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For The King

Premature Evaluation: For The King

Let's talk about hex (based games)

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8 months ago

Pirates are swinging aboard For The King next week in a free update

There's only one force known to man that can improve board-game-like strategic RPG For The King, and that force is pirates. They'll be swinging on board November 21st as part of the Into The Deep update, equipped with new gun-class weapons and with other NPCs (friendly and not-so-friendly) on their tail. If the trailer's anything to go by, there is a lot of shooting people…

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9 months ago

1 year ago

For The King is ascending out of Early Access next week

Hex-based tactical dungeon crawler For The King has been rattling around on Steam's Early Access section since February of last year, charming folks with its stylish texture-lite aesthetics and its compelling mix of freeform adventuring and uncompromising tabletop-inspired combat, where things are seldom far from a bad turn. IronOak Games reckon that their first baby is just about ready to take its first steps into the…

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2 years ago

Feature: Let's talk about hex (based games)

Premature Evaluation: For The King

Every Monday we order Brendan to examine the early access entrails for signs of coming chaos. This week, the guts tell of a magical and old-fashioned RPG called For The King [official site] with strange rougelike properties... Death comes easily to the intrepid hex explorer. If you’re lucky, you’ll just get a quick bandit axe in the forehead. But if you’re like me, only the…

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4 years ago

For The King Paves Way For Kickstarter Ascension

"EXPLORE". "DISCOVER". "SURVIVE". "OR DIE". For the King [official site] trailer's a bit on the bossy side, but I suppose after you surpass your Kickstarter goal by more than double with 21 days left on the clock, then you can afford to be more forthright than not. It's a roguelike which pairs a hexagonal travel map with zoomed-in, turn-based fights, and you can find gameplay…

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