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Rising Lords PC

A turn-based strategy with elements of card and board games, in which the player takes on the role of one of the titular lords. Our task is to expand our influence, take care of the economic situation and wage war against enemy forces.

Strategy | turn-based | the middle ages | 2D | indie games

PC / Windows
Rising Lords cover

developer: Argonwood

publisher: Argonwood

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet / local network, players: 1-4

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

July2021

Rising Lords is a turn-based strategy with elements of card and board games. The German independent studio of Argonwood is responsible for its development.

Story

The action of Rising Lords takes place in the Middle Ages. The player takes on the role of one of the titular lords and his task is to expand his sphere of influence.

Mechanics

In Rising Lords the action is shown from an isometric view. The game takes place in a turn-based mode, and we have various tasks that need to be carried out; we must not only take care of the economic background of our estates but also constantly develop them, and if necessary - wage wars against enemy forces. Sabotage plays an important role here (thanks to which you can secretly weaken the position of your opponents). At the same time, we must be careful not to damage the trust of our subjects, which may result in a revolt.

We extract resources and collect taxes, take care of production processes, build and improve settlements, and recruit knights who then take part in open battles, sieges of hostile cities or in the defence of attacked territories. During the battles, we can use skill cards that can give our subordinates an advantage over their enemies; as we progress, we not only acquire new deck elements but also develop our existing ones.

Game modes

Rising Lords can be played both in singleplayer and with up to three other players; the title allows for multiplayer fun over the Internet or in the so-called hot seat mode. Interestingly, thanks to the system of interaction between the players it is possible to play some quite intricate psychological games.

Technical issues

The two-dimensional graphics of Rising Lords are kept in an original style reminiscent of medieval drawings. This is complemented by an atmospheric soundtrack.

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Expectations: 6.9 / 10 calculated out of 8 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Dual Core 2.27 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 or better
  • 500 MB HDD
  • Windows XP
  • Recommended:
  • Quad Core
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 960 or better
  • 500 MB HDD
  • Windows 10
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