Less than seven months after securing $108,767 from 1382 backers on crowdfunding platform Fig, Lion Shield’s video game Kingdom and Castles is now available on Steam and GoG.
As previously reported, Kingdoms and Castles is notably inspired by the SimCity series, Banished, and Stronghold, is described as a game about growing a kingdom from a tiny hamlet to a sprawling city. The players’ kingdoms must survive a “living and dangerous world,” which may include Viking raiders, dragon attacks, and beast discoveries.
To build a city, players must layout and expand their town strategically to improve peasant happiness and attract more residents. Each kingdom must tax the residents as a way to fund their castle, make sure all are fed in the winter and survive plagues, and also throw special events or build areas that will make residents happy. Along with keep residents alive and happy, each kingdom must be able to defend themselves. This means to build walls and towers to keep out danger.
Lion Shield has stated it is working on the stretch goals, and the Merchants and Ports Update is first up. The studio will post progress when it has something show.
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