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Kingdom: New Lands

An improved version of the old-school, minimalistic strategy game, Kingdom, that was released in 2015 by two independent developers nicknamed noio and Licorice.

Strategy | fantasy | RPG elements | 2D | indie games | side-scroll

Kingdom: New Lands cover

developer: noio

publisher : Raw Fury Games

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

09Aug2016

PC XONE

10Mar2017

iOS

11Mar2017

AND

14Sep2017

Switch

16Jan2018

PS4

Kingdom: New Lands is a minimalistic, side-scrolling 2D strategy with RPG features released on PC, PS4 and etc.. The game is an improved version of Kingdom, a game released in October 2015. Similarly as the original game, the title was created by two independent developers from Netherlands and Iceland who use nicknames noio and Licorice. The game was released for free to all owners of the original version of the game (PC only). The original game, Kingdom, was removed from the stores when Kingdom: New Lands debuted.

Plot

In Kingdom: New Lands for PC, PS4 and etc. the player assumes the role of a king who travels through the world on a horse and gains new followers, gradually improving and expanding his realm. The key to gaining the hearts of encountered people is gold. Since it depletes quickly, the player is forced to constantly obtain new pieces of it. While during the day the subjects are working on duties assigned to them, during the night the kingdom is attacked by hordes of enemies who want to get the crown (literally). The king is tasked not only with providing his subjects with work, but with giving them safety as well.

Mechanics

Mechanics of Kingdom: New Lands for PC, PS4 and etc. makes the game an unordinary strategy title in which the action is presented from classic side perspective and one can move only to the left or to the right. At first the gameplay consists of looking for subjects who automatically become builders or hunters and who, for the right price, give what they created or gathered to the player. As the kingdom expands, the players gain access to new types of workers and buildings that generate income. The buildings can be placed in random places, gradually farther and farther away from the main building. Since during the night the kingdom is attacked, one must create proper defense structures like towers and walls in which armies are stationed, ready to repel the invaders.

In comparison to the original version of the game in which the only objective was to expand the kingdom, in Kingdom: New Lands for PC, PS4 and etc. the player is tasked with a slightly more serious task. He must find the wreck of the ship and then reconstruct it in order to sail to the next realm where the whole action starts anew. In addition to that, the game introduces many novelties, majority of which was based on the players’ feedback. There are new and much larger areas to explore, seasons cycle and previously unavailable options, tools and upgrades.

Technical aspects

The graphics of Kingdom: New Lands for PC, PS4 and etc. are same as in the original game. The title offers old-school, pixel-based 2D graphics and retro music composed by artist that uses ToyTree nickname. In addition to music known from the original version of the game, New Lands contains nine completely new tracks.

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Dual Core, 4 GB RAM, 1 GB HDD, Windows 7
Minimum: Intel Dual Core, 1 GB RAM, 1 GB HDD, Windows XP

Apple iOS

Apple iOS

Android OS

Android OS

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