Kingdom: New Lands is a "sequel" to Kingdom that was developed by Noio and published by Raw Fury. The game was released for the PC Platform "Steam" on August 9th, 2016, and the original game was renamed from Kingdom to Kingdom: Classic.
Kingdom: New Lands is available on several platforms: Android, IOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PC, Playstation, and Xbox. The game was nominated for the SXSW Gamer's Voice Awards, and has won the award for "Best of Show" in the 2015 Indie Arena Booth.
Premise and storyEdit
New Lands is similar to the original game in terms of a monarch trying to establish a long-lasting kingdom while being attacked by otherworldly the monsters. However, the Monarch begins shipwrecked on an island, and has the goal of sailing away to a different island before getting overrun. Further flavors are added to the gameplay, as listed below in "New Features".
It is suggested by the many surrounding ruins that this is not the first Monarch to settle on the islands. The presence of helpful ghosts and other characters suggests that the collective efforts of people on the islands to survive and thrive have been ongoing for many years.
New Lands major addition to the series is the level design, in which, instead of having only one world/level to build upon, there are six different islands, each island being more difficult than the last. The reconstruction of the boat hinders the access to the next island—destroying portals is no longer the main objective of the campaign.
To help with this increasing difficulty level, each island has a pack of unique unlockables (including new mounts and special structures), that would make later islands much easier. And to press the Monarch on moving to a next island, there are seasons, with the harsh and endless winter, when almost all economic activities of the Kingdom would cease.
Below is a comprehensive list of the new features:
|Tutorial||Guided by a Ghost|
|NPC||Merchant (different behavior) · Banker · Dog · Hermits (3)|
|Mounts|| Superior horses (+2 options) · Stag · Warhorse · Bear · Unicorn|
In special events (Reindeer · Undead horse)
|Buildable structure||Boat · Special towers (3)|
|Natural structures|| Dock · Signpost · Statues (Scythe · Knights · Hourglass)|
Hermit cottages · Merchant settlement · new mounts' habitats
|Enemie structure||Cliff portal|
|Geography||Seasons · Islands|
|Events||Halloween · Christmas|
|Cosmetic||Ability to customize coat of arms and colors of the Kingdom|
|Save game||Auto-save every new day|
|Achievements||34 on Steam|
|Music||10 unique tracks|
- Kingdom: New Lands was given as a free gift to users who purchased Kingdom shortly before New Lands was released.