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2 years ago

Feature: Trend of an era

The 10 most intriguing PC gaming trends of 2016

As December approaches like a runaway sled and we prepare to say our goodbyes to 2016, it's natural to reflect on the year as a whole. Those reflections could easily take the form of laments but we're keeping our focus firmly on the world of PC games, where we've identified ten trends that may not have defined 2016, but have certainly helped to shape it.…

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Side-Scrolling Strategy Game Kingdom’s Major Update

Like an errant fairytale monarch, I neglected Kingdom [official site] when it came out late last year. I'd played it before release and am a great admirer of the minimalist approach to base-building and population management. It's an entire strategy game condensed into a tiny package, driven by a wonderfully elegant interface. At GDC I took a peek at the 1.20 update, which changes the…

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3 years ago

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Settlement Builder Kingdom Due For Release In October

The "indie renaissance", for want of a less-hackneyed descriptor, of the past few years has brought with it a whole host of retro-inspired, minimalist sidescrollers. I've spotted many an internet commentator decry such pixel-parading, damning anyone who should take interest in such an "old-fashioned" style for reasons I never, ever agree with. Why? Well I'm probably an ersatz hipster-type, but, that aside, I love how…

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Peek At Kingdom’s Minimalist Settlement-Building Strategy

Minimalist side-scrolling strategy game Kingdom [official site] caught the eye of a young ragamuffin named Nathan back in 2013. Trotting around the land as a king atop a horse, you build and upgrade a minikingdom to fend off trolls that emerge at night - all with only three keyboard keys. It's pretty fun, and pretty pretty. Two years later, developers Noio and Licorice have returned…

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5 years ago

Simplicity Rules: Kingdom

I've heard the term "rule with an iron fist," but in Kingdom, you don't even need the whole hand. Technically, you could use just one finger, though two is probably more efficient. The sidescrolling survivor sees you play as a king astride a regal steed constructing a kingdom to match. His awe-inspiring, super amazing videogame powers? Move left or move right. Oh, he can also…

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