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.
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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 12 months, with release in mid 2018”

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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May 25

Update 55 - Four Armies in Battles



Hey Everyone

Before we jump to the patch details - we wanted to give a warm Thank You to all the new players who joined us this week, thanks for your feedback, reviews and bug reports. And most of all for supporting our small indie company on a quest to create a new worth Grand Strategy game!

Now... it`s another solid update today - introducing fighting battles with up to four armies in the campaign. Sure the second army for now is AI controlled, but we`ll address this in the next update. Today`s patch also includes a lot of new player requested features - from new Cheats menu, to Heal All Units option, and a lot of other quality of life improvements.

We should have the next update 56 the week of June 11. That update will enable controlling both armies in battles (right now AI controls the other one), as well as introduce huge number of new diplomatic features.... and hopefully finally bringing you the first part of Direct X 11 engine update

And so, presenting Update # 55:

-Multiple armies in RTS battle mode enabled for Naval and Army vs Army combat
-Multiple armies in RTS battle mode enabled for Town and Hamlet combat
-During multiple battles in Hamlets or vs Army - additional armies spawn in supporting Army Camps
-During town battles additional armies spawn inside the city or in the second army camp
-AI controls the second army - to be changed in the next update
-Added Heal All option when clicking on damage soldier in the army
-Greatly improved camera centering on the world map - back to the last position before a battle or game exit
-On the World Map selected multiple armies will now march in close proximity to each other
-Destroyed nations are no longer selectable in Diplomacy window and have a death symbol over their portrait
-In Skirmish when selecting Hamlet battle added options for various random map terrain
-Cheat Codes can now be entered by clicking F7 key
-Cheats are: /merchant and /silver on the world map, /food, /wood, /stone and /iron on the battle map
-Skirmish Hamlet battle now has up to 4 players, with 2 other players having supporting Army Camp
-Victory and Defeat cinematic for large town battles
-Military Alliance and Trade Agreement icons show in Diplomacy/Chancellor
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May 21

Summer Roadmap & 50% off Weeklong Sale



Hey Everyone,

With Beta milestone just three months away, MKW is shaping up into the Kingdom Wars game we always wanted to make. With nearly 55 updates and Summer finally here, it`s time to celebrate with a massive -50% off Weeklong Sale.

Here`s a nice video to introduce the game to the new players joining us today
https://youtu.be/uK3SsiqEfUY

And it`s just as well that we reveal or plans for the next 3 months, leading onto the Beta Milestone. Things are about to get very interesting as we nearing completion on several huge projects that`s been in the making for months. And as soon as we get through this, it`ll be time to rework and polish, including long overdue work on interface and combat.

So without further introduction lets take a look into production plans for the next four months. Bellow list only includes the biggest features of each update.

And if you have any questions or need clarifications - please don`t hesitate to ask:)

And so - off to work, to make this beautiful 4 months plan happen. Thanks for all your continuous support, and here`s to the Beta milestone.


SUMMER 2018 DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP

Update # 54
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ETA: Mid May
-Multiple armies in auto-resolve
-Various fixes on a dozen of bugs
-A lot of new music



Update # 55
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ETA: Late May
-Multiple armies in battle
-Various fixes on a dozen of current bugs
-New town: Norwich


Update # 56
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ETA: Mid June
-Direct X 11 - Part 1 - same visuals but improved performance
-Fixed various Direct X 9 related bugs
-New way to create armies with Lord or Adviser
-Tooltips for every single element of the Interface
-Building city walls on the worldmap
-Updated diplomacy features for minor lords
-Becoming the King, ruling as a King and hiring lords
-New diplomatic features as a King
-New town: Lisbon
-New terrain set: Forest


Update # 57
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ETA: Late June
-Direct X 11 - Part 2 - changing resolution in-game, windowed mode
-Major updates to World Map AI, friendly lord assistance, lords working together in attacks
-Major updates to World Map AI: no suicide attacks, looking for weaker points, ambushes
-CoOp battles with inviting another player or friends army
-New terrain set: Farmland
-New town: Cagliari


Update # 58
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ETA: Early July
-Direct X 11 - Part 3 - Various visual filters and visual improvements enabled
-Each nation get a roaster of unique troops, completely different from each nation
-Major updates to World Map AI, friendly lord assistance, lords working together in attacks
-PvP campaign battles, with another player or friend replacing AI in a battle
-New Advisers menu: Court Chaplain, introducing of Cards advantages on the world map and battle
-New terrain set: Southern Plains
-New town: Dublin


Update # 59
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ETA: Late July
-New Tutorial Campaign added with nearly 10 missions and a lot of world map gameplay. Fully voice acted
-Direct X 11 - Part 4 - Final visual improvements
-New Advisers menu: Merchant, introducing various trade features
-Final CoOp campaign features like sending resources
-Selecting color and banner for your troops


Update # 60
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ETA: Early August
-Major polishing update, with 50+ fixes across the board
-First polishing update to the interface
-Major update to pathfinding - battalions sticking together
-First of the quests added, various historical events
-Skirmish Menu redesigned


Update # 61
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ETA: Late August
-BETA MILESTONE
-Various player requested fixed and updates
-Work on balancing, improving starts
-Additional quests added, various historical events
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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 historical accuracy, a huge living and changing world, and historical quests, all in a real-time environment. 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
  • Incredible Historical Accuracy
  • 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 9.0
    • 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 9.0
    • 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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