Kingdoms and Castles is a game about growing a kingdom from a tiny hamlet to a sprawling city and imposing castle.
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September 7

Beautification Update - Now Available!


Hi Everyone,

While we're still hard at work on other updates (Rival AIs, VR, twitch integration, and secrets), we've got the Beautification Update ready for you now! If you've got questions, ideas, bug reports, come chat with us on discord: https://discord.gg/kingdomsandcastles, or email us at contact@lionshieldstudios.com.

Now let's get to what's new:

Gardens

Added gardens, they provide happiness in a radius and provide bonus happiness if they’re on irrigated soil or near other gardens. The gardens work like roads and they change appearance based on if other gardens are adjacent.

New Statue

Added a new statue, Lord Nextraztus, a monument to the mighty dragon!

Fountains

Added small and large fountains. They provide all the benefits of a well, but in a larger radius with extra happiness. However, they must be on irrigated land to function.

Skill System Tweaks

Workers will slowly forget skills they aren’t using. The person UI now shows this and better shows what skill they are currently learning. Archer Towers and Ballista Towers also now have some visual decoration when their workers are highly skilled (see the tower on the right who are grandmaster archers vs the left who are apprentices).

Aqueduct Tweak

You can now build aqueducts through castle walls and castle walls on top of aqueducts. No longer will your irrigation system be a hole in your defenses!

Improvements/Tweaks
  • Added happiness bonus for killing vikings
  • Adjust tax happiness curve
  • Some performance improvements
  • Reorganize building menu, now at the bottom center of the screen and the ‘Town’ category is split into ‘Town’ and ‘Advanced Town’
  • Archer Tower and Ballista Towers won’t shoot unless the workers are actually there.
  • People working at Archer and Ballista Towers won’t leave their jobs during combat (unless you manually disable that job) even if a job is placed above it in the priority list.
  • Granary workers will now pick up wheat dropped by other workers
  • Fixed issue where w or s could scroll the kingdom log
  • Fixed issue with bakeries reporting inflated food amounts in the food report
  • Some performance improvements

We'll have more info on the progress of the Rival AIs update as well as other updates in the next month or so!

As always, email (contact@lionshieldstudios.com) or direct chat on discord is the fastest way to get in touch with us: https://discord.gg/kingdomsandcastles

Until next time,
-Pete & Michael
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July 31

Development Update

Hi Everyone,

It's been a little over a year since we launched Kingdoms and Castles and the game has grown and improved quite a bit. But we won't rest. Looking into the future, we've got lots more new stuff planned!

On a personal note, it's been a life changing year for us, and we wanted to say thank you all for ideas, bug reports, and for playing!

Here's a quick update on what we're working on next:

Rival AI Kingdoms
This is gonna be a big one with lots of hefty new features, so it’s going to take a while. The AIs will need to build cities on their own and we’ll need to work out the consequences for sending armies across landmasses, attacking with soldiers and towers, and how to handle diplomacy. We’re laying the groundwork and setting stuff up for this now.

Since it’s going to take some time we’ve got some quicker updates coming out soon while you wait. You can look forward to our upcoming...

Beautification Update
We’ll be adding some new stuff for your villagers to enjoy, including royal gardens, a new statue, and fountains that tie in with the aqueduct system. Here’s a little preview of the gardens, they use a tile based system like the roads that changes how they look based on how you place them:



Questions, suggestions? You can always reach out to us on discord (http://discord.gg/kingdomsandcastles) and contact@lionshieldstudios.com.

Until next time,
-Pete & Michael
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About This Game

Kingdoms and Castles is a game about growing a kingdom from a tiny hamlet to a sprawling city and imposing castle.

Your kingdom must survive a living and dangerous world. Do the viking raiders make off with your villagers? Or are they stopped, full of arrows, at the castle gates? Does a dragon torch your granary, your people dying of starvation in the winter, or are you able to turn the beast back? The success of your kingdom depends solely on your skill as a city and castle planner.


Strategically layout your town to improve your peasants' happiness and to attract new residents. Tax them just enough to fund your castle. Make sure your peasants are fed in the winter and healed of plagues. Build churches to keep them from despair and taverns to keep them happy. You can even throw festivals if you've built a town square! Send out wood cutters to collect wood, set up stone quarries to build your castles, and farm the land efficiently so your town can grow and thrive.





The new land you're settling is at risk of viking invasion. These raiders seek to kidnap and kill your peasants, steal your resources, and burn your town to the ground. Use a powerful castle building system where castles are constructed using blocks which can be placed anywhere. Towers and walls are dynamically created based on how you stack and arrange them. Archer towers and other weapon emplacements have longer range the higher their tower. Try different layouts to best protect your kingdom and express your glory as a king or queen.





And it all takes place in a beautiful dynamic world with a stylized procedural cloud system and season cycle from summer to winter. A realistic tree growth algorithm simulates the forests. Depending on your needs, wood cutters can clear cut or responsibly manage your forests.






Kingdoms and Castles is the first Fig funded game to be released. Its crowd funding campaign succeeded with 725% of its goal and was supported by 1,400 backers. Supporters of the game could both pledge and invest during the Fig campaign.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 256mb or ATI Radeon HD 5670 256mb or Intel HD Graphics 4600
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 2.7GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.2Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 1gb or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 1gb
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 256mb or ATI Radeon HD 5670 256mb or Intel HD Graphics 4600
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 2.7GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 1gb or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 1gb
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 256mb or ATI Radeon HD 5670 256mb or Intel HD Graphics 4600
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 2.7GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.2Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 1gb or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 1gb
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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