A medieval city building game.
Kingdoms and Castles is a game made by Lion Shield about growing a kingdom from a tiny hamlet to a sprawling city and imposing castle. The success of your kingdom depends solely on your skill as a city and castle planner. 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! Use a powerful castle building system to create walls and towers to defend against the viking threat. Castles are constructed using blocks which can be placed anywhere. Towers and walls are dynamically created based on how you stack and arrange them. A realistic tree growth algorithm simulates the forests. Depending on your needs, wood cutters can clear cut or responsibly manage your forests. Send out wood cutters to collect wood, set up stone quarries to build your castes, and farm the land efficiently so your town can grow and thrive.
Release Date: Q2 2017
Developer: Lion Shield
Publisher: Lion Shield
Genre: Strategy, Simulation
Kingdoms and Castles
OS: Win 7
OS: Win 10
- City Design. Layout and expand your town strategically to improve your peasants’ happiness and to attract new residents. But make sure to tax them just enough so that you can fund your castle.
- Fortify and Defend. 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.
- Living world. And it all takes place in a beautiful dynamic world with a stylized procedural cloud system and season cycle from summer to winter.
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Kingdoms and Castles developers Lion Shield are made up of Pete Angstadt and Michael Peddicord, a duo who have worked on titles like Journey, Abzu and Spore. Grow a tiny village into a thriving city with an imposing castle. Kingdoms and Castles is heavily inspired by the SimCity series, Banished, and Stronghold where you construct castles to protect your people. Your kingdom must survive a living and dangerous world. Fight off vikings, dragons, and starvation. Villagers can have their names, also have little thoughts which sometimes respond to what’s happened or what you’ve done, but other times are whatever is on their mind. They also gain skill at what they do over time. The castle building system is very flexible and allows all sorts of castle designs. You can try many different layouts to best protect your kingdom and express your glory and power as a king or queen.