Rewrite medieval history through bloody siege combat in a fusion of RTS and Grand Strategy genres. Rule, build, and serve your King as a minor lord in medieval Europe. Experience siege, field and naval combat with an unseen degree of brutality.
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Mixed (50) - 62% of the 50 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,512) - 78% of the 1,512 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 3, 2019

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June 16

Update 1.14 - Better Visuals and Pathfinding



Hey Everyone,

We hope everyone`s enjoying their summer, and in case you decide to spend some time with MKW this weekend, there`s a nice new update ready - full of pleasant surprises.

As you might have heard, our team is busy working on another project - KW2DE - rework of our earlier game, that we are releasing for free for the players of the original. This is adding a bit of a delay to our MKW updates, but we are still on track. And you can expect a major update 1.15 in July that will finally include controlling AI lords, and giving AI orders in battle.

Meanwhile we wanted to update the visual fidelity of MKW, as well as iron out some issues in pathfinding and combat, and after few weeks of work on our game engine, we are finally ready to release this small, but sweet update.

And so presenting Update 1.4

-Visual Update - added Anisotropic filtering - on by default
-Visual Update - added Anti Aliasing filters - MSAA 2x,4x, 8x
-Visual Update - various minor improvements and post-processing tweaks
-Updated options menu layout to implement new visual options
-Major pathfinding update when tasking a large number of units
-Fixed pathfinding issue with units ignoring orders to move
-Fixed pathfinding issue with only some battalions moving while others don`t
-Pathfinding improvements to tasking units across the map and in combat
-Pathfinding improvements to tasking a large number of battalions into a tight space
-Units form up on the wall on most levels (other than hamlets) much better
-Fixed units positioned on walls, sometimes standing on the ground
-Fixed Garrison Commander Achievement

A word of a warning, for most players we recommend using Anti Aliasing filter set to 2x or at most 4x. 8x only make sense on more advanced video card like 1070+
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June 12

Updates schedule for June and July



Hey Everyone,

Just some quick info regarding the upcoming updates - and a preview of next week`s update 1.14...

But first - we have to apologize for the delays... As you might have heard we are working on launching Kingdom Wars 2: Definitive Edition - a total rework of our previous game, that we are releasing for free for our players who purchased original KW2B. You can find out more about it here:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1036440/Kingdom_Wars_2_Definitive_Edition/

Unfortunately this launch is delaying work on the upcoming update 1.14 for MKW. We hope you can forgive us, we always want to do right by our players, and with a team of our size there are sometimes delays due to numerous projects and updates.

However, we really don`t want you waiting for a month for the next big update - so what we`ll do is release a mini-update 1.14 sometime next week. It will not include all the cool gameplay features like controlling lords and giving AI orders in battle... as we will have to push forward these additions for the big update 1.15. You can expect 1.15 later on in July.

With that said, you can expect some pretty cool things in this mini update 1.14 next week:

-Major visual update for our game engine - anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, post-processing e.t.c
-Major pathfinding engine update - makes tasking and controlling units in combat much easier, and solves problems like units sometimes ignoring orders
-Couple of minor fixes here and there

Thanks for your patience, and your continuing support!
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About This Game


Medieval Kingdom Wars brings a fresh perspective to the grand strategy genre, combining world map kingdom management with a full-on real time approach. It`s 1336, the time of the Hundred Years' War

Grand Campaign Awaits

You start the game as a minor noble, in service to your King. With over a dozen nations and over 50 Lords to choose from, each playthrough is truly unique and tells it`s own story.

There are many ways to play the game. The Grand Campaign. Classical RTS skirmish with solo, coop and multiplayer options. And a story driven introductory campaign that introduced the player to the the time period through 9 crafted scenarios.

Redefining the Genre

Everything takes place in real-time, with rogue like game progression - everything you do is constantly saved, even during the battle. There are no second chances, no turns, or multiple reloads.
This is a first game to fuse Fixed Force and RTS gameplay. As you bring your army to battle, you can also set up your siege camp or town, collect resources and train new troops as the battle unfolds.

Brutal Epic Battles

Battles are truly epic - with up to 120 battalions per battle. Bloody sieges, pitched field battles, and naval warfare unfolds with brutal historical realism and survival elements. Includes looting corpses, or taking apart towns for resources.

Manage Towns Up-close

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

Complex Tech Tree

Late Middle ages was a time of many technological breakthroughs. The game represents this with complex historical tech tree - with over 240 innovations and local technologies - from religious matters to military and innovative siege tactics.

Feudal Diplomacy

As you improve your lordship, you will engage in complex feudal system within your Kingdom. Serving your King and maintaining relations with your fellow lords, as well as influencing larger European politics.
Eventually you can rebel, and overthrow your King. This opens entire new level of gameplay. As you hire new Lords, divide the land between them, and engage in a complex diplomatic system of European politics.

Beautiful Game World

Beautiful, living and ever changing game world awaits you. The map of Western Europe is complete with nearly 200 towns and hamlets. The towns are enormous and hand-crafted historical reproduction of actual medieval towns.


And last, but not least, you can also expect…

  • Dynamic weather and season changes effecting the gameplay
  • Social component to the grand campaign – with chat and other social features
  • Over 30 units and siege weapons, unique for each nation
  • Wonderful music, using real musical instruments
  • Powerful World Editor and other modding tools
  • Free updates for months after launch
  • Rare indie production value, with the game created by only 3 developers
  • Real time in-game help from volunteer Mods and Developers
…and so much more awaits you.

Free Post Release Content

We want to do a lot more with MKW, and release is just the beginning. Bellow is the planned content for 2019. These expansions are not in any order, as our players get to vote on what they think the team should work in – right from inside the game`s main menu. And please keep in mind - this only lists big projects. There are nearly 200 other smaller things and improvements across the board that are still planned.


  • Adding CoOp to the campaign - including attacking friends or random players towns, armies, or inviting friend or random player to attack AI in your campaign
  • Workshop support, opening up all game files for modders
  • Religion - Chaplain Adviser that oversees religion, elections of Pope, various religious actions that benefit the player`s campaign
  • Complex Trade System - Merchant Adviser that oversees trade - conclude trade agreements, setup trade routes between towns and nations, earn silver, trade goods and reputation
  • Updated victory and information screens - showing all the changes in diplomacy, standing and reward
  • Being able to recruit Lords into your Kingdom
  • Customization of player colours and nation colours
  • Overlay on all unit battalions - that show their portrait, health, status and much more, optional can be turned on and off
  • Several new Diplomatic actions - trade agreements, various alliances, claims
  • Some of the starting lords become female Ladies instead, option to choose Male or Female character
  • New random map terrain sets (fir forests, rural areas, dry lands, desert and more)
  • Expanding tech tree to add another 25 technologies
  • Several new Large town levels (Lisbon, Cagliari, Rome, Florence, Milan)
  • Being able to issue orders to AI Lords during battle, depending on their relations and allegiance
  • Being able to issue orders to AI lords on the world map


If release goes very well, to be added later in 2019

  • Creating unique unit art for each nations unit roaster
  • Creating new town building and wall styles for different nations (including Muslim style, Italian style e.t.c)
  • Expanding world map to feature North Africa, Asia Minor
  • Adding 12 new nations to the game, complete with 50 new lords
  • Expanding tech tree to feature gunpowder advances - allowing recruiting cannons and musketeers in the late game
  • Zombie Mode - a secondary campaign mode, where dead do not stay dead - and armies of undead roam the world map, forcing rules to unite against the Undead plague
  • World Map quests - various random quests to complete on the world map for rewards
  • Town Development Quests - various optional random quests to complete while building up your town
  • Loans - take loans from different factions and characters, or become a banker yourself. Be warned - they will come to collect the debts.
  • Major events during campaign - including Black Death

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 670 / Radeon R9 280X
    • 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 970 / Radeon RX 480
    • 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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