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What is it about?
A survival challenge in a 2D side scrolling set up with a unique theme in that you play as a king on horseback. You ride back and forth trying to recruit villagers, collect resources, and figure out mysteries. There's a simple structure of moving either left or right, and that allows for everything else in the game to have more layers of complexity. The game doesn't hold your hand to explain what to do, and instead allows you to explore, and try out your own strategy.
For those who...
- -Like exploration games. -Prefer to play without the game explaining everything.
Not for those who...
- -Want straightforward progression. -Don't like to retry a lot.
Why we love it
Kingdom differentiates itself from the pack by letting the player decide how much enjoyment they get from the game. It's all about exploration as you wander left or right, and try to piece together anything to expand your kingdom. There are mysterious environmental elements to uncover for an overarching replay system beyond simply recruiting people and building up your defenses and infrastructure.
App Store Description
"The fact that it's far deeper than I could have imagined has easily pushed this into my Best of 2017 list." -Touch Arcade
"A cryptic, gorgeous, and righteously frustrating way to spend time." -PC Gamer
"I am in love." - Destructoid
Nominated by the Independent Games Festival for Excellence in Design.
Tales spread of far off isles with mysteries waiting to be discovered. Rulers will need all the strength of their subjects to sail away and find new kingdoms in these New Lands.
Kingdom: New Lands builds upon the award-winning gameplay and mystery of Kingdom by introducing an abundance of new content to the IGF-nominated title while maintaining the simplicity and depth that legions of monarchs have come to experience and enjoy. Travel to the New Lands and welcome the deluge of new mounts, merchants, and vagrants that call these isles home, but be wary of the new obstacles that threaten your arrival -- for not just the greedy creatures block your way but even the environment itself can defeat you.
Be brave, ruler, and fight to the bitter end, lest these New Lands conquer you instead.
Kingdom: New Lands features:
● One ruler, their horse, and a bag of coins
● Greedy creatures trying to take your coins and crown every night (stop them!)
● Loyal subjects who will help build, attack, and defend your Kingdom
● Multiple upgrades for your homestead, different unit types to attack and defend, and secrets littered throughout the land
● Beautiful soundtrack that has received two honorable mentions from the Independent Games Festival