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Steam Logo  Kingdom: Classic is free to play on Steam store.

Wise Rulers know their kingdom will fall,
Brave Rulers do not despair.
Great Rulers know their riches can rule,
And spend every coin with great care.[1]

Classic Kingdom: Classic, previously Kingdom, is a 2D sidescrolling strategy/resource management hybrid with a minimalist feel wrapped in a beautiful, modern pixel art aesthetic.[2] It's the first title of the Kingdom series to be published on Steam.

Premise[]

Play the role of a king or queen atop their horse and enter a procedurally generated realm primed to sustain a kingdom, then toss gold to peasants and turn them into your loyal subjects in order to make your kingdom flourish.[2] In Kingdom, each coin spent can tip the balance between prosperity and decay.[1] 

The game has a clear premise: a Monarch on their horse arrives to a land covered by forests and ruins and people struggling in poverty. Initially lead by a light trail, the Monarch explores the land and its many mysteries. By using the coins they find, the Monarch recruits the poor people so they turn into brave civilians, and establishes a humble campsite that will slowly grow into a thriving kingdom.

Attend to your domain, border to border, or venture into the wild to discover its wonders and its threats.[1]

Protect your domain at night from the greedy creatures looking to steal your coins and crown, and explore the nearby, mysterious forests to discover curious and cryptic artifacts to aid your kingdom.

Master the land, build your defenses, and when the darkness comes, stand with your people, crown on your head, until the very end.[2] 

Soon enough, the Monarch finds out the reason why there are so many ruins around (hence the maxim "Nothing Lasts...") and prepares to also defend the kingdom from constant attacks by a dark and greedy enemy. To win the game, the Monarch must use knights and archers to destroy all portals that spawn the Greed before they become too powerful to defeat.

Features[]

GAMEPLAY
Tutorial Guided by a sparkling trail
Player character Monarch (w/ a rudimentary customization at the start)
NPC Merchant
Mounts Brown horse (initial) · Black horse
Subjects Vagrant · Villager · Archer · Builder · Knight
Buildable structures Town center (w/ a tax chest) · Wall · Tower · Farm · Catapult · Teleporter
Natural structures Vagrant camp · Architecture shrine · Statues (Archery · Building) · Ruins
Enemies Greedling · Floater · Breeder · Structure: Small portals
Raids (Nightly · Counterattacks · Blood Moons)
Geography Landscape (Plain · Forest) · Wildlife (Rabbits · Deer)
Day-night cycle · Cosmetic weather variations
Currency Coin · stock: Pouch
Technology levels Wood (initial) · Stone (unlockable)
Difficulty level 1 land with increasing waves of enemies
TECHNICAL
Cosmetic Coat of arms and colors of the Kingdom are randomly assigned
Save game 1 save slot · Save when quit
Achievements 34 on Steam
Music 26 unique tracks

Players worldwide[]

According to Raw Fury, Kingdom: Classic had been downloaded by over 3 million players worldwide on its first three years.[3]

History[]

For the changelog, see: Patch notes/Classic.

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Classic launch trailer (GOG)

Way far back in the early 2010s, Thomas van den Berg AKA noio wanted to learn animation. His first goal: animate a horse. From this task spawned new goals, such as putting somebody on top of the horse, and giving them things to do and interact with. The person became a monarch. The land became populated with people, one thing kept leading to another, and soon Kingdom was born.[4] 

Kingdom: Classic is the older version of Kingdom on Steam. It was released on 21 October 2015, developed by Noio and Licorice and published by Raw Fury. But before making it to Steam, it was a little Flash game. This older version (which is still playable on Noio's website) was polished and expanded into Kingdom: Classic.

Upon the release of Kingdom: New Lands on Aug 9 2016, the original game was renamed from Kingdom to Kingdom: Classic. The graphics were updated to match that of Kingdom: New Lands as well as a few other things, but the gameplay, building/upgrading costs, and general goal of the game have been retained from the original version.

After being given for free for a few days on Epic Store and on Humble Bundle, as of 3rd November 2020, the title was made unavailable for purchasing on Steam Store, and three days later, on 6 November, a note was added on the Steam page explaining the change: At the request of the publisher, Kingdom: Classic is no longer available for sale on Steam. No further details has been shared officially by Raw Fury or the developers.

Video gallery[]

See also

Games
Kingdom: Classic · Kingdom: New Lands · Kingdom Two Crowns

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Steam store.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kingdom: Classic. Official game page. Note: most of the text on this page has also been included on the Steam store page of the game.
  3. Today is Kingdom’s 3rd Anniversary! 🎊 3 Million 👑 Worldwide! Raw Fury on Twitter, 21 Oct 2018.
  4. History of Kingdom. Official game site.
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