Posts Tagged ‘Lion Shield’

Have You Played… Kingdoms and Castles?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time.

I spent a long, lazy weekend with Kingdoms and Castles and it was one of the most purely pleasant gaming experiences I had in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Pretty city builder Kingdoms and Castles is out now

Kingdoms and Castles

I’m a sucker for oldie-worldie town builders. Banished, Anno 1401The Settlers – I’ll take them all. So Kingdoms and Castles [official site], which released this week, has got my tower watchman interested.

You build a town and then defend your citizens from Viking raids, dragon attacks, and harsh winters. Simple enough. What appeals to me, really, is the low-poly art style, and the way the tiny villagers bob up and down as they scamper around. It’s also got changing seasons and a “stylised procedural cloud system” – basically, the clouds are pretty.

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Kingdoms And Castles is a cute town management game

I like city building games and I like real-time strategy games that let me turtle up. Kingdoms And Castles looks like a bit of both: a game about building a village, making sure it has the food and resources it needs, and then protecting it by building a castle and forming an army to fight off the viking invaders, dragons and other foes that will arrive on your doorstep. The game has already reached its funding target on FIG and there’s a trailer below.

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