Green Man Gaming Publishing, Northern Ireland Screen and Donkey Crew are pleased to announce that Of Kings And Men will be coming to Early Access on Thursday 25th August 2016.
Of Kings And Men is being created by Donkey Crew, previously know for their popular “cRPG’ modification for Mount & Blade: Warband. Having previously worked remotely around the world, the team are now based in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen.
The Early Access version of the game will focus on combat, and allow matches of over 200 players to battle, capture strategic points, and learn your skills on the battlefield. The team have revealed an extensive roadmap of the games development, and plan to introduce faction management, a full open world, and a player run, persistent industry.
Persistent Medieval War
Of Kings And Men allows you to experience huge, player-driven battles like no other. Engage in massive combat with more than 200 players, capture territories, or practice your fighting skills in competitive matches with intuitive melee combat.
Throughout Early Access, Of Kings And Men will introduce strategic elements, allowing players to conquer and control the land by political, economic or military means. Send armies to protect your cities and invade enemy territories. Lead your troops into decisive orchestrated sieges against player-built fortifications that are fought with hundreds of friends and foes simultaneously. Every victory or defeat shapes history forever.
Key Features in the Early Access launch:
- Battles. Over 200 players can battle it out in large, skirmish regions
- Factions. Team up and wage war against enemy kingdoms
- Skills. Train your character and practice your personal skills
- Progression. Unlock Swords, Polearms, Spears, Bows, Crossbows, and other authentic 13th Century weapons and armors to customize your look and play style
- Dynamic Combat. Fight with a fast-paced and intuitive combat system, based on the experience of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) fighters and medieval manuscripts
- Proprietary Engine. Donkey Crew’s custom engine provides a highly optimized, beautiful experience.