say - The Game Changer.

Our main goal was to simplify controls - with fewer but much larger battalions, and to create more realistic combat. Almost every game stats has been changed for this update - and just in case there are some issues - we will iron it our by next week.

In addition we made a big step in improving the game`s graphics, as well as stability. We also started to work on updated unit pathfinding - you can expect a lot more improvements in this area next week.

As you discover the new approach to gameplay we recommend starting a new campaign. If you want to continue an old campaign, you might need to remove 2/3rds of yours military units to work with the new gameplay format.

And so presenting Update 64, it`s a long list:

BIG CHANGES
-Major visual update - might be a bit too bright though...
-Fixed the last startup issues
-Total Rebalance of the game, including all gameplay modes
-Gameplay changed to controlling fewer units, but of bigger size
-Battalion size increased with twice as many soldiers in each group
-Unit scale greatly increased - easy to tell units apart
-Battalions now fight as one unit - not separating nearly as much
-Battles last twice as long with units surviving much longer
-All units stats are doubled or tripled - cost, strength
-Reworked starting player garrison, starting payer army, and AI garrison for each city
-Ranged units reworked - new animation takes much longer to reload, but deadly
-Siege ranged weapons reworked - cinematic kills with knocking units down
-Starting Diplomatic relations for each nation redesigned - more historical, and better gameplay
-There is a lot more difference in stats between units of different nations
-Greatly slowed down movement speeds of all units for slower more realistic gameplay
-Completely reworked Serf resources gathering - big battalions, efficient, doesn`t get stuck
-A lot of improvements to the Tutorial with over 40 changes and fixes


AI CHANGES
-Combat AI - major improvements to AI laying sieges faster and more efficient
-Combat AI - AI will not use multiple Rams to attack the same gate
-Combat AI - disabled AI advantage where it would deal more damage to the player
-Combat AI - AI creates units a lot slower now to work with the new balancing
-Unit AI - there`s now an actual AI script controlling their individual behavior
-Unit AI - units now attack building that they feel threatened by - like Barracks
-Unit AI - units now advance to attack archers shooting at them
-Unit AI - units will often stand ground, or advance based on the situation
-Unit AI - units a lot smarter when it comes to choosing opponents
-World Map AI now replenishes dead units in Hamlets and Towns
-World Map AI now upgrades Hamlet garrison as the time goes on - for large garrisons
-World Map AI now gives player more peacetime at the start of the campaign


FIXES AND ADDITIONS
-World map clouds less shiny and interfere less with the line of sight
-Polished up a lot of building and unit descriptions in English
-Peasants will no longer automatically slaughter not fully grown sheep
-Fixed boats having texture issues
-Fixed naval combat level not working
-Tutorial now uses national troops and not defaults
-Fixed issue with bad looking extra large or small GUI icons
-Fixed national unit names not showing in RTS mode
-New idle animations for Knights and Ranged units
-Removed some ridiculous idle animations from billman and voulgier units
-Reduced volume of music track on winning or losing a battle
-World map clouds less shiny and interfere less with the line of sight
-World Map army larger
-World Map army less brightly lit
-Unlocking sheep moved further down in the economy tree
-Arrows look a lot better and more noticeable
-Crossbowman now properly holds crossbow with both hands
-New Crossbow shooting animations
-Defending the town no longer gives huge amounts of silver on the world map
-When AI captures player towns it no longer gets an odd garrison of mixed units
-On capturing AI town in auto-resolve players get a basic garrison, not a strong one as before


BALANCING CHANGES
-All unit battalions double in size - including livestock, serfs, and military units
-All unit cost, training time and upkeep increased 200%-300%
-All unit and building cost and build time increased 150%-200%
-Increased the strength of all units 200%-250%
-Increase starting resources in skirmish and in campaign battles and enter town mode
-Wall construction time, especially towers is greatly increased by up to 250%
-Increased resources cap to 4000 on default
-Income from building and livestock greatly increased up to 300%
-Income from mines, Serfs, and livestock increased 200%-300%
-Level up cost for buildings greatly increased - up to 400%, not effected on the world map
-Cow and sheep less passive food income 25 per minute chicken, 50 per minute cow
-Rams take significantly longer to known down the gate
-Each tree, especially small one has 30%-50% more wood
-Townhouses hold 400% more wood
-Fog of war reveal distance expanded for all units
-Cost of building blockading palisade decreased
-Livestock starts with more resources and bigger in size
-Archers can take a lot more arrow damage with higher piercing armor
-Piked units made to have a big bonus vs archers, now that archers have high piercing armor
-Archers now shoot 2x-3x slower and are but deal 2x-3x more damage
-Archers shooting straight at a shorter distance, preferring to shoot high flying arrows
-Peasants no longer generate silver income on the world map
-AI will use 3x fewer units everywhere
-Increased the price of hamlet upgrade by 40%
-The reward for looting and raizing low-level hamlets is increased by 300-600 silver
-Building give 25-30% more silver income on the world map
-Moved the Cow unlocking research to 1 position later in the Economy tree
-New Sheep unlock in the Economy tech tree, on the 7th position instead of second
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About This Game

Medieval Kingdom Wars brings a fresh perspective to the grand strategy genre, combining it with a full-on real time approach, and daring to go where few strategy games have ventured before… Redefining Medieval Grand Strategy, by combining a huge living and changing world with real-time approach. Build your cities, wage your wars, serve your king, and experience siege combat with a degree of brutality never seen before

Innovative Real-Time Strategy with a single player grand campaign and solo/co-op multi-player modes

A grand campaign that puts the player in charge of a lordship entangled by domestic and international politics

The bloody siege combat of the period, with numerous survival elements and brutal historical realism. Includes looting corpses and hunting rats to feed your starving garrison

Realistic, medieval siege combat with intricate stronghold construction, and over 30 siege weapons and units

Featuring the most detailed and beautiful maps seen in this genre. The world map covers all of Western Europe

  • Beautiful and Dynamic World Map
  • Complex Economic Survival Model
  • Control Enormous Cities
  • Weather and Seasons Change
  • Powerful World Editor (Workshop support to be added prior to full release)

And so much more awaits you...

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 / ATI Radeon HD 6570
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • 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 porition of the game.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / Radeon HD 6790
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 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 porition of the game.

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